About Ben Fones Photography…


I photographed my first wedding in 2006 following my graduation from Wolverhampton University and I loved every minute of it. After a short stint with a portrait company travelling around the Wolverhampton area photographing Babies and toddlers in their own homes I began working for a wedding and portrait company in Albrighton on the outskirts of the city. My time with Gary Williams Photography was amazing and a superb introduction to the wedding photography industry. During my time with Gary I shot over 60 weddings and a huge amount of studio and lifestyle portraits, learning my trade from one of the best in the region.


In January 2009 I left Gary Williams Photography and decided it was now time to start my own photography venture and so Ben Fones Photography was born. The first year I had a massive amount of support not only form Lauren and the family but from my old boss and friend Gary, he gave me permission to use images I had shot when with him, lent me equipment and even gave me weddings to shoot on a freelance basis. It’s fair to say that without Gary the company would never have got started.




The years that followed the business went from strength to strength, working out of a garage conversation at home gave me the perfect place to meet clients, do viewing's and work my editing and designing socks off. By 2010 business was booming and I had the opportunity to photograph weddings all over the UK and Europe including Marbella and Jersey. By the summer of 2012 I had captured the memories of over 150 couples under the Ben Fones Photography heading and began to form long standing relationships with many of the fantastic wedding venues in and around the West Midlands. By the end of 2012 I had display albums in wedding venues such as Moxhull Hall in Sutton Coldfield & The Mount Hotel in Tettenhall, and these great relationships still exist today, with the addition of venues such as The Park House Hotel in Shifnal, Somerford Hall in Brewood and Alrewas Hayes Near Lichfield. It was during this time that I realised that I needed to expand my workspace if I was to grow the business and to also allow me to continue to give my clients the best possible service so the search for my first studio began.


In August 2012 I moved into Victoria Warehouse an old engineering factory tucked away behind the House of Frasier building in the centre of Wolverhampton, and it wasn’t long before the diary was filling up with families looking to come and have their portrait taken. During the start of 2013 I felt the space wasn’t working right and actually I need a much bigger room and so I made the short move to next door and into Studio 3 inside the Victoria Works building which is where we are still based today. The studio sold itself to me straight away with its exposed brickwork, original oak floors and huge windows it was everything I had ever envisioned my first studio to be.


Ben Fones Photography continues to grow and expand and in April 2013 I employed my first staff member Tegen. She had been on a week’s work experience with me a couple of years previous and I knew her passion for photography would make her a perfect fit for the business. Since then Tegen has learnt so much and now shoots most of the studio portraits whilst I’m out shooting weddings, the team is a great base for the plans to expand again, so watch this space.

In August 2012 I moved into Victoria Warehouse an old engineering factory tucked away behind the House of Frasier building in the centre of Wolverhampton, and it wasn’t long before the diary was filling up with families looking to come and have their portrait taken. During the start of 2013 I felt the space wasn’t working right and actually I need a much bigger room and so I made the short move to next door and into Studio 3 inside the Victoria Works building which is where we are still based today. The studio sold itself to me straight away with its exposed brickwork, original oak floors and huge windows it was everything I had ever envisioned my first studio to be.



How to find us…

Punch into your sat nav WV6 7XJ, the house address is 2 Cunningham Road, Perton, Wolverhampton. Once you arrive if you park on Canterbury Drive (to the right of the house as you look at it) you’ll see the Fone-Box and a blue gate which provides access the the cabin, just come on in…


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Ben Fones Photography

The Fone Box

2 Cunningham Road
Perton
Wolverhampton

West Midlands

WV6 7XJ

Info@benfonesphotography.com

01902 271140


At the start of October 2014 I found that I needed a change in direction so that I could fall back in love with my work, my clients would receive the best possible service and so my wife and two boys might actually see me from one week to the next. So we made the decision to bring the business back home to Perton, just outside of Wolverhampton. Very quickly work began in our back garden to transform a section of it into a purpose built log cabin design studio, enabling me to meet clients, do viewing's and combine this with a better quality of lifestyle for me and my family and so the Fone-Box was born. All this has seen me return to the business philosophy I had before and with out sounding like an extra from Jerry Maguire less clients better service. That's what we are all about making sure our clients get the best possible service and images that can be produced. So that's us, that's what we do, how we do it, and why we do it, thanks for taking the time to read and visit our site and if your interested in our services please don't hesitate to get in touch

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