That’s me, friends! I am so excited to meet you. I’m always just a call or text away, but until we meet in person, let me tell you a little about myself: I am unequivocally a hopeless romantic. From my style, to my relationships, even down to my favorite movies… I always choose the romantic way. Just ask William, my husband!
William and I live at Windwood, a fully operational horse farm (filled with the sweetest baby horses and some lovely dressage horses). Our life there feels absolutely enchanted. I have been photographing weddings since 1999, and I truly believe they are my calling. Initially, I was attracted to weddings because I fell in love with the idea of spending one of the happiest days a couple is to experience with them. I started as a fine art film photographer because I gave myself no other option; I still shoot with film in the perfect moments! I’ve photographed weddings all over the world as a destination photographer (everywhere from California to St Barths to Japan), but sometimes my destination is my own neighborhood.
"My goal is to craft fine art images documenting your love story."
I began as just a girl at 14 with a camera. I found my dream career in New Mexico during the fall of 1999, when I shot my first wedding. I haven’t stopped since. Today, I am still just a girl with a camera, now filled with the wisdom and experience that comes with photographing hundreds of weddings over the years. My style is refined, polished and timeless. I always seek a genuine connection with my couples, whether we connect over a cup of coffee or a glass of champagne! Over the years, trends and styles have changed, but my photographs have withstood the test of time. My photography is timeless, natural and beautifully curated through unforgettable moments. My goal is not to create memories, but to document them as truthfully and gracefully as possible.
I absolutely love heirloom items and to collect antiques, silver and picture frames! Another way I collect memories is on film- the real heirloom. I look forward to documenting your love story and being with you every step of the way. I cannot wait to capture beautiful, timeless memories to save forever in the pages of your wedding album.
My weddings are never constrained by time. I am with you during the whole process, especially on your wedding day. I offer a white-glove service to all of my clients. I work incredibly closely with my couples, and that has proven to be so enjoyable- some of my best friends are brides from weddings past!
Arden’s images have been highlighted and published in many magazines & online publications: