Filed under: babes,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 2:12 pm on Saturday, December 31, 2011

I truly really LOVE my clients! I love watching their families grow and capturing those moments!

Those kiddos are the SWEETEST!

Jenna is SO creative! She made the little snowkiddo outiftis!!

She also came up with the cop and robber idea for their cars! LOVE!

I cannot WAIT for our session next fall!!


Filed under: family,holiday,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 30, 2011

I love seeing this family! It is so awesome to watch *E* grow!

*E* was not feeling well and was NOT about the camera at all! But – we got some smiles – thanks to daddy skipping and jumping behind me!

Nicole – thanks so much for asking me into your hearts and lives! I love you guys!


Filed under: babes,family,holiday,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 3:52 pm on Thursday, December 29, 2011

I love my .babies. families! I cannot believe that little *E* is already 3 months old!



I cannot wait to see you guys at our 6 month session! It will be here before you know it!


Filed under: just because,love,portraits — admin at 7:10 pm on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Jenna and Brad needed some “just because” photos! We met on a chilly December afternoon and got some great shots!


Thank you so much for asking me to capture your love!


Filed under: animals,babes,family,holiday,just because,kiddos,love,portraits — admin at 4:41 pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2011

OH MY WORD! This family was so sweet to spend time with and photograph! Vaughn’s sister Miranda is a client and friend of mine and she referred them to me! When I walked up to their house – little *K* was already out the door to welcome me and show me around to all the photo spots! I asked her what it was like to have twin babies and she said – it’s great – but it’s a lot of hard work! The twins are only two weeks older than Fitzy!

Seriously – SO CUTE!

Thank you SO much for welcoming me into your homes and hearts! I cannot WAIT to watch your little ones grow!!


Filed under: just because,love,portraits — admin at 2:34 pm on Monday, December 26, 2011

Danielle owns Dickerson Photography – and has second shot with me before! We met on FACEBOOK – I think – and met in person a few years ago at the ARNOT MALL BRIDAL EXPO!

We set up a day to swap photography services but Fitzy was not feeling too great. The shots I got of Danielle and TJ were AWESOME though!


I am so thankful to have a good relationship with some of the local photographers – Danielle being one of them! Can’t wait for our family session!


Filed under: baby barden,holiday,just because,my family — admin at 1:35 pm on Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas 2011!

We spent last weekend at my parents house with my sister and her hubbie! Samm and Xavier got us a little video camera – perfect for Fitzy films! My parents got Fitzy a few shirts and pajamas – sticker books for down the road – a little golden book that he LOVES to read with my mom – stackable rings and a little plane – a purple dinosaur that teaches letters and colors and music!

He loved playing with the paper and banging on his books!

Yesterday we had Christmas with Jared’s parents – and took our gifts for Fitzy over too!


Grandma and Grandpa got him a winter jacket – a ball – a playmat – warm pajamas! And of course an ornament!

Great Grandma and Grandpa Clark left him some 4T clothes and hand puppets!

Jared and I got him the little laptop (that teaches Spanish and English) – a little toy cell phone – stackable cups – a monkey rattle – a stuffed Scentsy monkey – a spring-a-ling – a little book about learning parts of the body!

We also got him a little learning center that turns into a push cart for when he starts walking!


My parents give us money every year. Jared’s parents gave me a little ornament for the year – geeky sticky notes – a Star Trek case for my iPhone – trivia playing cards – and money to add to my “rainy day” fund! Jared got a book about Steve Jobs – trivia playing cards – and a blu ray player.

I am so happy to spend the day cuddling with my boys and enjoying mine and Jared’s Christmas present – our not so tiny little baby!

Christmas in my family is always a hard holiday – like it is for most people. My grandpa Trout passed away on Christmas day in 1990. I was 9 and don’t remember much about him but the mood on Christmas is just a little sadder. When my grandpa passed away – we didn’t know if he had accepted Jesus or not – making it even that much harder.

As Fitzy grows we want to focus on Jesus and His love at Christmas – not the presents and the hub bub that we get wrapped up in. Now don’t get me wrong – we will get him presents but HOPEFULLY not go crazy! We want him to give some of the toys he doesn’t play with anymore to kids who don’t have any! We want him to get excited about Operation Christmas Child and bake Jesus a birthday cake – to think of some gifts to give to Jesus on his own.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS! Thank You God for sending Your Son Jesus to the world – to Mary and Joseph in the form of a tiny sweet baby – a baby who needed to be changed and fed and rocked and kissed by his momma and dadda! A baby who grew up to be the best gift ever!

I leave you with my favorite Christmas song – by Relient K!

And with this Christmas wish is missed
The point I could convey
If only I could find the words to say to let You know how much You’ve touched my life
Because here is where You’re finding me, in the exact same place as New Year’s eve
And from a lack of my persistency
We’re less than half as close as I want to be

And the first time
That You opened Your eyes did You realize that You would be my Savior
And the first breath that left Your lips
Did You know that it would change this world forever

And so this Christmas I’ll compare the things I felt in prior years
To what this midnight made so clear
That You have come to meet me here

To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me
In the hope that what You did
That you were born so I might live
To look back and think that
This baby would one day save me

And I, I celebrate the day
That You were born to die
So I could one day pray for You to save my life

If you haven’t accepted God’s beautiful gift of His Son – today is the PERFECT day!




Filed under: just because,newsworthy — admin at 4:16 am on Thursday, December 22, 2011

2000 likes on FACEBOOK for barden photography!!!!


Here’s the deal – for the rest of December you can take advantage of this special! (since Christmas is just around the corner and funds might be tied up – the deposits won’t have to be in till 1.31.2012)

You cannot apply this deal to any sessions already booked or scheduled – has to be NEW sessions NOT on my books as of this moment.

The FIRST person to email me with a concrete date and time for a session will get the session for $50 (the deposit MUST be in my hand by 1.31.2012)

The next FIVE people to email me with a concrete date and time for a session will get the session for $100 (the deposit MUST be in my hand by 1.31.2012)

The next FIVE people to email me with a concrete date and time for a session will get the session for $150 (the deposit MUST be in my hand by 1.31.2012)

Anyone after the first 11 people to email me by 12.31.2011 will get $25 off a session – when booked with a concrete date and time and the deposit by 1.31.2012

This does not apply to weddings or package deals. You MUST email me at dcbarden@gmail.com – no facebook messages allowed.



*L* – 3 MONTHS

Filed under: babes,holiday,just because,kiddos,portraits — admin at 12:38 pm on Friday, December 9, 2011

I love my .babies. clients! I get to see them through the whole first year! I cannot BELIEVE that little *L* is already THREE MONTHS OLD!


Oh hey – how you doin’ – LOVE that one!!

I’m a sucker – I got those Santa diapers for Fitzy and thought – hey why not use them for my clients too!


Thank you SO much for allowing me to watch your little man grow! It will be late February before we know it!


Filed under: marry me,wedding — admin at 12:30 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sarah contacted me earlier this year about engagement and wedding photography – but sadly I was booked on her wedding date – so I referred her to Bridget Reed!

We had to postpone our engagement session but the weather and time of year worked PERFECT! There was a chill in the air and some snow on the ground! November is my favorite month to shoot in!

Sarah & Tim – thank you so much for asking me to capture your engagement! I cannot wait to see your wedding photos!!

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