newborn hugh

for those who know me and have followed me, newborn sessions are my favorite. i feel like there is such a great reward documenting the first days of life. it really does feel like photographing a wedding in some respects because of the “bigness” of the moment….you do not get that first week of newborn life back. babies really change weekly, and that first week, bringing home your new baby and capturing those moments and the newness of life is “bigness.” i love it and it does feel very rewarding to me. i feel like i really get to know a family when i am there with them for three to four hours and with them in their home and talking about the loves of their lives and holding their baby and loving on them. my personal mommy experience gets renewed and reminds me of when i brought my four babies home and for me it really is a priceless gift, it feels like another level for me of my craft and well i just love babies! i love babies and hugh is no exception. i let baby hugh lead our session, he did not want me messing with him, i normally pose every finger and every toe, but sometimes babe has another idea and i just follow and sometimes when you just follow beauty insues. he is just simply beautiful…and that is that. oh and his smell, oh my word, and his cuddles. he is a big ol cuddle bug, just wanted to snuggle up to his mommy. i loved every single second with this sweet family and hope to get to watch these little nuggets grow up.

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April 17, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Audra Bender Photography - happy friday!!! check out seven day new baby hugh on the blog! new post on the blog!

April 17, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Audra Bender - happy friday!!! check out seven day new baby hugh on the blog! new post on the blog!

April 17, 2015 - 10:11 am

Wendy Jennings - LOVE!!!

April 17, 2015 - 6:58 am

Jan Lindsey - You are such an amazing newborn photographer, it does take so much patience and you must be a baby person, which it is obvious you are. These are lovely images, I love the vintage bowl in the first few and also I love the family shots and the last one with the dog is priceless! Gorgeous!

April 17, 2015 - 6:41 am

Michelle - These are gorgeous photos!

jennings {senior}

i just fell in love with jennings and her sister….jennings has such a warm, genuine, kind spirt that is so undeniable and evident and man is she beautiful. the natural god given beauty. the best part, is her heart is even more gorgeous and filled with faith. what an honor for me to document her about to spread her wings and fly. i am so happy to have gotten to meet her and enjoy her and her sister so tremendously. we laughed and laughed and laughed and i forgot i was working. that is when you know you have a kindred spirit with someone. i believe her spirit shines through her photos. ♥

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March 24, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Jennings Cool - LOVE

March 24, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Audra Bender Photography - two posts in a day! wipeeee! head on over and check out jennings senior photos on the bloggity blog! new post on the blog!

March 24, 2015 - 4:31 pm

Audra Bender - two posts in a day! wipeee! head on over and check out jennings senior photos on the bloggity blog! new post on the blog!

March 24, 2015 - 11:57 am

Michelle - LOVE!!!!

March 24, 2015 - 10:19 am

Heather Turner - Totally amazing photographs! The light is scrumptious and you captured her so beautifully. The view of the city is STUNNING!!! And their bond! Super well done!

scotti {senior}

scotti is as cool as her name…she is such an amazing girl…i could photograph her and her sister every weekend, i just fell in love with them….we had so much fun and to be able to document such an amazing time in her life when she is just about to leave the nest and fly….she is such a beautiful girl and even better has such a beautiful heart, it is so evident and her faith just shines straight through her hazel eyes and smile.

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March 24, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Audra Bender Photography - come on over to the blog and check out scotti’s senior photos! new post on the bloggity blog!

March 24, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Audra Bender - come on over the blog and check out scotti’s senior photos! new post on the bloggity blog!

March 24, 2015 - 10:18 am

Heather Turner - These are absolutely GORGEOUS photographs! What a beautiful girl, amazing light and awesome location. What a treasure!

newborn george

there is just something about being a mommy….when you meet your baby for the first time there is such love, admiration, wonder, fulfillment, contentment, fear, adoration…did i mention love? i have experienced meeting my newborns four times in my life and the experience is almost indescribable and i think because of those feelings i have, i think this is why i love newborn photography so much, it is putting those thoughts of newness and mommyhood into photographs. it is storing those first coos, first smiles, first face and documenting the beginning of life. it just does not get much better than that and neither does george. precious little nugget. what an honor to be a little part of starting his life. i.am.smitten. 

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March 13, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Sue Hatfield McFarland - Wow, these are just beautiful!

March 12, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Leigh Carter Young - Thanks Audra- these are soo beautiful!!!

March 12, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Audra Bender Photography - check out newborn george on the blog! new post on the blog! feel free to leave them some love…♥

March 12, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Audra Bender - check out newborn george on the blog! new post on the blog!

March 12, 2015 - 11:10 am

Heather Turner Photo - Really beautifully done!

March 12, 2015 - 8:11 am

Michelle Thompson - Gorgeous! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

March 12, 2015 - 5:33 am

Jan Lindsey - You have a gift with newborns,these are stunning! I love every one of them.

jeremiah, emmett and levi {four months}

i have been photographing this awesome family since 2009, when jeremiah was born. i think they were my first or maybe second newborn session. holy cow, what a joy to see them grow by three of the cutest, most precious baby boys evah! emmett is such a joy and so sweet and precious and levi…well he is as cute as his name. he is awesome. adorable. a little four month old nugget. he was the star of our show, to document his little growth and preciousness. i just adore this family and feel so blessed to know them. it is just easy being around them and we just crack up so easily and memorably.

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February 27, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Jan Lindsey - These are so stinking cute!

February 24, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Jennifer Edwards Davis - Love. As always!! Thank you again for sharing your talent!

February 24, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Audra Bender Photography - brand new post on the bloggity blog on this snowy day! baby levi

February 24, 2015 - 2:51 pm

Audra Bender - brand new post on the bloggity blog! baby levi