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BENJAMIN DARREN

A VERY WARM

WELCOME

Hi, I’m Benjamin aka Ben, Benji or Benny, and I have quite possibly the best job in the world shooting weddings!

I first started back in 2013 and have never looked back, the feeling I got when I shot my first wedding is a feeling I have never lost – I am well and truly in love with what I do! 

Outside of weddings I am also a professional music producer & DJ, I have music signed to some of the biggest record labels in the world and have also DJ’d at some of the most iconic places in the world such as Ocean Beach Ibiza, Zero Gravity Dubai & the French Alps.. 

Which leads to my next passion.. Travel! 

When I’m not filming weddings or being creative I love to explore the world with my soul mate Emily, she is the poster girl on my instagram and takes all the limelight when I upload my holiday photography & films – Rightly so she is my rock and my best friend! 

Aside from the creative world I am very passionate about Mental Health and help out at a UK based organisation called Andys Man Club which is a mens peer support group for Mental Health. We live by the motto #ItsOkNotToBeOk

Favourite Song: Luther Vandross – Never Too Much

Favourite Food: Chicken Fajitas

Favourite Drink: Birra Morreti or Dissaronno 

Favourite Place: New York

Favourite Film: Forrest Gump

Favourite Book: Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King

Random Facts: 

I used to do ballet, got a GCSE in Japanese & have once been on come dine with me! 

“THE FILM BENJAMIN CREATED FOR US IS A TIMELESS MEMORY WE WILL CHERISH FOREVER. WE COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR ANYTHING MORE.”

thomas JONES – SANTORINI, GREECE.

MEET MY TEAM

when you book an extra shooter alongisde me for your film & photography, i will bring along one of my amazing creative partners,

I use these guys exclusively for benjamin darren weddings and work alongside them on all of my weddings with dual shooting, they are incredible..

JAMES - PHOTOGRAPHY

James is my right hand man, someone who inspires me to be the best and also one of my best friends!

We have travelled and shot weddings all over the world together and he is a true genius when it comes to producing breathtaking natural, documentary & cinematic styled photography.

James works full time alongside me shooting weddings covering the photography side of things whilst I focus on the film making. Many of our couples and there guests have complimented our often unspoken syncronisation with one another when shooting weddings, we have an incredible understanding of how to work together to get the best out of your special day.

When choosing your suppliers it is super important there is a connection & relationship between your Videographer & Photographer as they will be spending the full day working together in the same lane, we find working together a dream, and booking your film & photos with Benjamin Darren ensures you get the complete love story your wedding deserved.

ALFIE - FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY

Alfie is one of a kind, he runs his own super successful cinematic wedding film business and is truly one of the most exciting people to work alongside in the industry.

Alfie brings his unique creative flair, personality & style to any wedding - he captures special moments in a way that will leave you speechless and engages with couples better than anyone I've seen.

I shoot alongside Alfie when you book a wedding package that requires me to bring a second shooter and / or is in 2 or more locations, I also return the favour to alfie when his weddings are the same and it works beautiful.

We shoot the same cinematic style & love to work with each other - I am very lucky to have people like Alfie around me.