benj_cpcHe’s a Seattle-based portrait and wedding photographer that’s been known to have “a natural talent for capturing real human-connection in his photographs”.  I would have to agree.  But the depth of his photographers go deeper than human connection.  This photographer seems to capture beautiful brides and stunning couples in front of the most iconic scenes in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  Meet the exceedingly like-able and very talented portrait/landscape/wedding photographer, Benj Haisch.

Now, wedding photographers are a dime a dozen.  So what makes Benj a standout?  I’ll tell you.  Benj has combined his talent of capturing humans and beautifully placing them amidst nature — almost as if the picture would be serene with or without the subjects.  He doesn’t care what tool is in his hands and consciously strives to block out the pressures of the industry to shoot and act on what he loves.  And by looking at his work, you can most definitely indicate his passion for the craft.

Since 2007, Benj has been professing that he thinks marriage is awesome, and has been sharing his affable enthusiasm for weddings around the Pacific Northwest, as well as places throughout North America, Europe, and Africa. People love Benj, and Benj loves being married to his wife, Maddie… it shows in the genuine interactions his clients give him.

Benj’s advice to emerging photographers:

 “Don’t get caught up in all of the things that the industry is pushing. The newest/best is overrated, some of my favorite images I’ve shot were done on iPhones and point & shoots. Processing moves in fads anyway, so spend more time making images that look great before they hit your computer. Find the things that matter in your life and focus on capturing what is important in the lives of others. Shoot a lot and don’t be afraid to try something new every single time you take your camera out.”

Benj’s Favorite Gear:

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 35mm f/1.4L
Canon 45mm T/S
Canon 50mm f/1.2L
Canon 85mm f/1.2L
Canon 580EX II
Fuji X-Pro1
Fuji 14mm f/2.8R
Fuji 35mm f/1.4R

To see more of Benj’s work, head to his website and most definitely follow him on Facebook.


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  1. Great photos from a great photographer. Inspirational stuff.


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About MelissaNiu

Melissa Niu is a storyteller at heart. Niu's work ranges from her Broadcast Journalism experience at NBC in Seattle to her recent work as a co-founder and host of the photography platform, [FRAMED] Network. Her passion for photography, music and journalistic skills harvests into a massive need to tell a good story. As a mother of three daughters and running multiple businesses, Niu is constantly seeking balance, health, laughter and progression.


Fine Art, Landscape, Photographer of the Week, Portrait, Wedding, Your Focus