Ben Chrisman

Ben Chrisman, WPJA's Photographer of the Year in 2007, is a destination wedding photographer based in San Francisco, California. Ben and his wife Erin Chrisman were also recognized as Two of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World by American Photo magazine.

Photographer Ben Chrisman 
Location Charleston in South Carolina, United States
Starting Rates $10500+ (USD) 
Also Serving
Photos 106 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 4 Client Letters
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Ben Chrisman. The following awards have been earned by Ben from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2015 Q4 2nd Place - Symmetry
5th Place - Other Vendors
7th Place - Fluid
16th Place - Mobile Devices
16th Place - Toasting/Speeches
Q3 1st Place - Parents
2nd Place - Details (Found)
2nd Place - Reception
4th Place - Touch
11th Place - Touch
14th Place - Weather
15th Place - Weather
18th Place - Touch
2014 Q4 7th Place - Mirrors (creative use of)
7th Place - Toasting/Speeches
7th Place - Food & Drinks
8th Place - Architecture & Settings
12th Place - Food & Drinks
14th Place - Mirrors (creative use of)
19th Place - Reception
Q2 9th Place - Reception
2013 Q4 1st Place - Toasting/Speeches
1st Place - Humor
10th Place - Toasting/Speeches
11th Place - Getting Ready
11th Place - Toasting/Speeches
12th Place - Getting Ready
13th Place - Transportation
19th Place - Parents
2012 Q4 3rd Place - Ceremony
4th Place - Ceremony
8th Place - Reflections
8th Place - Cake Cutting
11th Place - Bouquet/Garter (Action)
12th Place - Reflections
17th Place - Architecture & Settings
Q3 2nd Place - Food & Drinks
6th Place - Reception
10th Place - Humor
12th Place - Ceremony
16th Place - Humor
Q2 12th Place - Getting Ready
2011 Q4 13th Place - Bouquet/Garter (Action)
Q3 2nd Place - Reception
Q2 5th Place - Silhouettes and Shadows
5th Place - Reception
9th Place - Reception
2010 Q4 1st Place - Creative Portrait
3rd Place - Toasting/Speeches
5th Place - First Dance
6th Place - First Dance
14th Place - Toasting/Speeches
15th Place - Getting Ready
16th Place - Silhouettes, Shadows & Good Light
19th Place - Emotion
2009 Q4 1st Place - Dancing
9th Place - Reception Ambiance
14th Place - Creative Portrait
20th Place - Reception Ambiance
2008 Q4 2nd Place - Other Vendors
3rd Place - Ceremony
6th Place - Ceremony
7th Place - Great Natural Light
8th Place - Reception
10th Place - Emotion
11th Place - Cake Cutting
12th Place - Engagement Portraits
12th Place - Toasting
13th Place - Details (Found)
14th Place - Other Vendors
15th Place - Kids (being kids)
Q1 14th Place - Creative Portraits
20th Place - Reception
2007 Q4 1st Place - Creative Portrait
2nd Place - Rehearsal Dinner
3rd Place - Ceremony
3rd Place - Toasting
3rd Place - First Dance
15th Place - Toasting
Q3 4th Place - Food & Drinks
7th Place - Kids (being kids)
14th Place - Creative Portrait
15th Place - Reception
Q2 2nd Place - Dancing (Action)
6th Place - Reception
7th Place - Kids (being kids)
13th Place - Engagement Portraits
14th Place - Humor
14th Place - Engagement Portraits
19th Place - Engagement Portraits
Q1 2nd Place - Getting Ready
14th Place - Toasting/Speeches
2006 Winter 3rd Place - Creative Portrait
3rd Place - Ceremony
14th Place - Getting Ready
16th Place - Engagement Portraits
Fall 12th Place - Dancing
Summer 4th Place - Engagement Portraits
Spring 1st Place - Creative Portraits
5th Place - Creative Portraits
6th Place - Creative Portraits
2005 Winter 4th Place - Reception
4th Place - Creative Portrait
Fall 1st Place - Getting Ready
1st Place - Musicians & DJs
4th Place - Ceremony

The following letters are from the clients of Ben Chrisman. Click an image to view a larger version.

Betsy  &  Hansen

Betsy & Hansen
Married June 20th, 2009
"Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I've watched our slideshow about 17 times since you posted it yesterday, and have spent at least 10 hours in the online gallery. The amazing thing is, when I watch the slideshow for the 18th time, I know I'll tear up yet again, and laugh yet again...more "

Vicki  &  Jacob

Vicki & Jacob
Married November 24th, 2007
"Our Dearest Ben- It has been said that really great talent is that which finds its happiness in execution. This quote, I think, addresses you completely - your work is nothing short of remarkable, and your love for the camera shines through every photograph. There is no doubt that hiring...more "

Kendra  &  Chris

Kendra & Chris
Married June 9th, 2007
"Ben, Chris and I don't even know where to begin. You are truly the best! Not only was your photography the most incredible thing my family has ever seen, your personality and charm won us all over. You were so helpful throughout the day in so many ways. We will never be able to...more "

Mj  &  Mike

MJ & Mike
Married June 2nd, 2007
"Dearest Ben, We've run out of superlatives to describe your brilliant work. All we can say now, again and always is thanks for the beautiful pictures. Hiring you was definitely the best decision by far about our wedding. Planning for our big day took a completely different course...more "