ERICA – SENIOR – CANTON – MANSFIELD SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: portraits,seniors — admin at 7:33 am on Sunday, August 30, 2009

When I have all my sessions done – I find that I am SO bored!

Here are a few more of Erica I created!

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THANK YOU SO MUCH ERICA!

ERICA – SENIOR – CANTON – MANSFIELD SENIOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: portraits,seniors — admin at 8:23 am on Friday, August 28, 2009

Erica is such a sweet girl! We had so much fun chatting and figuring out great spots on campus to shoot.

Erica is also Wendi’s daughter so we did a joint engagement/senior session. I brought Joy B with me and she took Erica while I had Shawna & Kris and then we switched.

Erica was such a natural in front of the camera!

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Thanks so much Erica! Can’t wait to see what shot you pick for the yearbook!

Check out her complete collection in the gallery!

*F* ENGAGEMENT – MANSFIELD ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 8:04 am on Friday, August 28, 2009

I met Shawna & Kris through Shawna’s mom Wendi. She had wanted me for their wedding – 5.29.2010 – but I have been booked for that day since January!

We got together at MU for their engagement photos on Tuesday night!

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That last shot is my fave!

Thanks again Shawna & Kris – hopefully we can do an after session together!

Check out the gallery for their complete collection!

KT & CHASE – TRASH THE DRESS – MANSFIELD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: just because,marry me,wedding — admin at 7:26 am on Friday, August 28, 2009

KT & Chase hold a special place in my heart. If you are a devoted blog reader you know that KT lived with us during her student teaching. I photographed their beautiful wedding in July.

KT wanted a TRASH THE DRESS session – and I haven’t done one yet – SO EXCITING!

KT & Chase did NOT disappoint!

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This first picture is my current fave!

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We went down to the Tioga River for some water shots! SO GLAD KT DECIDED TO!

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KT & CHASE – thanks for rocking this shoot! I had so much fun! Check out the gallery for their complete collection.

*E* WEDDING – TROY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 10:15 am on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Jenna came along with me to assist at the *E* wedding!

These are just some of the great shots she got …

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Thanks again Jenna – it is ALWAYS fun when you go with me!

*E* WEDDING – TROY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 9:55 am on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I met Amanda at the BRIDAL EXPO in January and then again at the *S* wedding at the end of May where her fiance was a groomsman.

Amanda & Nick got married in her parents field with a BEAUTIFUL view. Jared and I got married in his parents field so this wedding reminded me of my own. Amanda and her bridesmaids were so relaxed and ready for anything!

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Check out the gallery for the complete collection!

Thanks again Amanda & Nick for allowing me to capture your special moment!

FAVORITE – MANSFIELD PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: just because,portraits — admin at 6:35 am on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Somehow my favorite photo from *K*’s session got left out …

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*K* – JUST FOR FUN – MANSFIELD PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: just because,portraits — admin at 9:22 pm on Monday, August 24, 2009

I bought two dresses at the thrift shop in Wellsboro a few weeks ago and put a bulletin on FACEBOOK for a model! *K* replied right away and the dresses fit her perfectly.

We got together Sunday night – with the sky looking very angry – but it made for GREAT pictures!

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We were fighting with the rain in that last shot – and couldn’t finish the shoot – but I am happy with what I got!

Thanks again *K* – I appreciate your willingness to model for me!

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Filed under: my town,newsworthy,portraits — admin at 2:38 pm on Monday, August 24, 2009

CHRISTMAS!

From now until November 15th I am offering a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!

I have been working on this idea for some time and am ready to introduce it to everyone!

Depending on the interest – I will set up some time for the sessions in 30 – 45 minute blocks on an evening or a Sunday.

I can also schedule as needed …

I am offering three different locations in Mansfield …

1. The Farmer in the Dell – even though it’s abandoned it makes for a great backdrop.

2. Mansfield University – the campus is BEAUTIFUL with lots of locations we can use.

3. Downtown Mansfield – mostly the alley behind Strohecker Vision.

It will be a 30 minute session per family – $70.

Each session will receive a disc of photos for reproduction.

Each 30 minute session will be for immediate family – mom, dad, and the kiddos.

We can add in grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins for an additional price of $25 per family and will have to extend the session somewhat.

You can add on CHRISTMAS CARDS – 50 – 4 x 8 cards for $50.

You can also order a book  of your session – we offer 3 different sizes -

Soft cover – 20 page – 7 x 9 book – $50

Hard cover – 20 page – 8 x 8 book – $75

Hard cover – 20 page – 12 x 12 book – $125

Email me @ dcbarden@gmail.com if you are interested!

AND COUNTING …

Filed under: baby barden — admin at 2:25 pm on Sunday, August 23, 2009

It has been 5 months since our miscarriage – 5 long and exhausting months. All I seem to think about is that I would be that far pregnant instead of saying that I’m that far not.

A few weeks ago I met with Pastor & Wendy to talk about how I have been feeling and how to get out of this despair.

I keep saying that I don’t just want a baby – I wanted THAT baby – I was ready for THAT baby. Our bodies know that something is wrong and THAT is why we miscarry. I just have to accept that and understand it.

Secondly – satan knows the feelings that I have and builds on those – he whispers in my ear the thoughts of never getting pregnant again, of getting pregnant again but having another miscarriage, of how it is not fair that what seems like EVERYONE around me is having a baby (I stopped keeping count at 30), of how I can’t let go of losing our child, of how I can’t be excited for my dear friends getting to have what I am missing out on. And so on. And so forth.

I have the power in Christ to tell satan to BACK OFF – to get out of my head – to stop whispering lies in my ear.

I have the power in Christ to speak His promises over our life – I just have to believe it – I just have to stop doubting.

I’m still struggling – I’m still crying – not as often.

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