Monday, April 21, 2014

Bon Repos Children's Home, Haiti Spring Mini Sessions:


Spring is Finally here! I LOVE this time of year! I want to take a few minutes to tell you about the reason behind the mini sessions. Every year a group from my church (including my husband) makes a trip over to Haiti for mission work. Last year, they visited an orphanage called Bon Repos. They fell in love with the kids, but realized very quickly the conditions that the children were living in were horrible. From that moment on, they decided to make it their goal to raise money to build a better orphanage. So, to help honor their commitment, I decided to offer a fundraiser of my own with spring mini sessions. The sessions will be held on May 3, 2014 with the proceeds from the session going to help fund the new orphanage. I am adding a link to a youtube video about the orphanage. Please take a few mins to watch this video. To sign up for the mini sessions, please email me at DeniseBenson@portraitsByDenise.com or call 901-605-6115







Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fall 2013

This was the second time I had the pleasure of photographing these two fun kids. This time, I was able to get the whole family. This is the sweetest family & I am honored to know them! I absolutely love the relationship between this brother & sister. I love the way they look out for each other & how they make each other laugh. Here are just a few of my favorites from their fall family session.













Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunflower Mini Sessions Of 2013




Every year our local agricenter plants two fields of sunflowers & for the past two years I have offered sunflower mini session there. This was not the best year for the sunflowers due to a very mild summer & way too much rain. The second field had to be replanted three times before they finally bloomed. I was fortunate enough to get in a few mini sessions in between the rain. Here are my favorites from a few of my sessions.














Thursday, June 20, 2013

Photographing An Autistic Child

On Memorial Day I had the pleasure of doing a family portrait for my nephew & his sweet new & beautiful family who were in town from Oklahoma for the holiday weekend. This was not like any of my normal family sessions. It was different because the little boy that my nephew loves & considers his own is autistic. This was my first time to photograph an autistic child & so I did my homework before the session. I had read that most parents with autistic children never had professional portraits of their family because it just never turned out well & is usually too stressful on the child & the parents, so I went into this with no expectations, but prayed & asked the Lord to give me just a small amount of his wisdom to be able to get a few good shots. I expected for this child to NOT look at the camera & I was just going to be happy with whatever I got. Let me just say this…..a picture is worth a thousand words!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cotton Field Mini Sessions

It's that time of year again & I am so excited to offer cotton field mini sessions! The dates for the sessions will be the evening hours of October 13th & October 14th. Call or email me to set your time up.









Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Luke's Senior session

Ok, I know I have been missing in action for a long time & haven't made any recent posts, so I am going to TRY & remedy that. I am going to start by sharing some of my images from my Senior Session I did in the spring. I was lucky enough & honored to do Luke's senior pictures. He is such a well mannered & fun guy! We had a lot of fun during his session. At the time of his session he was single & I teased him that he wouldn't stay that way long after girls started seeing his pictures on Facebook & I was right. ;-) Here are a few of his images from his session.