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The Wedding Show Green Bay – Winter Edition

The start of every new year also brings the beginning of wedding show season! Its the time we as wedding vendors get to show our stuff and meet engaged couples who are in the planning process. It’s always an exciting time!

In January I had opportunity to showcase my work at the Wedding Show Green Bay – Winter Edition. Boy did we kick it up a notch! My wonderful (and talented with tools) husband Andy built not only my show display but also the display walls for Branching Out & Co. and Erika’s Bridal Couture. With only a few weeks to design, source materials and build – the 40 feet of booth space came together seamlessly.

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It was a pleasure to be next to two local wedding vendors whom I love and respect for both their creativity and their top-tier reputation in the industry. It was Erika’s Bridal Couture’s first appearance at this wedding show. The owner, Katie made hundreds of paper flowers to cover her display wall. A perfect compliment to the delicate feel of her gowns.Erika's Bridal - Green Bay Wedding show Erika's Bridal - Green Bay Wedding show


Branching Out & Company really pulled it all together with the draping and stunning floral designs. The moss wall is brilliant and the little vignettes of elegant floral displays drew a ton of attention! Casee and her staff are so talented!!!Branching Out and Company - Green Bay wedding show Branching Out and Company - Green Bay wedding show Branching Out and Company - Green Bay wedding show Branching Out and Company - Green Bay wedding show Branching Out and Company - Green Bay wedding show Branching Out and Company - Green Bay wedding show Branching Out and Company - Green Bay wedding show


Ardent Photography Green Bay Wedding Show

The design for the Ardent Photography booth was a lot of fun to put together this year! I had new pricing sheet, custom buttons and a spunky pom pom garland.

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Thank you for all who helped with this years booth – Casee, Katie, Andy, Drew, Mom & Dad…the time and talent you give is incredible.


For anyone who is engaged and might have missed visiting us at the Wedding Show in Green Bay you can still take advantage of our show special! If you book with Ardent Photography in the month of January you will receive a wooden proof box full of prints! A $400+ value!

We created a lot of buzz at the show and lots of couples are checking on upcoming 2015 and 2016 date availability. We still have select dates available!!! Be sure to contact the studio today to set up your consultation!


Congratulations to our grand prize winner! We will be contacting you with details on how to use your $250 gift card at Ardent Photography.

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Wausau Wedding – Yawkey House | Meghan & Brian

It has been a crazy year since the last blog post. Ardent Photography is currently being re-branded so keep your eyes out this winter for a new site featuring our new logo. But in the meantime to keep your eyes satisfied we will start posting wedding photographs to celebrate first year anniversaries and sneak peaks of some weddings from this season. There have been a lot of gorgeous weddings over the last year and we want to highlight some of our favorite photographs.

It’s been a year since Chicago couple Meghan and Brian tied the knot. Meghan is a style guru for searsStyle which led to their fashion inspired wedding.  She rocked hand picked accessories from Oscar de la Renta to Christian Louboutin and paired them with the elegant simplicity of JCrew. Check out some of our favorite photographs of the day featured below.

Happy one-year anniversary Meghan and Brian! We hope your Thailand honeymoon was as beautiful as your wedding day and that there are many more anniversaries to come.


Bride & Bridesmaids : JCrew
Jewelry : Oscar de la Renta
Shoes : Christian Louboutin
Hair & Makeup : Studio E
Groom : Formally Modern
Ceremony Venue : Yawkey House
Reception Venue : The Great Hall
Floral Designer : Flowers by Christine
Cake : 2510 Bakery
Caterer : The Mint Cafe
Decor : Evolutions in Design
Band : The Velocity
RSVP : 24×7 RSVP Service

Winter wonderful wedding! | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

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I remember talking to Jane on the phone just a few months ago when she and Patrick were in the midst of wedding planning. It’s pretty cool when a couple will select their wedding date based on my availability. She was hoping for a wintery snow-filled day… if it didn’t happen we would do an “Ever After” session on another day with snow in the forecast. Luckily for Jane and Pat, the forecast for February 26 included the beautiful white confetti they dreamed about.

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The couple did a “first look” on the rooftop deck of the Hotel Metro. The moments Jane and Patrick shared in privacy were captured in a beautiful even light. What a way to start their wedding day!

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This group loves to play trivia at the Brat House. Part of this bunch is an Ardent 2009 bride and groom who also is the Milwaukee Quizmaster. I can’t wait to head down and play some trivia with you guys!

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Jane is a wedding invitation designer and co-owner of 2Hearts1Design. She designed so many amazing things for their wedding… including custom hankies, a pin-up board guest book, a custom cupcake and Jimmie Square stand and a totally amazing folding wedding program.

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Coverage ended that evening in the midnight hour at The Landmark Lanes. It was so cute to see everyone in their wedding best hitting the lanes for the midnight bowl.

What a way to kick off 2011! Jane and Patrick, I am so honored to be present on your day with camera in hand. I wish you as much love as snowflakes that fell from the sky that day. Congratulations!

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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!

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


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.




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.






Getting Ready – Michigan Wedding Photography

I just love the relaxed atmosphere when a bride is getting ready in her own home. Surrounded by familiarity and friends… the perfect surroundings for a perfect day. This Milwaukee bride chose to have her wedding in her hometown in Gladstone, MI – a beautiful backdrop for an elegant wedding.







Molly & Ashely :: Gladstone, Michigan

Gladstone, MI wedding

Special album offering for a 2009 couple

I offer many products and albums for my clients. Sometimes a couple will request a product that I don’t have on my rate card. I am all about making my clients happy with images and albums that they will cherish as their first family heirloom and welcome any such requests.

When Tricia and Bob mentioned to me they wanted a traditional slip-in album I was a bit nervous. This was the type of album I received from my wedding photographer back in 2001. I was nervous because it was something I’ve never had to layout or order. You see, instead of designing an album with software and sending the files to a album book binder, the slip-in album needs to be constructed in a totally different way. Individual photographs are printed in various sizes, mats are ordered with different sized openings. Both are then hand assembled into a beautiful album that will definitely stand the test of time.

I am very proud of the way the album came together. I’m sure Tricia and Bob will be satisfied with their choice of a more traditional album for years to come!

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