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Meet Forthright

FORTHRIGHT

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(of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken; straightforward and honest.
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Our Philosophy

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. Our mission is to live up to our name: honest and down to earth.

We love the outdoors, and exploring together is our love language. Nature and wild spaces fill & inspire all of our work, and we love photographing & adventuring with people who feel just the same.

We're more about being wallflowers than stage managers, but we'll give you enough direction that you'll never feel lost or confused. We might step in and fix your hair, take a bit of a hike together, and hopefully, make you laugh a lot.

Does that sound like something you'd love? Sweet. Us too.

Who We Are

We're Laura & Devon, kinda still newlyweds and life long sweethearts living in Seattle, Washington. We're all about finding new places to explore, and we're always scheming up our next road trip. We love coffee, classic sci-fi, snarky jokes, 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 have a family of fluffies whom we adore.

We're drawn to adventure, honesty, and to all things timeless, honest, & a little bit windswept. We want to emphasize emotion and relationship over pretty things, and we want authentic connections and love to shine through our work. We strive to blend our love for nature with our heart for storytelling in all our work.

We love working with couples who love laughter, the outdoors, hospitality, and kindness, and whose definition of a good time includes sunshine, dusty shoes, and a great dance party.

We're so thrilled to meet you!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Our turn around time is 1-2 months, but we always like to give folks some sneak peeks of what we're working on! You can always count on receiving sneak peaks within a few days of your photos with us.

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, as well as web size for any social media sharing. You can also purchase prints and albums from the gallery, 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, so we only require a 30% deposit in order to book your date with us. After you sign the contract & pay your deposit, you have all the way up till your wedding day to pay the remainder 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. They are the insanely large, unwieldy, professional files that are more like the blueprint of the final image than anything else. However, you will receive the final, edited, full resolution JPEG files of your photos, and trust us, those jpeg files will have 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 print products, but we don't *require* that you do so. You're totally welcome to post your images on social media! Please tag us or credit us in the caption though, it will make our little photographer hearts explode with happiness.

Adventure Frequently Asked Questions

all our most frequently asked questions about how adventure and weddings work!

HOW DO THE HOURS WORK IN YOUR PACKAGES? DO YOU COUNT HIKING OR DRIVING TIME?

We love to hike, and we love exploring with the folks! For that reason, we don't charge for hiking time or travel within WA State. This means we can head almost anywhere you want! The "hours" for each package are the hours we spend photographing, and these hours will likely be broken up over the course of our time together, counting the time it takes us to hike, change, drive between locations, etc. If you're hoping to have us accompany you on a longer, overnight trip, like say a backpacking elopement or multi-day wedding, we would love that! Shoot us a message & we'll work up some numbers just for you.

For weddings, our coverage is continuous from the time we arrive to when we leave at end of the night. However, if you're planning a wedding where there will be an extended break between events, please let us know.

WHAT ABOUT THE WEATHER? WILL YOU RESCHEDULE IF IT'S RAINY?

We love the PNW in all her moods! The weather here is rather famously unpredictable, and we highly encourage folks to find the fun and adventure in any weather for their session. Our gear is pretty darn weather-proof, so unless there's hazardous weather, we'll be embracing the rain & having some fun!

If you have your heart set on a certain type of weather for your session (like snow, sunshine, or whatever floats your boat), please let us know! We're happy to talk with you about it and see what we can do.

If there is severe or dangerous weather (i.e. blizzard, avalanche, lightening storms, or wildfires) in your preferred location, we'll head to a back-up location with better weather. If there's severe weather throughout an entire region, then we'll look into rescheduling, but it's a pretty rare occurrence!

HOW DO WE PICK A LOCATION FOR OUR PHOTOS OR OUR ELOPEMENT?

We love helping folks find new places to explore, and we've got tons of amazing locations up our sleeves! We will absolutely help you pick out an amazing location. Once you're booked, we'll send you a short questionnaire asking about your location preferences (what type of scenery you'd like to have, how much hiking you want to do, etc.). Once we have all that info, we'll work up a short list of location favorites just for you! Of course, if you already know exactly where you want to go or have some ideas of places in mind but need help nailing down to the details, that's absolutely cool too.

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