About Ben Lariviere Photography
Ben Lariviere is a wedding photographer, whose photography style is rooted in expressing genuine emotion and capturing authentic moments through keen observation and a honed sense of timing. For Ben, photography is about storytelling and mood. He approaches every assignment as a challenge to shape a narrative, express genuine feelings and record both large and small details. He does this by employing visual aesthetics that accomplish those goals in an honest, yet stunning way.
In 2012, Ben earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, specializing in Photography and has been freelancing ever since. Currently living with his wife, Kat and son Rylan, near Toronto, Ben was raised in the small town of Baden, near Kitchener-Waterloo and returns frequently to photograph weddings and portraits.
Wedding packages include a number of individually post-processed, high-resolution, print-ready JPG files. The files are delivered in the form of a beautiful online photo gallery with the ability to download your photos in web or print sizes. Couples are also welcome to customize a wedding package to accommodate their unique needs and preferences. Clients will also have access to an online proof gallery, which can be used to view and share wedding photos with family and friends. Using the gallery, clients can place a print order or submit a selection of their favourite photos to be included in the photo book design. Most packages also include an engagement session and a custom-designed photo book. A second photographer can also be hired to ensure that no part of your affair is left untouched. Ben prefers shooting one event per day to ensure that your wedding gets the necessary amount of attention and focus. He is also happy to shoot at multiple locations and for additional hours, if necessary. Trash the dress photography is also offered. In addition to the above services, the following is also available: -
Along with wedding photography, Ben also offers other types of sessions and services. These include the following: -
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Natalie Kelly · Married on 12/10/2019
Skilled, calm vibe, beautiful & memorable photos
It was clear from the beginning that Ben is very talented with photography. My partner and I were nervous as neither of us had ever had professional photos taken before, but with Ben's relaxed nature, good direction, and good humour we were able to ease in and get comfortable with the process. Getting our engagement photos done helped with this a lot and also gave us something exciting to do while planning our wedding. Ben was quick to respond to emails in good detail and so helpful with the planning process, like suggesting shooting locations. Ben also continued to be a calming presence on our wedding day, putting myself and my husband, and all of our friends and family at ease to enjoy the day and we were left with photos that captured us as a couple, our family, and friends so genuninely and naturally. I very much recommend Ben Lariviere Photography!Sent on 19/05/2020
Amy Stemmler · Married on 23/06/2018
I would highly recommend Ben to everyone! Not only are his pictures beautiful but he is wonderful to work with. My wedding had many last minute changes due to weather and he was so accommodating and made everything work so effortlessly. Even when we lost track of time and he was done for the night, he let me know before he left that we didn’t do our dances yet and he offered to stay an extra hour to capture those moments. I also think he takes some of the best candid photos I’ve ever seen. Seeing pictures of our loved ones smiling and laughing throughout the day, are my absolute favourite. I will forever be thankful to Ben for capturing the story of our wedding day perfectly!Sent on 11/06/2019
Hayley Spencer · Married on 18/07/2015
Ben is amazing! He was the photographer for all 3 of my sisters' weddings. I knew it was an excellent choice choosing him for my own wedding. His creativity will make your pictures outstanding! He catches your most natural moments, and those are my favourite pictures. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone. He is a pleasure to work with and really listens to what you want!Sent on 30/06/2016
Ben Lariviere Photography's reply:Thanks for the great review, Hayley! It was a ton of fun photographing your beautiful wedding day and I'm so happy that you love your photos.
Kelsee Kelly · Married on 18/10/2019
Amazing and Talented!
Oh my god we cannot rave about Ben enough! We are so happy we went with him! He’s personable, creative, flexible, talented and overall amazing. When we begun searching for photographers, he stood out the most with the tone and feel in his pictures. He did our engagement photos and wedding. He was so flexible with our day and captured every shot we wanted, plus more we never even thought of! I loved the candid moments he caught in a world where people tend to always pose or not be themselves. The album he made for us was amazing and it’s something we will cherish for a lifetime. 100/10 would recommend!
Love, Kelsee & Taylor KellySent on 26/05/2020
Stacey Jones · Married on 23/08/2019
Having never had professional photos done before my husband and I weren't sure what to expect. Ben made us feel comfortable and relaxed during our engagement shoot which helped prepare us for the wedding. We received many compliments from guests on how he "just didn't stop working all night," and you can tell based on the final product. We are so incredibly happy with all our photos and how well he captured our day. We will forever be thankful we chose him for the job!Sent on 15/05/2020
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