As a youngster, I grew up in the suburbs of Sydney, spending most of my time playing rugby, the drums or hassling one of my 6 siblings. It wasn't until a little later in life, after an Asian backpacking adventure, that I picked up a camera and fell in love.
After moving to Newcastle, I stumbled on a care-free, confident, blonde bombshell. She was fun and independent. Being around her lit a flame inside me that I hadn’t felt before. You better believe, I made her my wife. We laughed at the same memes, it would have been rude not too.
Whilst travelling, Bre would watch me frantically photograph landscapes, doorways and people on the street. She convinced me that my photography made her appreciate the world around her. It wasn't until this very moment that I realised I wanted to be a photographer.
Fast forward - I've now been photographing weddings full time since 2018, Bre and I have two kids, Fin and Fleur, and Labradoodle, Bear. When Im not documenting love stories I can be found building sandcastles with my kids or pretending to be decent at golf.
I'm a huge believer in referencing a photograph to a memory. Not only does this photograph take you back to this specific point in time, but it also familiarises you with feelings felt at that exact moment.
On a wedding day, I look to preserve the little moments that can bring back these memories, little moments that others might miss, the moments that may happen quickly, those organic, real moments that matter.
Ben is nothing short of a magician. From first seeing his photos we knew that he was the photographer for our wedding day and we locked him in prior to any other detail, even the date. After meeting Ben for the first time, it further cemented that we had made the right decision due to his easy-going, charismatic and professional yet personal demeanour that makes you instantly want to be mates. He made the entire process stress free even with a postponement due to COVID, being extremely accommodating and helpful. We could not be more in love with our photos, he encapsulated our day better than we could have imagined, bringing beauty and perfection to every shot. After a day that goes by in a blur, his photos let us re live every emotion, smile, tear, laughter and memory. You will not be disappointed if you choose Ben as your photographer, we recommend him to everyone we know and will be stoked to see him at some friends weddings hopefully in the future. Thank you a million times over, Madi and Alex
Ben was absolutely amazing!! We couldn’t have picked a better, more down to earth photographer! With Covid regulations, we had to change things several times and he was always fantastic to communicate with. He made everything work. By the end of the wedding he felt like family... absolutely slotting into the event like one of our guests - and we only had 20 of us in total - so that’s saying something. Our families adored him, and everyone agreed the final photos are absolutely incredible. My partner and I are definitely not people who like our photo being taken, but Ben managed to get wonderful shots while making us feel really comfortable. I would definitely recommend Ben if you’re after someone who is professional, calm, organised and just in general a fantastic human!
One of the BEST decisions we made for our day was locking in Benedict! From the very first meeting, Ben made us feel comfortable, he was happy to answer all our questions and took all the stress that comes with weddings away! He is professional, personable and felt more like a friend than a vendor, he is easily the best decision we made for our wedding and we will be recommending him to all couples to be! Our amazing photos speak for themselves, do yourself a favour and book in this amazing photographer, you will not be sorry! Thank you SO MUCH Ben x
If you are looking for a photographer that brings positive energy and takes breathtaking photos then Benedict is your guy! Booking Benedict was the best decision we made during our whole planning process. When we had to cancel our wedding in Queensland 5 weeks out and plan an entirely new one in NSW, Benedict was the only supplier we were able to continue with. He was so relaxed and easy to work with during the second planning process. We were really grateful that he was so flexible and happy to fit in with our new plans.On the day, Benedict felt more like a guest than a supplier because he has such an easy going and happy nature. All of our guests commented on what a legend he is and we agree. Benedict was professional and focused the whole day. He gave us gentle direction on how to improve our shots without making it feel awkward or staged. The photos that he took have exceeded all our expectations and will be cherished for life! The hardest part is choosing our favourite ones because they’re all so beautiful. Thanks so much Benedict! We hope to see you again sometime soon.
Ben is one of the friendliest people we have ever met. Genuine and engaging, we instantly got along. We found Ben very professional, whilst connecting and communicating on a personal level, making us feel very comfortable having our photo taken. It was a very natural and organic experience. We had so much fun with him on our engagement and Wedding shoots. Prior to the day, Ben scouted the most amazing locations for our photos. The timings for each location were impeccable, knowing the light would be perfect. Without Ben, we would not have even known these locations existed – he had everything researched and planned so meticulously. Ben was poised for our most important moments with a subtle elegance, managing to combine the beautiful surroundings and landscape as well as the raw emotion between us. The balance between location shots, styling details and personal moments was exactly what we hoped for and we could not be happier with the final product. Looking back, we feel so much emotion from our Wedding photos; we really believe the images captured were a perfect representation of our day.
"We live in Canada, got married in the south of France and hired a photographer from Australia from his photo’s and two Skype conversations. How crazy is that? Benedict fit in perfectly with our friends and most people thought he was just one of our friends who happen to have some pretty fancy camera gear and a cool accent. Our whole objective was candid photo’s and subtle images and we got exactly what we wanted; in spades! From what could have been a huge mistake, it turned out to be one of the best decisions we made…along with making a friend. I can not recommend Benedict enough…especially if you are in Eastern Canada so he can come and visit"
“Benedict is an amazing photographer, who captured our wedding day and engagement brilliantly. Bianca and I will be hitting our one-year anniversary next month, and to this day people still mention how absolutely magical our photographs are. He knew what to do, and what to say, but most importantly, his style of framing and capturing moments is what makes us fall in love with that special day over and over.
We invested a lot of time in searching for a photographer, around Australia and internationally, and were stoked to finally find Benedict. We were very excited that he was available and we asked him if he could be our “lifetime photographer” haha, not joking”
Ben did an absolutely amazing job on our wedding photos! He captured the day perfectly with a great blend of candid and posed shots. Nothing looked too staged and we were thrilled with the finished outputs. He was also a very calming influence over the course of the day, providing feedback and ideas in a very relaxed manner. We can't recommend him highly enough!!