Masthead header

Welcome to Douglas Pettway Photography

My work as a Washington DC Wedding Photographer has allowed me to be a part of so many beautiful moments.  In Fall of 2013, my West Virginia orchard wedding was chosen for the cover for WV Weddings‘ semi-annual publication entitled, Seasons of Love.  You can take a look at the photographs of Jillian, Jeremy and their amazing outdoor wedding here.  My photos of Tania and K.C. and their incredible WWII period inspired wedding were also featured as an editors’ pick in the 2012 edition, Fly Away With Me. In 2013, I was privileged to be a sponsor and lead photographer of the Shepherdstown, WV breast cancer awareness fundraiser, Identity Crisis.

In addition to my magazine features, you can find my fabulous brides and grooms on wedding blogs such as A Capital Romance, United With Love, Charm City Wed, Rustic Wedding Chic, and Le Magnifique.

Accolades aside, what is truly important to me is ensuring that my clients are relaxed, happy, and ready to enjoy their wedding day to the fullest. With an unobtrusive, documentary style and subtle posing, I place an emphasis on photographing the relationships and interactions of people happily in love. Happy customers are always my top priority.

Thank you for visiting, please take a moment to check out some of my favorite wedding and engagement images in the Featured Weddings page or hop over to my Blog page for even more wedding and engagement session photography.


Sandy & Chris – A House Mountain Inn Wedding

It’s an honor to photograph two people who are so openly expressive with one another and accommodating to the

gorgeous sunset wedding photography

Christy & Kai – A Sunset Wedding in Tappahannock, Virginia

This gorgeous wedding set on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Tappahannock, Virginia was amazing to

shepherdstown bridal party and 1942 chevrolet truck

Jeremy & Jillian : An Orchard Farm Wedding in Shepherdstown, WV

When I was invited out to the farm for our initial consult I was shown an old barn that needed some work and an orchard

tilt shift photo in washington dc

Deanna & Rikki : An Eastern Market, DC Wedding

These two. I loved photographing these two.  Deanna and Rikki have such tremendous hearts.  Their love, a balance of

bride and groom evening sky silhouette

Liza & Mike – A Jefferson Patterson Park Wedding

The Jefferson Patterson Park along the Patuxent River in eastern Maryland is a lovely venue with a range of backdrops

Bryant & Alisha : A Washington DC Wedding

What a day! I met up with the always vibrant Alisha as she was getting ready for her day and throughout the morning I

2013 WV Weddings magazine featured cover image

2013 WV Weddings Magazine Cover Image

During our initial consult, Jillian and her family expressed their desire to have this wedding submitted to be featured

wedding at pippin hill farm in charlottesville virginia

Charlottesville Wedding Photographer : A Pippin Hill Farm Wedding

A Pippen Hill Farm wedding in the lovely hills of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Woodlawn Farm Wedding Photographer

A gorgeous wedding at Woodlawn Farm in Ridge, Maryland.


My photography is based primarily on establishing a connection with my couples. No story can be complete without conversation and understanding.

“It means so much to us that you made us feel comfortable. Thank you for creating a lifetime of memories for us.” – Deanna & Rikki

“With good communication and natural empathy, Doug really entered into the spirit of our celebration. On the day of the wedding he even surprised us with special access to a local landmark, which meant the world to me. Doug really cares, which is his first gift; the other is taking great photographs! ” – Emily & Robert

“A .jpg is worth 1kb of .txt” – Me

Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Primarily photographing weddings in the Washington DC area has introduced me to many wonderful and amazing couples along with their families and friends. The city has many gorgeous wedding locations that range from modern to historical. Meridian Hill Weddings and National Mall Engagement Sessions.

Outdoor Virginia Wedding Photographer

The entire state of Virginia is so well suited to wedding photography and it really shows in the venues located there. Wineries, Great Falls, Bristow Manor, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, and Rosemont Manor are all fine examples of venues that I have photographed wonderful couples at. You really can’t go wrong whether you are in northern Virginia, the mountains of Charlottesville, or the horse farms of Leesburg.

Maryland Wedding Photographer

Maryland has hosted many of my favorite backyard weddings, outdoor weddings, farm weddings, seaside weddings, and historically inspired weddings. Baltimore, Annapolis, and venues such as Woodlawn Farm, Woodend Sanctuary, Serra Valley Farms, and Glenview Mansion are truly lovely locations in which I have worked.

Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

Charlottesville, Virginia is one of my favorite places to photograph as a wedding photographer. The climate makes wineries spring up all throughout the Shenandoah Mountains and hillsides. Everywhere I turn, I see beautiful backdrops for wedding photography. Pippin Hill Farms and Fat Cat Farms are both wonderful venues.

West Virginia Wedding Photographer

West Virginia is so much closer to home than most people think and the venues there offer beauty and availability that one might not find in the more populous surrounding states. My clients have had weddings from the Appalachians to the Shenandoah Valley at locations such as The Hillbrook Inn, orchard weddings, and Shepherdstown.


If my work speaks to you then please get in touch with me; I would love to hear from you.