Jessica Arden Photography: Blog http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Jessica Arden Photography jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:30:00 GMT Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:30:00 GMT http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v165/u179908781-o844610721-50.jpg Jessica Arden Photography: Blog http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 find me elsewhere... http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2011/8/find-me-elsewhere-1
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2011/8/find-me-elsewhere-1 Sun, 07 Aug 2011 18:28:00 GMT
Blogging Elsewhere Mainly http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2011/7/blogging-elsewhere-mainly-1 Hello, Hello! I am now blogging here instead! I plan to keep this as my personal blog, but for the most part, you can find me at Tamara Lackey Photography!
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2011/7/blogging-elsewhere-mainly-1 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 11:13:00 GMT
Sasha & Barry http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/8/sasha-barry-1 Sasha & Barry's wedding was a joy to photograph:) Sasha put a lot of time and craftiness into planning her wedding, which made all the little details that much more fun. She embroidered the table numbers, ordered the bridesmaid gorgeous jewelry from Etsy, as well as the custom cake toppers complete with their dog, Gus! How cute? Following her progress on her blog, Charmingly Domestic, was fun, and being able to see the complete vision was perfection! The reception at Bay 7 was fabulous! I love Durham, and everything that has been doing downtown, especially at American Tobacco. After the wedding the whole party moved down to Tyler's! One of the many things that Sasha and I both agree strongly about, is how freakin' cool Durham is:) Thank you for inviting me to your fabulous wedding!
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/8/sasha-barry-1 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:06:00 GMT
Sasha's Bridal Portraits http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/7/sashas-bridal-portraits-1 I can't wait to photograph Sasha's wedding in just 2 weeks! I have been following her wedding planning on her thoroughly enjoyable blog, Charmingly Domestic. Watching her artfully craft her guestbook, make her fabulous invitations, and sew her own table numbers has only made me anticipate her wedding even more...and now it is almost here! It has been fun to watch the progress that she has been making and how much she did on her own:) Very inspiring. Her wedding reception is taking place at the very chic Bay 7 in Durham's American Tobacco district...a venue I have been dying to photograph! We are also going to stop by our high school, Durham School of the Arts, for photos before we head over to the party, another great idea from Sasha...can't wait!

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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessi Blakely Durham Photographer Tamara Lackey Photography Durham Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/7/sashas-bridal-portraits-1 Sat, 31 Jul 2010 13:15:00 GMT
Back in the South http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/7/back-in-south-1 It seems that all of my blog posts lately have started off with me trying to explain why I have been the worst blogger ever as of late. So I won't bore you with that again, but I can tell you what I have been up too. I am now officially back in NC (whoot, whoot!) and part of the Tamara Lackey Photography team! This blog is not going away, but I will be blogging on Tamara's site much more frequently. You can click here to view my posts on Tamara's blog. It is really nice working in a creative environment surrounded by cool and talented women:) I am really looking forward to building a name for myself as part of her team, but I also wanted to make a quick shout-out to all my clients that believed in me and trusted me even as a young photographer with so much still to learn! I hope that some of you will follow me to my new studio! I will say that I hope that the day never comes that I think that I think that I know it all. It is much more interesting to discover new things on a regular basis than to never be surprised by anything:) So, every blog post needs a photo, so here is a photo from my first session with Tamara Lackey Photography. You may recognize this lovely family from previous posts...thank you for following me to NC!
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/7/back-in-south-1 Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:59:00 GMT
E & K http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/e-k-1 Erin is a friend from the DSA days, and it has been a long time since we have seen each other. Last time I saw Erin we were both fresh out of high school! It is crazy how fast 7 years can fly by, huh? Well, Erin was exactly how I remembered her...hilariously funny and gorgeous all at the same time...and now married to an awesome guy to boot! Thank you so much for including me in your so perfectly North Carolina barbecue and wedding celebration!
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/e-k-1 Wed, 30 Jun 2010 05:48:00 GMT
Had To Tues | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/had-to-tues-jessica-arden-photography_29-1 So, this Tuesday what I have to do is explain myself...I mentioned that I started a new job and have been traveling a lot this summer. Not all of my sessions are making it up here, and I have hardly had time to look at my personal images from my trips! So things are busy and awesome and cray-cray:) I am phasing out Jessica Arden Photography and phasing into senior associate photographer for Tamara Lackey! I am also in the meantime living in Frederick and Durham in between trips...I have a suitcase that hasn't been fully unpacked in over a month, that lives in my trunk most of the time:)
Here are some photos of what I have been up to:
My girl, Tenley, you know:) L&G34 The long awaited and fabulous wedding of Wilmara & Alex! Thank you guys so much for everything!
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At Andrew's cousin's wedding...that's my boy;)
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/had-to-tues-jessica-arden-photography_29-1 Tue, 29 Jun 2010 16:01:00 GMT
Tenley Recap http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/tenley-recap-1 Watching Tenley grow has been such a joy!
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/tenley-recap-1 Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:03:00 GMT
Off the Grid http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/off-grid-1 I have been all over the place lately...Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Illinois in the past 2 weeks! Since my last post I have eaten at Superdawg in Chicago, had a wonderful 80th birthday celebration with my Grandparents and all of their girls, and started working for Tamara Lackey Photography! It has been a whirlwind of fun and there is more to come...I am off to NC again tomorrow and I will be OBX bound by Sunday:) I love this photo of my gorgeous Grandma and her 3 lovely daughters.



I would also like the say that John Scarlata will be sorely missed by many. He was the kind of person you wish you could be more like...inspiring, kind and so funny:) I am so grateful that I was able to know him. Rest in peace.
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Had To Tues | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/had-to-tues-jessica-arden-photography-1 This Tuesday there are a lot of things that I just had to do! Laundry, edit, bank, pack for this weekend's trip, etc, but I won't bore you with the rest:) Enjoy 2 favs from this weekend's photo shoots!
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessica Arden Photography Frederick Photographer http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/6/had-to-tues-jessica-arden-photography-1 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:52:00 GMT
Baby Jake | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/baby-jake-jessica-arden-photography-1 On Wednesday I got back from an awesome week in NC...I don't think that I sat in front of the computer for more than 20 minutes the whole week! Now that is good and bad...it was a nice vacation but catch up has been hard. It basically made me realize that I do need an iPhone:) I never shared the rest of my photos from my session with the beautiful baby Jake! Mai, Mike and Jake make such a beautiful and happy family:) I love hanging out at their place...they are such nice, interesting people and I could talk wedding planning on Etsy and North Carolina sports teams all day long. I hope you enjoy the photos and your long weekend! jamie-0106
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessica Arden Photography Frederick Photographer http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/baby-jake-jessica-arden-photography-1 Sat, 29 May 2010 13:20:00 GMT
SMJ&M | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/smj-jessica-arden-photography-1 I am so thrilled that Shana invited me to photograph her beautiful family. Little Jax, who just came home with Shana and Megan a few months ago, is a beautiful boy with an incredible laugh. There is so much love between Shana, Megan, Jax and Mary, who they lovingly call Granny...you can feel when you are around them. I am in awe of their patience and their coolness:)
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessica Arden Photography lgbt photographer family portraits http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/smj-jessica-arden-photography-1 Fri, 28 May 2010 07:11:00 GMT
Who Reads My Blog? http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/who-reads-my-blog_19-1 Every morning when I get up and drink my coffee I check my Google Analytics. I don't quite understand everything just yet, but I am working on it. I like to see how many people are checking out my site and where these people are. A lot of places, I know exactly who it is...pretty sure it is my family checking out my site in Claremore, OK. I am happy to say that my blog has been viewed in 13 countries and 32 states. I feel proud, but I like to see the number grow and expand:) It is uplifting to see that somewhere in Jamaica someone is reading my blog 4 times a month...or maybe it was an accident? So, I don't get a lot of comments...but...who reads this?
And because you always need a photo:
They would be me on the left:)
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessicarden Maryland Wedding Photography Durham Photographer Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/who-reads-my-blog_19-1 Wed, 19 May 2010 08:32:00 GMT
Had 2 Tues | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/had-2-tues-jessica-arden-photography_18-1 Today I want to talk a little bit about following you dreams. This weekend I will be heading to North Carolina. While I am there I will be in Durham attending Lisa's going away party. It feels like just yesterday that she got back from 2 years in Mauritania with the Peace Corps, even though it was last summer. She is now moving to India for her the job of her dreams! Let me tell you a little something about Lisa...she is as passionate about micro economics as I am about photography:) She has been in contact with her dream job since she has been back from the peace corps, and she was just recently offered a position! The lesson to be learned from Lisa's story is that things will happen when they are supposed to. Dream big, pursue those dreams and keep pursuing them! I will miss her like crazy, but I am so proud of her doing what she sets her mind and her heart on. Love you Lisy ♥ 5Q4A5464
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) peace corps personal mauritania lisa Durham Photographer http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/had-2-tues-jessica-arden-photography_18-1 Tue, 18 May 2010 12:27:00 GMT
Oh Tenley! | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/oh-tenley-jessica-arden-photography-1 Tenely had many admirers that stopped by to watch our shoot to tell us how adorable she is...yes, we know:) 'Someone better call the cute police!' said Ten's number one fan. Tenley responded by sticking her tongue out and scowling at the strange man who was obliviously smitten:) She is hilarious! Bradbourne House Wedding Mooney143 Blowing Rock, NC
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Durham Photographer Jessica Arden Photography Frederick Photographer gaithersburg photographer http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/oh-tenley-jessica-arden-photography-1 Mon, 17 May 2010 13:23:00 GMT
Jake & Isabella http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/jake-isabella-1 Yesterday I was lucky to photograph, not one, but two gorgeous newborns:) A sweet baby boy and a beautiful baby girl. I had been waiting to meet Jake for a while and he finally came. Isabella on the other hand, surprised us by coming a few weeks early. Enjoy their sweet little faces:
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/jake-isabella-1 Mon, 17 May 2010 10:02:00 GMT
Ten Again | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/ten-again-jessica-arden-photography-1 I just had to share one of my favorites from my session with Tenley today at the Train Station in Historic Gaithersburg today! More to come:)
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/ten-again-jessica-arden-photography-1 Sat, 15 May 2010 17:08:00 GMT
Published in the Washington Post! | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/published-in-washington-post-jessica-1 Thanks to my super cool neighbors and their awesome baby, Isabella, one of my photos was featured in an article in the style section of the Washington Post!
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) childrens portraits DC photographer maryland family portraits Jessica Arden Photography Frederick Photographer http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/published-in-washington-post-jessica-1 Sat, 15 May 2010 15:17:00 GMT
JP & R | Jessica Arden Photography http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/jp-r-jessica-arden-photography-1 I know these 2 tiny rock stars from my days at Celebrity Kids. I had been wanting to do a baby rock star shoot and I knew just the boys:)
One of the things that I love about photographing children is that as young and innocent as they are, they also have this way of seeming wise beyond their years. I love to see such an adult expression on the face of a child.
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) baby photography childrens portraits maryland family portraits rockstar Maryland Jessica Arden Photography Frederick Photographer http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/jp-r-jessica-arden-photography-1 Fri, 14 May 2010 10:05:00 GMT
The Money Book http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/money-book-1 In going out on my own in the photography biz, it is the money part that scares me the most. How much to charge, how to invest that money, and the T-word...TAXES. The Money Book answered every question I had and many more I didn't know I had to ask. This book isn't just for photographers, no, not at all. It is for anyone who freelances, has clients, gigs, no steady paycheck...but hey, as long as you do it right, it is great to be your own boss:)
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jessicarden@gmail.com (Jessica Arden Photography) Jessicarden North Carolina Wedding Photographer Durham Photographer Jessica Arden Photography Jessicarden Photographer Frederick Photographer http://jessicaardenphotography.zenfolio.com/blog/2010/5/money-book-1 Wed, 12 May 2010 07:17:00 GMT