Category Archives: weddings


bonnie & joe {married}

i was so honored to be a part of bonnie & joe’s special day, they were both so nervous, and so in love and so crazy about each other it makes you believe in love and all that it has to offer at any time of life…it snags your heart and does not let go…their […]

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August 25, 2012 - 10:01 am

Andrea - What a precious bride and groom. Love ALL the black and white photos. The bouquet is gorgeous.

July 29, 2012 - 10:16 am

Joan Ingram - Wonderful wedding pictures. The sequence of pictures was perfect and captured the happiness of the day. You caught all the special moments that might have escaped an eye less talented.

July 28, 2012 - 9:04 pm

Jan Lindsey - You are so good. These are amazing, full of emotion and you can feel the love. Beautiful cake!

July 27, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Mary W. - They are the most adorable couple, and you did a great job at the pictures! You definitely captured it beautifully, and it looks like they are so in love. Congrats to the happy couple!

July 27, 2012 - 9:49 am

Jane - What a sweet event and so well photographed! I love the photos of the ceremony

July 27, 2012 - 6:29 am

Susan Pierce - How cute are these and this couple! I love the two of them about to walk down the aisle from the back, they are all great. Beautiful cake too.

misty….{bridal portrait}

my five year old kept walking by when i was editing the gorgeous misty and he would say ‘princess…she so pretty’….i guess that is really all that needs to be said from the mouth of a five year old that only the truth comes from those small lips…misty and i walked along and at times […]

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October 13, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Annemarie Ceretto - I am looking for someone to take engagement pictures only. The wedding is in Buffalo, NY. You were recommended by my future sister in law Noel Tenny. Could you email me information and pricing. Thank you

October 10, 2012 - 3:13 pm

susan waters - Audra, love these pics. That bride is just stunning. Love the hay bails!

June 23, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Ruth B. - These are really great photographs, so natural. Such wonderful work.

June 8, 2012 - 9:58 am

Jane - WOW, I wish my bridal pics looked like this! AMAZING!

June 7, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Andrea - The first one with the ring on the china is so creative and just right for this location and really sets the scene. The one of her leaning on the white fence looking at the horses is amazing. Her dress is lovely and her smile and laugh are so pure. You have captured some really nice creative images here Audra. Looks like a really fun photo shoot between friends. A+!

June 7, 2012 - 7:30 am

Michelle - I love these!

June 6, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Paul - Great work Aud. Your smile and laughter is contagious and it spread through your work.

June 6, 2012 - 11:18 am

Emily - The most authentic bridal portraits I have ever had the pleasure to see. You captured every aspect of the scene, the dress and every aspect of her personality. What a gift you have!

June 6, 2012 - 6:40 am

Terry Branick - My thoughts cannot find the words to describe what I saw in those photos. Misty is so beautiful and you captured her happiness. If you could fit her beauty in a bottle, you would make millions!
from her mom, Terry

June 5, 2012 - 5:52 pm

Sue McFarland - Beautiful beautiful girl and great shots, Audra!! Love that location.

June 5, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Misty - if tears could make rainbows, there’d be double arches in the sky. you paint the world a something kind of wonderful, audra bender, and i couldn’t feel more blessed to know you. here’s to the most amazingly fun, kindhearted, and wildly talented photographer i’ve ever met. cheers, dear one… and thank you.

June 5, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Susan Pierce - I can hear the laughter in that middle section. Amazing you caught that. It shows your talent as a photographer to have people feel that comfortable with you to truly be themselves and have fun. I love the depth of all of them. GORGEOUS!

June 5, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Jan Lindsey - You truly capture the essence of someone. You can tell by her laughter, the same thoughts were running through her head, she was hanging with a friend and not being photographed. You captured her joy, all over her face. WONDERFULLY DONE! Some of my favorites.

June 5, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Hannah - The way she smiles makes her look so so gorgeous. though, she’s a beautiful woman. But her way to laugh!!!

Great job, audra!!

preview…{bridal portrait}


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May 31, 2012 - 7:09 am

Emily - I love this, really beautiful. Well done.

May 31, 2012 - 6:27 am


May 30, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Sue McFarland - OMG!! Such a beautiful photo!!! And the hay bales are where?? How are your beautiful babies and gorgeous little boys??

May 30, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Jan Lindsey - This is GORGEOUS!

FREE bridal portrait sessions!


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May 10, 2012 - 7:33 am

Andrea - Great idea Audra! I will forward this on to folks that I think may be walking down the aisle or have recently tied the knot. I WISH I could fit into my wedding dress from 2002! It would be a great 10 year anniversary gift for Niall in November!

May 8, 2012 - 11:55 am

Jane - I am going to share this with my cousin. You would be an AMAZING photographer for her wedding. With your personality mixed with your skills, she would love you.

May 7, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Susan Pierce - I would give anything to do this with you. You put people at such ease, but I am too old. Bummer for me but anyone out there should jump on this! I cannot imagine how wonderful the photographs would be. Just my two cents.

May 5, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Jan Lindsey - Oh my, those will be some lucky brides!

May 4, 2012 - 10:28 am

audra - hey sue! great to hear from you. i used my 50mm 1.2 L, and that is cuz i don’t own a macro lens as of yet, it is one of those on the list, macros make the best ring shots. thanks for the comment! 🙂

May 3, 2012 - 7:34 pm

Sue McFarland - This makes me wish I were getting married, Audra!! Glad you are jumping back into work. Your babies are getting so big and they are the cutest ever!! I so enjoy seeing them on your blog.
Can you share what lens you shot the ring picture on this post with me? It is a lovely shot!!

May 3, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Misty - “Once in awhile,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.”
~ Anonymous ~
Oh, to be the princess in a cinderella dress who’s story was never told. I’d model for you in a heartbeat, dear one.