KERSTEN + MICHAEL | WEDDING ~ Brookside Gardens

A beautiful wedding by our Associate Photographers, Kim & Scott:

“Kersten & Michael were so fun to work with.  We loved working with them even during their super cold engagement session in Denver we found a way to have fun.  Their wedding was blessed with way nicer weather! A beautiful sunny warm day at Brookside Gardens was perfect for these two families to become one.  Kersten was STUNNING in her wedding gown and had just enough sparkle to compliment her natural beauty.    Michael and Kersten exchanged gifts and letters between a door before the ceremony and those moments are always so special when they can’t see each other but they can read each others words.  Its beautiful.   The reception featured a slideshow of Kersten and Michael, amazing toasts, and so much great dancing!”

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Photographer: Ardent

Venue: Brookside Gardens

Catering: Origins Catering

Flowers: Earls flowers

Cake: Colorado rose cakes

DJ: Elite DJ

Bridesmaids Dresses & Shoes: David’s Bridal

Tux’s: Joseph Banks

Wedding Dress: Mariel Boutique

Brides Hair: Aspirations

Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup:  Brookside Gardens

Nails: TJ Nails

Brides Makeup: Walter Ramos

Centennial, WY | KYLEIGH + BRYCE

One of our absolute favorite things when it comes to wedding photography are the families we get the pleasure of working with Not only do our bride and grooms invite us into one of the most important days of their lives, but they also introduce us to the amazing people whose love and support have helped make then who they are. We first worked with The Hiser Family when their son Karsten married the always lovely Shelby at Laramie Valley Chapel in seasons past. That was when we first met Kyleigh. What we knew about her from that moment on was a. she knew how to dominate a family field day b. her dance moves were on point and lastly c. she had a special someone in her life named Bryce who made her smile like nobodies business. We loved our time shooting with Kyleigh and Bryce. We explored the best of what Centennial had to offer during their Wyoming engagement session. We absolutely love shooting in Centennial and are there quite often. It is amazing though how each time we visit we find beautiful locations we have never even seen before! These two were naturals behind the camera, we gave them space and just let them be together in front of our lenses. We  are so looking forward to their big day! As always here a few of our favorites:

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COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY | BPI

Most of what you will see when it comes to images from our studio is wedding related. Passionate embraces, thoughtful details and emotion emotion emotion. We spend our time documenting ceremonies, photographing fun receptions and getting creative with WEDDING details such as rings, bouquets etc… Although our passion definitely lies in wedding photography, commercial photography is always something we love to endeavor in.

There is something so thrilling about the challenge of taking a client’s creative direction, their target client, the emotion they want to convey and doing THAT for them through images.

Our collaborative meeting with Mike from BPI Labs was a match made in heaven. They wanted something vintage inspired. Something with depth, intricate details, thought provoking imagery that would help to show off exactly what they are capable of. Not familiar with BPI? They are a Contract Manufacturing company based out of Evanston, WY. They specialize in creating, packaging and branding personal care products from all over the world. In short they make dreams come true for successful (but tired) business owners who until now have done everything themselves. Do they help photographers with an overly active to do list? Just kidding;)

This shoot was like being on a paid field trip. We loved getting to explore and help to show what they are capable of. They are so passionate and their facility is so unique. Everyone we met there was so helpful and their creative team is AMAZING at what they do. Stay tuned for a gorgeous new website featuring these photos as well as a brand new ad campaign. Cannot wait to see what they come up with!
Here are a few of our faves from the shoot:

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Introducing Kimberly ~ Ardent Associate Photographer

Hello!

Here’s a little about me and what I love, and what inspires me in no particular order.

I’m an artist, plain and simple.

I thrive on finding beauty in all things, and love capturing things in ways that not everyone sees them.  Everything I do I put a lot of thought into.  Sometimes that’s early in the morning when the house is still quiet or late at night when everyone is asleep, but I work best with some acoustic music and coffee nearby wherever that may be.  As a child I knew I wanted to be a photographer, but finding my passion in photography has been the longest journey and I wouldn’t trade any of the experiences that brought me to where I’m at today.   Today my passion as a photographer lies in weddings, newborns, and simply finding beauty in the ordinary.

I’m a mother and a wife.

I am a mother to two boys and have a baby on the way.  I’m a stepmother to my husbands daughter and son.  I wouldn’t change our family for anything.  It may have it’s challenges at times but for the most part we all fit together like a handmade puzzle.  My husband is my rock and picks me up when I need it.  These are the pieces that hold me together.

I’m a child of God, and always working to be better at that.  I believe He has guided me to the path I am currently on, and I will follow Him for eternity.

I am a 10 year veteran.

I’ve traveled and worked with some of the most amazing people in the world.  I will never forget my experiences as an Airman and where it has taken me.  I left that lifestyle to be more present in my family and grow my own photography business.  Some days I wonder if I still made the right decision and other days I know it was the best choice,  but that’s life right?

I’m a traveler.

I love to travel, whether its for a day, or weeks, I love to see and experience new things.  As a photographer, documenting these journey’s is very important.  This is how we tell stories and remember as we get older.

I have two cats.

I never was a cat person until my oldest son wanted to go look at animals at the animal shelter.  That day we found our very own “grumpy cat” Max.  Not too long after we adopted a barn cat named Olaf from a friend and that’s all of that story.  We are very lucky to have two cats with great temperaments that fit in our family perfectly.

I’m not very crafty, but sometimes I can make things.

I enjoy arm knitting cozy soft blankets, because it’s something I can start and finish in an afternoon.   I can do this and think about things or watch Netflix, sometimes I get some great ideas during these times.  I don’t get much time to do these things but when I do I love it.  This forces my type A personality to do something easy while getting some “me” time in.

Kimberly + Tony | Wedding ~ Della Terra Mountain Chateau

Kimberly & Tony share our love for The Lord.  Seeing Christ represented throughout their day made our hearts SO happy!  One of the most touching things about their wedding was getting to meet their wonderful families.  SO much love, support and dedication on both sides.  It is easy to see why Kimberly & Tony are such amazing people.  As a special treat Kim’s pastor was able to make the trip to Estes Park to officiate their ceremony at the beautiful Della Terra Mountain Chateau.  Their wedding was beautifully decorated with blues and pinks and purples, in the most beautiful way.  Gorgeous flowers from The Perfect Petal completed the decor and just tied everything together so simply.

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Vendors:

Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chataeu

Flowers: The Perfect Petal

Photographer: Ardent Photography

Catering: Jubilations

Officiant: Vista Church Pastor

Cake: Colorado Rose Cake Company

DJ: Top Hat