Life is short, and is as curious as it is beautiful. Some of us spend an entire lifetime searching for someone to share in our joy and laughter; and luckily for us, Karis and I found each other with plenty of time to spare. Over the years, we've built a family, a home, and three thriving wedding photography brands. The life we now share could only be made possible by being true to each other, being true to our wonderful clients, and most importantly, being true to ourselves.
And friends, that is the promise we'll make to you: when you invite us to document one of the most amazing days in your lives, you'll be getting a photographer, a friend for life, and hopefully, a bit of laughter along the way. From pinning boutonnieres to fluffing dresses, and Old-Fashioned recipes to dad-jokes; we've literally got everything covered.
Our journey together starts with a simple conversation, possibly over coffee (or tea, if you prefer). I want to know what excites you, and what inspires you. In turn, I will do the same. By the time you get to the bottom of your cup, I hope you will feel confident that my vision and shooting philosophy is precisely what you've been looking for.
With my cameras in hand, you'll give yourselves the permission to laugh out loud, to be silly with your friends, or be awkward with each other. I want to see (and document) it all because that is where the magic lies, and that is precisely where I want to be. And my friends, it will be some of the most fun we will ever have. Promise :).
A few words from some awesome people
Ben is always easy to talk to and he was incredibly responsive throughout the entire process. My husband and I were able to relax and enjoy our best day ever. When you choose Ben, you are not only choosing to have beautiful photos of your special day. You are choosing two professionals who quickly become friends. You are choosing to not have to worry about the guys’ bowties. You are choosing dad jokes that will even make your FIL chuckle – so don’t hesitate for another second, they’re worth every single penny!
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 photos are and cannot stop looking at them!
From the moment we saw Ben’s photography and spoke to him for the first time, we just knew we had to work with him! His amazing work speaks for itself, but you couldn’t ask for a nicer, funnier and accommodating photographer than Ben, Karis and the team at Ben Lau Photography! They are so responsive and knowledgeable; from our engagement session to our wedding day, Ben and Karis put ourselves and our guests at ease. What makes Ben stand out is that he isn’t just able to successfully capture the portrait style shots, but also the candid small moments that may often get missed. He was easily one of our favorite vendors to work with throughout the planning process!
Ben & Karis were absolutely amazing to work with. Our photos were STUNNING and exceeded our expectations in every way. Ben made us feel so comfortable and was a complete professional – he took control the day of our wedding and was able to coordinate with the rest of our vendors. We didn’t have to give any direction at all, he knew exactly what to do! Would highly recommend!
They are the most genuine, caring, authentic, A-TEAM and not to mention they have a great sense of humor! Ben and Karis have HEART and they pour that into each and every person they work with. Their work speaks for itself and I am so honored to have had them be a part of our day!
Not only are Ben and Karis fantastic artists who perfectly captured my wedding day, they made feel like I was their only customer. They are extremely attentive, honest, professional, and talented. Ben and Karis go above and beyond and are true gems in the wedding industry. You will NOT be disappointed.
You can count on them to make you laugh and ensure you’re having fun throughout the process. Ben + Karis are super responsive, and go above and beyond to help throughout the planning process. We couldn’t be happier!
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 and 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!
Many years from now, when you look back on your images, you'll want to vividly remember the joy, love, and warmth in each and every frame. From the first click, to the very last, no moment is too sacred, and no detail is irrelevant. The ability to capture this level of intimacy requires a tremendous amount of trust from my wonderful clients, which is an honor and privilege I never take lightly. For this reason, I only take a limited amount of clients each year to ensure you’ll receive 100% of my creative energy.
I love the work I get to create, the legacies I'm able to document, 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.
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