My first professional photoshoot experience was with Benizo! I was competing in my first pageant and the photos he produced were exceptional. From the start, his intention was to make me feel confident, the goal being to capture the essence of my true self. He gets into a flow while shooting and this makes for inspired work and photos every time! I used Ben’s photos as my headshots for both Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2013 and at Miss Teen USA 2013. I have been back several times since, celebrating milestone years of my life, through a lens.
To say Ben made my first experience in front of a camera memorable is an understatement. During my shoot, he sought to get to know me and understand life from my perspective. He never fails to build one’s self-esteem and celebrate the unique and individual beauty of those who come to see him. I am grateful for the images we have been able to work on together, as each session brings something new!
Benizo is an amazing and gifted photographer, but also a person of depth. I believe his desire to connect beyond the lens is what makes his photos truly special! He has been with me through both mountaintop and valley years, as a constant encourager and positive soul. He has not only invested in my photos, but has invested in my life for the past 5 years. Ben is a photographer and an artist with a brilliant mind, as well as a faithful friend and supporter.
Thank you for being such an influential part of my life, helping me to see my potential, offering me words of affirmation, boosting my self-confidence when I needed it the most, and pouring into my life!
Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2013
Miss Photogenic Teen USA 2013