Simply, Ardent Papers is a small photography studio in NW Indiana - but it's more complicated than that.

Everything is more complicated. Our passion is soulfully capturing life with a camera. That is where it gets complicated. Capturing life in a still photo takes the eye of someone who believes that all moments are important, all people are beautiful, and sometimes it's better to let life unfold naturally - instead of forcing it.

I, Brienne Hooker, have been working professionally for 8 years. I am armed with a degree in communication and art that gives me direction in shooting and designing as well as my client relationships. I see life as art - and art in every aspect of the lives we live.

Since most professional photographers are using the same cameras and photo editing software - it is essential to find a photographer that has something else to offer. As my photos will tell you, I am patient, and thoughtful, and desire to capture your most precious minutes with little fussing. I will provide opportunity and gentle direction when needed, but will mostly allow life to happen before my camera lens and wait for just the right moment to shoot.

Our professional prints are guaranteed by the lab for 250 years if kept with care. Our albums fall under the same guarantee. You cannot replace the need for thoughtful, patient, professional photos in your most important of moments. We keep photographs because when the moment is gone - it's gone forever. It's the soul that comes back to life when you look at a photograph that makes those moments somehow live on - in every glance, every smile, every laugh.

A photo is worth.

Weddings are our specialty - but no event, family, graduating senior will be ignored. We cherish small, intimate events - and delight in the client who hires us to do what we do best - show up and wait. We are also eager to travel to new places. If we do not offer what you're looking for on our website, please contact us with your details. A new challenge is always welcomed!