Filed under: beautiful — admin at 12:06 pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

You guys – I put a call out for submissions and you all sent me the most BEAUTIFUL things about the people you love!!!

It’s ALWAYS hard – but this year was SO HARD!!

Kellyrae submitted her best friend Nicky – “the amount of love they have for family and friends is out of this world.”

Nicky submitted her best friend Kellyrae – “I don’t know where I would be without them and I love them dearly so I want to see something good happen for them!”

SO – the winners of 2022 BEAUTIFUL are

Kellyrae & her family AND Nicky & her family!!

I can’t say this enough – MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE EXACTLY HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU!!

Thank you SO MUCH for your submissions this year!!!

BEAUTIFUL 2022

Filed under: beautiful — admin at 1:54 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY – BEAUTIFUL

I can’t believe that I’ve been a small business owner for 13 years!!

I quit my job as a full-time secretary to pursue photography FULL-TIME in 2009!

During 2009 & 2010 – photography was certainly my FULL-TIME business!!

Then Fitzy was born in 2011 & Enoch in 2013 and raising babies became my FULL-TIME business and photography took a little bit of a back seat.

Fitzy is almost 11 and Enoch is 8 and I am SO THANKFUL that I was able to be home with them while they were little little guys. I’m STILL so thankful that I get to pick them up from school and spend my afternoons with them. I spend summers with them – and it’s my FAVORITE!!

I consider photography my full-time job even though it’s more seasonal. The past 2 years have been AMAZING with all of you!

I started BEAUTIFUL because I want to make sure that people who couldn’t otherwise purchase a photo session for themselves still get beautiful photos of their families!!

I can’t WAIT to read what you tell me about the people you love this year!

Email me @ dcbarden@gmail.com – write a paragraph or two about a family you know that deserves a FREE photo session.

Here are the rules:

1. You MUST EMAIL me. NO FACEBOOK MESSAGES!! NO INSTAGRAM DIRECT MESSAGES!!

2. You ABSOLUTELY can NOT submit your own family!!

3. Generally – the session takes place in/around Mansfield!

4. The session is for an immediate family. For example: I CAN submit my brother & his wife & their two kids but NOT my parents & my brother & his family & my sister & her family & the four of us.

5. In order to give a session away I need 10 submissions by March 14th!!

I will be choosing from the entries and announce the winners on March 15th!!

Make sure to tell me WHAT MAKES THEIR FAMILY BEAUTIFUL.

HINT: Don’t be afraid to write too much!

I can’t wait to read your submissions!

*G* FAMILY

Filed under: an hour in the life,beautiful,family,just because,kiddos,lifestyle,love,portraits,silhouette — admin at 1:30 pm on Monday, February 7, 2022

Heleen and her family were submitted by here sister for my BEAUTIFUL contest in March of 2021!!

We set up a Monday evening in September and it was an absolutely GORGEOUS evening!!

I hope you can FEEL the happiness in these photos!!

I LOVE this sheet with the shadows!!! You might have figured out that it’s my new favorite thing!

GORGEOUS!!

The definition of childhood – a big stick as a sword!!

PURE PERFECTION!!

Heleen – I LOVED hanging out and chatting about life and Jesus with you!! I can’t WAIT till next time!

 

MOTHER & DAUGHTER

Filed under: animals,beautiful,family,just because,portraits — admin at 3:30 pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021

Heather submitted her sister for my mini BEAUTIFUL contest over Christmas!!

I got there a little early and made a friend!

GORGEOUS!

Jessica! Thanks for meeting up with me for a quick session of you and your daughter!! I’ll see you later this year!

*K* FAMILY – BEAUTIFUL WINNERS

Filed under: an hour in the life,beautiful,creek exploring,family,kiddos,lifestyle — admin at 10:57 am on Sunday, June 13, 2021

Last year – Scott & Terri were the BEAUTIFUL winners! Well – last year was a CRAZY year for all of us – but Scott & Terri had even extra stress thrown in there – so their session slipped under the cracks.

BUT – we were FINALLY able to schedule it!

Scott and I grew up together in church. We were pretty close friends in later high school (if I remember right) and then went our separate ways like people do!

It was AWESOME to be able to gift his family with a photo session.

Before our session – they said – “we’re not picture people.”

“We’re not picture people.”

I love when people tell me they’re not “picture people.”

Because you ARE picture people.

NOT. PICTURE. PEOPLE.

Now you know – Scott & Terri ARE indeed picture people!!

I loved hanging out with you for the evening! I hope to see you again soon!!!

 

 

BEAUTIFUL 2021

Filed under: beautiful — admin at 11:18 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The winner of 2021 BEAUTIFUL is

HELEEN & SEAN!!

Heleen’s sister said – “She is kind and funny and loving. She has a giving heart and loves those around her effortlessly.”

I can’t say this enough – MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE EXACTLY HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU!!

Thank you SO MUCH for your submissions this year!!!

BEAUTIFUL

Filed under: beautiful — admin at 11:29 am on Thursday, April 1, 2021

BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY – BEAUTIFUL

In 2010 – I started a a new program: BEAUTIFUL!!

I quit my job as a secretary to pursue photography FULL-TIME in 2009!

During 2009 & 2010 – photography was certainly my FULL-TIME business!!

Then Fitzy was born in 2011 & Enoch in 2013 and raising babies became my FULL-TIME business and photography took a little bit of a back seat.

The boys are older now and I feel like I won’t be missing out on ALL the things by diving back into photography on a more full-time basis!

2020 was a CRAZY year BUT I did get to photograph SO MANY OF YOU!!

I am hoping I get to see even more beautiful faces & help tell more beautiful stories this year!!

Email me @ dcbarden@gmail.com – write a paragraph or two about a family you know that deserves a FREE photo session.

Here are the rules:

1. You MUST EMAIL me. NO FACEBOOK MESSAGES!! NO INSTAGRAM DIRECT MESSAGES!!

2. You can NOT submit your own family!!

3. Generally – the session takes place in/around Mansfield!

4. The session is for an immediate family. For example: I CAN submit my brother & his wife & their two kids but NOT my parents & my brother & his family & my sister & her family & the four of us.

5. In order to give a session away I need 10 submissions by April 15th!!

I will be choosing from the entries and announce the winners at the end of that week!!

Make sure to tell me WHAT MAKES THEIR FAMILY BEAUTIFUL.

HINT: Don’t be afraid to write too much!

I can’t wait to read your submissions!

BEAUTIFUL 2020

Filed under: beautiful — admin at 7:25 pm on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The winner of 2020 BEAUTIFUL is

TERRI & SCOTT KELSALL!!

Read what Terri’s friend wrote about her –

“I honestly can’t say enough of how she is full of grace, beauty, and the love of Jesus.

She inspires me every single day. She always has a smile on her face! She is tough. She is fierce.

She is beauty and strength. She is an amazing mom and wife. She is so selfless.

She is such a dear, dear friend.”

I can’t say this enough – MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE EXACTLY HOW MUCH THEY MEAN TO YOU!!

Thank you SO MUCH for your submissions this year!!!

 

TEN YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL

Filed under: beautiful — admin at 12:09 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY – BEAUTIFUL

In 2010 – I started a a new program: BEAUTIFUL!!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S BEEN TEN YEARS!

I quit my job as a secretary to pursue photography FULL-TIME in 2009!

During 2009 & 2010 – photography was certainly my FULL-TIME business!!

Then Fitzy was born in 2011 & Enoch in 2013 and raising babies became my FULL-TIME business and photography took a little bit of a back seat.

The boys are older now and I feel like I won’t be missing out on ALL the things by diving back into photography on a more full-time basis!

I am SO EXCITED about BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY in 2020!!

MAKE SURE TO GET IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA!!!

To celebrate TEN years of BEAUTIFUL – I’ll be giving away TWO sessions this year!!

Email me @ dcbarden@gmail.com – write a paragraph or two about a family you know that deserves a FREE photo session.

Here are the rules:

1. You MUST EMAIL me. NO FACEBOOK MESSAGES!! NO INSTAGRAM DIRECT MESSAGES!!

2. You can NOT submit your own family!!

3. Generally – the session takes place in/around Mansfield!

4. The session is for an immediate family. For example: I CAN submit my brother & his wife & their two kids but NOT my parents & my brother & his family & my sister & her family & the four of us.

5. In order to give TWO sessions away – I need 20 submissions by March 15th!!

I will be choosing from the entries and announce the winners at the end of March!

Make sure to tell me WHAT MAKES THEIR FAMILY BEAUTIFUL.

HINT: Don’t be afraid to write too much!

I can’t wait to read your submissions!

BEAUTIFUL

Filed under: beautiful — admin at 11:13 am on Monday, April 1, 2019

It’s not only the TENTH anniversary of BARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY actually being in business – it’s also the TENTH year I’ve been doing the BEAUTIFUL CONTEST!!!

I heard from 14 of you – sharing your story about the people you love. THANK YOU!!

I don’t know if I’ve told you this before – but I narrow it down to about 5 people and then I let someone else decide.

She doesn’t know the names of the people submitting. And she usually doesn’t know the people IN the submissions.

It doesn’t get any easier year after year – maybe a bit harder!

THIS YEAR – the winner of BEAUTIFUL – David & Ericka!!

Their submission just resonated with me. There was something about them.

AND – I found out that my mystery helper felt that their submission spoke to her too!

DONE! That’s it! THEY ARE THE WINNERS!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for submitting the people you love. MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM!!!

And don’t forget to check your messenger or e-mail for a special deal for the families that were submitted to BEAUTIFUL!

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