Hello, my name is Ben and I’m a photographer,  amateur woodworker, artist, road-trip enthusiast, trophy husband, and dad to two fiery ginger daughters. I live in Ames, IA with my amazing wife Nichole, daughters Nora & Chloe, and dog Layla.

I love light, shadows, and telling beautiful stories with images.

My approach to photography is collaborative, creative, and authentic.  I work to create a comfortable, relaxed, positive experience where you can be yourself.  What is important to me are stories.  When I’m documenting your wedding or event, I want to produce images that portray the narrative that is taking place, as well as the mood, feeling, and other intangible elements.  When I am shooting portraits, my approach is similar–but with the added luxury of directing more of the lighting, environment, and subjects.
Well, that is enough of me talking about me. Feel free to browse through my images. If you’d like to hear some previous clients describe their experience working with me, you can read some reviews here.  Better still, contact me on the form below so we can talk about working together!

Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015

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