We are Zachary and Ashley Vemwell, a fine art photography duo currently creating work along the PNW. With our values of minimalism, sustainability, and organic, holistic wellness, we strive to create and thrive as consciously and sustainably as possible. We have a passion for the analog way of living, and through spending our time living slowly and mindfully, we enjoy our quiet life together experiencing the beauty of the natural world. In addition to our fervor for film photography, we avidly pursue yoga, meditation, reading, hiking, cycling, organic plant-based cooking, and all things holistic health - to name just a few important things!

our photography

Film is the truest representation of the world, and that is why it is our medium of choice. While a digital camera interprets a photograph by code, a film camera captures a photograph by chemical emulsion on light sensitive film. Through the process of film, we are able to capture delicately intimate moments in time in their truest tonality, perception, depth, and motion.
Our arsenal consists of fully manual and mechanical medium format (Hasselblad) and 35mm (Leica) equipment. We exclusively shoot with black and white film as it gives our work a timeless, dream like aesthetic. In addition, we personally hand develop and process all of our film, and currently work hands on with both a digital printer and framer to produce the most sustainable and highest quality fine art prints and albums available.

our philosophy

To be conscious, aware, and in the present moment..
Your wedding day is simply put, a once in a lifetime, individually unique and intimate experience between you and your partner. When you simply experience and let your emotions play out authentically, you naturally tell your story more divinely than any staged or posed moment ever could. We are here to capture your story, to join you in your ecstasy and document the arresting spontaneity, as well as give gentle direction and helpful observation when suitable. We are passionate people who are inspired by emotion - the unguarded moments such as shared eye contact while fighting back soft tears of euphoria… gentle touches of elation or reassurance… subtle glances of pure joy or even blissful disbelief - the organic moments when words from the purest depths of the heart are exchanged between lovers.
We are your photographers, but we will also become your friends. So don’t rush, take a deep breath, and feel infinitely together in your extraordinary love.