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17 November 2019

Getting a videographer for my wedding on 11/9/19 was a complete surprise! My parents surprised me the night before the wedding with Cardens Videogrpaher to capture my big day! ! That being said, I didn’t research anything about their work and I didn’t even know who they were but all I can say is that they were AMAZING to work with! She worked perfectly with my photographer and they planned everything together that day! I would highly suggest them to any bride I know getting married! I am so excited to see my sneak peak and full video!!! More...

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22 September 2019

Our wedding was last weekend at a vineyard and they gave us a photo preview that so far looks amazing. Virginia and Tim are complete professionals that mean business they are there to capture your day. The one picture I literally felt like I could touch and feel my hair on my neck- it’s insane how good they are. I know for a fact I will be able to relive that special day because of their expertise. They were really flexible and work with you. They were always available even when I emailed late at night. If you want natural photos to capture moments of your special day I highly recommended. More...

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20 August 2019

When we considered our wedding day, I knew the output of the photos were important, but until it happened, I didn't realize how important it was to have someone as professional, fun, and flexible as Tim. We first met Tim at our engagement shoot and we immediately knew we picked the right vendor. He drove to Center City Philadelphia for us, was on time, and was super friendly. He walked around the area with us to find the perfect spot - and had such an eye for charming backgrounds. We were floored when we got the photos back! Our wedding day was super windy, and again, we didn't have much direction on where we wanted the photos. Tim found great, urban spots, and directed us the whole way. During our reception and ceremony, it was like he and his assistant weren't even there, while they just blended right in as they captured the perfect shots. We even got our photos back way quicker than we thought we would! Tim was patient and thoughtful, and we couldn't recommend him more! More...

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30 July 2019

Choosing Carden's to capture the best day of our lives with both photography and videography was one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire process!

Virginia, Tim, and Lee (videographer) were a pleasure to work with, they were centrally located and were willing to travel down to Philly for our engagement shoot at Longwood Gardens as well as up to Northeastern Pennsylvania for our actual wedding. Tim braved the crowds at Longwood on the first beautiful spring day of the season to give us incredible engagement pictures that make it seem like we were the only people in the gardens that whole day!

They gave great advice on selecting a package that worked for the schedule of our day and they coordinated everything seamlessly. On the actual day of the wedding they were able to split up and capture every minute of the day, even with my husband and I getting ready at 2 separate locations and the ceremony being at a third site. Tim and Virginia shoot a huge variety of weddings - this was important to us because we wanted a photo/video team that knew how to capture beautiful moments at our ceremony but who were also able to capture all of the fun and excitement of our reception. They did an impeccable job!

We received our photos just a few weeks after our wedding and they were beyond our wildest dreams. When they say they give you every photo they take, they really mean it! Then, just a few weeks later we received our coming soon video, followed quickly by our highlight video and we can't stop watching them! They were able to capture all of the emotions of that day, our favorite moments, and all of the details - watching the video literally allows us to relive our entire wedding day, we could not have asked for a better way to experience those memories.

Many thanks to this incredible team! If you want a great group of people that cares passionately about their work and puts the time in to making your wedding memories more beautiful than you ever dreamed, work with Carden's!
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30 July 2019

I’m in love with our court wedding pictures!!! Virginia did a phenomenal job and she was super friendly and professional too! We are so thankful we chose Cardens for our special day. Highly recommend! More...

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17 June 2019

Virginia and Tim totally blew us away! They were responsive leading up to the big day, arrived on time, and took advantage of every second of the day. They captured the smallest of details that otherwise would have been forgotten, and candid moments that make the best pictures. We got all of our photos back in 2 weeks, and love every single one of them. They were flexible when we needed to keep them for 2 extra hours on the wedding day. We had a large reception (270 people) and they captured everything without us even knowing they were there. They did our video as well which we can’t wait to get back! We were very happy with our experience, beginning to end and highly recommend them. More...

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10 June 2019

An overall excellent experience working with Carden's. The day of the wedding everything went smoothly and efficiently. When we got our pictures (they were available in just over a week)! We were in awe. Everything was captured so beautifully and we couldnt believe how many pictures we got. All of the pictures were edited and amazing. We couldnt get over not only how quickly we got them back but how perfect they were. Thank you so much.

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12 August 2017

Virginia and Tim did both our engagement/wedding pictures and I was in love with them all! They came up with some locations when I wasn't sure where to go, which was so helpful. The scenery in my wedding pictures with all the natural lightening was breathtaking. Thank you Cardens! More...

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3 June 2017

Virginia and Tim were awesome to work work with. From the start of the planning process to after the wedding, they always responded to emails and calls and were extremely helpful in helping us come up with our wedding timeline. When we got our pictures back we were amazed. I felt like it was someone else's wedding and not even me, the pictures were so beautiful! They captured everything so perfectly and exactly how I wanted them to look. We could not be happier with our decision to use the Carden's. They are so talented in what they do and were so easy to work with on the day of. They were always calm and ready to take pictures of everything that was going on. I would use them again in a heartbeat. More...

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3 June 2017

Virginia and Tim photographed my wedding. They were so easy to work with. They are laid back and made me and my husband feel super comfortable. When I was looking for a photographer, it was getting frustrating for me, because I just could not find pictures that I really connected with. Then I found Carden's through facebook! An old friend of mine from high school had them photograph her wedding. She said they were pretty much perfect to work. When she sent the link to their blog, I knew I HAD TO HAVE THEM! After meeting with them in their studio the choice was obvious and I am so happy to have had them capture the best day ever!!! More...

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3 June 2017

Cardens Photography did such an amazing job photographing our engagement shoot and wedding! They were so easy to work with and really know how to get natural, flattering poses out of everybody. During our wedding day, they got beautiful pictures of everything! All of the important moments, all of the family portraits, and every little detail. They were nearly invisible at our reception, but managed to get perfect pictures of every bit. Looking through all of the photos truly feels like reliving the day!

It's been less than a week since our wedding, and they already have added tons of photos from our wedding to their blog. Their work is stunning, and I couldn't be happier with our decision to have them photograph our wedding!
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3 June 2017

Virginia and Tim were wonderful from the first contact until after we received our pictures. They always responded to emails promptly and efficiently. They really made us feel important. They even sent a thank you gift after we booked them for our wedding! Prior to the wedding we had a quick call to go over everything, however I was so confident in their ability the probably was not needed. They were so efficient and quick for our family portraits and the rest of the day they were totally behind the scenes. Our images were online in a few weeks and going through the images was amazing. Every picture was beautiful! Thank you Carden's! More...

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3 June 2017

We loved working with Cardens. Virginia and Tim were fun to work with and are very talented. Definitely recommend this couple!

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3 June 2017

They are always quick to respond to questions and offer any helpful advice they can. Tim and Virginia were great to work with on the wedding day. They captured all the special moments without being intrusive at all. The pictures were ready within a weeks and you can tell how much care and attention to detail went into them. Would suggest anyone getting married contact the Carden's for the photography. More...

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3 June 2017

If I could give more than 5 stars I would! These guys are incredible. Really wonderful to work with and extremely talented! Virginia and Tim were so easy to get in touch with during the entire planning process. They answered all of my emails/questions quickly and really put me at ease during the entire planning process - especially when things got crazy the week of the wedding! As far as their photography goes, these guys are SUPER talented and we have some amazing pictures to help us remember our special day. I cannot wait to see the video!

Carden's Photography was recommended to me by a close friend, and I plan on passing their name along to anyone that I know planning a wedding. Excellent work, excellent job. Thank you! I hope to work with you two again in the future!
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3 June 2017

We were so happy to have Virginia and Tim be a part of our day. They are professional, extremely easy to work with, and above all, amazing photographers. Looking through the photographs of our wedding day, we instantly saw that they captured everything. In every picture you can see the love, the tears, the nerves, and the joy and happiness. We can truly relive our wedding from these photographs, and they certainly exceeded our expectations. More...

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3 June 2017

Tim and Virginia were awesome. After the engagement session I was even more excited about my upcoming wedding. The engagement pictures were up online within a day and then my flash drive (which was beautiful) arrived in the mail shortly after. They always answer emails quickly and are super helpful for a first time bride planning my whole wedding. The wedding day I was even happier with choosing them. They were laid back and really blending in. I have seen some photographers who are really all over the place like close to the alter, using flash all day barking out orders etc. These guys did none of those things. They were quietly capturing every detail and moment that was important to us. Our pictures were back in around 3 weeks and I was thrilled in reliving my wedding day with such beautiful pictures. Thank you again Tim and Virginia!! More...

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3 June 2017

Virginia and Tim were wonderful photographers to work with. They were very responsive and great at helping us to decide where to take pictures. We will treasure the pictures we have from our engagement session and our wedding forever, they are beautiful. Also they are not generic wedding photos, Virginia and Tim really know what they are doing and work to make sure the pictures are special. I strongly recommend using them for your wedding! More...

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20 May 2017

I Would recommend Cardens Photography to anyone!

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26 November 2016

irginia and Tim did the photography and videography for our wedding at the Knowlton Mansion. They were easy to work with. They also did our engagement photos which came out great . I had made a pinterest board for ideas, but I likes our images more than the ones I actually saved there. From start to finish everything went great with the planning, picking a package etc. We are super happy with our final products for both our photos and video. More...

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20 August 2016

As we began planning our wedding, we knew capturing our day in photos and video was one of the most important things to us. So we wanted the best! We found the best with Carden’s. We hired Carden’s for our engagement photos and wedding. We also hired our wedding videographers through them. We couldn’t have made a better decision! Tim and Virginia drove down to State College to take our engagement photos and we knew right away that they were awesome! They are so professional and yet super down to earth. They are much more than just photographers. They are artists that know what angles, lighting, backgrounds, and poses will make for amazing shots. They don’t just take pretty portraits, they capture emotions on camera in a way that makes you really relive that moment. After hiring them, there is almost no planning you have to do with them. Just let them do their thing! They know exactly what they are doing. No need to put together a shot list, they know what is important to get on film. At our wedding, we honestly didn’t even notice they were there half the time, but they found a way to sneak around and get the most amazing candid shots! Our videographers were just as amazing! They had us do a few poses and actions and turned it into a masterpiece. We were so surprised on our wedding day when they whipped out a drone to fly over the valley to capture breathtaking footage. How cool is that!? With our videography package came a 4 minute highlight film, which absolutely blew us away. They used the most perfect moments and parts of the speeches that hit every emotion possible. We have received an endless amount of compliments on the video and photos we have so far. We can’t wait to get the rest! We can’t be more thankful for all the great memories they captured on photo/video. What they do is priceless and will be treasured for many years to come! We will definitely be in touch for photos when we begin to grow our family! More...

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17 October 2015

Virginia and Tim are absolutely amazing. They are so professional and also give great directions and guidance. I love their candid shots that truly captured the moments of my wedding day. I also recieved plenty of comments on how discrete they were throughout the day taking pictures. I would highly recommend them. More...

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18 September 2015

Tim and Virginia are the most amazing photography duo we could have asked for on our wedding day. From the moment I found them online I fell in love with how they captured weddings. After talking with them about their packages I felt very confident booking them, very reasonable pricing especially because they work as a team capturing every moment. On the wedding day Virginia and Tim worked like a well oiled machine. One moment I especially loved was when they got a few pictures of us looking out of a barn window, Virginia stood outside getting pictures of us looking out while Tim got pictures of us from inside the barn. They gave GREAT direction and made everyone involved very comfortable. I will absolutely be recommending them to anyone I know getting married and can not compliment them enough! More...

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4 September 2015

Tim and Virginia were amazing! You didn't even know they were there. They completely blend in with the crowd and venue, and their work is second to none. Our engagement pictures were the best photos of us we have, and we cannot wait for our wedding photos! We will definitely be strongly recommending them to all family and friends looking for photography services, Thank you so much Tim and Virginia! More...

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1 August 2015

Virginia and Tim were fantastic to work with! They not only do an incredible job and capture every perfect moment but they have great personalities and are very easy to work with! During my ceremony I didn't even know they were there but they managed to capture amazing images! I highly recommend this awesome husband and wife team for all of your photography needs! More...

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24 April 2015

Words cannot explain how thrilled we have been from start to finish with Cardens Photography. They were recommended to me by a coworker when I first got engaged. I felt like their price was extremely competitive for the package that we got, and not only that but they aren't some big company -- just a married couple working together. We chose not to do an engagement session and I was worried that might take away from the wedding day experience, as couples often are able to bond with their photographers that way. We booked the wedding date for 8 mos after being engaged, and by the time we booked the Cardens we only had 6 months to go. But they were so easy to get along with immediately. The groom and groomsmen got ready at the hotel, and myself and the bridesmaids got ready at the venue, and Virginia came and shot photos of us while Tim went to meet with the guys. Later my groom told me how great Tim was and how he fit right in and hung out with the guys. The pictures he took of my husband and the groomsmen are absolutely priceless. He captured the guys personalities so well, and made my groom look like a model. Within a week of my wedding I got a link with proofs, and in less than 3 weeks after my wedding day I got a STUNNING package with a wooden box holding the USB with all of our images and 50 "free" (included in our package) 4x6 prints chosen by Tim and Virginia. I shared the link of all the proofs with my wedding coordinator and my family and friends immediately, and was so happy with all of the compliments I got on the actual photography and not just the pictures themselves. The photos are sharp, bright, and so perfectly done. I am generally not a photogenic person and have been told ALL my life that i am "prettier in person" and was very worried I wouldn't be pleased with myself in photographs. They did an amazing job getting so many shots that is is truly impossible for me to be unhappy, I feel beautiful, happy, and so excited to show off my wedding photos. More...

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15 November 2014

Virginia and Tim are AMAZING. They did an incredible job documenting the details of our big day. We recently received our images and couldn't be more happy with them. In addition to the incredible images they captured, they were a true pleasure working with (very important with your photographers as they are a part of your entire day).

We are wedding vendors ourselves (The Details Matter) and consistently recommend Cardens Photography to our clients when asked. We had very high expectations for our own day and those expectations were far exceeded!
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6 September 2014

We had our engagement photos done prior to the wedding with our package we purchased. I think this is a great option to get to know Tim and Virginia before the big wedding day and we were then confident that everything was going to be perfect come wedding day. I highly recommend their talent to all! We look forward to using them in our new adventure of becoming parents!
Thank you Carden's for capturing our wedding memories!
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31 October 2013

This team did both photography and cinematography for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and they always listened to what we wanted. For our trash the dress, my husband was giving off bad vibes because he naturally does not like to take pictures. They were able to make him feel more comfortable and help him to really let loose during the shoot! The trash the dress photos came back nice as I am sure that the movie and wedding photos will come out amazing as well.
I would use this team again to capture of my future life events. No regrets with using Cardens photograhy!! Actually, one of my best decisions ever!
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19 October 2013

We recently used Cardens Photography for our October wedding out in Central Pennsylvania after 2 of our friends had used them in the past for their wedding photography. We are so glad that we ended up choosing Cardens as they definitely made us feel at ease while taking pictures.

I was really unsure of what I wanted in a photography package and Virginia patiently answered all of my questions regarding all of the packages. I didn't think I wanted an engagement session, but it ended up coming with the package we chose and boy am I glad that we did it. It gave us a chance to get to know Virginia and a chance to help me get used to having my picture taken. Virginia was also always very good about responding to my e-mails in a timely manner (usually within 48 hours) and literally answering each and every question that I had.

Our pictures were just recently posted to their online gallery and I have to say they did NOT disappoint. Virginia and her assistant captured some fantastic images of us on our wedding day and I can't wait to be able to create our storybooks and to get prints made of some of our favorite images!

I would 200% recommend Cardens to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!!
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14 July 2013

Picking the Carden's was probably the best decision we made. They were amazing to work with, truly talented people. They were laid back and totally behind the scenes while capturing the days events. Our blog was up in a couple days and we were wowed. I never thought our day could have been captured so perfect. Candid, fun and totally what I wanted! Thank you so much Virginia and Tim More...

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15 April 2013

Our wedding is next year (I had to lie about the date so I could post this) but we just did the engagement shoot with the photographers and we couldn't have been happier! They are without a doubt the best photographers to work with and they know exactly how to get a great shot! We have only seen five photos from the engagement shoot & we are already in love with them. I cannot wait to see the rest I know they will be equally as beautiful.

Carden's were super flexible with pricing and packages. We told them our budget and they worked with us to get EXACTLY what we wanted. I was honestly shocked at how nice and how willing to work with us they were, most photographers have a set package that you cannot change. They also worked out an awesome payment plan with us which is very helpful for any bride, especially when you are starting to book wedding halls, DJs, and buy dresses that require a large down payment.

I have already recommended the Carden's to one of my friends who is getting married next summer & she is getting ready to book them. I recommend the Carden's to anyone who is getting married! They take flawless photos that capture how happy the couples are. I looked at a lot of photographers & I felt like they took nice pictures but that I could take those exact same pictures with just a really nice camera. A lot of pictures were just the couples sitting and smiling at the camera like they were getting their yearbook picture taken. The Carden's are very different, they don't just have you sit and smile at the camera, they make sure the pictures are very natural & create pictures that look like they came from a magazine. Overall, I couldn't be happier with the way everything went! I am looking forward to my wedding day for even more fabulous pictures!
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3 November 2012

I fell in love with cardens' photos when I saw them online. We had a very small budget so I did not think we could afford them, but they were very willing to work with me.
I dealt mostly with Virginia who was very willing to answer my questions promptly even when she was out of the country. She was flexible in setting up times, and I cannot wait to see the photos. I'm sure they will be beautiful.
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6 October 2012

As an out of state bride, I was not able to do many face to face meetings. Any time I called or emailed with a question or request, I received a thorough response very timely. I was very pleased with their organization and professionalism from the very beginning.

Throughout the wedding day we enjoyed our experience with the photos. Nothing was forced. We were able to be ourselves and have all those moments captured. The photos we have seen so far are absolutely beautiful and really show us as a couple.

Our experience was amazing and we are very glad we made the choice we did. THANK YOU!
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8 September 2012

Carden's did our photography for our wedding on 9/8 and did a great job! They were always quick to respond to all emails and answer all our questions. On the day of the wedding, I didn't even realize they were there! We are still waiting on most of our pictures, but the ones we've seen we love! They did our formal pictures in under an hour which we really appreciated and never made us stop or pulled us away from anything to take photos through out the night! I would highly recommend Tim and Virginia! More...

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14 April 2012

I found Cardens Photograpy through a friend who had recently gotten married. They did such a great job with the videography for her wedding that I contacted them immediately. Virginia and Tim were always easy to reach and Tim made sure he had all the details necessary the week before the wedding. We hadn't met them in person because they live far from us, but if my friend loved them and said they were a dream to work with, I knew we would be in good hands.

They were awesome to spend the day with and were on top of everything. As a bridal vendor myself I have seen a great deal of bad photography/bad videography. I've been witness to videographers being intrusive or completely oblivious to moments that they should be capturing. Virginia and Tim were the complete opposite! Always staying a step ahead and filming all the moments I really wanted to capture!

Virginia spent the first part of the day in my suite watching the madness of getting hair/makeup done and she was awesome to have around! She was helpful and calm and didn't let any of the surrounding craziness get to her!

Thank you to both you guys for working with us!

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11 November 2011

They are very responsive with my queries and was very generous in creating my wedding video. Most of our communications were just via email and it's very comforting to deal with professionals who respond to my emails very quickly and this husband and wife team are just that kind of people. They are very creative and and easy to deal with. It's no surprise that all their clients just have high remarks. Thank you Tim and Vrginia! More...

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29 October 2011

The pictures are beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They take pictures of the day instead of making they day feel like a photo shoot. Sometimes it took a few days for them to get back to me but they are full time photographers and are very busy. It does take a while to get your pictures back from them but when you do it's worth it cause they are great! We did have to double our photography budget for them but these were the pictures we wanted. We still have to decide what we want for our album but the samples they showed us are awesome and I know it'll be great! More...

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15 October 2011

Virginia and Tim Carden did our October 15 wedding. They were so easygoing and pleasant to work with before the wedding. They were always responsive to our questions and took all of our requests very seriously. They really helped us to figure out scheduling and logistics.

On our wedding day, they arrived right on time and got right to work. They captured all the important pre-wedding details. They were extremely flexible and patient. They are also just really nice people! During the ceremony and reception, they were completely inconspicuous. I hardly remember seeing them at all. They weren't pushy like some wedding photographers and just captured really candid beautiful moments.

We just got our online gallery and could not be happier. The pictures are so beautiful and artistic. There are so many planned and unplanned details, like stunning shots of the sky and backgrounds. The photos truly capture the love we felt on our wedding day. The colors and composition are gorgeous. I would highly recommend Virginia and Tim Carden. They are professional, organized, and experienced, while being incredibly talented, artistic, and fun. Their prices are also amazingly reasonable. We really trusted them to take fabulous pictures that we would always cherish, and they delivered beyond our expectations. I would hire them again in a heartbeat.
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12 June 2011

Carden's Photography did such an amazing job on capturing our wedding and day after photo shoot/trash the dress session. I worked with Carden's Photography mostly by email (prior to our wedding) as they are located out of state. They were always quick to respond to my inquiries and up for any ideas I had. I felt very comfortable with the photographers and can't wait for them to capture our next milestone. We will definitely use them again in the future. AWESOME PHOTOS!!!! More...

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22 October 2010

Virginia and Tim Carden are wonderful to work with. They took amazing photos at our wedding in Gettysburg on a very cold, wet, October day. They repeatedly said the lighting was perfect for picture-taking and they were right; the shots came out beautifully. They have a very unique photography style and the photo quality is outstanding. Overall, great photographers and very nice people! More...

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16 October 2010

The husband and wife team of Carden's were fantastic to work with! We are so happy with our wedding photos. They couldn't have done a better job!

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2 October 2010

Tim and Virginia were amazing! I knew after a phone conversation that I was done looking and that I couldn't wait to meet them in person. Our engagement session was the first time that we had met in person and it wasn't an awkward situation. They made us comfortable and the photos turned out great. It was a great lead up to the ceremony and reception. It seemed that they were seamlessly, everywhere! I've never felt more beautiful than I did after seeing the photos from the wedding day. I can't wait to come up with a reason to have more photos taken with Cardens. Thanks! More...

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25 September 2010

The best compliment I can give the Carden's is that I'm a photographer myself and we are the hardest to please, but I am in love with my wedding & engagement photos! They were so on the ball at our wedding & I didn't have to worry about a thing. You can't beat their quality for the same price in central PA- trust me, I did the research! More...

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17 July 2010

Kraig and I are so happy to have found Cardens Photography on WeddingWire. We lived in North Carolina but were getting married in our hometown in Pennsylvania and Virginia was so helpful through the whole process. ..We have not seen all the photos yet but the photos that we have seen are amazing and the slideshow that she provides is beautiful!!!! I would recommend Cardens to everyone I know!!! More...

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