Weddings

Jessica & Xavier

Yay for beautiful sunshine and wonderful weddings. This Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing Jessica & Xavier’s wedding day. These two are a blast and they’ve got a tight-knit group of friends which made for lots of fun hanging out under a waterfall during the wedding party photos.

I’m just posting a few highlights; I was on staff for Becoming Images this time around, so Penny will get images processed and posted as soon as her wedding season calms down.

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Marie & Colt

Another outing as a hired hand to assist Penny McGoey of Becoming Images. I love working with Penny. She’s a blast, super creative, down to earth, and just plain awesome. Sometimes I show up as the odd-man-out because I don’t have any prior relationship with the bride and groom, so I’m often there behind a camera, letting Penny handle the relationship side of things while I quietly snap away hundreds of photos through the day. Not so this time!

I first met Colt 15 (or so) years ago. Marie wasn’t anywhere to be seen. Just recently they both resurfaced at a game of Ultimate Frisbee. What a cool couple. They’re both confident, capable, genuinely wonderful folks. And they’re quite the good looking duo too! Here’s a teaser – get the rest from http://becomingimages.com!

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Kimberley & Zachary

I had the good fortune to link up with Penny McGoey of Becoming Images to help photograph a beautiful wedding at the Twisted Fish with portraits at the Thane Orehouse property. The weather couldn’t have been more amazing, though we were expecting some sideways rain. For the rest, head over to http://becomingimages.com!

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Angi & Sean

One of my favorite weddings. The weather was killer (almost too warm for Juneau) but it fit the hot-pink of the wedding party attire. These guys were fun, full of laughs and a joy every step of the way.

Take a look at a few highlights below!

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Olivia & Brice

Olivia & Brice came in from Missouri for their wedding at the Shrine of St. Therese. Their day was filled with beauty and antics (for instance, chasing several small dogs out of traffic). We shared in laughter and fun and the beauty of a cloudless Juneau day. Here’s one image I had shared on Facebook so their family & friends at a distance could see how stunning this duo is.

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Kjerstin & Brandon

Just a few from Kjerstin & Brandon’s wedding. These two are amazing and have an amazing collection of people who love them. I’m such a lucky guy to have gotten the opportunity to photograph their wedding day. I’m stoked to have their album finished in the next few weeks!

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Hannah & Kaleb

Love these guys. I’ve known Kaleb and the McGoey’s since they got into town, and it’s been fun to watch him grow up, graduate, and now get married. I’m not sure what it was about this ceremony, but I noticed myself tearing up behind the camera often. Good thing I have a big hunk of glass to hide my eye-sweat. 😉

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Ren and James: Album

Another beautiful album complete. It makes for a special kind of Christmas gift… I’m finding that this kind of work warms my heart.

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Also, take a look at the rest of their photos if you need a smile: http://photos.codyjbennett.com/event/Ren-and-James


Album: Stefanie & Joe

I’m doing my own happy dance right now. We just finalized an album – Stefanie & Joe will be getting an amazing work of art filled with one of their most amazing memories. I thought I would share with you here…

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Also, take a look at the rest of their photos if you need a smile: http://photos.codyjbennett.com/event/Stefanie-and-Joe


Ann & Andrew: Married!

For New Years Eve, I was asked to be a second photographer for a wedding by Penny of Becoming Images. I pretty much maintain that if Penny asks me to join in something, it will be 1) a blast, and 2) beautiful. This wedding was no different. 🙂

Meet the happy couple: Ann & Andrew Klausner, they’re a an amazing duo and know how to throw a party! I was especially impressed at the little details that were thought of in advance… For instance, at the full Catholic Mass, one of the wedding favors were mini LED flashlights, as the ceremony started before dark, and the sun had set by the time it ended.

Their reception was perfect. A packed room of excited folks with great food and good music (complete with dance-floor lights!)

Anyhow, for prints/downloads of these images, check with Penny, but for a quick preview, check below!

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A Few Travel Photos

Part of the reason the blog has gone without some attention recently is that in early November, Heather and I went on an epic trip.

Click for the calendar'ized view of our travels...

Two weeks, 6 states:

  • Juneau, AK
  • fly to… Portland, OR (2 nights)
  • fly to… Seattle, WA (1 night)
  • fly to… Reno, NV
  • drive to… Carson City, NV (3 nights)
  • drive to… Tahoe, NV and back
  • fly to… Denver, CO (3 nights)
  • drive to… Bridgeport, NE (1 night)
  • drive to… Denver, CO
  • fly to… Seattle, WA
  • drive to… Port Townsend, WA (3 nights)
  • drive to… Leavenworth, WA and back
  • drive to… Seattle, WA (1 night)
  • drive to… Leavenworth, WA (2 nights)
  • drive to… Seattle, WA (1 night)
  • fly to… Juneau, AK for a vacation from the vacation!

And, while we’re here, I thought I’d use the photo blog to offer up a couple of photo highlights… take a look at some photos after the jump…  (more…)


Ariel & Eli: Married!

Eli is my best friend and has been for years and years and years. Since elementary school, in fact. He was my best man a couple years back (thanks Eli!) and as we all know, one good turn deserves another. A few months ago Eli asked if I would be his Best Man. Honored, I accepted!

Now, an interesting wrinkle would present itself… I consider myself a bit of a photographer, too.

As details were flying about, it was determined that I would be the guy to coordinate wedding photos for the big day too.  Hmm.

Fortunately, as time drew closer, we devised a master plan. I would be the “consultant” and I would have my equipment in the hands of my lovely wife who has helped me in numbers of other weddings. And, to increase the number of images to have for the Bride & Groom afterwards, I asked another close friend who is similarly passionate about photography: Pat Grieser. Originally, I had expected to be the brains while Heather & Pat fulfilled the brawn… It didn’t quite work out that way.

As the Wedding Eve arrived, I realized that in order to be the best Best Man I could be, I couldn’t pay any mind to the cameras in the room – I just needed to serve and be the friend. Fortunately, Pat & Heather came through incredibly well for the pressures of a wedding. We were all excellent about playing our roles and the resulting images are awesome.  I’m not sure if I’ve broken Pat of the interest in ever going into wedding photography, but the wedding itself was a blast.

It was a simple and fairly small endeavor at the Beaver Creek Lodge, just a few miles down the road from Leavenworth, WA.

I did get to put on my photographer hat on Sunday afternoon when Ariel, Eli, Heather & myself went out for some beautiful portraiture with rustic backdrops and even throughout downtown Leavenworth.

And, without further adieu, I should show you a few more pictures…

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Tara & Andrew: Married!

Okay, so it’s true that these two have been married for nearly 4 months (gasp!), but as I’m catching up on the blog, you get a nice dose of them entering the holidays.

I _might_ be biased, but I’m pretty sure I have the best Brides and Grooms. Tara and Andrew are an awesome couple. We had a blast hanging out with them for the wedding, and of course for the “Trash the Dress” Session, but mostly I just enjoy their joy of life. Tara is constantly in full cheek-to-cheek smile, and Andrew is the same. Every time I look through their photos I grin from ear to ear too. Their energy is contagious!

Anyhow, here are a few of the highlights, but click on the link to visit their event gallery with all of their images!

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Gloria & Ralph

These are a few shots from a wedding earlier in the summer.

Gloria & Ralph are amazing people. They have hearts of gold and a passion for serving their community. It was a blast for Heather and I to share in their special day, assisting with random things like tying ties and all of the other miscellany that arrives on a wedding day.

The ceremony was special. The room was packed and from my vantage point, it looked like every person had some type of recording device. There were cell phones, flip cameras, high end digital video cameras, and more. You could tell that there was an air of love that everyone was immersed in.

Here are a few shots from the day – take a look!

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Tara & Andrew

Man, I love weddings. I love the vows, the old folks dancing, the hope and excitement. I love it all.

Here’s a few shots from this last weekend with Tara & Andrew. They’re a blast to hang out with, and we’re looking forward to a post-honeymoon outing for a trash-the-dress session. So excited!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!


Misa and Ory

A couple weekends ago, I was the second photographer at the wedding of Misa & Ory. Here are some highlights from the day. At the bottom, you’ll find a link to all of the images. Enjoy!

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Juneau Wedding: Kaleigh & Desmond

 

This Saturday, I assisted Penny McGoey of Becoming Images with a beautiful wedding and wonderful reception. It it always a blast spending time with Penny – she’s a ton of fun, and we’re a great pair who work together well to “git’r done!”

As she’s the primary photographer, she will have the final images (including my own), but I enjoy the creative process so I narrowed my 1100’ish images down to less than 20, and then put some finishing touches on a few to share. Again, check with Becoming Images for her amazing images, but for now, enjoy my teaser.

Thanks for looking!
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