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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

 David and Andrea T's Wedding Encinitas, California

David and Andrea T's Wedding Encinitas, California


PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

  Skull Island Games Products

Skull Island Games Products

Last year I hired Bendersama Photography for a small photo shoot for some Antiques that I was intending to sell. Part of the reason I feel I sold them for as much as I did was due to the photos that were done by Bendersama Photography.
— Greg CEO Skull Island Games

PORTRAITURE PHOTOGRAPHY

John took fantastic photos of my family. He is excellent with kids and takes his time to make sure he gets the best photos. At no point during the shoot did I feel rushed. Booking with John is like going to a portrait studio, but without the hassle. I will definitely have John take my holiday pictures next year!
— Matt M. Volo, Illinois
  Family Christmas Portrait Volo, Illinois

Family Christmas Portrait Volo, Illinois


EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

  Family's   Baby Announcement Crystal Lake, Illinois

Family's Baby Announcement Crystal Lake, Illinois


ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

  Shawn & Paige Engagement Announcement Chicago, Illinois

Shawn & Paige Engagement Announcement Chicago, Illinois

We knew of John Bender’s work of Bendersama photography from several of his other photoshoots—mostly from the commercial ad- ventures, modeling headshots, and musician album photography. We were drawn to his quirky style and lighting. Having made reservations a few months in advance, we had a couple meetings with him to help plan our engagement shoot. We didn’t really know precisely what we wanted but had an overall vision. John navigated us through some options, locations, and opened up some novel ideas that really fit our personalities. Having a downtown Chicago shoot in the evening meant varying challenges with traffic in the background, natural light, and the right spots to mesh the balance of Chicago’s modern and historical buildings. He made several scouting trips and test shoots before our big day and we really appreciated his attention to detail on the pre-planning! On our engagement shoot day, his assistants came along and helped out with the photography, lighting effects, wind buffering, providing that extra set of eyes for traffic control, and they even drove us around to our downtown locations. John really impressed us with negotiating with CTA management for usage of the “Brown Line” Chicago station platform so that we could capture some of the signage, angles, and unique backdrops. After the shoot, he kept in regular communication and sent a few early photos after editing to ensure we had the look we wanted; the entire batch was ready for us within a week and looked great! All in all, we were very impressed with his professionalism. We continue to get compliments from friends & family that can now see a fun, different side of us as we plan our wedding. One of the photos is on our save-the-date card and even the staff at our stationary vendor is raving about his work. We thank Bendersama photography for making that happen.
— Shawn & Paige Chicago, Illinois

OTHER ACCOMPLISMENTS

  • Official Photographer for the Dundee Township Democrat Party's "2nd Annual John F Kennedy Dinner"   Dundee, Illinois

  • Alien Skin Software's "Best of Flickr" November

  • FEATURED ARTIST IN SIDE STREET STUDIO'S "MONOCHROME BLUE" GALLERY   Elgin, Illinois

  • FEATURED ARTIST IN SIDE STREET STUDIO'S "FOUR FOR FOUR" ANNIVERSARY GALLERY   Elgin, Illinois