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Shot Differently

Leicester, Leicestershire View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
14 reviews
Price from £1,200

About

Shot Differently is a wedding photography company based in Leicester, England. Owner Ben has been capturing wonderful wedding moments for more than a decade. He was the second photographer at a close friend's wedding, which meant he didn't have to worry about the formal photos. Ben could spend his time capturing all the lovely candid moments. He has been a principal photographer for many years now, but he still loves the beautiful authenticity of unposed, spontaneous moments of love and delight.

Services Offered

Shot Differently covers the whole of the East and West Midlands, parts of Wales, north as far as Manchester, London, Bristol, and beyond. Ben offers a six-hour package and two full-day packages. All three packages include at least 200 fully edited digital images, a USB in a wooden presentation case, and full printing rights. An engagement session, a second photographer, and lovely wedding albums are also available.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos, negative, blu-ray or DVD with all the photos, photocall, 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

Wedding Package

Full day's shoot from Bridal prep through 'til the first dance at least. At least 200 fully edited photos on USB. Full printing rights attributed to you. An online album for family and friends to view

Travel

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

Served in

Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the charge for traveling?

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
Analog
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?

I'm adaptable but my preference is to catch moments as they happen without anyone orchestrating them. Natural, reportage, photojournalism, these are the best styles for getting great photos

What kind of equipment do you use?

Professional grade cameras that write to two cards simultaneously. Full frame. Usually prime lenses

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

Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire

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    Felix C. Married on 27/11/2021
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    Fantastic photos

    Ben did a fantastic job in capturing the day and and the photos really show people's personality.

    He was so helpful and accomodating. The photos came out great, would absolutely recommend!

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Thanks Felix I really appreciate it. It was a beautiful wedding and the most memorable first dance track i've ever heard. Amazing day.
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    Alice H. Married on 16/04/2021
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    Perfect Photographer for the Perfect Day

    We used Ben for our wedding in October 2021, and we are over the moon with the level of service and photographs he has provided. Our photographs exceeded everything we had hoped they would be. We had numerous compliments about Ben, from his professionalism right down to his sense of humour, which really made people feel at ease and relaxed around him and capture the natural photographs we wanted. Ben was a pinnacle point of the day, we have already recommended him to family and friends, and will continue to do so.
    Thank you so much for being a part of our journey.
    Alice & Adam Fleet

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Hey Alice, thanks for the review. Thanks for the recommendations too :) and I'll see you in a couple of months at Aynsleys.
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    Vandana P. Married on 23/05/2020
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    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!

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Thanks loads you guys. I'm glad you were at ease. Everyone was so easy going and ready for a good time it was a blast to shoot.
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    Keeley C. Married on 13/06/2015
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    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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    Abi P. Married on 22/03/2022
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    Our Indian Wedding

    Ben was incredible! His relaxed, calm nature made everyone feel comfortable and at ease being photographed. There was a lot going on at our wedding and he captured every aspect with amazing detail. He has a real eye for capturing not only 'staged' shots but natural shots that captured the day perfectly. His communication and direction throughout the day was non-intrusive, warm and friendly. The photos we received were amazing quality with a mixture of colour and black and white images. All communication with Ben before the wedding and after the wedding was fantastic. I would highly recommend him - you won't be disappointed with your photos and his extensive experience with wedding photography.
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    Rheo K. Married on 12/06/2021
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    Our wedding day- June 2021

    We had Ben to photograph our wedding in June. We had the most amazing day and he captured all of our special moments together and with our loved ones perfectly. Ben is a really nice person and we loved having him around on our special day!
    I would highly recommend Ben and can’t thank him enough for all that he did for us.

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Thanks so much. It was brilliant to shoot. Such a laugh the whole day! And a memorable breakfast too.
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    Imogen F. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Capturing the perfect day 4th May 2019

    Ben captured our day perfectly, from getting ready, all the way till the first dance. He made everyone feel at ease and catches photographs of all the guests at the opportune moment. The images will remind us of the day forever.

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Hey! Thanks loads for the review. Loved it! the fire engine was brilliant. Glad you were at ease that's always the aim :)
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    Chloe M. Married on 22/12/2017
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    Amazing photographer!

    Ben was so amazing on our wedding day. We couldn’t have chosen a better photographer to capture our special day. Before the wedding we spoke about the different ways we wanted the photos taken so on the day we felt so comfortable and relaxed with Ben. Our wedding photos turned out so beautiful! We couldn’t recommend anyone better to capture their wedding day.
    Thank you so much Ben

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Hey Chloe, thanks loads for the review I really appreciate it. It was a very fun wedding to shoot. Glad you guys are doing well :)
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    Chris J. Married on 30/10/2016
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    Wedding photography

    Ben made us feel really at ease on the day, he really looked after us. And most importantly, Ben took some great photos of our happy day. We cannot recommend Ben enough to anyone who is considering hiring him for their wedding photography. Excellent.

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Hi Chris thanks very much for your review. I loved it. I spoke to Soph the other day too, your wedding was such a laugh. thanks for the wine advice too :)
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    Georgia B. Married on 03/09/2016
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    Awesome photographer!

    We had grey and wet wedding day but Ben worked with what we had and the pictures came out brilliant! We really enjoyed having Ben as our photographer, he is really professional and got all the pictures we wanted but still interacted with our guests and made it such a lovely day.

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Hey G
    Thanks for the review. It was a lovely day. I loved shooting your wedding it was so personalised, the cake the band. It was superb.
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    Joanna L. Married on 28/08/2016
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    Ben photographed our wedding, the whole experience from start to finish was pain free and reassuring. Ben is not only a great photographer but one of the most friendly and reliable people I've met. Always quick to respond and most importantly, made our day (especially the morning bridal party shoot) absolutely unforgettable. Can not recommend him highly enough. Almost all of our guests commented on the photographer and his manner. Top job, great photos and if any further details are required, he would gladly put minds at rest. Worth every penny. Thank you.
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    Jason L. Married on 27/08/2016
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    Amazing photographer - Captured all the right moments!

    We hired Ben for a photographer for our wedding and he was brilliant! He captured the day amazingly well. He fitted in alongside the guests and we barely knew he was there and the photos he delivered are a wonderful memory. Would highly recommend.

    Shot Differently's reply:

    Thanks Jason, I absolutely loved your wedding. one of my favorite shots ever was from yours. I hope you're both doing really well.
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    Emma S. Married on 25/06/2016
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    Married July 2016

    We were both so pleased with the photos from our wedding day. Ben was great to work with, very professional but also friendly, he almost felt like one of the guest at the wedding which put us at ease. Thanks for capturing memories that we will treasure forever!!
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    Leonnie H. Married on 04/05/2013
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    Amazing photos!

    We could not recommend Ben more! Throughout our special day he was amazing and our photos were stunning. He provided a professional service from start to finish and captured every aspect of our day. He made us feel totally at ease and knew just where to be to get the right photo, resulting in beautiful and natural photos. Thank you so much!


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Shot Differently Real Weddings

  • Felix & Gemma
    44 photos · 27/11/2021
  • Barry & Lillianne
    42 photos · 14/08/2021
  • Jos & Ellie
    46 photos · 03/08/2021
  • Greg & Vandana
    25 photos · 03/07/2021
  • Rheo & Jamea
    11 photos · 21/06/2021
  • Terri & Andrew
    46 photos · 12/10/2018

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I'm currently offering £500 off my full day packages. This is a very limited time offer so please contact me to have a chat and check your date.

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