Hello! We are Benni and Carol, two Italian sisters whose specialty is bohemian outdoor and destination weddings.
We work both in the UK and in Italy - Benni is based in Hastings, East Sussex, and in Richmond, Surrey, while Carol lives in Florence, Tuscany - and we are always on the move, following your story where ever you want it to be.
Forests, mountains and wild open spaces: that's what we love, together with free-spirited couples that dream big.
We combine artistic & creative style with a documentary approach, our images are natural and candid and never posed. Being two photographers on location, we are always ready to capture every precious moment of your day.
If you are interested in seeing more of our work, just visit our website or send us an email, we look forward to hearing your plans!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
We offer three different packages. Their prices change according to your needs, but anyway all of them include:- Full day coverage from bridal preparation to first dance- Up to 800 professionally edited pictures delivered on a personalised USB- Benni and Carol as your wedding photographers- A pre wedding consultation- A private online gallery for you to share with friends and family
How far in advance should I contact you?
It depends on the period of the year in which you are getting married. If you are getting married in Spring or Summer time, then we would advice to get in touch as soon as you have a date (ideally at least a year in advance but we may have a few spare dates so it is always worth checking). If you are getting married in Autumn or Winter, ideally 6 months in advance, although we always recommend to get in touch as soon as possible as the year gets booked very quickly.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
No never, it is simply impossible and anyway, we want to offer the best to our couples and definitely we want to offer our full attention for their most important of days.
Are you able to travel?
Of course! We are happy to travel anywhere around the UK and abroad, no destination will be too far!
What is the charge for travelling?
Travel expenses for UK weddings are included in all our packages. As far as regards destination weddings, depending on the location, we may ask you to cover some expenses. If you are planning a destination wedding, just get in touch and we will be more than happy to give you more detailed info.
What style of photos do you take?
Our wedding photography style can be described as natural, alternative and fine art. We consider wedding photography as a form of art. Our fresh and imaginative yet reportage style has developed over the last ten years and it is the result of working in many different areas of photography.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
We both believe that empathy and sensitivity are our real strength: without them we would not be able to connect with the moments and the feelings we share with our clients and to freeze them into our frames. We are careful to capture everything that makes the day uniquely yours, we watch what unfolds naturally, recording the most authentic and beautiful moments of your wedding day.
Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?
Yes we do. In each package is included an online private gallery that you will be able to share with friends and family. From the gallery people will also be able to download all the photos of the wedding.
What''s the delivery time for photographic report?
For us to deliver all the pictures of your wedding day, it normally takes up to three months. In off peak periods (from November to March), it usually takes less. However, we always prepare a few teasers in the 2 days after the wedding that you can use for your thank you cards if you want to send out some.
Do you send all the photos taken?
We will send up to 800 fully edited images in HD with print release.
Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
Benni Carol Photography are a team of two photographers, Benni and Carol.Having two wedding photographers at your wedding can be extremely handy, not only because you can be always sure to have a back up in case something unexpected happens - let's say one of us sneezes while you are having your first kiss as a married couple.. not to worry, the other one is there, ready to snap! - but also because we can split and be in two different places at the same time! ?It happens very often that one of us stays with the bride during the bridal preparation and the other goes to the groom to capture his (must probably very messy) preparation too.. Let's take the ceremony for example; it is amazing to see how many things actually happen when the bride walks down the aisle: the father gets extremely emotional and so does the husband-to-be; the bride is a bundle of different emotions, best man, bridesmaids, mothers, brothers, sisters friends... SO MANY PEOPLE!! And everyone so worth photographing! And what about the speeches, wouldn't you love to have both the pictures of your guests while getting emotional or while having a laugh and at the same time having the pictures of you reacting in the same way to the same speech? ?Our years of experience have brought us to a balance in which we make the most out of our different lenses and point of views, to give TWO different and unique frames of the same situation in a way that will enrich the memories of your most important of days and that will help you treasure every single moment of it. We have become the perfect assistant of each other, we now coordinate ourselves in the different situations making sure to offer wide angles and close ups in a way that allows us to compensate each other's work.
In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?
When a couple book us for their wedding photography, they are asked to sign our wedding contract. This is done in order to protect both parties. On our contract we state that in case something unforeseen happens, we will either cover for each other, or in case something happens to the both of us, we will do our best to find a replacement photographer. In the very unlikely eventuality in which we would not be able to cover the wedding or to find another photographer, we will of course refund all the money transferred by the couple up to that moment.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
We only offer full day wedding coverage.
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
Yes of course, we will be happy to customise a package for every need.
How do you charge extra time?
It really depends on the event and situation. Sometimes we do not charge at all.If you get in touch with your requirements, we will be more than happy to provide you with all the info needed.
What are the forms of payment?
Bank transfers unless our couples ask us to pay in a different way and we may consider to accept other ways of payment.
We chose you, what will be the next steps?
It's very simple! You just send us an e-mail and we'll send back the booking confirmation and the request of a £300 deposit. In this way you will secure your day and receive a full contract that will protect the two parties.
I don't fee comfortable in front of the camera, how do you deal with it?
Not a problem, we are two very easy going persons! We will have a meeting in front of a coffee and an “ice-breaker” pre wedding shoot for you to get all the confidence before your big day!
Reviews for Benni Carol Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Joseph Shambrook · Married on 03/06/2017
Benni and Carolina are a wonderful pair of photographers. We've had them take our engagement and wedding photos, and we really couldn't be happier with the results. What we noticed about them was how much they really *enjoy* their photography; wanting to get the very best shots, making excellent use of lighting, wanting to get as many great photos as possible but not making us feel rushed or uncomfortable. They're also lovely people, very easy to get on with, and willing to explore and take ideas. We love their work and would recommend them to anyone.Sent on 12/06/2017
Benni Carol Photography's reply:Thank you so much guys for this lovely review, we are so happy to read that you enjoyed your day and your experience with Benni Carol Photography, this means so much to us! Thank you also for the amazing day we spent together, you are two very special people.
Ella Shilling · Married on 08/04/2017
Talented and wonderful photographers - We love every photo!
Benni and Carol are simply fantastic. We loved them from the first Skype meeting and have nothing but praise for their professionalism, communications and huge talent. They accommodated exactly what we wanted and helped juggle family dynamics with such ease. I can't thank them enough for how smoothly they helped our wedding to run. Our pre wedding shoot was a great way to get more comfortable with what to expect on our wedding day - a worthwhile addition to a photography package. Our wedding day photos are just beautiful, we love every single one and have enjoyed looking through them over and over again to see all the different expressions, details and atmosphere they captured. Their photos captured everything we could have wanted and will be treasured memories for many years to come. Benni and Carol were a pleasure to have around on our wedding day too - fun, friendly and a perfect team. We'd highly recommend BenniCarol Photography to anyone looking for natural, journalistic, amazing photographs for their wedding.Sent on 13/06/2017
I'm In love with every picture
Oh my goodness! I am totally in love with every picture you both have captured. Seriously, they are more than I ever expected.Sent on 10/01/2018
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you both are truly talented
Benni Carol Photography's reply:Thank you so much Nikki, seeing our couples happy with the final work is what we most care about!