About me

I’m a Connecticut-based photographer who specializes in weddings, elopements, families, lifestyle, and music photography.
I love working with people who share my enjoyment for the outdoors, have an adventurous spirit, and are looking to create photos which trade in the traditional for the uniquely personal. If that sounds like you, let’s connect and begin to plan something special today!

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There is beauty in everything

My ideal day would begin in one location and end in another. In addition to international travel, I love exploring on every level. Whether it is on a hike to take in the beauty of this world, or on a road trip to check out a new coffee shop, I am always seeking new experiences–which brought me here, to the
United States. 

I grew up in Strasbourg, France. To give you an idea of where that is, there were about five different countries all within a few hours drive from my house. As one of five boys, I am the artistic one–a “wild spirit”–among my brothers. Art always fascinated me, which led me to pursue an education in videography. 

It is through my experience in videography that I developed a firm foundation in composition and creating an atheistically pleasing image. My move to the United States propelled me into photography, and I
have had a camera in my hand ever since. 

Since I am French in nationality and in nature, I am something of a foodie. I love sushi, tacos, cheese, and fresh warm bread. (I mean, who doesn’t love a fresh French baguette!) I’m a bit of a coffee snob and have a well-developed pallet for a good glass of red wine. If I’m not out and about, you can find me, coffee in hand, music playing, and reading a good book. 

the photographer behind the lens

a closer look at

Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls. Dreamcatchers, macrame and 100 Days of Summer. Anthropologie trips and walks on the beach, love letters and secret admirers. Fall breeze, flannels, and hot cocoa. Whales and dinosaurs and handmade crafts. Salvage denim, antique leather bags, and the first time we watched Moonrise Kingdom. 

The slow hum of traffic and the cool breeze that signify the joy of a new day.

our philosophy

all PHOTOS BY ben wagner | property of ben wagner photography

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