Katie and Christian

  • Published July 21st, 2014 by Al Behnke

We were very fortunate to be able to work Katie and Christian at their CD&Me reception last week. They were married in the Caribbean in March and Katie's parents threw them a wonderful island-themed reception, complete with fire dancers, island flowers, and a live parrot for the guests to get their pitcure with. Plus, they tons of amazing hand-made details! There was so much time and effort put into the island theme, so we really tried to capture Katie and Christian at their most relaxed (and what's more relaxing than adirondack chairs!). They were an absolute delight to work with and we couldn't have been more honored to capture some beautiful images for them. 

CD & Me Spring Tasting is around the corner!

  • Published May 1st, 2014 by Al Behnke

On Wednesday, May 21st, we'll once again be at CD & Me for their Spring Tasting! It an awesome opportunity for couples to come out and see some of the amazing wedding vendors that work with this truly fantastic venue. We'll have a table set up with all kinds of prints, albums, and products for you to check out. It's an awesome way to see the scope of our work on a full wedding day, instead of just online galleries. Plus we always have some cool giveaways, so make sure you stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, May 21st

7pm-8:30pm

CD & Me

23320 S. LaGrange Rd.

Frankfort, IL 60423

Follow us on Instagram!

  • Published April 4th, 2014 by Al Behnke

Hey all, if you haven't taken the time to follow us over at www.instagram.com/behnkephoto, get on it! We'll post all kind of fun, behind-the-scenes images. Drop in and check it out!

Ali & Scott

  • Published March 20th, 2014 by Al Behnke

Had an AMAZING time photographing Ali and Scott's wedding in Southern Illinois. They had an beautiful ceremony at a local winery and Cindy caught this gem right after. They got a chance to play with some really beautiful light and I think it really captured the spirit of their big day. Congrats you two!

Brittany and Chris

  • Published October 17th, 2013 by Al Behnke

We had so much fun working with Brittany and Chris. Brittany grew up across the street from our home studio and we've known her since she was just a little girl. She even worked for us for a short time! It was truly special to photograph someone that you were able to watch grow up. Congrats you two!

Kaile and Matt

  • Published October 17th, 2013 by Al Behnke

Sometimes black and white says it best! And it doesn't hurt that Kaile and Matt were amazing and up for anything! It's always such a treat to photograph a couple that is so relaxed and comfortable.

Why you should choose a PPA Photographer for your wedding photography

  • Published September 17th, 2013 by Al Behnke

As high-end cameras have become easier and easier to purchase, there has been a tremendous uptick in weddings being photographed by amateur photographers. When you're looking for a photographer, it's crucial to remember how truly important your wedding day is. While a relative or friend with a nice camera is always an option, it's important to remember how much more a trained photographer can bring to your images on your big day.

The Professional Photographers Association of America (PPA), of which we are long-standing members, is a 26,000-person organization of some of the most highly-trained photographers from across the country. PPA photographers transcend the boundaries of photography. As professionals that are trained in not just how to use a camera, but also posing, lighting, and overall creativity, PPA photographers offer something that no one else can...a truly trained eye and mind. Professional photography isn't about gimmicks, or adding an Instagram-like filter to an average image to make it look cool. It's about capturing the image in the best possible way, with proper posing and lighting that makes you look your best on your wedding day.

Watch the video below to see the difference that a professionally trained photographer can make!

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