meet Benita

Hi - I'm Benita Rebekka Cloward. As you can see: BRC are my initials. I'm excited that you're here. While writing bios is definitely not my forte I'd love to share a few tidbits with you about me. I LOVE to read. I love chocolate and popcorn. I like to play sports, be active,  and I like to garden. I am German. I am married to a soldier serving in the USAFR and we now live in north Atlanta, Georgia. We met back in '99 while he was stationed in Germany, married in 2001 and moved to the States together in 2002. I am a mother of 4 beautiful children who are the light of my life (even though they drive me up the wall every other day). Our three oldest kids are teenagers and we had a surprise baby, or as we like to refer to her: #heavensent, November of '17. It's been so fun starting all over again. It really has. I come from a huge family and when I say huge - I mean HUGE! I'm #13 of 14 children. All from the same Mama & Papa! I am fluent in German and in English and my French is unfortunately pretty rusty. 

While I specialize in weddings, fine art women's portraiture and headshots, I absolutely have a knack for HS seniors and fine art lifestyle portrait sessions. I have been in business since '09 and have had the pleasure of documenting life for my clients all over the world: USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Italy... Additionally I have also been mentoring fellow photographers (beginners as well as pros) and teaching photography workshops. But best of all I have been able to help provide for my family thanks to all my wonderful clients!

My work has been published in books, magazines and on numerous blogs.

I hope you like what you see in my portfolio and maybe will give me the opportunity to get to know me better as a person - as your photographer.