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.
It’s possible that you’ll never meet a nicer gentleman than Jon Moore. His winsome & ever-positive personality immediately made an impact on Finch Photo clients. Rarely do you find someone so gregarious & easy to relate to. And on the photography side, he is rare blend of technical precision & inventiveness. The mix results in a beautiful outcome. And let’s face it, he can rock a bow-tie like few can. Growing up in East TN, Jon has seemingly always had a knack for all things creative. After graduating high-school, he attended Watkins College of Art & Design in Nashville, before moving back East. And for much of 2014, Jon has been Ben’s main assistant photographer & has quickly assumed the position of Associate Photographer & Photo Editor. His work is a beautiful blend of both digital & analog/film photography. And we dare you to find someone who can speak with as much camera gear knowledge as this fella… and cars, music, and pretty much anything for that matter. He’s practically a walking “Jeopardy” show. Ha.
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.
After working as an art director in Colorado, Boston and NYC, Lauren returned to her native Florida where she was the Art Director for Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine for 3 years. While working there she became enamored with every aspect of weddings- (the flowers! the decor! the first look!) then met her fella, and was able to plan her own destination wedding in 2012. Like many women- she moved from weddings to parenting (magazine that is!) where she was Art Director for a year before joining the finch photo team as our Art Director where she is designing wedding albums and collaborating with Ben on design projects.
Lauren lives in central florida with her two rescue pups and husband Tim, and comes to Knoxville once a month for team meetings, and to keep Meg and Ben on their toes- by teaching them how to use the toaster. She lives on espresso and sushi, (not together) and is obsessed with Washi Tape craft projects.