Hello and welcome to Russ Benning Photography (RBP)! I am a professional photographer based in the Whitsundays, Queensland. I have developed skills in many forms of photography over the years but am currently focused on Weddings, Portraits and all forms of Commercial work including property. With years of experience and a very healthy arsenal of gear, RBP is ready and excited to capture all your special moments and total photographic needs.
A close second to my love of photography is my love of travel. I've been lucky enough to be able to incorporate both into my career and I'm always excited to provide my services in a new location! I've shot weddings in places such as Thailand, Bali, Western Australia, Hayman and Daydream Islands, and Villa Botanica just to name a few. I thrive off the challenge and am grateful for the incredible backdrops such locations provide me.
Coming from a strong background with inter-personal relations, I am fully aware of the incredible importance of being approachable and an open communicator. Being a smiling, bubbly character by nature I pride myself in my ability to firstly connect with, then maintain a strong and comfortable working environment with all my clients. This relationship is clearly reflected in the final images.
Creativity is a major influence for me and I relish every opportunity to bring something a little unique and special to your photo shoot. Always happy to collaborate on ideas and get a real feel for your wants and needs, I love to add my own creative input to guarantee a set of final images that meet and exceed your expectations.
As well as a love of photography I also enjoy writing, having had several published articles and interviews appear in a popular national magazine. Some of this material can be found in the Blog section and expect to see many more pieces in the future.
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Ange + Corey // Wedding – Jurien Bay WA
“The accomplishment of a goal or purpose”
The dictionary has many, varied explanations of what success means. People seem to have even more different interpretations of what the word actually means. I think it’s perfectly reasonable for each person to have a completely different understanding of the word and follow their own path. Actually I think that is primarily what life is about; find what is most valuable to you and do whatever it takes to become successful at that.
Recently I got told by a close friend of mine, that success is becoming good enough in your chosen field, to be able to pass on that knowledge and understanding to other humans you hold dear. I like this ideal very much.
Last year I travelled directly across one of the biggest countries on earth, spent a week with some of the warmest people I’ve ever met and stayed a stones throw away from one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. During that stay I used my skills, equipment and experience to shoot a wedding for two lovely people and their beautiful families in a truly spectacular location. Loving what you do, and doing it with/for great people, in my opinion, is success.
The following images are from the above mentioned wedding, taken place in the beautiful Jurien Bay, Western Australia. Family and friends from both sides, also made the voyage across our fair land, to bear witness the joining of two families into one. That too, is a great benchmark of success!
Thank you once again to Angela and Corey Powles, as well as all your family and friends for making me feel so welcome and for giving me a photography experience I will never forget.