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.
ABOUT THE WAY THAT I WORK
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 Photography
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 mountains and hillsides. Everywhere I turn, I see beautiful backdrops for wedding photography. Pippin Hill Farms and Fat Cat Farms are both wonderful venues.
If my work speaks to you then please get in touch with me; I would love to hear from you.