With Louisville Photographer, Ben Marcum

Let's Design Your Dream Portraits

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A portrait is different than a selfie or a candid photo. It’s deliberate, designed to create and capture a single moment in a person’s life.  When done right, your portrait will be a source of pride and a monument to your life, now and for years to come. Louisville photographer, Ben Marcum, creates magazine / contemporary portraits, fine art / painterly portraits, and boudoir portraits.

  • You've Never Had A Portrait Experience Like This

    A portrait session with me is an experience - it begins with a consultation with our design team, includes wardrobe coordination, hair, and makeup, and ends with a guided posing session you'll enjoy and remember for the rest of your life. Your session will be a fun, pampering event, and it's not over when you leave - once your session images are ready, you'll come back to the studio to see them all revealed and ready for you to make your selections.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR PORTRAIT SESSION

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Pre-Portrait Session Consultation and Wardrobe / Styling Assistance

Pre-Portrait Session Consultation and Wardrobe / Styling Assistance

We will help guide wardrobe design and coordination. Don’t let “I don’t have anything to wear!” hold you back, we can help with that.

Professional Makeup Artist

Professional Makeup Artist

Your makeup will be done by the best makeup artists in the region, The Beauty Patrol.

Fully Guided Photo Shoot

Fully Guided Photo Shoot

Ben will coach and guide you into beautiful poses and genuine expressions – you’ll quickly discover “photogenic” is a myth!

Live Reveal of Your Printed Images and Ordering Session

Live Reveal of Your Printed Images and Ordering Session

Once they are ready, Ben will set an appointment for you to come back to the studio to see your portraits in print.

PORTRAIT SESSION OPTIONS

Your session is designed FOR YOU, whether you want one, two or all three styles!

Magazine Style Portraits

Magazine Style Portraits

Modern portraits with a touch of Vanity Fair and a little Star Power

Fine Art / Painterly Portraits

Fine Art / Painterly Portraits

Classical fine art portraits with the feel of old world paintings

Boudoir Portraits

Boudoir Portraits

Artistic boudoir and intimate portraits.

TESTIMONIALS

Charity Gardner Anderson

Charity Gardner Anderson

I am 31, a mom of a 2.5-year-old, I have a full-time job and I live a pretty normal life.

I felt like I was looking at a movie star version of myself. Ben and his team far exceeded my expectations. I have a new confidence after working with them. I would do it again a thousand times over and tell all of my friends to do it, too.

Jessica Day

Jessica Day

Somehow the way I define beauty and look at myself has changed. I'm still amazed at the power of a portrait session.

Jessica Piasta

Jessica Piasta

He cultivated an environment that makes photographing souls a possibility. He set the studio with precision aesthetically, but his personality is his greatest skill. The laughter and comfort and ease with Ben bestowed some of the most amazing photographs I have ever seen.

DeAdrellPorter

DeAdrellPorter

I could’ve never imagined that this portrait session could re-ignite the fire within me. I felt like I saw myself again. ...I felt beautiful, powerful and more than anything grateful! Grateful to Ben for giving me something that I didn’t even know I needed. It’s such a gift.

THE STUDIO

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PRODUCTS

PRODUCTS

Gorgeous photos and large-scale wall art printed on archival photo paper or fine art paper, as well as leather presentation boxes

Location

Location

Your portrait session will take place in Ben’s stylish studio on historic Main Street in downtown Louisville in the Bourbon District.

About Portrait Photographer Ben Marcum

Louisville photographer,Ben Marcum, launched his photography business in 2012, specializing initially in headshot photography, a natural fit for someone who had previously spent 20 years in the performing arts. These days, Ben is regarded as the “GO TO” for headshots in and around Louisville. Perhaps most importantly, Ben loves his work and has a real affinity for photography,  making his clients feel comfortable enough to share their personality while being carefully directed to capture their best features. 

Ben’s lifetime in the arts, comfort behind the camera and easy rapport with his clients provided a natural transition from headshots into classic portraiture, and he is now pleased to offer stunning personal portraits and family portraits. 

Ben has studied headshot and portrait photography under world-renowned photographer, Peter Hurley and has the honor of being Kentucky’s first associate photographer and mentor in Mr. Hurley’s affiliate and training program, “The Headshot Crew”.

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