The first thing you should know about me is I'm new to Arizona! After 13 years of operating Bendet Photography in Kansas City, Missouri, I packed my family up and moved here in August of 2016 to be closer to family and embark on a new adventure! My wife and I are the “Love at first site” story. We met in the corporate business world and were married in a charming, intimate ceremony one year later. Following our honeymoon we left to travel the world together. After living and working in Japan and several other fun and exciting destinations for a few years, we settled in Kansas City in 2001 to raise our beautiful family.
For over 20 years I’ve been creating images with an eclectic mix of emotional storytelling and modern portraiture capturing emotions, laughter and joy in the world in the images that I take. I’ve been a newspaper photographer, corporate photographer, fashion and lifestyle photographer and now I do it all! Each step of my career has been a unique addition to my eclectic style and gives me the ability to photograph anything. I’m the guy who smiles through the newborn session tickling little toes, gets excited to see a senior starting down a new and fun path in their lives, gets excited at the challenge of taking a concept and turning it into an ad or magazine cover and I love the feeling and emotion between an engaged couple, in love and holding hands! I even tear up during father daughter dances as thoughts of my own daughters getting married someday fill my head.
I don’t claim to be the most inexpensive photographer in the Phoenix area, I'm also not the most expensive. What I am is experienced and after 21 years of photography! I consistently provide my clients with the highest quality, edited, retouched images of you and those you love. I favor quality and perfection in everything I do over mass quantity and improperly exposed, composed, edited and retouched images. I understand that everyone in this world has a digital camera, but not everyone has 21 years of photography experience which started with film and has evolved with continued education and more than 10,000 sessions and events since opening my doors in 2002. There's nothing I love more than capturing the events of your life and those you love. I'm always thoughtful and purposeful with every shot and I hope you’ll share a moment of your lives with me and create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime!