To our families and couples especially, thank you for choosing LOVE EQUALS to capture such an intimate and important part of your lives. Whether you chose us knowing about our involvement with Haiti or not, a portion of your 2010 session/wedding went to supporting orphans there. You helped provide shelter, food, clean water, and education for some of the most precious and resilient people on the planet. Thank you thank you thank you!
With humbled thanks,
Ben + Reneé Welstead
I started my journey as a photographer when I was 15 in my high school dark room. At 24 I started working professionally with Janine McClintock (fabulous!) Fives years later I still cannot believe this is my job. AND I get to do it with my husband. We get to share this incredibly fantastic learning, journey, labor of love. Its not all double rainbows, being a (very) small business owner in an ever expanding industry seriously sucks sometimes. But I am honored and freaked to say that we are entering a new phase. Starting December 1st, LOVE EQUALS will have its own brick & mortar location in downtown Lincoln!!! YIKES!
Our new home is 124 south 9th Street! Also known as Gallery 9 or The Mission Arts Building. We’re moving into an all natural light studio with high ceilings, big windows, and surrounded by other artists. We. Are. PUMPED!
We’ll be announcing our opening soon, so stay tuned, we’d love to have you all there to celebrate with us! Happy Monday! Peace.
HEAT: a photography exhibition by Reneé + Ben Welstead.
Music by Amy Schmidt, Dear Herman, + Smith’s Cloud
Come and see, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P Street, July 2, 6-10pm.
The farther it gets from my trip, all my trips, the easier it is to forget their faces, like they’re hidden from me. So this morning I remind myself. They do exist. Their hunger is real.