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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!
Laura and Bryan
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!
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!!!!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
I do not have enough words to say about how wonderful it was to work with Faith for my wedding photography. We booked Faith for our engagement pictures and wedding after visiting her adorable studio in Newport and falling completely in love with her work. I loved the journalistic style of her photos and her creativity is above and beyond I would have expected. My wedding photos are GORGEOUS. I cannot decide which I want to put onto a canvas print, all of which conveniently Faith can do! She captured every moment of my big day and my friends and family loved working with her. She made the portrait process effortless and the reults are beyond all I was expecting. I felt like more than a customer to Faith, throughout the day, I felt like she was friend who was so genuinely happy for me, my husband and family. Thank you Faith for your hard work and amazing talent. I could not have been any happier with the results. I will most definitely be visiting Faith again for any other photographer services I will need. Best money spent!
We were referred to Faith Dugan Photography by a friend and we would absolutely recommend Faith to any other engaged couple! Faith is professional, smart and enthusiastic. Her work speaks for itself in how much creativity and effort she puts into each and every wedding. We liked how she took our request for 'photos with an ocean backdrop' and gave us a few options to choose from. She then scouted out these locations a few days before our big day to ensure the spot was still perfect (no debris, flowers in bloom, etc).
On our wedding day, we learned that the photographer becomes the quarterback for the day..Faith and Jefferson were natural QBs! They coordinated with our hotel to have the vehicle ready to go out front when we needed to leave. They coordinated with our officiant to get the right ceremony shots. They staged the cake cutting at the reception. They were positioned near the dance floor to get all the 'action shots' once the music kicked up. Faith even helped me cut a piece of crinolin (sp?) that ripped on the bottom of my dress.
Faith Dugan Photograph exceeded our expectations! She captured our wedding day beautifully and we greatly enjoyed working with her and Jefferson.
From start to finish, our experience working with Faith was superb. What sold us originally was her photo-journalistic style and how she sets out to create the story of a wedding day. I also appreciated some of the creative ways she experimented with typically cliched shots of rings, dresses, etc.
The actual event was no less wonderful. Working as a team with her husband, Jefferson (who my husband and his groomsmen especially liked), Faith captured every detail and shot we wanted and made it happen in an unobtrusive manner.
Finally, putting together our album after the fact was a breeze, with Faith going the extra mile to make sure we were happy with each step of the process (as we live in New York and were doing everything over email). I highly recommend her for your wedding plans!
After I got engaged, booking Faith was the very first thing I did. I didn't even have a venue yet, but I knew that wherever I decided to get married, Faith Dugan needed to be there to photograph it. I fell in love with her beautiful, natural style of shooting and felt very validated in my decision when she was voted the Best Wedding Photographer in Newport by Newport Life Magazine. Faith shot both my engagement photos and my wedding and I was completely impressed with both experiences. She is obviously ridiculously talented, but it's more than that - she is a good person! She is this tiny ball of personality and has a way of making you feel so comfortable while she takes photos. She managed to wrangle my large, loud family and wedding party for formal photos and did so quickly and with class. During the wedding ceremony and reception, I barely knew she was there...but when I saw my photos, I could not believe the amazing moments she captured. I really can't say enough about how happy I was with Faith's services. She's worth every penny and you will not be disappointed!
Faith Dugan Photography is absolutely amazing! Faith is wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend her to any bride looking for truly exceptional photography. She is passionate about photography and it comes across in her work. Not only did she make us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera, but her stories kept us laughing all day. Faith takes plenty of pictures in different locations so you end up with a great variety of photographs and she keeps shooting until she captures the perfect photo. We just received our wedding photos and I honestly love every single one! Faith is professional, genuine, and a pleasure to be around. We could not be happier having chose Faith as our wedding photographer!
Faith photographed our Newport wedding this July and was SUCH a pleasure to work with. She's fun, professional, and above all super talented. We love all of our pictures and have gotten tons of complements on her work! She truly goes above and beyond to make your day extra special and stress free, all while taking beautiful pictures!
When looking for a photographer, we wanted someone who could capture the elements of our day without feeling like they were in the way of our guests also getting to see the wedding. I love the candid moments, the genuine smiles, the detail shots. We weren't able to afford a videographer as well as a photographer so it was important to us to find someone who could make their images tell our story.
Consider it a blessing if Faith is available for your date and do not wait to book her services. She is AMAZING; everything from her professionalism to her excitement about getting to know you, your family, and the particulars of your day. Her eye for the perfect picture is a talent that I haven't seen before. You will not be disappointed in her abilities to capture your special moments. Thank you Faith!!
We used Faith for my daughter's wedding and were extremely pleased. She was professional, easy to deal with and the pictures are beautiful. I highly recommend her.
We hired Faith for our Sept. 29 Newport, RI wedding, and she also did our engagement pictures. She is amazing, she has a great eye and detail. The day of our wedding she started with her second photographer at Noon and were with us until 11pm at that night. Such a joy to work with, you will be so comfortable and have so much fun.
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Authentic & Stylish Photographs
As a 2011 bride, I photograph each wedding as I would photograph my own. I know how you're feeling. I understand first-hand how important it is to capture the magical moments of your day.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
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