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Easiest and best decision of our whole wedding!Reviewed on 9/22/2013 Laura E
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
GREATEST. PERSON. EVER.Reviewed on 10/31/2014 Jessica K
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!
The Best Vendor Decision We Made!Reviewed on 7/24/2014 Therese T
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!
Faith was the absolute PERFECT photographer for our wedding this past May in Rhode Island. She was very professional and incredibly kind and helped make everyone feel comfortable and happy. She was able to capture many intimate moments without being noticed or intrusive. One of our main desires was to have photos taken outside in front of the water and the property and she was eager (despite the rain) to get us out there and capture these beautiful photos that we will cherish forever. My husband and I can do nothing but smile when we look at the incredible photos she took of our special day. I would absolutely recommend her to any future brides and grooms and I would love to be able to have her as a photographer for any other major events in my life.
My husband and I got married at Castle Hill Inn in Newport RI in August 2015. We used Faith for our rehearsal dinner photos and full day wedding photography and could not be more happy with the results of her and her husbands work! Picking a wedding photographer is one of the most stressful vendors because you will be interacting with them the entire day of your wedding and they are creating memories of your perfect day that you will cherish forever so you want to work with someone who is easy to work with but also has an amazing eye for photography and is an artist. With Faith & Jefferson you have both! Faith is so sweet and working with her before, during and after our wedding is like working with your best friend. She was so easy to talk to during the planning process of our wedding and was so interested in every detail of our wedding before we even hired her. Throughout the planning process, I would email for advice on vendors and she was always so quick to respond and so helpful! On our wedding day my bridesmaids absolutely loved her and she made it so easy to act naturally in front of the camera for our bridal prep pictures. For our first look, her and Jefferson did an amazing job at setting up the area/getting the best lighting and taking amazing pictures without ruining the authenticity of my husband and I seeing each other for the first time. Our ceremony and reception pictures were absolute perfection and they captured every moment and more of what we had envisioned. Faith's work speaks for itself (stunning)!! We couldn't be more happy with the results of our photos. Thank you Faith and Jefferson for the beautiful photos and album which we will cherish forever! Bianca & Mike
Perfectly Captured Every Moment!Reviewed on 1/22/2016 Jennifer S
It is hard to put words around just how amazing it was to have Faith and Jefferson photograph our wedding. I had been a fan of Faith Dugan Photography long before I was engaged. Being an amateur photographer who loves Newport, I originally found Faith's blog when looking to find neat spots in Newport to take nature shots. Fast forward to getting engaged, there was no question in my mind who I wanted to trust with photographing our engagement shoot and wedding. When we had our engagement shoot with Faith, we had an absolute blast. She has an infectious smile and personality that makes you feel like you have known her for years. By the time the wedding rolled around, I felt like I had a friend shooting my wedding, not a vendor. And the dynamic between Faith and Jefferson during the wedding was great. On a day that is a complete whirlwind, we still remember Jefferson cracking jokes and my stomach hurting from laughing too hard, and him and Faith made everyone so comfortable during the day - which is reflected in the natural smiles and laughter that was captured through their lenses. And the pictures...well...let's just say we don't have enough wall space in my house to feature just our favorites. We agonized over picking just a couple pictures for the Save the Date from the engagement shoot and know selecting the pictures for our album will be a challenge as well! We didn't hire a videographer and didn't need to. Every single detail, special moment and big moments were captured amazingly. I would highly, highly, highly recommend Faith Dugan Photography to any bride. She is not only a true professional and artist but an awesome person to work with and someone you can trust entirely to perfectly capture the most important day of your life.
Absolute Perfection!Reviewed on 10/31/2015 Jessica B
Faith and Jefferson were the perfect compliment to our perfect day they were there for most of the day, capturing little moments that may seem unimportant at that time but end up being perfect memories that will keep us laughing. The best aspect of the way they worked together was how organized they were. They wanted to make sure they got every picture they could while also letting us truly enjoy ourselves and not making it feel like work. After it was all over, my wife and I talked about how natural it felt to have them there. They really fit in with everyone at our wedding. They just happened to have cameras on them. Everything they did was planned and for a reason. I can't count how many times they asked us if we were alright and if we needed anything. Without them there, our wedding day would not have been what it was. The end result was 1600 beautiful, funny, tear jerking pictures that we will enjoy forever. Faith and Jefferson take the stress out of taking pictures on your wedding day and actually make it a fun and entertaining experience. Simply put, they exceeded all of our expectations.
Being from New York and planning a wedding in Rhode Island was not an easy task. The search for the right vendors, particularly a photographer was difficult. Faith was recommended to me by a friend who got married in Newport a few years ago. From the moment we spoke on the phone I knew she was the perfect fit for us. She is sweet, kind, friendly, easy going and EXTREMELY knowledgeable. Faith has a variety of packages which works for couples who are on a budget, but also has a lot to offer for those looking for extras. Throughout the whole planning process Faith was a quick email away for any questions I had (even non-photography related). She was prompt and thorough with her responses and always flexible in arranging meetings during our visits to Rhode Island. She had so many good ideas and pointers for us, especially a suggestion on a place to rent to take pictures beforehand in case of rain (which came in handy because it POURED). On the day of our wedding, I couldn't have been more happy with our decision. Faith and Jefferson were AMAZING, they had such a calm demeanor and made us feel at ease. It felt like we had two friends taking pictures of us. We felt so comfortable around them and hardly noticed they were there yet they managed to capture so many special moments of the day! We were thrilled with how our pictures came out. Our family and friends still rave about how sweet and awesome they both were. Having Faith as our photographer was hands down the BEST decision we made for our wedding, I could not imagine having anyone else. Working with her might be the only thing I miss from the wedding planning process. I cannot say enough great things about her!!!
The best of the best!Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Danielle G
Having Faith and her husband Jefferson as photographers for our wedding was the best decision I could have ever made. I stressed over picking a photographer for months. I did all the research one could possibly do until I found Faith Dugan Photography. I knew the minute I saw her pictures that they were more than just images, they were art. During our sit down meeting with Faith in her new office I knew right away she was the one I wanted to capture our big day. It was like talking to a friend, not a vendor! She was sweet and funny and it made me feel like we were in good hands. The day of our wedding my 3 yr old son and my dog were less than cooperative when it came to pictures but from the images you would never know it. Not one moment was missed and it literally took me days to go through our online gallery. Every time I thought I saw a picture that took my breath away, the next page had even more. My husband and I will cherish these pictures for the rest of our lives. I highly recommend you sit down with Faith so you can see just what an amazing business she has grown for herself. You will not be disappointed.
Faith and Jefferson are so much more then just "the photographers". Their work speaks for itself so I'll tell you more about what its like to have them at your wedding. Faith carries a "little bag of tricks" and I somehow needed EVERYTHING in this said bag! A crochet hook for the 1,001 buttons on the back of my dress? (My sister forgot to pack this. She has a 2-year old so something small like that slipped her mind) Shoutwipes for the grass stains when my dad stepped on my dress? Faith had them and wiped each & every stain off my dress, making it pristine white again. Fashion tape for the bridesmaids AND groomsmen pants? Yep. She even had these handy-dandy little things called "veil weights", which literally saved the day when my veil was blowing all over the place and making me incredibly irritated. Faith snapped these pretty jeweled magnetic weights on my weight which magically kept it down during our photos & ceremony. My bridesmaids wore full length gowns with a hook & eye style bustle. The bustles all broke after the first hour of our wild dance party. Faith had oversized safety pins and created an on-the-fly french style bustle which stayed the entire night…better then the one that came with the dress! I can't tell you how wonderful it was to have her each and every step of the way. Jefferson pinned all the boutonnieres on our dads & groomsmen when the florist basically just dropped the flowers and ran. He also folded all the guys pocket squares and straighten bow ties all day long. My husband doesn't enjoy smiling for tons of photos (what guy does??) Jefferson was quick with a joke, kept the photo session fun & upbeat all while Faith moved through my many requested family combinations. Thank you Faith & Jefferson for all you have done for us and continue to do. Can't wait to design our album with you this winter!
Booking Faith Dugan Photography for our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made! Faith and Jefferson are extremely talented photographers and are such nice people! Throughout the wedding planning process, I often went to Faith for questions and advice. She always went above and beyond to answer any questions I had, and her recommendations really helped to make our wedding day perfect. We hired Faith to capture both our engagement session and our wedding day. On both occasions, the weather was not fully cooperating. We had gotten married in Newport, RI on April 4th, and although the sun was shining, it was an exceptionally windy day. Standing out on the docks, with my hair and veil blowing all over the place, I was really worried with how the pictures were going to turn out. Thanks to Faith and Jefferson, the pictures came out better than we could have ever imagined! They really are extremely talented and can make the most of any situation. Thanks to them, I have hundreds of beautiful photographs from our wedding day!! I highly recommend Faith Dugan Photography!
Wedding and Engagement PhotosReviewed on 10/19/2015 Melissa D
Faith and Jefferson took beautiful photos of our wedding and engagement session. Not only are they consummate professionals, but they are also incredibly warm and immediately put you at ease.
Three months later and still haven't received our wedding pictures.. Find someone else.
Faith RocksReviewed on 10/16/2015
My wife and I were married at Belle Mer in Newport this past July. The venue is amazing so we knew that we needed a talented photographer. As soon as we met Faith we knew she was the perfect fit for our wedding. Faith and Jefferson felt like part of the family during the day of our wedding and we had an absolute blast with them. They were professional, energetic and FUN. After the wedding Faith would send out teasers on Facebook of our pictures while she was editing, which we thought was a great idea. Then we received our pictures and were completely blown away on how great they were. I would not change a single thing about our wedding day, especially our choice of Faith Dugan Photography, her and Jefferson are the best!
Our Expectations were FAR exceeded!Reviewed on 10/14/2015 Casey B
Working with Faith and Jefferson on the wedding day was the most relaxed and happy experience! They were both extremely professional and my husband and I both felt as if they were our personal guests rather than our photographers! All of our bridal party and family members only have the most outstanding feedback about working with Faith and Jefferson as well! They made the entire process very easy and seamless for us, and made sure all of our important pictures were captured! They both went above and beyond to make the day perfect!!! Their love for what they do really shines through! Faith was super prepared for any hiccup that could have occurred and put myself and my bridesmaids at ease as soon as she began! Faith's ideas on where to shoot pictures were perfect and totally fit our style. We can't say enough wonderful things, LOVED working with Faith and Jefferson!!!!!
Highly recommended!Reviewed on 10/12/2015 Emilie R
Faith really knows what she is doing when it comes to wedding photography. You will not have to worry about any little detail, which definitely makes the whole day go easier and more importantly lets you enjoy the day! All my photos are beautiful and I know I will be enjoying them for years to come.
PhenomenalReviewed on 9/16/2015 Shannon C
Of all the vendors we picked, having the photographer was the most important to us. I immediately looked to other bride friends on facebook and scoured their wedding photos to see if anyone popped up. I kept falling in love with certain photos taken from two separate weddings and sure enough they both were Faith. She was SO nice, warm and funny from the first moment we met her. She came prepared for meetings and remembered little details that I had put in the questionnaire without anything in front of her. The day of the wedding, she was basically our day-of coordinator! She kept the timeline going of when we needed to be somewhere and even had a pair of scissors handy when we had a wardrobe issue
AMAZING photography team!!Reviewed on 9/08/2015 Krissy A
Faith and her husband Jefferson were AMAZING. From the first meeting, I instantly felt a connection with Faith, and my husband and I knew we wanted her to be our photographer. Her portfolio is stunning, and her knowledge of Newport is great! She had photographed at our venue before, which was very important to us. She had great ideas for photos in between the ceremony and reception, as well, and because she knows the area so well she helped us plan our logistics so everything was timed perfectly and smoothly. Our pre-wedding meetings and communication was great. I was so much less stressed because I knew my photographs would be in such good hands! The way Faith can command a group of people to get together for a photograph is amazing! She kept us on track, and made sure all our requested photos were taken. We also wanted our dogs to come meet us in Newport for photos, and she did a great job photographing two energetic 2 year old pups. When we received our USB of photos my husband and I absolutely loved them. Faith and Jefferson are an AMAZING team and I highly recommend them. It’s worth it to spend money on a great photographer, and we are so happy with the photos we will have for years to come. Thank you Faith and Jefferson!!
7/17/15: Faith & Jefferson were such an incredible helpful supportive and positive duo for our wedding day! It was great having Faith photograph our engagement as well as she is very familiar with all Newport’s historic sites. It was nice meeting her at the engagement shoot and picked up some helpful hints for additional Newport vendors. I highly suggest doing an engagement shoot with Faith as well, it made us feel much more at ease on the wedding day already being familiar with her and learning some poses. Faith & Jefferson will help keep you and your wedding party on a schedule and will always pitch in where it’s needed. Jefferson was incredibly helpful tying 9 groomsmen’s bow ties and catching my veil midair as it flew off into the ocean! The wedding day goes by so fast that you really want a photographer like Faith that will stick to your planned schedule and capture all the shots you asked for 10 months prior and had forgotten about! Faith & Jefferson also got married at our venue, Glen Manor, and was the original reason why I chose them. I would choose them a million times over no matter where I got married.
Faith and Jeff were amazing!!!Reviewed on 7/27/2015
I think that the wedding pictures are one of the most important thing of a wedding, so that I was very picky when I had to choose the photographer. I had really high expectations and I was very concerned that I won't be satisfied. Faith and Jeff listened carefully to all my requests, and I had many of them, and they simply did a great job! I was unbelievable happy when I saw the photos, I cried!!! They took care of all the details as I wanted! Besides their professionalism, they were soooo kind and friendly with us! We felt very comfortable with them, as if some good friends were taking us pictures! We were very lucky to have them at our wedding and I totally recommend them!!!
Faith did a great job with our wedding photos. She captured all of our love and happiness so well in her photography. There were many moments when we didn't know she was taking a photo and those ended up being some of our favorite shots. Would highly recommend Faith Dugan Photography!
Faith is the best!!!Reviewed on 10/28/2014 Jessica F
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!
Simply the BestReviewed on 10/28/2014 Erin M
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.
The Absolute BEST!Reviewed on 10/28/2014 Sheenagh D
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!
A Wonderful Choice!Reviewed on 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!