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      “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”   – Ansel Adams

      ABOUT JESSICA ARDEN

      Hi! I’m Jessica Arden, but you can call me Jessi. I’m a photographer, wife, sister, daughter, crier & laugh-until-I -crier. When I am asked how long I have been a photographer, I always say forever. I fell in love with photography in the darkroom in middle school & knew then and there that I was going to be a photographer when I grew up. I went on to get a degree in photography from ASU (Go Mountaineers!) & spent four lovely years studying photography in the mountains of North Carolina. The best thing about my job is the people that I get to know. I love when a client becomes a friend.  I love when a bride calls me to tell me she is expecting her first child. And yes, I am probably crying behind my camera during your father daughter dance and you might find me on the dance floor at the end of the night.

      When I’m not out on a photographic adventure, you can find me at home in Charlotte, NC with my high school sweetheart/husband, our hound dog, Moose & my growing collection of plants.

      Photo Credit: Amy Blakely & Ariel Perry Photography 

      ‘Un. Believe. Able. 

      You’ve got us laughing, in tears, and falling in love with the night, our family, our friends and our fabulous vendors all over again. It’s just beyond perfect. Really. Beyond. ‘  -Nikki
       
      ‘This experience was so wonderful!! Jessi has the best personality you could possibly ask for when searching for a photographer. She’s super personable and really funny.’  -Lacey
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