Hey there! My name's Ryan Devisser, and I’ve been enamored with storytelling for my entire life. See, I grew up hitting the pause button while watching movies to study and obsess over shot compositions that stood out to me. As engaging as moving images were, I was always more interested in what a still frame suggested about the narrative or emotional context around it.
I started out shooting for local brands, with the aim of achieving an editorial beauty that felt intentional but not artificial. My learn-on-the-fly approach led me to appreciate primarily using the available natural lighting & shadows to convey an emotional complexity often lost in the sheen of flashes and studio lights. I like unearthing the beauty in reality.
Transitioning to include couple’s shoots (weddings, engagements, etc.) has been an interesting process, seeing how my editorial style translated over from building brand identities to capturing personal intimacy. For example, I get so excited when my wedding couples are into the idea of not having their special day look like a paint-by-numbers wedding shoot. They, and I, want those special moments to feel genuine, lived-in, capable of conveying a world of emotion. And when it happens, it’s feels like some kind of real magic. Distilling intimate moments where a viewer can be drawn in by the simplicity of a photo but feel compelled to remember it because of its depth.
Everyone has a story to tell, and I take pride in helping people tell it in a way that stands out and feels uniquely their own!
COMPANY: Ryan Devisser Photography