About Ben

"Why? Because I believe life is for the living. I believe in taking risks and biting off more than you can chew. And also, people were yelling and I got confused about the rules."

–Kenneth ‘the Page’ Parcell 

In a previous life, I had a job as an NBC Page for The Tonight Show (the Jay Leno years). I had just picked up my cozy life in Ohio after graduating college and moved the other side of the earth…LOS ANGELES! It was scary, it was strange, and to be honest...weird (ask me about the old lady's laundry room I lived in). But I loved it and it ultimately brought me to where I am today. I have become someone who is unafraid to take chances and do what I love.  Now my wife Christina and I are back near my hometown in Cincinnati and loving it. Although we're back home in Ohio, I've been blessed to have the opportunity to shoot weddings and families all over the country and beyond, experiencing a mix of culture, sights and sounds that inspire my everyday love of capturing life through my lens. Through my time traveling and shooting,  I’ve learned as a photographer that the human spirit never disappoints, and when frozen in a photo, it remains infinite. Thus the relationships with my clients remain the most paramount part of my business. Thanks for checking out my work, and I hope to work with you very soon!
Ben Elsass Photography Cincinnati Wedding Photography

I have quite a few favorite things…but I can get pretty dang excited over: the Carribean, great movie scores, The Rocky Mountains, World War II history,  plaid button downs, a good thunderstorm, even numbers, the Foo Fighters, documentaries, anything coconut, legendary quotes, Ohio State football and basketball, Robert Capa Photography, a new local eatery, spur of the moment road trips, French Bulldogs (with human names…even better), up and coming craft breweries, anything Steve Jobs created, Trader Joe’s pizza, the pulled pork sandwiches at CU Boulder football games, a new vinyl arriving in the mail, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, discovering a new city, a refreshing long run. What are yours?