Photography services

Events

Whether it’s photographing your annual conference, award dinner, public event, wedding, party or anything in between. The best part is the excitement and challenge of photographing a live event. You never know what to expect so I am prepared for almost anything.

People

Do you have a professional profile photograph of yourself? Not many people do. Whether it’s for publication, online, social media, presentation talk or just fancy an updated photograph. Studio, on-location or in-action – it’s all available.

Education

I worked as a photographer in Higher Education for eighteen years, which offered me a unique and varied experience. From a lecture theatre to laboratory, american football to amateur dramatics, nightclub to nursery school – not forgetting the silent-order convent.

Objects

Museum and object photography has been my focus for many years. From manuscripts, wagons, statues, silverwear, posters, antiques, pottery, teddy bears, jewelry, coins, archaeological artefacts, cars and artwork. And it’s not just about taking the shot with the right lighting and background – it’s about how to handle the delicate and fragile objects too. So whether it’s a large digitisation project or just a few objects – your objects will be in safe hands.

Architecture

Whether it’s an image of your place of work, an event location or a town/cityscape there is much to be gained by adding that geographical element in photographic form. It doesn’t have to be an entire building or a room but an interesting architectural detail.

 

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Kind words from my customers

I would like to send my heartfelt thanks for your photographs of the wedding.  Your lightness of touch and informality, coupled with some more ‘traditional’ shots is just wonderful.  You have captured all the emotions of the day and we now have not only some marvellous memories of that but some wonderful additions to the family archive too.  You have a rare gift of being in the right place at the right time but being completely unobtrusive at the same time.

Steve Body

We hired Laura for two days to take pictures at our wedding ceremonies. In the lead up she was excellent, asking us about the sort of pictures we wanted – relaxed and candid – as well as any specific shots. She understood our vision perfectly and produced a record of our day that we will treasure forever. Over the course of the wedding Laura perfectly balanced the need to direct people (during line-ups and specific shots) with an easy manner which allowed her to slip unnoticed amongst the guests to achieve the reportage style photographs that we so wanted. The quality of her work is extraordinary, her eye for a great picture and technical expertise combined to produce so many fantastic shots. After the wedding we received our photos very promptly, and in a variety of digital formats, which has allowed us to use the images exactly as we wish. We cannot recommend Laura highly enough. Personable, talented and professional.

Emma James

Laura is an excellent and experienced photographer. Having worked with her several times over the last 2 years, she not only produces great work but also engages with what we are trying to achieve as a finished product. The shoots are always a great experience and Laura has great rapport with everyone she photographs. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her for future projects.

Willow Collios Reading University Students' Union

I have commissioned photography from Laura Bennetto over many years. Her work is excellent. She is exceptionally responsive to meeting the special requirements of my commissions, and over time she has developed specific techniques for the work, with superb results. I can highly recommend Bennetto Photography.

Eric Kindel University of Reading

I booked Laura (at very short notice) for some professional photographs. I was really put at ease for the photo shoot, Laura seemed to read my mind and guided me through how to present myself for the photos. The results were brilliant, relaxed professional photographs, cropped in both colour and black & white. The look is exactly what I hoped to achieve. Laura sent the photos within 2 hours of our shoot. Fantastic photos – brilliant service.

Sharon Hall

Laura is a joy to work with: highly skilled, efficient, and good company. She understood the requirements of my commission to a level where she spotted glitches I had overlooked – so it became a true collaboration. She processes images quickly and accurately so you can always rely on her to work within the agreed timeframe.

Kate Fletcher University of Reading Malaysia

I am very happy to recommend Bennetto Photography as a thoroughly professional and reliable local business. We mainly use their services for a specialist museum, library and archive photography, including post-production work and we have no complaints about the results or the value. They are flexible to our needs as a business and highly competent.

Guy Baxter Museum of English Rural Life

Laura worked with us to produce some photographs of the halls of residence, managed by UPP at the University of Reading. This included shots of the rooms, halls exteriors and photographs with students in and around the halls.

Laura provided a professional service to us, adjusting shots where necessary to meet our needs. She was easy to work with, friendly and never complained about the constant changes of locations between halls. As we were shooting on a cloudy day, Laura even kindly offered to come back and take some exterior shots on a sunnier day. She also offers reasonable pricing and her turnover rate was incredibly efficient. The photographs have proved effective for our usages.

Laura Halls UPP

I was delighted with the service that I received from Bennetto Photography. I was provided with the most perfect and detailed set of photographs. Laura is friendly, efficient and very professional, supplying exactly what I required and at a sensible price. I cannot recommend Bennetto Photography highly enough. Thank you.

Anita Docherty

Thank you very, very much for these photos. They are a wonderful memory and photos mean so much to me. You have given me a very special gift which is very much appreciated.

Philippa Darbre SCR Reading
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Get in touch with any questions or requests. I look forward to working with you soon.

About Bennetto Photography

I am a creative corporate photographer based in Reading, Berkshire and have worked in the photography industry for 20 years. 

March 2016 was when I setup Bennetto Photography Ltd. Before that I was as a photographer for the University of Reading for 16 years. I have had the privilege of photographing diverse subjects from public events, sporting occasions, artefacts to operating theatres. Not forgetting the silent-order convent (for anyone who knows me - that was a tough job)! And of course, the occasional notable person including Henry Winkler, Sir David Attenborough, Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir John Madejski, Lord Hurd and Laura Tobin.

Laura Bennetto with camera
Laura Bennetto

My experience enables me to work well under pressure, adapt to any style of photography, be creative and problem solve on the move. I work with companies to enhance their visual brand using photography: conferences, corporate events, staff profiles and promotional photographs. For individuals and families, I offer wedding photography along with portraits and event photography. Based in Woodley, Reading I am happy to travel and shoot on location and routinely cover Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and London.

Customers are key

I have been in the customer service sector for all my working life - customers are key. I will endeavor to get the best possible photography within your budget and on time.  I can show you examples of my work, testimonials and clients that I have worked with - but what do you want? 

Pricing

Every job is individually priced based on the length of the shoot, travel time, expenses and post-production requirements. All estimates are valid for six months - there are no hidden costs (and no VAT). As a canny Scot, there is nothing worse than getting hit with an unexpected bill. 

In order to cater for every budget, I use flexible charging models: hourly, half day and full day rates (as well as discounts on large/multiple day jobs) so whether your photography budget is great or small - please get in touch. Please take a look at some photography examples please visit my portfolios page. I look forward to working with you. 

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Fashion photography

Sometimes you take a set of photographs and you never see them again – for a number of different reasons. However, sometimes, you know they will eventually be used (you just don’t know when) and this shoot fits into that category. I took them some time ago and the client has completed their website which is now live. Rado-Hicks scarves are luxury hand-made Italian scarves. For more information please visit Andrea’s website: Rado-Hicks

Elspeth and David Luna's wedding: Blaise Castle Museum, Bristol

Elspeth and David’s Wedding

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One location can often provide more than one look to a photograph (even if the subject is the same – okay, with and without a jacket on). This was the case when I photographed Max recently. We went to the Showcase Cinema in Winnersh and took these two shots under the flyover. And they couldn’t be more different. Now – can you guess who he looks like?

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