Ben is my best friend, my soul mate, my annoying Welshie, my greatest hugger, my cook, my maker of random pieces of furniture, my supplier of useless trivia, my muse… and he’s the kindest, most giving person I’ve ever met. Over the past two years he’s gradually become a huge part of my business. So much so, that it really isn’t just my business anymore. We’re partners in life and in business. And he does so much more than just taking photos – From designing and making new wedding fayre stands (being a carpenter has it’s perks), driving us back home after 14+ hours shooting while I snooze in the passenger seat, getting light stands set up, carrying grandma’s shoes + ALL our camera gear across a field, climbing an 8ft ladder to rescue a helium balloon, or simply being the supplier of mints for dry mouthed brides and grooms… he’s bloody brilliant, and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves.
Most of our couples book the both of us on their wedding day, so I thought it was about time I introduced him properly both to the business and to all of you.
A while back he popped the following words in Facebook message to me and asked me to share them… so over to Ben:
So I’m Ben, I’m the weird one with the facial hair.
I’ve always loved taking photos, but it’s always been more of a hobby for me. I never really thought I was good enough to be able to take photos for anyone other than myself; and so I kind of fell into this world not so much for my love of photography but for my love of Nikki. You see during wedding season I would be working during the week, and at the weekend Nikki would be off shooting weddings so we never really got to spend much time together.