Venues

Welcome to our venue page! Here we try to compile images in venue order, so it is a little easier to see what we do at your wedding site. We do not upload every wedding and every venue as it would take far too long, but here are some of our favorite venues and venues we shoot at more often than others! Never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

ARIA

Riverhouse

Lake of Isles

The Society Room

Doug and Laurens Aqua Turf
Doug and Lauren was one of those weddings that was so perfect and emotion filled! From start to finish, we felt like we were a part of their family.  So many hands took part in their amazing day! And with the attitude "if things go wrong, its still going to feel like the perfect day in the end, so just enjoy every second." We couldn't help but feel that energy throughout the day. Though I must say, nothing could have gone more perfect for these two.   The day started with some on and off rain, so we showed off the beautiful gown by Mariella Creations under the awning at the hotel. But of course this is the 2nd wedding at St. Margar ...
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Mike and Lily – City Love in Hartford
I met Mike and Lily in a coffee shop in Old Saybrook. They found me through some photos they had seen of a couple from the same venue they were getting married at. I knew as soon as we sat down, we would be a perfect match to shoot their Wedding! These two radiate happiness. Like really, I don't think I asked either of them to smile once for this whole shoot. This is just them being happy that we spent two hours wandering around Hartford. I mean really, it doesn't get better than that. What really seals the deal on how amazing these two are, is that we were aiming to do this shoot in Bushnell Park. As I pulled into Hartford at 7:30am, I noti ...
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A Durham Romance – Jon and Lindsey at Herzig Tree Farm
As I am sure many of you have guessed, 2015 has been so busy, I have yet to even update my website. With the snow delaying EVERYTHING (except newborns) every session kept pushing and pushing until things cleared up. So now I am here. With dozens of things to post, and never enough time to post them in the heat of wedding season. So I decided to start here with Jon and Lindsey. While they are neither the oldest, or most recent shoot, I wanted to get them up quickly and share with you all as my first of many spring/summer updates for 2015. The next few weeks have plenty in store as far as updates, from newborns to engagements, to weddings. Now ...
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Spring/Summer Issue of Connecticut Bride Magazine
Back in December, I was honored when I was approached by The Connecticut Bride magazine for use of a photo taken at The Lake of Isles of Jon and Sarah Zielinski. Its always exciting to be able to see some of your recent work on display in a magazine. Sorry for the poor scan quality.
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Nick and Holly – Chez Josef Wedding
Nick and Holly, what can I say, it rained all morning on your wedding day, and then the sun opened up and it was a perfect day! I met Nick and Holly in the fall of 2013 for their engagement shoot, and it was an instant match. We definitely had a great time at that shoot, and their wedding was even better. A great group of people came together to celebrate the marriage of a perfect couple. My favorite part of it all, is that it won't end here, I know for years to come we will be in touch, including when we get Nick in his jeep to splash some mud on your dress in our "trash the dress" shoot! I wish I had more words to share, but for some reason ...
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Kristin and Alicia – Old Sturbridge Love
I hadn't met Kristin and Alicia prior to their engagement shoot as they live quite a distance away, and our schedules never seemed to line up. When the time finally came to meet up, we embarked on an engagement shoot, IN OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE! Now I hadn't been to the village since I was in middle school, so of course I was super excited to get the chance to go back! And boy did it pay off, such a great grounds for a shoot! Now enough about how much fun I had, lets talk about how much fun Kristin and Alicia are. You may notice that many of the photos you will see below, are photos of them laughing. I couldn't tell you how much fun and love I ...
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Greg and Kelly – Devils Hopyard Engagement
Greg and Kelly helped seal up what is going to be a very busy October 2015. These two are naturals! Seriously, I didn't even have to tell them what to do, they just nailed it everytime! I know their wedding is going to make for an amazing one! I just wish I could fast forward to October because it is full of amazing couples like this one!
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Luke and Kara – Mystic Engagement
I made a long trip down to Mystic, Connecticut for the engagement shoot of Luke and Kara. It was well worth the trip, not only for these beautiful photos, but for the laughs! My goodness these two perfect for each other! Sometimes, watching a couple, you just know. And the fact that there are plenty of photos with Luke having a goofy face and Kara laughing, only goes to prove it. I mean, I even have a photo of Luke flexing some muscles shortly after I asked him for a slightly more masculine stance. Seriously, I cannot wait for your wedding! We are going to have a blast!
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Jim and Jeanette – Devils Hopyard Engagement
Jim and Jeanette reached out to me after they saw some photos of a co-worker, that I had taken for their wedding. I could not be happier to be able to shoot these two next year at their wedding! These two were naturals, always smiling! I wish I could fast forward to their wedding day cause I know it is going to be a great one!   To book your session please email at photosbyjbenson@gmail.com Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/jbensonphotography      
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Family and Engagement shoot in Elizabeth Park
I had a wonderful time shooting Andrew and Kelly. We did their engagement shoot alongside a family shoot. It was early fall and it was gorgeous! I was so happy to have been able to shoot them, and cannot wait to shoot their wedding next year.  
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