Over-Achieving misfit & problem-solver since 1980

Hello, I'm Ben!

I'm one half of a husband-and-wife wedding photography team, and we've never met a bowl of noodle soup that we didn't love. Together, we own & manage 3 award-winning wedding photography brands in the NYC Tri-State area. When I'm not fearing for my life during bath time, I enjoy mixing fancy drinks for house guests and building "stuff" for our home (much to my wife's chagrin). In a career spanning over a decade, I've documented over 500+ weddings in 14 states and 7 countries, in every shape, size & color imaginable, and I absolutely look forward to documenting yours.

 

Also, alpacas are my spirit animal :).

WHAT THE FACTS

This Is Me

I

Epicurious Adventurer

Only thing I love more than hopping on a plane is food, glorious food. I'm coming for you, Phil Rosenthal!

II

HARRY POTTER

In case you were wondering, my Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw. My patronus is a mink. If you don't like Harry Potter, we can't be friends.

III

kindness is a superpower

"There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind."


- Fred Rogers

IV

Beverage of choice

Ever had one of my world-famous Bengaritas?

- 1 lime (zested & juiced)

- .75 oz agave syrup

- .75 oz triple sec

- 1 oz tequila

- equal parts sugar, salt & lime zest (for the rim)

1. Combine ingredients with ice in shaker, and shake, shake, shake!

2. Pour into rimmed glassware & enjoy!

Winter Rock Island Lake Club wedding in Sparta, NJ - photojournalistic, natural, unposed wedding photography captured by Ben Lau Photography.
Old Tappan Manor wedding in Old Tappan, NJ - captured by North Jersey photo-documentary wedding photographer Ben Lau.

North Jersey's Favorite wedding photographer

There, I said it.

Finding the perfect wedding photographer can be so tough. What's "light & airy", is this guy really that funny, and even more importantly: will he make my arms look skinny?*

Friend - you are not alone!

 

Nothing is worse than getting a gallery full of terrible wedding photos, or a wedding photographer who makes you and your friends do a whole bunch of corny, cheesy awkward poses on your wedding day.

 

You deserve kick-ass photos of the adventurous spirits you are, complete with family dance battles, outbursts of laughter, and all the quiet moments in between. If you're silly, be silly. If you're chill, then be chill. Nothing's stranger than silly people trying to be chill, or chill people trying to be silly. When you bring me on board, you're getting a photographer, a wedding-planner, a therapist, and the permission to be yourself; because that's where the magic is - that's the good stuff, and that's precisely where I want to be.

 

If we play our cards right, not only will you get some fun, beautiful photos of you and your family & friends, you'll also get to enjoy your cocktail, and possibly gain a friend & photographer for life.

 

And you know what? It'll be the most fun you'll ever have. Promise.

*and yes, I can make your arms look fabulous!

 

 

TRAVEL

See a date where we might be in your city?

Get in touch!

2.27.2022 - Las Vegas
6.10.2022 - Seattle
6.23.2022 - Los Angeles
7.31.2022 - London (pending)
8.07.2022 - Paris (pending)

8.14.2022 - Amsterdam (pending)

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Like I'll maybe email you once a week.

We hear the coffee's pretty good here :)

Northern NJ, NYC documentary Wedding Photographer, Educator & All-Around Nice Guy

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