We are Ben & Hope!
Wedding and Elopement Photographers
We are a husband and wife wedding and elopement photography team that LOVE capturing the special moments that happen in life.
We love having fun and living life to the fullest. We love travelling the world and spending time with our three daughters. If we don’t have a trip booked, we are planning it. We are especially grateful that we have a job that allows us to be creative and spend more time with each other.
After being married for almost 19 years and working together for 12 we have fine-tuned what works and what doesn’t. We have strengths in different areas and together we bring the best out of your wedding day.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Once upon a time back in 2002, Ben was living and studying in Hawaii. Between school and surf sessions he met an Aussie girl, Hope. After 5 years of living in paradise, he followed his heart to Australia where they married and made a new life together. Fast forward to 20 years and three girls later they feel blessed they get to be creative, working together to document so many love stories every week!
Owner | Lead photographer
I was born in a small town in the “South”, home of big utes and bluegrass. I traveled around the USA before settling on the breathtaking shores of Oahu, Hawaii.
I thought that would be the last home I had until a beautiful Australian girl convinced me otherwise. So I moved around the world to follow the love of my life.
It was in Hawaii that I firsrt picked up the camera, never thinking that I would be a wedding photographer on the Gold Coast, and began shooting everything. After I moved to Australia, I found that I love photographing life and love in all its forms.
I am very fortunate that I have the opportunity to be a part of the most important moments in people’s lives.
get to know me
FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT
Anywhere new, travelling is life
favorite tv show to binge
Fluent in Spanish
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
MY HAPPY PLACE
With my girls
MOUNTAINS OR BEACH?
forever ON REPEAT
Anything by The Beatles
bucket list wedding spot
A classic introvert (5w6 if you’re an enneagram follower) my home is where my heart is. You’ll most likely find me there playing with my girls, painting watercolour pieces, or if I’m with friends there’s always food involved.
I’m the one who does a lot of the behind the scenes Ben + Hope work like designing albums, retouching photos, and social media posts while Ben does all the face to face stuff. He’s not shy at all!
My favourite part of every wedding is catching the Grooms reaction as he sees his Bride for the first time walking towards him. I always do a mental happy dance if he cries!