ABOUT PURA SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY
The power of images is in the stories they tell as well as their inherent beauty. A photographer is an artist who knows how to capture the details of the moment, the nuances, and the context so that the story can emerge or be imagined. This awareness is the difference between a person with a camera and an artist. Devin Wilson and Skylar Stetten seek to tell stories that touch the soul and preserve beautiful moments from across the globe.
“People say that the eyes are the windows of the soul, but the soul of the photographer is glimpsed through the eye of the camera lens. Taking pictures allows me to express important aspects of my identity and this influences the way I see and capture light in unique and special ways.” -Devin Wilson
Pura Soul Photography offers a unique variety of specialized services. We excel in creating images that contain emotion and beauty. Mindful Wedding Collections, Holistic Fine Art Prints, Humanitarian Partnerships, and Commercial Branding. We are always interested in a story worth telling. Content created for others is not for sale, but all fine art images are available for purchase throughout our online galleries.
BEHIND THE LENS – MEET DEVIN & SKYLAR
I often feel that photography picked me, but really it was the yearning for something that could fill me with love and light. Something that could inspire others. We are blessed to live in this amazing world surrounded by nature and intricate social ties that shape our lives. There is so much to be thankful for and so much worth celebrating. And on that note, there is so much that is worth remembering. So whether the images I make are of the love expressed on a wedding day, of a beautiful place in nature, of a child that deserves help, or a product worth using, they all have importance and meaning in my life. I’m constantly inspired and grateful for the people I get to meet and work with in this line of work. I’ve photographed weddings across the United States, in Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe. And worked with non-profits in nearly 50 countries around the world. We’re all in this together and I’m here to do the best that I can no matter what project I am working on.
- Devin 'Aguacate' Wilson Instagram: @gogetsomesoul
I found my passion for photography while doing photographic research in developing nations for a global non-profit. After working in a dozen impoverished and developing nations where I saw poverty, it became clear to me that we all have a responsibility to give back and to love as much as we can while we are here. I'm inspired by the people I meet whose perspective gives them both balance and courage in the face of adversity. I believe life is more meaningful when it's in the service of others and I'm thrilled to work with purpose-driven people and organizations. My favorite weddings are those when the bride is at ease and having fun. I have extended my yoga, barre and meditation practice into our wedding packages so that brides (and grooms!) can count on feeling healthy and mindful on their special day.
- Skylar Stetten Instagram: @skylar777
BEHIND THE NAME
Our name Pura Soul has meaningful roots. The name embodies the spirit that we live by and pays homage to the countless transformative and powerful experiences in the place where we truly met, Costa Rica.
Our name is a mix of Spanish and English. "Pura" means "pure" reminding us to keep a pure soul which helps us embrace life respectfully. "Pura Soul" is a play on the Costa Rican saying "Pura Vida" which directly translates to mean "pure life" and embodies all that is good in life. Paying attention to your heart and soul are important in living. And for the icing on the cake "soul" phonetically sounds very similar to "sol" which means "light" and photography is all about light.
Skylar & Devin have traveled to: United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Switzerland, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Cambodia, Laos, Morocco, Myanmar, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Sudan, Slovenia, El Salvador, Thailand, Tanzania, United States, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vietnam, South Africa.