About Me

Seattle, WA | Bay Area, CA | World Wide
Specialties: Creative Lighting Expert for Weddings, Engagements & Portraits

My Background:

I’ve always had a knack for seeing art in everyday things. In high school, I was artist of the year. In College I studied business, drawing, painting, graphics design and Art history. Today, my education and my life long fascination with art have been applied to my Photography business.

The Style & Approach:

I don’t have true label to the way I shoot photos. I just try to stay prepared and be in the right place at the right time to catch the special moments as they unfold. During the bridal sessions I’m always scanning for interesting parts of the environment to incorporate into the shot.  It could be windy staircase, a simple reflection or some random lamp on the street. The technique is a combination of photojournalism, strobism, and a bit of Vogue.

For wedding day coverage, I do ask that you schedule at least 2hrs+ for the formal bridal session. This is really where the magic happens when I get to flex my creativity and create the images that WOW your family and friends.

Who am I:

I’m happily married with a super supportive wife and baby boy who seems to be the most popular kid no matter where in the world we go.  I can already see lots of traits in him that I had as a baby. He will eventually be my assistant one day.

I love to garden. I like the idea of making something from nothing. Perhaps it’s the inventor in me. If I didn’t have photography to keep me busy, I would most likely be throwing clay pots or creating images out of nails. Doesn’t matter what medium I just need a creative outlet.

My Philosophy on Photography:

I consider photography a visual form of communication. With every photo, I hope to encapsulate the feeling and emotion of the moment the photo was taken. I’m a very easy going person and believe in doing quality artwork for my clients. It is also important for me to vibe and get along with my couples.  Taking photos should be a “fun” activity and not a chore.  When it’s fun, the best photos and most genuine emotions are captured. I am still great friends with a number of my former clients. After the wedding, I want you to feel like I was an extension of your bridal party.

What do I shoot with:

I use Canon cameras and professional grade “L” lens to ensure the sharpest images. My backup is the same as my main camera, to ensure that I do not miss a single moment of your very important day.

I’ve also incorporated film cameras to parts of my coverage. I love the look of film. The differences are subtle but very lovely. Contax 645, Mamiya 645, Canon EOS 1v, Canon G-III QL 35mm Canonet QL17 Camera, Holga’s and Diana Cameras as well.

Feel free to inquire about adding a few rolls of film to your wedding day coverage.

www.benbphotography.com | ben@made-media.com | 206.486-2151 | Seattle Wedding Photography

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