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    I am Shawna Benson and I am a wedding and portrait photographer based in Bigfork Montana. Please take some time to browse through to see what I have been up to....Welcome to the blog!


Loved working with Hannah; she is such a beautiful girl inside and out!




Love this one of her boyfriend Dillon writing in the sand…..


…what he was writing:

Skull Church May


It was a wet and drizzly skull church this month but awesome anyway. The rain did not stop the line from forming outside of the Liberty Theatre.



Awesome message: A Single File Line by Pastor Levi Lusko




And by the time we got back outside, the weather was perfect.


And Samestate performed for the after party:




We had a lot of fun during band signing time:



No Kalispell Skull Church in June or July but don’t be sad. It just means the crew is hitting the road for O2 Experience:Colorado and Skull Church Billings!

Fresh Life Easter

 I am working on getting all my recent sessions onto the new BLOG so I hope you enjoy the stroll back in time over the next couple of weeks…starting with…

Fresh Life Easter at the Majestic Valley Arena was amazing of course, but for an extra special reason for me…it marked my 1 year anniversary serving on the photography team at Fresh Life; I can’t believe it has already been a year!  The time has flown by and I have certainly learned a lot. I had never shot in low light situations quite like what I would experience at Fresh Life: amazing lighting, yet sometimes unpredictable, and then add in entertainers jumping around a stage…. I LOVE IT! It gives me an opportunity to do something very different from what I was use to, and I have built friendships with such talented, amazing people that I would not have connected with had it not been for this experience.  I have always wanted to find a way to use photography to serve in a fun and meaningful way and that dream has definitely come true for me…




For King and Country:


Levi rocked it! Check out his MESSAGE or read about Fresh Life Easter from his perspective HERE:

Praying for another amazing year on this team and for God to use us in amazing ways.

Skull Church – Good Friday

Skull church this month was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced.

To celebrate Good Friday, Fresh Life Church booked the Majestic Valley arena and invited one of my favorite bands, RED to perform the after party.




The line to get in the building was crazy and it was freezing outside, well freezing to me, just cold to most anyone else.


The set-up was incredible from the front entrance, to the stage, lighting, giant projection screens; such a commitment to excellence.



The event opened up with insanely talented Skull Church Band.


The house was packed!


And a powerful message delivered by Levi Lusko brought over 200 people to make commitments of faith. People were flooding the stage before he even invited them to come forward. Through my tears I knew I was seeing a moment I would never forget. Read from Levi’s perspective HERE!



Oh, and the after party….I was so excited. Of course they rocked it because that is what Red does but I was so impressed with how powerfully they share the gospel. It was very clear that they have an amazing heart for God.

Not as powerful as WHAT he had to say but one of my favorite moments was singer Michael Barnes talking to the crowd and you could see the steam coming off his head.


Thank you Fresh Life for this amazing experience. Thank you for all your hard work in bringing such a powerful event to the Flathead Valley; I will never forget it.