Here Is a Photographer Who Will Travel Anywhere in Canada—for Free


Ben Kane brings epic photojournalism from Toronto to Vancouver and everywhere in between

by Stephanie Kaloi, Content Manager

bride and groom walking down the aisle and laughing

Get excited, Canada, because Ben Kane Photography is back. Okay, I know, unless you’re a super-fan of wedding photographers, you’re probably like, “Ben who? Where’d he go?” Allow me to explain. We are all huge fans of longtime APW sponsor Ben Kane, and for good reason: His aesthetic is so awesome, Maddie coined the phrase “epic photojournalism” for it; he is committed to shooting all kinds of people having all kinds of weddings; and he manages to simultaneously capture both heartfelt emotion and epic beauty. Ben has been away from the world of weddings working on a special project for the last two years (more on that later), but now he’s back. Ben is so excited to be working with Canadian APWers again that he’s offering his signature full-service wedding photography (unlimited hours from getting ready to dancing the night away) from coast to coast, with full-day coverage beginning at $4,850 CAN (about $3,850 USD). wedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographySome photographers will be around for five hours for one rate, and eight hours for another, but Ben Kane doesn’t limit the time he has available for you and your day. He is always there all day, to capture every moment that matters (aka all of them):

I’ll start as early as you need and go as late as you need. Nearly all of my days are longer than twelve hours, because your day is longer than twelve hours. I’m never worried about how much work I’m doing. 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.

I want to be around as much as possible. Getting-ready shots might not be the kind of photos you prioritize, but it lets me get to know everybody early, in an informal 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?

The result of spending all this time with Ben? You get so many more photos, of so many more moments like these:wedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographyPlus (here is the cool project he’s been off doing) Ben is so chill to have around that Rachel Brathen (better known as @yoga_girl on Instagram) asked him to be her full-time photographer after he shot her wedding. Over the past two years, Ben has photographed her bestselling book, produced videos for her website oneOeight, and documented her book launch, yoga retreats, and travels. Basically, if Ben is the kind of person you can have follow you around for two years and still love, the twelve hours of your wedding will be a blast.yoga girl photography by ben kane photographyyoga girl photography by ben kane photographyyoga girl photography by ben kane photographyBut don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what Ben’s wedding clients have to say about working with him:

We are SO happy we had Ben take our pictures at our wedding. My husband Jerry (an architect) was picky about who to hire to capture the events… he looked at tons of photographers, but knew immediately once he saw Ben’s work that he was the one. Ben has a great ability to capture the moment… yes, there are posed pictures, but he looks for the more organic things unfolding. His work is stunning. I have only looked through a handful of the pictures so far and am already beyond happy!! He was great to talk through the process, always responding to our inquiries and getting a sense of what we wanted. He felt like part of our family.

wedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographyBen Kane Photography‘s rate is a flat rate of $4,850 CAN for all-day coverage, which includes:

  • Unlimited hours of coverage by Ben
  • Unlimited edited images in high-resolution and online-optimized sizes
  • Photographer’s assistant
  • Online gallery of all images with no expiration date
  • Hardcover press-printed album with up to 99 pages of photos
  • For APW readers only: Travel anywhere in Canada (or Aruba) at no extra charge
  • For APW readers only: A free engagement session

wedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographywedding photography by ben kane photographySo if you are getting married anywhere in Canada (or Aruba, you lucky duck!), Ben Kane is the kind of photographer who’s easy to love: laid-back, experienced, and really, really good. What else are you waiting for? Go ahead: check out his work and get in touch to book your full day of wedding awesome.

APW readers always get a free engagement session with Ben Kane—mention us when you book!

Stephanie Kaloi

Stephanie is a photographer, writer, and Ravenclaw living in California with her family. She is super into reading, road trips, and adopting animals on a whim. Forewarning: all correspondence will probably include a lot of punctuation and emoji (!!! 😊 🎉 🎉).

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  • Lmba

    I feel like there may be a policy against critical comments on sponsored posts, but here goes. Mr. Kane, your photos are lovely, but something about your selections rubs me the wrong way. You’re based in Toronto, the most diverse city in Canada, and yet the images you’ve chosen for this ad are all of White (or White-passing) folks. What gives?

    I mean, there are a lot of photos in that post. It can’t be just coincidence.

  • CMSF

    Ben is a phenomenally talented photographer. Some of the photos above are from our wedding last year, and every time I see them I feel all the feels I felt back then, and am transported to a day that felt unrushed, unhurried, and unstressed (I know it’s not a real word, but there you go).
    I am absolutely convinced that Ben’s professionalism and calm presence contributed to all of this – we had so much fun shooting just the two of us, then he got us through all our (numerous) family photos with skill, and when we had a downpour right as our ceremony was supposed to start, Ben kept snapping, and we ended up with an amazing series of photos of young cousins and nieces and nephews catching raindrops on their tongues.

    Plus, anyone who can look at a (reasonably normal-looking, I thought) summer sky, say to us “I think I could do something interesting with this” and come out with the so-stunning-it’s-almost-fake-looking blue backdrop above has some mad skills. Highly, highly recommend Ben to all fellow Canadian APWers.

    And Lmba, I don’t know what the photo selection process was like, and whether Ben chose photos, or whether APW did, but I know that he does shoot plenty of diverse weddings, some of which (most of which) are even more stunning than the ones highlighted above (See, e.g. http://www.benkanephoto.com/blog/2012/12/sikh-wedding-ontario-khalsa-darbar-versailles-brampton/ and a couple of recent ones on his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/benkanephoto/?hl=en – however, the first one is a few years old, and the more recent ones probably haven’t been processed yet). Given his relative hiatus from wedding shoots over the past couple of years, I would chalk it up to a reduced sample size of recent weddings, and a desire to showcase recent work, not anything intentional or nefarious. I’d love to see more of Ben’s recent multicultural weddings as well :)

    • Lmba

      You’re probably right that it is recent work and that is skewing the sample a bit. Still, there’s kind of that let-down feeling of, “oh, I guess this is the type of couple you are marketing to.” Anyway, I’m not attacking the photographer, just indicating some displeasure at a marketing decision.

  • Ben

    Wow, thanks CMSF! That’s an amazing review! It makes me more excited reading about how happy you were than even having this sponsored post on APW ;-) Tons of love!

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