Category archives: Destination

Wedding DayKatie + GrantNorthstar Zephyr Lodge || Truckee, California

Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography || Videographer: Jordan Claverie || Coordination: First Pick Planning || Florist: Art In Bloom || Makeup: Jen With Kiss And Makeup || Hair: Sam Harris || Lighting: Event Masters Rental || After Party Bar: Mikuni Sushi || Ceremony and Reception: Northstar Zephyr Lodge || DJ/Musician: Brian Hess || Desserts: Treat Box Bakery || Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth || Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals || 2nd Photographer: Austyn

Kate + Cory – Loveland Pass Anniversary Session – Dillon, Colorado


Last week, Kate and her Husband, Cory joined me in Dillon, Colorado for a drink and snow portraits. While I’m “new” to Colorado, I feel like I’ve been one with the snow for years. Weird, right? Well for the last two years I’ve spent most of the Spring/Summer/Fall months traveling around the US, so most of my experience with Colorado is with a foot of snow on the ground. You tend to learn quickly how to layer and to always keep gloves and a hat in your jacket.  California family, it’s not that bad, really. I would take snow over 110 degree summers ANY day! Plus, sweater weather. I never actually knew what sweaters were for living in Southern California…and now I own enough for a small village. 😉

Kate + Cory eloped 5.5 years ago, and 4 years ago on New Years Eve they partied with their closest friends and family. But a blizzard got in the way of them having any outside photos of the two of them, so this winter they decided to change that! We explored Lake Dillon for a short time and then drove up the Loveland Pass to finish the session with a beautiful snow storm going on around us. They were amazing in the freezing temperatures and hid their hand-warmers well!

Dress and Fur: Nordstrom Wedding Suite  || Suit: Mens Warehouse  || Hair: Royal Salon  || Flowers: Twigs and Posies  || Rings: Kassab Jewelers || Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography

Vi + Danh – Korakia Pensione Engagement Session – Palm Springs, California – Part 2


To see Part 1 of Vi + Danh’s engagement session click here!

Vi + Danh, how do I even start? They not only flew to Palm Springs for their engagement session, but they chose one of my favorite locations in all of the city. Korakia Pensione is a relaxing resort with so many nooks and crannies…it’s easily a photographers paradise. We spent a few days relaxing by the pool, eating Thai food downtown, chatting next to the fire for hours, and getting extra excited for their wedding in Philly next year.  I captured so many beautiful photos I’m splitting their blog post into two! That or I just had a really hard time picking my favorites….

Hair: Jen Plus Colour