light hearted & natural wedding films

meet ben

Devon based wedding videographer, Ben, in his early 30’s, lives with his wife Emily, and three young children, Daisy, Rory & Rowan in their home within the Tamar Valley in Devon. This is also where Ben’s editing studio is nestled amongst the woodland. Ben started Foster Filming back in 2010, when his unobtrusive yet intimate and emotive style of filming quickly got traction and has lead to him filming over 600 weddings across the UK and Europe.

My Approach

There is a trend within wedding videography at the moment to create films that are rather dramatic, with impressive yet potentially distracting cinematic camera work that is intensively edited. My films are eloquently captured, yes, but my focus is not on adding value to or skewing reality, but rather beautifully capturing the raw essence, for better or for worse, of 1000’s of subtle, seemingly incidental, moments. I then piece these all together to capture what I feel is the true essence of the day. There is beauty, and emotional engagement in this rawness, from the sweet vulnerabilities to the moments of elation, pure love, and euphoria. This all results in a wedding film that is, at least I hope, understated and honest, yet timeless and refined.

For this all to work, it’s really important that I remain unobtrusive, capturing the day subtly and not interfering. Let’s face it, no one really likes being filmed, so by using compact/unobtrusive equipment and not being afraid to just take a step back and capture the day from a guest’s perspective, people are much more at ease with me being around.

We’re currently taking bookings for 2024/25 with many key dates for 2024 having already been snapped up; to avoid disappointment, drop me a message about your wedding date as soon as possible. Although I’m a Devon wedding videographer, I also capture weddings as a Cornwall wedding videographer, Somerset wedding videographer, Dorset wedding videographer, and beyond, often finding myself in the southeast, where over half of my work is.

Ben is the most incredible videographer – the wedding video he made for us perfectly captures the joy and emotion of our wedding. On the day he was a calming and discreet presence. I could not recommend Ben more highly, we will treasure our video forever.

Ben is a joy to be around – he has a warm, bubbly, caring personality which instantly put us at ease, and, to top it off he is an incredible videographer – the best I’ve ever seen! We feel extremely lucky to have had him film our special day and couldn’t be happier with the results.

If you are in the process of selecting someone to capture the moments and emotions of your day, look no further, Ben is your man!

If we could give him more than 5 stars, we would. Thank you Ben for your talent and hard work!!! We hope to see you again one day 🙂

 Ben has produced the most beautiful video of our wedding day – its everything I hoped it would be and more. Half the time you never even knew he was there. For anyone even thinking about a wedding video (I was in two minds) DO IT. Ben will honestly be the best wedding day investment.

 

Ben was wonderful! He captured our day perfectly! Having such a small wedding, Ben fit in with our close family and friends so well and it was great to share our day with him.

Ben did such a stunning job with our wedding videos. He was so easy to be around and did a great job capturing everyones emotions and fun on the day. We were not initially sure if we wanted to video our wedding but we are SO glad we did. We would 100000% recommend him to anyone!

What can we say; Ben is amazing! Through the heartache of 3 wedding dates and multiple postponements due to Covid, Ben was so accommodating and supportive; moving the date each time without a fuss. As for the day itself… incredible! Ben captured everything we’d hoped for and more. The video is perfect. And to top it off, he’s just a genuinely nice guy.

I honestly can’t recommend Ben enough, he was absolutely amazing throughout! The videos Ben captured and edited of our wedding were just everything we wanted and much more!!! I will honestly be forever grateful and can’t thank him enough. If you are looking for a videographer you definitely won’t be disappointed!

Safe to say we were blown away by Ben’s work! The sequence, the songs and the shots he put together were all perfect, had us constantly in tears with both laughter and emotion as we’ve watched it back so many times. All our friends and family have also commented how incredible the video is. Not only that but Ben was amazing on the day, guiding us when needed but mostly being in the background basically unnoticeable as we went about our day.

Ben is simply amazing. We saw his other wedding videos online and knew we loved the style, but obviously you have no idea if you’ll like the person behind the camera who spends the whole day with you – or if you’ll like seeing yourself back in what they film- we won, on all counts! Ben is so subtle that you barely even notice him on the day, but when you do, he’s smiling and quietly going about his business. Thank you Ben – you are awesome.