Testimonials

What our clients have to say…

Becca+Ryan Nauvoo, Illinois Wedding

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“Being out of town, we were a little apprehensive about working with a photographer we hadn’t even met!  But we were blown away by how happy and energetic Devan was when we met coming out of the temple on our big day!  It eased the potentially tense situation of photographing family at the temple.  We could really enjoy the meeting of all our guests while Devan quickly and efficiently organized the troops with humor and ease.  The photos on her blog and website first drew us to here, but we were amazed at how she took our wishes into account when creating her compositions. The photographs we received were beyond our expectations!   It was worth every penny of the investment and we recommend her to anyone who wants beautiful artwork from their wedding day as opposed to mere snapshots.  Devan knows how to work with people and create beautiful, contemporary photographs that tell the story of your special day!”

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Ben+Lyndsey | Fort Madison, Iowa Engagement Session

“My husband and I chose to work with Devan to capture our engagement photos. We couldn’t be happier with our decision! Before working with Devan, we were concerned about getting the quality of photos we wanted for a price we could afford. We were amazed that someone with so much talent was so affordable! Devan worked with us prior to our session to help secure the locations we wanted (i.e. The Ivy in Fort Madison, Iowa) and offered her professional opinion on my many questions regarding wardrobe/hair/etc. During our session, we felt confident and at ease. Devan’s social personality and sense of humor helped us to relax and be ourselves.

The prints and products we received from Devan truly exceeded any expectations we had. Family, friends and even strangers have commented how lovely our photos are! Thank you, Devan, for such a wonderful experience!”

Monica+Neil | Keokuk, Iowa Wedding

“Before working with Devan, we were really nervous about the cost and quality of our pictures from this day that meant so much to us; often you have to sacrifice one to please the other.  With Devan, we didn’t have to sacrifice either!  The pictures were beautiful and, unlike anything I had previously thought possible, she was able to articulate exactly how happy we were that day.  It was the perfect day.  And thanks to Devan, we have the pictures to prove it!

It was especially important to us, because we had a very small wedding, that we have quality pictures to give to our friends and family who were unable to attend.  We got that and more from Devan.

We especially enjoyed how kind and professional Devan was.  By the time we were taking pictures after the wedding, we really felt like she was a part of the family.  She’s so kind and funny; we were at ease with her in moments.  She completely owned our trust, and with good reason.  The pictures were amazing!”

Kaeli+Taylor | Nauvoo, Illinois Temple Wedding

“When we saw Devan’s blog, we knew right away that we wanted Devan to be the photographer for Kaeli’s wedding. She perfectly captures the personalities of those she is photographing. When we met her, we knew choosing her was the right choice – she was friendly and easy to talk to, but also professional as she took photos. We wouldn’t change a thing!”

Mike+Heather | Nauvoo, Illinois Temple Wedding

“The experience you added to our wedding was amazing. Heather and I were reluctant to use a photographer we didn’t know as the pictures were the most important item we wanted for our wedding. When we met you for the first time your demeanor was exciting, friendly, and casual. We felt that you were not only a professional, but also willing to demonstrate creativity and had the ability to have fun during the session. In Nauvoo, IL there was an abundance of opportunities for amazing shots. We felt that your patience and understanding of what we wanted was great. The pictures at the Temple were beautiful and when we wanted pictures by the drawbridge, and tunnel you had fun and added creatively to our vision. My favorite part was the horse and carriage ride outside of the restaurant, and while it was fate that we had that available, the black and white picture in front of the Temple is one of my favorites. I can honestly say Devan, that if I ever hear of friends who wish to hire a photographer”

Abby+Jonah West Point, Iowa Wedding

“I was fortunate enough to have Devan as a photographer not only for my wedding pictures, but also for my engagement portraits.  My husband and I live in Iowa City, and it was important for the two of us to have a few pictures in some of our favorite places, including the place he proposed, in front of the old capitol, and in the heart of our downtown. Devan took time out of her busy schedule to come to Iowa City to capture us in the places that are most meaningful to us. She made us completely comfortable and the whole day turned out to be so much fun! When we received our pictures, we could not have been happier. Not only did she get great pictures of the two of us, but she even included our dog in some!

On our wedding day, Devan was there from 8:30 in the morning until about 11:00 that night. That morning, she actually made it to the hair place before I did! She took pictures, interacted with the wedding party, and really helped to create a comfortable environment for us. Throughout the whole day, Devan was there every single step of the way. She captured so many moments that my husband and I were just too busy at times to notice! Within a matter of days Devan provided me with a sneak peek of my pictures and an awesome photo video set to music. It meant so much to me that she went above and beyond to create an extremely special moment for us. We received all of our photos back from Devan in less than 3 weeks – and the quality was outstanding. Not only were we pleased, but our families were so grateful for the updated family photos! I strongly recommend Devan to anyone looking for an outgoing, fun, and more than anything else, extremely talented photographer! You will not be disappointed!”

Morgan, Family & Child Portrait Client

“My favorite part of working with Devan was her patience with my son and her passion for what she does! She has a way of getting the most personal pictures and some of my favorite shots end up being the ones I didn’t even know she was taking! As long as Devan is a photographer, I will never have anyone else take our pictures. I love that Devan has such a personal approach…she has seen our son grow and always captures his personality! I absolutely love seeing our pictures on gallery wraps! They are such great decor pieces that I am so proud to display in my home!”

Samantha, Family & Child Portrait Client

“I did not know quality pictures until we started going to Devan. She has the amazing talent of capturing beautiful, fun, and unique pictures. Devan has taken pictures for our wedding, children and family. Every time you have your session she makes your experience with her fun and laid back. I love being able to have beautiful high quality picture to display for our friends and family to see. My favorite part of working with Devan is she is great with my family and children, even when they are difficult, and no matter what I can always expect beautiful pictures!”

Kyeanne, Mount Pleasant High School Senior 2011

“Thank you so much for the wonderful photos and fabulous service!  During the session you made Kyeanne feel so at ease, completely erasing any self consciousness and nervousness.  Even though it was 93 degrees that day and we were all sweating, you can’t tell it at all in the pictures. Plus you can tell she was having fun.  You captured Kyeanne’s beauty and enhanced it…showing her personality in every photo.  Her senior pictures will be something we treasure for the rest of our lives.  I personally hate having my picture taken because I’m so judgemental of myself, but you not only made me feel comfortable you also made me look beautiful in the mother/daughter picture.  Seeing it hanging on my wall and being proud to show it off, is a gift I could never repay.  Every picture you took of Kyeanne is amazing and totally unique!  Before working with you, we weren’t looking forward to these pictures because we knew that her pictures were going to look like every other senior pictures from the local photographers.  But you made every photo unique and something entirely different then all of her friends.  Even my niece’s senior pictures, who you also photographed, look NOTHING like Kyeanne’s even though a couple were in same location.  So that proves it wasn’t the scenery that made them special, it was entirely the photographer.  You’ve just been wonderful and made this a special, memorable experience for her.  Just as it should be!  Thank you!!”