What was once a conventional practice is now an art of creativity, adventure and individualism
Camille and Chadwick Bensler
This epitomizes the pure moment available to a wedding photographer immediately following a ceremony. Had the guests or couple been camera-aware, the image would have lost its charm,” the Benslers say.
We look at ourselves not so much as image makers but as revealers of what’s there when people can be themselves,” says Chadwick Bensler of Jonetsu, the wedding photography business Camille founded in 2000, before the two met. Jonetsu means “passion” or “love fever” in Japanese, and when the fever spread to Chadwick, he became both Camille’s husband and her partner in photography. “I was inspired by her perspective,” he says. Chadwick continues: “We consider it a tremendous blessing to be able to work together. Our goal is to create unique environments for our clients where they can express themselves and allow us to capture it.” Camille puts it another way: “When somebody is holding an image in their hands later on, we want to make sure they feel themselves in it. We want them to feel that image from the inside out.”