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Benjamin David Photography

Lansing , MI
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Lansing, MI US (map)

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517-803-3121

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ABOUT US

I love photos that are unscripted, authentic, and full of emotion. I love it when the people in them look so completely at ease and in love with each other. These kinds of photos are... Read more
I love photos that are unscripted, authentic, and full of emotion. I love it when the people in them look so completely at ease and in love with each other. These kinds of photos are beautiful! These are the kinds of photos I live for.

The most important thing when choosing a wedding photographer besides loving their work, is making sure you feel completely comfortable and can be yourself around them. It's also so important to feel like you can trust them.

I am based in Michigan, but I am available for travel throughout the earth.

Please check out my website, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Also, enter to win a Free engagement session here! http://benjaminfriedkin.com/blog/?p=6615

www.benjamindavidphotography.com

517.803.3121

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Having shot over 150 weddings, I have experience shooting in all lighting situations.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I have 2 amazing second shooters available.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes! If you book me, You get me!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Day = No! Weekend = Maybe.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with a Canon 5D mk II and a FujiXt1. I bring 2 bodies, 4 lenses (50mm1.4, 24-70 2.8L, 70-200 2.8L IS, and a 135 2.0L. I have 2 580EX speedlights, and an AlienBee800 with Pocket Wizards.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both...It depends on the date.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I'd like to eat at the reception while the bride and groom are eating. I eat fast. :-)
Do you charge for travel?
Depends on how far.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
3-4 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Full Resolution Jpegs
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I give my clients permission to print, download, and share.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flush mount leather and linen albums
When will the client get the final album?
8-10 weeks

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Jen M.
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was a dream to work with and one of my favorite wedding vendors. He was the second photographer we booked for our wedding, not being pleased with our first photographers responsiveness and willing to work with us on getting our engagement photos (took almost four months to see them). Ben met us half way in Howell for our initial meeting before we booked him and was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Ben for a wedding, or any other event that requires photography. He's very professional, easy to work with and has a great personality.
Ben was a dream to work with and one of my favorite wedding vendors. He was the second photographer we booked for our Read more...
Ben was a dream to work with and one of my favorite wedding vendors. He was the second photographer we booked for our wedding, not being pleased with our first photographers responsiveness and willing to work with us on getting our engagement photos (took almost four months to see them). Ben met us half way in Howell for our initial meeting before we booked him and was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Ben for a wedding, or any other event that requires photography. He's very professional, easy to work with and has a great personality. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben was amazing. He was super easy to get along with and made you feel very comfortable. He was very flexible and worked with us when we had to change our date. Out engagment and wedding pictures turned out stunning! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer or better pictures!
Ben was amazing. He was super easy to get along with and made you feel very comfortable. He was very flexible and worked Read more...
Ben was amazing. He was super easy to get along with and made you feel very comfortable. He was very flexible and worked with us when we had to change our date. Out engagment and wedding pictures turned out stunning! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer or better pictures! Read less
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Dion
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Benjamin David saved our day! We decided a week before our wedding to have a professional photographer shoot the wedding. We live on the west coast of Washington but were married in our home state of Michigan. We had hoped to find someone available but were realistic about the last minute decision. I found Benjamin David online and he was our first choice. He responded the day after I contacted him by email. Unfortunately he was already booked for our date but offered a very thoughtful solution...Amy! She works along side Ben and was available for our wedding. It was a perfect fit and our photos are amazing! She caught the essence of our day, emotion and family connection. We will have these memories forever! Thank you Amy...thank you Ben!

With forever gratitude,
Dion & Rock
Benjamin David saved our day! We decided a week before our wedding to have a professional photographer shoot the wedding. Read more...
Benjamin David saved our day! We decided a week before our wedding to have a professional photographer shoot the wedding. We live on the west coast of Washington but were married in our home state of Michigan. We had hoped to find someone available but were realistic about the last minute decision. I found Benjamin David online and he was our first choice. He responded the day after I contacted him by email. Unfortunately he was already booked for our date but offered a very thoughtful solution...Amy! She works along side Ben and was available for our wedding. It was a perfect fit and our photos are amazing! She caught the essence of our day, emotion and family connection. We will have these memories forever! Thank you Amy...thank you Ben!

With forever gratitude,
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Benjamin was AMAZING to work with!

On top of being a very talented photograph, Benjamin was also very fun to shoot with on our wedding day. He has a ton of experience and knew exactly when and where to stage our bridal party photographs. In addition to our staged photos, he was very intuitive in capturing candid shots throughout the night of our wedding.

I would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking for a special event photographer. He is a warm and genuine fellow to work with!
Benjamin was AMAZING to work with!

On top of being a very talented photograph, Benjamin was also very fun to Read more...
Benjamin was AMAZING to work with!

On top of being a very talented photograph, Benjamin was also very fun to shoot with on our wedding day. He has a ton of experience and knew exactly when and where to stage our bridal party photographs. In addition to our staged photos, he was very intuitive in capturing candid shots throughout the night of our wedding.

I would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking for a special event photographer. He is a warm and genuine fellow to work with! Read less
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Melina
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the end of June in 2014. We live in the Chicago area but got married in Grand Rapids, MI. We looked, searched, and had troubles finding a photographer for the longest time! We weren't in the area of the wedding, so having the time to find someone wasn't there. We did our research and ran over Benjamin David Photography's website. It was classic, traditional, and poised - but there were modern, fun, and silly photos. He really catered to whatever the bride and groom wanted! His versatility and professionalism is what made us choose him. When he got there on the day of the wedding, I, as the bride, was nervous and distracted. He was calm and collected and kept things going smoothly and did not waste time. We had a certain amount of hours for the photo shoot prior to the wedding, and he used up every second, and gave us a break before the wedding. He was timely with emailing us our photos and they were all perfect. We now have a hard decision of what pictures to make into a book and which ones to hang up! He was super fun and relaxed, which I am for certain we would go with him again. When we do start a family, we will certainly go with him! Thank you Ben!
My husband and I got married at the end of June in 2014. We live in the Chicago area but got married in Grand Rapids, MI. Read more...
My husband and I got married at the end of June in 2014. We live in the Chicago area but got married in Grand Rapids, MI. We looked, searched, and had troubles finding a photographer for the longest time! We weren't in the area of the wedding, so having the time to find someone wasn't there. We did our research and ran over Benjamin David Photography's website. It was classic, traditional, and poised - but there were modern, fun, and silly photos. He really catered to whatever the bride and groom wanted! His versatility and professionalism is what made us choose him. When he got there on the day of the wedding, I, as the bride, was nervous and distracted. He was calm and collected and kept things going smoothly and did not waste time. We had a certain amount of hours for the photo shoot prior to the wedding, and he used up every second, and gave us a break before the wedding. He was timely with emailing us our photos and they were all perfect. We now have a hard decision of what pictures to make into a book and which ones to hang up! He was super fun and relaxed, which I am for certain we would go with him again. When we do start a family, we will certainly go with him! Thank you Ben! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben was fantastic!!!! I was planning long distance ( living in PA, wedding in MI) and Ben made it easy. I told him we wanted our pictures to capture the feel of our day not just document who was there with lots of posed shots. His pictures truly told the story of our day and my husband and I couldn't be happier!!
Ben was fantastic!!!! I was planning long distance ( living in PA, wedding in MI) and Ben made it easy. I told him we Read more...
Ben was fantastic!!!! I was planning long distance ( living in PA, wedding in MI) and Ben made it easy. I told him we wanted our pictures to capture the feel of our day not just document who was there with lots of posed shots. His pictures truly told the story of our day and my husband and I couldn't be happier!! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben was an absolute blast to work with! He fits right in like family and know how to get the best possible photos. I didn't think it was possible to get natural looking photos of my husband and I because we always feel so awkward around cameras, but Ben is a miracle worker with that camera of his and really knows how to make you feel comfortable and have a good time. Everyone is amazed with the photos he took! We can't tell you how many compliments we've gotten!
Thank you once again, Ben, for making our day so amazing and for putting up with our strange family!
If you have a chance to have Ben be your photographer, you'd better take it! I promise you won't regret it!
Ben was an absolute blast to work with! He fits right in like family and know how to get the best possible photos. I Read more...
Ben was an absolute blast to work with! He fits right in like family and know how to get the best possible photos. I didn't think it was possible to get natural looking photos of my husband and I because we always feel so awkward around cameras, but Ben is a miracle worker with that camera of his and really knows how to make you feel comfortable and have a good time. Everyone is amazed with the photos he took! We can't tell you how many compliments we've gotten!
Thank you once again, Ben, for making our day so amazing and for putting up with our strange family!
If you have a chance to have Ben be your photographer, you'd better take it! I promise you won't regret it! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben was great! We felt like he really listened to us and understood what we hoped to get out of our engagement/wedding pictures and really captured the moments well. Our pictures are amazing, I couldn't have asked for anything better. Ben is a great person to work with and a great photographer!
Ben was great! We felt like he really listened to us and understood what we hoped to get out of our engagement/wedding Read more...
Ben was great! We felt like he really listened to us and understood what we hoped to get out of our engagement/wedding pictures and really captured the moments well. Our pictures are amazing, I couldn't have asked for anything better. Ben is a great person to work with and a great photographer! Read less
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Kaleigh
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben did an amazing job with our engagement and wedding photos! I highly recommend him! He was incredibly nice and worked so well in the craziness that is a wedding. As my husband puts it, "he rocks!". We could not thank him enough for doing such a good job at capturing our special day,
Ben did an amazing job with our engagement and wedding photos! I highly recommend him! He was incredibly nice and worked Read more...
Ben did an amazing job with our engagement and wedding photos! I highly recommend him! He was incredibly nice and worked so well in the craziness that is a wedding. As my husband puts it, "he rocks!". We could not thank him enough for doing such a good job at capturing our special day, Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we found Ben! We were already excited when we met him for the first time and knew he would be perfect! When he offered to cross continents to come capture our Italy wedding after a change of plans, we were ecstatic! He is seriously one of the most creative and fun people you will ever meet! He is amazing at what he does.. a true professional! We were so blessed to have him join our family for this adventure of a lifetime! :)
We are so glad we found Ben! We were already excited when we met him for the first time and knew he would be perfect! When Read more...
We are so glad we found Ben! We were already excited when we met him for the first time and knew he would be perfect! When he offered to cross continents to come capture our Italy wedding after a change of plans, we were ecstatic! He is seriously one of the most creative and fun people you will ever meet! He is amazing at what he does.. a true professional! We were so blessed to have him join our family for this adventure of a lifetime! :) Read less
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