The Button Presser
Hi, I'm Ben. I press buttons. I don't press your buttons. Just my buttons. Really expensive buttons. On my camera.
Not a lot to brag about on this bio. I'm just a regular guy with fantastically shiny long hair. I'm happily married to my high school sweetheart. It took me two years to figure out she was the one. Ten years to propose. And only five minutes into the engagement to realize I was a groomzilla. It's been four years since our wedding. In that short time, we've managed to bang out a threenager named Keelan and an infant princess, Averie. Keelan's my prodigy. Here he is -- shooting my friend's wedding.
I take photos. Of real life. Real love. Real people. It doesn't take much to make a nice photo. Just two people, madly in love, fabulous lighting conditions, an intimate moment and lightning quick reflexes to capture it all on a single frame. A single image. A single second in time. That's it. Easy peasy.
I'm also a partner at Empire Green Creative, a small Portland, Oregon collective of visual story-tellers working in the commercial and advertising world. And for some of my commercial photography, also check out 13B Design.
For some insight on the daily, follow me on Instagram @benpigao.