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N-town Q/A

April 12, 2013

Q&A: Benita of BRC Photography talks faith, beauty


NORMAN — Q: What kind of people come get these photos? Or, I guess, what are the reasons people are coming to get these types of photos?

A: All kinds of people. And all kinds of reasons, actually. Some come because their spouses are either in school somewhere else or are in the military and are gone all the time for work, and they want to surprise them because they can’t actually see them besides doing Skype or Facetime.

There’s all kind of reasons. I would hope that they come for themselves first, just to give themselves a day and a beautiful experience. But it can be for their boyfriend, for a spouse, for your girlfriend. I don’t do couple boudoir or glamour. That’s a comfort level I can’t cross. But it doesn’t matter who you want to surprise. It’s for anybody.

Q: What is your main goal with this branch of your photography?

A: I want every woman — every woman — to come to me. And I can give them an experience that will have them walking away feeling refreshed, feeling more beautiful and sensual than ever. Or if they’ve never even felt that way, to feel that for the very first time, and to get this boost of self-confidence. Oh my goodness, I’m going to cry. I wish I could give this to some of my sisters, that’s why — sorry, give me a moment. Oh my God! I’m just really, really, so emotionally involved with this. There are so many every day women out there that either work, all day and they come home and do house work and do the family work and they don’t get that.

Q: How often do you do these photo shoots?

A: Still not as often as I would like because I would like to do them with every woman. [laughing] But I’ve been doing much more lately, which is just incredible, and makes me super happy. If I could do at least two or three a week I would be so happy.

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