Ben Wagner Photography
Ben Wagner Photography

Ben Wagner Photography

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$500
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Introduction: Complimentary Engagement Shoot Upon Wedding Booking of 4 hours or longer* As a Documentary style photographer, my influence is the legacy of photojournalism, street photography, and reportage. I apply this ethos to my wedding photography to produce authentic and meaningful photographs of your day. My goal is not to make perfectly posed portraits I can submit to bridal magazines to boost my profile. My goal is to capture the story of your day as it really happened, giving you the peace of mind to enjoy each moment knowing it will be faithfully documented and preserved. *Complimentary engagement shoots must be within 25 miles or a 30 minute drive of Downtown Seattle or additional travel fees may apply. Complimentary engagement shoots are subject to availability and may require weeknight or sunday scheduling during peak season.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 28 times

Serves Mercer Island, WA

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1 employee

3 years in business

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Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Stripe, Venmo

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects

206 photos

  • Outdoor Wedding

    Wedding and Event Photography

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Reviews

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

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Elizabeth F.
Dec 6, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ben was so awesome to work with. He showed up on time and just jumped right in. I didn't notice him half the time, and then when we got the pictures a few weeks later, I was so surprised that it seemed like he was everywhere and got the best candid photos. The other half of the time we chatted with him and it was like talking to an old friend, so much so that in fact our parents thought he was a friend of ours taking our pictures for us. I'm forever grateful for the pictures we got (which was a lot) and I had a hard time picking my favorites that I narrowed it down to my favorite 10 to post on here. Thank you again so much Ben!!

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Aimee N.
Aug 27, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Ben for our wedding on August 21st in Yakima and he did a wonderful job. It was a wonderful interaction from the start. He was happy and eager to fulfill our desires for our wedding day. He was very engaged and attentive to capture any highlight of our day. We just got our sneak peak pictures and I couldn’t be happier with what I’ve seen. A big thank you Ben and a huge recommendation!!

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

Wedding and Event Photography
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Leslie M.
Jul 23, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ben was just great. He arrived at the event early and got to work. He was easy going, professional, had great ideas for pictures. We are looking forward to viewing the photos!

Details: Other • 50 - 99 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

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Nasrin R.
Mar 20, 2022
Ben has a great eye for capturing angles, lighting and nuanced expressions in his subjects. He is oriented to small details and is very professional. He did a shoot for my friend’s wedding and made a beautiful picture book for them that sits in their living room and draws the attention of friends and visitors alike. I look at it almost every time I visit. I recommend him without reservation.
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Cailley H.
Aug 7, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

I'm a magazine editor who often hires photographers remotely for shoots, and Ben was amazing to work with. Super prompt in getting back to me, great value and delivered EXACTLY what I was looking for. Every photo was exceptional, and one even graced the cover of our magazine! We'll be sure to keep him in mind if we have more photo needs in the Utah area.

Details: Professional headshot • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Office • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Currently offering complimentary engagements shoots upon wedding bookings of four hours or more! Weddings and events have a two hour booking minimum. Additional hours may be purchased on the day of the event subject to photographer's availability.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Step 1: After discussing fees, dates, availability, etc. I send every client a contract. (Never book a photographer without a contract! It protects you too!) Step 2: Upon deposit, I schedule the complimentary engagement shoot. Step 3: Before the event, I reach out to finalize any details and make sure I know the schedule for the big day and your expectations for photographs. Step 4: The big day! I begin with documenting the preparation of the event, the bride and groom getting ready, and then I'm with you every step of the way. But, I don't believe the biggest memory of your day should be the photographer. My goal is to be as discrete as possible. The best compliments I get are "we didn't even realize you were there to get that shot". Step 5: Editing! Exact timing depends on workload, but you'll have your photos back within 6 weeks of the event (usually quicker). You can expect around, at minimum, 50 finished photographs per hour of shoot time.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    While my formal education was in English Literature, I have over ten years of experience in photography, years I've spent honing my craft, attending workshops, reading photobooks, etc.

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