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Yana Benjamin | Boutique Weddings + Adventure Elopements

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Hey there, lovelies, my name is Yana! I am a European living in Michigan, crazy in love with the California coastline, zinfandels, ambient music and a good hearty pho. I photograph amazing boutique weddings, intimate elopements and adventure couples sessions worldwide. I adore free spirited couples that are stoked to share their adventures together, because exploring new landscapes in hiking boots, on skis or in a wet suit is my jam. I would LOVE to be your personal guide, help you find your epic landscapes and create an unforgettable adventure tailored to your vision for the day.

Are you daydreaming about a hiking adventure wedding in Yosemite, but you can't completely imagine getting married without your loved ones? Or maybe you found a beautiful quaint venue somewhere in the middle of Michigan and you can't wait to walk down the pine needle layered isle, lit with candles, witnessed by the closest circle of the most important people in your lives. But maybe you are totally ready to go full elopement mode! Having photographed over two hundred love stories I understand that every wedding is different. One of my main goals as an adventurer and documentary wedding photographer is to empower you to follow your vision for your day.

Your day won't be filled with unnatural poses and forced smiles. I only have two tasks for you: to feel relaxed and free to frolic in front of the camera. My documentary style focuses on capturing you having the time of your life, rather than filling your day with mandatory photos. You two will be able to enjoy the present moment, deepen your love and celebrate your wedding without unwanted distractions.

I am sure you are inclined to share your day with a photographer you can connect with on a deeper level. Someone who gets you. The most important part of the shoot is to capture unposed candid moments of your interactions full of raw affection, the split second, when you forget someone is watching, the uninhibited laugh you share with your partner. This is what makes a photograph!

Let's dream up your wedding day captured in unposed, authentic, moody, film-like images. So, where are we wandering next? <3

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