About D. Loates Fine ArtFirst of all, thank you for reading about the Wedding Photography services that we provide. You’ve heard it before, but we really do try to defy description. What do we mean by that?
Doug and his team provide award-winning wedding photography to discerning clients in Seattle and Tacoma and select destinations. First and foremost, Doug Loates is an artist. He is known principally for his painting and drawing but his photography is rapidly gaining recognition. He brings the same artist’s eye and sensibility to his photographic process. from your very first meeting with him, you are going to a totally different place than you would with other photographers. He believes in building a relationship with the couples he photographs so the quality of the work will reflect that connection. Your experience with Doug will be unforgettable – fun, rewarding, creative, fun, satisfying, relaxing, fun, exhilerating, fun (did I mention fun?)
An example of Doug's painting
An example of Doug's pencil drawing
Doug is a full-time artist and photographer. He does Wedding Photography because he LOVES doing Wedding Photography. (He books only two weddings a month so he can give you the attention that you deserve - to make sure your Wedding gets the photographic coverage that will blow your socks off!) He takes Wedding Photography to a whole new level. And it’s catching on…..
With the advent of lower cost, semi-pro digital cameras it seems like more and more folks are getting into the game. Most photographers are looking for something that will set them apart. Trendy, edgy post-processing. Funky web-sites. Remarkably low prices. We were sitting around discussing why anyone would choose us to capture their Wedding Story and we kept coming back to the central pillars of our business:
- We build trust with our clients by building relationships before the wedding so you have the
utmost confidence in our ability to deliver a stunning photography experience.
- We make sure that we exceed our clients’ expectations.
- We are emotional, honest and real. We care passionately about the craft but care even more
about our friends.
- Our clients become our friends.
- We WILL have fun!
We may not be the trendiest or funkiest choice available to you (although my 28 year old daughter DID say I was pretty cool for an ‘old guy’) but you won’t forget or regret choosing us to tell your Story!
So, if you want a shoot-and-burn photographer, Doug’s just not right for you. But, if you want someone to take the time and give your Wedding the attention you KNOW it deserves, give him a call.
You won’t regret it!
Even before you decide which photographer to hire, we would like the opportunity to meet with you to help you understand your options. Photography is a crowded and confusing business - you have so many choices to make and being informed will help you avoid disappointment. We believe that selecting a photographer that meets your style and output expectations starts at this first meeting. We know that we won’t be a fit with every couple that we meet but we still feel that it is important to provide you with the knowledge, exposure to various options and questions to ask when making this critical decision. We believe that photographing your Wedding should be approached with the same care and attention as creating a piece of fine art. And to be quite frank, this is our competitive advantage.
If you decide that we are a fit, we will provide you with computer tools to help you plan your Wedding day. We will meet with you as many times as necessary before your wedding to make sure that we have every detail nailed down. We leave nothing to chance.
We encourage you to have a photo session with Doug before the Wedding to help you get used to being in front of the camera. Even though our team uses a blend of photo-journalistic and fashion photography, you will still love and appreciate getting the jitters out of your system! Some of our clients favorite photos come from our engagement sessions.
Whether you bring our team on board to provide simple digital coverage of your Wedding or you ask us to provide prints, albums and the whole enchilada, you won’t question the care and attention your special day receives. And you’ll love the experience and the photography!
Your photographer should be a master storyteller. Creating the photographic documentation of your special day can’t be left to chance. There are no “do-overs” at a Wedding so bring a photographer on board who can anticipate those magical, emotional moments and has the vision to capture these memories with style, skill and confidence.
Doug will create beautiful images of your Wedding that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
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