IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU,
I’m Bridgette.

It all started with a hand-me-down camera and my obsession with weddings. I discovered my passion for photography as a teenager, and I’ve been hooked ever since! After earning my degree in Paralegal Studies, I decided it was time to pursue my dream.

There’s something about photographing weddings that brings me true happiness. I love capturing the genuine connection between couples on their big day. Every couple is unique, and I can’t wait to meet with you to hear all about your day-of plans.

My work as a traveling wedding photographer takes me around the country, but I’m a Midwestern girl at heart. I grew up on a dairy farm in Sandwich, IL, and attended Lewis University for my bachelor’s degree.

When I’m not behind the camera, I’m spending time with my family! I  have a beautiful little boy and two precious, fluffy dogs. I also love reading books and taking weekend road trips with my friends and family.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch! I am here to help you with all of your photography needs, so you can relax and enjoy your big day. I hope to hear from you soon!

Bridgette Benson
Founder + Principal Photographer

Jasmine is a fashion and portrait photographer from the Chicagoland area. She’s one of my mentors, and she also happens to be my best friend! She inspired my love for photography and gave me the old camera that started it all.

She’s a busy mom who is stuck in the '70s, even though we are both '90s babes. Jasmine loves that retro vibe, and she completely rocks it! She has a unique talent for capturing children’s portraits. Her daughter Melody and my son Oliver are destined to be best friends, just like us!

Jasmine Merfeld
Portrait Photographer

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This is my son, his name is Oliver but we just call him Ollie. He is full of energy and cuddles, and he keeps me on my toes! We also have two dogs, Kalishka and Gage. They are the original Benson babies!

raves and reviews

"Bridgette is incredibly talented. I would highly recommend her for any of your photo needs. This was my first photo shoot of any kind, so I was a bit nervous that I would screw up the pictures. But, Bridgette was very patient with me and very good at guiding us so that the photos would turn out beautifully. She is very personable, sweet, and fun. We had a blast with our photo shoot. Thank you again, Bridgette! You're amazing!"

Nicolette & Tim
Sandwich, Illinois

06.16.19

“Bridgette will go above and beyond to make your pictures spectacular! We hired her to photograph my sister's wedding and on that day it was POURING rain. She wasn't phased at all and ended up getting creative and capturing the most precious moments with what she had inside to work with. She is punctual, quick to respond back, her ideas are fresh and fun, and is the sweetest lady you'll ever work with. You won't regret hurting her for your next event or photography needs!”

Faith
Ottawa, Illinois

06.15.19

“Bridgette photographed my sister and I for a gift we were giving our mom for her birthday. To this day my mom still brings out the book and shows it to guests. It was great working with Bridgette! She has a great eye and created photos that were beautiful. Thank you!”

Ashley
Geneva, Illinois

06.24.18

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