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We're Laura & Devon, newlyweds and life long sweethearts living in Spokane, Washington. We're all about finding new places to explore, we're always daydreaming of traveling, and we're coffee lovers to our core. We love football, classic sci-fi and pasta. We are happiest when admiring the ocean or driving through the mountains. We own way too many books and never have enough reading time, and a terrible weakness for fluffy dogs.
We're drawn to beautiful, honest images that do more than just show how the wedding day looked, but how it felt. We want to emphasize emotion and relationship over pretty things, and we want authentic connections and love to shine through our work.
We love working with couples who love laughter, value art and kindness, and whose definition of a good time includes sunshine, dogs, good food, and a great dance party.
We're so thrilled to meet you!
We believe in people over things, always. We believe wholeheartedly in the importance of the in-betweens, the undone, and the unaffected. We believe a day spent adventuring out of doors is never wasted. We believe in the power of stories to radically shape, enlarge, and empower the world around us. We strive to always live up to our name: honest and straightforward, because everyone deserves more soul and sincerity.
We know that feeling natural or relaxed or beautiful in front of a relative stranger holding camera is not easy. So our mission is simple: to make being photographed as unpretentious as we possibly can. We strive to be relaxed, efficient, easy-going, and above all else, down to earth about things.
What does this mean? It means we will mostly document your love story, observing and capturing the day as it happens. We're more about being wallflowers than stage managers, but we'll always give you enough direction so that you're never feeling lost or confused. We'll step in and fix your hair, straighten your great uncle's tie, tell you what on earth to do with your hands, and hopefully, make you laugh a bit.
Does that sound like something you'd love? Sweet. Us too.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU USUALLY DELIVER?
It all depends on a few things, including which package you book, but in general, we deliver around 700-900 images for a wedding, and around 100-150 images for an engagement session. Most are delivered in black and white as well as color, with a few exceptions for odd lighting and personal taste.
WHAT IS YOUR TURN-AROUND TIME?
For engagement sessions, our turn around time is usually a few weeks, depending on how close it is to peak wedding season. For weddings, our turn around time is 1-2 months, but we always like to post some sneak peeks of what we're working on.
HOW DO I RECEIVE THE PHOTOS? WHAT SIZE?
You'll receive a gallery link via email. From your gallery, you'll be able to download your photos in full resolution for printing as well as web size for any social media sharing. You also purchase prints and albums from the gallery as well, and our galleries can either be made private or shareable for family and friends to view.
DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?
After being semi-broke college kids planning our own wedding, we decided to do things a little differently than most folks, and we do not require a deposit in order to reserve your date with us. After you sign the contract, you have all the way up till your wedding day to pay the total of your invoice, at whatever pace works best for you.
CAN I HAVE THE RAW FILES?
You wouldn't give out your social security number on Twitter, and we don't give out raw files. Trust us, those jpeg files will be more than enough resolution for you!
MAY I PRINT THE PHOTOS? POST THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Absolutely, you can! We'd love it if you printed your images through us, and we can give you wonderful, surprisingly affordable, top quality print products, but we don't require that you do so.
Laura & Devon made the entire picture taking process so easy and efficient and were enjoyable to be around the whole day. They were both so kind and accommodating and really truly added to the overall energy of the day. Our photos turned out amazingly and they really captured every moment, we received all of our photos so quickly and got to relive the whole day through them!
We are nothing short of elated with the photos you both captured of our wedding day. We cannot thank you enough for doing exactly what we requested - you captured how that day felt more than just what it looked like. We cannot thank you enough for capturing that moment in time for us and we hope that you know just how much you have added to our lives by just being great at the career you have chosen for yourselves. We wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone.
Laura and Devon were nothing less than amazing! With all of the craziness, they had the upmost patience and good humor through it all. They made taking pictures easy and comfortable. Laura always got back to us in a timely manner with any questions and was always kind. We couldn’t stop talking about how easy they made the day for us and how impressed we were. Would recommend them in a heartbeat!