Deven was our favorite investment throughout this whole wedding planning process. For 1.5 years, I searched for the right photographer that would be able to capture the beautiful range of people of color at our wedding. From the second we met, ...
I knew she was the one and compared everyone's work to hers. Our families thought we were crazy for spending more than $500 on any vendor, other than catering, especially on photography. We were confident in our decision to select her. She was the first best decision we had made in the 2-year planning process. When we were considering changing venues due to lack of communication on the venue's part, we had booked 100% of our vendors by that time (6 months til the wedding date). The only vendor we cared about for changing venues and dates was Deven. We cared about everyone else too but Deven had created such an impactful relationship with us that we were willing to settle for less at the original venue if Deven was not available for the new proposed date at the new venue. Luckily, Deven and the majority of our vendors were good to go! So we were able to move forward with plans at our DREAM venue. From this point forward, everything was smooth sailing because she made things easy for us. From the engagement photoshoot to the day of the wedding, Deven made us feel special and beautiful every step of the way. We all feel self conscious at times, but with Deven you don't feel that way because she is able to direct you in a way that allows you to shine in your naturalness. She always managed to make us feel like us without over the top dramatization.
She provided speedy service in which we recieved our sneak peeks within 24-48 hours, and it was a great amount of pics. For our engagement photoshoot, within 2-3 weeks, we recieved over 500 pictures from a 2-hour photoshoot. I think that is impressive considering I never imagined that we would have that many beautiful pictures of us. Every single one was our favorite.
Deven setup a meeting to discuss a timeline of the day. Considering that we did NOT hire a wedding planner or coordinator, this was awesome. She provided great ideas such as the Photo Dash - our guests gave plenty of compliments on how excited they are to have professional pictures from the wedding day. She was opened to our traditional Hispanic activities and asked the right questions to ensure she was at the right angles to capture the best images. Her flexibility on the day of the wedding allowed us other opportunities for photoshoots since both our dad's were very late. She contributed to the NO STRESS environment that we were aiming for. She worked with the bridesmaids/groomsmen and our friends in adjusting the timeline in terms of photography and videography. Speaking of which, she is great at collaborating with other vendors. You would have thought she knew and worked with our videographer her whole career. They were a great team and really supported each other.
She was our personal hype woman. She is passionate, kind, and energetic. Even our moms noticed how Deven would literally bend over backwards to capture the most stunning and beautiful moments. Deven was literally everywhere all the time capturing everything! She is the best investment we made and worth every single penny. She will always be associated with the first decision that we made confidently. We love Deven and cannot wait to have her capture future moments!