Award-Winning Wedding Inlighten Photography: A 20-Year Journey

  • Publication date: 05/24/2024

Nestled in the heart of storytelling through photography lies a duo whose passion and expertise have captured the essence of countless love stories. Dean & Rachael Bentick, the creative minds behind Inlighten Photography, have spent over two decades perfecting the art of wedding photography. With a portfolio that boasts features in Vogue Brides & Bazaar Bridal, and accolades such as the ABIA WINNER OF “Best Wedding Photographer of NSW for 2018, 2019, and 2022, their work is a testament to their dedication and artistry. We sat down with them to uncover the magic behind their lenses.

Embarking on a Photographic Odyssey

“We understand the importance of capturing your special moments in a way that resonates with your spirit. Our goal is to authentically capture the love and emotions you share, allowing you to relive those memories for years to come,” Inlighten Photography begins. Their philosophy centers on creating a harmonious blend of classic elegance and contemporary editorial styles. This unique approach ensures that every photo is not only timeless but also reflects the modern nuances of each couple's love. “Over 20 years in the industry, we are honored to have been featured in Vogue Brides & Bazaar Bridal, as well as being the ABIA WINNER OF 'Best Wedding Photographer of NSW' for 2018, 2019, and 2022.”

The Journey Through Time and Emotion

Reflecting on their extensive career, they share, “We have been photographers for 22 years.” This journey has allowed them to refine their craft and stay true to their mission: to capture love in its most genuine form. Their images are a testament to the unwavering commitment to their art and the stories they are entrusted to tell.

Behind Each Frame: A Tale of Precision and Beauty

“We take the time to ensure your collection features your best photos, with all photos being color-adjusted and delivered to our couples in an online gallery,” they explain. This attention to detail extends to their presentation of images in Australian-made book-bound albums, where each photo undergoes fine art retouching. This process ensures that every memory is preserved with the utmost care and beauty.

The Joy of Capturing Love

Inlighten Photography find their greatest joy in “working with our couples on the happiest day of their life, to tell their story.” It's the emotional connection and the privilege of documenting such significant moments that fuel their passion for photography.

Crafting Genuine Connections

Their approach to working with clients is rooted in understanding and genuine connection. “We love getting to know our couples so that we understand who the key people and important elements are on their day.” This philosophy enables them to capture candid, authentic moments that truly narrate the couple's story.

Customizing the Unforgettable

Recognizing the uniqueness of each wedding, they offer tailored coverage, typically ranging from “10–14 hours.” They believe in customizing packages to meet the specific needs of every couple, emphasizing that “every wedding is different. Customizing packages is essential.”

The Allure of Destination Weddings

Dean & Rachael's enthusiasm for destination weddings is palpable. Recounting their favorite experience, they share, “We love destination weddings! Our favorite was when 2 of our couples had weddings 6 days apart. We went from a rooftop in New York to a villa in Tuscany.” It's in these varied landscapes that they find joy and inspiration, capturing the beauty of love in every corner of the world.

In Conclusion

Dean & Rachael Bentick have not only captured weddings but have chronicled love stories that will be told for generations. Their dedication to their craft, combined with their ability to see the profound beauty in every moment, makes Inlighten Photography not just a service, but a gateway to reliving one's most precious memories. Through their lens, every snapshot is a declaration of love, captured with the utmost care, precision, and artistry.

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