Hey there, lovelies, my name is Yana! I am a European living in Michigan, crazy in love with the California coastline, zinfandels, ambient music and a good hearty pho. I photograph boutique weddings, intimate elopements and adventure couples sessions worldwide. I adore free spirited couples that are stoked to share their adventures together and I would LOVE to help you find your epic landscapes and create an unforgettable adventure tailored to your vision for the day.
WHAT I DO
In the past decade, I have been working to create an inclusive brand that elevates diversity, cherishes unorthodox styles and values experiences over things. It is deeply satisfying to create meaningful, authentic, timeless imagery for couples I connect with on a personal level. Having the opportunity to be so closely involved in passionate expressions of love (whatever that might look like) creates unspeakable value and happiness in my life.
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Having photographed over two hundred love stories I understand that every wedding celebration is different, so I focus on a personalized approach tailored to your vision for the day, guiding you through building a comfortable timeline step by step and helping you select your own meaningful location for your day.
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I capture unposed candid moments of your interactions full of raw affection, the split second, when you forget someone is watching, the uninhibited laugh you share with your partner. I revolt against the generic and the staged, I stand for raw emotions and candid moments captured with passion and care, as unique as your love story is, one of a kind. I simply observe and document the connection between two untamed souls wildly in love and preserve the essence of the moment in still images.
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Need more information? Check out my website for more details! It’s filled with planning advice, blog posts, and photos of real couples that took me on their wedding/elopement journey. I can't wait to hear from you!
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Why couples love Yana Benjamin | Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements