Behind the camera
Everyday, I am invited into peoples’ lives to celebrate the ordinary and the extraordinary moments that define them. Throughout my twenty-year evolution as a photographer, I have learned that providing truly great images goes way beyond technical expertise. It requires insight, intuition, and the ability to connect on an emotional level. I believe that the more authentic the connection, the more enduring the image.
I am always excited and honored to work with clients to bring their vision into focus. I’m also committed to not taking myself too seriously and making sure that everyone has a lot of fun in the process. I am grateful for the journey photography has taken me on. From my formal training in photojournalism, to teaching with some of the world's best photographers at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, receiving international exposure through published work, and having simple, genuine interactions with my clients, photography continues to enrich my life.
I am fueled daily by the fantastic best friend I had at 18 who is now my husband. We have two amazing daughters and love living in the gorgeous Sun Valley, Idaho area. Every season has a beautifully distinct personality. Depending on the time of year, you might find us riding our bikes into town for a summer concert, snowshoeing together in the winter, or wrestling in our living room… regardless of what we do, there are always lots of belly laughs!
I have such a great team behind the scenes. My studio staff Beth, Lilly & Rhuiv keep me on track. My talented associate photographers Christina, Amanda and Bekka, my bookkeeper Brooke, and of course, there’s also my husband Gurmeet, who knows way too much about wedding dresses and how to make sure high heels don’t sink into the grass.
“Dev, you did such a fantastic job capturing every special moment, emotion and feeling of the day. You fulfilled our every wish & desire in helping make our day a memory that will last forever in our hearts. We absolutely LOVE the slideshow you put together as well. Greg & I both grin ear to ear each time we view it. Trust me, we’ve replayed it many times. All I can say is you leave me speechless with your work, & I wish we did not live so far apart. I truly feel we gained a lifelong friend in you.”