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 is ‘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 colors. 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 of being in this industry.
There are many styles of photography and even though the foundation of my skills originates 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!
Please take a moment to have look through my website; I hope you find a sense of enjoyment on a par with what I felt when taking them.
Sarah & Wayne get married in the small village of Aller. A lovely country wedding in the summer followed by a walk in the fields nearby.
Check out this fun engagement photo shoot on a beach in Devon. The colours of this location where perfect for a photo album.
Some kind words…
Ben was kind enough to take a few shots of us when we first met him randomly whilst he was on a shoot in a local park. We were so happy with the spontaneous little shoot we had to ask him to photograph our wedding. Professional, quick and super easy to work with. We are so happy with the photos Many guests came to me after the wedding and mentioned how professional he was, so thank you so much Ben!
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 setup, 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 CONTACT FORM. I love a good excuse to get in the van and go on an adventure!