My name is Benjamin.
Born and raised in Somerset, I joined the armed forces straight from school, and served for 5 years. I lived in Germany and served in many other countries. Following my career in the forces I worked in various roles. After leaving I struggled to find a sense of passion and belonging. Then photography came into my life. It gave me back the drive that I had left behind!
My passion for photography started years ago; maybe the day that I first got my hands on a camera! One of those cameras that we all called ‘camera phones’. Just like many of us, I must have snapped hundreds of thousands of impromptu pictures – friends, locations, the dog, too many selfies, and even the car. Well, who hasn’t?
Why photography in the first place?
The one thing that I can remember is friends and family often saying how I could take a good photo. The most common phrase being ‘you have a really good eye’. At first I thought maybe they were just bad at understanding what makes a good picture, but then I thought, ‘maybe I am good at this!’. The feedback I received led me to love and understand that a photograph is more than just a few shapes and colours. I took the plunge and decided to take it further by purchasing my very first Nikon.
Over the last few years my passion for photography has only grown. From the different styles of photography and the different types of equipment, planning, taking the photo and post production – there is always something to learn. Making connections and getting inspiration from other artists, both locally and globally, is key and one of the greatest benefits from being in this industry.
There are many styles of photography and even though the foundation of my skills originate from taking photos of the beautiful landscapes our region has to offer, taking photos and working with people gives me an enjoyment like no other. This is when I discovered portrait & wedding photography. I get a great sense of happiness and achievement knowing that I have provided photos for clients for them to enjoy and cherish for years to come. I have shot numerous weddings within the Somerset and Devon counties, and I’m always looking forward to seeing that next venue… and hopefully yours too! As well as being a Somerset wedding photographer, I also enjoy maternity shoots, outdoor couple and family shoots.
Please take a moment to have look through my website; I hope you find a sense of enjoyment on par with what I felt when taking them.
Some kind words…
Ben did our wedding photos last weekend and oh my god, how amazing was he?! We particularly asks for candid pics but Ben was more than happy to do set pics to keep the grandparents happy, as well as suggesting we pause to capture the special moments. Ben made myself, family members and guest completely comfortable from the second he arrived. we received our photos back within the week, we can definitely say we weren't kept waiting. I really can't recommend Ben enough.
More about Whoisbenjamin…
One thing you will probably see is I am a little crazy about camper vans. Especially older VW models. With my T25 I can head further afield to photograph your wedding or event making my PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES more available for you! It is equipped with a solar set up, giving me a mobile charging station for all of my photography equipment. The van can also be used for photos if you would like this. If you are getting married within or outside of the southwest of England please do let me know in the THE CONTACT FORM. I love a good excuse to get in the van and go on an adventure!