Ben is an outstanding photographer who captured our wedding day beautifully. He photographed very special moments between the two of us and time shared with the rest of our friends and family. Ben was discrete and professional, he made us feel at ease throughout the day. The pre-wedding shoot was definitely worth taking up as it helped us to get used to being in front of the camera before the ‘big day’. We couldn’t recommend Ben enough!
Ben’s a great guy and we’re totally chuffed we went with him. We were worried about low lighting at the venue but he’s given us a fantastic selection and all of the photos look completely natural. It’s hard to get flash photography right. Furthermore he did an excellent job of organising and making things happen for us which was very much appreciated, taking into account timings for dinner etc that we weren’t thinking about. He put us both at ease. We both fully recommend Ben.
Ben did a fantastic job of our wedding! It was so much fun having him and Becky around! They were both great! I was nervous about having people around when I was getting ready but I really needn’t have been. He put us all at ease and it was great fun having them both there! We are so happy with all of the photos, as it was a winter wedding in a castle the lighting was very low which we were a little concerned about but Ben has nailed it. All of the photos look amazing, everyone is so relaxed and he has captured the whole day perfectly! We can’t recommend him enough!
Nick and I would like to thank you for your wonderful photos of Tasha and Dan’s wedding at Leeds Castle just before Christmas.
They are truly beautiful and really capture the happiness of everyone, especially the bride and groom! It was a magical day and your pictures show that completely!
You were so professional and discrete, we were all able to just enjoy the party and we weren’t really aware of the camera!
The photos have been much admired by all.
Our other daughter Jessica is getting married in Spring 2017 and we would love you to do her wedding photos as well.
Ben is an extremely professional and easygoing photographer who took natural photos and was documenting “the moment” without unnecessary stress and unnatural poses. On the day it felt like Ben was just gliding through the house and around us to capture the best shots. And the best part of it was a walk after the ceremony around Sandwich, Kent taking random shots with nice backgrounds. Needless to say that we love our photos and we had a lot of fun having the shots done by Ben. Many thanks Ben!! Highly recommended.
We organised our wedding in 6 weeks and were so lucky that Ben was available to capture the day. The pictures are fantastic, all the guests commented on how friendly you were, and how wonderful the photos are. Thank you very much; we would absolutely recommend your services!!
We can’t recommend Ben highly enough. Not only did he capture beautiful photos of our special day, he also made us feel at ease and incredibly comfortable whilst taking them. Ben’s photos captured both great natural shots and also all the key moments. He was friendly, charming, patient and more importantly took fantastic pictures. Thank you for doing such a great job Ben
Matthew & Yasmil
We just looked through our wedding photographs for the first time and they are fabulous. They made me smile, laugh and even have a little tear in my eye. Ben did an amazing job at capturing those little moments that have great memories.
On the big day Ben was so relaxed which meant me and Luke (and our guests!) felt very natural with him, I think this really shows in the photos. Ben really took the time to find out what we wanted and when the sun was a bit shy on the day he put a lot of effort in to finding the best light to get the ‘money shots’!!
Choosing a photographer was the thing I agonised over most during the planning but I couldn’t be happier with the choice and can’t recommend him enough!
Ben is so excellent that I’m going to rant about him in sections:
First of all, Ben is a kind and friendly man to work with. It was a pleasure to meet with him before the wedding. He made a true effort to build a rapport, knowing I am generally camera-shy. He was cheerful and relaxed on the day of the wedding, and has a sense of humour, making my family and guests laugh in earnest before he took a photograph and adding a real sense of levity when I was nervous. He also made a point of coming to say goodbye to me at the end of the evening and tell me that he’d had fun.
As far as his approach to planning is concerned, we were equally impressed. If you have Ben photograph your wedding he will send you an online form to fill in giving every detail of the structure of your day and the photographs you would like or the particular needs you have. He liaises with everyone involved in your venue planning and has backup numbers from your groom’s and bridal parties. He kept everything in his head on the day. His website is absolutely accurate: he is entirely unobtrusive, a fantastic documentary photographer. He was always on time throughout the day and very generous with that time. When our photographs were ready he sent us a taster, a full gallery upload and a beautifully presented USB with two photograph formats and sizes.
Ben’s skill as a photographer is the icing on the cake though. As an enthusiastic photographer I’m picky to say the least. I was utterly delighted. He knows his equipment, he captures light like a dream, he finds fun, romance and emotion in equal measure. His classic shots are beautifully constructed but our favorite photographs are those where he has waited until my husband or family showed the real side of our relationships. He paid constant attention to our guests too, which they loved. He has true creativity, impressing everyone with his shot ideas and choices of angle during the day. He is very experienced at what he does and managed the group and our timings with real sensitivity. He also took time to capture details from our wedding, to the delight of our other suppliers.
We are so happy with our photographs, showing them to our guests was such a happy moment and the reaction has been just the same as mine. I need to add him as a Face book friend so he can read their comments.
Thank you Ben. A wonderful job in every respect.
Hi Ben Thank you so much for capturing every aspect of our special day, we are thrilled with the pictures and particularly love all the fine details and natural shots that are so special to us, a pleasure to work with and take direction from whilst being discrete at all times. A day that thanks to our albums we will never forget! Love Carly & Alfie x
Ben, you made both of us and the rest of our guests feel so at ease. The pre-shoot and wedding day shoot were such a good laugh, not expected in the slightest. We’ve had so many compliments on the fantastic photos too. See you in 10yrs?
We were thrilled when Ben was able to travel to Santorini to capture our wedding on this beautiful Greek island.
We knew from our pre wedding shoot that we had picked the right photographer when Ben had us running around the tiny streets of Oia at sunset, climbing up old stone buildings, all to capture the perfect image with the best possible light.
Our wedding day was a relaxed day with a small group of friends and family. Ben made everyone feel comfortable and therefore was able to capture some truly amazing photos that we will cherish forever.
We couldn’t recommend Ben enough as a professional wedding photographer whether you are getting married at home or abroad.
We had an amazing wedding day with an amazing photographer, thanks Benjamin for capturing the memories of our very special day!
Ben, you are a genius, just stunning photos am amazed! I had no idea I could look like that; you really have captured the moments. We were back in the room. To top it all to our first song! Just perfect we all had a tear.
Ben was brilliant from start to finish. I was unsure about having a photographer there when I got ready, but he made me feel so relaxed and it truly was like having another member of the family with us all day. He got “us” straight away and was a joy to have with us all day. So many of our guests commented on how charming and friendly he was and, although, he captured every moment we didn’t feel at all “posed” or uncomfortable. We really can’t rate Ben highly enough. Thank you, Ben, for making our perfect day last forever with your photos x
We are so happy to have had Ben as our wedding photographer and we highly recommend him. Everything was very easy with him! We had to arrange things from another country but that was never an issue. Ben is very professional and he made us feel really comfortable on the day. The photos are absolutely amazing and we are very proud of them (friends and family are very impressed). It was great that Ben could be there all day and capture all the different parts of the wedding as we can now look back and remember it all quite clearly, from its best side! Thank you Ben!
Thanks for sending the images through we both love them. They not only capture all our memories of the day but also enable us to remember the day from an additional perspective. You have taken lots of beautiful shots of so many of our guests in a variety of settings which makes the images special rather than repetitive. We will of course endorse your work on your website and share our feedback but we just wanted to personally thank you for your hard work, skills and creativity. We have really enjoyed the process and it’s been a pleasure to work with you.
Having met Ben at 3 other weddings, it was a complete no-brainer to ask him to photograph ours in May. Our pre-wed shoot was brilliant as Ben guided us gently into the intense snapping, but kept us novices at complete ease the whole time. And then on the actual wedding day, it was so refreshing to have a friendly face taking all our photos. He and Emma (lovely assistant) had a very long day but were smiling, discreet, and super professional all day, staying right to the very end. Ben was very clever to whisk us away at opportune moments to maximise the light, and take imaginative pictures, and he always managed to be in the right place at the right time to capture the funniest, cutest, most memorable moments. I could go on for ages! I would thoroughly recommend Ben to capture any special occasion; he is clearly a talented man.
Ben made us feel immediately comfortable in front of the camera, even my photo-phobe husband! From our lovely pre-wedding shoot to the big day itself, he was friendly, relaxed and fitted in brilliantly. Thank you so much Ben for all the time and effort you put in – we’d be happy to recommend you to anyone. Jess and James xxx
We had the most amazing day that was everything we hoped it would be and more. Ben was amazing, capturing all the key moments without us really noticing he was there. I think I only noticed him about 5 times during the entire day (obviously once we left my parents house!) One of the things that we liked about the package Ben offered was that there was no time limit – we wanted someone who would stay and capture some of the party as well, and we have some wonderful pictures of the entire day. We are so pleased with our photographs and all our friends have commented on how good they are; one has even enquired about booking Ben for another event! Thank you so much!
Choosing our photographer was one of the hardest decisions we had to make about our wedding. We trawled through photos for weeks and weeks and met several photographers while agonising over whom to pick. If I am honest we were still a little worried that we had made the right choice right up until we met Ben at our pre wed shoot… but we really needn’t have because Ben is an absolute STAR! The pre wed shoot was a brilliant way to get to know each other, get used to having our photos taken and we got some amazing photos which used on our wedding day.
On the day itself Ben was an absolute pleasure to have around or not even know he was around! He has this special ability to blend into the background, yet take control as needed (i.e. group shots) and worked tirelessly all day and night to capture all the little details of our day. One of the brilliant things about Ben is that he enjoys the evening party of the wedding and unlike most photographers he stayed right until the end to capture everything, right down to boarding our route master bus home with us!
One of the things we loved about Ben’s photos was the amount of colour and warmth he seems to generate and despite the sun not shining on our wedding day we were not disappointed. We wanted our wedding to be bright, bold and colourful and Ben has captured this perfectly. The photos capture moments and reactions from the day, which we will never be able to recreate and for this we are truly thankful. We cannot recommend Ben highly enough and will treasure our photos forever.
We are so glad we chose Ben to do our wedding photography and 100% recommend him. We love how he captured shots naturally that were not unnaturally posed and did not get in the way of people just being themselves and having fun. The perfect mix of fun, classy and unique. We LOVE our pics. Thanks a lot.
I think you’re incredibly talented and were wonderful on the day, as well as the pictures being absolutely stunning.
An amazing AMAZING photographer who is the first person I trusted to take pictures of me in years and I loved them! Thank god because the second time was my wedding day! I have recommended Ben to friends and he’s shot their wedding too and we happily reminisce what a fab job and wonderful person he is! Can’t recommend Ben highly enough or gush quite enough so hopefully this all comes across!
A fantastic day and all my guests said how fab you were, always taking pics but never annoying or intrusive, can’t wait to see the results, thank you Ben, it’s was amazing to have you with us on our special day xx
Ben thank you for shooting our day, which exceeded all of our expectations! You were the consummate professional, made us feel at ease and really captured the moments that would have otherwise only lived in our memories! All the best from all of us for a bright and successful future.
We would highly recommend Benjamin Toms Photography to anyone looking for an amazing and very talented photographer. We couldn’t have been happier with our photos. They tell a story about the day and you really feel like you’re there all over again. We have lots of beautiful poses with our family but what we really loved about Ben’s is his eye for catching an amazing moment that maybe we didn’t even see that day. His creativity and passion for what he does shines through in all of his photos. Not only does Ben deliver amazing photos but he is absolutely wonderful to work with. We felt so comfortable with Ben that it was very easy to relax and just have fun. An exceptional talent at a very reasonable price
John and Stephanie Appleby
Book Ben and you can stop worrying about the photos, he has an amazing way of getting the most beautiful images without imposing on the day. He’s calm, considerate and will not disappoint.
Rob and I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your fantastic photography on our wedding day. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the photos and have had countless comments from our guests to say they were stunning and captured the day perfectly. Your professionalism and personable approach was much appreciated and we really felt at ease with you on the day itself. Thank you again for your excellent work and we would recommend your services without hesitation!!
Just received the photos today. Thank you SO much, they are genuinely beautiful! You know you have a good photographer when you are struggling to make a choice from over 500 photos! I would recommend you to anyone needing a photographer, not just because of your skill with the camera, but you are genuinely a lovely Guy and made us feel like your friends. Will give you a shout when we have baby Number 4.
Hi Ben, I wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for being a total star at our wedding. We can’t wait to see the photos. Until you get married you don’t realise quite how big a role your photographer plays on the day – with you from the start if the day, witnessing all the key moments, helping keep me on time, helping spot the flowers, finding a quiet moment in the sun for us – you went above and beyond, staying when we overran (by an hour?!?) and with a lovely unobtrusive nature. I’d recommend you to any couple looking for the perfect, relaxed yet helpful, full of ideas yet unobtrusive photographer. Thank you!
“As a bridal makeup artist I meet different photographers every day but Ben is my favourite to work with. His photography style is documentary so he’s behind the scenes capturing the bridal party preparations and the rest of the day as they happen without ever being intrusive. I love to be able to see my brides photos after I have played my part, so its great to see them up on Ben’s blog. I especially love his close up beauty shots of my work in action!”
“If you’re looking for a professional yet unobtrusive wedding photographer, Ben is your man – he has a natural flare for photography, and from the moment you meet him he will put you at ease. We loved having Ben with us on our day – his presence was so natural, and he is the perfect gent. However, the proof they say is in the pudding, and wasn’t the pudding awesome – Ben captured our day in so many beautiful ways, he has an invaluable gift for capturing moments that shouldn’t be underestimated”
“We could not recommend Ben enough! From the initial meeting,to our pre-wedding shoot to our big day,he was nothing but helpful,friendly and provided a fantastic service. As a couple who really don’t enjoy our photos being taken,he made us feel completely comfortable and on our wedding day seemed to capture every small moment without us even realising! If you want one less thing to worry about on your wedding day,then Ben is your man! Thank you for the epic photos!”
“Looking back on the photos from our wedding brings a tear to my eye. They tell the story of the day so perfectly and so beautifully. Ben was fantastic and captured every moment so that we would never forget it. Thank you so much! Laura and Pete.”
“Thank you so much for making us all feel so relaxed, Jamie was a great addition to the day and all our guests commented on how they enjoyed your company! xx hugely & highly recommended x
Our wedding day was an absolute dream come true, it was everything we ever wanted. And thank you to Ben our amazing photographer we always have those memories to look at and treasured. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer person to capture our special day, everything was perfect. So thank you so much Ben and Bob for our beautiful photos and memories. Love from Richard and Emily Mills.
“We are really glad we chose Ben to be our wedding photographer. Not being the most comfortable couple in front of the camera, Ben really put us at ease on our pre wedding shot making us feel more relaxed in front of the lens in readiness for our big day! We are so happy with all our wedding photographs; Ben captured some magical moments of our guests and us and also a few funny moments that we will always treasure. Thank you so much Ben.”
“We had such a wonderful wedding, fun and relaxed, everything went so smoothly and you were a big part of that. Your suggestion to have a pre-wedding shoot was very well judged and it meant that, as well as ourselves, our boys were completely relaxed (perhaps even over familiar?) with you and having their photos taken. The thing I felt particularly confident about was that you would capture us as a family, which was really important to us. Many of our guests commented, after seeing the photos, that they hadn’t noticed you being present during parts of the day but that you had captured moments perfectly, without them realizing. Finally, we are delighted with our photos and would highly recommend you to any couple or family. We’ve got memories and photos that we’ll treasure forever. Thanks Ben.”
“After seeing Ben’s album lying on the coffee table when viewing our venue and then having him recommended to us by a friend made us think it was meant to be and we were thrilled to have been lucky enough to book Ben to capture such beautiful moments on our wedding day. From our first conversation on the phone to the very end of our special day, Ben couldn’t have been more professional and yet so relaxed and friendly, it was as if we had known him for years. I felt comfortable throughout the day and thoroughly enjoyed working with Ben and will honestly recommend him to anyone who asks. We love all of the photos, I have lost count of how many times I have looked through them and every time they make me smile. Thank you Ben!”
‘Ben made our wedding day incredibly special, along with capturing all the fantastic moments, he arrived early and did not leave until he was satisfied he did the best job he could for us. Ben has a great manner as a photographer, being both professional and easy going, and he really listened to what we wanted. We loved the pre-wedding shoot, Ben makes such an effort to make the overall experience one to remember. Thanks Ben!’
“We chose Ben after attending another wedding that he shot. I believe my exact words to him were “we want you to shoot our wedding as you don’t make me look like a monster”. The best recommendation I can give is that we don’t really remember him being there at the ceremony or the reception, he has an ability to become invisible that creates great natural photographs. That said his wedding experience was invaluable to both me and my wife as we got ready with calming words and little bits of help we didn’t know we needed.”
“We really loved Ben and his work and the photos from our wedding are something we utterly treasure and will do for years to come. Ben totally got what we wanted from the first meeting and captured us in the pre-shoot and also delivered an amazing set of pictures of such a wonderfully happy day.”
“Ben, you really outdid yourself! We are so pleased with the photos they look amazing and the hard work you put into the day really shows, especially given the 30 plus degree heat! It really was so lovely looking through all the photos it was like reliving the day all over again – you captured the day brilliantly and we can’t thank you enough for our gorgeous memories… Thank you! X”
“In spite of a very rainy wedding day we ended up with so many wonderful photographs from you. The picture of us amongst the bluebells is just perfect. Thank you for making us feel so relaxed on the day and capturing those special moments. x”
“We had a wonderful day and you captured it all perfectly. Whilst we will always have the memories, the photos you took are a wonderful reminder of the day and something we will cherish. Thank you!”
“Like most couples we were a little nervous about finding the right photographer for our wedding, but as soon as we came across Ben at Lypmne Castles’ Wedding Fayre, we knew he was who we wanted to capture our big day. All of his work on the day picked up on the joy of the occasion, and he managed to take pictures without intruding or forcing the awkward photos you normally have at weddings! The few formal shots we asked for were done efficiently and came out brilliantly – and even better, were often followed by another wonderful picture as everyone moved out of the group pose. Ben captured the mood of the day and the characters of our guests perfectly, and friends, as well as all our families, and we couldn’t be happier with our wonderful wedding photos. We are quite simply thrilled with his work and would recommend Ben time and time again.”