Fun, playful wedding photography for the dreamer & adventurer in all of us.

Wanna look a little less awkward in photos?

Well, you're in luck: because awkward couples are totally my jam.


Not a huge fan of that overly-processed, over-edited look?

Me neither.


Want something a little bit...different?

I mean, who wants cookie-cutter when blazing your own path is so much more fun?



A LITTLE ABOUT your photographer

Bourbon Drinker · Donut Enthusiast · Alpaca Expert

I'm also a father, a husband, and the guy who shows up at your wedding with boutonnière-pinning skills that will knock everyone's socks off.

I've been published, I've won awards, and I also teach other photographers how to be more incredible at what they do. Even so, my crowning life-achievement will always be that one time I got my 10 year old to walk the dog without starting World War III. #IYKYK

I love the work that I get to create, and the amazing couples I get to do it with. After all these years of photographing weddings, I still think that's pretty cool, and I hope you'll think so too.

Ready for an adventure?

Kind Words

I cannot even begin to describe the happiness I feel when i think about our wedding photography & the choice we made to use Ben & Karis. It was a no-brainer. From the beginning, Ben made us feel like he was in it for us. Ben was charming and swift, and captured photos that I could not have imagined he would. Without being intrusive at ALL, they were everywhere they needed to be. I've received so many compliments on how gorgeous the wedding photos are and cannot stop looking at them! - Jillian & Santo

"You're not that funny" - Aiden & Grayson, ages 12 & 10

We absolutely LOVED our experience. Ben made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and kept us laughing all day. Our wedding photos turned out AMAZING and our families & guests are still raving about them! Besides their artistic photography, Ben & Karis were also so lovely and fun to work with. I would highly recommend them to anyone and everyone! - Amy & Sam

The Most Ridiculously Awesome-Ramas


No awkward, cheesy, posey photos...ever

Ditch your Pinterest boards and all that cookie-cutter nonsense floating out there on the interwebs. Your photos are going to be amazing simply because YOU are amazing. My only aim is to see you the same way your loved ones do; hilarious, kind, and beautiful, inside and out.

Experienced, steady hands at the wheel

Whether you're hosting an 1000-guest extravaganza, or an intimate backyard celebration, there's nothing we haven't see in our 13+ years of photographing weddings all around the world. Rain, snow, or shine or even on a boat, you'll be in good hands, I pinky-promise.

Heirlooms that generations will cherish

60 years from now, your kids and grandkids deserve more than just an old thumb-drive full of photos. No, we can do better than that; by crafting a custom heirloom album that's going to tell the story of the most happiest day in your lives, that will last for many, many generations to come.

Why it's important to #printyourphotos

Your incredible images deserve more than a life on your hard drive, on social media, or (gasp) an online gallery that may not even be around 15 years from now (much less 50)! These are your stories, your memories, your legacies. They deserve a life in heirloom albums and picture frames on your living room wall; something that you and your family can enjoy every day, and for many generations to come.

Heirlooms that are hand-made with love & care by amazing humans

For the past 13+ years, we've been proud partners with Renaissance Albums , a local family-owned-and-operated album manufacturer located right here in our own backyard in Long Island, NY. With their 30+ years of experience, unparalleled craftsmanship and a lifetime guarantee on all their premium albums, we're confident that they're going to knock your socks off too.


If you think they look amazing on your screen, just wait till you see them in person.

Real Couples, Real Moments, Real Stories

You are beautiful, just the way you are. Your story is extraordinary, simply because it's yours.


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