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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If the Shoe Fits

Aug 9, 2016
Weddings
I'll just put this out there: I love shoes.  
 
Shoe choice says a lot about a bride. Grooms, unfortunately, are usually more dependent on socks to share their flair. 
 
This is a blog about shoes; these are a few recent favorites. 
 
Douglas 
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Right Now

Aug 5, 2016
Weddings
This is one of my favorites from Rachel & Jimmy's wedding a few weeks ago.  
 
It was toward the end of the reception and I asked if they wanted to go out for a walk to see what we could find. 
 
We found this. 
 
I have photographed dozens of weddings at Hotel Bethlehem and her photo opportunities never cease to amaze me. 
 
Douglas

Melissa & Shawn | McLoone's Pier House

Aug 2, 2016
Weddings
When a couple is looking for their venue, each one they see can often be in a state of post-party disarray or pre-party set-up. And if they happen to come during an off-peak time, the venue can simply be an empty room with tables and chairs stacked in the corner. It takes some creative thinking to see the possibility; and even then most hire wedding professionals to bring the room to life. 
 
In the case of Melissa and Shawn though, it was Melissa who put her creative energies to work. She spent more than a year making and gathering all the decor for their reception at McLoone's Pier House in Long Branch, New Jersey. She hand-painted centerpieces; each guest got a personalized beach tag; the cake topper included a hammock and the smallest flip-flops I've ever seen.  
 
And now, I am going to stop trying to describe the decor and encourage you to enjoy the photos of this beautiful couple. 
 
Douglas
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The Reveal

Jul 28, 2016
Weddings
It's one of my favorite parts of the day. 
 
The anticipation. The excitement. The nerves. 
 
It has all built to this moment. 
 
And it's wonderful. 
 
These are Brittany and Josh's first moments together and it was, obviously, very emotional. 
 
And the dresses? A good reveal requires an audience - close enough to see but far enough away to let the couple have their moment together. 
 
Josh & Brittany: There are many, many wonderful moments from your wedding day to come and I can't wait to share them all when I blog your full wedding. 
 
Much love, 
Douglas 
 
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