Kind Words

| Ariele + Justin

    My husband and I had been thinking about our wedding film since we got engaged a couple years ago. So, I can safely say it was one of the most important items on our list of “wants.” We researched many cinematographers in the Virginia area and came across Doug’s website. I could tell by the way he paid attention to subtle details and candid moments, all while melding and transitioning scenes perfectly to music, that he was our guy! He was so pleasant to work with from start to finish; he was patient, enthusiastic, and very kind on our wedding day as the chaos of it all engulfed everyone. We received our final product a few days ago and I was laughing and crying with joy. As much as you want to, you can’t go back in time to relive your wedding day, but with Doug you will have the best memories captured forever. 

| Laura + Chapman

   Doug is an incredible photographer, super nice guy, and had a very calming presence at our wedding despite the hectic timeline.  We were really lucky to be put in touch with Doug – our pictures turned out amazing and we are so happy to have them for the rest of our lives.  If you are in need of a photographer then look no further.  Doug has a great eye, he will ensure that every moment of your special day is captured, and the quality and composition of the photos are beautiful.

| Megan + Patrick

    Doug Stanford is an absolute pro and one of the best investments you will make for your wedding day. We were unsure if we wanted to have a video, but I can honestly say that hiring Doug was one of the best decisions we made. He was extremely responsive and easy to work with, and the final product was incredible. I was so impressed with the footage, especially considering I never even noticed Doug filming at the wedding. Thanks to Doug we will be able to relive the best day of our lives whenever we feel like it.

| Nadia + Mark

    We worked with Doug for our 2 day fusion wedding. We  looked at numerous videographers, but didn’t really find one that seemed to fit our style and were even on the fence about skipping videography. We just weren’t impressed and then we met Doug. Once we watched his videos we knew we wanted to work with him. He was fantastic! He was very responsive to all our questions and concerns. On our wedding day the schedule was totally thrown off, but Doug was so proactive and got all the behind the scenes/dress/prep shots…I didn’t even notice he was there. I’m so glad we chose Doug. The videos are beautiful!!!  We’re so glad we’ll always be able to relive such an important moment in our lives. The highlight videos were incredible, he totally captured how we felt and the vibe of the events. The songs he picked were amazing & fit beautifully. They are perfect for sharing with friends & family. I can not recommend Doug enough. You only get to marry the love of your life once… do it right & have Doug capture the memories for you. You won’t regret it & the videos will be amazing.

| Taryn + Phil

   Doug is fantastic, hands down. Being a bride means working with LOTS of vendors and Doug was the EASIEST of them all. He is so patient, kind, and knows exactly when to take a step back, or a step forward. Doug was in contact with us exactly when we needed him to be, and was so professional and courteous on the day of our wedding. He was gracious enough to volunteer to come early to shoot the special “day of” events other than the wedding ceremony itself. Doug seemed to work SO well with our photographer (whom he had not worked with in the past) and she commented on how easy he was to work with at the end of the evening.

| Preeti + Silas

    “This is the most beautiful wedding video I have ever seen” – is just one of the several praises from my family and friends about our wedding video. We are so extremely lucky to have found Doug – he is so talented and has a very kind personality. He was so patient with our families, us, the several venues, the rain, the timings, the craziness in general :) And the video! It is so incredibly beautiful, captures all the sweet memories and makes our events look as magical as they felt! It looks like a music video and we love it!! I know we will watch this video for years to come and fondly remember everything with so much color and love. Thank you again for everything, Doug!

| Chauntelle + Mike

   From my inital conversation with Doug, I have been nothing but impressed. Doug is very professional, interactive and creative. He created a final product which exceeded my expectations or what I could have asked for. When I received the final production, not only did I watch it 10 times the first night, I cried about 9 times! Doug is amazing and I would recommend him to everyone!

| Terri Baskin • Terri Baskin Photography

   I reached out to Doug after I saw a brand film that he completed for another creative.  I love how he was able to capture her personality perfectly on camera and he also came highly recommended.  When I spoke with Doug about the vision for my brand film, I wanted one that would really show my personality to future clients.  I had big ideas for my brand film and Doug delivered on all of them!!  My film has been viewed more times that I imagined and within a few days of launching my film, I started to receive wedding inquiries and bookings because I was top of mind with prospective clients, including a client that had been on the fence about her decision.  I believe the decision to invest in a promotional brand film has increased my brand recognition and credibility prior to ever meeting with a  bride and groom in person!  If you are looking for ways to add value to your business I highly recommend allowing Doug to work his magic. He is professional, timely and knows what it takes to deliver a quality film!

| Britney Canidate • Britney Jeanine Photography + Design

    I have a million awesome things to say about Doug! While researching for wedding videographers for a friend’s wedding, I came across Doug’s website and immediately fell in love with his work! Ready to finally shoot a brand film for my very own photography and design business, I reached out hoping he’d be the perfect fit; and that he was! Working with Doug was a seamless process… he managed my expectations, answered all my questions along the way, and truly worked with me to lock the overall vision I had for my film. Doug was professional, timely, and the delivery of the final cut was superb! In fact, I watch my video on repeat in my free time because I love it that much! Doug rocked my first project so I had to hire him again for another film; talk about consistency and matching my initial experience! If you’re seeking a videographer to take your brand visuals up a notch + maintain the upmost professionalism, look no further! I will hire Doug over and over and over again! He is just that AMAZING! 

| Joy Rahat • All About Emotions

    Like most of my clients I was nervous about standing in front of the camera and being myself. Doug was very professional; he handled my concerns and made the whole experience easy and fun. He took extra time to learn in-depth about me and my featured client and worked side-by-side with me during our shoot. As a result he created a wonderful storytelling brand film about my portrait photography business. I’m very pleased with the final result as it represents my true self, workflow, and client experience!  I highly recommend him and his creative vision for anyone who values individually and quality work!

| Kristen + Andrew

    My father passed away soon after our wedding and I wanted to personally thank you whole heartedly for the best money we ever spent on the wedding. I had the opportunity to show my dad the highlights video in the hospital bed and it was the greatest gift I could ever ask for. I have been telling every single bride I meet how PRECIOUS and IMPORTANT it is to get this once in a lifetime event documented on film and recommending you to anyone who will listen. Please know that all these moments shared with my daddy on my wedding day will be forever cherished in my heart and relived over and over again thanks to your beautiful work.

| Diana + Vivek

    We had a three-day wedding jam packed with events, and Doug was there every step of the way. He was kind, patient, and did an amazing job of keeping up with everything and making sure he was at the right place at the right time. The end result blew us away! The wedding feature video was perfect and included the most important moments of the weekend, and we also got the full feature DVDs. We couldn’t have asked for a better and more reasonably priced cinematographer!

| Jennifer + Dan

    Doug Stanford was everything we wanted in a photographer, yet we didn’t even know what to look/ask for! He was laid back, flexible, and easy to work with during the planning phase. Leading up to the event, Doug was accepting of all my various (sometimes hair-brained), suggestions and he didn’t hesitate to provide his professional input to help me keep things in perspective. On the big day, Doug was everywhere! He got every shot, and managed to be in position to capture even the unpredictable hijinks! We couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Doug’s eye for capturing the moment as well as his gift for editing reflects the true beauty of the happiest day of our lives.

| Keysha + Wilt

    My husband and I were very lucky to find Doug online through Instagram. Doug produced an amazing video for our wedding that captured so many details and moments!  I watched our video 30xs and I love it more each time. Doug was very professional, responsive and incorporated all of our ideas/suggestions. Doug’s artistic eye and love for his craft is evident in all of his videos and we cant wait to use his services again!

| Laura + Willy

    Working with Doug was a lot of fun and we are so pleased with the outcome of our Save The Date video.  We came up with the idea of having a cookout during the filming, but Doug was the creative mastermind behind everything else.  He has such an eye for beauty, and you can tell in every shot.  My fiancé and I are not people that like to draw attention to ourselves, so we let Doug know that in our first meeting.  The outcome of the video could not have been more natural and perfect to our personalities. He’ll help you bounce ideas around and gain more of a sense of what you want for your film.  He was very professional the entire day, and it’s obvious he has a lot of experience in this art form.   We are so pleased with the video and encourage anyone to work with him.

| Leigh + DJ

    Doug knew exactly what we wanted, without us really knowing what we wanted. Because of him, I’m able to look back on this video and relive our special day over and over again. He is an artist; to be able to combine music, edit the video, and being able to wrap everything up so beautifully, takes so much creativity, talent, and patience. There is no one else I would recommend to capture any special event in your life. He is the best of the best.

| Katie + Anthony

    Doug was such a pleasure to work with and we were so thrilled with the final product! My husband and I were originally planning on foregoing a wedding video to cut costs. Thankfully, my husband found Doug Stanford and surprised me with the wedding video contract for Christmas. I am so glad he did! Not only was Doug affordable, the video is something I know we will cherish our whole lives. The length – about 8 minutes – is the perfect recap to share with all of our family and friends. And I have yet to watch it without getting misty eyed. Doug truly captured the love and excitement of our wedding day. He is a true artist and I whole-heartedly recommend hiring him if you want the perfect keepsake from your big day!

| Elise + Cameron

    Doug Stanford was amazing to work with both in the months leading up to the wedding and on the actual day.  Everyone kept commenting that that didn’t even realize he was there… even though he was with us the majority of the day and night! My husband and I, as well as all of our family and friends, have watched the video Doug made many many times.  He did a fantastic job and I am so happy we have this video of our wedding day to keep watching for many years!

| Teri + Jeremy Spiegel

     Thank you for the amazing wedding video!  We couldn’t be happier with how you tied our theme to the video and how you captured every special moment. We are grateful you made working with you so easy and worry free.  You seemed to be in 10 places at one time!  We had no doubt you would produce the best video to help us relive the best day of our lives over and over, and you did just that.  We will recommend your talents to anyone in need of a videographer!  Thank you again for being a part of our wedding.

| Rebecca + Pete Scherer

     I had such a wonderful experience working with Doug on my wedding day.  He was flexible, affordable, and extremely professional.  The video he filmed of our wedding is priceless to my husband and I.  He captured moments and emotions that could not be seen in a still shot.  What an artist!  I would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to have their wedding filmed.  The snapshot video he puts together is perfect to watch on anniversaries or give to parents.  It was one of the highlights of our wedding day that we can keep forever.  Thanks again to Doug!

| Ash’leigh + Marcus Gunn

     When I began planning my wedding I knew that a photographer and a videographer were THE most important vendors that I’d hire.  I felt this way because their finished product would be all I had really had left to look back on for memories once the flowers died and the music stopped.  Needless to say the music never stops and the flowers never die in my world thanks to Doug.  My wedding video was absolutely AMAZING.  I drop his name whenever I can and will surely recommend him hands down to anyone that asks about him.  He was there with us the entire day… but you wouldn’t have ever known because he was never in the way, yet some how managed to not miss a single detail.  Our friends always joke about hiring him to video some of our parties because he’s just that amazing and he would obviously make us all look way cooler… seriously… Doug is a great guy.  Easy to work with, very quick turn around, my photographer even asked for his contact information as he was super impressed with his work as well.  That says a lot.  Thanks again Doug, we’ll be watching our highlight and full ceremony video for years to come.

| Kristin Brubaker + Dan Christy

     We couldn’t have asked for more.  This was not like any wedding video we’d ever seen, and our friends and family agree.  Doug’s artistic vision transforms the raw footage into a beautiful final product.  His work is extremely professional—the product of planning ahead, working really hard on the wedding day, and amazing editing.  Thanks, Doug!


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