Monthly Archives: September 2009


oh rusty wheelbarrow….you are the perfect spot for a four year old to sit. we are headed to the beach for a much needed vacation so we can stop our busy lives for just a moment and reconnect with each other, relax, and watch our two little boys have the time of their lives. every […]

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September 29, 2009 - 7:25 pm

Lynn Kerley - Ohhh sweet Cadester:-)! I’m sure you’re not gonna be the only girl who gets lost in those brown eyes…such a heartbreaker! Love these pix…it really is amazing to me how you take the simplest of things (wheelbarrows, leaves, toes) and make them so breathtaking. Hope you are LOVING LIFE at the beach…you guys SO deserve it! We’ll miss you and your smile Thursday night…XOXOXO.

September 28, 2009 - 7:48 am

Kris Shields - Audra,

I absolutely cannot wait until our turn! It is soooo close! I stopped by today to take a peek, and I’m so glad I did. I love these pictures! The leaf shots made me smile because my pockets are constantly full with the leaves that my little ones pick up and give to me. They are always so excited to give me such a glorious gift! God is so good. Beautiful children, beautiful leaves, and hearts open to seeing the beauty all around us and the joy and desire to share it with others! Hope you have a wonderful vacation, and as always, I cannot wait to see your pictures!!!

September 25, 2009 - 4:42 pm

Jan Lindsay - He is so cute, Audra. I love those lyrics!

September 25, 2009 - 6:05 am

Andrea - Oh, for the love of wheelbarrows, toes, trees, buckaroo t-shirts, brown eyes, big smiles, and just being 4 years old in your own backyard. You know this little boy has a special place in Miss Andrea’s heart. Have a great week Benders!

tucker and quentin…..{matthews children’s & family photographer}

i had so much fun playing with tucker and quentin. these two boys have the biggest brown eyes that make you just melt and their closeness was so evident. tucker was so affectionate with his baby brother, something you can’t teach, the bond is just there and what a strong bond that is between brothers.  […]

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September 24, 2009 - 3:50 pm

Gretchen - Oh my goodness Robin and Troy – what handsome men and an affectionate family you guys make together. It takes two beautiful people to make such beautiful children!

September 24, 2009 - 11:50 am

Jan Lindsay - These are so cute, the photographs of the boys and the family photographs, it looks as if you just let people “be” and you are there to capture them being themselves. I love your style.

September 24, 2009 - 6:40 am

Sybyl - Audra….seeing the way you capture these boys and the family gets me excited about our upcoming session! You have such a FANTASTIC eye! I just tear up every time I read your short stories on each of your shoots.

September 23, 2009 - 4:51 pm

Lynn Kerley - Oh my goodness…there you go again…taking the best pictures ever! How stinkin adorable are these 2 boys??? LOVE all of them…especially the last one in the truck…but really, every single one of them is just adorable. And so are you:-).

September 23, 2009 - 4:07 pm

Andrea - What a handsome pair of brothers! I know this Mom and Dad must be very proud of them and beaming over all of your amazing pictures! Welcome Fall….love the plaid shirts…..Love the Season.

September 23, 2009 - 4:03 pm

donna - These stopped me in my tracks, from the first one all the way down, so, so well done. That orange car is something else and just pops in your photographs. You capture personality, and human connection.

September 23, 2009 - 12:16 pm

Kim - Ohhhh, I love these!

September 23, 2009 - 10:23 am

Jennifer - These are absolutely amazing photographs! I love the orange car and the one of the boys in the black truck at the end is so wonderful. Excellent pictures Audra.

bob and kathy……….{charlotte magazine & commercial photographer}

bob and kathy were the most adorable, fun people to work with. i met bob and kathy and they are absolutely precious and besides their obvious external beauty, the inside out glows that beautiful exterior, which is such a pleasure to see in people. it makes you feel refreshed and hopeful about our world meeting […]

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September 23, 2009 - 4:58 pm

Lynn Kerley - What a beautiful day you had to take these photos! I also really like the ones that Andrea likes…when they are walking away from the clubhouse and the last few when they’re face-to-face. The golf ones are cute too…they must be so happy to have found you! And so am I:-).

September 23, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Andrea - These are all very very nice photographs – I like the one of them walking hand in hand away from the building and I love all the golf shots – I am sure they are thrilled with the whole collection. We are glad you were able to celebrate your anniversary in such a special way and we were happy to help.

September 22, 2009 - 11:09 am

Kim - What a great session. The colors just pop off the screen, very brilliant, looks like a great spot too. Love the golf shots, very clever idea. This couple must be very pleased with their photographs as it looks as if all of your clients would be!

September 22, 2009 - 11:07 am

Sarah Thomas - What a cute couple! Very nice photographs. I like all the poses and how you brought out their personality. You are very good at that, it shows in all your photographs. Beautifully done.


today my husband and i celebrate 11 years of marriage….wow, that is amazing how time flies by and i just wanted to stop time for just a second and tell my hubby that i appreciate him. i appreciate him as a husband, a father and most importantly of all my best friend. we said “i […]

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September 20, 2009 - 1:10 pm

Andrea - Cheers to Eleven Years Paul and Audra Bender!

September 19, 2009 - 6:30 am

Lynn Kerley - Happy Anniversary Paul and Audra! What a thoughtful way to express your love for Paul…your writing makes me cry…but with tears of joy for you both:-). Hope your weekend is filled with many blessings and lots of love! xoxoxoxo

more than a cookie

so first i must say…lynn i know you have your red cheeked face covered with your hands right now probably with your head in your lap because you are the most humble person on the planet, so take your hands off your face, take a deep breath, get out your tissues and take the compliment […]

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September 18, 2009 - 3:28 pm

Lynn Kerley - You’re too sweet…just like the cookie:-). Thanks so much for you kind words…love you bunches precious friend.

September 18, 2009 - 6:53 am

Andrea - “Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.” ~ Author Unknown