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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

Philly

Oct 27, 2014
Weddings
I would be the last person to suggest that Philadelphia has much in common with Paris but when you get down to the Mercantile Exchange, well, it gets a whole lot closer. I'm finishing up Emmy & Tom's wedding from two weeks ago and this is one of my favorites.

The Moment

Sep 3, 2014
Weddings
I posted a similar moment from Michelle's wedding a few weeks ago. It doesn't get old. This is Sarah shortly before her marriage to Anthony.  
 
Sometimes people think too much and plan too much for their wedding photography. If you've met with me about your wedding I've probably said that the best images come from being fully present and in the moment on your wedding day. Serendipity will always give you a better image than you can contrive. 
 
This image was Sarah and her mom, both very much in the moment. It always leads to good things.  
 
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Can I Get a Little Help Up In Here????

Jul 31, 2014
Weddings
It takes a village - especially when trying to get little ones to smile during formals. Thanks for the help, Robin - let me know if you ever need a part-time job.