Shot differently


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I like to capture the actual day. Not an orchestrated version of it but the real events the, real emotions and all the amazing memories that come with them.

I've been shooting weddings for the last 12 years. I started out on my own when I was 19 and as you can imagine, found it hard to get work at the start. People were, understandably, reluctant to rely on a 19 year old for such an important event. That soon changed though and recommendations started to come through.

Due to me starting out relatively young, I never worked for another photographer. I think this is why, in a lot of ways I have a different outlook than other photographers when it comes to weddings. I don't restrict couples to an eight hour shoot for example, but start at Bridal Prep and shoot through 'til at least the First Dance and usually the party as it gets going in earnest. This makes sense to me as it's the only real way to capture the whole day.

I also never really went in for the staged photos, they're necessary often to keep parents happy, and they do offer a record of the day, but I'm not a big fan and tend to get the formal shots done and dusted quite quickly. That way you can actually enjoy the day. Spending it with friends rather than posing in front of a camera, and it works for me as the best photos are caught on the hoof. You have to be on the ball as a photographer but that's half the fun.

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Get in touch today 07807 419 561. Informal Reportage Photography. Not Fussy, Not Soppy. Unobtrusive and Natural. Full printing rights 200+ fully edited photos with every package and no hidden costs. 12 Years Experience.

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Ria & James
100% recommend
Ben is brilliant- great guy to chat with and mingle in the crowd of the wedding day, made me feel a million dollars with his photos, excellent service and top quality photos. Super happy!
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Lorena & Rafal
Really happy
Since the moment Ben arrived to the hotel room to the very last moment he has been amazing, he has captured lovely moments at our wedding, we are not people that takes pictures like this but he made us feel completely at ease,because it’s not easy knowing to to pose, our friends and family are really happy how the pictures have turned out. We felt so comfortable under his supervision. We are so grateful we had Ben to coordinate the wedding photography. He is a true professional and a very good person.
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Jen & Julien
Where to start! We loved Ben from our first meeting! He knew exactly what we were after and delivered! He couldn’t do enough on the day and really helped us to ensure we got all the shots we wanted and the ones we didn’t know we wanted! Everyone at the wedding loved him and he even kept the kids (and in-laws) entertained! Thank you so much! Communication was great and speed of service amazing. We would definitely recommend and should we need a photographer again, Ben will be our first port of call.
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Anna and Ben
Definitely recommend
From the moment Ben stepped in to the homes we were getting ready in, he put everyone at ease and across the day he got a fantastic selection of photos. We were so happy to see a great mix of the standard “posed” photo but also absolutely loads of candid pictures that really represented the fun and happiness of our day. Thanks so much Ben
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Paul & Sophie
I wish we had a reason to book Ben again!
As soon as Ben arrived at our hotel the morning of our wedding, he slotted in like he was family. As well as making us feel completely at ease, Ben joined in with the chaos in the best way. Helping coordinate us and the children and getting great shots which captured the mood of the day perfectly.
When we were planning our wedding one thing we didn’t want was to take a huge amount of time out of our day taking posed pictures and missing out on the fun with our friends and family. Ben helped from our first phone call to create a short list of family shots, which he set up and took quickly and perfectly, all whilst making sure we were topped up with drinks and canapés and not missing out on any of the fun.
Ben worked with the changing light throughout the day, grabbing us for some quick snaps when the light was perfect. The evening pictures Ben took are our absolute favourite.
Looking back at the hundreds of images Ben sent us has been a joy. We are so, so grateful to have these memories captured in such a perfect way.
We can’t recommend Ben highly enough to anyone considering. I wish we had a reason to book him again!
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Chelsea and Rhys
Amazing doesn’t cut it!
What can I say about Ben. From the very first meeting I knew he was the one I’d trust to shoot our big day. As someone who doesn’t particularly like being in photos, I just knew he’d make me feel at ease, and he didn’t disappoint. From the moment he turned up on our wedding day, he was like a ninja, snapping shots without us even realising. Not only did ben blend in with our family and friends, he actually became such a big part of our special day. All of our guests, caterers and even the staff at our wedding venue complimented how amazing they thought he was. If you want a photographer you can trust, someone who communicates extremely well and someone who is incredibly amazing at their job, ben is the photographer for you! We can’t thank ben enough and his passion for his work shines through in our finished photos. Forever grateful and so thankful that we found Ben to shoot our big day.
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Sarah and Tony
We got married on 1st May 23'; Ben was the first photographer we spoke to and we looked no further. Ben arrived early and just slotted straight in to our family dynamic, he was great with the children and parents alike, offering support and guidance throughout the preparations. I personally felt very looked after by Ben, he made sure I was where I needed to be and reminded me repeatedly that it's our day and to do things our way. Ben's style of photography suited us perfectly, capturing those magical moments as they unfolded. Everyone felt at ease and our guests were convinced that Ben was actually a friend of ours. An amazingly professional photographer, offering a memorable experience and fantastic value for money. He is our stand out contractor from our big day.
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Sue and Andy
A great wedding experience with Ben
My new husband and I had a great wedding day with Ben as our photographer, as did all our family and friends especially the children who he was magic with. I can’t recommend him enough. ThNk you do much for making our day special.
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Ben was consistently excellent throughout our whole day. He made the day run so smoothly from a photographs point of view, and was a hit with our guests as well. Everyone commented about how friendly he was and the photographs he took are BEAUTIFUL. Couldn’t have been more perfect. Thanks Ben!
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Craig & Sarah
Just wow…..
Wow, what can I say. Ben was absolutely amazing, we felt like we’d known him our whole lives and he made our day so special, not only by capturing the best photos of our day, but keeping (me) the bride sane, enjoying all the little laughs with us and our friends. Entertaining our kids when they were running riot, having cuddles with our baby, not only an amazing photographer but a fabulous human being. And we can’t wait for more family shoots in the future :)
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107d Hinckley Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 0TF

Shot differently

  • 107d Hinckley Road
  • Leicester
  • Leicestershire
  • LE3 0TF
  • United Kingdom

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