Welcome to Ben Finch Photography. We’re absolutely thrilled you’ve chosen to visit our website. We are daily living our dreams as we have the opportunity to photograph weddings, families & editorial features. We love what we do & we believe our work communicates such.
Although we all work under Ben Finch Photography, we’re much more than just one person. Rather, we’re a team of professional photographers. Our home base is in the beautiful Southeast Tennessee region, however, we work all over the world.
Our desire is to capture your emotions and relationships in a beautiful & timeless manner. We want you to have classic images that remain relevant in spite of trends. Our attention to details & ability to push the boundaries of available light give our images an authentic, photojournalistic feel. We strive to capture the personality of our subjects in such a way that brings an immediate connection to those who know them well. After all, we feel like it’s our job to tell your story.
Following my brief stint in college as a Marine Science major, I quickly transitioned my studies to theology & communications (my family is still rejoicing!). Several degrees later & accompanied by thousands of miles spent on the road teaching & speaking, leading worship with a band, & playing collegiate sports, I wasn’t ready to define my career.
Sometime after graduate school, while enrolled in doctoral studies, I was wrestling with the vocation I was in. My thoughts insatiably seemed to gravitate toward creative arts, a desire I’d suppressed for so long. I spent my free time pursuing photography & graphic design, resulting in two businesses, Ben Finch Photography & The Visible Group. Eventually, I resigned from my well-paying steady job & spent time on the road as a business leadership consultant & motivational speaker, while authoring a book, “A Remarkable Practice.” Yet, in 2009, I weighed the risks & plunged full-time into entrepreneurship.
I now travel world-wide photographing weddings, families, & editorial features. Along the way I’ve been privileged to receive a few accolades & publish some work. Yet, I’m most honored to be the husband to my gorgeous wife, Joy, & father of Brennan, Knox & Molly.
All attempts to describe these two fall short, they’re simply wonderful. Rarely do you find a couple so talented & fun-loving. Coupled with their creative perspective & standards for excellence, they are a wonderful part of the team.
Alan, an admitted Justin Bieber fan, spends his weekdays as a dentist & owner of Brock Dental. You’ll also hear of his love to travel as a pilot, regularly finding reasons to get up in the air. And even on vacations he rises early to find prime lighting so he can return home with extraordinary reminders of his travels.
Jenn, who manages a classroom full of students by day, is equally adept behind the lens of the camera. She’s not too keen on early mornings, much preferring late nights. And rumor has it that she’s quite the wake-boarder. For her, the highlight of photography occurs when a client realizes you’ve captured a moment they wish could last forever.
Ben shot Meg’s engagement and wedding back in 2010 and she is enthusiastic to work for such a gifted photographer. An Etowah native who resides in Knoxville with her husband Clay, Meg is looking to grow and expand the Finch name into other markets. Prewitt has a long term vision for Finch Photo and cannot wait to work with all of the clients and build relationships. “By looking at Ben’s photos, I know he is passionate about what he does and to work for a person who truly cares for the client means a lot to me.”
Meg has a background in media, marketing, journalism and sales. As the Business Director, she will coordinate all things business including client relations and marketing. And with a background in Styling & Fashion, she’s already proven herself a tremendous asset. You’ll soon see blog features written by Meg such as,”Making Sure You Look Like ‘You’ on Your Wedding Day,” “What to Wear on an Engagement Shoot,” “Tips for Adding A Little Something Extra on Your Shoot,” & more. Meg brings a whole bunch of ‘girliness’ to the crew that we certainly needed & her experiences have helped shape her into the perfect fit for Finch Photo.
On any given day, you’ll find Alison tucked behind her desk, headphones on, with a huge grin on her face as she interacts with our client’s images. Her love for all things creative clearly communicates through her work. Alison is an irreplaceable member of Finch Photo whose responsibilities include Album Design & Layout, ordering, prepping the images for the blog (Ben says “thank you Lord!”) & drinking chai tea at least once a day. Plus, she adds a certain amount of ‘girliness’ that we’re all thankful for.
Alison holds a degree in Graphic Design from Austin Peay University in Middle Tennessee. It was there that she met her husband, Don, who serves our community as a Police Officer. They have two kiddos, Capri & Campbell, & a super-rad cat named Amos. We especially love it when the whole family comes up to visit!
Jason Wallis was recently named the Office Manager of Finch Photo. He divides his time writing/illustrating and balancing the books at Finch Photography. Creativity is a passion in his life and joining the team at Finch Photo was a perfect fit. Jason has spent 14 years in ministry creating/maintaining budgets of all sizes. “Working with numbers is just like riding a bike, after you crash into a tree you can count your broken bones,” said 9-year old Jason.
Jason usually stays behind the scenes but is always available to discuss contracts, forms, comic books, deposits, balances, registries, and every episode of “Saved By The Bell.” We all play our part to provide the best experience to engage our clients. We’ve been blessed to work with some of the nicest and most caring people around.
Jason and his beautiful wife Kati live in Athens with their two dogs: Clark and Lucy. As Athens natives, they have an addiction to Mayfield Milk and are convinced it comes from unicorns instead of cows.
Oh and in case you are curious, the whole “balancing books” thing was figurative and literal.