International Wedding, Glamour and Lifestyle Photographer with an editorial flair.
  • Hallöchen!

    I'm Benita ... a.k.a. Becky, Bex and for old friends' sake Bita or Beni. I'm a photographer based in Norman, OK...and in case you didn't notice....I LOVE nicknames!

    Don't know how you came across my blog - but I'm sure glad you're taking the time to stop and browse through my pictures. This blog to me is like my online journal. I post sneak peeks for my clients, as well as all kinds of personal stuff. :D

    I'm German and have been living in the States since 2002. I'm married to a Military man so we move around every so often. There's so much to see and experience in life and I am thankful to have the opportunity to personally see so many different parts of this world, meeting new people where ever we go. I'm a mother of 3 and I love being able to wake up every morning knowing that my Heavenly Father has blessed me with 3 of his precious angels. My kids rock! {And they're frequently featured here on this blog.} We have 2 dogs and a cat....and sometimes it seems like my house is a zoo. Literally.

    Leave me a comment so I know you stopped by! God bless.

    xox,

20s Glam session {portrait couture | oklahoma and missouri glamour photographer}

Had the need to test a little bit the other day for some 20s glam. The 20s style if perfect for a Portrait Couture session if you ask me. It literally screams femininity, sensuality and a hint of sexiness.:-)

Contact me today if you want to book your own Portrait Couture session.

Styling, Hair & Makeup: me.
Model: Amanda | Tabb Models

xox

Benita

Southern Beauty {styled shoot | oklahoma wedding photographer}

As an artist I try to find inspiration anywhere and everywhere. As a photographer who runs her own small business I try to take the time and shoot strictly for myself here and there between work and life as a Mami of 3. To get my creative juices flowing again and to hopefully inspire others along the way. Which is why I do styled shoots. I absolutely love them! May they be fashion or wedding related. They are so much fun. They allow me to work with other like-minded and extremely talented vendors as well as create something fresh and vibrant.

We put a ton of time, love and yes money into these styled shoots. And to have it picked up and featured on a popular blog is something I personally wish for but it’s not something that is always a guaranteed given. Personally I follow many wonderful blogs and have my dream list of where I would absolutely love to be featured on. So when I contacted Kate, the editor of Magnolia Rouge, I was sitting with a thumping heart and shaking legs as I hit the send button on my submission. As Magnolia Rouge is one of those on my dream sheet. When I received a reply in my inbox from Kate I was almost too afraid to open and read it. But then, when I did, I jumped out of my seat and did a little dance. I’m sure if the kids or my hubby would have been in the room with me they would have claimed I had lost my mind. I may have definitely squealed a little bit too. She loved the images I sent to her and decided to feature them on their blog. Eeeeek! So today I am thrilled to show you some of these beautiful images I have been sitting on for months. (In order to get an exclusive feature they have to be kept “top secret” so to say.)

Be sure to check out the feature over on Magnolia Rouge here.

Thank you so so much to an amazing team of talented people who helped make this styled shoot such a success!

Vendor List:

Venue: Chateau on the Grove, Norman, OK
Dresses: The Bridal Boutique (Bill Leykoff, Wtoo & Essence of Australia) & Beloved Bridal (Augusta Jones, Justin Alexander, Alyne)
Jewelry: Mitchell’s Jewelry
Florals: Poppy Lane Design
Wedding Cake: Amy Cakes
Hair & Makeup Bridesmaids: Annika Tetzlaff | ONEnineteen Beauty, Becky Jones (assistant)
Hair & Makeup Bride: Benita R Cloward | BRC Beauty
Furniture Rental (Lounge corner & Sweet Buffet): Rekindled Vintage Rentals
Furniture Rental (Table setting): Skinner Designs
Letterpress Menu: Loveleigh
Pies & Candy bar: Sweets and Spurs
Accessories: Hushed Commotion (gold birdcage veil, gold sash, pearl headpiece, floral headband, gold headband) & Bridal Couture Girls (Rosette mini hat, crystal headband, pearl sash, bridal veil)
Models: Bride – Allie A. | BRINK Model Management
Bridesmaid: Aly L. | TABB Model
Bridesmaid: Jesi B.
Syling: Rekindled Vintage Rentals
Photography: BRC Photography