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Ben Roche Photography

Dalkeith, Midlothian

(22)
15 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Ben Roche Photography logo

Ben Roche Photography

Dalkeith, Midlothian

(22)
15 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

Capture those special moments, with a stunning photography package designed with you in mind! At the heart of my service is providing beautiful images in a way that's as fun, friendly and relaxed as possible!

I am an experienced wedding & portrait photographer offering bespoke photography packages for;

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Tina Kench

23 August 2019

Ben photographed our wedding on the 29th of June and he did an absolutely amazing job. My husband and I don't really like having our photo taken at the best of times so we asked for more natural shots rather than really posed (cheesey) shots and we didn't want to spend half the day being told where to go and what to do we wanted the day to flow naturally and to be able to enjoy it with our guests and Ben totally delivered. We felt so comfortable with Ben that there was time throughout the day we completely forgot he was even there, as did our guests. I would highly recommend. More...

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Lisa-Marie Cooper

16 July 2019

Ben is an amazing photographer! He covered our wedding on 18th May 2019 and he was just brilliant, so accommodating with what photos we wanted, dealing with last minute changes with no issues and not to mention travelling over 2hrs from Scotland down to our venues. So professional, I really can’t fault him! The photos came out great, and we have so many to choose from that we’ve even purchased extra frames! More...

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Lisa-Marie Cooper

12 July 2019

Ben is an amazing photographer! He covered our wedding on 18th May 2019 and he was just brilliant, so accommodating with what photos we wanted, dealing with last minute changes with no issues and not to mention travelling over 2hrs from Scotland down to our venues. So professional, I really can’t fault him! The photos came out great, and we have so many to choose from that we’ve even purchased extra frames! More...

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Emily Dearden

9 July 2019

My family and I have used Ben for all our weddings, baby shoots etc for the last 5 or 6 years now and I can not praise him enough, can’t do enough to help. Travels far and wide, makes everything easy for you so it takes the pressure off for the big occasions. Very quick at getting photos ready for viewing. Prices are very reasonable for the work that he does from start to finish. Would not consider using anyone else. More...

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Louise

3 July 2019

Booked Ben for our wedding next year his prices were the most reasonable and he seems very nice

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Roy Strachan

28 April 2019

We engaged Ben to take our wedding photograph in early April, part of our chosen package was a pre wedding "engagement" shoot, this was a great success and relaxed us ahead of our wedding day. When the day was upon us we knew that Ben would mingle and capture our day seemlessly and this was very much the case. We have recently viewed our wedding photo gallery and are delighted with the results ahead selecting our album shots. We have no hesitation in recommending Ben to capture your special day. More...

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Emma

25 November 2018

I have booked Ben for February, so have not yet met him . He was very helpful and efficient in corresponding with me. He listened to my needs and came up with a great package.

Thank you Emma, very kind! I'm really looking forward to meeting you and the family next year at the photo session! Ben

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Jane Carson

10 November 2018

We engaged Ben to take our wedding photos in April next year and a couple of weeks ago he did some pre wedding photos. We are so delighted with the results. The photos are so natural and really captured the moment. He made us feel so relaxed and this is reflected in the photos. Ben was extremely professional and took his time to get just the right photos. Thank you so much, really looking forward to the photos for our wedding day. More...

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Nadia

2 November 2018

Ben did my professional photos for my new business. I’m so glad I chose him as he made the whole process so easy and fun. He organised everything including finding a venue that suited what I asked for, in a place that was convenient for me. He was so warm and friendly that I felt very comfortable, even though I’m not used to having professional photos taken. I’ve received my usb with all my images and they are all beautifully edited and presented. It’s obvious that Ben has a wealth of experience and knowledge that helps him get the best shots, and that he cares so much about getting great pictures for his clients. I can’t recommend him highly enough, thanks so much Ben! More...

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David Erskine

27 August 2018

Thank you so much Ben for our outdoor family photoshoot - the location you picked was really convenient, and worked very well, and you really captured our children's personalities.

I was impressed by your professional eye (and your kit!) and appreciate the fast turnaround time. You definately put us at ease.

There are so many brilliant pictures, we're spoiled for choice on what to get printed as a larger-size for the wall.

Thank you again and I'd definately recommend you to others!
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Karen Finlay

17 August 2018

Ben,
Thank you for our fantastic photo shoot for my daughters 16th Birthday celebrations at Dalhousie Castle.
From start to finish you were so organised & had everything in place for our guest arriving.
We received all photos within 2 weeks & was even hand delivered our UBS in a lovely gift box which was fantastic.
We are delighted with your work.

You will come highly recommend for future events.

Thank you again for your great work.

Karen Finlay
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Karen Finlay

17 August 2018

Ben, Thank you for our fantastic photo shoot for my daughters 16th Birthday celebrations at Dalhousie Castle. From start to finish you were so organised & had everything in place for our guest arriving. We received all photos within 2 weeks & was even hand delivered our UBS in a lovely gift box which was fantastic. We are delighted with your work. You will come highly recommend for future events. Thank you again for your great work. Karen Finlay More...

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Wendy Burns

30 July 2018

Our wedding was the best day possible and Ben helped to make it so,such a lovely,friendly guy who put us at ease and made getting our photo's taken a fun,relaxed but professional experience, the sample photo we have seen are stunning and cant wait to see the whole album,we would highly recommend Ben Roche photography.

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Maura Gelston

23 July 2018

Ben did our daughters wedding photos he put everyone at ease was very approachable helpful and did.some very original photos would strongly recommend him

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Kaye O'Donnell

23 July 2018

I had Ben out to shoot some photo's at my son's 18th birthday meal and could not ask for a nicer person to carry out this work..
Thanks very much Ben and looking forward to seeing all my photo's.
Kay
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Yasmine Petrie

23 July 2018

Ben recently came to our home for a ‘newborn/family’ photoshoot and the day completely exceeded our expectations. Working with a newborn can obviously be stressful but Ben was calm, patient and so understanding. The day was lovely and the pictures are outstanding, so much better than I ever imagined. I honestly wouldn’t have anyone other than Ben photograph anything else for us in the future. Thanks again x More...

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Kazza Mitch

23 July 2018

Ben came and took photos at my engagement party and he made myself my fiance and family feel very comfortable in front of the camera. My mum liked him as he was clear in how he wanted to approach the photo and gave clear instruction. He made us feel welcome and free to suggest what we would like. The photos turned out beautifully and we will be displaying them proudly. I would definitely use Ben again. More...

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Sarah Murdoch

23 July 2018

Ben exceeded our expectations! He was very professional, charismatic and organised. We, and all of our guests felt so comfortable with him and everyone commented on how good he was on the day. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding photographer! We can't wait to see the photographs as we know they'll be amazing. Thank you so much! More...

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Yasmine Petrie

8 July 2018

Ben recently came to our home for a ‘ newborn / family ‘ photoshoot and it was amazing. Working with a newborn obviously isn’t easy but Ben was so calm, patient and understanding. Having met Ben previously when he photographed family weddings and occasions it was lovely seeing him again and we wouldn’t of had anyone else photograph or babies shoot. Having just received our images we are over the moon with how they turned out, we really couldn’t of asked for anymore. Thank you so much Ben. More...

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Fiona Simpson

4 July 2018

Ben recently photographed our wedding and we are delighted with the service we received. He was very professional and reliable,always replying promptly to any questions we had. He obviously researched our venue thoroughly and listened carefully to our wishes. On the day he made us feel really special. He had such a fun,pleasant ,friendly manner and made us feel so relaxed. We are so pleased with the photos and would highly recommend him. More...

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Karen Mitchell

3 June 2018

Ben came and took photos at my engagement party and he made myself my fiance and family feel very comfortable in front of the camera. My mum liked him as he was clear in how he wanted to approach the photo and gave clear instruction. He made us feel welcome and free to suggest what we would like. The photos turned out beautifully and we will be displaying them proudly. I would definitely use Ben again. More...

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Kay-lee O'Donnell

3 September 2017

Ben is a young and very easy man to get along with. Very friendly and it was a real pleasure for him to attend my son's 18th Birthday dinner with myslef and my family, he took fantastic shots of us all and we had them very quickly afterwards. At a very reasonable price I would recommend Ben for any occasion that you want to have treasured memories for life. More...

Q&A

Where to start - planning, timing, lighting, positioning and a hundred other things need to come together at the right time.

Each shot has to tell part of a story and to do that requires a great deal of skill on the part of the photographer! Photographs, more than anything else, transport a person back to exactly how they were feeling on the day the photograph was taken. So, naturally, if someone feels uncomfortable when the photograph is taken, then it makes for an uncomfortable image - forever! Making the photography session fun, friendly, relaxed and ultimately enjoyable for the people in front of the camera is essential to getting the kind of portraits that everyone enjoys looking at and wants to put on their wall. This is probably my top thing when shooting weddings & portraits.

My second thing when shooting weddings & portraits is to get lighting right, but I'm not going to get all geeky on you. Suffice it to say, that getting the lighting right in camera at the time the photographs are taken is key. It is just one of those things that you can't really fix in post-production, I mean, sure you can make light look better or more dramatic in post production - but that's only possible if you've good good light to work with first!

Meeting the client's requirements is essential, and I offer a thorough consultation process prior to the shoot. Questions will depend on the nature of the photography (wedding, corporate etc) and will generally range from what the preferred outdoor locations are, to dates, budget requirements and what style of images are wanted (candid, posed, creative etc).

I'm very flexible and always want to work with the client to get it right. I have no set formula, no rigid rules - it's all about adapting to the client's needs.

Simple, everything! From working for myself, to capturing special moments, to using cool camera gear. I love the constant creative challenge of always doing something new and different for each client. Then there are the challenges of dealing with all the 'in-the-moment' aspects, like the candid moments, special surprises and the weather! Oh, the weather!

The idea that I could do something special and different was the driving force behind starting up on my own. There is the old cliche of being ones own boss, and whilst that does have a great deal of appeal it's a lot more than that. There is a lot of risk when running your own business, but the rewards are tremendous.

For a stunning photography package designed with you in mind, capture those special moments - look no further!

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