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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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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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