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About

On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: September 2023

Based in Canterbury, Kent, Benjamin Toms Photography aim to capture the authentic essence of couples on their wedding day. Owner and lead photographer Benjamin Toms records natural moments between couples by forgoing all forced poses. His documentary-style approach allows him to capture the day as it unfolds, preserving every important detail. His goal is to capture images that show raw emotion, tell a story, and allow couples to re-live their wedding day all over again.

Services Offered

Benjamin Toms Photography offer a selection of packages for a range of budget and style requirements. Each package includes a full day of coverage, digitally perfected images, and a private website gallery of your wedding photographs. Benjamin is always excited to accompany couples to destination weddings and is available to cover weddings across the UK and worldwide.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Photo booth

What does the wedding package include?

Unlimited coverage offered!

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as possible!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, worldwide

What is the charge for travelling?

Free within 250 miles any extra mileage to be discussed

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Unobstrusive documentry style

What kind of equipment do you use?

Sony (most modern) with back up cameras and lenses

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

No charge as unlimited coverage!

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer 拢500 deposit to secure the date. Balance due 30 days before the wedding date

How do you work?

Unobstrusive documentry style, with the emphasis being on capture those moments that make your wedding unique,

Served in

East London, East Sussex, Essex, Kent, South West London, Suffolk and West Sussex

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Reviews for Benjamin Toms Photography

4.9 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
47 reviews
98% recommend it
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Melissa T. Sent on 06/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding photographer!

We couldn't recommend Ben more - he recently photographed our wedding at a barn/farm venue in West Sussex and we truly couldn't be happier with the pictures! He somehow managed to capture all the joy, colour and love of the day, making sure to get all the important group shots without anything feeling forced, but also capturing small, magical spontaneous moments and beautiful shots of all our guests! I had no idea he was there for so many of those moments - he somehow managed skilfully to be a totally unobtrusive presence while capturing everything perfectly. His assistant Matt was also brilliant.
Ben was a lovely presence on the day and polite, communicative and friendly throughout the whole process, from start to finish. Would highly recommend him as your wedding photographer!
Clare
Clare E. Sent on 09/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos!

Ben's photos were AMAZING! We feel super lucky to have found such a great photographer to capture our special day. Ben put us at ease from the start and managed to capture some really special moments for us. He and his colleague were great fun to be around and we are so happy with the final results! I can't recommend him more! Thanks Ben!
Heather
Heather E. Sent on 20/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Ben Is Simply Magic!

I saw Ben's work and knew he was the photographer for us. He captured the emotion of the wedding to perfection. Our parents couldn't make our wedding so we wanted for them to be able to see the pictures and feel as if they were there. I myself am not at all photographic, my wife and I did not sleep a wink before the big day and we had a few wedding disasters on the day.....You could not tell if you see our pictures. We had so much fun with Ben we literally didn't stop laughing. Ben captured everything and sewed it altogether to create the most beautiful tapestry of pictures that was our wedding day! From the disasters that turned into hilarity to the intimate pictures of just my wife and I. Ben, we can't thank you enough.
Christina
Christina L. Sent on 30/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

Cannot praise Ben enough! He was absolutely fantastic on our wedding day - He made us feel so comfortable and captured every single special moment of our day. We are over the moon with our wedding photos and feel very lucky to have found him. Thank you Ben!
Sezzarino
Sezzarino Sent on 23/05/2024
1 out of 5 rating

Heartbroken by the awful photos of our big day

We were absolutely devastated by the photos we received from Benjamin of our wedding day. We received hardly anything usable of us (from the 800 or so photos received) and they simply don鈥檛 look professional.

We really got the impression on the day that Ben just wasn鈥檛 invested, just going through the motions. He was often hard for us to track down to get shots (despite him also having an assistant with him), he gave almost no direction throughout the day so lots of the shots look really messy or chaotic and so many of the shots we had requested ahead of time were ignored entirely.

Essentially the photos we received are so unflattering, from odd angles (only the back of the groom鈥檚 head made it into shots from the ceremony, and sometimes even the top of that is missing!), bad lighting and poor background choices, and photos of objects (for example my wedding dress) are terribly misaligned and look so unprofessional.

I can鈥檛 even put into words how disappointed we have been with our experience of working with Ben and 9 months after our wedding I can still hardly bring myself to look at his pictures from the day. Our only saving grace is that our guests took much better photos from their phones.
Claire
Claire J. Sent on 12/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding!

Amazing photographer on such a special day. Ben was so easy to communicate and on the day was just part of the family. The photos he sent are just phenomenal, with such a fast turn around. Would definitely recommend! Thank you for all your hard work and being able to herd both families together. Such natural shots that make all of us smiling when looking back on the day!
Jonathan
Jonathan F. Sent on 31/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding photographer that we'd always hopped for

Absolutely enchanted by Ben's photographic wizardry! Discovering his work online was like finding a hidden gem, and from our initial communication to the wedding day itself, he made the entire process seamless and stress-free.

On the big day, Ben's friendly and unobtrusive presence made us feel comfortable, and it was like having a longtime friend capturing our special moments. The turnaround time for our photos was impressive, and the full gallery was ready in just 2.5 weeks.

As we scrolled through the slideshow, we were genuinely moved. Ben's talent goes beyond just taking pictures; he managed to infuse surprising elements into his work, creating unforgettable moments in our wedding memories. It felt like each image held a piece of the magic we experienced on our big day.

What truly sets Ben apart is his dedication to going above and beyond. His offer to drive me to the first look location was an incredibly touching gesture that showcased his genuine care and support. Having him as our photographer felt more like having a friend by our side, and the results were simply magical.

He also brought along a second photographer who was equally friendly, fun, and incredibly talented.

A heartfelt thank you to Ben for making our day so extraordinary!
Kirsty
Kirsty B. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Christmas captured beautifully!

Our Christmas wedding was captured by Ben and we couldn鈥檛 have been more thrilled! The wind and rain wasn鈥檛 on our side for some of the morning but the photos Ben managed to get in spite of crazy December weather were beautiful and we couldn鈥檛 have been happier with how Ben was on the day, the communication and the fun we all had together on the day! Highly recommend!
Katie
Katie L. Sent on 06/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend Ben!

Working with Ben was great from start to finish. He was incredibly responsive and the photos were fantastic. It was a great mix of natural and posed.

On the day he was with us from getting ready through to the dancefloor! He joined us with an apprentice which allowed them to photo both myself and my husband getting ready and were able to get different angles during the ceremony etc.

We also really appreciated his flexibility and he suggested we spend time with family and friends directly after the ceremony before taking posed photos which was great.

Overall I would highly recommend Ben for wedding day pictures. All of our guests thought he was great and we've had so many compliments on the photos.
Tracey
Tracey S. Sent on 24/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Tale of Two Weddings

OMG ! Ben took the most incredible wedding pictures. My new husband John and I laughed and cried at our pictures. Ben captured our day just the way we wanted fun and laughter and stunning pictures of our favorite places in Deal Kent.
We are looking forward to having Ben at our wedding blessing in November at St Ives Cornwall鉂わ笍

04/11/2023
What amazing wedding photos Ben, John and I were blessed with capturing our Wedding Blessing in St Ives Cornwall. The pictures were beautiful John & I loved everyone of them they made us cry made us laugh and we felt a million dollars!
If you are wanting the best then book Ben for your special days
Thank you Ben from the bottom of our hearts 鉂わ笍
Tracey & John X
Lauren
Lauren R. Sent on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ben produced pure art when photographing our wedding day!

WOW!!! Ben is truly so very, very talented! He produced pure art when photographing our wedding day!

We found Ben online and fell in love with his photography. The story-telling style, the natural shots and the creativity drew us in and we knew instantly that he was the photographer we wanted for our wedding.

The communication with Ben was fantastic throughout the booking process and in the run up to our wedding.

For two people who feel awkward having their photo taken, feeling comfortable with Ben was really important. On our wedding day, Ben arrived and honestly, it instantly felt like we'd known him a lifetime. Ben brought a second photographer called Pele who was equally friendly and also very talented.

Ben kindly sent us a few photos over within days of the wedding as we didn't have any we liked of the two of us from phones. Then within 2.5 weeks, we were sent the link to our full gallery.

When I say we cried the whole way through, I truly mean we did! Ben and Pele captured our wedding day so perfectly. As the slideshow rolled, we felt like we were reliving the entire day; every special moment was there, our most beautiful memories caught in photographs, forever!!

We can't believe how much of our day they managed to capture, without intruding on our day - they blended in so well, which made for some fantastic natural photos.

We can't thank Ben and Pele enough for perfectly capturing such treasured memories!
Ruth
Ruth S. Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ben is an amazing wedding photographer

Ben took the most beautiful pictures for our wedding. He was so discreet during the day, we barely knew he was there but still captured all of or special moments. Everyone who has seen the pictures have commented on how well the pictures have captured the spirit of the day. Thanks again Ben and Shauna, we could not have wished for better pictures and experience.
Sarah
Sarah C. Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made us feel so at ease!

It was so important for us to find someone to document our wedding who would make us feel at ease on the day and who understood what we wanted from the day. Ben did just that and following an intro meeting we decided we'd love to bring him on board!

Ben is super accommodating and was able to take capture some amazing images of the day from start to end - from getting ready in the morning to when things started to get lively in the evening! A perfect documentation of the day!
Joanna
Joanna J. Sent on 19/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A fantastic photographer

Ben is fantastic photographer to work with. Highly attentive and engaging. Ben managed to capture every moment of our wedding day, capturing some beautiful photos as well as the less formal images which documented the uniqueness of our special day. Ben has a natural ability to make people feel totally at ease and to easily fade into the background during those precious moments throughout the day. We would highly recommend Ben.
Sophie
Sophie Sent on 11/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Ben

We hired Ben for our wedding, not only was he one of the easiest suppliers to work with, he took some amazing photos that will help us remember the day forever
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