We are Zachary and Ashley Vemwell, a fine art photography duo currently creating and residing along the northern coast of Washington State. 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 constant fervor for film photography, we are avidly pursuing yoga, meditation, reading, exploring nature by foot, 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 small businesses to produce the most sustainable, personal, and highest quality fine art framed prints and albums available. At the present, we are working with both a digital printer along the east coast and an analog printer out of a studio in Flagstaff Arizona, as well as a framer and album maker both creating here in Washington State.

our philosophy

To be conscious, aware, and in the present moment..
Your wedding day, simply put, is 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.