Nick – June 2019
tl;dr: Devon is amazing. Hire her.
When we looked at wedding photographers, we wanted someone who had lots of pictures of real (i.e. not conventionally beautiful) people. When you look at a lot of wedding photographers’ websites, most of what you see is gorgeous pictures of gorgeous people looking gorgeous. Those are nice, but it’s often hard to tell how much is due to the talent of the photographer and how much is just due to the fact that they’re highlighting the most attractive people they’ve ever photographed on a day where the couple spent hours looking as beautiful as possible.
My partner and I are not the most traditionally attractive people. I think she’s gorgeous, of course, but she’s also a foot shorter than me, and I’m blessed with the jawline of a late-generation Habsburg noble. So we wanted to find a photographer who we knew could make us look as good as possible. We also liked that Devon was LGBTQ-inclusive, which was very important to us. After a video chat, where both of us were totally charmed by Devon, we hired her for our wedding in DC.
About six weeks before our wedding, we learned that my partner’s mom was going to have to have surgery, and wasn’t going to be able to make it to the wedding. Obviously, both of them were devastated. We decided, on short notice, to have a “pre-wedding” in Boston, with just immediate family and a couple close friends, about 25 people. We emailed Devon to find out if she knew any photographers in Boston. Lo and behold, Devon was free that weekend, and offered to come take pictures for us. It was an amazing help to us to have a photographer, and it meant a ton to my partner and her moms that they have pictures to remember it by.
Not only that, the pictures were amazing. We walked around Beacon Hill for a while, and she got some really great shots of us with the brownstones and the State House. Made us look really good. Then we went to a restaurant in Cambridge, where we took some posed pictures and then had the ceremony and dinner. Again, the shots were amazing, but almost as impressive was how, in a small space that was crowded with people, Devon managed to both get every important moment on film and also seemingly disappear into the walls. She’s like a ninja that takes great pictures.
After Boston, she also shot our wedding in DC. Again she took amazing pictures, and again she was completely unobtrusive. She also worked with us for random requests like taking pictures with our cats (some of my favorite pictures) and near the spot where my partner and I met, which was not by the venue, and did a great job wrangling the various family and bridal party members to get the necessary shots in a pretty short amount of time.
Through it all, she was incredibly friendly, fun to work with, and super helpful. It’s hard to write a text review of a photographer, but go look at her pictures and they’ll tell you everything you need to know about her talent. Hiring Devon was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding, and I can’t recommend her enough.