GOODBYE 2009 – HELLO 2010

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,holiday,just because — admin at 3:43 pm on Thursday, December 31, 2009

I cannot believe that 10 years ago were were ushering in 2000. My mom was freaking out and wanting us to stay home for NYE – what with the whole world coming to an end once 2000 hit!

Ten years ago I had come home from Philadelphia University to start a lonely semester at Mansfield University.

Five years ago Jared and I were newlyweds and ushered in 2005 together – again – I have no idea where we were or what we did that night.

Tonight we will go to Amy & Jim’s for a bit and then to help out with the overnighter at the church for a few hours and end the night – ringing in the New Year at Matt & Johna’s. And I am sure that in 10 years – I will have forgotten those details too!

Tomorrow marks a new year – a new start!

I wrote earlier this year about our blessings – there are times that I cannot see any from the past year – but I know better.

THANK YOU – you know who are – for believing in me this past year. For praying for us this past year. For listening to my fears – my doubts – my musings.

barden photography has bloomed into something that I never thought possible. I asked God to bless my photography. I asked for 24 weddings. I had 24 weddings. I didn’t even think to ask God for family sessions – seniors – babies – kiddos – engagements. He blessed me beyond my wildest dreams.

THANK YOU to those out there that trusted me with their memories – it means more than I could ever express to you!

THANK YOU to those in my family that supported me – cheered for me – prayed for me – encouraged me – booked a session with me!

THANK YOU to those friends that pushed me – encouraged me – trusted me – believed in me – booked a session with me!

THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU

I cannot imagine 2010 being more bountiful than 2009 for barden photography – but I am trusting that it will be. Knowing that God answered my prayers above and beyond what I asked. Knowing that He will do it again – above and beyond.

I am praying that God answers our prayer for a child – a sweet, healthy, happy child in 2010. I am praying that if that prayer isn’t answered that I will see the blessings in it – that I will understand that God is in control – that the desire for a child will subside if that is not what God has for us – one of the hardest prayers I have ever had to pray.

I am praying that 2010 brings joy – for us and for you!

SHAY & BRITNEY – TWINS – WELLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: portraits,seniors — admin at 9:11 am on Thursday, December 31, 2009

Shay & Britney’s mom works with Jared. At their Christmas party I talked with the girls about senior pictures and scheduled them for a COLD Monday in December – they were troopers!

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LOVE that shot of Shay!

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LOVE that shot of Britney!

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Thanks again Shay & Britney! Good luck with your senior year!

*H* FAMILY – TROY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: family,holiday,portraits — admin at 10:38 am on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I’ve taken photos for Heidi, Raelynne, and Marilynne – loving these clients! They wanted me to stop over the day after Christmas to capture their families in action opening presents and seeing Santa!

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How cute are they?

Thanks again *H* family for having me over!

*T* WEDDING – ATHENS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 7:48 am on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jenna & Dave referred Andy & Megan to me for their December wedding – and I forgot how much I love Christmas weddings!

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Andy & Megan – THANK YOU SO MUCH for trusting me with your day!

SAMANTHA & XAVIER

Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 8:50 am on Monday, December 28, 2009

Samm wanted some wedding photos with her Queen Anne’s Lace overlaid on the photo!

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I LOVE this last one!

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SCHRUTE

Filed under: animals,schrute — admin at 8:50 am on Monday, December 28, 2009

WE LOVE OUR SWEETNESS!

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He is such a sweetie! The best Christmas present ever!

BABY *B* – ATHENS BABY PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: babes,family,just because,portraits — admin at 9:58 am on Sunday, December 27, 2009

*B* is my cousin Heather’s little sweetness – I haven’t seen him since mid-September – and BOY has he gotten CUTE!

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LOOK AT THAT FACE!

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This last one is my favorite! He has such attitude!

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He will punch you out!

Heather – thanks so much for letting me steal him for the afternoon – he is ADORABLE!

CHRISTMAS 2009

Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,holiday,my family,schrute — admin at 5:58 pm on Saturday, December 26, 2009

This was from my post last Christmas – next Christmas we are looking forward to spending it with Schrute and hopefully another new addition by that time or the anticipation of one!

It breaks my heart. This Christmas I thought – I really really thought we were expecting – finding out yesterday we weren’t. Ugh.

I thought I would post a picture of Schrute from last Christmas – a month before we got him!

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LOOK AT THAT FACE – THAT TEENY LITTLE FACE!

This was taken yesterday -

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Look at that NOT so teeny face!

Oh Schrute – how we love you and how you have blessed us this year – coming into our lives at the EXACT moment we needed you!

I hope everyone had a warm, love-filled Christmas!

3RD ANNUAL BARDEN FAMILY VACATION

Filed under: bardenisms,holiday,my family — admin at 11:42 am on Saturday, December 26, 2009

We went on vacation with Jared’s parents at the beginning of the month – to the BAHAMAS!

Usually we go to the beach with them in July but this year with my wedding schedule – it didn’t work out.

We left on Sunday the 6th out of Rochester – and boy do I hate flying – but it wasn’t too bad this time.

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It was cold and snowy … couldn’t wait until we were in the WARM WATERS of the BAHAMAS!

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Our cabin!

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Where we hung out at Coco Cay – the BEST part of the trip!

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Our little towel buddy!

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The sunset on the last night of our vacation!

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We had a great time – Jared and I were both pretty motion sick and I missed dinner 2 nights out of 4 – but we had a fun time with the best in-laws I could ever ask for!

*M* – MANSFIELD CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHER

Filed under: kiddos,portraits — admin at 8:30 am on Thursday, December 24, 2009

I took a few shots of *M* at a recent wedding this fall – she is so sweet!

We went to the PA Welcome Center last week to take her 3 year portraits!

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*M* – you were such a sweetie! Thanks so much!

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