I’m a photographer based in Jacksonville, Florida, specializing in wedding photography; I also have an intense video and music obsession.
I grew up in a tiny town in North Carolina, then sailed around the globe and anchored on the shores of Jacksonville, Florida. I was first introduced to photography by the talented Julian Robinet—a german videographer who inspired me to purchase my first DSLR camera.
I started wedding photography while studying Graphic Design and Digital Media at the University of North Florida. A friend asked me if I would photograph his wedding for $50. It was a two-hour gig. With no weddings under my belt, I offered to do it for free in exchange for the priceless experience—and the rest is history.
When I first started in 2016, wedding photography was very intimidating. Luckily, I had a circle of talented local photographer mentors who taught me the ends and outs of the wedding industry. I gained valuable experience being a second shooter with some of the best wedding photographers in Jacksonville. Shooting with them helped me develop the skills and confidence to branch out under my own brand, Ben Cross Photography.
One thing about me is that I prioritize my relationship with my clients to craft meaningful partnerships so that I am primed to capture the truth when it appears. My expertise helps put each client at ease—knowing they will have the best photography experience on the most important day of their lives.
As a seasoned wedding photographer, I am trained to melt into the environment to capture each glorious moment as if it were being experienced firsthand. So much effort goes into capturing weddings candidly, artistically, and accurately. With the dream of one day being one of the best wedding photographers in Jacksonville, I shoot every wedding as if it were my own. I put myself in the bride and groom’s shoes and tell their love story through artistic imagery. It has taken years to master this, but photography has provided my clients with the most beautiful memories of the happiest day of their lives.
“I can be a fly on a wall and capture like there are five photographers in the room.”