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Right Now

Jun 29, 2015
Weddings
Trevor put his hand up without my prompting. It's a wonderful little gesture that, to me, makes the image sing.

Father's Day

Jun 19, 2015
Weddings
Kristi and Matthew | Weyhill Guest House 
May 23, 2015 
 
Kristi and Matthew's day was unique in that not only were they becoming husband and wife, but Matthew was also becoming a father to Kristi's children Michael, Aidan and Addison. Kristi and Matthew took a moment in their ceremony to recognize his new role and to help the kids understand his committment to them. Kristi took a small step back, while Matthew went forward and gave each of the three children woven bracelets he made himself. He quietly kissed each of them and promised to weave the threads that make up who he is, into those that make up who they are-creating a bond no one can break. To be given the title of husband and father in the same day is extraordinary and it was a privilege to be a part of it.  
 
Douglas 

Right Now

Jun 15, 2015
Weddings
I'm working on the blog post for Kristi & Matthew's wedding and came across this image - one of my favorites from the wedding. It's Kristi taking her daughter Addison to the ceremony.  
 
Must. Share. Now. 

 

Meredith & Brandon | The Westin Hotel

Mar 17, 2015
Weddings
The reception is the last big event on a couple's wedding day. The food, the toasts, the music, and the traditions allow the newlyweds to let go after, what is often, a very long day. 
 
What many couples don't realize, but I've seen countless times, is how this celebration...this party...can take a room full of individual guests and make them into one family. So, while the reception is the last part of this one special day, really it's the first in a long line of reasons to celebrate.  
 
Douglas

Kids

Nov 6, 2014
Weddings
Having kids in your wedding introduces an element of unpredictability.  
 
Some couples expect to pull off their wedding day with military precision and perfect synchronicity. Adding kids into the mix just lets go of that impossibility. Kids are fun. Kids are spontaneous. Kids are going to do what kids are going to do. I like that. 
 
I shot this image at Meredith and Brandon's wedding two weeks ago in Philadelphia. Those kids did not disappoint.  
 
Douglas