Client Reflections

From a Bride / Wedding held on March 1, 2008    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
I sent the link to the wedding slides to Eleanor.  I just had to share with you what she said.  Actually, I have now received 4 emails where she has just gone on and on about the slideshow…
  “Oh my oh my oh my. I cried through the whole presentation (slideshow) for the
sheer beauty of it. In fact, when it was of the family, and you and
Mark were there Cathy, I couldn't SEE you, or what you were wearing or
anything for the tears. I will see that again, many times over and
when I calm down, I 'll give you a call or write to you.
That was out of this world beautiful. I have to laugh, as someone is
coming at 9, (it is 8:45 a.m.) and my face is puffed up and my eye
makeup smeared.
What am I going to tell them? "Oh, I always cry at weddings."

Engagement Session November 8, 2007
Sherman Oaks, California for Wedding at Hotel Bel Air

YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING! I am such a happy girl right now :0)
They are all so beautiful. Really couldn’t be happier with them, as they are above and beyond all of expectations.
I love you!!!

Portrait Client
Santa Monica, California 2008
Micaela Bensko’s photography captures the true spirit of each person she photographs. She is especially great with children, and being a mother herself, she has great patience and her pictures bring out the natural beauty of the moment. The end result is a set of images that become memories for life. Leana
Wedding held on Oct 20, 2007
San Clemente, California
Micaela was an ultimate pleasure to work with, very professional and friendly. She not only made us feel comfortable and at ease on the wedding day but months prior and following the wedding. She has always been very responsive and attentive to our questions and needs. Her work is extraordinary and her craftsmanship cannot be beat. We are proud to recommend her and will do so to any of our friends, family, acquaintances, etc.
Tonia & Ryan

Wedding held on Oct 12, 2007      San Diego, California
Bensko Photography was absolutely amazing from the images to the customer service. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
Heidi & Eric

Wedding held on Oct 27, 2006     Beverly Hills, California
Micaela Bensko was great!!!!!! Excellent, in fact; She was not only extremely professional - on time, great photos, she did exactly what she said she would on time and on budget but she went above and beyond what we asked for. She gave us extra time, extra prints and most importantly she was kind and warm and very patient with us - at a very stressful time. She has a great eye and an even greater heart - she was great and we highly recommend her for any event!!!!!
Steve & Giselle

Wedding held on Aug 19, 2006    Simi Valley, California
Micaela Bensko was a wonderful part of our wedding. She captured gorgeous photos and candid shots of people that everyone talks about, which adds to our memories. Thank you Micaela for your professionalism and talent. We are looking forward to seeing you and working with you for my sister’s wedding in May!
Leann & Tony

Wedding held on Jun 09, 2006    Pacific Palisades, California
Micaela is one of the most amazing photographers I have ever worked with. She genuinely loves her job and it shows through her work. She is very personable and comfortable to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who wants exceptional photos for any special moments that they will want to remember forever!!!

Wedding held on Apr 22, 2006   Sherman Oaks, California
Micaela captured our wedding more beautifully, joyfully and intimately than we could have ever imagined. The pictures are stunning, and every guest has a new candid self-portrait now if they desire! You should book her while you can!
CJ & Christopher

Portrait Session November 23, 2007
You are truly a gifted artist and I want to thank you for taking such amazing photos of my family. I have been watching the slideshow again and again for an hour. I will forever cherish Sasha’s little hand wrapped around her father’s finger, and Livvy’s genuine interest in the anatomy of a rose pedal. Cora’s timeless gaze is priceless. Every picture captures perfectly the people I so love in all of this world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Portrait Session August 2007    Griffith Park, California
Though we'd met for the first time on the day of our shoot, it felt like
Micaela was an old family friend. There was an immediate comforting
warmth about her. None of us needed any reassurances, as we fell into
our natural behavior — and she was simply there to document it. The
photos were proof of her skill and sensitivity, they turned out so
natural and truly reflective of who we are as a family. Thank you
Micaela, for the beautiful cherished memories you've created for us.

Portrait Session August 2007    Hotel Bel Air
Having my picture taken is something I rarely let happen. I never feel that a photo captures human spirit the way personal contact can. Micaela proved me wrong! From beginning to end she makes you feel safe and secure to be yourself, to the point that you just forget there is a camera there. What a joy and delight to play dress up with her! I can’t wait to do it again! MF

Wedding held November 11th, 2007   Pasadena, California
Email 1
Hi Micaela!!!
We got back last Wednesday from our Honeymoon! We looooooooooooooooove the pics!!! So beautiful… You captured the essence of each moment…we’ve been showing them t our families and friends and they love them…Thank you so much Micaela…We are so very greatful to have met you…
Much Love,
Fanny and Rodrick

Email 2
Micaela, We have just watched the 2nd slideshow…Our dear Micaela…We were so touched by your images…Our eyes got all teary…You have a magic magic touch, eye, and soul…Thank you so much for blessing us with your outlook to life, love, family, and friends…We are so thankful to God for having us find you…God bless you…
Looking forward to having some down time now to look over allll the 1000 images!!!
We love you.
Fanny and Rodrick

First 48 Session Client October 11, 2007  Los Angeles, California
Thank you for everything! Erwin and I loved the slideshow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We cannot stop watching it all the time. It was a huge hit with all our friends and family.
Thank you so much!

Portrait Session Sherman Oaks,   California 2007
Micalea put me completely at ease…her presence is so positive and gentle that after awhile you almost forget that she’s there in the room with you. You only know that you’re really enjoying yourself…and all the while, she’s capturing it. I’m one of those people that feel like I have three arms when I’m in front of a camera…but not with Mic. Her guidance soon alleviated any on-camera awkwardness I might have felt. She has the rare gift of becoming almost invisible and because of it I could totally relax and be myself. You know how a relaxed magic can happen when you get that rare moment to enjoy a good book and a cup of tea by yourself, or you sneak a private 15 minutes to dance to your favorite music all alone? My afternoon with her felt like that…only she’s there with you, getting the best of it on film. …kind of like having your own personal angel in the room with a camera. Louan

Portrait Session December 10, 2007   Pacific Palisades, California
The photographs are so Beautiful!!!! You were so right about the location, it looks spectacular and my sisters look like little forest fairies. Thank you so much, my sisters look beautiful and I love the family shots. I know when Mom sees them she will absolutely love them, and she’ll shed a few tears as well. Thank you Micaela for such a beautiful job!!!

Portrait Session Novemer 2007    Pacific Palisades, California
Mic, You are the best!! The pics are beautiful and we are so incredibly grateful for you…as a photographer and FRIEND. You are a very special person and we are so very blessed to know you.
Much love,
Jerelyn & Joey

Portrait Session November 2007   Santa Clarita, California
Micaela, Thank you, thank you and thank you. I have waited al long to have photos taken of my family and I was so lucky it was you! I love them, and will always cherish them! I can’t wait to order my prints and hang the in my new home. I’m so lucky to have met a wonderful friend. I just love you my dear! Thanks for everything!

Wedding October 20, 2007   San Clemente, California
Micaela, Oh my goodness! I love the video. It is so beautiful! Who would of thought all the chaos and laughter that was going on in that room could look so sweet and loving, calm and sensible! We have been reminiscing about the wonderful time we had and how thankful we are we found you as our photographer. We appreciate all your hard work and your ability to “go with the flow” with our crazy families! And of course us :0) You were helpful in so many ways. You are fabulous my dear :0)
Tonia & Ryan

First 48 Session February 2008  West Hills, California
OH MY GAWD!!!!!! The pictures are incredible, words cannot describe. After I stopped crying I was able to do a mass forward emailing to everyone I know. Gosh they came out great! Now, if I want to do birth announcements using a picture how do I do that, can you help me with this task? Email me when you are free. You are the best photographer in the world, nobody is better than you....NOBODY!
Love you so much,
Jen & Paul

First 48 Session September 2007    Redondo Beach, California
Mic, Thank you so much for everything! Your kind words, encouragement, AMAZING pictures, slideshow and timeliness! We will DEFINITELY recommend your services to our friends. May God bless you and your family,
Marlo & John

Wedding September 8, 2007      Malibu, California
Hi Micaela, I can’t express to you how wonderful it was to have you and your assistant as a HUGE part of our special day. You are an incredible woman and now a new friend! Thank you for being there. We saw the slideshow and it was so beautiful, it made us cry.
Love Always,
Jennifer & Paul

First 48 Session August 2007      Santa Clarita, California
Micaela, …we just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the most amazing slideshow that we could have envisioned. We sent it out last night and thus far, everyone has given the same response,..they cried…There could be no bigger compliment to you in what you are trying to accomplish. Pat and I thought you were the best.
Thank you so much, talk to you soon,

Industry Shoot with Top Fashion Model 2007
“Micaela is a kind and thoughtful photographer who genuinely wants to get the best out of you. She’s in love with life and her work which makes the shooting experience fun and easy whether it’s your first time or you’re an old pro.”