A little about your wedding photographer: Josh Bennett
I am a full time wedding photographer serving Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and anywhere worldwide! If I am not out shooting a wedding I am taking courses to improve my photography skills. I enjoy learning, traveling, and being a computer nerd. I married my wife Jamie in 2011 and we have a german shepard named Duke.
Why did you choose to be a photographer as a career?
I enjoy being creative and telling stories visually. I am also a tech nerd so I enjoy all the technical aspects about photography.
Why wedding photography?
I decided to be a wedding photographer because weddings allow me to capture real emotions. Instead of being tied down in a studio I enjoy exploring new locations and taking shots that are different. I do very well under pressure and I actually find it to be very exciting while others may find it stressful. I learn something new about photography every wedding even after 5 years of shooting full time.
Favorite experience so far as a photographer?
Thats a hard one. I documented a mission trip to Costa Rica so I would have to say that was very exciting. I have shot a wedding in a cave and a castle - those were neat. I worked as a camera operator for a Red Box movie and got to ride in army tanks. As you can tell I enjoy traveling.
The photo on the right was taken on one of the best days of my life - my wedding! It really sums up my life in one photo. I am goofy and so is my wife Jamie! You thought I was going to say something sappy didn’t you? We were married on September 17, 2011 and that day seemed like it flew by. I am glad we had a photographer we were comfortable being around to capture such a goofy photo because it’s my favorite from our wedding.
I think it’s important for us to get to know each other on a personal level so you can be comfortable being yourselves in front of me. Hopefully this will give you an idea of who I am when I am not out being the Worlds Best Photographer (awarded by my mom).
Favorite TV Shows
I am a full-time wedding photographer and Cinematographer serving Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and anywhere worldwide. But you probably already knew that. Something you may not know is that I will also travel to the moon as long as I don’t miss The Walking Dead on AMC, which is my current favorite TV series. Some other shows I like are 24, Survivor, The Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, and the classics — Friends, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and The Office.
I listen to a lot of different styles of music. I don't have a favorite genre, but my favorite band is Coldplay. A few others are Ben Folds Five, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Zac Brown Band, Josh Turner, Johnny Cash, and Toby Mac. I love a lot of different music. In fact, I have over 6,200 songs in my iTunes library.
Our dog - Duke
A few months after Jamie and I were married, we decided to get a puppy. I say “we,” but what I really mean is Jamie wanted a puppy. So, being a good husband, I found a German shepherd, and it was Jamie’s birthday gift. We named him Duke, and I think he has become more my dog than hers. I enjoy taking a break from working and taking him for a walk at the park. The picture is of Duke on a ride to the park. Now, Jamie wants a cat (a small dog). We will see how that goes.
I have won over 30 awards working on films
I went to film school because I enjoyed TV productions in high school. I am pretty good at composing shots and operating a camera. I still work on different productions every so often. I have worked on commercials, Red Box movies, music videos, and a lot of independent films. If I didn’t enjoy photography, I would probably work in the TV/movie industry. The picture is of me on the set of Keith Urban’s video for “I Want to Kiss a Girl” in Nashville.