In November we photographed a fabulous beach wedding for Amy and Owen O’Connell at a brand new venue never shot before, The Breakwaters at the Dunes – Sea Isle City, NJ. Their wedding was so much fun they shared it with the Philadelphia Inquirer and it was published! You can see the article HERE.
It was a gorgeous day for November wedding, and you can feel the excitement in the air. We started by hanging out with Owen and his guys where the party was already underway!
Everyone was looking stunning! Now, they get to see each at the first look. We set up a very unique first look on one of the Breakwaters at the Dunes suite balconies. The emotions were flooding out.
After having some fun at the pier, and seeing family, it was time to say I DO! The ceremony site at the Breakwaters at the Dunes is simply gorgeous. It was the perfect setting for Owen to watch Amy walk down the aisle, and of course, no beach wedding is complete without a sunset! They said I DO! Now there is only one thing left. Party!
Officiant: City Commissioner Al Schmidt, Philadelphia.
We recently got word that Manhattan Bride was looking to feature one of our amazing couples, Meg and Kris, in their upcoming spring edition. We are so excited to share the feature with everyone! See the whole article HERE! Here are some other amazing moments from Meg and Kris’ day!
Ceremony & Reception: The Olde Mill Inn,
908.696.2315, www.oldemillinn.com Gown: Sottero and Midgley Bridesmaids: Occasions by Hayley Paige Tux: Ralph Lauren Photographer & Cinematographer: Douglas James Studios,
610.888.6185, www.douglas-james-studios.com Makeup & Hair: My Cinderella’s Dream Florist: Wildflowers with Tami Cake: Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery Ukulele: Johnny Herbert Music Band: The Wedding Crashers Favors: Megz Cookies from Etsy
A lot of couples who come to us ask “why do we need an engagement session?” or “do people ever use those photos?” The answer is YES! Engagement sessions are an important part of our experience together as artist and client. Here are a few reason why we think they are so important.
We’d like to officially welcome the newest permanent member of the DJS team, Rachel Amelio! Rachel has been second shooting for us for about 5 years and we can’t be more thrilled to now have her talent as our Associate Shooter. She is an amazing photographer and all of our clients just love her!
Here’s what Rachel has to say about joining the DJS Team.
“Hi! I am Rachel Amelio
I am so excited to become a key part of Douglas James Studios! When I picked up my first camera I just loved capturing every moment and photographing people. I love how you can capture someone’s personality through the lens. I took my photography to the next level when I attended Antonelli Institute and then graduated in 2012.
While I was in school I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to do weddings, boudoir, family portraits, or another of the many specialties in the world of photography. After graduating I interned for a photographer and went along for a wedding with her. I fell head over heels in love with weddings that day! I loved every moment. It was a wonderful mixture of all the excitement and nerves while getting ready, the excitement to see your partner for the first time, the sigh of relief after the ceremony, and of course, just the pure joy and fun during the reception. I had never seen so much emotion in one day and I loved being able to capture all it.
When I photograph a wedding I work hard to ensure the couple feels comfortable so their true personality can shine through. I love to give simple cues to create a moment and see how it organically unfolds. While photographing weddings I am always looking to push my creativity and create works of art for the couple.
I am most excited to become a part of Douglas James Studios because it allows me to stretch my creativity and work with the best couples! I love to capture the candid moments as well as create beautiful portraits that you can hang on your wall for years to come. I can’t wait to bring my style of photography to all the amazing couples that are booking with Douglas James Studios.”