Monthly Archives: January 2012

the sandbucket & a free giveaway

click this link to go to the sandbucket! the sandbucket magazine on facebook

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January 31, 2012 - 9:12 am

Allegra - Sign me up!! πŸ™‚

January 31, 2012 - 8:22 am

Amy Baker - I would love to read this, the style looks amazing.

January 30, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Jean Smith - That would be GREAT! Looks so cute.

January 30, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Susan Pierce - I would love a copy, looks delightful.

January 30, 2012 - 8:46 am

Andrea - Sign me up! And Audra, congratulations to your friend, Sandi!

January 30, 2012 - 12:22 am

Misty Klima - How FRESH is this? Totally diggin’ her style… way to go, Sandi! Would love to explore such a treat. Happy Birthday to “the sandbucket magazine!”

January 29, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Jan Lindsey - I would love to win a copy! It looks like a great magazine.

today i eat cake

my babies are one….

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January 30, 2012 - 12:34 am

Misty - scrumptious setting. yummy cupcakes. beautiful babies. what a perfectly delightful way to celebrate!!!

January 27, 2012 - 9:02 am

Andrea - Oh and…Love the detail right down to the pink and blue polka dots on the candles! And I love their bibs! My nephew has that same bib Copeland has. Too cute!

January 27, 2012 - 8:56 am

Andrea - What a great day full of Cupcakes, Hats, Bowties, Ribbons, Ruffles, Banners, Lollipops and TWO precious blue eyed ONE YEAR OLDS! These are really nice pictures Audra. Thank you for sharing.

January 26, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Joan Ingram - Copeland gave us a definite presidental wave. Emme is just too much in her frills and boa. Precious. And only Audra could find a blue barn as a background. The whole shoot is amazing.

January 26, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Amy - Why is it that boys always get the best eyelashes? No fair.
So cute those two.

January 26, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Jan Lindsey - The cutest babies and photographs ever!

free session giveaway

Audra Bender Photography Facebook Page

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January 25, 2012 - 7:34 pm

susan - Hi Audra! Wow, what an eye you have for photography! I just looked at your blog and can certainly relate to that first year! Patrick just turned 5 and my twins are 3.5. There is never a dull moment! Your work is beautiful! Your babies are gorgeous!

January 25, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Lisa Duncan - I would love to be entered. I would like to update my modeling portfolio. Thank you! I love your blog, you are very talented.

January 25, 2012 - 2:07 pm

Jean - I would love to be entered.

January 25, 2012 - 2:06 pm

Courtney - Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!

January 25, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Tabitha Bush - I would love to win!

January 25, 2012 - 7:45 am

Michelle - Hello Audra, I was so excited to see this promotion. I check your blog weekly and am so happy to enter the contest. We cherish the photographs you took for us, they are all over our house. My kids still talk about you. Please sign us up and God Bless for 2012.

January 25, 2012 - 7:35 am

Carrie - Please sign us up! We are big fans.

January 24, 2012 - 8:07 pm

Aubrey Pelletier - My sister is a photographer too and it is a wonderful inspiration for her to be able to see other people’s photography. She’s excited about your giveaway! Thank you! God bless!

January 24, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Christina - I would give the session to my parents for their wedding anniversary coming up. Thank you for the opportunity.

January 24, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Dana Bowman - I would like to be entered. Crossing fingers and toes!

January 24, 2012 - 7:31 am

Susan Pierce - Have been following you for years. I am so in love with your photography and writing. The way you write about your children amazes me. I am not on facebook, but my daughter is so I will tell her about it to apply. I would give her the session if we won. Great wishes to you in 2012.

January 24, 2012 - 7:17 am

Melissa - Would love to win! I love your photography.

January 24, 2012 - 7:14 am

Sybyl H. - Sign us up, would love to win.

January 23, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Heather Glawe - Miss Audra, please enter us to win your session. I am still seeking that ever elusive family photo plus I want to hear about the twins! Hope you are well!!!

January 23, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Michelle - We had the best experience with you on every session we have done, your personality and work with our kids, no one compares. You were down on the ground playing with them, my husband called you the the baby whisperer with our newborn. We would love to play with you again! Count us in.

January 23, 2012 - 8:51 am

Jane - The best thing ever would be to have you photograph my family. Please enter me in the giveaway.

January 22, 2012 - 6:37 am

mark - I havd no doubtthat if you take pics of my daughter you’ll be famous and all your dreams will come true!

January 22, 2012 - 6:13 am

Michael Elliott - Hi Audra – congrats in your new Facebook page! Now my wife and I will have 2 places to look at your great photos. Please enter me in for the free session and keep up the great work!

January 21, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Erin C - Hi Audra! Just “liked” your FB page. I spent some time looking at your blog too, your work is amazing! It looks like you guys had a wonderful first Christmas with the twins too…so cute! Hope you’re doing well!

January 21, 2012 - 10:35 am

Becky Elliott - Like, Shared, and commented as well! Of COURSE we want to be entered in to win the free session! We check out your blog weekly and can’t wait for warm skies and colorful flowers to come our way so we can capture our Amanda again with you!

January 20, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Taylor - Liked you on FB. Hope to win this session!

January 20, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Lisa Weedman Newell - “Liked” you on Facebook… would LOVE to have a session with you. Andrea shares all your beautiful photos with me. πŸ™‚

January 20, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Andrea - And P.S. ~ That sweet little one advertising the free session is REMARKABLE. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy!

January 20, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Andrea - Audra, I would love to enter this contest and for the chance to see Isabella and Jackson smiling their happy smiles for Miss Audra! Thank YOU for the opportunity to enter! And BIG Congratulations on your Facebook page! I did steps 1, 2, and 3. I’m feeling LUCKY!! ~ Andrea

January 20, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Amy Baker - Yes, yes, yes! I am a HUGE fan, have loved your work for years. I would love to win this and give away to a friend in Charlotte, seeing that I am in Arizona.

January 20, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Lisa Cortez - Hi Audra! Yes, please enter me in your contest! Love, love your work!

January 20, 2012 - 1:10 pm

laura sharpe - Yeah, the Sharpes would love a session with you! Especially before Waits is in middle school and too cool to be seen with us, so snap away and our fingers are crossed!

January 20, 2012 - 10:38 am

Lindsay Wells - Your photography is gorgeous! Would love to win a free session!!

January 20, 2012 - 9:00 am

Susan Shields - Hello Audra, I’m Barry and Kris Shields – Mom – Your family came to the lake and took our wonderful pictures. Please enter my name to win the free session. If we win I would love our family portait downtown Charlotte! Thanks again for this great opportunity!

January 20, 2012 - 8:24 am

LeeAnna Perry - We are having a baby so would love the free session!

January 20, 2012 - 7:30 am

Katie Deterding - The Deterdings would love a session with Audra! Ditto to what Erin said…not sure how to tage you in my share, but am going to tag some of my pics. Welcome to Facebook!

January 20, 2012 - 7:29 am

Shelby Gentile - I would LOVE to be entered!! My sister has been using you for years to take photos of her family and you are so talented!

January 20, 2012 - 2:18 am

Misty - Oh, for the love of Audra Bender Photography! Please enter our zoo for a free photo session!! Love, love, LOVE this promo, and ’tis a something-kind-of-wonderful treat to see you on Facebook!!! β™₯

January 19, 2012 - 8:48 pm

Lynn Kerley - My favorite photos EVER are from our sessions with you a few years ago!! God has given you such a special gift…thrilled to have been blessed by it:-). And girl, you know we would LOVE to update our pix!!! Happy to see you in FB world…xoxo.

January 19, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Shannon Lowe - I would love to be entered to win! Thanks!

January 19, 2012 - 7:09 pm

Jen McAuley - Audra, would love to be entered to win!! Thank you πŸ™‚

January 19, 2012 - 6:49 pm

Dionne - Love your pictures! I liked your Facebook page to be entered in your free session!

January 19, 2012 - 6:31 pm

Erin - Liked your facebook page and posted a recommendation! I’m not so facebook savvy – not sure how I tag you in a share! Your photos are beautiful!! What a great new year promotion. – Erin

January 19, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Jan Lindsey - OH OH OH! Made my day. I LOVE your blog and Congratulations on setting up Facebook!

January 19, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Allegra - I would love to be entered!! I liked you on facebook, and shared the post. This would be awesome for either my senior pics, or some new family pictures. I love your photography so much. πŸ™‚

January 19, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Kris - Audra, I was so excited to see this promotion. Your work is so beautiful! We thoroughly enjoyed our last session with you and I would love, love, love to do another session. As you are well aware, these little ones just keep growing! I hope that your Facebook presence is a huge success. Many blessings, Kris

January 19, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Shelley Ferner - We would love to win a free session because, well…we can never seem to get a decent picture of our three boys! And, if we do manage to get a nice picture, my husband and I aren’t in it because one of us is taking the picture.

January 19, 2012 - 1:59 pm

Amy - The Mosca family would love to win the free session for our 7 year anniversary!

January 19, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Paul - Liked, shared, and commenting! Would love to win and give away as a gift to my sis.

January 19, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Keiran Llaneza - Hey Audra! I am on step 2 of entering to win the contest! I would love to win:). Your pics are beautiful! I am certainly close by too:). Keiran

January 19, 2012 - 1:03 pm

Marisa Tompkins - Sign me up! It’s been a while! Would love a free session!

January 19, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Katie Henriques - Audra,
I would love to be entered to win the free session, Thank you!

my babies are one

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January 24, 2012 - 2:55 pm

Mary - Happy be-lated birthday to Ms. Emme and Mr. Copeland.. I can’t believe it has been a year. Reading their birth experience and seeing all the photos made me tear up. I am very very grateful to have a twin sister and everything you described, watching them reach for each other, being there for each other, it is a true blessing and I am sure amazing for you and Paul to watch. I love love the picture of them in the sink getting a bath. TOO CUTE. As always your photos blow me away. God bless. Hugs and Loves to everyone, Mary. πŸ™‚

January 19, 2012 - 5:07 pm

Amy Baker - Amazing timeline of gorgeous children.

January 14, 2012 - 9:50 am

Dad and Carole - Beautiful story in pictures! Dad and Carole

January 13, 2012 - 8:21 am

Wendy - What a beautiful expose on Emme and Copeland’s first year of life!

January 12, 2012 - 10:25 am

Andrea - Psalm 139:13-14
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

January 12, 2012 - 10:21 am

Andrea - What a beautiful letter from a wonderful Mother to her beautiful babies, and what breathtaking pictures capturing Emme and Copeland’s FIRST year.

January 11, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Joan Ingram - What a beautiful and creative summary of Emme and Copeland’s first year. What a treasure.

January 10, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Laura/Harper Photography - So so beautiful. It just seems like yesterday that you had them. I enjoy your blog and mostly enjoy your talent. Thank you for being you and for your heart in words and photographs. I love these, so really beautiful.

January 10, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Amanda - Love these! I love your blog and every photograph on it, especially of your kiddos.

January 10, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Susan Pierce - The words incredible, the photography so endearing. What a visual love story of your babies. I loved reading it and looking. Amazing!

January 10, 2012 - 9:31 am

Auntie Curene - Audra, you are so talented and amazing. I am proud to be your Aunt, thanks for this beautiful, in words and pictures, story of the twins first year. You are creating wonderful memories for you children. Thanks for sharing with me. Give the kids Auntie hugs from me.

January 10, 2012 - 7:10 am

Molly - Just read my lengthy comment. Sorry, didn’t mean to write a book! lol

January 10, 2012 - 7:09 am

Molly - This is such a sweet, sweet letter of love from Mama to her babies! So precious! I have to tell you. I commented on your first post last year about the birth of your twins. I even commented how I wanted my own daughter to experience having a sibling but because of infertility issues, we didn’t think we would be able to have another baby. Well, that’s when God intervened. Little did I know, I was pregnant when I wrote that comment…That’s right, 3 months ago I gave birth to our second child, another beautiful girl 7 years after our first was born! What a sweet surprise she was and is!!! Every time I read your blog, I’m reminded of that comment and how our lives can change in an instant. Love your pictures and following along with your family over the past year. Btw, that little picture of your newborn twin lying in the hospital bassinet looking as if he/she is waving at big brother, still gets to me. :o)

January 10, 2012 - 7:08 am

Christina - Extraordinary photographs, extraordinary love, extraordinary Mom.

January 9, 2012 - 7:16 pm

Susan - Happy blessed birthday to Emme and Copeland…what a wonderful adventure your first year has been! God made you soooo precious. I can’t wait to see His plan unfold in your lives:)

January 9, 2012 - 6:14 pm

laura - Thank you for sharing your precious pictures with us. Watching those sweet babies grow this year has been a treat and privelage. Happy Birthday baby Benders!

January 9, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Michelle - Cutest kids ever. The writing made me cry. What a story of grace and courage to raise your kids with such love and conviction of heart. Beautiful to read and see!

January 9, 2012 - 11:58 am

Tammy - …You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours”. Isaiah 61:7

January 9, 2012 - 11:56 am

Irene - What an amazing tribute to the 2 cutest, most precious little people on the planet. Happy Happy Birthday Emme and Copeland!

January 9, 2012 - 11:33 am

Jan Lindsey - The most precious montage of one year of life I have ever seen. Mom of the year to you!

January 9, 2012 - 9:38 am

paul bender - Happy Birthday Emme and Copeland. I love you both more than my heart can hold so my eyes water with the excess love that I have for you. Your brother’s Cade and Sutton adore you both. I’m proud of my wife, Audra, who has captured your lives on film so well so that we don’t forget your first year as it sped by.