Ardent Photography - A Unique Vision of Everyday

University Place, Washington

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Sarah McTernen

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Living an Ardent Life

Eclectic Photographic Art to Enhance the Nature of Your Walls
I specialize in the little things that make you go hmmm. My photography is not created with Photoshop actions and is minimally edited. I have always strived to keep my work as close to the dark room as digitally possible.

All of my photographs are available in multiple sizes, framed and unframed, and are printed by a professional lab. Each photograph is also available as a digital download. Want framing suggestions or printing suggestions. just convo me.

I split my time between this shop and my jewelry store ( ).

The first photographs I ever took were not art, that came later. The love of being able to capture the world as I see it grew slowly amidst other talents and curiosities. I chose to start Ardent Photography because I was working on my photos so much, I thought if I made it a business I wouldn't feel like I was just wasting time. Through the years my work has changed, it has grown and developed. I use a lot less software and a lot more time to create images. I am adamant about my work being my work, so I do not use actions. The majority of my images are not edited. They are processed through a RAW program, with minor adjustments made there and then they are done.

I am one of those people who cannot limit myself to one passion. I am a photographic artist, a jewelry designer, a writer, a mother, a teacher, and so much more. I believe in living an Ardent Life.

Thank you for visiting,
Sarah McTernen

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  • Sarah McTernen


    I am an artist in a lot of different mediums including photography, jewelry and food. My work is diverse and ecclectic; the only string that holds it all together is my unique style of seeing.

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  • Professional Photo Lab

    Hunt Valley, Md.

    Professional Photo Lab that caters to professional photographers printing on Kodak Endura Archival Paper with high quality equipment.

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Last updated on Dec 4, 2017


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