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On Hitched.co.uk since 2019

Last update: January 2024

I shoot FUN Weddings. Weddings are about Celebration so that's my style. Fun, Vibrant, and Modern.

Feel overwhelmed? Most couples are inundated with offers and messages. There's so much to decide and it's genuinly hard to make good choices. If you wish, I can help. I have 16 year's experience as a Wedding Photographer and I'm very happy to answer your questions and offer any guidence I can about photography or other aspects of your wedding.

My name's Ben

I started shooting weddings in my teens and have been shooting for 16 years. I shoot in a documentary style; that means I much prefer to shoot things as they happen, catching real moments. You get WAY BETTER photos this way. Not 'awkward family photos' but the genuine belly laughs and real reactions. This is Wedding Photojournalism, it’s the way forward.

Services Offered

I cover everywhere, that’s the whole of the UK the whole of Europe, and further than that too. Travel is included in the price anywhere within 100 miles of my home. which is bang in the middle of the midlands.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photocall
Other (You can have a short wedding film shot on super 8 cine film. This is unique as far as i'm aware. You get a very cool genuinely retro video shot on film. It's then edited to music)

What does the wedding package include?

Full day's shoot. Bridal prep through 'til the Party. Hundreds of fully edited photos on USB. Full printing rights attributed to you. An online album for family and friends to view. £200 Album Voucher

How far in advance should I contact you?

The sooner the better. I have couples booking sometimes three years in advance however the average booking time is 12 to 18 months before the wedding

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, the whole of the UK and Europe as I do destination weddings. Free travel anywhere withing 100 miles of Leicester

What is the charge for travelling?

Within a 100 miles of Leicester is free including the Midlands, East Coast, parts of Wales, Bristol, etc. Further than that and destination weddings, it's best to get a quote

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Artistic
Photo journalism
Other (Reportage and natural. Although i'm happy to set up family photos and group shots the reason couples tend to go with me is my reportage photography, catching moments as they happen)

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital
Other (The other being Super 8 cine film. Technically Analog but it's hard to explain with just a tick box)

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Natural photos, catching things as they happen, they make for way better photos and way better memories

What kind of equipment do you use?

Professional grade cameras that write to two cards simultaneously. Predominantly Prime lenses as they capture the light that much better

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, after the wedding I start editing and put up an online album for you and your family and friends to view

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

Yes

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

Alone

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?

I often don't as usually it's a full day's shoot and so included. Otherwise it's price on request. But you wouldn't be hit with an unexpected bill after your wedding

What are the forms of payment?

Bank transfer, PayPal, credit or debit card, cash are all fine although there is a small surcharge for credit cards. Standing orders are popular as many couples pay monthly

How do you work?

I say reaction photography because I don’t set staged moments, I capture them as they happen instead. I love shooting this way, the reactions are real and the moments timeless

Served in

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Monmouthshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire

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Reviews for Shot Differently

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Jen
Jen Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!! Highly recommend!

Where to start! We loved Ben from our first meeting! He knew exactly what we were after and delivered! He couldn’t do enough on the day and really helped us to ensure we got all the shots we wanted and the ones we didn’t know we wanted! Everyone at the wedding loved him and he even kept the kids (and in-laws) entertained! Thank you so much! Communication was great and speed of service amazing. We would definitely recommend and should we need a photographer again, Ben will be our first port of call.
Katy
Katy W. Sent on 07/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos and Ben is amazing!

Ben spent the whole day of our wedding with us (almost 12 hrs) and captured some amazing natural photos of the day which was exactly what we wanted! Highly recommend
Sophie
Sophie S. Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

I wish we had a reason to book Ben again!

As soon as Ben arrived at our hotel the morning of our wedding, he slotted in like he was family. As well as making us feel completely at ease, Ben joined in with the chaos in the best way. Helping coordinate us and the children and getting great shots which captured the mood of the day perfectly.
When we were planning our wedding one thing we didn’t want was to take a huge amount of time out of our day taking posed pictures and missing out on the fun with our friends and family. Ben helped from our first phone call to create a short list of family shots, which he set up and took quickly and perfectly, all whilst making sure we were topped up with drinks and canapés and not missing out on any of the fun.
Ben worked with the changing light throughout the day, grabbing us for some quick snaps when the light was perfect. The evening pictures Ben took are our absolute favourite.
Looking back at the hundreds of images Ben sent us has been a joy. We are so, so grateful to have these memories captured in such a perfect way.
We can’t recommend Ben highly enough to anyone considering. I wish we had a reason to book him again!
Brogan
Brogan R. Sent on 02/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Relaxed friendly experience

Ben was absolutely fantastic throughout our whole wedding day, we can’t thank him enough for putting us at ease and so easy to chat to! All of our guests complimented how easy going and free flowing he was, every guest sang his praises- even those camera shy few;)- and we can’t recommend him enough to anyone seeking a wedding photographer. All of the images we received are perfect, natural and you can see everyone enjoying each and every moment, all 101% worth the wait. James and I got the few ‘staged’ photos that we requested as well as the rest of the shenanigans at the reception. We will continue to treasure the experience for a very long time. Thank you again Ben, you were awesome and we’ll be sure to send over your details to whoever is next in line to get married x
Chelsea
Chelsea Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing doesn’t cut it!

What can I say about Ben. From the very first meeting I knew he was the one I’d trust to shoot our big day. As someone who doesn’t particularly like being in photos, I just knew he’d make me feel at ease, and he didn’t disappoint. From the moment he turned up on our wedding day, he was like a ninja, snapping shots without us even realising. Not only did ben blend in with our family and friends, he actually became such a big part of our special day. All of our guests, caterers and even the staff at our wedding venue complimented how amazing they thought he was. If you want a photographer you can trust, someone who communicates extremely well and someone who is incredibly amazing at their job, ben is the photographer for you! We can’t thank ben enough and his passion for his work shines through in our finished photos. Forever grateful and so thankful that we found Ben to shoot our big day.
Jessica
Jessica L. Sent on 30/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ben made everyone so comfortable the photos were brilliant!

We loved having Ben as our photographer, he was super professional but also so fun! He fitted in so much we thought he was one of the guests and nobody felt awkward having their photo taken. We’ve got beautiful photos - both staged and natural. True gems to remember our day :)
Sarah
Sarah B. Sent on 20/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We got married on 1st May 23'; Ben was the first photographer we spoke to and we looked no further. Ben arrived early and just slotted straight in to our family dynamic, he was great with the children and parents alike, offering support and guidance throughout the preparations. I personally felt very looked after by Ben, he made sure I was where I needed to be and reminded me repeatedly that it's our day and to do things our way. Ben's style of photography suited us perfectly, capturing those magical moments as they unfolded. Everyone felt at ease and our guests were convinced that Ben was actually a friend of ours. An amazingly professional photographer, offering a memorable experience and fantastic value for money. He is our stand out contractor from our big day.
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Keeley C. Sent on 29/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographer! Natural and at ease! Could not recommend highly enough.

We absolutely loved having Ben as our photographer. His approach is very natural and candid which is what we wanted and the results are stunning! He blended in seamlessly and captured remarkable moments. The quality of his work speaks for itself and we really got on well, as did our guests. So much so, two of our close friends went on to book him also. Highly recommend and thank you Ben!
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Vandana P. Sent on 23/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliantly Captured

Ben was brilliant on the day of our wedding and went above and beyond. He was prompt and captured the most amazing pictures, making us all feel at ease throughout the day. Thank you for being a big part of our day!
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Leigh Sent on 22/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful photographer

Ben was incredible. He was a great help on the day and we were thrilled with all of our photos. We'd recommend him to anyone.
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Rose M. Sent on 22/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

What a great photographer…

Ben came recommended to us and did not disappoint. He captured some lovely moments from our wedding that we will treasure forever. Ben’s communication was great from pre wedding conversations, making sure he knew exactly what kind of photos we wanted, to talking us through things during our day. He was present when we needed him but equally blended into the background too, so some great natural shots were captured. We felt at ease the whole day, finding Ben very friendly and easy to get along with. We would definitely recommend.
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Anna M. Sent on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Shot superbly!

Ben captured our wedding perfectly and put all our guests at ease. From the moment he started taking shots whilst the different parties were getting ready - right up until the first dance and beyond. We were very pleased with all the family “posed” photos but also had loads of candid pictures that really represented the fun and happiness of our day…Thanks so much Ben!
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Jamie J. Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A pleasure to have on the big day

Ben is not only a talented photographer but he’s also a genuinely nice guy, who’s easy to get along with and was a welcomed addition to the day. We had a few ideas of shots we wanted and Ben also suggested some great ideas of his own using the venue and it’s surroundings, he interacted with everyone and got everyone involved. The initial shots we were sent shortly after the wedding were incredible and these were backed up by the equally great shots provided after editing. Much recommended!
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Gurpreet N. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

We had Ben as our wedding photographer, as soon as he reached the brides house he fit in with the whole family. It was like having a good friend take photos of the day!! He was extremely easy going, fun, very professional and made the whole stress of taking wedding photos very easy going! We would definitely recommend Ben, he is excellent!!!
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Sue Sent on 06/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent on our wedding dsy

We hired BEn as our wedding photographer and we couldn’t be happier with him and his fantastic service. He made us feel at ease and was very friendly and captured lots of great images. Thank you for helping to make our day a special truly memorable one! I would highly recommend Ben
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