This Photographer Will Make You—and Your Mom—Happy


Kelly Benvenuto shoots for you, not Pinterest

by Keriann Kohler, Advertising Manager

bride with long veil and groom in grey suit embracing in front of wall with antique water fountain and many green plants

We talk a lot around these parts about not getting swept up in meaningless wedding “musts” and prioritizing the things that are important to you. And, true. But. Chances are there are other people (usually the ones who raised you, ahem) involved in your wedding whose opinions do matter to you. And sometimes finding a middle ground between those people insisting on cake when you want gelato (that was me, but insert your fave dessert of choice here) can be a painful process.

But other times, you can just hire New England’s Kelly Benvenuto Photography as your wedding photographer and get photos that have all the magic and artistry you’ve ever wanted (without any about-to-be-dated filters), and that will make mom and grandma cry all the happy tears when they open up their albums.

Photos like these:

Bride with long dark hair and flower crown looking at you, smiling, with her face near the groom in a blue suit with pink flower boutonniereBride and groom walking among guests holding colorful streamer wandsbride laughing with three bridesmaids in ivory dresses, all holding green and white bouquetsBride laughing, covering mouth, with three girlfriends in front of green door

For the last time you guys, I’m not crying, you’re crying. But I mean, I would expect nothing less from the photographer who once wrote an ode to why she shoots for y’all, not Pinterest. (TL;DR: It’s because her own wedding photographer delivered eight pictures of her shoes and eight pictures of their rings, and not a single moment between her parents or candid of her husband’s grandparents.) But on Kelly’s watch, that is just not going to happen.

elderly couple dancing outside as brass band plays behind thembride sitting on green settee, holding a glass of champagne, as her mother kisses her cheek and her bridesmaid fastens her shoegroom spinning bride in the air on the dance floor

New England–based Kelly Benvenuto’s rates start at $3,800 for 7 hours of wedding day photography, including the high-resolution files. Many couples choose to add engagement sessions ($750) and albums (starting at $1,200), and the first three APW couples who book Kelly for their wedding by October 15, 2017, will receive a free engagement session.

young girl in white dress frolicking in a field with a wooden fencebride emotionally moved by letter she is reading, looking up, clasping hand to heartbride groom and several guests toasting and carousing at reception

So if you’re looking for a photographer who believes your love matters more than your details; who’ll celebrate your commitment and community with images that are clean, classic, and candid; and who shoots for couples and families—not wedding blogs—then Kelly is the one for you. Go get lost in her portfolio, where you will find a killer wedding jumpsuit, wise words of advice from couples on the other side, and oh yeah, if you want to see more of that amazeballs flower crown (plus epic dance party and vintage Rolls Royce), we got you that right here.

Kelly Benvenuto Photography is offering the first 3 apw couples who book a free engagement session! JUST MENTION THIS POST by October 15, 2017.

Keriann Kohler

After spending her formative years in a monastic pursuit to become a professional ballet dancer, Keriann has since embarked on a mission to make up for lost time by doing All The Things. A reader since way back, the APW community has taught her wanderlusting, commitment-phobic self that while exploration is good for life experience, marriage isn’t so bad for a relationship, and she’s been happily married since 2011.

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