Lavenham Photographic

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  • £1,000Price from
  • 50+Weddings shot
Hi, I'm Ben Brown 👋
discreet
friendly
experienced
'Ben captured everything so perfectly and made me relive the day all over again!'
Often complimented on my discreet and friendly approach to photography, I work in such a way as to ensure you spend as much time as possible time with your family and guests, while ensuring the vital photographs are all captured. Posed photographs need not be heavily posed & my photographs all look as relaxed and natural as possible. The aim is to mix documentary photos of the wedding day with photos that capture every detail.
Lavenham Photographic Pricing & Costs
£1,000 - £2,250
All Packages start two hours from ceremony time. Photography styles mix from the very candid to the more arranged, as needed, but always in a friendly and unobtrusive manor! Photography finishes at meal time (Half Day Packages) or a few tracks after the first dance has taken place (All-Day Packages)
Full day package
From
£1,200
Photography, in relaxed, candid style from two hours before ceremony, until Dancing in the evening, Including All Images on USB and Download
What's included
With USB and download of all images
USB & Album Package
From
£1,650
Photography, in relaxed, candid style from two hours before ceremony, until Dancing in the evening. Including standard size album, upgradeable in size and cover finish if required.
Platinum, All-Inclusive
From
£2,250
Photography from two hours before the ceremony, until the dancing in the evening. Photographs supplied on USB and by download. Wedding Album, parents books, Thank you Cards and Frame
Lavenham Photographic Details

Photography Style

Documentary
Artistic
Dramatic
Classic

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Lavenham Photographic Full Description
Lavenham Photographic started as a family business in the beautiful Suffolk Village of Lavenham many years ago. It is now operated by Ben from the office address in Sible Hedingham, close to Halstead, in rural Essex. Lavenham Photographic has gained an exceptional reputation over the years. We are extremely proud to be recommended by some of the region's leading wedding venues. Gosfield Hall, Leez Priory, Hedingham Castle and Channels in Essex and Smeetham Hall Barn, Haughley Park Barn and The Swan in Lavenham in Suffolk for example all recommended Lavenham photographic to couples booking their weddings. Ben photographs weddings using only the best camera equipment and of course nothing but the finest quality lenses. He photographs in the RAW format, and edits on quality monitors using the industry's finest software and hardware. We aim to bring the very best out of your wedding photographs, images that will without doubt form the basis of many of your best memories from your happy occasion!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Ben Brown
If you're hoping for relaxed and natural photos (even the more posed ones!) then find a photographer who makes you feel relaxed. I like to think that's how I work, and it's my most common compliment, aside from 'Gorgeous Photos' !! I aim to tell the story of the day with details and overviews, atmospheric photos, and photographs of the married couple looking happy and relaxed. Plus looking for those standout photos where I an get them. I'd like to think I create a great mix of it all!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2001
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(23)
Lucy& Aashay
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
Ben was Incredible from Start to Finish...
We had a fusion wedding with several events, and he put together a great package for us so we had coverage at our 2 biggest days. We used another photographer for one of our smaller events at the beginning of the celebrations as it was in a different part of the country, and I just thought that having wedding photos done as a bride was a bit stressful and uncomfortable! It was only when we worked with Ben and his team later in the week that I realised it doesn’t have to be that way!
Claire & Matthew
Happy couple married in December
January 2024
Wow. There is not enough words...
... to say how amazing Ben was from start to finish! From our first enquiry to receiving our album. Ben just made everyone feel so Comfortable on the day and every picture he captured is just natural and this is exactly how I wanted to remember our day. Everyone commented on how great he was and you wouldn't even notice he was there. The pictures have arrived and I can't put into words how stunning they are. We feel so lucky to have picked Ben and so grateful for the memories he created
Elliot Pedder
Wedding: October
November 2023
Photos came out amazing
The photos came out incredible. But helped out so much more than just perfect pictures. Calmed the grooms squad down by helping us run through everything and helping with button flowers. Really went above and beyond
Response from the supplier
Thanks for taking the time to leave me a review Elliot!
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Sarah Pedder
Wedding: October
November 2023
Amazing natural photos
Ben captured my daughter’s wedding perfectly in every detail. He was amazing throughout the day/evening helping organise as well as taking photos. He even lent his cufflinks to my father in law who had forgotten his. The photos he has produced are just amazing, catching everyone in such a good way. The Bride & Groom photos are perfect! The group photos are just the best. Ben made everyone feel so calm and at ease which totally shows in his photos. Can’t praise him enough!
Response from the supplier
Wow, Thank you Sarah, that's such a lovely review! :-)
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Kelly and Wayne choat
Happy couple married in August
December 2023
Making the day perfection
So I had already experienced being photographed by Ben as he did my friends wedding and from the get go it was just an amazing experience. When I finally booked my wedding after 16 years of being with my other half one thing I knew I wanted was someone to capture the day I never thought would happen. It didn’t take me long to decide that I wanted Ben to photograph the day. He just knows. Knows how to create the perfect photo but to put you at ease. It’s so nerve wracking the whole wedding day but Ben just made everything flow. The professionalism is second to none. I had Said I would love to have a lot of natural photos because I love catching things in the moment. And he did just that. My son walked me down the aisle which was so special and he caught every moment. He takes in the surrounding and works out the lighting just to get the most outstanding photos. he has captured some photos that I will forever cherish and can’t thank him enough.
Response from the supplier
Thanks Kelly, such a lovely review! 😁
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Emma & Paul
Happy couple married in August
January 2024
Very friendly, easy to talk to & amazing photos
Ben was our photographer for our wedding, he was very friendly, easy to talk to and captured such amazing photos of our wedding day. He asked if there were any particular shots we wanted, answered all my questions and was very professional. He took shots I didn’t even notice him taking and captured all of our guests enjoying the day. I am so happy with the finished photos and would definitely recommend Ben for any event!
Lavenham Photographic Location & Contact Details

Address

Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, England

Nearest Town

Essex

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Essex

Nearest Train Station

Essex

Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I actually loved how personal the weddings during the covid restrictions were! Small church weddings and a picnic "back at 'Mum's" really felt cute and made you appreciate what a wedding should be about!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

My style changes between discrete and candid, getting more involved in arrangements if I know something is needed, but then back to discrete again as soon as I can. It' great when I'm told people didn't really know I was there, but at the same time I know I can step up and deal with people-management, and time-management, in a friendly way and never bossy or annoying! I love getting told I'm 'doing a great job' by family members, when they haven't even seen the photos yet!

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm proud of how regularly I get comments about being 'the right sort of photographer' quite aside from quality photographs, people enjoying their wedding day, being put at ease and spending maximum time with guests, is just as important as great photos to look back on.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

If you can't change the weather, you may as well embrace it! Later in the day, if you don't mind getting a little more damp, go get some dramatic rain photos, with off-camera lighting. They are so unique, I can't think of another time in your life you'll have a kitted-out photographer with you ready to get that sort of thing, so just treat it as another excuse for a unique photo!

Describe how you got into photography.

I trained up in the family business back in 2001, and I've now taken the business over, with over twenty years and 1000 weddings' experience!