Bethany + John Michael - Alabama Wedding

I was so excited that Bethany and John Michael chose me to be their wedding photographer. Bethany is such a special person to me, and it's been wonderful to watch her fall in love with John Michael. I didn't meet John Michael until the day of the wedding, but I could immediately tell that he loves Bethany, and loves her two babies. I think their new life together will be filled with love. 

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Bethany's dress was so beautiful! I love seeing the different personalities that wedding dresses reflect. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Little River, being just like mommy and putting on make up in front of the mirror before photos. Luckily, she just played with the brushes and didn't actually try to apply any. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Bethany and John Michael didn't want to see each other before the wedding, but they wanted an opportunity to pray together. I love that these two took a moment to just be together with God before everything got hectic. 

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Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

She's so pretty!

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Journey did an excellent job walking his mom down the aisle. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

Marry someone who looks at you like this. 

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Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

After making vows to Bethany, John Michael knelt down and spoke to Journey and River. It was a private moment, and we didn't hear what was said, but this moment got me right in the feeler. If this doesn't get you, you can't get got. 

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Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

The kids are suddenly disinterested. Haha!

Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Tennessee Wedding Photographer

The brand new family!

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Ellie + Angelo - San Diego Wedding

I'm FINALLY getting around to blogging this wedding, and I'm so excited! Ellie contacted me on the recommendation of a friend and agreed to fly me and Kyle out to California to shoot her wedding. Only weeks later our friends moved from Fresno to San Diego - only five minutes from the wedding venue. Kyle and I spent the week hanging out with our friends, visiting with his parents, and exploring San Diego. On Thursday we had an awesome time shooting this wedding for two of the kindest people. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography
Stephanie Benge Photography | San Diego Wedding Photography

Brooke + J.T. - Memphis, TN Wedding at Cedar Hall

Kyle and I loved shooting Brooke and J.T.'s wedding. Notice I said Kyle and I - he's my official second shooter now! We've shot several weddings together now and I definitely like having him as my second. He's my favorite so far. Anyway, this was such a beautiful wedding. Cedar Hall is an AMAZING venue, with so much character and beautiful spots for photos. This couple is so sweet, and it was easy to tell how much they loved each other. They were both so excited to be starting their lives together. Also, BROOKE IS SO BEAUTIFUL! 

Thanks to our amazing clients and the awesome group of vendors that made this day great!

Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photography | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall
Stephanie Benge Photography | Memphis Wedding Photographer | Cedar Hall

Kerry + Jose - Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

I mentioned in my preview post a little bit about my trip to Cincinnati. I ate some awesome food and had my first experience at an airbnb. All of that was great, but let's talk about the real reason I was there - THIS WEDDING! 

I remember seeing Kerry at a wedding I photographed last year. At that wedding reception I remember thinking that girl is so pretty, and she looks like she is having so much fun. I wanted to be her friend. Only a a little while later I received an email from her that she'd gotten engaged and was looking for a wedding photographer! I first met Jose when I traveled to Louisville, KY for their engagement session last fall. You can see that session HERE. What I learned at their engagement session is that these two are so kind and sweet... and they are awesome dancers.

On the day of their wedding the forecast predicted rain for all day. I obsessively refreshed my weather app to see if anything had changed. It was amazing. Right as I arrived at the hotel (in the rain) the weather app said that the chance of rain was greatly reduced during the two times of day we would need to be outside. AMAZING.

Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

This wedding was my first ever Catholic mass! Like lots of people, I was raised in an certain religious group and I'm still practicing that faith today. I think it's so interesting (and so important) to see how people of different faiths and different denominations go about worshiping God. There's so much we can learn from our differences. It was a great experience. 

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The way these two look at each other!

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Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Perfect rainless sky. Perfect time of day. Perfect newlyweds. Perfect.

Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Doesn't she look great?

Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

I loved the toasts at this wedding. Jose's brother delivered his speech in English and Spanish, so that everyone could understand. It occurred to me how amazing it is that people can be family and be celebrating the same moment with the same amount of joy and enthusiasm and not even speak the same language. 

Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer
Stephanie Benge Photography | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer