The Business

Benjamin James Photography (BJP) was established in 2004 in Columbus Ohio. For 12 years, BJP has faithfully served hundreds of couples on the most important day of their lives. BJP takes on couples in a first come first serve basis, limiting to 25 couples per year.  

The Artist

When I started shooting senior photos in 2003, while still in high school, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into.  Just one year later, I somehow, and almost unintentionally, convinced 20 couples that a 19 year old kid with very little experience was ready to shoot and edit their weddings (all from his parents basement).  After a lot of learning on the go, hundreds of hours of research (lets be honest, I mean youtube), and many undeserved opportunities, I actually did become a photographer and discovered a passion I never set out to find.  Photography has been great to me.  I am grateful that I have traveled the world doing what I love, but even more than that, I appreciate the couples I get to serve and become friends with each year.  I am so thankful for all of my wonderful clients and feel honored that each and every one of them have trusted me to capture their most precious moments.  

Shooting weddings is definitely something I thoroughly enjoy .. but my truest and deepest passion in life is striving to share the love of Jesus with as many people as I can. 

I currently live in the short north with my wife Nicole and two pitbulls, Teddy and Nikon.  I met Nicole when I walked into her juice bar
( looking for a drink... two months later I got a fiance and 4 months later wifed her up :)