Wedding Photographer Kent Benjamin Toms Photography shoots a wedding at Kinnaird House, United Kingdom
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Tell us a little about yourself??Iâ€™m a photographer based in Kent and feel very blessed to do a job I love so much. I love cycling and canâ€™t wait for this rain to end so I can get back out on my bike.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?Loyal, honest, organized and creative
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?The day started early with the guys and a clay pigeon shoot, before heading to Bryonyâ€™s mumâ€™s house for the bridal preparations. The ceremony was held at the beautiful Dunkeld Cathedral before heading to the reception at Kinnaird House. The evenings entertainment was fantastic and was certainly the most fun Iâ€™ve had capturing a wedding.
How did you get into wedding photography?I was working in sales and on a particularly quiet day made the decision to follow my dream to create a career out of my passion for photography.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?For 5 years now.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?Just being myself and taking great care of my clients.Money has been wasted on some of my marketing decisions.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?Most importantly is to go for a photographer whose work you fall in love with. As with most things in life you tend to get what you pay for.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?Doing a good job on the day is essential most of my work has come from referrals.
Why do you think people hire you?Because they love my photography and Iâ€™m an easy person to get along with.
How many weddings do you average per year?Around 25
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Anyone who loves my photography.
If James Dean and Marilyn Monroe had ever got married that would have been a cool wedding.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?Iâ€™ve traveled extensively so I guess somewhere Iâ€™ve not been before so Bhutan.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?I shoot with the top of the range Nikon gear.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?I shoot in a photo journalistic style
Who or what inspires you?I follow a select few photographers whose work I admire and look to for inspiration. Iâ€™m always wanting to better my previous work.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?Best good SEO practices, worst magazine advertising.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?An architect.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?Just encapsulates how much fun everyone had on the day.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?To become a father.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Being true to yourself and shooting from the heart.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?I love the work of Anna Kuberberg especially her photos of dogs.
I have a black Labrador call Byron and love him to bitâ€™s I think heâ€™s sick of me taking his photo.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Every time I get an amazing testimonial from my clients.
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