About

Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Ben Goode Photography was formed in 2008 in Southampton. I originally started out with the assistance of my Dad, and was then joined by my younger brother Josh, in 2012, who went on to work alongside me for approximately eight years. In 2020 Josh put down his camera to pursue new things. We’ll forever treasure the years we worked together. I’m now working as a solo wedding photographer from my base in Eastleigh, Hampshire. I travel across the UK and abroad, photographing weddings in my unobtrusive story-telling style.

I’ve been featured in wedding blogs and magazines – local and national. I’m the recommended supplier to a handful of venues across the south. But most importantly, I love what I do.

In the 12 years I’ve been photographing weddings I’ve seen my fair share of funny moments. I’ve driven a bride to the ceremony as her car didn’t make it in time! Helped a mother-of-the-bride iron the wedding dress! Once a DJ forgot to pre-load the first dance track, so I downloaded the song to an iPhone – the DJ was rather red faced, but it earned us a big cheer. And it’s not uncommon to see me helping the groomsmen pin their button holes. But most of all I capture amazing stories. Read more below.

2008

Photographed first wedding

300+

Weddings photographed to date

30+

Weddings shot each year

4

Destination locations to date

Unobtrusive Wedding Photography

I tell stories. I capture real moments and emotions that tell the story of your wedding day. Each wedding is beautifully unique. I record stories unobtrusively in the background. I don’t want to miss a single laugh or tear. The biggest compliment I get is exceeding the couples expectations when they see the pictures for the first time and them saying “we barely noticed you on the day.” Occasionally I get asked “do you still photograph formal groups?” so I wrote a blog post about that, have a read. To blend in, I’ll always be smartly dressed for the occasion, and try to avoid using flash throughout the day.

I keep direction to a minimum. For me, anticipation is paramount. If the moment passes, I won’t ask you to do it a second time. There’s not many who’ll put themselves through that pressure, but the results speak for themselves. You can’t beat that quality.

I keep all the image editing in-house.

Typically I work within 50 miles of Southampton, Hampshire. However, I am available throughout the rest of the country and worldwide upon request.

Ben Goode

Ben Goode
Ben Goode
I’m Ben and I’m a full-time documentary wedding photographer based just north of Southampton, Hampshire. I shoot weddings all over the country and overseas (now and again). I truly believe I have one of the best jobs in the world.

I’m self taught. Not one to stage and direct a shot. I quietly observe and anticipate a moment and do my best to capture it as honestly as I can. I work with natural light. I’ve been nominated on three separate occasions for ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ in the South. Featured in Vogue and the UK’s top wedding blogs. I tend to shy away from the spotlight of the wedding industry. I’ve never presented at a wedding fair, it’s just not me.

I’ve been a retail store manager, a web and graphic designer and photography studio owner. I can thank my old man for buying me my first DSLR back in 2006. Two years later I photographed my first wedding. I was hooked. I went full-time in 2011. Since then my passion has quite literally taken me to the other side of the world.

I’m a qualified PADI rescue diver. I love to travel and explore – the Scottish highlands, Dartmoor National Park and the south west coastline are all favourite spots to ‘re-charge’ in the UK.

What our customers say

Ellie and James
Thank you for the photos, we are so happy with them! They have turned out better than we ever imagined.
Ellie and James/bride and groom
Paul and Pui
Ben, the photos are phenomenal!! Thank you so much for everything!
Paul and Pui/bride and groom
Luke and Kit
The photos do truly tell the story of the day capturing so many special moments from start to finish. You have captured peoples emotions so well and the feel of the day, relaxed, happy and a lot of love.
Luke and Kit/bride and groom
Harriet and Shaun
The photos are AMAZING! I have spent the entire day looking at them! I cried when I first looked at them! It has reminded me of so many things. You and Josh were so discreet and always there when we needed you.
Harriet and Shaun/bride and groom
Pauline Baker
Thank you for the truly beautiful photographs. They are more than photographs, they are an explosion of happy memories. The thought, artistic flare and care that you put into each shot is just so special.
Pauline Baker/mother of the bride
Rachel and Lawrence
Ben is passionate and talented at taking natural and reportage style photographs. He captured not only the moments perfectly but also the emotions of both us and our family and friends.
Rachel and Lawrence/bride and groom
Gemma and James
A huge thank you for making us feel so relaxed on our wedding day, and for the amazing moments you captured, from the small details to those you took with no-one knowing!
Gemma and James/bride and groom
Tahli and Andy
Thank you so much for all those never to be repeated moments caught on camera. Your blend of professionalism, natural thoughtfulness and good humour are a winning combination.
Tahli and Andy/bride and groom