Monthly Archives: December 2010

Wright Mini

Oh you will remember this sweet family from Fin’s newborn photos! I am always so thankful for return clients – it is one of the biggest compliments I can ever receive. This day was chilly, I mean drippy nose, rosey cheeks, wind blowing chilly. Each of my sessions this morning had small children and luckily […]

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I am going to start posting each family from my mini sessions on the blog! Here is the first session… I photographed this family when the big girl was in diapers and crawling! How cute is this family? They are expecting a BOY in a few short months. YAY!!! She and Parx are only a […]

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Melanie Reller Stunning as usual. The kids are just ADORABLE!December 22, 2010 – 9:31 am


Well, once again I am honored to be somehwere on the I HEART FACES website. This was taken at their Dream Big Workshop in Dallas, last month. What a beautiful image, I had to play with the editing… Afterall, it’s P & ME! You can see all of the fine edits created by the other […]

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Raven LOL, Arden, you crack me up. I love how you “fixed” yourself. Lol. If you do make it to WPPI this year, a fellow photog said she’d really like to consider using you as a model when we shoot at the neon graveyard (that is if we can grab a time slot!).December 17, 2010 – 8:36 pm

Kim Mills I love all of your edits! very clean.December 17, 2010 – 3:53 pm

Abby Lanes You two are a gorgeous couple. You look like movie stars. I love all of your edits, with the last one being my favorite! 😉December 17, 2010 – 3:31 pm

Laurie Endsley Love the B&W edit!December 17, 2010 – 1:47 pm

Shawntae Gorgeous edits. You two are a gorgeous couple.:)December 17, 2010 – 12:55 pm

Dreama I love your second edit as well as the flip edit!December 17, 2010 – 11:03 am

Melanie Reller Beautiful as always. Was it kinda weird to edit a picture of you?December 17, 2010 – 10:42 am

Dana-from chaos to Grace LOVE it!! I especially love the black and white FLIP you did! Great idea!December 17, 2010 – 10:12 am


Bok-uh or Bok-ay. Regardless of how you pronounce it, it’s just scrumptious. Bokeh is created by your aperture, the wider the aperture, the lower the number, the more shallow depth of field, the MORE BOKEH. Or buttery blurry delicious background fuzz. *As someone just asked,”isn’t it the distortion of blur?” Here is the exact definition […]

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Theresa Huff I remember the first time I took a picture and accidentally created Bokeh. Not knowing what it was or even how I did it, only that it looked really cool. Now I strive to create it, understanding how to achieve it on purpose takes practice and understanding. Trying NOT to achieve it means understanding many factors as you pointed out. Through trial and error it finally “clicked”. Thank you Arden for this step by step post and all your contributions on IHEARTFACES. I’m so happy to have found a true professional mentor.December 15, 2010 – 8:54 pm

Karridy I’ve looked quite a bit online for something that would explain this, and I never felt satisfied until now. Great post!December 15, 2010 – 9:18 am

Melanie Reller So I am completely ignorant to have thought that bokeh only had to do with lights being blurred? So glad you straightened me out! 😉December 15, 2010 – 9:06 am

IHF: Puppy

This week’s IHeartFaces challenge is ‘Pet Faces.’ Here is our newest addition:  Jasper Notice how our youngest wasn’t too sure about the newest Check out the other entries here.

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Life with Kaishon Wow. Jasper is gorgeous. What a great name! Love it!December 19, 2010 – 3:07 pm

candacesoon Congrats on placing as a winner in this challenge! Love this pic!December 18, 2010 – 10:20 am

Melissa@Novel Photographie Aww, look at them sizing eachother up! Congratulations on the challenge:)December 18, 2010 – 9:41 am

Samantha So cute! They are both adorable!December 14, 2010 – 9:46 pm

Jenn So cute! I love both of their faces!December 14, 2010 – 4:53 pm

Callie Oh, I love this! I could eat them both up! Too cute! Their eyes talk for both of them!December 14, 2010 – 4:37 pm