A 7-month Europe backpacking trip provided all the inspiration Morgen Benoit needed to follow her passion in photography. She had been currently working in the corporate world armed with a BS in Business Management and Finance. Morgen's father gave her her first camera at age 15 and she says she knew it was the perfect medium to balance logic and creativity. Immediately upon returning from Europe she pursued a position as a photo lab technician and learned the nuances of exposure and light. One of her mentors studied directly with Ansel Adams; Morgen feels beyond fortunate to have made that connection still to this day.
When we ask her about shooting weddings, she says, “Weddings provide me with a structure that is both challenging and rewarding. The limited amount of time available on the wedding day challenges me to get it right the first time, every time. The framework of the wedding day is similar from one to the next but within that framework I try to provide something special and unique for each client.”
Of what keeps her fresh behind the lens, she says the fact that there is only one chance to capture wedding images. She admits to us that she still gets as nervous as the bride when she walks down the aisle! We love that. Morgen’s work is unique and it shows. She’s been shooting weddings for nearly 20 years and has made the digital transition through education and careful planning. Couples will benefit from her background of shooting film and her extensive training in lighting and posing. “Only through the knowledge of the basics can one successfully break the rules: that is my biggest advantage,” she tells us. We think she’s right on the mark. To see what we mean, click here.