Process

What You Get

Working with Ben, not only will you get long lasting and beautiful images of your family, but the chance to experience what it feels like to be photographed by an artist who knows how to hold space allowing his subjects to show up in new ways. When you look at these images you will feel surrounded by the love of your family and be reminded of happy moments. You will feel more connected to loved ones.

THE PLAN

STEP 1:
Pre-shoot Consultation

The first consultation serves to find out more about your family, what you hope to achieve from the experience and how we work. We’ll also schedule a date for your shoot. At this time we ask for payment of the session.

STEP 2:
Photo Session

The photo session is a relaxed and spontaneous experience that takes place at your home. It’s a process that looks and feels effortless. There are no wardrobes and poses, lights and locations.

STEP 3:
Review Meeting & Installation Plan

After your photo session Ben will select the best images for your review. We guide you through the process of choosing the images that you love. Once a collection has been selected we guide you on how and where to install them, including options such as putting your prints into a book or museum case.

CLIENT STORIES

For over twenty years, Ben has captured family moments big and small. Sometimes these moments are landmark celebrations, other times they are little snippets of a perfect day spent together. Ben transforms these moments in time to something permanent, memories for the family to enjoy for generations.

Testimonials

“The most wonderful art in our home are Ben’s photographs, and they are everywhere! The photos are a reminder of the magic and blessings of life. As precious as these captured moments are, the time with Ben and Trudie is a very special part of the experience. Ben takes you on a journey of discovering each other a new, at the end we are always left with ‘wow that was so fun’ and glowing from the interaction.”
- R.S. Westport, CT
“Working with Ben and Trudie for our family photo session was an amazing experience, from the relaxed nature of the photo shoot, to selecting the photos, to installing them in the perfect spot in our house. It was so interesting to view our family’s portraits as artwork. Together with the Larrabees, we carefully chose the works that reflect the context of our home, our relationships with one another, and the subtle expressions of our day-to-day lives.”
- M.E. Darien, CT
“I am absolutely THRILLED with the portraits and the installation. Wahoooo! My house is now a home. Thank you for sharing your talents with me!”
- C.B. Summit, NJ
“Ben has photographed our family many times in the past 14 years. The photos hang in a literal gallery on the second floor of our home and each time we walk down the hallway we relive the moments of joy and grace Ben has captured from various moments of our family’s history. The photos never fail to make my heart sing or bring a smile to my lips. They are truly the best heirlooms we could ever leave our children.”
- E.T. New Canaan, CT
“Ben captured a very happy moment in time in the most natural way which is what drew us to his work. You won’t do any posing, no forced smiles – it’s real and it’s wonderful, and it’s actually a great way to work with young kids and get them at their best. The pictures are amazing – and it’s not because of the subjects! We will cherish them forever.”
- J.T. New York, NY
“Thank you for your warmth, patience and inviting manner. Not so easy to keep a family engaged for two hours especially when one wants to watch football, another YouTube and the other South Park. You did good. Can’t wait to see what you see.”
- J.R.Westport, CT
“I am forever grateful to Ben Larrabee for his exquisite capture of my family, and also grateful for the mysterious flash of insight that inspired John and I to schedule this photo session, something totally out of character for both of us. Little did we know that just one short year later we would all be preparing for John’s journey beyond. Life is full of wonder and mystery. Pay attention to those good (and sometimes crazy) ideas, and carry on with a grateful heart,”
- M.G. Katonah, NY