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November, 2013

THANKFUL \\ SALE

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On this Thanksgiving day weekend I’d also like to express our gratitude to you! The encouragement and kindness that we have received from clients, friends and colleagues has been overwhelming! So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love my job, this business and the constant opportunity to serve you and tell your stories.

-Benj

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Now through midnight on Monday you can get 20% off any single session gift card you purchase! They’re great Christmas presents or a great deal for people who like to plan ahead!

 

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Also, now through Monday at midnight purchase any of these three prints; printed 5×5 and framed out to 10×10.

Send us a message through our contact page to place your order.

 

 

 

 

  1. francesca cugini

    Hey Ben-
    I want to purchase for a family photo shoot- not sure if this applies??. Let me know the details. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanks!!

THANKFUL \\ part no. 3

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Here it is, THANKSGIVING!!! The most thankful of all thankful posts.. which is sort of silly… I believe that we were made to respond very beautifully to gratitude. Nevertheless, I am glad to use this post on this day to share my gratitude for my amazing and beautiful wife Jennifer! She is kind, loving, wise, encouraging and thoughtful in every way. Going out to eat, chilling at home, making awesome food, or exploring the world, I am blessed and thrilled to have Jennifer be my best friend, constant encourager, and perfect other half. With love (and thankfulness),

-Benj

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  1. qmb

    A terrific collection. I’m very thankful to have a daughter, at long last.
    Mom D.

Paul + Melissa \\ MARRIED

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November 2013 \\ Toledo, Ohio

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AMAZING PROS INVOLVED \\ the PLANNER: Brooke Lauber (Bee for the Day) \\ the FLOWERS: Bartz Viviano \\ the DRESS: LaJeune Mariee \\ the FOOD: Toledo Club \\ the CUPCAKES: Wixey Bakery \\ the BAND: E3 Detroit \\ the VIDEO: Showcase Video Production

THANKFUL \\ part no. 2

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Here in this second Thankful “Thursday” (and by “Thursday” I mean, “missed my deadline by a day for now it’s Friday”) post, I’d like to give special thanks for my family. My parents showed me how to love an respect each other, they gave me a legacy of kindness and joy that was inherited from my grandparents. They showed me innovation, persistence, and steadfastness. I owe a great debt of love to my parents that I will gladly pay off for the rest of my life. One phrase often spoken in our house that I am forever grateful to have ingrained in my character (and I can still see myself crying on the stair with a ninja turtle clutched tightly in my hand, as my father said,) “people are always more important than things.” It may seem simple or rudimentary to many, but for me, it’s a golden rule that gives me joy as I serve my wife, my friends and family, and even my clients.

My brothers are a whole other story of gratitude! they encourage and support me, laugh and cry with me, and most of all they like me and I like them. I totally understand families that drift apart through time and space, for various reasons seeing each other less and less… but I am truly thankful that I am close with my brothers. I could continue to ramble but that’s not my goal here in this post. I just want to express my gratitude for amazing people that I love.

-Benj

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  1. QMB

    well….that made me cry, as it delighted me heart and nourish my inner mommy-ness.
    Praise God, the family unit Creator, Purifier, and Redeemer of my soul, who matched me to your wonderful Dad..
    As a child from a very dysfunctional family, I grew up daydreaming about being born in a different place to a different parent combo. Then as a young mother, one day I realizing with crystal clarity the “why” of my parents union that allowed me to be… It dawned on me in that light bulb moment that without them (imperfect as their marriage surely was) I, as 4th born, not only would not be, but by extension the beautiful son sleeping in my arms! Family tree conversations, are always have fun implications :)

THANKFUL \\ part no.1

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Firstly, I just plain don’t think it’s fair for the last Thursday in November to get all the pressure for all of our thankfulness… as a result, I’d like to take a few moments over the next few Thursdays to express my gratitude. The first on my list, is my wife’s family. From births, birthday parties, vacations and other special moments (like ENGAGEMENTS!! WOOT WOOT!), the tapestry of love and encouragement runs deep and strengthens everyone it touches. I am blessed to be a part of this family, and I am thankful in every way for the way that Jennifer has been shaped through the wisdom and kindness of her family. I love the phone calls I get from my nephews, the hugs I get from Granny, the warmth of hospitality show through even the simplest cup of coffee from Mom M., the wisdom and generosity from Dad M., and the joy that is constantly expressed from all the siblings. Re-reading that sentence causes me to pause and wonder if I’m viewing the world too much through rose colored glasses… but then I realize that’s what gratitude has the power to do… it gives us the constant ability to see the best parts of anything and everything. So call me an optimist or a romantic if you’d like, I’ll look past the sarcasm and be grateful for the compliment.

– Benj

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  1. Jennifer

    I love each of you so very much. I am so thankful for my family and my kind, loving husband. Blessed.

  2. Paul

    Thanks for posting this Benji.
    Looking through these pictures sure triggers a lot of emotion doesn’t it? It’s been quite a year: the welcoming of Titus and Lydia (it’s just impossible to look at their pictures with their brothers and not smile), Dad M’s 60th, Granny’s 90th, Steph saying “yes”, plus all the little things in between.

    Your photographs, especially these, remind me of the altar of 12 stones that the Israelites made as a memorial. The altar served to remind them of God’s deliverance in passing them through the Red Sea and the Jordan River. Joshua told the people that when their descendants asked about the altar, they should respond, “[The Lord your God] did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful and so that you might always fear the Lord your God.” I’m so thankful for the amazing work that you do with your photography; so many of your photos serve as reminders of the seas and rivers that our God leads us through. Thanks Benji and Jenn-Jenn. :)

Molly + Mike \\ MARRIED

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October 2013 \\ Columbus, Ohio

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AMAZING PROS INVOLVED \\ the PLANNER: 4Ever After Weddings \\ the FLOWERS: Hilliard Floral Design \\ the DRESS: Bridal & Formal \\ the TUX: Jos. A Bank \\ the BAND: The Street Players

  1. Laura

    These are AMAZING! I hope my wedding (someday) is half as beautiful. Incredible.

  2. Beautiful. Just beautiful. I wish Mike and Molly the best of everything.

Jeremy \\ EVER FORWARD

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November 2013 \\ Columbus, Ohio \\  Couldn’t have asked for an awesome-er senior to be my debut Derk’s Works senior!  He is one cool dude; crazy-smart, super-tall, down-to-earth.  Ladies and Gentleman… Jeremy.

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October 2013 \\ Columbus, Ohio

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Olivia \\ EVER FORWARD

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October 2013 \\ Columbus, Ohio

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