Hello and welcome. My name’s Benny and I’m here to give you the skinny on Photo Of The Bride, my portrait & wedding photography corner of the web. I’m glad you stopped by!
I love documenting weddings. I learned professional event photography shooting weddings so they’ll always be special for me. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in economics and started my career working in finance for Big Oil. Needless to say, weddings weren’t really in the picture.
But somewhere along the way I decided to move back to Austin to pursue passion, storytelling and creativity. Before long I was shooting for a local photography studio that documented 300+ weddings a year. Initially I was assisting, but before long I was able to shoot my first wedding and I was hooked. Two years and dozens of weddings later, I had developed my own style and honed a vision. That’s when Photo Of The Bride was born.
My clients value photography and I appreciate the importance of their big day. I get to push myself technically, creatively and artistically at every wedding and I love that. Best of all, I get to make images that move people and, in some small way, help to tell their story. That’s very rewarding for me.
I believe in “the moment”. To me the best images are those that capture a beautiful, fleeting span of time. I’m a technical wizard/nerd for sure — that’s a requisite for any good photographer. But I know that the real magic is always in the moment. A fraction of a second beautifully captured can tell a story all its own and that’s always my aim. The moment always wins.
Although I’m a photojournalist first, I provide all necessary direction to keep the day flowing. In a lot of ways a good wedding photographer acts as a ‘day-of’ coordinator. Lots of wedding experience has given me great insight on this. I realize that my clients are not professional models, so I provide guidance to help you look and feel your best. A keen fine art sensibility allows me to put the finishing touches during the edit process, helping to convey mood, time and place. The end product is a representation of your special day captured in an extraordinary way — just as you experienced it.
I keep up a large diverse portfolio of images to give clients a clear look into my style and vision. Viewing a video slideshow will give you a great idea of what an individual wedding day looks like. I’ve been fortunate to shoot weddings of all shapes and sizes and know that each is unique. That’s why I cater my services accordingly so they fit just right. I’m happy to provide you only digital files on a USB drive all the way to taking care of all printing needs including canvases and albums. References are available upon request.
I reside in Austin, Texas and am available for travel. To see other creative endeavors outside of weddings have a look here.
Thanks for dropping in! Have a look around and contact me if you like what you see.