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Ben Pollard

Ben Pollard

Contact Ben Pollard







I love to shoot weddings. I call myself a documentary wedding photographer; one that loves to take images that are quirky, alternative and fun. I like making photographs that capture the laughter, tenderness, colour and great moments in our lives. It's difficult to believe in the phrase "unobtrusive wedding photography" as anyone with a professional camera taking photographs is going to get noticed at a wedding. My philosophy is focused on getting great images, and that sometimes means being close to people in order to document emotions, and transpose the love that people feel for one another into my photography. However, despite my presence being a little obvious to start with, people soon relax and just enjoy the day. I would far rather this than be stood at the back of a room with a huge telephoto lens looking like a sniper! 
 
Outside of my work, I enjoy the company of my two Jack Russell terriers Barney and Holly who affectionately call "Pork Pie" and "Pickle". I have a wonderful baby boy Called Rupert and a loving partner called Helen who keeps my feet on the ground and cooks amazing meals.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Based in Derby, Derbyshire. I will travel anywhere in the UK to cover a wedding, and will travel abroad if required. Mileage charges apply after the first 50 miles

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I have been a photographer for over 20 years. I have now covered approximately 200 weddings in the last 5 years

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Documentary, with some time spend covering couple portraits.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

£1400

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I mostly meet clients locally at coffee houses or bars. Skype chats area great alternative for those that are further afield.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

BTEC ND, City and Guilds, and A Level in photography as well as years working under my father.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I tell really bad dad jokes :-) 
Knock knock. 
Who's there? 
Needap. 
Needap who?....

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2 Recent Couples

Jingjing + Nick
JINGJING + NICK
August 20, 2016
Chloe + Matthew
CHLOE + MATTHEW
July 23, 2016