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Lindsay Docherty Photography

Philadelphia , PA

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Greater Philadelphia Area
Philadelphia, PA US 19119 (map)
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ABOUT US

My first word was “happy”. Though it was probably a fluke, I like to think it reflects my nature to be a generally bright and upbeat person. I’m petite yet full of energy and excitement.... Read more
My first word was “happy”. Though it was probably a fluke, I like to think it reflects my nature to be a generally bright and upbeat person. I’m petite yet full of energy and excitement. I can lounge in bed or wake up and hit the road without a destination (the latter is partially due to my terrible sense of direction). I love cooking alongside someone with the possibility of a food fight. My shoe laces never stay tied. I don’t like texting but I do it anyway. I choose the hat when I play Monopoly. I like my potatoes and applesauce lumpy. I only “LOL” if it’s true. I pull the chocolate chips out of chocolate chip cookies. I resent writing with anything besides a mechanical pencil. I like simple sentences and proper grammar. I love the noises my dog makes when she dreams. I am learning to dance the Lindy Hop on Wednesday nights. The shower is my favorite place. I’m a vegetarian cursed with loving barbecue sauce. I’m willing to try almost anything at least once. I’m game if you are.

Oh, you wanted to know about Lindsay the photographer…

I am the photographer who can bustle your dress in 2 minutes flat. I am the photographer who carries the safety pins and sewing kit to reattach it when you’ve danced so hard it breaks. I am the photographer who will tell you, really tell you, when you have something in your teeth, your strap is showing, or that cowlick is being wonky again. I am the photographer who will return your sweaty hug on the dance floor at the end of the night. I am the photographer who will be patient and calm but make sure that everything runs smoothly and on schedule. I am the photographer who doesn’t use 10 lights, 20 minutes, and micromanage every body part to “perfect” every picture. I am the photographer who knows that happy people beautiful things great situations = perfect pictures. I am the photographer who would rather take pictures of real people laughing than fashion models scowling. I am the photographer who has photographed hundreds of weddings and has been published all over. I am the photographer who would rather you look at each other and your guests than the camera. I am the photographer who appreciates every family heirloom, ribbon, sign, nibble, and flourish that you’ve picked to make your wedding yours.

I’m the photographer who goes for quality over quantity so that I can photograph every engagement session and wedding and really get to know your sweet, couple-y idiosyncrasies.

Hi, I’m Lindsay and I love what I do. Nice to meet you. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. From dark wine caves and cathedrals to midday outdoor ceremonies. I've got you covered.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot all digitally since it offers the most flexibility, feedback, speed, and ease. And it has come of age so that it surpasses film images.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. If you book me, you will get me. No bait and switch here.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, I will never book more than one event a day. I wouldn't do that to myself or my clients.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Everything times at least two.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Packages are based on what makes the most sense to you. Some people need 2 hours, some need 36.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I try to eat when the bride and groom are eating so that I am available for all of the action.
Do you charge for travel?
Only if it is outside of the Greater Philadelphia Area.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
They are available online for easy access for you, family, and friends. All packages also include a proofbook so you have something to touch and feel and put post-it notes on.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer flush mount albums with a huge selection of sizes and covers.
When will the client get the final album?
I will create a preliminary design soon after your wedding pictures are posted online. From there we work together to create your perfect album. The album design is a collaborative process and goes through a thorough revision process until you are completely happy with the layout.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I truly cannot say too many good things about Lindsay. My husband and I decided to have a wedding with just the 2 of us, but we wanted some good photos to remember the day by. Lindsay was the perfect choice and was an integral part of making our day amazing as well as creating some gorgeous and memorable photos. It was Lindsay who suggested where we should get married and she was very helpful with giving me some tips on other vendors. We chose our officiant on her recommendation and were not disappointed. On the day itself she was so full of energy and helped us (complete novices at posing) feel at ease. Everyone who has seen photos of that day have loved them, and needless to say, so do we! Lindsay is an creative, talented, and consummate professional. I HIGHLY recommend her!
I truly cannot say too many good things about Lindsay. My husband and I decided to have a wedding with just the 2 of us, Read more...
I truly cannot say too many good things about Lindsay. My husband and I decided to have a wedding with just the 2 of us, but we wanted some good photos to remember the day by. Lindsay was the perfect choice and was an integral part of making our day amazing as well as creating some gorgeous and memorable photos. It was Lindsay who suggested where we should get married and she was very helpful with giving me some tips on other vendors. We chose our officiant on her recommendation and were not disappointed. On the day itself she was so full of energy and helped us (complete novices at posing) feel at ease. Everyone who has seen photos of that day have loved them, and needless to say, so do we! Lindsay is an creative, talented, and consummate professional. I HIGHLY recommend her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
In my opinion, Lindsay is the best there is. She was the first vendor we locked in, and I am SO glad that we did. Lindsay is sassy and funny, and she has this ability to take all of the awkwardness out of having your picture taken. She's kind and warm, and really helps you to remember what's important on your big day. It was like having another gal pal who you've known forever next to your side. Lindsay is the real deal. She listens to your ideas and requests, but also knows when to do her own thing to ultimately deliver breathtaking shots. She's a doll and has the best heart - I now consider her a friend. If you are lucky enough to have Lindsey shoot your wedding, you're going to have an incredible day.
In my opinion, Lindsay is the best there is. She was the first vendor we locked in, and I am SO glad that we did. Lindsay Read more...
In my opinion, Lindsay is the best there is. She was the first vendor we locked in, and I am SO glad that we did. Lindsay is sassy and funny, and she has this ability to take all of the awkwardness out of having your picture taken. She's kind and warm, and really helps you to remember what's important on your big day. It was like having another gal pal who you've known forever next to your side. Lindsay is the real deal. She listens to your ideas and requests, but also knows when to do her own thing to ultimately deliver breathtaking shots. She's a doll and has the best heart - I now consider her a friend. If you are lucky enough to have Lindsey shoot your wedding, you're going to have an incredible day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was incredible to work with. She requires that her couples do an engagement session with her because she wants to get to know them before the big day. She led us during the session by giving us great direction but never asked us to pose awkwardly. During the engagement session, she asked us about how we met, what our interests are, and got to know us while taking photos... it was great! On the big day, Lindsay arrived early and was incredibly efficient. She was friendly, but focused, and everyone had good things to say about her. We also had a second photographer that she used (Hue) and he was also incredible. They were both great to work with and I would absolutely recommend them. Her services are pricey, but SOOOO worth it... just check out her pictures online and you'll see what I mean.
Lindsay was incredible to work with. She requires that her couples do an engagement session with her because she wants to Read more...
Lindsay was incredible to work with. She requires that her couples do an engagement session with her because she wants to get to know them before the big day. She led us during the session by giving us great direction but never asked us to pose awkwardly. During the engagement session, she asked us about how we met, what our interests are, and got to know us while taking photos... it was great! On the big day, Lindsay arrived early and was incredibly efficient. She was friendly, but focused, and everyone had good things to say about her. We also had a second photographer that she used (Hue) and he was also incredible. They were both great to work with and I would absolutely recommend them. Her services are pricey, but SOOOO worth it... just check out her pictures online and you'll see what I mean. Read less
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glenda
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Not enough stars to rate her, beyond amazing, highly recommend,
Not enough stars to rate her, beyond amazing, highly recommend,
Not enough stars to rate her, beyond amazing, highly recommend, Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was AWESOME! She and her assistant were professional, helpful, and fun to work with! She worked effectively without interfering in any part of our wedding. She captured all of the unique moments that we requested and was incredibly organized. We rented her photobooth in addition to our package and we were THRILLED with those photos. She was a pleasure to work with and even helped bustle my dress when everyone else was busy! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Lindsay!
Lindsay was AWESOME! She and her assistant were professional, helpful, and fun to work with! She worked effectively Read more...
Lindsay was AWESOME! She and her assistant were professional, helpful, and fun to work with! She worked effectively without interfering in any part of our wedding. She captured all of the unique moments that we requested and was incredibly organized. We rented her photobooth in addition to our package and we were THRILLED with those photos. She was a pleasure to work with and even helped bustle my dress when everyone else was busy! I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Lindsay! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was absolutely amazing. We first met with her over Skype and could tell immediately that we loved her. We met a few months before the wedding for an engagement shoot and she made us feel comfortable in all of our awkwardness! She has a sparkling personality and you can tell that she is genuinely excited to get to know you and be part of your special day. On our wedding day, Lindsay was more than just a photographer. She was there to ease my nerves and even came prepared with a kit to tie up my bustle when it broke. On top of all that, she takes really, really awesome photos! She captured every moment perfectly.
Lindsay was absolutely amazing. We first met with her over Skype and could tell immediately that we loved her. We met a Read more...
Lindsay was absolutely amazing. We first met with her over Skype and could tell immediately that we loved her. We met a few months before the wedding for an engagement shoot and she made us feel comfortable in all of our awkwardness! She has a sparkling personality and you can tell that she is genuinely excited to get to know you and be part of your special day. On our wedding day, Lindsay was more than just a photographer. She was there to ease my nerves and even came prepared with a kit to tie up my bustle when it broke. On top of all that, she takes really, really awesome photos! She captured every moment perfectly. Read less
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Si
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Worked well to fit our rather demanding needs with truly amazing results! We plan on using her for family shoots for years to come!! Plus we highly recommend the photo booth too! Amazing memories were captured by Lindsey with years of enjoyment to come!!
Worked well to fit our rather demanding needs with truly amazing results! We plan on using her for family shoots for years Read more...
Worked well to fit our rather demanding needs with truly amazing results! We plan on using her for family shoots for years to come!! Plus we highly recommend the photo booth too! Amazing memories were captured by Lindsey with years of enjoyment to come!! Read less
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Moira
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The photography for our wedding, in my mind, was one of the most important decisions we had to make. Above all else for that day, I wanted to make sure we would have beautiful pictures to remember every detail and every emotion. I will never regret choosing LDP. Lindsay is professional, fun, and very talented. Thanks to Lindsay we have gorgeous engagement and wedding photos that we can cherish forever (and that others have told me are the best they have ever seen). We would highly recommend Lindsay for your wedding day, or any other special life event that you want to capture with film.

Moira & Brett F.
The photography for our wedding, in my mind, was one of the most important decisions we had to make. Above all else for Read more...
The photography for our wedding, in my mind, was one of the most important decisions we had to make. Above all else for that day, I wanted to make sure we would have beautiful pictures to remember every detail and every emotion. I will never regret choosing LDP. Lindsay is professional, fun, and very talented. Thanks to Lindsay we have gorgeous engagement and wedding photos that we can cherish forever (and that others have told me are the best they have ever seen). We would highly recommend Lindsay for your wedding day, or any other special life event that you want to capture with film.

Moira & Brett F. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Lindsay did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day. We absolutely love her and would recommend her to anyone. She is very professional and her pictures are breathtaking.
Lindsay did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day. We absolutely love her and would recommend her to anyone. She is Read more...
Lindsay did a wonderful job capturing our wedding day. We absolutely love her and would recommend her to anyone. She is very professional and her pictures are breathtaking. Read less
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alexis1045
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with our wedding pictures! we get so many compliments over how beautiful they are. She really is the best!
I could not be happier with our wedding pictures! we get so many compliments over how beautiful they are. She really is Read more...
I could not be happier with our wedding pictures! we get so many compliments over how beautiful they are. She really is the best! Read less
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alexis1045
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
put a lot of effort into finding a photographer for our wedding since pictures last a lifetime, and I could not have been happier with her. Simply put, she is the best. I told her that I wished I could hire her to follow us around on our honeymoon in italy to take pictures because every picture she takes is beautiful.
put a lot of effort into finding a photographer for our wedding since pictures last a lifetime, and I could not have been Read more...
put a lot of effort into finding a photographer for our wedding since pictures last a lifetime, and I could not have been happier with her. Simply put, she is the best. I told her that I wished I could hire her to follow us around on our honeymoon in italy to take pictures because every picture she takes is beautiful. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend using Lindsay as your wedding photographer!! We found out a few months before our wedding that our photographer could no longer shoot our wedding and went into full out panic mode. Luckily, we found Lindsay and by some miracle she had our date available. We felt completely at ease with Lindsay. She is a super talented photographer and we absolutely love our wedding photos- the best part is that she really captures every moment of the big day. The photos during our ceremony are my absolute favorite- every emotion we were feeling was captured and it is so special. Plus, she is a great person and so wonderful to deal with on your wedding day! Heck, she even helped pin my bustle when it kept falling off all night! Also, highly recommend getting her photo booth. The pictures are freaking hilarious and the guests really loved it!
I would highly recommend using Lindsay as your wedding photographer!! We found out a few months before our wedding that Read more...
I would highly recommend using Lindsay as your wedding photographer!! We found out a few months before our wedding that our photographer could no longer shoot our wedding and went into full out panic mode. Luckily, we found Lindsay and by some miracle she had our date available. We felt completely at ease with Lindsay. She is a super talented photographer and we absolutely love our wedding photos- the best part is that she really captures every moment of the big day. The photos during our ceremony are my absolute favorite- every emotion we were feeling was captured and it is so special. Plus, she is a great person and so wonderful to deal with on your wedding day! Heck, she even helped pin my bustle when it kept falling off all night! Also, highly recommend getting her photo booth. The pictures are freaking hilarious and the guests really loved it! Read less
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Ruth
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.9/5.0
Oh, my goodness! So many magnificent pictures it was hard to pick my favorites. Lindsay was there from start to end yet we barely noticed her presence. I can't say enough great things.
Oh, my goodness! So many magnificent pictures it was hard to pick my favorites. Lindsay was there from start to end yet we Read more...
Oh, my goodness! So many magnificent pictures it was hard to pick my favorites. Lindsay was there from start to end yet we barely noticed her presence. I can't say enough great things. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Having Lindsay photograph our wedding was such a great decision. She made us feel comfortable, captured such incredible moments with our friends and family and was like a second wedding planner. As we were making decisions throughout the day, I found myself looking to Lindsay for her advice and she was always spot on. I would highly recommend her and would gladly use her again for other important life events.
Having Lindsay photograph our wedding was such a great decision. She made us feel comfortable, captured such incredible Read more...
Having Lindsay photograph our wedding was such a great decision. She made us feel comfortable, captured such incredible moments with our friends and family and was like a second wedding planner. As we were making decisions throughout the day, I found myself looking to Lindsay for her advice and she was always spot on. I would highly recommend her and would gladly use her again for other important life events. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
9/28/2012
4.9/5.0
I wanted Lindsay to be my wedding photographer even before I got engaged... even before I met my now-husband! I had seen her blog, and thought her photos were magical. Our engagement pictures were wonderful, and I can't wait to see our wedding photos! (The teaser she posted the day after our wedding was aMAzing). Lindsay and her second shooter flitted around on our wedding day, capturing every moment (I hope!). Yes, she is expensive, but she is really on par with other great Philadelphia wedding photographers. I really believe you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to documenting this special day.
I wanted Lindsay to be my wedding photographer even before I got engaged... even before I met my now-husband! I had seen Read more...
I wanted Lindsay to be my wedding photographer even before I got engaged... even before I met my now-husband! I had seen her blog, and thought her photos were magical. Our engagement pictures were wonderful, and I can't wait to see our wedding photos! (The teaser she posted the day after our wedding was aMAzing). Lindsay and her second shooter flitted around on our wedding day, capturing every moment (I hope!). Yes, she is expensive, but she is really on par with other great Philadelphia wedding photographers. I really believe you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to documenting this special day. Read less
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David
Wedding:
10/22/2011
1.6/5.0
Expensive, so-so pictures, and a contract that was deceptively written. That about sums up my experience with Lindsay Docherty. I'm not sure why she gets such rave reviews, but she was the one black spot on our otherwise very happy day.

When we originally asked her prices she said that for 7 hours of photography with a DVD of our photos and a proofbook (and some other things like a $500 print credit) would be $3925. When we told her that was a little steep for our budget she said she could make us a package that was similar for 6 hours for $3425. We thought that was great and signed the contract.

We did make a mistake not noting in the contract that the DVD was not included, but fine, we expected that the extra hour must have counted for something in the difference in price (for example,maybe a hundred dollars) and the DVD must have been (around 500-100) 400 dollars.

After the ceremony, she said that for us to get the DVD it would cost us $1199! That means, had we paid for the original 7 hour package we would have had everything including the DVD for $3925.

Instead, we paid $3425 for one hour less of photography, and then were asked for a total of $4624 to have the DVD! In essence, we had to pay 35% more than our contract and 18% more than the original expensive contract.

When we explained the situation and that common sense should dictate that we really should pay the difference minus the cost for that one extra hour that we didn't pay for, she said nope! the cost was $1199.

Unlike most other wedding photographers in the Philadelphia area, where you are often given a DVD of the digital prints of your photos and the digital rights to them. She told us that she would just destroy(!) all our wedding pictures after a year.

So in essence, she held our photos hostage, and threatened to destroy them after a year.

Think twice (actually probably way more than twice) before hiring her.
Expensive, so-so pictures, and a contract that was deceptively written. That about sums up my experience with Lindsay Read more...
Expensive, so-so pictures, and a contract that was deceptively written. That about sums up my experience with Lindsay Docherty. I'm not sure why she gets such rave reviews, but she was the one black spot on our otherwise very happy day.

When we originally asked her prices she said that for 7 hours of photography with a DVD of our photos and a proofbook (and some other things like a $500 print credit) would be $3925. When we told her that was a little steep for our budget she said she could make us a package that was similar for 6 hours for $3425. We thought that was great and signed the contract.

We did make a mistake not noting in the contract that the DVD was not included, but fine, we expected that the extra hour must have counted for something in the difference in price (for example,maybe a hundred dollars) and the DVD must have been (around 500-100) 400 dollars.

After the ceremony, she said that for us to get the DVD it would cost us $1199! That means, had we paid for the original 7 hour package we would have had everything including the DVD for $3925.

Instead, we paid $3425 for one hour less of photography, and then were asked for a total of $4624 to have the DVD! In essence, we had to pay 35% more than our contract and 18% more than the original expensive contract.

When we explained the situation and that common sense should dictate that we really should pay the difference minus the cost for that one extra hour that we didn't pay for, she said nope! the cost was $1199.

Unlike most other wedding photographers in the Philadelphia area, where you are often given a DVD of the digital prints of your photos and the digital rights to them. She told us that she would just destroy(!) all our wedding pictures after a year.

So in essence, she held our photos hostage, and threatened to destroy them after a year.

Think twice (actually probably way more than twice) before hiring her. Read less
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