Thanks so much for popping by! (That's me under the white arrow!) I’m Ben, a wedding photographer based in the gorgeous spa town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Not only do I frequent lots of amazing weddings around the idyllic Cotswolds, I also travel the length and breath of the UK and have been known to hop on a plane or two to cover weddings around the world.
I’ve candidly captured weddings for over 16 years now, and simply love a good wedding. Where else do you get all your favourite people together? It’s this fun, loving environment that I absolutely thrive on.
Photographing someone's wedding is a honestly a privilege. It is a momentous occasion and with over 16 years of experience under my belt I have gained a thorough understanding of the importance of not only providing images that exceed expectations but also the impact that I, as a photographer, have on your special day.
My style is to photograph your wedding day as it happens, not to take over and get on everyone’s nerves. I'll capture the fun happening around you, yet I won't be in the way. Blending in is what I'm all about! We've all heard of so many stories of couples who have missed their champagne reception and not had a chance to chat with their guests because their wedding photographer has taken them off for hours for lots of poses.
Instead, I like to steal couples for small portions of time (5-10 minutes) during a few parts of the wedding day. That way your guests won’t notice that you’re gone and you'll probably be thankful that you get a little alone time. Rather than get you to pose for photos (most people hate this right?) I'll let you both spend that important time being yourselves, meaning I get natural pictures of you both.
I do often get asked to take a few formal-ish group shots (totally up to you), this should take no more than 15-20 minutes, with the majority of the time photographing the fun at your party! That way I will capture the essence of your day and in years to come you will look back on those individual moments fondly.
As the day unfolds I will always be there, but not be there...if you know what I mean! Sometimes photographing things close to you and sometimes noticing and photographing things afar.
While, obviously, I think photography is quite important, it’s only one aspect of your whole day. It’s about celebrating your commitment and the merging of two families together into a new one. You probably have guests coming from around the world to be there on the day and I want you to have plenty of time to see everyone - I will essentially capture this in a natural documentary style way, with my fly on the wall approach. After all natural photos are the best.
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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.See More Testimonials
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.See More Testimonials
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 & SallySee More Testimonials
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!See More Testimonials
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!See More Testimonials
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 & StuSee More Testimonials