Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Door County Wedding Photographer - Mollie & Matt Fall Engagement

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This fall had been so good to me and my engagement couples! The light, colors and temperature have all cooperated so nicely!

Mollie and Matt and I sandwiched this super colorful engagement session between two extremely scattered downpours. I can't wait to photograph their spring wedding in Door County!

©2010 Ardent Photograry LLC

©2010 Ardent Photograry LLC

©2010 Ardent Photograry LLC

©2010 Ardent Photograry LLC

©2010 Ardent Photograry LLC

©2010 Ardent Photograry LLC

©2010 Ardent Photograry LLC

Friday, October 15, 2010

Allison & Kurtis | Wisconsin Farm Wedding

Allison and Kurtis' wedding day for me was filled with so many emotions. Not only was I the hired photographer for the day, but I was also an honorary bridesmaid. Allison is my very close cousin and her and her sisters are the closest thing I had to a sister while growing up.

I am so honored to have played such an important role in their wedding day. I need to say a big thanks to my Photographer's Assistant, Natalie and Molly from m three studio for photographing alongside me and getting some really cool shots. I love it when I have a sidekick like Molly around!

Allison is a teacher and the yellow school bus was a suitable chariot for the wedding party that day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Family Fun! | Neenah Lifestyle Photography

©2010 Ardent Photography | Family Photos

This is my third time photographing this lovely family! I cannot believe how much the boys have grown over the years. We lucked out with beautiful weather and gorgeous light for their fall family session.

©2010 Ardent Photography | Family Photos

©2010 Ardent Photography | Family Photos

©2010 Ardent Photography | Family Photos

©2010 Ardent Photography | Family Photos

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Fall! | Neenah Lifestyle Photography

Last week I had the chance to photograph my kiddos. Emerie turned 6 months and Drew turned 4 years in September. They did surprisingly well - Drew wore what I set out for him and Emerson didn't cry too much. It is so hard to photograph your own kids. First off, you have to hide your face behind the camera... babies and kids like to see their mommy - so I play a lot of Peek-a-Boo. Secondly, there is a huge standard that you need to live up to... I'm pretty hard on myself to get things to be perfect.

I'm so happy with the images. Here are a few that I thought would brighten your day.

Drew and Emerie - Fall 2010

Drew and Emerie - Fall 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Details - Michigan Wedding Photography

The Upper Penninsula's beautiful shore was the perfect backdrop for Molly and Ashley's wedding.






Their reception hall was beautifully decorated and showcased a large wall portrait of from their engagement session. If you can see, the portrait was taken at the Booth St. stairs with the Milwaukee skyline in the background. Being that "Booth" is the couple's last name and that they are in love with the city, the location and image is a perfect representation of who they are as a couple.






Here is a wonderful testimonial from the couple:

Dear Amy,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Words cannot express how happy we are with our engagement & wedding photos. We absolutely love every picture. I am so glad you were able to travel to both Milwaukee & the U.P. Both places really capture our past & future together.

The pictures at my parent's house was exactly how I envisioned, especially the river shots. You are a phenomenal photographer & we are so thankful to have been at Josh & Leslie's wedding. They gave you a glowing recommendation but it was also evident to us that your pictures speak for themselves.

Also, please extend thanks to Natalie :)

Hopefully, we'll see you around Milwaukee!

Molly & Ashley Booth


Friday, October 8, 2010

All the Emotion - Michigan Wedding Photography

I just love emotion during the dances. One of my favorite things to do during the dance is to photograph into the crowd. It is so special to see the faces of your loved ones in the background of these oh so important moments.




Thursday, October 7, 2010

Shannon & Kenny | Chicago Engagement Photography


We hit all the cool spots near Millennium Park in Chicago - so much fun! This was the first time I had met Shannon and Kenny in person. They booked me over a year ago over the phone - living out of state and being super busy didn't allow for an in-person meeting.

I am super excited for their wedding this weekend. Kenny is from Ireland and I'm excited to meet his family, see their traditions and most of all hear his fabulous Irish accent. Shannon has a great sense of style and is in school finishing her Graphic Design degree. The Chicago couple is getting married back home in Wisconsin on Saturday, just in time for peak fall colors.






The First Look - Michigan Wedding Photography

Molly and Ash decided to do a "first look" portrait session before their Upper Peninsula ceremony. The first time a groom sees the bride should be a special moment. During a "first look" we set up a moment surrounded by a lovely backdrop and the bride and groom get to experience this special moment on their own time.

As you can see below, Molly and Ash had time to talk, twirl and embrace all before they walked down the aisle. I really love doing a first look because it allows for the couple to be more at ease at the actual ceremony. The transition between ceremony and cocktail hour is a bit more seamless since we are not running away to another location for photos.