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    Hello - My name is Ben and I'm the photographer & owner behind Touch Photography (see random pic). Here you can find my latest wedding photography shoots & pre-shoots and occasionally some personal photos or interesting commercial shoots; with the odd random thought, insight or anything else that may tickle my fancy.

    Please also view my PORTFOLIO website. (esp if it's your first visit here?)

    So whether you’re recently engaged, past client, friend, fellow photographer or simply just browsing that big wonderful web – then thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!

    Thanks Ben x

The RMW – Editorial Campaign Shoot

You’ve probably already seen all the gorgeousness over at Rock My Wedding today!?….. but for those of you who haven’t, then might I suggest you get your booty over their quick sharp to have a look at all the yummy styling, plus they’ve got  make-up tutorials & stationary guides coming your way soon too… I promise it’s worth it – oh and they’re all a really lovely & helpful bunch too:)   ……so go on take a butchers at RMW now!

I suppose… I’m mostly, what you would describe as a ‘people’ photographer… whether that be for wedding photography, fashion, beauty, portraits, PR or events,  as much as I can shoot ‘still life’ it’s not exactly what I mainly get hired for… I shoot people, illustrate a story or a look / feel. So I will show you the images where lighting the subject (the model) properly was paramount… and I suppose the end product as far as my preference is concerned.

The brief was… Hippie / Gypsy /  Boho / 70’s  ……Charlotte (blog queen of Rock My Wedding) already had a good idea of the styling & look she wanted, which is great when working with any art / styling director, so together (along with the team) we made it happen:)

I’ve also included a few extra b&w’s versions….. so you can see how it further adds a different feel & look to the images too.

Thanks to everyone involved on the shoot – you were all fab and I can highly recommend any of them if you’re perhaps looking for a… make-up artists, hairdresser, florist, cake-baker or even perhaps a cute vintage caravan etc.

MUA – Kylie McMichael
Hairdresser – Lucy Spary
Florist – Lilly & May
Cakes – Buttercream & Dreams
Caravan – Florence

And of course the lovely Rock My Wedding team… Charlotte, Adam, Lolly & Lauren:)…thanks for letting me be a part of it – big love to you guys xx

  • Dan and Melissa01/07/2013 - 17:34

    Beautiful shoot! Lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • Cam Grove25/08/2013 - 14:25

    Beautiful location, beautiful girl – hard day’s work?ReplyCancel

  • Delia McDonagh01/12/2013 - 22:40

    Stunning images. The light is just perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly20/01/2014 - 20:58

    Taking pictures can be such a pleasure when a day is as beautiful as that. With a model as good as that.ReplyCancel

  • Paul Keppel06/02/2014 - 15:55

    Such beautiful light in these photos, great use of back lighting with lovely soft editing. I can wait for a few days of sun!ReplyCancel

Sunshine & Smiles in the City of London

This fab wedding pre-shoot of Emma & Ben took place one rather early Sunny April Sunday morning. We decided upon the square mile in the City of London.

Emma & Ben were great, started out a little nervous… but that soon faded away as we spent an enjoyable Sunday morning exploring the city.

Having shot numerous times in the city… I always find it rather tranquil & peaceful to shoot on the weekends. You can wonder through all the back alleys and streets pretty much on your own unperturbed . What’s equally great about shooting in the city of London is that you always find  new & interesting perspectives, of course the light  (dependent on the time of day & the seasons)  is always going to be different etc… which makes all that more wonderful. I just love exploring and finding new & interesting scenes and that contrast between the old & new… the old cobbled streets & original shop fronts set against the new striking lines of the ever expanding sky scrappers, like the Gherkin & Tower 42 (aka – Natwest Tower).

So as you can see, we were certainly blessed with plenty of sunshine…… Oh and plenty of laughs & smiles too:)

x

  • Rob10/12/2013 - 22:59

    This is great. I love how you use the cityscape in these images!ReplyCancel