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Luau725
Wedding: 7/19/2013
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When I first got engaged, I knew that choosing a photographer was going to be one of my biggest and most important decisions. As a bride who poured hear heart into every single last possible detail of her wedding I wanted someone who cared and would take the time to capture it all in a way that would make me look back and smile for a lifetime to come. With the amount of time, money and energy spent on a wedding I wanted to make sure that I had the most amazing photos because after all the food is eaten, the cake is cut, the dancing is done and the wedding is over two things are left...your marriage and your pictures! I spent months researching and weeks meeting with almost a dozen local wedding photographers that all had fabulous reviews but when we met with Faith we knew the search was over. I am overly thorough and my husband is very laid back so I knew it was a done deal when we left our meeting and he looked at me and said "She was pretty cool, we should choose her!" It was one of the only opinions he gave throughout our two year engagement! From our first meeting, to our engagement pictures, to the personal attention she gave throughout our planning, to our wedding day, to the amazing time and effort spent editing Faith went above and beyond. We just received our 1,300 wedding pictures and when I started to look at them I was just in complete and total awe. Not only did she beautifully capture every last detail in a wedding with dozens of DIY projects, she captured moments that I didn't even know happened. As I sat there with chills and tears in my eyes, it was like reliving my wedding day all over again. We will treasure the photos that she has given us forever. And everyone who thought I was crazy to research photographers as obsessively as I did now understands! Our wedding was a whirlwind blur and to everyone who is reading this review and searching for photographers I can promise you yours will be too! Look no further, book Faith and then relax knowing that she will capture it all and you will have the most beautiful wedding memories!

Here is the letter I wrote to Faith and her husband Jefferson after our wedding!

Faith and Jefferson,
Bryan and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you did for us on our wedding day! You were the absolute best people to work with and all weekend we kept saying how amazing the two of you were. Thank you for enduring what was seemingly the hottest day of the last decade with two of the biggest smiles and cheeriest attitudes imaginable. From going above and beyond by getting extra help to capture all of the details I worked on, to handling our rude limo driver, to my ripped veil and dress that attracted every possible bug, to getting my dad, grandpa and Bryan to actually look happy in our formal portraits, to keeping me hydrated with water infused with electrolytes complete with one of our straws, to sticking it out until our very last dance when you did not have to and so so much more. We truly appreciate all that you both did for us and I don't think we could ever thank you enough. We are forever grateful that you were the two to capture our day. The amount of preparation you put into our day was amazing and you remembered to take every photo I ever mentioned to you, even ones that I forgot about during all of the excitement. We were so lucky to work with you and we cannot wait to see your beautiful work. You are both the best!
Love,
Laura and Bryan

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theresemcr62
Wedding: 7/5/2014
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One of the best pieces of advice I received in the wedding planning process was to choose a great photographer- mainly because they are in charge of capturing priceless moments of your special day. Choosing to go with Faith Dugan for our wedding was HANDS DOWN the best vendor decision we made!

As an Aquidneck Island local and veteran bride herself- Faith understands not only where to shoot, but what is important to capture during the day. Our wedding was full of love, chaos and my big family (I'm the oldest of 10 children!) but Faith never skipped a beat with creating an efficient, smooth shooting process. Her husband helped in capturing all our shots- and the two are the most easy-going, friendly and happy people we worked with for our wedding! Their guidance, positive energy and support throughout the day created such a nice environment for our family and friends.

During our preparation process, Faith recommended reserving Ochre Court for our bridal party as a rain-plan or additional place to shoot during the big day. This turned out to be one of the highlights of the afternoon! Not only is it a beautiful location, but our friends had so much fun walking the grounds and taking photos. It was like a gift we could give to our bridal party of authentic Newport- while capturing incredible shots at the same time! She really knows and understands the grounds- and we had a blast shooting with her and her husband there. Such a fantastic memory of the day!

If you want a professional photographer with an eye for style, the sweetest disposition and excellent advice- you will not be disappointed if you go with Faith Dugan!! SHE IS WORTH EVERY COST OF THE EXPENSE!! I can't stress enough how positive she kept my family and friends during all the chaotic transitions of our beautiful day. We were truly blessed to have found her!

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lyns411
Wedding: 7/20/2013
Faith is the BEST posted 10/3/2013

My husband I got married in July at Bel Mer in Newport. We could not imagine our day without Faith and Jefferson. Not only do they do incredible work, but they have such a way of making you feel so special and comfortable. Faith went above and beyond in every way! Even extending her hours with us for a sunset shoot after our day wedding and to top it all off she re-curled my hair and brought us iced coffees!!! She is extraordinarily talented and our photos are absolutely stunning! She was able to capture every single moment of our day and we will treasure her photos forever! I couldn't ask for more!!! Thank you Faith!!!!

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KRAM9
Wedding: 8/16/2014
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GREATEST. PERSON. EVER. posted 10/31/2014

I do not even know how to describe how I feel about Faith Dugan. I fell in love with her the second I met her. She is simply an amazing person.

I saw all of this because if I have learned nothing else from planning my wedding, it is that you need to have a strong, positive, and open relationship with everyone that you hire and work with.

Her photography speaks for itself. Please check out her galleries and just see the beautiful work that she does. She is incredibly gifted and I am blessed to have had her by my side for my entire wedding day.

Faith made me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. I just love her. And I LOVE how she captured our wedding. I cannot wait to plan out our album with her soon!

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jessiemarie13
Wedding: 8/23/2013
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Faith is the best!!! posted 10/28/2014

I have one word to describe Faith Dugan: AMAZING!! From the moment we met Faith, we knew she was the perfect match. She is so genuine, sweet and made my husband and I feel comfortable immediately. It felt like we were talking to a good friend. Oh and by the way, she is incredibly talented!! From our engagement photo shoot to the wedding day, Faith made the entire process seamless and a lot of fun!

Faith and her husband Jefferson captured the most amazing pictures and made our day relaxing and enjoyable. Our album came out incredible too! It makes us so happy to go back and relive our special day through these beautiful images. I can’t say enough about Faith!! She truly was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. I highly recommend Faith! She really is the BEST!

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ekm2v99
Wedding: 10/19/2013
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Simply the Best posted 10/28/2014 (modified 10/29/2014)

Faith was the photographer for our October wedding in Newport, Rhode Island. The simplest way to describe Faith and her husband’s work is how we feel about our photos. Simply put, Faith captured the story of our wedding perfectly. Flipping the pages of our albums, or glancing at the numerous photos that blanket our home, she literally captured a fairy tale for us.

When you flip through our albums, you actually feel the emotion of each photo, and every moment of the day. She caught my cousin and sisters laughing as they buttoned my dress. You feel my Mom fighting back tears in the photo of her first seeing me. In the midst of all the madness, she captured the quick glance at my husband that put us both at ease. I could describe literally each and every image she captured from the laughter through tears during the toasts to the candid shot of us while taking endless portraits to the absolute fun of the end of the night dance with my brothers. Her photos and images actually speak to you. She captured every moment and detail. Every photo of my husband and I screams love. Her work tells you a story, it reels you in with every expression, every moment, every tear and every smile. And she does it all, while making you feel like you are the only bride and groom she has ever photographed.

Working with Faith and Jefferson was stress free, organized and beyond fun. We had an engagement photo session with Faith a few months before our wedding. As fairly camera shy people, we were both a bit nervous, but by the end of the session, we were so excited to have her photograph us. She is so creative, and always has you laughing and smiling. Her presence is amazing, and is a huge plus in having her as your photographer.

Faith and Jefferson were amazing the day of our wedding. They even handled little issues that popped up. When our flowers were late arriving, they magically made them appear without any stress to us. They handled our demanding, large families through all of the portraits with ease. They have the most amazing sense of humor, and they take the time to figure out the theme of your wedding and to capture the images that reflect it.

Finally, I cannot say enough good things about working with Faith to plan the details of everything we wanted, and make it go off without a hitch to her tireless work on all of the post production. I look at the pictures all the time. I still can’t believe some of them are us! Choosing Faith allows you to put your mind at ease and enjoy every moment because she will capture each and every moment for you. Everytime you want to relive your wedding, her pictures will make you nervous again, make you cry a little, make you smile and make you want to get up and dance again. Faith is worth every penny and then some, and choosing her as your photographer will be one of the best decisions you make.

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Swdenniston
Wedding: 8/8/2013
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The Absolute BEST! posted 10/28/2014

Some may say that I’m Faith’s biggest fan…well who am I to argue with that because choosing Faith to shoot our wedding was the BEST decision my husband and I made. We met with a few photographers prior to our wedding but it wasn’t until we met with Faith that we knew we had found the perfect person to capture our special day. She was by far our favorite wedding vendor and Faith and Jefferson exceeded our expectations on every level.

Let me start with our engagement photos. When it came time to do our engagement session I wondered how it would go not because I was worried about Faith’s talent as a photographer (that’s clearly evident if you’ve looked at any of her photos) but because my husband is not a huge fan of having his picture taken. As we began our engagement session in and around Newport I was quickly reminded why we had chosen Faith in the first place. Faith was great at giving us direction and she was even able to get my husband to relax and enjoy himself during the photo shoot. This engagement session was perfect because it offered us a glimpse of what it was actually like to work with Faith and I knew we would be in good hands on our wedding day. Once we received our engagement photos I was absolutely blown away. The pictures turned out AMAZING! I was so excited looking through each and every picture and it made me that much more excited for our wedding day.

Now let’s fast forward to our wedding day in August at Ocean Cliff in Newport. Faith and Jefferson really are an extraordinary team! Faith had this amazing calming effect that even when I was running late she was able to get myself and my bridal party to move things along without making me feel in the least bit stressed. She really is a bride’s dream to work with! My husband had nothing but great things to say about Jefferson too. He said that Jefferson’s sense of humor lightened the mood as the guys got ready for the ceremony as well. Faith and Jefferson really are the total package!!!! Our wedding photos came out AMAZINGGGG!!!! They were able to capture our day in such special way and we cannot thank them enough.
Faith Dugan Photography is worth every penny!

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CarmelDibner
Wedding: 8/10/2014
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A Wonderful Choice! posted 10/27/2014

Faith photographed our wedding this summer. We first met Faith at a bridal show, and we knew immediately that she was the photographer for us. Her work was beautiful, and we could tell that she would be a pleasure to work with. She was the first person we hired for our wedding, and we are very happy we chose her. We felt instantly comfortable with Faith both during the engagement session and at the wedding. She is professional and very responsive. She stayed until the very end of our wedding to make sure she captured every moment. Faith has great attention to detail, and her passion shows in her work! She is truly first class!

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waffle13
Wedding: 10/5/2013
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Faith and Jefferson literally MADE OUR WEDDING DAY. I don't even know where to begin with how wonderful they are. When I started looking at photographers, I knew two things: I wanted vivid color (not that washed-out stuff), and I wanted lots of photos of my guests and little fun details (I didn't want to pose for 10,000 supermodel shots or lots of kissy-face PDA photos with my husband - we tease each other way too much for those pictures, and I actually compared my husband's neck to the Loch Ness monster in the one kissing photo that exists of us before we were married).

When we met Faith in her office, it was a random late winter night, and she made the trek over just to hang out with us and look at photo books. We instantly loved her and her photos, and she made it clear that while she is an amazing portrait photographer, she wanted us to love our photos and promised lots of guest and detail shots. Besides being so accommodating, Faith is a real Newporter, and that matters! She knows great spots for pictures on every street and at every venue.

Literally the week of the wedding, I still hadn't scheduled any sort of engagement or rehearsal shoot (whoops), and I e-mailed Faith to see if there was any chance she would shoot our rehearsal dinner. She was super chipper and excited to come shoot us even though it was horribly last minute. Faith took us for a walk among the beautiful old houses near Memorial and Bellevue for a couple shots, and then got amazing pictures of all of our family members and bridal party. We are history lovers, and these photos of us and our families are now among our most treasured.

On the wedding day, Faith and Jefferson were literal lifesavers. Double sided tape? Faith had it. Wait, Faith, is this how my bustle is supposed to look? No problem. Weird limo guy? Faith and Jefferson made us laugh about it. Jefferson was over with the guys pre-wedding solving various cufflink emergencies. We took shots at every location I had requested. Honestly, being able to have them with us throughout the day was so reassuring, and they kept us relatively on schedule! And even better, they were TOTALLY inconspicuous - whenever I wanted a picture with a guest, I could find them right away, but they were never in the way. I had been to a lot of weddings where the photographer or video equipment is so obtrusive that people actually avoid dancing with the bride and groom because they don't want to be in view of the paparazzi. Our wedding was the exact opposite (and I have the embarrassing dancing shots to prove it).

Post-wedding, Faith's design of our album was absolutely stunning. The album is a true treasure. It has become a centerpiece of our house and captures the joy, beauty, craziness, and fun of the day so nicely. It almost looks like I could eat the lobster off one of the pages. Almost.

Is it wrong that I want to have a baby right now just so I can have an excuse to book Faith for another shoot? No. Trust us - stop looking around and book Faith right now before someone else does. There is 0 chance you will regret it, and I can guarantee you a lot of fun, a more relaxing wedding day, and the most beautiful pictures you can imagine.

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Knottie39580267
Wedding: 8/3/2013
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Faith is AMAZING! posted 10/26/2014

Faith is AMAZING! She was one of the first vendors that we booked, I knew right from our first meeting that she was the photographer for me. Her work speaks for itself, it's beautiful!!! One thing that really impressed me besides her pictures was the way she and Jefferson ran the show on the wedding day. They managed to organize my loud and controlling family so naturally. Our formal shots with our family and wedding party ran smoothly and took way less time than I was expecting. They memorized everyone's names in our families and wedding party. It made everyone feel very comfortable and I think it showed in our pictures. They captured every moment of our wedding day whether we realized they were there or not. I would highly recommend booking Faith!!!

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murphcresci
Wedding: 8/2/2014
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the BEST posted 10/15/2014

Faith Dugan is the absolute best! The moment Faith arrived on our wedding morning she brought such a calming and fun energy. It was pouring rain but I knew we were in good hands with Faith! Her and Jefferson are a rock star team. Not only did they capture the most amazing pictures but we also had so much fun with them all day. Faith Dugan photography was one of the BEST decisions I made during my wedding planning process. You will not regret choosing Faith to capture your big day. I am so happy we did.

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Knottie0285624
Wedding: 9/6/2014
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Villa one twenty elopement posted 10/9/2014 (modified 10/9/2014)

Our ceremony was a very small elopement, so we only had one hour of photographs. Faith was very easy going and fun! She made lots of great suggestions and was willing to photograph us with props we brought along. I would highly recommend Faith Dugan for your wedding!

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cwask
Wedding: 6/28/2014
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Simply the Best! posted 9/11/2014

Faith was the first photographer we met with when we began planning our wedding. At that point we just knew she was "the one" to photograph our big day! She was professional but most importantly she was easy to connect with.

Our engagement session made us even more excited for our big day - the photos were gorgeous. Shooting with Faith was effortless -she made the entire process so easy. The same held true on our wedding day. Faith and Jefferson were so organized which made portraits with the entire bridal party and our families a breeze. Not to mention, Jefferson is hysterical and our bridal party cracking up. They're personalities made the formal picture taking process fun for everyone. One of our favorite memories from the day was taking pictures of just the two of us out in the gardens at the mansion. Jefferson had us in stitches! It was really nice to have some "us" time during the reception.

It's absolutely amazing when a picture can bring you right back to a moment in time. So many of the photos Faith and Jefferson took at our wedding did just that. I'm still wowed by how much emotion they were able to capture in the pictures, not to mention how creative and unique they all are. Everyone will tell you that your wedding day goes by so fast, and believe me, it does! We were so glad to find that our pictures told a complete story of our special day. They captured so many details and incredible moments, some we got to relive and some we were able to experience for the first time through photos. We couldn't be more pleased with Faith & Jefferson and how wonderful our entire experience with them was. They documented the most important day of our lives beautifully and we truly cannot thank them enough!

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Vetter2015
Wedding: 6/14/2014
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Great Experience posted 8/21/2014

Faith did an excellent job from start to finish. She was extremely helpful throughout the process of booking and through to the end. She went above and beyond. The pictures were gorgeous and everything we wanted. For two camera shy individuals she really helped to make the experience a fun and comfortable one. We were from out of state and had no ideas of areas to go to or anything like that and she took us to some amazing spots. She was pleasant and very fun! We would highly recommend her to anyone.

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klwolff73
Wedding: 12/28/2013
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THE BEST!!! posted 1/14/2014 (modified 1/15/2014)

If you want to feel as if you have a close friend photographing your wedding then choose Faith Dugan!! She is the best, I loved every minute of working with her! Professional, on the ball, fun, engaging etc! You cannot go wrong with her and her work! She was by far the best vendor that my husband and I had and we cannot wait to see her again! Contact Faith today for your wedding day!

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lpass6487
Wedding: 11/9/2012

From the moment my Husband and I met with Faith, we knew without a doubt that we had to have her capture the most important day of our lives. Faith's warmth and ability to make us AND every person in our wedding party so comfortable is a testament to how truly great she is. Choosing a photographer is one of the most (if not the most) important decisions you'll make throughout the wedding planning process. Faith's work personifies my Wedding Day and I cannot be more thankful for that. It's pretty good when the biggest problem you have is that all of your pictures are too good making it difficult to choose for your album :) I would a thousand percent recommend Faith - her unique vision and talent put us at ease the whole day knowing that we would love our photos now and years to come!

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The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 6/30/2013
Beautiful wedding photos! posted 8/29/2013

My husband and I recently received our wedding photos from Faith. We love the end result! Faith was professional, focused, and fun throughout our special day. She was able to quickly take the photos we wanted so that we could enjoy our reception. We would highly recommend her!

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The Knot Member 2012
Wedding: 6/23/2013

I highly recommend Faith Dugan as a wedding photographer! She was FANTASTIC and took great care of me from the get go. The pictures she captured were simply priceless- what a great eye. Go with Faith- you will not regret it!

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The Knot Member 2001
Wedding: 6/22/2013
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Faith is amazing posted 7/29/2013

My husband is a photographer himself and we very carefully reviewed all of the photographers in the area to find someone that took the quality of photos that we expected and wanted. Out of all of the people that we reviewed, we chose Faith and I am so happy we did!

She is a total pro, but also makes you feel very comfortable. The end result was that we received hundreds and hundreds of amazing photos. Her style is a mix of posed and candid.

I cannot recommend her more highly. Faith is a true pro and one of the best in the business here in the northeast.

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mswedding2013
Wedding: 7/4/2013
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Faith is amazing!! posted 7/21/2013

Faith was the photographer from our wedding and from the moment I met her I knew she was a good match for us! She remembered everyone’s name the day of the wedding and was great at keeping everyone organized. Her professionalism is top notch and any couple would be lucky to have her on their big day. Oh and her work is amazing, it speaks for itself. :) Thank you Faith!

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