Hello I'm Benjamin. I live in France, near Paris, but work everywhere. I'm married and father of 2 young teenagers.
I love weddings, I love brides and grooms. More than photography maybe. One of my friend has invented a word for me : "mariageophile", a french neologism that means literally crazy about weddings. I love weddings, but I hate clichés and I try sometime to be disrespectful about those clichés. You don't want that classic portrait front of flowers, the hands with rings close up ? Great, I don't make these kind on things. The only thing that matters is telling you your story in a contemporary manner, highlighting great and little moments that make your wedding unique. I try to shot wedding like I would do for street photography : I'm waiting for the good moment, the good light, the good composition.
I only shot weddings, 30-35 per year. I just shoot my 100th wedding in september 2014.
Remember : Beautiful persons make beautiful stories !
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Benjamin. The following awards have been earned by Benjamin from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Nice mood at the reception with the lightning ambiance.
This is a great moment of boys being boys as they slap each other while an adult tries to move and ignore their bad behavior. It’s a classic kid photo. The photographer uses the right shutter speed to stop the action and capture their expression.
I enjoy how this photo uses depth of field and a silhouette to lead our eyes directly to the subject through an almost perfect rule of thirds and some excellent use of leading lines as entry. But, as late night commercials say, “But wait! There’s more!” The second layer of this image mirrors the action of a hand raised to apply makeup. Finally, it was enjoyable seeing the soft “natural” shapes of the three women that gain emphasis when juxtaposed with everything else in the room - all hard-edged geometric lines.
Touching moment where the bride is being consoled with beautiful soft window light. It’s a sweet slice of life behind the scenes where the photographer is unobtrusive and able to record this telling moment before the ceremony. Love the delicate gentle manner as she wipes away a tear as the bride balances a glass of water.
Great job of the photographer for finding these guys shooting spitballs at the reception.
I appreciate that this photographer was watching the action on the periphery of a wedding dinner…and was able to get this photograph of mischievous children up to their antics. It combines conventional formality with the frivolity of child’s play - children who apparently were not thinking of the consequences that may ensue after their actions were captured by a camera.
This was judged in the top because it is just a terrific moment. Good lensing and well-executed.
Like the angle of this shot, gives a difference perspective.
I've seen a lot of DJ's at weddings but never at this angle, directly above. It is a refreshing view that reminds us of the dizzy myriad of elements that must come together for a wedding. The DJ's life is reduced to a plateau of switches and knobs that seemingly throb for attention. Which dial, which switch, which button should I turn next? It's an insular world much like that of a photographer. In this case, both DJ and photographer apparently know their "stuff" because he has the dance floor enthralled in sync with a photographer enthralling us all with a decidedly delightful viewpoint.