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Sep 14, 2016
Weddings
I am probably breaking some wedding photography rule. 
 
But I do it nearly every time: Make a portrait of my couple not smiling. 
 
This image is from Dana & Phil's wedding and there are lots of other images of them smiling, laughing & smooching. Those are all good and fun and wonderful. 
 
But there's something about I love about these expressionless images. Maybe the lack of a laugh or smile makes you look deeper into the image. There is an earnestness about it.  
 
Whatever it is I like it. Rules be damned.  
 
Douglas
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Sep 6, 2016
Engagements
I had a lot of fun Sunday with Rose & Eric during their engagement shoot.  
 
We started at Lehigh University, then headed to downtown Betlehem and we finished on the Tow Path along the Lehigh River. This is one of my favorites from the shoot. 
 
Sometimes it's about working all the angles--even upside down from above despite your immense fear of heights.  
 
Stay-tuned for more images from Rose and Eric's shoot. 
 
Douglas
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Aug 26, 2016
Weddings
Ahhhh, The First Look! 
 
They are all so different, yet each is a visual representation of the emotional connection between a couple. It's one of my favorite parts of a wedding day. 
 
This is Andy when he saw Lauren for the first time; and how he feels--how Lauren knows he feels--is right there on his face. 
 
I am glad they will have this moment forever.  
 
Douglas
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Brittany & Josh | Lehigh University

Aug 24, 2016
Weddings
Lehigh graduates are a constant in my bookings and all of them have a strong attachment to this school and the many wonderful spaces it has.  
 
Linderman Library is always a favorite among these couples. If you've never been in there, I can assure you it's a magical place: The way the light filters through the stained glass and pours over the rotunda; the creek the wood floors make; and the smell of old books mixed with the sound of modern technology are just a few elements that draw students to the space. 
 
Earlier this month I photographed the wedding of Brittany and Josh--who met and fell in love after hours and hours of collaborating on projects and assignments in Linderman. They were giddy with delight to be in the space again.  
 
When we were leaving, heading down to Packer Chapel where they would say their vows, I couldn't help but smile at the thought that these two were exiting the place where it all began and entering into their new life together.  
 
Douglas
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2,712 Photos in 4 Minutes: Rachel & Jimmy's Stop Motion Wedding

Aug 18, 2016
Weddings
I don't get to do stop-motion too often, but when I do, I am reminded of how much I love the way it looks and how far it goes in conveying the emotion of a wedding day. 
 
Douglas 
 
P.s. Hats off to Deidre Hosterman who helped with post-production. Trust me when I say it's a tedious and time-consuming task. She did a wonderful job.
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