THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS COMMENTS

“Benji is a charming and extremely likeable young man. This helped hugely as both bride and groom got on with him well. He succeeded in being efficient yet unobtrusive, and really managed to capture the relaxed feel of the day.”

“Benji offered us an amazing sercise & the quality of the photos was outstanding. Benji was able to very effectively capture everything that we were looking for on the day & also included our civil ceremony within the quote. We spent adequate time with Benji in advance of the day for planning and viewing the day, that by the time the wedding day came he felt just as much as a friend and guest as the official photographer. Benji listened attentatively to our ideas and thoughts and was able to deliver the style of photography we wanted. Benji also had a very clear and simple fee plan compared to other photographers we met with, which made it attractive to us, which also included a disc of all the photos that we are able to print from with no further cost to us. Finally, the turn around time of getting the photos to us post wedding was fast, which was greatly appreciated.”

“Benji worked tirelessly and was unobtrusive throughout.”

“Benji was quite simply brilliant before, during and after our wedding. The result for us being some amazing photographs that really captured the essence of our day.”

“Benji was incredibly unobtrusive but captured every moment of our wedding. He provided outstanding service and friends and family have commented on the quality of the photos”

“Excellent service”

“Benji was exceptional from start to finish. He was a friendly and patient face before the big day and worked tirelessly on the day itself to make sure we had the best pictures possible. We have had several comments from guests at the wedding remarking on how professional and charming Benji was. After the wedding, yet again, Benji has been outstanding and worked so hard on perfecting our wedding albums in time for Christmas. We cannot recommend him highly enough and infact my husband's sister getting married in December has also booked him.”

“Benji was full of ideas and met our brief perfectly. He was adaptable in every way you would wish for. You didnt even know he was there and yet he captured the day from start to end perfectly. In terms of some of the prices out there for wedding photographers, Benji is very good value, but the right value in that he is quality but doesnt charge silly prices. I think he has pitched himself at the right level. He's a likable chap too which helps greatly when wedding planning, we got on from the moment i arrived at our venue a month or so out to do a reccy. I had arrived for the meeting in a steaming mood about some part of the planning process for the wedding but as soon as i met Benji he made me feel relaxed and i knew then that at least the photography part to our big day was going to be just perfect and go off brilliantly. I had full confidence in the man such is his manor and way with his clients. I wasnt wrong or let down his shots were incredible. Benji's services after the wedding were as comprehensive and helpful as they ere beforehand. We were very very lucky to of had this man capture our day in the way he did. Can't recommend him more really.”

“We first met Benji at our venue. It was although he could read our mind as he knew exactly how we wanted the photographs to be. On the day he was just perfect. Not in the way but always there. He helped keep me calm and my husband to be calm. I've since recommended him to 2 other people, 1 of who has already used him and felt the same way.”

“Benji was the perfect photographer for our wedding. He was very well organised, came & viewed the venues with us beforehand where we discussed what photos we wanted. On the actual day, he arrived early in the morning as discussed & just became part of the group, chatting & getting to know us all so that we were very relaxed when he started clicking away! All throughout the day, Benji was very relaxed & just captured all the special moments without anyone really being aware of a camera being there. He was great organising the more formal photographs, bossing various people around as & when necessary (quite frequently!) & the relationships he'd built up with everyone earlier in the day enabled him to do this. Benji stayed until the very end of the day, meaning that our last hour or so on the dance floor was captured which is very rare for a wedding photographer & meant that we really felt that he captured everything, from beginning to end! Now that we've seen the photos, we're even more wowed by Benji - not only was he great with everyone on the day but he took hundreds of fantastic photoraphs that we will treasure forever. I could go on for a lot longer but for us, Benji was the perfect mix of a great guy who made us all feel relaxed & at ease, an ability to snap away without anyone really being aware of a camera, a talent for creating beautiful natural photographs & a way of making us feel that nothing was too much trouble and that he was there entirely for us & our guests.”

“Benji captured every moment of our wedding from start to finish. He managed to get shots just at perfect moments and all of the emotions really show through. We have had so many great comments from people saying how amazing the photos were and how 'differen't they were to regular wedding photos - something that we wanted. Benji was extremely professional but also a really nice guy and we knew from the moment he came to meet us a few months before the wedding that we'd be happy with the result. We would recommend Benji to anyone.”

“Benji's pricing structure was fair and simple (so many were charging for "x" hours + "y" per hour). He genuinely seemed to want to be part of the event and I said to him afterwards that I felt like he became a welcome part of the wedding party. He stayed the entire day and seemed happy to be there the entre team; a great level of service. He was unobtrusive yet captured the spirit and joy of the occasion fanstically. Can't recommend him highly enough.”

“Benji isn't just a wedding photographer who has learnt through tried and tested methods and poses. All of his photos are unique. 2 weddings never the same. He has a unique gift of seeing and capturing special moments throughout the day that give you a collection of memories. He works with his clients to provide their requirements and extends his service beyond the day, finishing photos, applying Photoshop techniques and offering a much greater service than any other wedding photographer we considered.”

“Benji is just absolutely brilliant. I have recommended him to so many friends. I HATE having my photo taken and my husband doesn't like it either. Benji was recommended by two photographers. I was apprehensive when Benji insisted on getting to the day a bit early but a) I'm so glad he did and b) he fitted in so well he was like one of the family. The pictures are absolutely perfect (even having to work with us as subject matter!!). I have recommended him to several friends and seen his wonderful pictures capturing their special events too. He would definitely definitely be a fantasitc and deserving winner.”

“Benji was exceptional, having interviewed three photgraphers he came across with confidence and put us at ease that he would deliver what we wanted. He was very approachable and he listened to what we wanted. He was incrediably sensitive to the importance of the day, taking all our worries away that he was able to get on and just do the job.”

“Benji was extremely helpful and user friendly and he gave us exactly the shots we wanted with minimum fuss. All of our friends have been bombarding us with praise for the photographs and for Benji, who managed to be unobtrusive on the day, but still captured the essence of our wedding.”

“Benji was fantastic on the day. We didn't want many standard wedding photos so he was required to move throughout the day taking natural shots. Everyone commented on how great he was on the day and the photographs are amazing. The only problem is so many fab shots, I can't decide on my favourites. On the day my husband and I went for a walk after the service before joining our guests for the reception. Benji discreetly came with us and got many beautiful shots whilst we were relaxed chatting to each other. I would recommend Benji without hesitation. Benji also had to deal with many children on the day as we have three and many of the guests do too. Amazingly he achieved many great shots of the kids. He totally captured the happiness of the day in the photographs.”

“Benji was one of the highlights of the whole wedding planning process. He is not only technically gifted and a visionary but he is also one of the nicest people you could have the pleasure of dealing with. Combined with his very reasonable pricing, he is a stand out photographer. Put it this way, by the time the wedding came around, we almost felt like he was one of our friends there as a guest. Everyone who interacted with him agreed. We have already recommended Benji and will continue to do so. He really deserves to win an award for his work and the service he provides.”

“Benji was excellent before, during and after the wedding. He made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I loved the fact that he just captured how everything unfolded so the whole day can be seen through the photos. In order to get the group shots, Benji managed to direct people well and no-one ended up thinking that the photos were taking too long which, having been to many weddings ourselves was very important to us. The end results are just fantastic - they simply capture the day perfectly from the food and wine, to the marquee and flowers and the guests. All of the photos are beautiful - when trying to print off some for the house etc - I simply can't choose the ones I want because they are all so good! We are very grateful to Benji for capturing our day for us and for giving us such great memories.”

“I didn't want the 'bog standard' photographs but something a little differnt that would really capture the things that are important, but that you may miss on your Big Day. Namely Family, friends, fun, food & laughter. Benji Barnes exactly that. He was fabulous and truly captured the spirit of the day, blending in & capturing amazing shots of everyone being involved and enjoying our big day. Everytime we look at the photos it's like we are transported back to the event and enjoying it all over again. Thank you Benji”

Why They Booked (in random order)

“Many photographers claim a professional 'reportage style', but meeting Benji before the wedding and viewing his work convinced us he could deliver above average. I'm delighted to say he exceeded our expectations.”

“Benji was recommended by a friend of a friend and I totally trusted there judgement that he was a talented photographer.”

“Benji was recommended by another photographer who we approached on the recommendation of a friend. We looked at some of Benji's work on line & really liked his photographic style & his ability to capture numerous very natural images at the weddings he has photographed. We the met with Benji & instantly felt very relaxed with him & very impressed with the service that he offered for the price that he charged. With Benji, we really felt that he was giving us as much as he possibly for a very reasonable price rather than feeling that we were paying a fortune & not getting very much. In conclusion, we definitely made the right decision & would recomend Benji to friends & family without hesitation. He thoroughly deserves this award!”

“Reputation”

“He understood our aspirations, gave us confidence in his ability and we loved his approach and talent.”

“...because his innovative, creative and modern style was exaxctly what we were after. We studied his excellent portfolio on the website and compared him with many others. He had the approach we wanted....his photographs were natural and unforced.”

“In his photos people are always smiling and we loved that.”

“See the comments above. His price was fair, and we felt in extremely good hands on the day.”

“Essentially his professionalism and respectful manor was leaps and bounds above his competition. Before the day we confident that he could deliver. His pre wedding recce and meeting in addition to the initial consultation demonstrated to us that he took us and the appointment seriously!.”

“He was recommended to us and as soon as we met him we knew he understood us and our day”

“Having seen his work, I liked his 'natural' approach to capturing a wedding day. We didn't want lots of formal shots and we just wanted to capture the day as it unfolded - he achieved this perfectly.”

“Benji came very highly recommended from another well -regarded photographer. Having looked at his other photos and met him, we didn't hesitate to book him. He is also exceptional value and flew all the way to France for our three day celebration - he really was willing to go the extra mile for us.”

“Recommendations by other photographers”

“I loved his work - we were doing things slightly differently in terms of the location of the wedding (an old music hall) and what we wanted out of the day. Benji judging by his previous work was able to deliver by just looking at the way he took photos in a novel and new way. His style was fresh and slightly rock n roll which is what we wanted. He can also capture shots in a traditional and classic way also though. The mix was electric and perfect for what we wanted. Benji judging by his book had also handled some very big weddings - it gave us confidence that he was very able at managing large crowds of people and moving them into position etc.”

“We liked his work, he came recommended and, most importantly, he made the time to come and meet with us. We had a coffee and got to know him - we soon realised that we were on the same wave length and had the utmost faith that he would do a good job. The fact that his pricing is reasonable was a bonus. We were not disappointed.”

“we really likedhim and his photography”

“He photographed a firend's wedding & after seeing the finished product I just knew that I wanted him take the pictures on my big day.”

“He seemed like a man we could work with, and who took great photos, and so it proved...”

“We were recommended Benji from another photographer and as soon as we saw his website we loved his style.”

“As described above.”