Stop Motion + Real Audio

Feb 6, 2014
Weddings
I am just terribly excited about THIS. 
 
(If the link doesn't work paste this into your browser: https://vimeo.com/86043988) 
 
For a long time I have been making stop motion films using just photographs from a wedding day. What I always wanted, and finally have, is a stop motion film with real audio captured on the wedding day. 
 
This kind of work is very time-consuming and this film is largely thanks to the efforts of Deidre Hosterman who joined my team in April last year. I shot the images but Deidre pulled them all together with the audio to make something special.  
 
And many thanks to Vanessa & TJ for letting me experiment on their wedding day last August. I told Vanessa, "I don't know if this will work but I want to give it a try." 
 
I think it worked. Thanks Deids. 
 
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Jessica + Evan

Jan 21, 2014
Today the Northeast is getting slammed with snow. My boys are home from school, stores are closed & everyone is hunkered down at home. Me? I'm continuing my blog catch-up and enjoying Jessica & Evan's photos from last year. 
 
Jessica did what every bride should do: She made her wedding her own, from her pink dress to her dog Emma who made a grand entrance at the ceremony. 
 
Jessica and Evan had their ceremony and reception at Lehigh Country Club near Allentown. Every detail had Jessica's touch.  
 
This wedding was also special because my good friend Alison Conklin helped me shoot it. Alison is an amazing and gifted photographer and many of these images are hers.  
 
I was happy to be able to give Jessica & Evan such a great set of images. 
 
Thank you Jessica and Evan, and thank you, Al. 
 
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Sarah + Christopher

Jan 2, 2014
Sarah and Christopher were living in the Boston area when they got engaged but came back to Sarah's hometown for their wedding last September. Their ceremony was at Trinity United in Hummelstown - Sarah's church growing up - and had their reception at the Hershey Country Club. 
 
There was a lot of joy on their wedding day, not just them but their families as well. Their fun-loving outlook & the beauty of Hershey made the photography all the better. 
 
Thanks for having me, Sarah & Christopher. 
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Happy New Year!!!

Jan 2, 2014
What a great way to bring in the New Year!  
 
Nicole & Marc's wedding is in the newest issue of The Knot! It was great to see this and look forward to a bunch of awesome weddings coming up in 2014. In the meantime, I will be posting some of the 2013 weddings that I didn't get around to posting in the blog. 
 
I hate to get behind on the blog but it gives me the winter months to relive some great weddings from last year. 
 
Thanks to everyone who made our 2013 fantastic. Cheers to 2014! 
 
Douglas

Old Friends & New Brides

Sep 1, 2013
All of my couples are special and one of the reason's Nick & Bethany's wedding was special was because I photographed Bethany's sister Lindsay's wedding five years ago. Lindsay is the one crying in the background.  
 
The second time around it's like being part of the family, especially when brides like Bethany and Lindsay make you feel that way.  
 
It was wonderful to reconnect with all of you. Congrats to Bethany and Nick. 
 
Best,