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How cool is this?

I just found out that I’ve been selected for the Bride’s Choice Award 2009 through WeddingWire! WeddingWire.com is a great place for online wedding planning… you can see lots of information on local vendors… make sure to check it out!

If you are a past bride of Ardent Photography or of Unveiled Portraits please take a minute or two to leave a review on www.weddingwire.com! It’s easy and fast… thanks so much!

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License to Cruise…

Erica and Eric’s wedding party stopped for drinks at Anduzzi’s before their wedding reception on Friday night. College Ave. was just revving up for it’s annual “License to Cruise” car show the night before the famous Octoberfest.

There was a staff photographer from the Post Crescent taking shots… he saw me setting up the wedding party and took a few shots. I am actually surprised the image was published in the paper… I wish I could have sent them the kick butt shot I took!


Amy Gaerthofner of Ardent Photography photographs a wedding party in front of a vintage Chevy Impala along College Avenue in downtown Appleton during License to Cruise on Friday, September 25, 2009. Post-Crescent photo by Kirk Wagner Kirk Wagner

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Published – Wisconsin Bride Resource Guide

I am proud to announce that Wisconsin Bride Magazine has chosen my work to be featured on both the cover and inside header pages of it’s newest publication, the Wisconsin Bride Resource Guide.

I am consistently submitting my work to publications. Wisconsin bride called me last August to inform me that 6 of my images have been chosen – with two being on the cover. I am so happy that my images were selected.

Some of my couples featured include:
Becky and Jason, Wedding – Kaukauna, WI
Leslie and Josh, Wedding – Appleton, WI
Theresa and Andy, Wedding – Menasha, WI
Rachel and Ali, Wedding – San Francisco, CA
Michelle and Dan, Wedding – Eagle, WI

Cake and ring photos are by Ardent Photography. Other cover photographers include Michael Krakora Photography, Expressive Photography and Artists’ Eyes Photography.

Inside pages featuring my wedding photography can be found for the following headers:
A Budget You Can Live With – page 6
The Rings – page 26
Music – page 34
Photography and Videography – page 36

The guide is like nothing else out there. It features not only images from local wedding photographers but real content you want to read. It is also a handy wedding planning tool that can help you figure out your wedding day timeline and keep track of vendor information.

To request your free copy of the guide just visit any Southeastern Wisconsin wedding show or fill out this form at WI Bride’s website.

Featuring the work of Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Screen graba from Instaproofs newly designed website – two of my images have been selected to be featured!

I am sooooo excited! Check it out!!! Photographers!!! register with Instaproofs it’s free, and you’ll fall in love with them – tell them I sent ‘cha!

I’ve been published…. again!!!!!

Front page at www.wedfog.com!!!

I have some great news to share with you!!! I have some recent publications featuring my work and my advice.

Here are some links to some articles I wrote for WedFog a wonderful online resource for brides and grooms…

What is a proof? What are the advantages to online proofing?

What are some of the latest trends emerging in wedding photography?

I was also recently featured in Luxury Living magazine, the Appleton Post Crescent, the Green Bay Press Gazette and in the latest edition of Wisconsin Bride Magazine!

In good company…

Last night I attended the Wisconsin Bride Magazine Best of 2008 awards event in Milwaukee. It was held at the beautiful and historic Ambassador Hotel downtown. I was lucky to run into a bunch of Fox Cities vendors when I first arrived. It was very nice to see some familiar faces and to hear that many of them were nominated!

I also had the opportunity to hang out with some photographers that I have become friends with this past year. Especially Molly from MThree Studios, Michael Krakora, and Craig Stodola from CS Photography.

Molly introduced me to Monica (The White Box of Wedding Design) a fabulous wedding consultant in Milwaukee. These girls are so cool and fun to be around!

The evening ended quite late… I made it home around 12:45am. It was so worth the trip to Milwaukee to hang out with other wedding professionals who have the same passions (and funny stories) as I do.

Local Vendors who where nominated for WI Bride Magazine Best of 2008:
Marshall Florist – Kaukauna
Lenz Studio (Videography) – Appleton
Artistic Cakes and Cookies – Kimberly
Elegant by Design – Appleton
Paine Art Center and Gardens – Oshkosh
Heidel House Resort – Green Lake
Copperleaf Boutique Hotel and Spa – Appleton

Look for the Fall/Winter issue of Wisconsin Bride Magazine on newstands in a few weeks!


Three of my images I shot as a fan at the Packers vs. Seahawks playoff game were published in Community Connection News (CCN)- a Milwaukee magazine. I was surprised to find an email from an editor in my in box a few months ago. When they told me they were using my images as full page spreads I didn’t really believe them…

Last week I received a large envelope with the latest printed issue of CCN Magazine. I opened right to my image. Ha! There they were three full pages of my Packers glory… The funniest thing is, I used an kit lens from an old film camera. It had a pretty wide range and I didn’t care if it got damaged by snow… overall the quality is ok. But if I would have know that some of the images I shot that day were going to be full page in a magazine I might have brought some better glass!

Oh, and an editor from the magazine wants me to let you all know that the magazine is on newsstands now. You can purchase your own copy at Walgreens, Cops and Pick N’ Save stores.


Cover photo of #4 is not mine 😉

To see more images from that game please visit my flickr stream

I’ve been blogged!!!!!!!

Offbeat Bride (www.offbeatbride.com) blogged a few photos of mine from the wedding I helped shoot in San Francisco. It makes me excited to have my photos featured!!!!

Check it out for yourself!

The rings


Wisconsin Bride Magazine Spring/Summer 2008

I have been interviewed in the trash the dress article in this issue of Wisconsin Bride Magazine. I was contacted last summer by the writer of the article. She found my information right here on this blog. I am very honored to have been selected to share my views on this growing trend.
My bride Janelle Jandrain was also quoted in the article. We had so much fun during her after session! She told me it was one of the coolest things she had ever done.
I've been published!

To download a copy of the entire article please follow this link.

I will write a little more today about the fearless bridal sessions that are available from Ardent Photography.
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