TOP SOUTHERN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

an organic & polished experience

My favorite image to take is the “first dance”

To me the first dance is amazing because it kicks off the celebration. As the beginning of the reception, to me it symbolizes the future. In this moment the bride and groom can get lost in a kiss with the whole world watching and not even know it. As the crowd watches the couples wedded bliss it is a moment to be enjoyed by all.

Arden is now a master printer using modern technology with tried-and-true, old-world flare to create your keepsakes. For 20 years, she has maintained a home darkroom. Not only has she processed black white film, she has also worked at a lab from a top large-format photographer on how to shoot and process color and slide film. This wealth of knowledge gives her an edge unlike any other photographer in the current market that shoots hybrid. She has shot large format, medium format, slide and 35 mm with the ability to work from capture to print to presentation.

Photos are hand printed with white-glove service in our studio. They are trimmed and prepared to perfection using our state-of-the-art, archival process to print and preserve your images for a lifetime of enjoyment. Furthermore, for the past 20 years, Arden Photography’s legendary wedding albums have been meticulously detailed in true artisan format, and we still continue that elaborate tradition today.

what to expect

what to expect

Arden began her career shooting, processing, and printing film self-taught at first and then studied fine art at university.

Within days of your wedding, you will receive a sneak peek of your images (maybe even before you return from your honeymoon); and after thoughtful, personal editing, in house (only our personal process), your curated story unfolds in an online gallery where your images will be preview ready to cherish and share right away. The online gallery gives you the option to download directly from your computer or request a USB of images for more tangibility.

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Arden began her career shooting, processing, and printing film self-taught at first and then studied fine art at university. Arden is now a master printer using modern technology with tried-and-true, old-world flare to create your keepsakes. For 20 years, she has maintained a home darkroom. Not only has she processed black white film, she has also worked at a lab from a top large-format photographer on how to shoot and process color and slide film. This wealth of knowledge gives her an edge unlike any other photographer in the current market that shoots hybrid. She has shot large format, medium format, slide and 35 mm with the ability to work from capture to print to presentation.

the memories

The details are what make each wedding unique and memorable. They reflect the personality and style of the couple celebrating their biggest life decision--- the decision to marry. Photographer Arden Ward Upton has an uncanny ability to see details and capture them, producing captivating images for hundreds of wedding couples, national and local publications, and a variety of well-known celebrities. 

the details

Over the years trends and styles have changed but my images have stood the test of time.

Timeless, never-forced, beautifully curated unforgettable moments. My goal isn’t to create memories, it’s to document memories accurately and true as you are beautifully made. I love heirloom items. I collect antiques, silver and picture frames. I also collect memories on film. These are the real heirlooms. I look forward to your love story and playing my role in that with beautiful timeless memories saved forever in the pages of your wedding album. My weddings are never constrained by time, I am with you during the whole process and especially on wedding day. I offer a white glove service to all my clients. This has proven to be so enjoyable for me because some of my best friends are brides from weddings past and I am always happy to be included as your family grows.

my photography style

Refined, polished & timeless

Over the years trends and styles have changed but my images have stood the test of time.

Timeless, never-forced, beautifully curated unforgettable moments. My goal isn’t to create memories, it’s to document memories accurately and true as you are beautifully made. I love heirloom items. I collect antiques, silver and picture frames. I also collect memories on film. These are the real heirlooms. I look forward to your love story and playing my role in that with beautiful timeless memories saved forever in the pages of your wedding album. My weddings are never constrained by time, I am with you during the whole process and especially on wedding day. I offer a white glove service to all my clients. This has proven to be so enjoyable for me because some of my best friends are brides from weddings past and I am always happy to be included as your family grows.

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share your family legacy

First, book your wedding with us. You’ll want to set aside time to meet or schedule a call. We will walk through all of the options and details with you.

the booking

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On the day of the engagement session, all you have to do is show up, and we’ll take it from there. We will have set a location in advance, this a great time for us to get to know each other. Bring two to three outfit changes.

the session

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You are in excellent hands. We will take care of you from start to finish with our white-glove service. You will only need to worry about enjoying your day and smiling as much as possible. 

the wedding

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In two to three weeks, we’ll call and notify you that your art is ready. You can choose to come pick it up or have it delivered to your home. We will post your gallery online and will begin to gill your package contents.

the delivery

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let's document your love

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elegant & timeless photography

I will capture and tell your personal story, emotions and energy, through elegant and timeless photography.