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Ben Elsass Photography

Cincinnati , OH
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Cincinnati, OH 45227 US (map)

PHONE

773-570-0457
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ABOUT US

First and foremost, congratulations on your engagement! The following months of wedding planning are sure to be an exciting whirlwind of activity. Ben Elsass Photography takes extreme... Read more
First and foremost, congratulations on your engagement! The following months of wedding planning are sure to be an exciting whirlwind of activity. Ben Elsass Photography takes extreme pride in being a part of your wedding day. While I enjoy the responsibility of capturing all the powerful emotions and spontaneous moments of your wedding, I also take our job very seriously. My goal is to create a unique photographic story of your day that you can look back on for years to come.

Building relationships with the couples I work with is one of my favorite, and most important parts of the wedding photography process. The first thing I do with every couple is schedule a consultation (face to face whenever possible). We will grab a coffee (or beer!) and discuss the logistics of your day, the desires you have for your pictures, as well as to address any other questions or concerns you may have. Moving forward from that step, I will be consistently accessible as your day approaches. I will always be at your rehearsal to ensure I know the ground rules of your ceremony site and what to expect on your day. This also allows me to meet with the people who will run your wedding and reception sites, as well as scout and brainstorm creative picture locations in advance! My goal is that by the time your big day arrives, you’ll feel as though you have a friend photographing and documenting your wedding. You’ll know through the relationship that we’ve built, that I will be able to capture those unique and special moments that mean the most to you.

I shoot a limited number of weddings each year and never more then one in a weekend. This is to give every couple the personal attention they deserve. I am currrently based in Cincinnati, but shoot in Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Lexington and Louisville with no travel fees required. I also shoot...anywhere else in the world (I love to travel!). I've shot weddings everywhere from Malibu to Omaha to St. Maarten to Puerto Rico (some additional travel fees may apply). Wedding packages begin at $2600. If you’d like to learn more, give me a call or e-mail and we’ll schedule a consultation! I can be reached at: ben@benelsassphotography.com OR 773.570.0457

-Ben Elsass

( Additionally, we also offer wonderfully unique boudoir photography that can make an amazing gift! See that portfolio at: homebodyphoto.com ) Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date

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Abigail
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
My now husband and I had the pleasure of working with Ben on our engagement photos and the day of our wedding. From our very first meeting with him, we knew he was who we wanted to work with on some of the most important photos of our lives.

Ben has a knack for making his clients feel comfortable with him and with the camera. I would definitely say that at the beginning my husband and I were both camera-shy and awkward but we were actually having fun by the end of the shoots.

As far as Ben's work is concerned, I think his work pretty much speaks for itself. He has an incredible eye and his natural lighting style is simply gorgeous.

I would recommend Ben to any couple looking for an A+ Wedding Photographer.

We are definitely planning to work with him again in the future.
My now husband and I had the pleasure of working with Ben on our engagement photos and the day of our wedding. From our Read more...
My now husband and I had the pleasure of working with Ben on our engagement photos and the day of our wedding. From our very first meeting with him, we knew he was who we wanted to work with on some of the most important photos of our lives.

Ben has a knack for making his clients feel comfortable with him and with the camera. I would definitely say that at the beginning my husband and I were both camera-shy and awkward but we were actually having fun by the end of the shoots.

As far as Ben's work is concerned, I think his work pretty much speaks for itself. He has an incredible eye and his natural lighting style is simply gorgeous.

I would recommend Ben to any couple looking for an A+ Wedding Photographer.

We are definitely planning to work with him again in the future. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben was amazing to work with! A couple of my friend's had used Ben and I knew that when I got married I wanted him to be my photographer. His work is fantastic and he has such a great creative eye, I did not want any one else to photograph our wedding. He is professional and friendly at the same time. He really takes the stress off of the wedding details and reminds you it is your day. Ben made the wedding weekend a breeze and was able to calm down all my craziness. Ben photographed so many amazing shots of our wedding, he made it hard to pick our favorites for our holiday card this year! We could not have been more pleased with Ben and we recommend his services to everyone! Thank you for capturing our wedding day in the most beautiful way! Samantha & Jason
Ben was amazing to work with! A couple of my friend's had used Ben and I knew that when I got married I wanted him to be Read more...
Ben was amazing to work with! A couple of my friend's had used Ben and I knew that when I got married I wanted him to be my photographer. His work is fantastic and he has such a great creative eye, I did not want any one else to photograph our wedding. He is professional and friendly at the same time. He really takes the stress off of the wedding details and reminds you it is your day. Ben made the wedding weekend a breeze and was able to calm down all my craziness. Ben photographed so many amazing shots of our wedding, he made it hard to pick our favorites for our holiday card this year! We could not have been more pleased with Ben and we recommend his services to everyone! Thank you for capturing our wedding day in the most beautiful way! Samantha & Jason Read less
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Private_User733
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We have known Ben for several years after he shot our good friend's wedding (where we met!). There was never a question in our minds that Ben would be the best choice of photographers for our engagement & wedding photos. Ben has an incredible eye for unique and beautiful photos and we could not be happier with our collection! He is incredibly thorough and sure to catch special moments throughout the day, as well as any special photos you may have in mind. He is skilled, professional and most importantly, a joy to work with! I cannot recommend Ben's work highly enough!
We have known Ben for several years after he shot our good friend's wedding (where we met!). There was never a question in Read more...
We have known Ben for several years after he shot our good friend's wedding (where we met!). There was never a question in our minds that Ben would be the best choice of photographers for our engagement & wedding photos. Ben has an incredible eye for unique and beautiful photos and we could not be happier with our collection! He is incredibly thorough and sure to catch special moments throughout the day, as well as any special photos you may have in mind. He is skilled, professional and most importantly, a joy to work with! I cannot recommend Ben's work highly enough! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben is simply the best- 5 stars on all elements. He made my husband and me feel so comfortable and captured our wedding day perfectly. He even made a special day trip outside of Cincinnati to take our engagement photos at my family's lake house. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. We're thrilled with our photos and will cherish the memories he captured forever!
Ben is simply the best- 5 stars on all elements. He made my husband and me feel so comfortable and captured our wedding Read more...
Ben is simply the best- 5 stars on all elements. He made my husband and me feel so comfortable and captured our wedding day perfectly. He even made a special day trip outside of Cincinnati to take our engagement photos at my family's lake house. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. We're thrilled with our photos and will cherish the memories he captured forever! Read less
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Ian
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had a large outdoor wedding at a site Ben hadn't been to before, but you'd never know it was his first shoot there. From the first pre-hiring meetings to the end of the wedding night, Ben kept in touch with us regularly and made sure to ask the right questions to ensure he knew what we wanted. He took the time to scout the location beforehand, so he came with professional-level confidence on the day-of. He asserted himself when needed to corral groups, but blended invisibly into the background to capture more intimate moments. Ben (and his assistant) kept things stress-free and were delightful to hang out with during the downtime. The variable weather made us worry, but we shouldn't have; from bright sun at the engagement shoot to threats of rain at the wedding, Ben handled it all with ease. Ben has a great eye for potential pay-off and is superlatively talented at composing a wide-variety of unique and interesting shots. Even five months later, we're still getting compliments from family and friends gushing over the quality of the pictures. We will treasure them for years to come.

tl;dr Ben = professional, skilled, fun.
My wife and I had a large outdoor wedding at a site Ben hadn't been to before, but you'd never know it was his first shoot Read more...
My wife and I had a large outdoor wedding at a site Ben hadn't been to before, but you'd never know it was his first shoot there. From the first pre-hiring meetings to the end of the wedding night, Ben kept in touch with us regularly and made sure to ask the right questions to ensure he knew what we wanted. He took the time to scout the location beforehand, so he came with professional-level confidence on the day-of. He asserted himself when needed to corral groups, but blended invisibly into the background to capture more intimate moments. Ben (and his assistant) kept things stress-free and were delightful to hang out with during the downtime. The variable weather made us worry, but we shouldn't have; from bright sun at the engagement shoot to threats of rain at the wedding, Ben handled it all with ease. Ben has a great eye for potential pay-off and is superlatively talented at composing a wide-variety of unique and interesting shots. Even five months later, we're still getting compliments from family and friends gushing over the quality of the pictures. We will treasure them for years to come.

tl;dr Ben = professional, skilled, fun. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I booked Ben for my April wedding very early in our engagement, approximately 2 years before my date. Throughout the planning process, Ben was always so responsive and helpful with any questions or concerns we had. Ben went above and beyond our expectations, scouting out shooting locations a few days before our wedding and even checking out the church in advance. Knowing that our church had strict rules on where the photographer could or couldn't stand during the ceremony, he also went WAY out of his way to speak with the church coordinator to negotiate where he could stand to make sure we got the photos that we wanted. He was so fun to be around on our wedding day and was always quick to calm the few nerves that I had! Also, I trusted Ben to decide on locations for our bridal party photos. It was apparent that he knew best when it came to lighting and best locations. This was honestly one of the best decisions that I made, because our photos turned out to be BEAUTIFUL. Our photos completely exceeded our expectations, and given how amazing our engagement photos were I didn't think that was possible! Ben chose places that I never would've even thought of or known about and everything was just perfect. Honestly, if I could go back and plan my wedding over again from scratch, booking Ben is the first thing I would do. Choosing him as your wedding photographer is a decision that you will thank yourself for years from now!
I booked Ben for my April wedding very early in our engagement, approximately 2 years before my date. Throughout the Read more...
I booked Ben for my April wedding very early in our engagement, approximately 2 years before my date. Throughout the planning process, Ben was always so responsive and helpful with any questions or concerns we had. Ben went above and beyond our expectations, scouting out shooting locations a few days before our wedding and even checking out the church in advance. Knowing that our church had strict rules on where the photographer could or couldn't stand during the ceremony, he also went WAY out of his way to speak with the church coordinator to negotiate where he could stand to make sure we got the photos that we wanted. He was so fun to be around on our wedding day and was always quick to calm the few nerves that I had! Also, I trusted Ben to decide on locations for our bridal party photos. It was apparent that he knew best when it came to lighting and best locations. This was honestly one of the best decisions that I made, because our photos turned out to be BEAUTIFUL. Our photos completely exceeded our expectations, and given how amazing our engagement photos were I didn't think that was possible! Ben chose places that I never would've even thought of or known about and everything was just perfect. Honestly, if I could go back and plan my wedding over again from scratch, booking Ben is the first thing I would do. Choosing him as your wedding photographer is a decision that you will thank yourself for years from now! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Hiring Ben was the first decision we made when planning our wedding (even before we had a set date!) and I didn't regret it for a second. After running into the Ben Elsass Photography Booth at a bridal show I was hooked. Ben's style tells the story of your day and isn't just countless stiff, posed photos. We set up a consultation in OTR so my fiancé could meet him and I was so happy that he loved Ben's photos and vibe as much as I did.

I tend to be a little awkward when I know someone is taking my picture so it is really a testament to Ben's work that I love our wedding and engagement pictures and I can see so much of our personalities in them. We have received countless compliments from our friends and family on our pictures and I often joke that I am going to keep Ben on retainer for all future photography purposes. Hiring Ben was the easiest wedding decision we made and definitely one of the best!
Hiring Ben was the first decision we made when planning our wedding (even before we had a set date!) and I didn't regret Read more...
Hiring Ben was the first decision we made when planning our wedding (even before we had a set date!) and I didn't regret it for a second. After running into the Ben Elsass Photography Booth at a bridal show I was hooked. Ben's style tells the story of your day and isn't just countless stiff, posed photos. We set up a consultation in OTR so my fiancé could meet him and I was so happy that he loved Ben's photos and vibe as much as I did.

I tend to be a little awkward when I know someone is taking my picture so it is really a testament to Ben's work that I love our wedding and engagement pictures and I can see so much of our personalities in them. We have received countless compliments from our friends and family on our pictures and I often joke that I am going to keep Ben on retainer for all future photography purposes. Hiring Ben was the easiest wedding decision we made and definitely one of the best! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was absolutely amazing to work with! His photography style is very original and he captures very unique wedding photos, ones that are timeless. We looked at a lot of photographers but Ben really stuck out... coming from two people who are not very comfortable in front of the camera, Ben really knew how to make us laugh and have fun. Ben was super organized, kept our timeline to a T and was always available for the many questions that came up as we planned our wedding. As you plan your wedding you will want to work with someone who is very professional and really loves what they are doing at the end of the day- look no further, Ben is your guy! Justin and I can not say enough great things about Ben and his photography & are so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him! <3
Ben was absolutely amazing to work with! His photography style is very original and he captures very unique wedding Read more...
Ben was absolutely amazing to work with! His photography style is very original and he captures very unique wedding photos, ones that are timeless. We looked at a lot of photographers but Ben really stuck out... coming from two people who are not very comfortable in front of the camera, Ben really knew how to make us laugh and have fun. Ben was super organized, kept our timeline to a T and was always available for the many questions that came up as we planned our wedding. As you plan your wedding you will want to work with someone who is very professional and really loves what they are doing at the end of the day- look no further, Ben is your guy! Justin and I can not say enough great things about Ben and his photography & are so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with him! <3 Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We booked Ben for our October wedding in 2015 and it was the best decision we made! He was extremely professional but also fun and easy-going to be around! My husband and I were hesitant to do engagement pictures because we’ve seen so many where the couple looks uncomfortable and the pictures come out looking awkward. This could not have been further from the truth for our pictures- due to Ben! He made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and knew just what to say to make us laugh!

Our wedding reception was held at the Pinecroft at Crosley Estate. Ben was very thorough in doing his research. He discussed with us how the day would go, where we should take the pictures on the grounds, when the lighting would be hitting perfectly and if we needed to take the pictures indoors due to rain. He made sure to get our input on what we were expecting out of the pictures to make certain we were on the same page. He also kept us to a schedule to make sure we got through all the pictures so we could spend the evening with our guests. Needless to say, he was meticulous, organized, knowledgeable and accommodating- which is very nice for a bride who is already stressed out!

We would highly recommend Ben for your wedding photographer! We were beyond pleased with the photographs he took. Our expectations were high from the engagement shoot and the wedding photos did not disappoint! We received so many compliments on them! We were blown away with the work he did, and the photos he took are such a great reminder of our magical day!
We booked Ben for our October wedding in 2015 and it was the best decision we made! He was extremely professional but also Read more...
We booked Ben for our October wedding in 2015 and it was the best decision we made! He was extremely professional but also fun and easy-going to be around! My husband and I were hesitant to do engagement pictures because we’ve seen so many where the couple looks uncomfortable and the pictures come out looking awkward. This could not have been further from the truth for our pictures- due to Ben! He made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and knew just what to say to make us laugh!

Our wedding reception was held at the Pinecroft at Crosley Estate. Ben was very thorough in doing his research. He discussed with us how the day would go, where we should take the pictures on the grounds, when the lighting would be hitting perfectly and if we needed to take the pictures indoors due to rain. He made sure to get our input on what we were expecting out of the pictures to make certain we were on the same page. He also kept us to a schedule to make sure we got through all the pictures so we could spend the evening with our guests. Needless to say, he was meticulous, organized, knowledgeable and accommodating- which is very nice for a bride who is already stressed out!

We would highly recommend Ben for your wedding photographer! We were beyond pleased with the photographs he took. Our expectations were high from the engagement shoot and the wedding photos did not disappoint! We received so many compliments on them! We were blown away with the work he did, and the photos he took are such a great reminder of our magical day! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben is a pleasure to work with, he shot our engagement photos and our wedding at ivy hills country club in Cincinnati. Such a professional, but funny and easy going and super flexible as well! don't have the pictures back yet, but I am confident they will be fantastic judging by the few times he showed me what he was getting on his little screen.
Ben is a pleasure to work with, he shot our engagement photos and our wedding at ivy hills country club in Cincinnati. Read more...
Ben is a pleasure to work with, he shot our engagement photos and our wedding at ivy hills country club in Cincinnati. Such a professional, but funny and easy going and super flexible as well! don't have the pictures back yet, but I am confident they will be fantastic judging by the few times he showed me what he was getting on his little screen. Read less
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