When I decided in 2008 that I had a passion for photography & wanted to dive in head first, I had two friends that was there cheering me on & turned into my biggest supporters. I started out as a pet photographer & my friends allowed me to photograph their fur kids as my first subjects. As time went on, my work got better & I went from photographing pets, to photographing people. Once again, my sweet friends called on me to photograph their two boys. The years flew by & I became their family photographer. In time span of about nine or ten years that I have known this family, we have traveled from state to state to see the band Third Day in concert, (FRONT ROW OR BUST) five midnight premiers of the Twilight saga, the loss of a fur kid, the adoption of a new fur kid, aging parents, the loss of a parent, the first day of the last year of high school & the first day of college. I have been blessed to be able to be apart of so many special events with this family & to be able to preserve these special times in photographs. It's hard to believe this young man is already a senior & his brother is in college. here is just a few of my favorites from his senior session. There were so many, it was really difficult to choose just a few.
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Within the last several months, my husband has been getting acquainted with three family members he has never met & one that he as not seen in over 30 years. So, we celebrated America's birthday with our family! There was food, Jerry's Snow Cones, The Bass Pro Shop Pyramid, fireworks & love. Of course I had my camera with me during this family time & captured some precious people & times. Family is everything. Here are a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I would love the opportunity to capture a special event for you & your family.
Monday, June 1, 2015
There is nothing like chasing a four & five year old around a park with a camera, to leave you completely EXHAUSTED! These two cute siblings definitely gave me a workout trying to capture their sweet faces & their fun personalties. There is a special connection between these two & it shows in everything they do.
Monday, April 21, 2014
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
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
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.