Ben Frey Photography
Ben Frey Photography

Ben Frey Photography

$350
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Introduction: Hi all! I’m Ben. I am a passionate photographer who finds joy connecting with others and creating beautiful images. Weddings provide an immense amount of joy and my aim is to connect with others and document the even as they unfold naturally around us. My style is warm and natural and I work to weave portraits and candid images to create a visual story of the day. I also teach 4th grade at a local charter school and appreciate how photography and teaching develop different aspects of who I am. Photography focuses me on the beauty of the world and teaching works to develop my spirit. If my images connect with you, I would be thrilled to learn and share more! Looking forward to being in touch. Cheers! Ben
Overview

Hired 32 times

Serves Washington, DC

Background checked

1 employee

10 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2019

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89 photos

  • Wedding Photography

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Brianna M.
May 11, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ben is awesome! His photos really drew me in because they were full of movement and emotion -- a great mix of journalistic and classic shots. The short version is that from start to finish Ben was responsive, professional, positive, and gave us a great product at a great price. More details: We hired Ben to photograph our small wedding (25 people) in a small cafe, and opted for an engagement shoot as well. Ben is incredibly responsive, direct, and thorough -- just a great communicator all around, which is what you need when you're planning a wedding or big event. When he's photographing you, he's full of energy and ideas, and gives great directions. He's positive and clearly enjoys what he's doing, and he made it fun for us. We always felt like he was fully prepared and creatively pumped -- he'd scoped out the scene and was testing the lighting and thinking in advance where different shots might be. Our wedding venue had me worried at first...that it would be tough to get good photos no matter how skilled the photographer might be. But from the beginning to the end, Ben was full of good ideas and he just made it happen, and all while being very accommodating to my family (think, reaching over grandma as she uses her phone to take pics front and center, and with zero complaints and always polite). The finished product is simply wonderful. See for yourself (Thumbtack only allowed me to pick one photo, but it's my fav from the engagement shoot)! We are so grateful we could work with Ben for our engagement and wedding photos, and highly recommend him for your next event!

Details: Wedding • 25 people or fewer • Indoors • CD / DVD • Digital or online download • Flash drive • Bride or groom • $500 - $1,000 • $250 - $500

Ben Frey Photography's reply
Wow! Thank you Brianna for the lovey words! You all were a joy to work with and I am thrilled how everything turned out. Until next time, wishing you all the best! -Ben
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Molly S.
Jul 13, 2015
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ben recently photographed both my engagement pictures and my wedding. Before the wedding weekend he took our engagement pictures at the venue so that he could get ideas for the wedding and get to know us so that we would be more comfortable with him on the day of the wedding. Ben was with us for 11 hours day of the wedding and ran in circles all day to capture the bride and groom getting ready, family and friends setting up the venue, and all the behind the scenes activity. Ben never felt intrusive, but worked great with my family and friends and got the little kids to open up and smile for him. He made suggestions to the DJ throughout the night, such as where to have the garter toss so that we could take advantage of the lighting. Our favorite shot was that immediately after our outdoor ceremony Ben climbed up on a ladder to take a group shot of all the wedding guests, that shot is priceless! Ben is very creative and got great shots of little details like cufflinks and zipping the wedding gown. All of our guests raved about how impressed they were by him and his dedication to making the day perfect for us. Ben surprised us by sharing 40 photos of the wedding with us just a week after the event so that we could have a sneak peek. He just finished the hundreds of photos for the entire wedding and sent them to us 5 days before we were expecting them! Ben is very easy to work with and communicates quickly via email. He took lots of suggestions from us and was even willing to learn light photography to get some fun sparkler photos at night. He is great at utilizing natural light rather than relying on flash. We really appreciate all of Ben's hard work to capture the day without appearing too intrusive or staging everything. I would recommend Ben to anyone, and know that my family looks forward to using him again in the future!
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Jameka M.
Sep 19, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ben took our engagement and wedding photos. He was wonderful. He was professional, took the time to get to know us, and was able to capture great shots. I highly recommend him.

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

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Tricia Mae F.
Jul 7, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

We're so happy we chose Ben to take our engagement and wedding photos! He taught us how to pose. He is very professional and flexible, even when working with our pets. He even travelled to Ocean city just for us! He makes sure he creates a meaningful relationship with us! We're so grateful for his work. The photos are just perfect! 👏

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download • Flash drive • Physical proofs or prints

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Esther K.
Feb 3, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ben was able to get me a lovely headshot photo for my LinkedIn page, and he was generous in agreeing to an outfit change and some photos with my husband as long as we kept it to an hour. I would have appreciated some more photos that were ultimately sent to me but at the end of the day I got several photos I was very pleased with so I really can’t complain.

Details: Professional / business • Outdoors • 1 person • No outfit changes • As recommended by the professional • Professional use • Digital or online download • The headshot photographer travels to me

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FAQs

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I am a service provider and thus try to match the needs of my clients. Wedding photography is great in that every wedding is deferent and people celebrate this event is such a wide variety of ways. Some clients have had 2 hour courthouse elopements while others have sought 12 hour traditional ethnic weddings. They are all wonderful.

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