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Washington DC Wedding Photographer

Welcome to Douglas Pettway Photography

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Thank you for visiting, please take a moment to check out some of my favorite wedding and engagement images in the Portfolio or hop over to the Blog page for even more 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 Shepherdstown, 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 wedding here.  My photos of Tania and K.C. and their incredible WWII period inspired wedding were featured as an editors pick in their 2012 edition, Fly Away With Me.  I also freelance for WV Living magazine.  In 2013, I was privileged to be a sponsor and 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.

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


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Christy & Kai – A Sunset Wedding in Tappahannock, Virginia

This gorgeous wedding set on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Tappahannock, Virginia was amazing toView full post »

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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 ofView full post »

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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 orchardView full post »

bride and groom portraits at serra valley farm

Jordyn & Chris : A Serra Valley Farms Wedding in Mt. Airy, MD

It doesn’t get much better than photographing brides on their wedding day and Jordyn was no exception; she is soView full post »

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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 backdropsView full post »

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Charlottesville Wedding Photographer : A Pippen Hill Farm Wedding

A Pippen Hill Farm wedding in the lovely hills of Charlottesville, Virginia.View full post »

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 featuredView full post »

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Tania & KC : Married in Antietam, Maryland

For the past week I’ve been trying to figure out what I was going to say in this post as I cannot express what anView full post »

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 IView full post »

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.”

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! “

“A .jpg is worth 1kb of .txt” – Me