Weddings are celebrations, parties filled with laughter, dancing, and love. Each couple is different though, and they all celebrate in different ways. Claire and John? They were party animals! And wow - was this one fun wedding and reception! There was never any doubt about that though as this couple was one for the books: sweet, kind, and a whole lot of good time! Claire had incorporated many beautiful details from the rich red bouquet, the garland wreath above their nuptials, the deer antlers on the groom's cake, and of course, the glow stick accessories at the reception! DJ CoCo played house music, they inflated a giant whale pool toy, brought out the broomsticks turned make-shift guitars - add it all up, and it makes for one unforgettable wedding!
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Recently, Borrowed and Blue asked for our opinion on our favorite location to shoot engagement portraits. Of course we said Windwood Equestrian! Check out the full article to see some exclusive Windwood engagement portraits, and other great local photo spots!
The fall wedding season is in full swing here at Arden Photography! But who could complain when you've got such beautiful people to photograph?! We often say that a happy bride makes all the difference when it comes to the wedding photos. Austin was more than happy - she was absolutely beaming! She smiled and laughed all day - we don't have a single photo of her where she isn't. Their wedding was full of elegant charm, pops of vibrant color, and handmade tokens that made it all the more intimate. Thank you Austin and Jake for letting us be part of your big day!
Christopher Confero was the vendor and event planner of this beautiful wedding. We love his work, we love working with him, we love him - in a totally normal, non-obsessive way, I promise…. Every wedding he plans is a dream, and we love photographing them! He was also the wedding planner for Arden and William's ceremony!
Can you tell we loved this wedding?? I mean come on, you know it is going to be awesome when you walk in to find a bunch of bridesmaids, hair in rollers, champagne flute in hand and cheering on their favorite football team! Kylee and Jay married beneath streamers blowing in the wind. Who doesn't love a groom in a bow tie and bridesmaids in mismatching dresses? We had such a great time capturing this wedding!
We are fast approaching the one-year anniversary of the debut of Arden Ward Upton’s photography collection known as Equus. Her passion and love for horses has not faded in any way during that time.
Living at Windwood Equestrian Estate, her days begin and end surrounded by the majestic creatures – a lifelong dream for the photographer. During an interview, Upton stated that all of her childhood birthdays had a pony-theme. She had dreamt of one day owning a horse, and now she has a barn full.
The Equus images have hung displaying on the walls of her Arden Photography Studio & Gallery in Crestline Village since Nov. 21 of last year, when she first launched the collection. Upton says she feels some of the photographs, “capture the natural beauty of wild horses,” while others were taken of the show horses on the Windwood Equestrian grounds.
Upton is unceasingly inspired by the beauty of the equines, and regularly features them in her photographs. The brides that book Windwood Equestrian Estate as their wedding venue very often are photographed with the horses, making for beautiful fairytale-esque portraits.
Several of the original images are still available for sale and in a wide variety of sizes; all of which were printed in her office on imported Canson/Arches paper.
Upton remains very busy as a cast member for Bravo TV’s Jersey Belle, and continues to shoot weddings, events, magazine spreads, and special collections. She also looks forward to more than one special date in the upcoming weeks: her one-year anniversary to husband William Upton.
For more on Arden Ward Upton, click here.
For more on Windwood Equestrian Estates, click here.
Feel free to stop by Arden Photography Studio and Gallery to view the Equus collection in person.
A stable favorite of ours "Quest" makes a cameo appearance on Bravo Tv Show Jersey Belle. I am riding him in this trailer and be sure to watch Jersey Belle on Bravo TV Monday nights 10/9c to see more of Quest, William, myself, the star of the show Jaime Primak Sullivan and the rest of the Birmingham Belles .
I hope everyone will tune in or DVR the season. 8 days and counting! Our group of Belles will make you laugh, make you cry and hopefully make you want to be Southern.
L'ami certainly knows how to pose for the camera. If you haven't seen this article yet it is worth reading. The print featured on the cover is available in limited editions starting in 40x60 sizes.
Windwood Equestrian's WEC L'ami Noir Wins $20,000 class
L'ami featured in many of the Equus prints as well as the cover of Alabama Magazine shines in the International ring during the Winter Equestrian Festival. He was expertly piloted by rider Sloane Coles of Middleburg,Virginia.
WEC l'Ami Noir is a Holsteiner gelding by Cormint x Corrado the owners at The Windwood Group purchased as a five-year-old. Coles started riding L'ami two months ago and has been showing the gelding in the seven-year-old classes throughout the last half of the FTI WEF circuit, including a win during week ten leading up to the final.
Final Results: $20,000 Adequan® Seven-Year-Old Young Jumper Classic
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2. CHAPEAU RONAN MCGUIGAN BLYTHE MASTERS: 0/0/30.961
3. UNEX BILLY DREAM TIM GREDLEY UNEX COMPETITION YARD: 0/0/31.657
4. TUA EFELE RAMIRO QUINTANA ST. BRIDE'S FARM: 0/0/32.226
5. COBERLINA PETER LUTZ ORCHARD FARM: 0/0/32.389
6. ADELE MCLAIN WARD MCLAIN WARD & TEQUESTRIAN FARMS LLC: 0/0/32.417
7. G&C KAY LS RODRIGO PESSOA GUSTAVO MIRABAL: 0/0/32.539
8. CASSTESS HBC JULIE WELLES KADLEY HOLDINGS LLC: 0/0/32.640
9. CALAIS JEFFERY WELLES SHARON GUNTHEL & TRITON VENTURES: 0/0/32.784
10. CICOMEIN VDL TINA DILANDRI HIGHPOINT FARM LLC: 0/0/33.727
11. TARAZAN D'IVRAIE NICOLAS PAILLOT NICOLAS PAILLOT: 0/0/33.734
12. MERCURY LILLIE KEENAN CHANSONETTE FARM LLC: 0/0/34.589