Meet the Team

Gui Benites

Hi, I’m Gui! I grew up in a small town tucked away in Brazil, surrounded by horses and breathtaking sunsets. It was there that the shapes, textures, and colors brought my love of art and photography to life. I went to Fine Arts school in Brazil, and soon after I decided to quit my full-time job as a fashion photographer at a marketing agency and moved to NYC with only my camera and my suitcase. Things were pretty wild in the beginning, but after numerous requests from couples who were my friends, to shoot their engagement sessions and portraits I found my way into wedding photography and have been enamored with the subject ever since. I love how my training as a fashion photographer really helps me craft a beautiful timeless image for all my clients.

Joe Freyta

I’m Joe, Gui's business partner, and boyfriend. Since 2017, I’ve been working with Gui to take Ninety Eight Wedding Co. to the next level of photography. Though born and raised in Colorado, my work as a fashion designer brought me to NYC 5 years ago (what a coincidence, I know!). We met right after both of us had just moved to NYC and we've been together ever since. It was really meant to be! As a fashion designer driven by minimalist aesthetics and mood, I’ve always loved photography’s ability to capture a moment in time. At first, I started helping Gui with editing and now I found myself second shooting and lead shooting my own weddings.