Kind Words

Bride and groom kiss, silhouetted from the sunset behind them. Taken at The Kingscote Barn

Alex & Vanessa - Kingscote Barn (May 2022)

My wife and I picked Ben as our wedding photographer and opted to do an engagement shoot with him before the big day to meet and get to know him.
We loved his photography style and all of his photos have come out amazing, and he is such a wonderfully happy person to have around you, he has a profound ability to make you laugh and put your nerves at ease, he really added to the atmosphere of the whole day and we would reccomended him to anyone.
If we could give Ben 6 stars we would!

Tobi gets down on one knee and proposes to his girlfriend. Taken at Cowley Manor

Tobi & Cat - Proposal shoot - Cowley Manor (May 2022)

I wish I could give more than 5 stars, Ben made our engagement proposal such a special day. Ben was patient with me as I planned each part, making it very easy for me. His interactions on the day with me and my partner were so kind and considerate. The photos and video of the special moment bring joy to my heart and I couldn’t recommend Ben enough, we hope we can arrange for him to do our photography on our special day.

Bride and Groom chat together with gorgeous English countryside behind them. Taken at Kingscote Barn

Kyrie & Kristen - Kingscote Barn (March 2022)

I don't even know how to put into words how amazing Ben and his work is, we were so grateful to have him for our wedding last week and we would highly recommend him above anyone! Even a big portion of our guests commented how lovely he was to be around, which just goes to show how well he fit in with our friends and family on the day. The photos that came back are insane, some of them we didn't even realise he had taken or was even in the room for, he was so inconspicuous! He helpfully guided us for the posed shots we chose, and the rest he took were so natural and unstaged (and he still managed to get fantastic shots of us two usually very unphotogentic people). There isn't a single photo he has taken we don't like, which was what we thought basically impossible for us! And to top it all off he got our photos all back to us within a week which is crazy!
Super super happy with Ben! Will be recommending him to everyone!

Bride and Groom pose to have their photograph underneath a Japanese Arch at The Matara Centre

Hayley & Andy - The Matara Centre (May 2022)

Our wedding day was captured beautifully by Ben, who blew us away with the photos he produced for our day.
On the day he interacted brilliantly with guests, and was great with the many children and babies on the day - he can get a smile from anyone! He moved around our wedding day with a quiet professionalism and captured some unbelievable moments, which we will cherish forever.

 

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Nat & Ches - Eastington Park (April 2022)

A 1 million % recommendation. From the moment we met Ben at our first consultation, we knew that Ben was the photographer for us for our big day. Ben did for us more than we could ever have imagined and will be forever grateful to him. He is an amazing photographer and certainly went the extra mile in capturing the most special moments in such beautiful photographs. I truly believe our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him putting everyone at ease and going above and beyond.
Thanks Ben from the bottom of our hearts.

Bride and Groom take a break from their guests and relax with Autumnal colour behind them. Taken at Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Zara & Liam - Tewkesbury Park (November 2021)

Ben was so amazing and friendly. He made you feel like you had known him for years. The quality of photos are outstanding and how he managed to capture every moment possible of our perfect day I will forever be grateful. We love our photos so much and could not have asked for anything better.

 

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Helen & Russell - Calcot Manor (October 2021)

Ben, thank you so much for your fantastic work on our wedding day. We love the photos and are so glad we picked you to capture the day. Your experience and skill were clearly evident both on the day and in our photos. You were considered in your approach, thoughtful and creative in your composition and use of light, and a calming influence on us both. We hope many other couples get to benefit from your work in future. Best wishes, Helen & Russ

Bride and Groom enter their wedding breakfast room with huge cheers from their family and friends, photographed from above.

Rich & Tam - Kingscote Barn (April 2022)

OMG, where do we start?! Ben is a legend, a fantastic photographer, a gentleman, a true professional and a great laugh.

We had the joy of Ben as our wedding photographer and he really put us at ease from the moment he arrived at our venue. The real skill he has is knowing every place and time to get the best shot. He even had a few tips to keep us calm through the day. We really can't recommend him highly enough!

Ben became a central part of the day, and we had great fun taking photos not least during the stunning sunset we had. Thank you :-)

Bride and groom in a wedding pergoda, at night lit up with off camera flash. Taken at Eastington Park

Archie & Ellie - Eastington Park (October 2021)

We had Ben as our wedding photographer and could not have asked for a better person to capture our special day. Ben was great to deal with, he was there without being there and took amazing photos throughout the day. We can't thank him enough. A lovely guy too and we would 100% recommend!

Bride and groom kiss in a gorgeous wedding garden with roses in front of them. Taken at The Kingscote Barn)

Ben & Scarlette - Kingscote Barn (September 2021)


Ben Roberts was our wedding photographer and we couldn't recommend him highly enough. He was super friendly and down to earth and didn't make us feel awkward being the centre of attention. He captured the whole day perfectly while also being unobtrusive and we will treasure the photos for a lifetime. Honestly - go for Ben as your wedding photographer and you won't be disappointed!

B & W photograph of Bride and Groom sitting on a bench together, taking time out on their wedding day. Taken at The Kingscote Barn.

Jess & John - Kingscote Barn (August 2021)

We used Ben for our wedding and we would highly recommend him to anyone. He is an amazing photographer and also has a lovely, calming, friendly and professional approach. Ben worked non stop throughout the day and constantly had a smile on his face. We received so many positive comments from our guests regarding how amazing Ben is! Thanks again Ben for being a part of our special day, John and Jess x

 

Bride with her bridesmaids walking together with a wildflower meadow behind them. Taken at Cleevdon Hall

Gemma & Darren - Clevedon Hall (July 2021)

Ben stepped in for us at the last minute as our photographer had to isolate and it was like it was meant to be. He was friendly, professional and worked tirelessly on one of the hottest days of the year. He managed to capture images that really felt like us, the spirit of the wedding, of our friendships and our relationship all in single images. We would without doubt recommend Ben, our guests commented on how hard he worked and he never complained despite the rest of us melting, needing a sit down and a cold drink to make it through. Thank you again Ben! Gemma and Darren x

Bride and Groom in a gorgeous English garden setting. Taken at Hyde House)

Emma & Kai - Hyde House (July 2021)

We booked Ben as our wedding photographer and couldn't have been happier that we did. From the first meeting he was friendly and professional, he was quick to respond to emails and happy to answer any questions. We postponed our wedding three times because of Covid-19 and he was amazing at responding quickly to our date changes and was supportive throughout. On the day itself he couldn't have been more incredible. He gave us the timings for the day, talked through what we should expect and even helped me with my dress. He was also so supportive and kept me calm when I started feeling nervous about the big walk down the aisle! The photos we got were beautiful, we honestly couldn't have been happier with them. Ben is so good at capturing the moment; the laughter and happiness of such an amazing day. Plus we didn't have to wait too long to get them. In conversations with friends and family after the big day Ben was always mentioned, everyone loved him and were impressed by him. We were so glad we booked him and would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.

Bride and Groom take a break from their guests and have a chill out. Taken at The Bay Tree, Burford.

Sophie & Alec - The Bay Tree, Burford (October 2021)

I can't recommend Ben highly enough! He photographed our wedding in Burford (after a few date changes) and I am so so happy with every single photo - I can't stop looking at them. Ben was always so lovely and positive over email during all the changes and went above and beyond during the day to get great pictures. He was also just generally a delight to have at our wedding and so many guests have mentioned how fab he was.
Thank you so much once again, Ben!! :D

Bride and Groom have a moment during gorgeous golden hour with Tewkesbury Abbey and countryside behind them

Siani & Oli - Tewkesbury Park Hotel (May 2021)

Ben was the perfect photographer for so many reasons – he knew our venue like the back of his hand (Tewkesbury Park Hotel) and we liked him instantly. The communication beforehand was excellent, so he was very well-acquainted with the structure of our day, and what we wanted from the photos. That said, Ben also knew exactly how to go with the flow, prioritising our day and anticipating our needs over the “schedule” where he could – he helped us to take in the big moments and enjoy ourselves. He was warm and funny, but also knew exactly when to take charge to make sure we got what we wanted out of the photos, and that is something we deeply appreciated.

Once he left, we felt like one of our guests had left! Not only that, but we received a gorgeous memory stick in the post with all our stunning photos within a week of our wedding, before we went away for our honeymoon – so much quicker than we expected, and we all absolutely LOVED them. Ben really has a knack for capturing the best moments, we loved all the candid photos – would 100% recommend him.

 

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Kohler UK

I cannot recommend Ben & his services highly enough. As a business we use Ben on a regular basis for corporate head shots and photographing company events. Ben is always extremely professional, easy to work with and always returns the results we desire. His photographs are always to the brief, of high quality and he always turns them around quickly meaning we never have to wait for the photos to come back to us. Working with Ben is an absolute pleasure.

Sammy Bickle

Kohler UK

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Hannah & Alex - The Barn at Upcote (August 2021)

‘Your photographer was absolutely brilliant’ said pretty much all my wedding guests.

Ben, you really were amazing and we can’t thank you enough. You were also so much more, keeping us in check with timing to help make the day run smoothly.

The biggest thanks to you and the highest recommendation we can give.

From the Steedmans. X

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Sophie & Steven - The Kingscote Barn

We spent the evening looking through all our wedding pictures that you captured and we absolutely love them. The naturally shots you got of all our family and friends are just beautiful and captured the joy of the day so perfectly. 

Thank you so much, you are amazing at what you do! 

Love

Steven & Sophie x

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Emily & Cai - Hyde House

I genuinely don’t even know where to begin - Ben is honestly amazing! We couldn’t have wished for a better photographer. Ben was unreal from start to finish, so professional and fun to have around on the day. He captured so many natural moments and it’s unbelievable how he manages to get so many fantastic shots on his own. All of our guests have commented on how brilliant he was on the day and put everyone, especially us, at ease. The photos tell the story of our day from start to finish. Ben, we couldn’t be happier with the photos, they’re everything we wanted and more... thank you so, so much! X

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Cheltenham Family Portraits - Higgins family

We first met Ben 7 years ago when we were looking for someone to take some natural photographs of our daughter as we are not big fans of posed studio pictures. Ben did a fantastic job and got such beautiful pictures amongst the trees also making it really fun.

Now that we have 3 little girls we just had our third shoot with Ben and it was fantastic!! Ben is SO good with little ones, he puts them at ease immediately and makes them giggle, resulting in really great, unstaged shots. 

We will treasure our photos for years to come, thank you Ben x

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Lisa & Mark - Abbey House Gardens

Thank you so much for the photos they are amazing! I just want to look at them all day! You were such a fabulous photographer and we can’t imagine what it would have been like without you there. 

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Ciaren & Gordan - Hyde House

Our wedding photos are amazing - never mind the bubbly, I needed a box of tissues next to me whilst viewing them! They really brought back all the emotion of the day which you captured so well. We are definitely going to find it difficult to chose which ones we want to have printed as there are so many good ones!

Thank you again for everything you did on our wedding day and I don't just mean taking photos. You were a very calming influence  - it was great having you around!

Thanks again
Cieran & Gordon

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Gloucestershire Family Portraits - Miles Family

Having found Blooming Photography through an internet search, for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, I was a bit apprehensive about what to expect.  However I can honestly say it was a pleasure working with you throughout the whole process from initial enquiry to receiving the final prints.  Ben was easy going and professional and knew exactly what to do to get the best out of us to take fabulous, natural photographs.  My parents were thrilled to bits with the final results.  I'd have no hesitation in recommending Blooming Photography to anyone.  Thank you Ben

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Euan & Sarah- The Greenway Hotel & Spa

Ben put us at ease from the moment we met him. Neither myself nor my husband enjoy having our photo being taken and Ben managed to capture some wonderful moments. So many guests commented on how well he blended in to the background allowing everyone to remain relaxed, resulting in the fantastic pictures he produced! Thank you so much.

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British Independant Retailers Association

Having undertaken a rebrand of our membership magazines, photography became a really important factor with getting the right feel and look moving forwards. Ben has worked with our new style to bring life to our cover stars, drawing out their personalities and individualism. Some of our cover stars have never had a photoshoot like this before and Ben worked really well with them to make them feel comfortable and get the best out of them. We’ve been really pleased with the photographs and hear nothing but positive comments from our readers. 

We have also used Ben to take photographs at key events this year, including our National Conference & Awards and our Official Office Opening. Both of these events needed someone we could rely on to deliver excellent photos that get the overall feel and energy of the event. Ben is great at capturing key moments and because he’s well-rehearsed in this we don’t need to worry about the photos as we know he will have captured everything we needed him to.

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Charlotte & Robin - The Matara Centre

Absolutely amazing wedding photographer! Professional and totally blended in with wedding guests! The photos that Ben managed to capture completely sum up the fun and beauty of the day- He’s a very clever man. If you’re hesitating booking him, rest assured, you won’t regret having him there on your big day. It’s the best money we spent! Ben went way and beyond to ensure that he got the shots that we had requested and his sense of humour and good nature made light of some of the more stressful parts of the day. Ben was a wonderful pleasure to have around.

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Jess & Kate - Dodmoor House

Ben! Just wanted to send you a quick message to say a HUGE thank you for all that you did for us on our wedding day. I can truly say from the bottom of our hearts that you helped to make it the best day ever. And for sure you kept me calm throughout the build up to the ceremony - we can't thank you enough! xxx 

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Andrew & Stacey - Donnington Grove Country Club, Newbury

To Ben, Thank you so much for being our photographer at our big special day. Your warm subtle presence was noticed and much appreciated by all our guests! Andrew and I though you were super fantastic and we love our pictures that will remind us of our perfect day forever! Big love, The Bradshaws xxxx

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Beck & Grant - Hyde House

Thank you so much for all your help on our wedding day. Having you as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made. We had so many lovely comments from our guests about how great you are are. The photos are amazing. You thought about everything on the day before me and helped make my day perfect. Lots of love Beck and Grant xxx

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Dekomte UK

Over the past 5 years, we have used Ben Roberts from Blooming Photography to support us in our commercial photography needs. He has managed to deliver exceptional results in portraits, studio product photography, workshop action shots, in place product imagery through to being on site in a power plant capturing our product in operation. The toughest part in working with a someone in our field is to convey the technical nature of the solutions we design and supply; Ben has been quick to understand and deliver the imagery that really reflects the capabilities and technical excellence that we strive for. I look forward to many more years of Blooming Photography supporting us, capturing our key team moments to our latest solutions. The imagery tells an important story of our company development and is pivotal in marketing and supporting our continued growth.

Jake Waterhouse

Dekomte UK Managing Director

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Vannessa & Chris - Wiltshire Wedding

Ben did the photography for my sister's wedding and i can honestly say that he was a lovely addition to the day. Charming and funny, he managed to be everywhere at once without ever being in the way, and from the sneak peak I have just seen he captured some absolutely stunning pictures of my sister and her new husband looking very natural and happy, along with some awesome group shots. Having so much experience of shooting weddings means Ben is actually a huge help on the day... he actually reminded me when it was time to help her put her dress on in the chaos of everyone getting made up and ready in the morning! Ben worked extremely hard from a very early start to pretty late in the day, and I would not hesitate for a second to recommend him to anyone for their wedding day photography. Absolute top marks for a top photographer... thank you Ben!!

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Family Portraits - Waterson Family

We asked Ben to take some informal portraits of our extended family and he was fantastic. He successfully corralled, cajoled and entertained all eleven of us and produced wonderful pictures. Thank you Ben.

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Yellow Fish

Ben totally delivers. We called on Ben to photograph the new members of our new team and the results were perfect. He is completely down to earth and put everyone at ease, which made for a relaxed, creative and inspiring shoot. We have also used Ben for live event photography and both our client and the team were very pleased with the results. We highly recommend.

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Lucy & Tom - Bristol Wedding

Hi Ben I'm not sure any email I can write will quite convey how happy we are with our wedding pictures... you have done the most amazing job and looking through them was like living through the day again. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Not only did you take the most beautiful pictures but you were also a great person to have around on the day. Lucy and Tom

 

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Claire & Lewis - Devon Wedding

Ben fit in with our style and feel of our wedding which was festival themed. The whole day including the ceremony was outdoors in Devon and Ben really captured the beauty of the landscape (I also think he brought the weather as it was a terrible summer but a hot sunny day on the big day). The pictures he took of guests were really natural and caught them with smiles on their faces. We got to enjoy our day all over again when we looked at the pics. Thanks so much Ben, we can't recommend you highly enough.  

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Emily & James - Kingscote Barn

We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer than Ben. He captured our day beautifully and made our guests feel relaxed with his positive, fun-filled approach. He is the perfect blend of professionalism and personality - and his work is of the very highest quality. He helped create lasting memories for us to cherish. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.  

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Jo & Sally - Tunnel Beaches, Ilfracombe, Devon

Having met Ben at a friends wedding a year before we knew we were in good hands. Ben was professional from start to finish but with a warm friendly approach. On the day he made us and our guests feel at ease and most of the time we didn’t even know he was there. The photos he has produced are amazing especially the ones that he managed to catch without us knowing. We would certainly recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much for giving so many brilliant memories to keep.  

Jo & Sally 

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Jamie-Lee & Nigel - Cowley Manor

Ben was fantastic at our wedding he blending in with the guests and got some stunning natural shots! We defiantly made the right decision when chosen him! He made us both feel very comfortable. If your looking for a fantastic photographer with guarantied beautiful photos then look no further as Ben is fantasic! 

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Danielle & John -The Kingscote Barn

Ben was absolutely amazing on our day! I couldn’t recommend him enough! Ben was very calming but also very fun! He got all of the shots we wanted and loads more! All of our guests loved him as much as we did! If your thinking of booking Ben for your wedding, definitely do it, you won’t be disappointed!  

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Leanne & Stu - Gloucestershire

If your thinking of booking Ben for your wedding, definitely do it, you won’t be disappointed! Just perfect

We met Ben at a wedding Fayre and loved his energy and passion straight away. His relaxed, personal approach was just what we were looking for so without hesitation we booked him for our big day. Ben kept in touch with us and met up with us prior to the wedding to make sure everything went to plan. He listened intently to what we wanted and understood the family dynamics. On the day Ben was fab! He managed the busy bridal party on the morning of the wedding so well and was the best support to me when I had a melt down as we were running late! I can’t thank him enough for this. After the ceremony he organised all the guests for pictures calmly and but within the timeframe given by the caterers. We had so many people comment on how lovely and approached he was. The final pictures arrived quickly and we could not have been happier! There was a range of different pictures which all captured the day perfectly! Lots of happy, smiley people. I have and would recommend Ben to people over and over again. The most perfect pictures that we will cherish as a family forever.  

Leanne & Stu 

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Sarah & Rob - Tewkesbury Park Hotel

So I just wanted to drop you an email to really say how truly grateful we are to you for being our photographer and the service that you provided! You were professional throughout and always made us feel at ease as we could have a laugh and banter with you, which always helps!! You did such a fantastic job with everybody on the day and with the photos. You captured so many beautiful, natural shots which we love. We were also really impressed with how quickly you got them back to us! We will of course recommend you to anybody that we know is looking for a photographer in the future!!

Once again, thank you so much!
Sarah & Tom

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Sarah & Scott - Hyde House

We chose Ben after seeing one of his albums at Hyde Barn. We were not disappointed. Ben is really approachable and really listened to what sort of photos we wanted on the big day. Ben was amazing on the day as he really puts you at ease. He wasn't obstructive or intrusive. A lot of the time you didn't know he was there! We had a bit of a challenge with the weather but this did not stop him from getting fabulous shots. We LOVE the photos. Thank you so much xxxx