Hi there! My name is Ben Schaefer, and I am the founder/owner of Silver and Salt Photography based around Boston, with a storefront studio in Arlington. I photograph each and every wedding, and consider it a massive honor to be welcomed into the inner circles of the couples I work with. I approach each day as unique and blend an unobtrusive documentary approach to tell the story of the wedding celebration.
Silver and Salt Photography offers couples an alternative to traditional posed photography. I focus on the joy, hugs, authentic momements and stories from YOUR wedding, rather than a set colledtion of dresses haning in windows and a photograph of shoes.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Katie · Married on 07/21/2017
My husband and I cannot fully express how wonderful Ben was as a wedding photographer. From the moment we met Ben through receiving the photos after the wedding, he was nothing but professional, responsive, seriously talented, and easy-going.Sent on 09/24/2017
Before the wedding, Ben took ample time to meet with us in person and communicate via email about what we hoped for in our wedding photographer. We wanted mainly candid photos with quite a few family and friend portraits as well. I've been in many weddings where we spent a significant amount of time taking formal portraits. With Ben, we seemed to finish the portraits in under 25 minutes, which was extremely impressive seeing as my side of the family alone has around 100 members. He somehow was able to give direction well while also being laid back about the craziness that comes with capturing photos with so many aunts, uncles, cousins, kids, etc. The portraits came out beautifully, and his candids were phenomenal too. Our wedding ceremony was in a church, and Ben was respectful and completely unobtrusive while still capturing photos from all angles. Our priest reiterated the same to us post ceremony. At the cocktail hour and reception, Ben managed to take photos of all guests--and we had around 180 of them. From our getting ready photos, to walking around Boston Common before the ceremony, through the reception, Ben was fun to be around, and made us feel even more relaxed.
We were drawn to Ben's photos because of his photojournalistic approach. He has a unique ability to capture both genuine moments between people at weddings and also artistic shots. I loved the way he played with the lighting in many of our photos. Everyone who has seen our photos has been blown away by them. My husband and I are having a tough time choosing our favorites.
Jenna · Married on 07/06/2019
Ben was the best to work with. His personality was perfect for us on our day. The pictures are beautiful.
An amazing photographer!! Very talented.Sent on 09/11/2019
Johnna Foley · Married on 05/26/2019
Lucky to have found Ben!
Ben of Silver and Salt Photography was such an amazing part of our wedding day. We reached out to him after seeing some of his beautiful work on his website and Instagram. He chatted with us on the phone a couple of times before the big day to iron out details and plans. He was friendly, professional, and flexible throughout the entire process. On our wedding day he arrived on time and seamlessly became a part of the preparations. During the ceremony he took beautiful and creative photos that we absolutely love. We had a more casual reception at a local bar, where Ben captured so many great moments between our friends and family. He was always quick to respond to any calls or emails, and we received hundreds of gorgeous photos just a few weeks after our wedding. We would 100% recommend Silver and Salt Photography!Sent on 07/21/2019