K Hulett Photography
We are an award-winning husband and wife team established in 2005, who love helping our couples feel comfortable and exceptional in front of the camera. We delight in photographing both PNW and world-wide weddings.
Q & A with Kevin of K Hulett Photography
How did you get into photography?
When I was very little, I'm guessing 3, 4, 5? I used to stare at people all the time when I would go places with my mom and wish I could somehow stare at them forever, I was mesmerized by people's emotions showing on their faces and I felt like I could feel how they felt by really looking at them for a long time. When I discovered photographs years later, or maybe just connected those two things in my little brain, I started asking for a camera. After going through a few point and shoot film cameras when I was a kid, my grandfather bought me an old manual film camera that I learned the basics on. I took a film and darkroom course in college and fell in love and it's never left me.
What do you offer as a photographer to couples getting married?
We offer experience in being prepared and ready for all the moments while being unobtrusive on the wedding day. We do our best to be present and creative, enjoying the rush of a wedding day and capturing everyone's real moments and energy as it happens. We stay ready to capture everything, details and moments both.
What is different about your photography?
If I am present and can feel each photo as I take it, when our couples (or I hope anyone) looks at them, they'll feel it too, which changes it from just a shot to something with depth. I don't know if that's different, but it's something that's important to us. Love your art and people will feel that love.
What was one of your favorite wedding photos or wedding moments?
The first time we photographed a wedding in Paris (2008), we unknowingly arrived just a day before, not even enough time to see anything other than our venue. After the wedding, we drove around a bit and the first place we pulled over to shoot was on Pont Alexandre III which on it's own is an incredible intricately beautiful bridge, but it's also a great spot to view the Eiffel Tower. As we jumped out of the car, that was the first time I'd seen it and I had 20 minutes to catch a breath, say, "holy hell", find the light, how we wanted to shoot, the poses and get the shots. It was more pressure than I was expecting, but there's something about that pressure that's like a drug, your adrenaline starts pumping and you just have to create at a high level. I like to think we're always getting better, but I feel like we did a pretty OK job that day too!
What is some wedding advice for couples when they are getting photographed at the wedding?
To just be yourselves, be into each other and enjoy the moment. If you can just be present and real, your photos will reflect that and will be perfect.