Melissa and Josh : Intimate Session

Well hello there! I’ll be brief and let you dig in. Melissa and Josh celebrated their 1 year anniversary with this little intimate, in-home session at their new place in Portland. We hung out, listened to some music, and I tied them in as many knots as I could.

Edited with my Heck Yeah Presets (Bright 3)!

(Published on Junebug Weddings)

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tip:

One of the things I feel most proud of for this set is something so simple that I feel silly for even feeling proud of it: I took advantage of arms. Humans come with built in framing devices and for this set I really wanted to incorporate them into the composition of the frame more than I usually do. It's easy to just have a couple leave their arms at their sides or wrapped around each other, but hands and arms are perfect tools for composition that I want to start taking more advantage of. Here's my first step!
  1. Reply

    I love these, Ben! So intimate, simple, engaging and powerful all at once. Job well done 🙂

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    I am absolutely in love with this set. And how much you Challenged yourself with framing the couples with their limbs. So beautiful!

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    Dang, so good!

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    <3 <3 <3 Truly intimate!! And for a first anniversary – PERFECT!!

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    this session is amazing!!! I’m obsessed!! every single shot has me breathless!

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    This is so beaUtiful, intimate ans so clean!! I absolutely love it!! Great work

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    These are simply beautiful! I love the simplicity, yet, deep emotion of them. As you said, using the human arms and hands is brilliant and i love how you did it. incredible soft and emotional shots. I love this session!

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    love the vibes between these two. great job ben!

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    Omg these images are gorgeous! I am both jealous of you & the couple. You, bc you get to shoot in these beautiful homes & amazing locations. Them, bc hello, their photographer is Ben freakin Sasso! #oneday

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