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On 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?

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?


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?


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?


What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?


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?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

No charge as unlimited coverage!

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer £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, Surrey and West Sussex

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100% Recommended by couples

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35 reviews
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’t have been more thrilled! The wind and rain wasn’t 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’t have been happier with how Ben was on the day, the communication and the fun we all had together on the day! Highly recommend!
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!
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❤️

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 ❤️
Tracey & John X
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!
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.
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 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!
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
Steph Sent on 18/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Ben was excellent, beautiful photos

Ben and his assistant were fabulous. We can’t stop looking at our beautiful photos and reliving our wonderful wedding day at The Ferry house. Ben captured the setting and mood perfectly, with those special moments that just bring back all the fun, laughter and happy tears the day brought. Ben was so calm and unobtrusive, we were amazed at the shots he got without us even realising. Communication beforehand was timely and we were able to chat about what were our key ‘musts’ for the day. We shared that we were both a bit apprehensive about being centre stage, but Ben really put us at ease. We would highly recommend him to capture your special event.
Frankie Sent on 13/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Would recommend Ben to anyone!

I work as a video producer and have filmed my fair share of weddings and this probably made me a bit picky when it came to choosing a photographer for my wedding.

From the first phone call, I really liked Ben. He was friendly and professional. During our pre-wedding photoshoot, he did an amazing job at putting my fiance (who is very uncomfortable with getting his picture taken) at ease.

On the wedding day, he was so easy to work with and was on top of everything. He made me and my husband feel so taken care of. He made sure to capture everything I wanted.

The photos turned out beautiful! Everyone absolutely loved them!!!!

If you're looking for an amazing photographer you should book with Ben! You won't regret it!

Mary P. Sent on 07/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing photos documenting a story of our wedding day

When we received our photos we were amazed at how Ben has captured every little moment and every different facial expression in the most beautiful way, are photos tell a story from start to finish of our wedding. Thank you for documenting our day in such a special way.
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.
Catherine M. Sent on 09/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful photographer - you won't be dissapointed!

I’ve loved Ben’s work for a long time. I knew that it could only be Ben that photographed our special day (so much so we arranged our date around his availability!). Ben is creative, highly professional, super friendly and was a joy to be around on our wedding day. He blended in seamlessly and captured all the priceless moments we could have hoped for, and more. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched our slideshow - we were blown away! If you’re looking for a photographer who will produce a beautiful, authentic account of your special day, I’d highly recommend Ben - you definitely won’t regret it!
Risa W. Sent on 10/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Photos that will make us smile forever 💕

Tom and Rachel captured our wedding day so beautifully, from beginning to end! We love how they captured so much that even we didn’t get to see - it’s so lovely seeing all the conversations that were happening, and the dancing!!! They captured all our key moments and then some, and most of the time we didn’t even know they were there!

What we loved about Tom’s portfolio was that he captured so many natural moments during weddings, guests and the fun they were having! And woweee, he did exactly that for us! Tom and Rachel captured all the joy, all the fun, all the magic and we are beyond overjoyed that we have these incredible photos to look back on and smile all over again! We cannot thank them enough and will treasure these photos forever.
Jack C. Sent on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Top Drawer!!!!!

Whoosh, Ben and Rachel were brilliant.
What started with friendly and insightful communication, through to enacted upon impartial advice given by Ben. Ben and Rachel simply captured our magical day perfectly!!! It was joy to interact with them both and the moments captured throughout the whole day and evening were top drawer!
If there was a way I could hack the review system to give a sixth star I would. Instead I'll do it here ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.
Thank you so much Ben and Rachel and we wish you all the best!!!
Risa, Jack and the mighty mighty Reia
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