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October 2012 – Columbus, Ohio \\ High Ball for Halloween (see MORE and/or other years 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008)

i think i got up to 103 bounces… the best of the evening by FAR!


  1. Jennifer

    Another wonderful year and fabulous memories! Special thanks to all our friends for a VERY enjoyable weekend!

  2. qmb

    Again a great collection,true to detail and personality! I think Jenn’s closeup is my fav in this batch.


August, 2012 – Columbus, Ohio \\ Doug and Jennifer had their wedding at Columbus’ beautiful Taylor Mansion! Everything was amazingly beautiful and fantastically styled! I loved seeing the joy in the eyes of not only Jennifer and Doug, but also their friends and family as they participated in their marriage. I am so glad to have been your photographer! Congratulations!!! :)

  1. Jennifer

    Love, love, LOVE!! Benjamin – you did an amazing job capturing all the moments at our wedding and people special in our life!


August, 2012 – Sylvania, Ohio \\ Amanda and Frank‘s wedding was SO amazingly beautiful! It’s a bit of an extra long blog post here… I don’t think anyone’ll mind :) \\ FLORAL DESIGN – Bartz Viviano \\ EVENT DESIGN + STYLING – DIY by Amanda! (I know RIGHT!?? SO well done!) \\  DAY OF, COORDINATION – Bee for the Day \\ PHOTOGRAPHY (of course…) – Derk’s Works

(we like to bust out polaroids and give them to our couples whenever possible!)

It’s always a little extra awesome when a past Derk’s Works bride is friends with the bride :) Especially when it’s someone as awesome as Anna :)

  1. Rachel



PHOTOBOOTH MADNESS!!! – Toledo, Ohio \\ EVEN MORE over HERE!!! \\ Special congratulations, appreciation and love to Sara and Josh who got married last weekend just so we could all have fun ;)



Columbus, Ohio

  1. Amy

    Oh my goodness. Breathtaking. Love them!

  2. OK, I happened across your site today and I LOVE your photography! (I was an IPS student in Dallas a couple years ago). The rockstar photo is my fave!


September 2012 – Columbus, Ohio \\ I love the genuine joy that John and Erica have for one another. Congratulations guys :)

  1. Erica Daft

    Ben- The pictures look amazing! You have such an amazing eye! Thank You So Much!! Can’t wait to see more!- Erica

  2. Great pictures of a very wonderful couple. Looking forward enjoying our future with you & the extended family.
    Lots of love! Grandma Peggy &Grandpa Dean.

  3. Pam & George Daft

    The pix are great! You have a nice feel for beauty and place. Thank you!
    – George & Pam


September, 2012 – Cleveland, OH \\ These guys are seriously so sweet (and so cu!). I am so glad that they chose me to be their photographer. Congratulations guys :)

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  1. e. scott

    Awesome work.

  2. sooooo GOOD! i don’t even know which shots i like most – love the whole post! looks like such a fun wedding. :)

  3. Heather Dunn (bridesmaid)

    Amazing pics! Thank you so much for being such a part of the celebration…you really captured the emotion, the love, the friendship…as well as the crazy, silly, spontaneous! I look forward to referring people to you!

  4. Anne

    LOVE! They are just fabulous and we were so fortunate to be able to work with you! I can’t wait to see the rest. THANK YOU!

  5. Meghan Rooney

    SO CU!!! Seriously, the photos are gorgeous. You were so fun to have around- I’ll definitely recommend you to anyone in need of some serious talent!

  6. qmb

    FABULOUS SHOTS with: the sunset, the dogs, the barn, the watches, the exit stairs, and wow the back lit silhouette. What a beautiful bride:)