Hi, thanks for checking out my work. To make this not feel like a LinkedIn bio, i'll just give you a quick rundown. My name is Deeba Yavrom and I am a photographer. I just finished grad school having studied International Economics (i'm a nerd), and even more recently got married. I have taken photos all around the world I really love it. It's a sweet gig, all joy and smiles all day long.
I have a very simple approach to photography; honest documentation. I have spent over a decade working as a documentary photographer (see here), and bring that style to weddings. My goal is to act like a good friend who came to your wedding with a few too many cameras. This uncomplicated approach not only creates an easygoing relationship between the two of us, it lets me take photos of you guys without you noticing that "the photographer" is there in the first place. My best work comes out in natural moments, where I get to walk around and take photos that perfectly match the composition of a space with the emotion of the moment. I aim to capture the "life" of your wedding.
My style may not be for everyone, but if you feel that it is, lets talk.
And please take a look at what past clients have said about me. I am humbled to be the highest rated wedding photographer in Washington, D.C.
Where are you located?
I am based in Washington D.C., but am available to shoot anywhere you want.
In a world where everyone who is everyone is a photographer, what makes you different?
I have spent a significant portion of my career working as a photojournalist for a variety of newspapers, and as a documentary photographer around the US and South East Asia. I have been published in nearly every national newspaper. I love reportage and documentary style photography and have spent the past decade honing my style to bring that to weddings.
Tell me more, tell me more.
I like to take photos that tell stories. Ones where the more you look, the more you find and discover. At your wedding, you'll see me walking around and documenting the day as it unfolds, photographing moments as unobtrusively as possible. Each wedding has its own distinct style and I strive to deliver a set of photos that remind you not only what you experienced at your wedding, but how you felt; the intangibles. I never shoot to a formula, and do not direct or stage photos except for the time spent for group and couple photos.
Do you use film or digital?
I shoot primarily digital, and use professional Canon SLR and Leica rangefinder systems, matched with a variety lenses and strobes.
Will you take group and family pictures?
Of course. There are often three or more generations of family at a wedding and all of your favorite people in the world are in the same place at the same time. It would be a shame not to devote at least some time for formals.
Can we take pictures together before the ceremony?
Who exactly shoots our wedding?
Everything is done by me. From our consultation to the delivery of your photos, I am the one you contact with, and the one that is there every step of the way. For better or for worse. Just kidding, for better.
How many pictures do you typically take during a wedding.
You should expect to receive around 700-800 photos for a 6hr wedding. I like to deliver more photos because you should have the selection, not me. Keep in mind I do not impose restrictions on you photos. You get full res jpegs, and I encourage you to use those photos to print, make albums, post on social media, etc. Enjoy them!
How many weddings have you photographed?
Lets just say I memorized the lyrics to "Love Shack".
What type of albums do you offer?
I offer a variety of custom coffee table and fine art albums. Please ask me for more details.
How soon after the wedding can we see our wedding images?
After a wedding I take about 6-8 weeks for the editing process. I will send you a USB drive of those pictures and host them online for you and your friends and family to see.