Monthly Archives: April 2010

a little somethin’…

tomorrow morning i am headed out of town with a bunch of chicks to  relax and learn and love so i must say a little early this week, which i am sure you all won’t mind cuz it kinda has a nice ring to it…. and……a little gift for myself  came in the mail today […]

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May 2, 2010 - 11:51 am

Andrea - The picture of the zipper pull is a great one. Happy Friday to you too and ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! YOU DESERVE IT and the pouch!

April 29, 2010 - 10:52 am

Kim - I am not sure if I took a photograph of a pouch and a package that it would look like this…I especially love the last one.

April 29, 2010 - 10:40 am

Laura - I love your bokeh. Love it. Thanks for sharing. Such a cute purchase.

April 29, 2010 - 10:38 am

Jan Lindsey - How do you make a pouch look good? It is so cute, love it. Great ‘self’ gift. 🙂

baby colton………..{charlotte newborn photograher}

you all remember steve and nicole in the belly session….well, mister colton has arrived and he is the most precious little guy. he was super early, we barely got our maternity session done and he came. he spent some time in the NICU to grow a bit and learn to eat. now he is an […]

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May 2, 2010 - 11:48 am

Andrea - YOU got some REALLY good ones here AUDRA! The ones with Colton looking over his Mom’s shoulder is awesome. And the one of the three of them together as a family is PRECIOUS! What a sweet little baby boy….yet another precious addition to this world.

April 29, 2010 - 10:51 am

Kim - These are beautiful.

April 27, 2010 - 2:47 pm

Ron & Lynn - Dear Nicole & Steve,

He is so beautiful. We think he looks like daddy, either way he’s just plain gorgeous. Can’t wait to see you all in person.

April 27, 2010 - 11:42 am

Michelle Richardson - Beautiful pics. I cannot wait to have a baby so you can photograph. Love #11 I think it is with the eyes and the first hat photograph. So soft and gorgeous.

April 27, 2010 - 9:19 am

Jennifer Rea - Wow Wow Wow, LOVE.

April 26, 2010 - 5:22 pm

Susan Pierce - Amazing photographs, love both hat shots, especially the crinkled nose one, love the sparkle eyes, well and of course the feet..all are really good.

April 26, 2010 - 5:05 pm

Lynn Kerley - What a cutie-pie:-)!! I love the feet picture and the b/w of nicole, steve and colton. What a beautiful family! I always look forward to getting my baby fix through your precious baby photo sessions. You are just plain awesome:-).

April 26, 2010 - 3:19 pm

Tammy - You rocked it out again, girl! Amazing…. my fav is the B/W of Nicole, Colton and Steve. You captured an authentic sweet moment…

Thank you Jesus, for this talented woman and this precious family!


April 26, 2010 - 3:15 pm

Kris - Oh, I love them all! But the feet pictures and the hat pictures are just so cute! These are all amazing! Love the family shot too. Nicole and Steve are going to have a hard time deciding.

April 26, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Laura - Beautiful soft editing on these. The feet one is totally awesome. Great job on these shots. The KISS shirt is great. Love how you hung it from the door. You are great at baby sessions.

April 26, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Joan Ingram - What a wonderful and beautiful update with this family. Loved the pictures…and as always the ones of the feet!

April 26, 2010 - 12:17 pm

JAclyn - OMGoodness! How gorgeous are these! Love, love, love them! And Baby C is so gorgeous!

April 26, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Irene - How amazing!!! These take my breath away. The little hat, those feet and those eyes. He is gorgeous and you captured him so wonderfully. You are great!!!!

April 26, 2010 - 10:28 am

Nicole - WOW!! Amazing photos. I love them all, esp the ones on the white chair in our house. You know how I love the black and white photos. The hats really turned out cute even though he was fussing. The one of the three of us is perfect. But the most amazing is the feet picture. The perspecitve is astounding. You are awsome.

April 26, 2010 - 8:42 am

Jennifer - The feet photograph is amazing.

April 26, 2010 - 8:41 am

Jan Lindsey - These are GORGEOUS!

a sweet reminder…

she is the kind of friend that remembers you…the importance of god making you and the importance of big things in your life. she is the person who comes and gets in bed with you after having a miscarriage and you can’t feel anything but pain. she is the friend you call in the middle […]

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May 2, 2010 - 11:40 am


April 29, 2010 - 10:50 am

Kim - What sweet words and a sweet friend. I have been following your blog from your beginning. You have progressed so rapidly, you started out great, with just natural talent. God given really. Congratulations to you and I cannot wait to continue to follow throughout the years.

April 27, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Paul Bender - Congratulations on your First Year. I’m happy I get to enjoy watching your success and passion for photography. You have grown so much in such little time. Go Baby Go!!!! 🙂

I’m also very appreciative that you are documenting the life of our boys with your photography. I bet the families you photograph feel the same way.

April 26, 2010 - 5:08 pm

Lynn Kerley - Congrats Audra on a wonderful year for Audra Bender Photography! You have brought SO MUCH JOY to so many families…what a blessing for all of us to have you in our lives. I pray you are abundantly blessed for many more years to come!!! As for Andrea, what a precious, precious friend:-). “A friend loves at all times.” Proverbs 17:17.

April 26, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Dad - Congratulations, your pics are very special, sensitive and original! Love, Dad

April 26, 2010 - 11:07 am

cade bender - this comment is being translated by my mommy: i always have comments about my mommy’s pictures and i wanted to leave her a message but she always says no on the blog but today she said yes. i think my mommy is a good tographer.

April 26, 2010 - 5:45 am

Shirley Lockamy - Audra,
Your success has been a beautiful thing to witness and even though this is my first public comment, I’ve seen first hand how special you are to Andrea. The message you shared today simply confirms what I’ve known for years: Andrea is a very loving, thoughtful person and I’m so very proud she is my daughter.
Shirley Lockamy

April 25, 2010 - 6:36 am

Chad Emery - Its a honor to be known as Uncle to both the Cadester and Sutty.

Audra, you are the best sister any brother could ever have. God bless both you and Paul as both of you have been there in such a difficult period in my life. You are an extremely talented woman, and I pray that the Lord blesses your business as you continue walking in faith. Congratulations on your first year. Chad

April 24, 2010 - 2:25 pm

Joan Ingram - Year one was phenomenal. I can’t imagine what year two will bring. Your work is remarkable.

April 24, 2010 - 8:07 am

Donna - Wonderful reminder, sweet friend and great blessings to you in your next years.

April 24, 2010 - 8:05 am

Joanna Sampson - Beautiful story and beautiful photos. Congratulations on a year of business.

April 23, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Lauren - Hi Audra. I have never left a comment before but I do look at your blog. Congratulations and cheers to you and big things to come.

April 23, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Kerri - Beautiful photos. Congrats on the year.

April 23, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Jennifer Rea - Way to go!

April 23, 2010 - 1:59 pm

Amanda - Congratulations on a year. You should be proud.

April 23, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Amy Baker - Oh I have just loved escaping in your work the last year. I cannot wait until our family has a session. Congratulations.

April 23, 2010 - 1:33 pm

Susan Pierce - Congratulations Audra. Your blog is amazing and work even more so.

April 23, 2010 - 7:57 am

Andrea - Audra, I am so thankful, so grateful for the gift of YOU. YOU have enriched my life with YOUR friendship. YOUR sisterhood. YOUR love. I appreciate the way YOU accept me for who I am. I am not sure what I did to deserve this friendship but I will always cherish it. THANK HEAVEN FOR CHILD BIRTH CLASS 6 YEARS AGO! It is ironic that we were about to become Mothers for the very first time when we met…it seems to me that we were meant to be bound by that Motherly LOVE…I think your MOM had a meeting with GOD and they arranged the whole thing. THANK YOU GOD ~ THANK YOU AUDRA’s MOM, Andrea

The Book of Philippians ~

April 22, 2010 - 4:49 pm

Sandi - Inspiring in so many ways! Thanks for sharing.

April 22, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Jackie Payson - Just beautiful. Congratulations.

April 22, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Jennifer - One year, that is it, and you take these photos! Wow, you have big things in store for you. I love your photographs.

April 22, 2010 - 2:36 pm

audra bender - jan are magnificent. your comments make my whole day…really make my whole year. thank you.
laura…to have another photographer take the time to make a comment…makes me feel validated and just good. thank you.

April 22, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Jan Lindsey - Magnificent words, magnificent photos, magnificent friend.
Happy One Year! I love your blog and can’t wait to see what comes up for your future.

April 22, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Laura - Beautiful words and GORGEOUS photographs and editing.

one of the best parts of parenthood…


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April 26, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Lynn Kerley - Are you sure Sutty isn’t a girl:-)??? He is SO beautiful…I wanna snuggle up with him while he sleeps…pure preciousness!!!

April 24, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Joan Ingram - beautiful tones and a beautiful boy

April 23, 2010 - 8:08 am

Andrea - I agree that the second photo is outstanding. Love what you did with the tone of color. Looks vintage and classic.

April 23, 2010 - 6:16 am

Andrea - AMEN to sleeping kids!

April 21, 2010 - 6:18 pm

Molly - Wow! Wow! Wow! That second photo is Bee-u-tee-ful!!! You need to sell those as prints…Love them all!

April 21, 2010 - 3:28 pm

Sandi - sleeping children…ahhh, that’s the best. Those pictures are gorgeous. Well done.

April 21, 2010 - 3:24 pm

Jennifer Rea - So cute. I love it when mine sleep too.

molly addison, hudson & lucy..{charlotte children’s photographer}

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April 26, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Lynn Kerley - I also love the pix of the chalkboard, twirling girl and the one just showing the bottom half of the tutu standing in the green grass. Cute family:-).

April 23, 2010 - 6:14 am

Andrea - LOVE the CHALK BOARD! Very Ballard Design! The kids peeping out the window is a favorite. The trio of pics of the little girl in the tutu twirling is amazing! Classic.

April 21, 2010 - 6:13 am

Jennifer Rea - I LOVE these photos. So well done.

April 19, 2010 - 3:48 pm

Irene - These are SO great. Love the one of the family as they are all especially close to my heart!!!! Hudson in his hat, Lucy’s dancing poses and Molly Addison’s awesome smile and laugh….just some of my favorites. Love them!!!

April 19, 2010 - 2:53 pm

Jan Lindsey - Wow, wow, wow. Gorgeous…I mean gorgeous. The chalkboard, the individual pics of the kids and the tutu pics are incredible. All are really good.

April 19, 2010 - 10:07 am

Susan Pierce - These are really, really, really good. What moments you captured.