9.27.2008

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 6:21 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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9.27.2008

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 8:50 pm on Monday, September 29, 2008

My last scheduled wedding until May 2nd was this past weekend – which makes me very sad.

I took Ben with me to be my second shooter for the day.

When I woke up – the rain rain rain was coming down down down. I was hoping to get some pictures of the bride and groom outside – but the weather was not cooperating.

We made it work and got some beautiful pictures anyway.

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Sir William …

Filed under: family — admin at 5:44 pm on Sunday, September 28, 2008

My dad and I have gone to the PA Renaissance Faire for the last 8 years – we think. I know for sure that we went in 2002 or was it 2003 – but dad thinks we might have started in 2001. The University used to have a bus trip down to the Ren Faire and I saw an ad for it and thought me dad would love to go – was I right or what. We started just the two of us – then Jared and my cousin Mateo joined us. Last year we brought a few more people along with us and added a few new ones again this year. The last two years haven’t been on the bus with MU – since they don’t offer the bus trips to non-students anymore – at least not at the discounted price. We head out early in the AM since it opens at 11 – we get dad into his armor – he has made a different set the last 3 years – then we grab lunch – usually one of those GIANT turkey legs. Then we walk around – make sure to hit the glass blowing and hit all the best shops. Then we watch the human chess game and make sure to get to the pirate auction. Last year we bought 2 LOTR swords at the auction to go with the 2 we already have from our wedding. My dad got us 2 LOTR swords for our wedding gifts. Then we hit the soup-in-a-bread-bowl station and head home for the day.

2003 – just me and dad -

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I didn’t take a camera in 2004 or 2005  – and the fact that the first year I have pictures from is 2003 – it makes me think that is when we started going.

In 2006 dad decided to try a hand at making his own armor to wear at the Faire. Jared, Mateo, dad, and I went along -

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So last year we brought Mateo, Jared, dad, and I as usual but we also suckered in KT and Samm.

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This year dad made another set and we picked up some more travelers. KT couldn’t make it – but Samm and her boyfriend Xavier came along with PM and her brother and his girlfriend. Nate – a friend of the family – also came along – dressed up in ninja garb.

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SWAG – CHALLENGE

Filed under: bardenisms,blog update,contest — admin at 5:25 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stuff We All Get – in honor of The Office starting back up tonight -

SWAG is usually free – so for those of you who refer a wedding client to me and they book a wedding in 2009 – you get some SWAG – a free photo session (within limits). This starts October 1, 2008.

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Gallery.

Filed under: bardenisms,gallery update — admin at 5:23 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2008

I changed our gallery around at home on my afternoon off work from the clinic. I was going to use the time to get a massage – but I was inspired to move around my work – and get out the harvest decorations.

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Ready ??

Filed under: babes,bardenisms — admin at 5:21 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2008

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I couldn’t bring myself to use flash and wake her back up.

I think he’s getting more comfortable – what do you think?

Autumn.

Filed under: scenery — admin at 5:17 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2008

It’s starting …

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It’s not too late …

Filed under: seniors — admin at 5:45 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It’s not too late to do senior pictures.

Look for that tagline in next week’s Pennysaver in Mansfield. I have a picture of Amy – the last senior I shot – with the ad. I am hoping to get some calls. Here is a copy -

It’s not too late to get your SENIOR portraits!

BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

www.bardenphotography.com

dcbarden@gmail.com

570.404.2292

Let Danielle Barden make your moments into memories.

WEDDINGS – FAMILY & SENIOR PORTRAITS

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Schedule.

Filed under: bardenisms — admin at 5:42 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I wanted to let everyone know what months I am booking up for weddings -

May 2nd

May 3rd – potentially

May 30th – potentially

June 6th

June 12th

June 13th

July 11th

July 25th – potentially

August 8th

I would love any weddings from January to April – I have no dates booked those months.

And for those inquiring minds – here is my upcoming schedule -

Fri Sept 26 – NCA soccer and 1890′s

Sat Sept 27 – James wedding

Mon Sept 29 – NCA soccer

Sat Oct 4 – Pete and Sara’s wedding

Sat Oct 11 – Nathan bday party in Athens

Sun Oct 12 – dinner with Indica

Tues Oct 14 – dentist

Thurs Oct 16 – chiro

Fri Oct 17 – Carpenter engagement

Sat Oct 18 – Pelton one year

Sun Oct 19 – Frank family

Tues Oct 21 – dentist

*M*

Filed under: babes,bardenisms,friends — admin at 5:39 pm on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last night we went to visit our dear friends *J* and *M*. Yesterday was their wedding anniversary and they were going out to dinner – Jared and I watched the sweet little *M* for them while they were out. *M* had just finished eating and if you ask her mom if she has any “cranky” time during the day – it’s at about 7 PM – when we got there. She is only 3 1/2 months old but I think she knew that she doesn’t know me THAT well yet – and she was just so gassy and uncomfortable like babies get sometimes. I put her in her bouncer and that worked for a bit – I called *J* and she said – try a bottle.

*remember that I think when you give birth you suddenly have a wealth of knowledge you didn’t before*

So I tried the bottle and she struggled through it in between little sobs. Then I changed her diaper and put her comfy PJ’s on and sang to her – which helped a little. Jared had been saying to me all along – let me take her – let me help – and me being stubborn and thinking that I should be able to comfort her told him no – it’s ok. But eventually I thought it might work. So he took her and wouldn’t you know – she calmed down and fell into a teeny little sleep – but much more content than she was.

*M* is a sweet sweet thing and I would watch again any given night – I think she needed to get to know us a little more and was just gassy. I told *J* the thing that bothers me about a crying baby isn’t the crying itself. It’s the fact that I can’t get them to stop crying. I’m not thinking – why won’t you just be quiet – I’m thinking – why can’t I figure this out.

Jared and *M* have a connection anyway – given that he fainted the first time he laid eyes on her. I think it prepared Jared a little more for a baby – the fact that he wanted to take her while she was wailing – says it all. Once *J* and *M* got home she woke up a little and then ate some more and then was all smiles and happy little sweet *M* that she is.

Thanks *J* and *M* for trusting us with your sweet little one. It is amazing to me that God trusts us to watch over His children the time they are on this earth – what an honor.

I am so blessed with a best friend who I can call when I am pregnant and say – what is going on with me – and I can call when I have a newborn and say – what is going on with me. Thanks for that friendship *J*.

Speaking of babies – My cousins – *R* and *M* had their sweet little baby boy this morning. He is healthy and happy and everyone is doing well. They live in Rochester so I don’t know when I’ll get up to see him but I am sure that you’ll know when I do by the pictures.

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