BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY – ONE YEAR – OFFICIALLY

Filed under: at work,bardenisms,just because — admin at 7:22 am on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

3.31.2009 was my last day at Phoenix Rehab – I cannot believe that I’ve been working as BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY for one year!

I had 24 weddings in 2009 and 32 seniors for the class of 2010.

I captured so many families and babies – sweet family pets and little league games – engagements and pregnancies!

I LOVE this job – I LOVE my clients – I LOVE that this year is going to blow last year out of the water!

This year I have 27 weddings for 2010 and 6 on the books for next year – including my first destination wedding in TEXAS!

I would love to have 100 seniors for the class of 2011 and double my family sessions from last year!

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE who believed in me and prayed for me and trusted their memories with me!

BECAUSE OF YOU – I get to do what I love!

THE HOUR BEFORE THE SUNRISE – AWWY

Filed under: bardenisms,word of God — admin at 7:50 am on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

THE HOUR BEFORE THE SUNRISE

If you’ve ever had to make a marathon drive over a long distance, or if you just wanted to squeeze every possible hour out of your vacation, you know what it’s like to drive all night probably. If you’re a long-haul truck driver, pushing through the night, that could well be a way of life for you. For me, that last hour or two before dawn, oh, man, that’s the toughest. That’s when you turn on the most obnoxious radio station you can find and you blast it. That’s when you start doing aerobic workouts behind the wheel. It’s when you roll down the window in spite of the 30-below wind chill and hurricane force winds. What makes the last hours of the night particularly challenging is the truth of that old cliché, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” It usually is the darkest time, right when the night is seeming the very longest. Then suddenly, you start to see that glow on the horizon. The glow gets steadily brighter, and it starts radiating light across more and more of the dark sky. And then, there it is – the sunrise! Hallelujah, the long night is over! Just when it felt like it was never going to end!

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “The Hour Before the Sunrise.”

That’s what time it might be in your life right now. It’s been a long drive – a long night. It feels as if it’s been dark forever, doesn’t it? In fact, it just got even darker. This is as bad as it’s ever been. You’re fighting hard to keep driving, especially when you feel like just giving up on the trip. But God wants to put a little glow in your dark sky right now. If it’s getting darker, that means sunrise is coming soon! God has given you His word on this promise: “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5).

It’s no secret that I like pictures of spiritual truth. And Jesus gives us a wonderful real-life picture of this “darkest before the dawn” truth in our word for today from the Word of God in Luke 5, beginning with verse 4. Simon, the veteran fisherman, has been unsuccessful in his fishing expedition on the Sea of Galilee. He’s back in port, cleaning his nets when Jesus asks to use his boat as a pulpit. Then, Jesus “said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep water and let down the nets for a catch.’ Simon answered, ‘Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because You say so, I will let down the nets.’”

It may be daytime, but it’s dark time for Simon. He’s done everything that his great ability and his vast experience know how to do in order to bring in a catch. And all his efforts to succeed, to change the situation have failed. Sound familiar at all? He is, in fact, accepting failure and, at least for the time being, giving up. It’s dark. But the light is just about to dawn. The story concludes: “When they had done so (let down the nets, that is), they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.” The most amazing catch of Simon’s life! Now, here’s the principle of how Jesus works. A night of failure sets the stage for a day of fantastic results if you don’t give up; if you keep fighting under the orders of Captain Jesus. So, as Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap if we do not give up.”

God uses the long dark night to accomplish some important spiritual changes. He wants us to have those times when no human answers, no human consolation, no human heroes; no human efforts can change things. He’s bringing you to the end of what you can do; the end of anything you can even think of doing. Because that’s the beginning of the things only God can do. First, He has to get us out of the way.

SPRING

Filed under: baby barden,scenery,spring — admin at 9:32 am on Monday, March 29, 2010

The signs of spring are all over …

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I love this next flower – one of my spring favorites!

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And as a reminder of spring and the promise of all things new – an angel of hope – given to me by my dear client turned friend – Emily!

Thank you Emily – this angel couldn’t have come at a better time for us!

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*A*

Filed under: babes,portraits — admin at 12:52 pm on Sunday, March 28, 2010

I met Emily through FACEBOOK and we are certainly kindred spirits!

I photographed *A* back in October and got together with Emily again for her 6 month session!

She is such a serious babe – God has a definite purpose for her!

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SO PRECIOUS!

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That shot might be my favorite!

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Look at those blues!

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Emily – thank you so much for opening up your home and your heart to me!

Thank you for the angel of hope and the prayers you send my way!

*A* is truly a joy and I can’t wait to get together again!

*E*

Filed under: babes,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 7:49 am on Saturday, March 27, 2010

I took this photo of *E* that I took in May of 2007 and edited it a little bit!

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BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY – NEW PRODUCTS

Filed under: bardenisms,PRODUCTS,website update — admin at 1:38 pm on Friday, March 26, 2010

I am so excited to announce some new products that I’m able to offer!

I will still be offering the albums and canvas prints I always have. I have ADDED some top-quality products to go along with them!

I will be working with LIFETIME to bring you flush-mount albums – there are three different options!

WRAP COVER -

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ARTISAN -

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CLASSIC -

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*photos provided by LIFETIME*

I will also be offering canvas prints and albums through White House Custom Colour!

STANDOUT PRINTS -

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FLOAT WRAPS -

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CANVAS -

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ALBUMS -

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BOOKS -

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*photos provided by WHCC*

If you are interested in any of these products – please let me know!!!!!

HMS – @ THE HUT

Filed under: band,bardenisms,concert — admin at 6:57 am on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jared played with HMS at the hut last weekend – with HORRIBLE lighting.

They were great!

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I got the drummer’s number!

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Kevin – the lead singer!

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I am so proud of my hubbie!

*Z*

Filed under: babes,friends — admin at 9:03 am on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Aszur and I met on FACEBOOK – she is an aspiring photographer in Sayre and we hit it right off!

Jared and I went to her house to have dinner with her family this past weekend and I HAD to take some shots of her son *Z*!

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HOW CUTE IS HE!?!?!?!?

Thanks again Aszur & Dave – we had such a good time!!!!

MHS YEARBOOK

Filed under: contest,portraits,seniors — admin at 9:36 am on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I am putting an AD in the MHS yearbook this year!

I held a “contest” on FACEBOOK to choose the photo – here were the choices …

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The next picture had 23 votes!

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THE WINNER with 28 votes on FACEBOOK!

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This will be a full page ad in black and white! THANKS SO MUCH FOR VOTING! CONGRATS MELISSA!

SPRING

Filed under: just because,scenery,spring — admin at 11:14 am on Monday, March 22, 2010

Let’s hope that it’s here to stay!

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