Monday, January 14, 2008

5.25.08 Ross + Alexandra

Alex & Ross stopped by the house Saturday.

We pulled together images from our engagement shoot last summer for an album they'll use as a guest sign-in book at their wedding in May. I think it turned out great.

Working with these summer images in the dead of winter felt really good. So I'm posting them here & maybe they'll make you feel good, too.

A public service brought to you by Douglas Benedict Photography ;)


Sunday, January 6, 2008

Hooper & Me

I shot a dog in my basement.

Well, I photographed him, I should say.

Hooper is one of the hundreds of homeless dogs who live at The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, the shelter where my wife Wendy spends a lot of time volunteering. Our circle of friends includes a lot of gifted photographers & it was Wendy's genius idea to create a gallery of portraits to put in a show and raise money for The Center.

Our friends really stepped up and created some wonderful images including fellow wedding photographer - and uber talented - Alison Conklin. So did my buddy Joe Craig and a bunch of other great Lehigh Valley photographers.

The show will run the entire month of February at PopMart, 38 West Broad Street in downtown Bethlehem.

Here's a snap Wendy shot of me shooting Hooper, a big, loveable pit that I hope gets adopted soon.