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Bendet Photography

Kansas City , MO

LOCATION

9545 E. 57th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64133 US

PHONE

816-358-0561

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Chris Bendet captures weddings in a style that mixes fun and fashionable unposed portraiture with the spontaneous photojournalistic moments of a wedding day.

He believes that... Read more
Chris Bendet captures weddings in a style that mixes fun and fashionable unposed portraiture with the spontaneous photojournalistic moments of a wedding day.

He believes that each couple is unique and their wedding images should capture the events, emotions and celebration of the day in a unobtrusive
and artistic way.

Chris holds a degree in photojournalism and was an award winning Associated Press photographer and photojournalist for a large newspaper. He apprenticed with several fashion and lifestyle photographers prior to working for Hallmark cards
which brought him to Kansas City in 2002.

He has photographed over 300 weddings over the last 12 years and has the experience to capture the memories, emotions and details of your wedding day. Regardless of location or weather his experience will guarantee that your wedding images are fun, stunning and fresh!

Contact Chris today via email at chris@bendetphotography.com or by phone 816-358-0561 Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so glad we found Chris to be our wedding photographer! He shot our engagement session in the fall and we knew he was the perfect fit for our wedding. He is very down to earth, flexible and genuinely wants you to be ecstatic with your photos. You feel like you've known him a life time after a 10 minute conversation. Our wedding day was far from seamless; getting ready ran long, flowers were late, cranky bridesmaid, etc. but Chris was calm, cool and collected the entire 11 hours. Would highly recommend him to any bride!
My husband and I are so glad we found Chris to be our wedding photographer! He shot our engagement session in the fall and Read more...
My husband and I are so glad we found Chris to be our wedding photographer! He shot our engagement session in the fall and we knew he was the perfect fit for our wedding. He is very down to earth, flexible and genuinely wants you to be ecstatic with your photos. You feel like you've known him a life time after a 10 minute conversation. Our wedding day was far from seamless; getting ready ran long, flowers were late, cranky bridesmaid, etc. but Chris was calm, cool and collected the entire 11 hours. Would highly recommend him to any bride! Read less
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bPm 2015
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Kansas City has so many "photographers" that it's hard to know where to start. If you're like my husband and I and want AMAZING photos from a highly qualified professional, you need to meet Chris. He was the first and last photographer we met with. Not convinced just yet? Read my story. I attended a friend's wedding a few years ago that Chris was photographing and I couldn't help but notice the attentiveness he showed towards the couple, the passion for what he does and the quality of his work. It is exquisite! We consider him to be our friend because he listens, he's kind hearted and fun... our wedding party had a blast with him on wedding day. He also had some great spontaenous ideas for photos and unexpected situations which on wedding day is crucial with time being limited and emotions running high. Additionally, he did a fantastic job of understanding our vision and the kinds of photos we wanted, then adding his creativity to capture amazing photos. Chris is incredible... your wedding day only lasts 24 hours, but we will have the most beautiful photos to enjoy for a lifetime because Chris is there to capture it all. We are so glad we got to work with him and like to think that this isn't the last opportunity we have to work alongside such a wonderful person.
Kansas City has so many "photographers" that it's hard to know where to start. If you're like my husband and I and want Read more...
Kansas City has so many "photographers" that it's hard to know where to start. If you're like my husband and I and want AMAZING photos from a highly qualified professional, you need to meet Chris. He was the first and last photographer we met with. Not convinced just yet? Read my story. I attended a friend's wedding a few years ago that Chris was photographing and I couldn't help but notice the attentiveness he showed towards the couple, the passion for what he does and the quality of his work. It is exquisite! We consider him to be our friend because he listens, he's kind hearted and fun... our wedding party had a blast with him on wedding day. He also had some great spontaenous ideas for photos and unexpected situations which on wedding day is crucial with time being limited and emotions running high. Additionally, he did a fantastic job of understanding our vision and the kinds of photos we wanted, then adding his creativity to capture amazing photos. Chris is incredible... your wedding day only lasts 24 hours, but we will have the most beautiful photos to enjoy for a lifetime because Chris is there to capture it all. We are so glad we got to work with him and like to think that this isn't the last opportunity we have to work alongside such a wonderful person. Read less
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Willow
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris is incredible. For the engagement session Chris was patient with my shenanigans and had a perfect vision for our pictures- which turned out better than I could have ever imagined. On our wedding day Chris was phenomenal. Him and his partner were so kind and so focused on capturing every memory we could want. That day was definitely full of nerves and chaos and Chris was such a calming piece amongst all of the chaos. He listened to us, laughed with us and dealt with our goofiness. I have never seen wedding pictures as beautiful as ours and we have Chris to thank for that. He is truly an artistic genius and is an incredible photographer. We will definitely be seeing him again soon and will be recommending him to EVERYONE!!!
Chris is incredible. For the engagement session Chris was patient with my shenanigans and had a perfect vision for our Read more...
Chris is incredible. For the engagement session Chris was patient with my shenanigans and had a perfect vision for our pictures- which turned out better than I could have ever imagined. On our wedding day Chris was phenomenal. Him and his partner were so kind and so focused on capturing every memory we could want. That day was definitely full of nerves and chaos and Chris was such a calming piece amongst all of the chaos. He listened to us, laughed with us and dealt with our goofiness. I have never seen wedding pictures as beautiful as ours and we have Chris to thank for that. He is truly an artistic genius and is an incredible photographer. We will definitely be seeing him again soon and will be recommending him to EVERYONE!!! Read less
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Cassidi
Wedding:
9/26/2014
4.9/5.0
Chris was so much fun to work with and our wedding photos are nothing short of amazing! He has such a diverse resume and his photography experiences make him a very well rounded artist! He is down to earth, easy to talk to ,and makes photo shoots very comfortable! The day of our wedding his relaxed nature helped to create an atmosphere that was fluid and resulted in wedding photos that we will cherish forever. I would highly recommend Chris!
Chris was so much fun to work with and our wedding photos are nothing short of amazing! He has such a diverse resume and Read more...
Chris was so much fun to work with and our wedding photos are nothing short of amazing! He has such a diverse resume and his photography experiences make him a very well rounded artist! He is down to earth, easy to talk to ,and makes photo shoots very comfortable! The day of our wedding his relaxed nature helped to create an atmosphere that was fluid and resulted in wedding photos that we will cherish forever. I would highly recommend Chris! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Chris and Adam did a FABULOUS job with our pictures! From the beginning it was evident that Chris cared for us as a couple and wanted our event to be as perfect as possible. He's such a laid-back guy with a great personality. And his photos!! So perfect!! They were everything we hoped they would be and captured the true joy of our wedding. The smiles are genuine and that is what we hoped to see as we look back on these memories forever. We recommend Bendet Photography to anyone and everyone who wants to work with a kind, caring person who produces fantastic photos! We will be going back to him for all our future photo needs!
Chris and Adam did a FABULOUS job with our pictures! From the beginning it was evident that Chris cared for us as a couple Read more...
Chris and Adam did a FABULOUS job with our pictures! From the beginning it was evident that Chris cared for us as a couple and wanted our event to be as perfect as possible. He's such a laid-back guy with a great personality. And his photos!! So perfect!! They were everything we hoped they would be and captured the true joy of our wedding. The smiles are genuine and that is what we hoped to see as we look back on these memories forever. We recommend Bendet Photography to anyone and everyone who wants to work with a kind, caring person who produces fantastic photos! We will be going back to him for all our future photo needs! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris did such an incredible job as our photographer at our wedding! He is extremely creative and passionate about his job and it really shows in his work. He does his research on the area that you are getting married and comes up with some really cool photo ideas! He is very talented and we were extremely pleased with both our engagement photos and the wedding photos. My favorite part of his photo packages is the video he creates with your pictures to capture the entire day. The video is priceless and brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it! We have gotten NUMEROUS compliments on our pictures and the video and had such a hard time picking out our favorites!

Chris worked very well with the wedding party. He was very easy going and kept a great balance between taking some really great pictures and letting the wedding party enjoy themselves. He did such an incredible job of taking pictures of every moment of the day. He has so much experience with weddings that he helped with the schedule and what to expect on the day of the wedding. Being my one and only wedding, I had very little knowledge of what REALLY happens on your wedding day! He really did such an incredible job, and my husband and I highly recommend him!
Chris did such an incredible job as our photographer at our wedding! He is extremely creative and passionate about his job Read more...
Chris did such an incredible job as our photographer at our wedding! He is extremely creative and passionate about his job and it really shows in his work. He does his research on the area that you are getting married and comes up with some really cool photo ideas! He is very talented and we were extremely pleased with both our engagement photos and the wedding photos. My favorite part of his photo packages is the video he creates with your pictures to capture the entire day. The video is priceless and brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it! We have gotten NUMEROUS compliments on our pictures and the video and had such a hard time picking out our favorites!

Chris worked very well with the wedding party. He was very easy going and kept a great balance between taking some really great pictures and letting the wedding party enjoy themselves. He did such an incredible job of taking pictures of every moment of the day. He has so much experience with weddings that he helped with the schedule and what to expect on the day of the wedding. Being my one and only wedding, I had very little knowledge of what REALLY happens on your wedding day! He really did such an incredible job, and my husband and I highly recommend him! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
5 out of 5 stars easily! We worked with Chris and he was very professional, responsive, and most importantly you could tell he really has a passion for his work. My fiance and I met with Chris prior to our wedding day because he said he likes to get to know the couples and determine the style of photography he will use, our wedding scheme, and where we would like to shoot. We liked this again because it showed his passion but also so we could get comfortable with him. Highly recommended!
5 out of 5 stars easily! We worked with Chris and he was very professional, responsive, and most importantly you could Read more...
5 out of 5 stars easily! We worked with Chris and he was very professional, responsive, and most importantly you could tell he really has a passion for his work. My fiance and I met with Chris prior to our wedding day because he said he likes to get to know the couples and determine the style of photography he will use, our wedding scheme, and where we would like to shoot. We liked this again because it showed his passion but also so we could get comfortable with him. Highly recommended! Read less
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Madison
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris Bendet was great! My now Husband and I used him for our engagement photos as well as on the day of the wedding. When I first approached Chris about hiring a wedding photographer he helped us create a package that fit our needs as well as would stay within our budget. He was very professional throughout every meeting and likes to make sure that he captures the essence of his clients personalities by getting to know you a bit before he shoots your first session. Our engagement session happened to be on the coldest day of the year in december (it was actually 7 degrees), and we still did the shoot outside at several locations and got awesome photos!! Before the wedding we had a meeting to discuss the order of events, photo list and other day of details. I sent Chris some photos that I liked from Pinterest and other websites to give him some clue as to what I wanted, and we also talked about several location options, including a rainy day plan. Our wedding was in early April, so there wasn't a whole lot of bloom yet, and Chris was concerned about making sure that I was aware of that fact and that we would have to do somethings differently in order to get the pictures we desired. On the day of the wedding, there are so many hectic things taking place as it is, that it was nice to have Chris, and his associate photographer Danielle, arrive promptly when they said they would and get straight to work. They knew exactly what photos they could get done ahead of time and where we were going to take photos. it was great that he directed the limo driver so that my husband and I could enjoy the day and the company of each other/friends. He was very prompt in the turn around time for both photo sessions, and gave us a photo release with all of the photos. We got everything we ever could have wanted out of our photos and will definitely plan to use Chris in the future! I would highly recommend Chris to anyone I know who has photography needs. Thanks Chris!!
Chris Bendet was great! My now Husband and I used him for our engagement photos as well as on the day of the wedding. When Read more...
Chris Bendet was great! My now Husband and I used him for our engagement photos as well as on the day of the wedding. When I first approached Chris about hiring a wedding photographer he helped us create a package that fit our needs as well as would stay within our budget. He was very professional throughout every meeting and likes to make sure that he captures the essence of his clients personalities by getting to know you a bit before he shoots your first session. Our engagement session happened to be on the coldest day of the year in december (it was actually 7 degrees), and we still did the shoot outside at several locations and got awesome photos!! Before the wedding we had a meeting to discuss the order of events, photo list and other day of details. I sent Chris some photos that I liked from Pinterest and other websites to give him some clue as to what I wanted, and we also talked about several location options, including a rainy day plan. Our wedding was in early April, so there wasn't a whole lot of bloom yet, and Chris was concerned about making sure that I was aware of that fact and that we would have to do somethings differently in order to get the pictures we desired. On the day of the wedding, there are so many hectic things taking place as it is, that it was nice to have Chris, and his associate photographer Danielle, arrive promptly when they said they would and get straight to work. They knew exactly what photos they could get done ahead of time and where we were going to take photos. it was great that he directed the limo driver so that my husband and I could enjoy the day and the company of each other/friends. He was very prompt in the turn around time for both photo sessions, and gave us a photo release with all of the photos. We got everything we ever could have wanted out of our photos and will definitely plan to use Chris in the future! I would highly recommend Chris to anyone I know who has photography needs. Thanks Chris!! Read less
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Laurel
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris is very enthusiastic and willing to work with the clients and what they want. We had a very hectic schedule leading up to our wedding, and the schedule we had for the photos changed up until the day of the wedding. None of this seemed to bother Chris and he was very flexible. We also received our pictures very quickly after our wedding on a CD that was in a lovely case with our photo on the front. Chris captured many stunning photos and I was very excited to see all the pictures after our wedding.
Chris is very enthusiastic and willing to work with the clients and what they want. We had a very hectic schedule leading Read more...
Chris is very enthusiastic and willing to work with the clients and what they want. We had a very hectic schedule leading up to our wedding, and the schedule we had for the photos changed up until the day of the wedding. None of this seemed to bother Chris and he was very flexible. We also received our pictures very quickly after our wedding on a CD that was in a lovely case with our photo on the front. Chris captured many stunning photos and I was very excited to see all the pictures after our wedding. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris did an amazing job on our wedding. We absolutely loved how involved he was in the process. His work is artistic and he got some amazing, creative shots.
Chris did an amazing job on our wedding. We absolutely loved how involved he was in the process. His work is artistic and Read more...
Chris did an amazing job on our wedding. We absolutely loved how involved he was in the process. His work is artistic and he got some amazing, creative shots. Read less
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