Hi, I am Jacob Benjamin.

Before we crawled into bed, my siblings and myself would listen spellbound, as our father read aloud to us. His stories inspired our imaginations, and allowed us to see beyond the horizon. Today I share stories of life and love, because I still believe in the magic of story. Being able to document moments and save them for you, is what my photography is all about. Creating experiences and moments that, you will want to tell your children and grandchildren.

The tools I use to capture and share images matter less and less. Rather my training and experience are what enable me to photograph your story. While I studied at San Diego Christian College for my BA in Communications, and attended the Institute in Photography’s prize winning photography; it was the time I spent mentoring with Christina Dickson of Bride Inspired, assisting 8Twenty8 Studios, and shooting with other photographers that have given me the experience I need to confidently capture your day. Whether it is tying a tie, pinning a boutonniere, photographing your portrait or bustling a dress. I am there to help.



“lYl Photography did an amazing job snatching each happy but fleeting moment and transforming them all into beautiful memories. We are so thrilled with our wedding pictures!”

—Alexandra & Caleb

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