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I pride myself on being polite, professional and approachable. I attend weddings dressed in a suit like any other guest. My approach is to be as discrete as possible more much of the day, allowing you to enjoy your wedding day with your guests as much of the time as possible. Obviously the more formal photos that are required, the less time there is to spend with your guests, but I try to leave the bride & groom as much time as possible mingling, time which I spend circulating the wedding capturing both candid photos of the day, and approaching small groups, families and couples to get as many photos as possible of your entire wedding in a true and atmospheric style. - Ben
Based on the Suffolk-Essex Border, our professional service captures every aspect of your wedding day; the details, the atmosphere, storyboarding your whole day as it happens. The bulk of the day is spent photographing in a reportage style, ensuring you spend plenty of time with your guests. People usually find these candid photographs a lot more relaxed, and we capture more of the atmosphere of the day.
The formal line-ups need not be too formal, and the posey shots are usually far from posed. ‘Arranged’ is a better term, we feel posing you too much won’t ever look natural, we’d much rather photograph you looking comfortable and relaxed, arranging you in beautiful surroundings for memorable photographs.
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Thank you Ben for making sure we will forever remember our wedding day at Leez Priory on 30th October 2015.
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. You were so professional, helpful and supportive throughout our day. Thank you for keeping us on track with the tight schedule we had, and for remembering all the specific photos we had discussed during our planning meeting.
Our guests were so impressed with the way our photos have turned out and we couldn't have been happier, especially with those Autumn colours you managed to capture so beautifully.
Thank you for helping to keep our perfect wedding day in an album for us to look at and remember forever.
Jen & Stuart Anderson
Thanks so much Jen & Stu! I'm so pleased you're happy, it was a pleasure being your photographer! :-)
We are so impressed with the quality of your photographs and how you managed to capture every special moment of the day. We have had many compliments about how beautiful the photos are.
It wasn't just the great photos though, we appreciate your kind, social manner with all the bridal party and our guests. Many people asked if we knew you personally! We did explain that it was your natural ease with all people that made it appear that way! Yet at the same time when you needed to organise a lot of people for group shots, you got the job done!
For us you will be highly recommended if anyone asks. Having you as our photographer was a great investment of memories.
Various Options, priced from £1000. USB-only Options, Packages including fine quality albums, or Albums, USB, Frames and Thank You cards. Please see our website for up to date package prices.
I specialise in wedding photography only, capturing weddings in a variety of styles, the atmosphere, details, romantic photos and more formal groups, always aiming to give every single photo a very relaxed and happy feel!
Various packages are available, from USB-Only, USB and an Album, or the Platinum Package with larger album, copies for parents, USB, thank you cards and a frame or a canvas. Reduced coverage until the beginning of the meal-time is available also. See our website for up to date package prices.
Some clients book me years in advance of their wedding, some just months before! Every year I turn away bookings on dates I'm already booked for, so don't hesitate in finding out if I'm available for your date!
All of my work is mine personally, I never send over any other photographers to work in my name. A a result I only photograph one even per day, and do get booked up quickly!
I'll usually travel to wherever I'm needed!
Weddings within an hour and a half of my home address are usually not charged any extra travel costs
I change my style of photography whenever the day calls for it! After 800+ weddings over 17 years I know exactly what photos need arranging, and any time in between I'm looking for the casual, atmospheric photos of everyone enjoying their day!
I'm a Nikon user, using huge sensor, 36MP camera bodies and nothing but the finest quality lenses available!
I'm always complimented on my discrete approach, with clients always telling me they weren't aware that so many of the photos were even taken! The art, however, is being able to be invisible when I need to be, but also being able to command the whole wedding when the time comes to get things done! I think this is where some photographers can either be too shy to command a wedding, or far too loud and brash and get on everyone's nerves! I like to think I get this just right!
I carry two camera on me at any one time, meaning I'm always ready to capture whatever photo opportunity may arise! The finest Nikon camera bodies, and only the finest, sharpest quality lenses, wide, telephoto and prime lenses of all types that I use as and when I want to craft a photo in a particular style
Photos are usually put on the website for guests to view, and it's entirely the client's decision whether to keep this for their personal viewing, password the gallery and share with their guests. Most are happy to leave the gallery unlocked for all to see. Visit my site now, under 'View Photos' and log in to see entire weddings, and exactly what clients have received from me from their wedding day's photography.
Photos are usually available to view on my website around 5 to 10 days after a wedding, with the USB being prepared and sent to the client not long after this time frame.
A design for an album is usually emailed within 6 weeks, for the client to approve or suggest changes to. Once we send the album to the printers, it takes only two weeks for them to produce.
I'll put the photographs through an editing process, and only send them to the client once they've been sorted, colour adjusted and perfected!
I've always worked by myself. This enables me to have a very personal approach. If you see my photography work, my album designs, even my website design and layout, every bit of it is the creative output of myself- Ben Brown
I have a list of photographers who I'd contact if for any reason I couldn't attend the wedding. It would have to be a life-or-death reason though, I'd never skip anyone's wedding, take a second booking, or for any reason leave a client without a photographer!
I always ask my clients if they are happy for me to share the images from their wedding. If anyone would rather they were kept private then that's fine with me! I don't see them as my property, they are the clients' very special memories, and it's a privilege to be able to share them!
My Package prices are for the day's work, with a usual finishing time of 8:30 to 9pm usually, within reason. Extra hours are chargeable, if there's a reason you'd like me to stay later into the night/
I take payment by bank transfer, card over the phone, or even paypal. Only a deposit is taken to confirm the booking, the balance is due around a month from the wedding date. It is fine with me, if it suits the wedding budget, to pay this in chunks throughout the year however.
I like to this I'm friendly, approachable, aiming to always make the client as comfortable as possible. I like to be as invisible as possible when I need to be, and as commanding as is required for the formal photographs that they can be done with as little fuss as possible, so the client can get back to enjoying their day and spending their day with their guests.
Yes I need to make sure I get as many photos of the bride and groom as I can, but certainly not to the point where they couldn't spend much time with wedding guests!
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