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Documentary Wedding Photographer Bedfordshire: My Approach

Hey there, thanks for coming to check out my work. I’m Ben Taylor, a professional wedding photographer born and raised in Bedford, Bedfordshire. With an unobtrusive approach to weddings and portraits, I document beautiful moments as they unfold. I want you to feel completely relaxed so you can enjoy your wedding knowing I’m working away in the background capturing the complete story of your day, from the small details to the huge moments, and that’s why my packages include a second photographer, my partner Kim. The best way to get a feel for my style of photography is to take a look at my weddings or portraits, whilst you can request a tailored wedding photography pricing brochure. You should be able to find everything you need on my website, but if you do have any questions please send me a message. I’d love to hear from you.

Weddings

As a documentary wedding photographer in Bedford, I capture beautiful photographs that tell the complete the story of your special day. You can get a feel for my style of photography by checking out some of my recent wedding albums.

Portraits

I love photographing people, so whether you need a new studio headshot for your website’s ‘about’ page, professional shots for your modelling agency or fancy a fun outdoor shoot with the family, I’d be honoured to assist.

Book Me

Book Me

If you would like to check in to see if I’m available for your big day, or want to plan a sit down chat with me over a cup of coffee please do not hesitate to send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can, typically within 24 hours.

Popular Photography Services…

Understanding what makes for a good photograph is one thing, but knowing how to capture that shot and edit it to perfection is another. That’s exactly what I strive to do, so when you book me you’re not just getting my time spent with you outdoors or in the studio, you’re getting someone who takes the time to go away and process your images meticulously. I specialise in weddings, events and portraiture photography because I love photographing people. Most of my photography will naturally take place outdoors, but I do have a moderate-sized home studio should you require professional headshots. I provide my photography services in Bedford, Bedfordshire but also work further afield and I’m very happy to travel. Once again, thank you for taking a look at my work. Here are some of my photography services in more detail:

  • Wedding

    A wedding day is the ultimate occasion for natural and honest photography and that’s what I’m all about. I know that by blending into the background I will capture images that tell the story of your beautiful day in a timeless manner. Learn more about my wedding photography approach here.

  • Portrait

    Selfies are all the rage right now but nothing comes close to a professional shoot. Whether you want a group family photograph to hang on the wall, a selection of stunning shots for your scrapbook or a private shoot in my home studio, I’d be happy to help. Every portrait session with me includes professional retouching so there will be absolutely no shiny foreheads, bland backgrounds or spots!

  • Events

    My documentary approach to photography is perfect for events in and around Bedfordshire. Whether it be a christening, birthday party, works do, ball, gig, charity event or graduation, I’ll tell the story through a series of stunning, professionally processed photographs.

  • Engagement

    Personally, I love engagement shoots. Whether you’re planning on getting married in several months, a year or three, I’d love to give you a taste of my photography style with an engagement shoot. I know plenty of picturesque areas too if you’re stuck for ideas.

My Availability & Pricing

As a documentary wedding photographer in Bedfordshire, the best way to see if I’m available for you big day is to send me a message using the contact form or the live chat feature on the bottom right hand side of your screen. Most of my photography bookings are made many months in advance, so if you’ve got your eyes on a date further down the line, let me know and I may be able to get you booked in.

Every wedding I photograph in Bedfordshire or any other location in the UK is entirely unique. This is exactly why I provide bespoke packages and prices that take your unique requirements into account. As with all of my plans, I don’t just consider the time I spend photographing the wedding or event, I also factor in the time I spend processing the images to perfection. Any meet-ups or chats before or after the wedding are completely free. I want to tell the complete story of your day, and more! So if you have some rings being engraved in a few weeks, I can be there to capture that story, whilst I’m happy to attend dress and suit fitting session when possible too. I know these moments do not take place on the day itself, but it’s all part of your special story. If you fancy meeting up for a coffee to discuss your upcoming wedding, simply send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

A little bit about me…

I’ve always loved taking photographs. I have ever since my parents gave me my Instant Polaroid camera, but nothing gives me a greater buzz than shooting a couple’s big day. With my partner Kim as my second shooter, I take on a documentary style to capture natural, honest photographs of your wedding as it unfolds, and I’m certainly not the type to ask you to “say cheese” or “wave your jazz hands”.

Some reasons why you may want to consider me:

  • Awkward poses are just not for me, I probably dislike them as much as you do.
  • I may have red hair but I’ll be sure to blend into the background as much as I possibly can.
  • Editing is in my nature so I’ll always take the time to professionally process the images I capture.

  • For me, great photography is often about being organised, flexible and full of energy from start to finish.
  • I honestly do go above and beyond for my clients. If you’d like me to capture the moment your rings are engraved, or the moment you try on your dress or suit for the first time, I want to be there.

Wedding Photography Steps

Fancy a chat?

See if I'm available for your big day.

Get in touch

If you like my work and want to learn more about me, simply send me a message here.

Secure your date

Book me in for your big day.

Lock me down for your big day

A small deposit of £150 is required to book me for your big day, whilst the final payment is due 1 month before the wedding.

Let's get planning

Creating a moodboard of ideas for your album.

It starts with a 'shotlist'

It’s always beneficial to go through the shotlist during the early stages and it ensures you can relax and enjoy the day as I take/tick off those shots that you’ve longed for.

My Photographic Style for Weddings & Events

Special moments are much more emotional, memorable and powerful when they’re natural and honest, and that’s why my photographic style is unobtrusive. I don’t want you to glance down at your wedding photographs in 10 or 20 years time to recollect nothing but a series of cheesy poses, I want you to look at a stunning set of photographs that convey genuine emotion.

Of course, there are certain shots that need to be captured throughout the course of the day, and a little direction on my part can help produce images full of emotion and atmosphere. I admit I’m most comfortable taking more laid back, reportage style photographs, but during my early years, I was quick to learn that memorable moments don’t always unfold naturally, and there are times throughout the day when it’s appropriate to make suggestions on positioning, location and movement. As a professional wedding photographer in Bedfordshire, I also cover Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, whilst I always have a second shooter with me (usually my partner Kim), and it means when you’re smiling directly into one camera; the second camera is capturing the same moment from a more natural, candid angle.

You can now also find me in the Directory of Bedford Wedding Photographers.

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