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Right Now

Aug 29, 2015
Weddings
Literally, right now.  
 
This photo happened about an hour ago. The party continues tonight at Kate & Michael's wedding in West Virginia where they are surrounded by family and dear friends. 
 
Party on. 
 
Douglas 
 

Right Now

Aug 18, 2015
Weddings
You don't so much take a person's photo, it's more like they give it to you. 
 
I don't know this young man attending Janell & Emil's wedding but I appreciate his gift. 
 
Douglas 

Right Now

Aug 9, 2015
Weddings
I just got home from Janell & Amil's wedding. It's late but I really wanted to see this image.  
 
I met Janell when she was a little girl & I have known her family for a long time. I just desperately wanted to do a good job for her today.  
 
And it occurs to me that it's always that desire that leads to good things. 
 
Douglas

Tell Me Your Story

Aug 8, 2015
Weddings
Trevor and Lisa | SteelStacks | June 6, 2015 
 
When I meet with a couple for the first time, I always ask them to tell me their story. I like knowing how they met, the things they like to do together, and about the places that are special to them. From this, I can create photographs that are deeply personal.  
 
For Trevor and Lisa their loves included mid-century art and architecture and Mountaintop Campus at Lehigh University here in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. They met on this campus in a sophisticated math class and had an instant love for the shapes, lines and decor of the building itself.  
 
Because I knew what was important to Trevor and Lisa, we were able to carve out extra time on their wedding day to put them in this space and get them the photographs that fit who they are and what they love. I didn't need them to tell me where they should stand or what objects to include, I just needed to know they loved the space. It was that simple.  
 
The result for them? Unique photos that highlight who they are in the space where it all began. The result for me? The satisfaction of shooting in a way that reflected my couple. 
 
Douglas 

Right Now

Aug 5, 2015
Weddings
I love joy. 
 
I spent fifteen years as a photojournalist & it was always my favorite thing to capture. More than any other medium, it's something photography does really, really well.  
 
A precise moment of ecstasy.  
 
This moment was one of many at Janet & Charles wedding. And I love it. And I love Janet for giving it to me. 
 
Douglas