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Sonja + Levi | Merigomish, NS

When we meet people for the first time and tell them that we are wedding photographers, we always get the same question: What is the craziest/best/worst/most amazing wedding you’ve ever seen? My answer is always the same, honest, albeit perhaps a bit disappointing: It’s a tough question to answer, because all weddings are different, and all people are different. Couples choose to get married in so many different ways, and that’s what makes our job so interesting.

When we met Sonja the day before the wedding, everyone was setting up for the next day around her parents’ property. “I don’t know if this is all going to come together!” she expressed to us. “These are all random ideas that we’ve had, and hopefully it will all work out tomorrow!” I reminded her that her vision would work, because the day they planned had one common thread: her and Levi, and the fact that these are things that they love. Their idea for their perfect wedding was to have a fun and festive day, with guests invited to play lawn games, drink beer from an ice-filled canoe, and later in the evening, dance to the music of a local live band. It was going to be very casual, they told us; a typical Nova Scotia wedding.

And that’s exactly what it was. Not fussy, low key, and lots of fun, just like Sonja and Levi. Sonja even changed into jeans for the reception, keeping the top part of her custom made ensemble from her wedding dress and her lace ankle booties. Guests had a blast, Sonja and Levi tied the knot, and at the end of the day, that is what makes a successful wedding!

{7 Comments}

  1. Emma

    This is where I come from, and I love seeing your spin on a Nova Scotia wedding, great shots & processing as always 🙂

  2. Fran Chelico

    amazing as always … love her dress 🙂 it’s nice to see something unique. great job.

  3. a photobooth

    damn, these are way better than any photobooth pictures i have taken. first shot is AMAZING!!

  4. Francisco Tabasco

    Muy buenas fotos, siempre originales , mis felicitaciones.

  5. Emilie

    Oh this is a Delphine Manivet dress, love it!! Beautiful wedding!

  6. magali

    love that first image!

Caroline + Ben | La Fortuna, Costa Rica

When you join the wedding photography community, you are joining a family. This family knows what you go through as an artist, and as a business owner. It knows that sometimes you need to share and learn, and sometimes you need to talk about something else for once, or you just really need to let off some steam. We first met Ben and Caroline through our wedding photography family, at a conference in New Orleans. It was easy to hit it off, because we share the same work, the same passion, the same lifestyle; and to top it off, we know what it’s like to do it all with our significant other. We quickly learned that they are both deeply passionate photographers, who support one another’s growth with some healthy competition that Daniel and I can certainly identify with!

Caroline and Ben have an even tighter knit group of wedding photographer family members in their local community of Austin, Texas. In fact, these guys made up 50% of the wedding guests during their wedding week in Costa Rica. Wedding photographer weddings are notorious for a good party, and we knew this group would not disappoint, but I’m not sure we were totally prepared for what was to come… Champagne showers, stripper horses, and endless lifts and slips… this was one epic dance floor!

The whole week, in fact, was filled with surprises for everyone. Caroline and Ben knew they wanted a fun vacation with their closest friends and family, and that’s exactly what they got. On the eve of the wedding, they treated everyone to a trip to the Tabacon hot springs, a beautiful and relaxing site that absolutely everyone loved. The tropical rain seemed to reveal itself only at the most convenient moments; during the night, while everyone was indoors, but never during any of the outdoor activities. On the morning of the wedding, it seemed that the weather would not be on our side, but wouldn’t you know it, the moment Caroline walked up to Ben in a field of grazing horses, and just as they saw each other for the first time all dressed up on their big day, the volcano revealed itself for the first time that week. It was the perfect segue into an emotional ceremony, officiated by their good friend (and fellow wedding photographer) Sam. There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd as they shared vows they had written for each other. There is an unquestionable complicity between these two, and their custom-tailored wedding ceremony was proof of that.

We are so lucky to have been selected as the photographers for the union of these two individuals. Many of the photographers in attendance asked us whether we were feeling a lot of pressure, and I’d say that it was positive pressure. The kind of pressure that makes you want to work really, really hard to do justice to all of it. It was, quite honestly, also a whole lot of fun for us! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, Caroline and Ben, for trusting us with this task!

For even more photos, you can view their slideshow HERE.

{79 Comments}

  1. Valerie

    Maravilloso! Muy buenas fotos!

  2. rahul

    wow….absolutely blown away.

  3. Eugene

    Absolutely stunning

  4. Jashim

    Wow. Every single image was simply breath taking. Good work.

  5. MC

    again and again, you guys amaze me. freaking love this post. great work!

  6. Brian Di Croce

    beautiful documentation + creative thought + pure awesomeness = this

  7. Ben Chrisman

    This is one of the best weddings I’ve ever seen. Congrats to Caroline and Ben, two of our favorite photographers and people. And Davina and Daniel, no one could have done this better!

  8. Erin Chrisman

    PERFECT set! Ben and Caroline are so lucky to have these amazing images from you guys! You nailed it 🙂

  9. Lindsay Stark

    Wow. Tears in my eyes for Caroline and Ben. Caroline is so damn gorgeous! Beautiful, perfect, stunning photos, d+d. Makes me feel like I was there which I wish I could have been! Amazing job!

  10. Fete Photography

    Simply out of this world.. inspiring creativity in all these photos!

  11. Ben Godkin

    OMG! We love ALL the photos! Thank you so much for an amazing experience and capturing our wedding perfectly!

  12. Khanh Nguyen

    One word WOW. I have only met Caroline and Ben at Foundation Conference but this wedding photos sums it up how they are as a couple. Congratulations!

  13. Jonathan

    YES!!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Was really wanting to see these!

  14. Stacy

    Wow. Just wow. These are incredible. It’s so hard to shoot another photographer’s wedding because you know the standards are high, but you guys seriously brought your A-game. Such beautiful, amazing work.

  15. Leah Muse

    I mean.. these are ridiculous and beautiful and made me feel like I was there. So good!!

  16. Dennis Berti

    One of the best post of the year! I’m speechless! Than you for inspire us everyday more and more!

  17. Anni

    Love these – stunning work, congrats to Caroline and Ben!

  18. Ruben Diaz

    Madre mia que pedazo de post….increible, sin palabras, la mejor boda que he visto!!!
    enhorabuena chicos!

  19. nadine

    I love you all so much. Ben and Caroline, what a great wedding! And Daniel and Davina: You captured it so perfectly. Definitely one of the best trips of my life!

  20. Matthew Robinson

    Fantastic shots guys, really great work. Looks an amazing wedding to be at too, just hope there’s none of that champagne on any of your kit!

  21. Bethany Cox

    holy mackerel… talk about NAILING IT! What an amazing job.

  22. Geoff Duncan

    Love it. Everything. Love you guys too. Big time.

  23. Larry Scott

    Terrific! Todos. I love your art!

  24. Jen

    Speechless. Phenomenal. Every one. C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s , Benoline!

  25. Caroline

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. benj haisch

    absolutely ridiculous. the depth in your images is incredible.

  27. Daniel Aguilar

    La de los pollitos no mammeess!!!! Q bonita boda!!!!

  28. Víctor Lax

    Madre mia, que bonita serie!, me ha encantado!! Felicidades amigos!

  29. Linda

    Wow! Stunning! These wedding photos are one of the most stunning sets of wedding photos that I have ever seen. Amazing work!

  30. Megan Gielow

    One of my favorites that you guys have ever photographed. The scenery, the moments. Wow!!

  31. Khoa

    Epic! Mind blown!

  32. Molina

    TOO GOOD TOO GOOD asdfjkl;

  33. Matthias

    killer. just killer.

  34. Steve Koo

    Gorgeous work, Davina and Daniel. You’ve outdone yourselves!

  35. Andreas

    this is epic, great set of images.

  36. Andy Gaines

    IN.SANE. Really amazing work as per usual guys! #inspired

  37. Martino - Studio Boda

    Amazing artwork, wonderfull colours and great compositions. A truly gorgeous set of pictures telling the story with much emotions!

  38. Thao

    OMG….Mind Blown. Congrats Ben + Caroline!! I expected nothing less than the best for your wedding, Davina and Daniel certainly delivered.

  39. layton

    where do you even begin?

  40. Dhaval

    Super Stuff you double D’s!

  41. Kate Hutchinson

    Wow you really outdid yourselves. When teaching wedding photography yours is the only photography that I enjoy showing, most of what is out there is so boring. Congrats!

  42. Emilie

    Gorgeous colors and wedding! You did a great job as usual.

  43. Ariana Watts

    I think this is the most amazing set of images I’ve ever seen. Wow. Just wow. Congratulations to Ben & Caroline!! 😀

  44. Kent Meireis

    Totally off the charts fun and beautiful moments! Wow!

  45. Cidneye

    Thanks so much Davina & Daniel for taking such beautiful pictures of Ben & Caroline’s wedding! Having been there….your pictures sure do capture the fun, the emotions, the beauty…the LOVE…of the whole Benoline experience in wonderful Costa Rica! And it was most wonderful meeting you both!
    Thanks for your talent and for the people you are!
    peace, Cidneye….mother of the groom
    Pura Vida

  46. Josh Jones

    Simply incredible. One of your strongest sets yet!

  47. Cristina

    Blown away.

  48. Deleigh

    these turned out great! beautiful!

  49. Shauna

    Whaaaaat??? Caroline and Ben.. you two are absolutely gorgeous. So sad I couldn’t make it but so glad you had the epic D&D there to capture every drop of champagne, sweat, love and tears. Love all y’all XOXO

  50. Dragan

    I’m impressed. There’s a lot of hardwork behind this images. Congrats!

  51. Chris

    OMG!! You guys just completely killed it from start to finish, Huge congrats to Caroline & Ben, wonderful images of a wonderful couple!

  52. Lionel

    Incredible set, LOVE! Makes me want a second wedding in Costa Rica! Congrats to all 4 of you!!

  53. kirsten

    Seriously, my favorite wedding of yours. These photos are insanity!

  54. Jesse

    Been looking at this comment box for the last minute trying to think of how to best express how much of a ridiculously amazing job you guys did. Looks like I’ll have to resort to an emoticon: :-O

  55. Derek

    You nailed it. Caroline and Ben made the perfect choice !

  56. Franck Boutonnet

    Absolutely beautiful! A page-turner wedding gallery! Congrats ! It is really inspirational

  57. Francisco Tabasco

    Son increíbles chicos ,como pueden ser tan buenos haciendo magia .

  58. Will Pateman Photography

    A m a z I n g .. Love the leaf shot .. Always looking for the unusual .. Great wedding images guys

  59. Alex Dzhumara

    One of the best set of images I’ve seen. Beautifully done as always.

  60. Gordon

    Unbelievable, stunning…just wow. I’ve been in the wedding business for 25 years- seen photographers come and go. And I have never seen a more talented couple creating such crazy good images consistently. Thanks for the inspiration!

  61. Xabier

    Your work has a lot of life! what a party! congratulations!

  62. Teresa K

    These photos are beyond amazing, truly!!

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  64. peter

    so awesome!