sydney {senior}

man we had so much fun together……it is just my favorite thing to meet up with beautiful, precious, senior girls and to document this amazing time in their lives. it is so fun for me to go from newborn photographer to toddler photographer to senior photographer and catch all of the stages of life. i kept telling sydney how beautiful she is, over and over, well, because she is so lovely and stunning and also because i just want her to know it. i know at this stage of life as a woman, in our young years, we are just so not aware of our own beauty, so  i am just saying that she is just the most beautiful girl, inside and out. i loved every second with her and i hope she sees her sweet soul shinging through these photos and how beautiful she really is and looks back on them fondly of a fun time we had together and of memories of her senior year and getting ready to fly out of the nest. what a wonderful and honoring time to document. i loved every single second with her and her sweet momma….

“i hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.” – Anonymous

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May 18, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Sharon Rogers Epperly - Audra, as always you take such great pics. Sydney is a beautiful girl, just like her mom.

May 18, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Audra Bender Photography - check out senior sydney on the blog today! new post on the blog!

May 18, 2015 - 2:22 pm

Audra Bender - check out senior sydney on the blog today! new post on the blog!

May 18, 2015 - 8:29 am

Jan Lindsey - LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

May 18, 2015 - 8:09 am

Michelle - WOW! These are beautiful! Wonderful photographs.

May 18, 2015 - 7:46 am

Heather - These are simply GORGEOUS! What amazing locations and beautiful shots!

baby levi

what a joy to know and love this family. i have been photographing this family for like six years now and i remember so vividly when i met their first baby and now i am photographing their third. there is nothing better than seeing amazing people grow their family and to see a little nugget like this get so much love….his daddy wanted him to have his own little session to document his birthday coming up….yep, he is so loved and i love him and his precious family so so much.

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May 12, 2015 - 2:19 pm

andrea - Oh what a beautiful sight. Thank you for sharing Jennifer. Levi is a darling. Great work as always, Audra!

May 12, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Jen - I love them all! I thank you and Levi will thank you too one day. :)

May 12, 2015 - 2:10 am

Jeana Grisdale Sheehan - Audra the pictures are beautiful! You are so talented and Levi is delicious.

May 11, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Audra Bender Photography - check out baby levi’s milestone session on the blog! new post on the blog!

May 11, 2015 - 10:42 pm

Audra Bender - check out baby levi’s milestone session on the blog! new post on the blog!

May 11, 2015 - 5:51 pm

Wendy - SO CUTE!

newborn mia

new life captured on film…nothing.like.it. my favorite of all. i absolutely fell head over heels for this family. newborn mia, the way she smelled, the way she cooed, the way she would startle in her sleep, the way she opened her eyes about half way through and took me into her memory, she stole my heart. and then there is elle, when she ran outside and waved goodbye to me when i was driving away, with her blonde curls bouncing and the biggest smile on her face, she stole the other side of my heart. hearing kelly tell her girls over and over and over again how beautiful they are and how pretty they looked, in her soft, sweet mommy voice, it gave me the chilly bumps. she was made to have these girls and what a tender, sweet mommy she is. hearing john in the play room next room playing with elle and them going on a play shopping trip and filling up her shopping cart while i spent some time with mia, it is just the sounds of love and the sounds that fill our soul. kiddos are where it is at and what life is all about and documenting that love fills my soul. what a blessing are these two beautiful girlies and this sweet family.

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May 8, 2015 - 6:59 pm

JTP Photography - WOW! Really beautiful!

May 7, 2015 - 3:47 am

Audrey Voepel - What beautiful pictures of a darling little girl……..AND of this beautiful family…..Love the dogs too!

May 6, 2015 - 4:13 am

Linda Murphy - Beautiful beyond words!

May 6, 2015 - 3:01 am

Mike E Clarke - Linda and I are Blessed We love all our Grand Kids all Beautiful !!!

May 5, 2015 - 8:44 pm

Angie Bachesta Owens - These are all so beautiful. Mia is darling. Elle with Mia is darling. My favorites are the family on the bed; so creative!

May 5, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Christy Owens Clarke - These are awesome!

May 5, 2015 - 7:11 pm

Kelly Clarke Knolhoff - so beautiful!! i love them all, thank you so much Audra!

May 5, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Audra Bender Photography - you have to check out this new little nugget on the blog! newborn mia is now on the blog! new post!

May 5, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Audra Bender - you have to check out this new little nugget on the blog! newborn mia is now on the blog! new post!

May 5, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Jan Lindsey - Just stunning images! I love every one! BEAUTIFUL!

May 5, 2015 - 9:09 am

Susan Jennings - So pretty!

May 5, 2015 - 8:59 am

Heather Turner Photo - These are so GORGEOUS!!! Every single one is a work of art. Well done!

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 26, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Janet - Gorgeous photos! Love these!

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!