We were absolutely blown away seeing our wedding photos online, but it wasn’t until a few months afterwards (after the craziness and the hype and the honeymoon – and after we had settled back into reality) when we sat and turned the pages of our fine art album that we saw our wedding for the first time. It was breathtakingly powerful. The colours jumped off the pages. The sequence and composition told the story of our day. In the moment after closing the last page, we sat there together so happy and so proud of our wedding.

We still can’t quite come to terms with the importance or value or outright love we have for that book. And it’s only going to grow as our memories fade and as children come into the world. It’s not just a possession, it’s a treasure. It’s our story. I have found myself putting it up to my chest with both arms wrapped around before I open it and get lost in those beautiful pages.

So here’s to you – Mr John Benavente. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We’ll open that book in 50 years time, think of you and smile. You’ve now inspired us to bring other photographs and memories off our computers and back into our lives.visionart fine art wedding book driftwood shed weddingdriftwood shed wedding photographerdriftwood shed wedding photographyvisionart fine art wedding book

Dan O'Day - nice one fella, looks great.


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Anna & Brendan’s beautiful wedding at Montrose Berry Farm House.

Thank you for letting me do what I do.


The vendors who made it happen: -

Reception venue:Montrose Berry Farm House
Brides dress:Pronovias
Stylist:She Designs Events
Make up artist/hair:Miriam Nichterlein
Flowers: Mikarla Bauer
Cake:Bloom by Bathan
Catering: Katering
Celebrant: Kristie Poole

David - 119 is insane! Amazing set Mr B!

Simon - Dude … this is stunning. Amazing work!


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A magical celebration of Chris & Katie’s love, beneath the sun’s rays and under the stars at the ridiculously fabulous Driftwood Shed; with wonderful friends, close family, and of course … Oscer!

It is what it is, says the love.

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Reception venue : Driftwood Shed
Brides dress : Carla Zampatti
Bridemaids dress : Asos & Country Road
Grooms suit : Roger David
Make up artist/hair : Powderpuff Make up & Embellish Hair & Beauty
Flowers : Moss Nest
Cake : Elegant Eats
Catering : Garnish Creative Catering
Celebrant : Jane Zwar
Stylist : She Design Events

Thoma Stewart - Just awesome. One of your best, JB :)

Natalie Brooks - Amazing wedding, beautiful memories. Mr Benavente, your sir, are a photo god. Thank you.

Katelyn - Top Notch John!

nic - what a gorgeous wedding and so beautifully documented…..LOVE her dress

liz - I love love love this !

2013 . The year in review

Twenty thirteen saw me shoot over 40 weddings and travel extensively throughout the country and overseas. So many great moments captured, so many friendships made.
These end of posts are so difficult to put together as there’s been so many amazing weddings I’ve been fortunate to be part of.
This year I also won the 2013 NSW AIPP album of the year which I’m so grateful for. I was also lucky enough to come away with 5 out of 6 silver awards (three with distinction) from the national titles.  Some of those very images are on display here.
I also wanted to personally thank all my clients for letting me do what I do. JVB


Serafin Castillo - Very good year! High five!

David - Dude. Seriously. Awe and then some.

Emily - well done John, awesome work

Justin - I spent longer than one minute here, well done! You know that’s a big compliment.

Katelyn - Nailed it! Beautiful work John! Kx

Kris Holland - Great work John – top to bottom.

Jack Chauvel - Fantastic year of photos John :)

Bambi - Love the editing, the colours, the variety. Well done :-)