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  • Welcome!

    Hello! I am Bec Bennett, creator of Hold Photography based in Forbes, NSW, formerly Cupcakes Photography.

    I am a proud fully accredited member of the AIPP and have been for over 7 years now.

    I specialize in custom and lifestyle newborn, child and family portraiture across Central West NSW. I have traveled internationally and domestically with photography which is always welcomed!

Welcome to 2019 (I know I’m a little late)!

You may have noticed it’s been quiet here and on social media while I took an extended break. I am now taking limited bookings for 2019!

 

Last year I shared some of my favourite memories from the past decade as I wait patiently for my camera to be serviced. It truly made me appreciate how far I’ve come since starting Cupcakes Photography.

I established Cupcakes Photography in 2007 and quickly became known as ‘The Cupcakes Lady’ with the different categories I was photographing named in conjunction with that as a bit of a gimmick. It is a brand that has served me well and has enabled me to do what I truly love for over 11 years.

Like everything in life though, things and people change. I have evolved both personally and professionally and after 12 months of careful consideration, I truly feel it’s time to move on from the name, free from gimmicks and into a more simplistic and creative approach.

So, it is with great excitement that I introduce my new business name; HOLD PHOTOGRAPHY!

‘Hold’ is the Hungarian word for ‘moon’ and not only am I Hungarian, I am also nocturnal so it really resonates with me. As I move into the emotive and connective form of children and family portraiture, I wanted a word and name to reflect that, and to hold someone you love couldn’t be more emotive, intimate and special which is where I see my work moving to in the future.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of families who have trusted me to capture their precious memories over the years. Thank you for allowing me to make a living by doing what I truly love…

Sarah, Kurt & Co. {Forbes Family Photographer}

I’ve been photographing/working for/friends with these guys for actual years. Wedding, babies, family. I’m so lucky…

That Max – what a funny guy. Elki is a complete turkey and Layla is growing up before my eyes. She’s such a sweet girl, ready for a laugh and to make her brother or sister laugh too. We had such a relaxed arvo on the river xx


Jacob & Kellie {Grenfell Wedding Photographer}

I could seriously write an entire page worth of words to recap the day with Jacob, Kellie, their daughter, Elsie, and their friends and family. But I’ll try to keep it short…*try*

Some people in life just ‘get’ you. Kellie has always gotten me. ALWAYS. And she brings Jacob along so he can ‘get’ me too (he so does), and now also Elsie. And I truly, truly feel privileged when people welcome me not only into their homes, but into their lives. The wedding isn’t the end of the circle here, I’ll be photographing these guys forever. They allow me to be free and they allow me to push in whatever direction I want to go in – and I allow them to suggest and direct too. It’s every photographers dream come true to work in this trust circle!

Amazing wedding. A M A Z I N G. Every. Single. Detail has been thought of here but it just flowed with ease, with the help of so many (and the help of our clipboards) (Hey not only did I have great instructions but I scored a brand new clipboard! Thanks Kel). The wedding party was also a dream, 20 people was something I had never done before but I feel like we pulled it together. I was assisted by the wonderful Grace who rose to the occasion and really got into the guts of it. Thank you Grace, you were a pleasure to shoot with and I so appreciate you!

Thank you isn’t enough for the way I feel about these people inviting me to share this with them. Weddings are so special to me and I have deep gratitude for Kellie and Jacob. Please enjoy their day. Ladies and Gentlemen… THE WARDS!! WHOOHOO!!

Rob and Tony – {Orange NSW Photographer}

What an honor to photograph the vow renewal of Rob and Tony in Orange a few weeks ago, surrounded with the love from their family and friends. They were married last year in Florida and were finally able to seal the deal in Australia! My beautiful friend Jo, from JG Images in Bathurst, assisted me and we had a fabulous day, truly.

It was magical and beautiful and intimate and open. I always love really listening to the vows, it’s so wonderful to hear their promises and commitment. We followed up with some photos of just Rob and Tony together after the ceremony then followed them to The Union Bank for a relaxing afternoon with friends, family, food and laughs.

Thank you for having us guys, a true blessing for Jo and I to be part of your day xx

Image by JG Images
Bottom left image by JG Images

Image by JG Images

Jay’s 60th – {Forbes and Eugowra Event Photography}

I was absolutely thrilled to photograph Jay’s 60th Birthday party late last year in Eugowra, and it was such a wonderful event to be part of. Jay and his family are such warm, lovely people and the day went off without a hitch (careful planning!). Beautiful food, singing and a room full of great people. So great to photograph in Eugowra!

Celebrating this amazing man were friends, family, classmates and colleagues and we hung onto his every words during speeches. Performances from his beautiful daughter, Diya, just brought the atmosphere alive.

Thank you so much for having me photograph your party Jay and Sampa!