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53 Church St
Mountain Brook, AL, 35213
United States

205-834-8252

Arden Ward Upton, known for her keen eye and southern style. Has curated gifts  for wedding, lifestyle and original art. Arden has worked as a photographer for over a decade photographing some of the South's most exclusive weddings as well as weddings all over the world. During her time as a photographer she has developed a distinctive look and style that is shared on this site and with her customers throughout the years. Arden is also known for her fine art photography available in limited signed editions.

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72nd Annual Golden Globes

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If you are anything like us, then you look forward to award season like it is the next string of holidays. While we don't actually get a day off work, we do enjoy celebrating the big award shows with a drink and maybe a viewing party. We were blown away by the beautiful heartfelt speeches, a little in shock over a few tasteless jokes, pulled for the underdogs, and cheered on for the win of Boyhood.  We love films, (probably has something to do with the fact that it is a moving picture) and consequently, we love actors - and we especially love what they wear! Who doesn't dream of Italian silk and being draped in millions of dollars of jewels. Now apparently they have to give all that back, but a girl can dream, right! Here are a few who made our Best Dressed List. Who was on yours?

Kate Hudson in Versace

Kate Hudson in Versace

Lupita Nyong'o in Giambattista Valli

Lupita Nyong'o in Giambattista Valli

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein 

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein 

Naomi Watts in Gucci

Naomi Watts in Gucci

We were drooling over that dazzling Bulgari diamond Serpenti necklace. What a standout accessory! 

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Jared Leto 

Jared Leto 

Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Carolina Herrera

Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Carolina Herrera

George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney in Dior

George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney in Dior


The White Room 2015 Bridal Fashion Show

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When you walk in to The White Room, you are overwhelmed with the urge to start planning a wedding wherein you get to don every gorgeous dress they have hanging in the elegant salon. It is such a beautiful studio with the most lavish and dazzling gowns a bride could dream of; not to mention the outstanding women who are devoted to every bride that sashays through their door.

The White Room Bridal Salon is hosting a Bridal Fashion Show on January 23, 2015. Doors open at 6:15pm, and you do not want to miss this. The newest 2015 collections from some of the most prestigious designers on the market will be headlining this event. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. To purchase online please visit: thewhiteroombridalshow2015.eventbrite.com

Foggy, Intimate Engagement Session: Arden Photography

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Southern winters are characterized by rain, fog, and long nights. As photographers, this is not such a bad thing. Clearly exemplified by these absolutely beautiful and intimate engagement portraits we shot in Selma, Alabama with Laura and Brooks. This is their family property which is obviously a wonderful setting for photos, but what make these a favorite is the soft, quiet romance so visible between these two - aren't you just daydreaming of cuddling up on a rainy Sunday, coffee in hand, bundled up in a blanket with lake views now? Who better for this stylish couple to be represented by than Mariée Ami Wedding Planning? Maybe rainy winter days aren't the absolute worst after all? 

2014 Year-end Review

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

2014 was a big, big year for Arden Photography; so many exciting things, beautiful weddings, the Equus collection. It was filled over with such gorgeous imagery, smiling couples, close friends, and new chapters that we are beyond excited for the new beginnings in 2015. We are so very lucky to have such a wonderful and embracing community and many friendships. We hope you are as ecstatic about 2015 as we are! We cannot wait to take you along for the ride next to us, and to allow us to capture all of your beautiful memories and stories for 2015! In the meantime, here is a look-back at a few of our personal favorite images from 2014.

Harrison & Matt: Arden Photography

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Harrison and Matt had a gorgeous wedding day, perfect conditions for some of my very favorite wedding photos. St. Mary's Church is architecturally divine, and the ivy crawling up the walls is reminiscent of Oxford. This didn't feel like a Birmingham wedding, but, rather, one fit for the royal family. Mariée Ami Wedding Planning Studio was the perfect choice for such an elegant affair. The reception was held atThe Club with stunning Birmingham city views and an explosive display of fireworks resulting in dazzling images of the newlyweds. Such a rapturous event to be part of! 

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