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Ben Kane Photography

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  • Toronto, Ontario + Canada-wide
  • $3850 - $4850
I absolutely loved our wedding and engagement photos! Ben has an amazing eye for photography and he's such a great guy to work with. I thought I would let you know I'm getting the most incredible comments on your photos. You're even making people who barely know me cry! This is such a gift.

Stefanie

Travel Policy

I travel anywhere in Canada and Aruba for free! Anywhere else I charge just airfare and accommodation but no extra charge for my services.

Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.

My specialty is documenting the adventure of a wedding day through photographs. My style has a strong photo journalistic approach and I’ll deliver powerful, candid images with impact and longevity. Into this, I mix in the best of the traditional elements to provide you with a complete record of your day.

Why do you want to work with APW Couples?

APW couples are, well, practical. Genuine, grounded, and informed. My approach to photography and what I deliver is not the average, and I feel that APW couples have the kind of mindset and goals for their day that fit very well with my work.

I love all kinds of weddings: large, average, intimate, non-western, same-sex, or destination. From the most traditional to the absolutely unconventional; however you envision it, it would be my honor to capture it.

Describe your artistic approach to weddings?

I am an observer and an image maker; a photojournalist and a documentarian, (not a director!). I love everything about photographing weddings: the excitement, the pace, and the overwhelming goodwill. I’m laid back yet I pay an enormous amount of attention to detail. To me “detail shots” means something a bit different though–it’s first time your dad sees you all dressed up, your great aunt’s reaction to the best man’s speech, the looks between you and your partner–these are the details you’ll never want to forget.

For most of your day I work in a relaxed way, ready to capture events as they unfold naturally. Of course, there needs to be a little direction from me for the portraits and formal parts of the day, but I have fun with it, and hope you do too. It’s my passion to make beautiful and powerful images that document your day in an artistic way and let you see the love and joy that surrounds you.

Because I want to capture as much of your wedding day as possible, my rates cover a full day of unlimited coverage from getting ready through to the end of the reception. Getting ready shots might not be something you’ve considered, but it lets me start to get to know everybody early, in a non formal setting, and helps set the tone for the day. When everyone’s comfortable, the shots are better, and the wedding day is more fun. And I hate to leave a reception early… who knows what might happen as the night goes on? It’s my thing to be around as much as possible and constantly observing and ready for moments – all day, not just at the expected formal times of the day, but the whole time. I’m constantly watching what’s happening, and at the same time looking for creative ways to make something happen. I think it’s that being ready, being “on” that gets me the shots that others might miss.

What’s your favorite book?

Sherlock Holmes

What’s your favorite movie?

Wes Anderson or Stanley Kubrick. Other favorites are Labyrinth, The Score, Lost in Translation, Groundhog Day, LA Story and Rio Bravo.

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