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Photography in Arlington, MA,
(617) 513-1634
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  • 23 Reviews


    Mike Rubino

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  • What can we day about Ben to do him justice? From our very first meeting he understood us as a couple and understood the tone of our wedding. His photojournalistic style is exactly what drew us to his work and seeing the final product we honestly couldn't be happier. We had posed photos in there for our families (which he rocked!), but his candids are out of this world. And he did all this basically without being seen. We had a restaurant wedding so it was crucial for us to work with someone who can photograph indoors without any major landscapes or backgrounds. The details he was able to capture were breathtaking. He's the first recommendation we make when our friends get engaged!

    Joyce

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  • Ben was absolutely the best vendor we had at our wedding (and we had an awesome wedding!) He was immediately calming, incredibly organized, and completely unobtrusive. My wife had an anxious morning of getting ready, but once he arrived he immediately relaxed her, and he helped her push away the anxiety and start enjoying the day with her bridesmaids. After the first few formal photos, I don't think I "saw" him once, but he must have been everywhere at once because the photos and angles he took were beautiful. The photo journalism thing isn't just shtick. He really does capture some incredible moments throughout the day that I didn't even realize were happening. Some of his photos are beautiful works of art, and some photos are captures of amazing moments with friends. He was a pleasure to work with on the run-up to the wedding. He was responsive and friendly, and acted as a time keeper to make sure we didn't over-run our photo taking time. He has a great eye for photo locations. We ... Read more

    Francisco

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    5 out of 5
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  • I could not recommend Ben enough. My wife and I firmly believe he was worth every penny. Ben is a genuine and personal person who really cares about his clients and your wedding day. You can see it in his work and hear it when you talk to him. Throughout the process he was immediately responsive with questions we had and gave us advice on the wedding that went beyond the photos. For example he was integral in us creating our timeline for the day. On the day of the wedding he was timely and worked tirelessly throughout the day/night. His outgoing and friendly personality really allowed us to be comfortable throughout the day while we were getting ready and prepping for the wedding. Most of the time I didn't realize he was there and when he was around or wanted us to pose for portraits he had a very calming and easygoing presence. A couple of our guests commented that they could tell we had an amazing photographer because they barely noticed him throughout the day despite the fa... Read more

    Marcella Coyne

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our pictures came out gorgeous, and Ben was incredibly easy to work with. We planned our wedding from out of town (we got married in MA but live in the DC metro area), so we were initially a little stressed about finding a photographer, especially since we opted not to hire videographer. Ben put us at ease from the very beginning, and set up a Skype meeting to answer all our questions, and get to know us. He was very informative about his style and the process for getting set up, and made timeline suggestions based our interests and schedule. He was very responsive. He also was very generous with his time, staying on towards to end of our engagements in the north end to capture the finale of the fisherman’s feast in the north end. On the day of, he took great shots of door games (a Chinese wedding tradition) and was very efficient at capturing all of the group portrait shots, which gave us a lot more time to enjoy our guests. He also took some really beautiful landscape and photojou... Read more

    Kate

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  • Ben (and his wife, Connie) were our wedding photographers for our March wedding in Boston, MA. My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Ben, both in the planning stages as well as on the day of. From the moment we first started chatting with Ben, he was professional, fun, energetic, responsive and easy going. He offered creative suggestions and was extremely helpful in helping us create a photography timeline to ensure we captured all of the moments we wanted. On the day of, Ben and his wife were such warm, cheerful and calming presences. We had heard beforehand how important it was to hire a photographer whom you get along with since you spend a lot of the wedding day with them and we couldn't have been happier with Ben and Connie. They are truly wonderful and talented people who produce spectacular photos! We highly recommend them!

    Katie

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  • My husband and I cannot fully express how wonderful Ben was as a wedding photographer. From the moment we met Ben through receiving the photos after the wedding, he was nothing but professional, responsive, seriously talented, and easy-going. Before the wedding, Ben took ample time to meet with us in person and communicate via email about what we hoped for in our wedding photographer. We wanted mainly candid photos with quite a few family and friend portraits as well. I've been in many weddings where we spent a significant amount of time taking formal portraits. With Ben, we seemed to finish the portraits in under 25 minutes, which was extremely impressive seeing as my side of the family alone has around 100 members. He somehow was able to give direction well while also being laid back about the craziness that comes with capturing photos with so many aunts, uncles, cousins, kids, etc. The portraits came out beautifully, and his candids were phenomenal too. Our wedding ceremony was ... Read more

    Amy

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  • I knew as soon as I saw Ben's portfolio that I needed him to shoot my wedding. His photos are absolutely stunning. He is a true artist, you can count on him to capture every exciting, emotional, and fun moment without even noticing he's there. We did NOT want the cheesy posed photos you often see with traditional wedding photographers. Ben's approach to wedding photography is exactly what we were looking for. I have only seen a sneak peak of our gallery as it's only been 3 weeks since the wedding, but every single one I've seen are gorgeous, I can't wait to see the rest! Aside from gorgeous photography, Ben is a pleasure to work with! He makes you feel as if you are the only client he is working with. He is punctual, professional, super nice, and makes you feel as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. I'm so pleased to have had him shoot my big day and am absolutely thrilled to have been his muse for a day. Highly recommend!

    Geoff

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  • Like every couple planning a wedding, my now-husband and I searched for a photographer that would provide us with perfect wedding pictures that we’ll proudly display for the rest of our lives. In our search, we came across a number of wedding photographs that were banal, sometimes bordering on cheesy, and we knew we didn’t want that. Ben Schaefer’s artistic sensibility struck us from the beginning. He describes himself as a photo journalist, and we think that’s spot-on. Rather than projecting his personality into poses and ideas, Ben thought carefully about how we’d planned our day and which aspects were most important. And from the early photos we’ve seen so far, we are pleased with his careful eye and aesthetic sensibility. And to top it off, Ben is a joy to work with. You spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than perhaps any other person (aside from your new spouse), so it’s important that you get along. Ben is fun, sensitive, and funny. We... Read more

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