Ashton & Warner – Outer Banks Wedding – Destination Wedding

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Ashton and I go way back, at least a solid 9 years.  I only met Warner about a month before the wedding, there was an instant and intense bro-mance.  I was so honored to be able to shoot the wedding of such awesome people.  Also, having been friends with Ashton so long, I expected their wedding to be nothing short of epic.  It was.  It took place in the Outer Banks in North Carolina, their ceremony right on the water, and reception a stones throw from the sound.  The weather was amazing, the people were amazing, the wedding was amazing.

I’d also like to note that Warner and a good portion of his wedding party and guests are combat veterans. It doesn’t take too many former special forces guys to make a wedding photographer feel like a huge wuss, there were a lot of them, so I pretty much felt like the biggest wuss ever.  So, a huge thank you to Warner and all the men & women of the military for the sacrifices they are willing to make.


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I wanted to add a little context to the previous few photos.  Clearly we’re on a boat, but, the laughter and man in the water need some explanation. One of Warner’s friend’s was on the boat as well, he decided the best course of action would be to get naked and jump off the side of the boat while it was doing about 30 mph.  This also answers the question that I frequently get asked… “what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding?”  That.

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Some really fine sunset portraits – beautiful!

Love the first look, they look so happy! :)

killer documentary work, Dennis! And that sunset, damn! Now I want to go to the outter banks.

Melissa & Rebecca – Wequassett Resort, Cape Cod Wedding

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Melissa & Rebecca live in California, but decided Cape Cod was the perfect place to get married.  It was obvious what great people they are since the vast majority of their guests traveled thousands of miles to be at their wedding.  It’s always such an honor when a couple decides they want me to travel to be their photographer, especially when its on a beach in Cape Cod.  I absolutely love shooting there, and both times it has just been such a fun, rewarding experience.


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Beautiful silhouette, love that first shot!

Gina + Brian

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Best of 2014!

I’m not sure where to begin with this.  2014 was the craziest, busiest, and best year of my career.  It absolutely flew by and I can’t believe its over already.  Although, I’m already looking forward to 2015 and what that may bring. Also, a little side note, I’m posting my best of before I have actually had the chance to post some full weddings from 2014 on the blog, but if I had waited till then, the best of post wouldn’t be up till late February, and it wouldn’t be very topical then, would it?  Anyway, there are some people I need to thank.  Garret Torres and Casey White, integral parts of the team.  The good people at Phottix for making me part of their team and letting me test out all sorts of fun toys for them.  The folks at Popular Photography, The Huffington Post, Offbeat Bride,  The Weather Channel, and F Yeah Gay Weddings for publishing photos of mine.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to all of my clients for trusting me to capture your weddings and for just being amazing people.  It’s all of you that really make me love what I do.

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Shannon and Steve

Dennis, you and Kyle captured the most amazing pictures from our wedding. Everyone loves them We can’t stop looking at them! Thank you so much again for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect!


Absolutely honored to have made your best year :) You and your crew are truly talented and such a pleasure to work with! Can’t tell you how many compliments we are receiving over your pictures. I’m definitely sending everyone your way! Can’t thank you enough!


The spiral staircase in the castle, the water fountain, and the bird’s eye view of the stone alleyway are jaw-droppingly beautiful. I also especially liked the shot with the couple wrapped in a quilt, the black and white shot of the kids in a pew, and the bride at the memorial. Incredible work, as always.


Dude. Just. F-mazing.

You had an amazing year, Dennis. I’m a bit spoiled because I see your work so often, so I’m not surprised with how great of a post this is, but you really have grown as a photographer since Steve and I met you a few years back, and that’s crazy exciting to watch. Good luck in 2015, I know you’ll kill it.

Thea & David – Spring Hill Manor, Rising Sun Maryland Wedding



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No one has ever captured the spirit of Spring Hill Manor as well as you did. Absolutely beautiful work !

I do hope that you will be returning to Spring Hill Manor

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So much love and so much fun!

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I love Thea. I love David. I love Dauid and Thea. Your wedding was beautiful and I cherished the ability to see old friends.

Another beautifully shot wedding! I really love the connection between the couple and how you’ve documented it. Those frames as the sun is setting are so whimsical! (processing is right on point too). PLUS a baby pig! So good Dennis – so good!

Always love what you do Dennis, but more importantly, I LOVE this bride’s style. She nailed it!

I wish this wedding was my wedding because I love it so much. That bride is the cutest thing ever and you covered this so darn well. Really beautiful work.

I just love their faces during the vows.


Wow. Love her dress, her funky headpiece, amazing shoes and your stunning outdoor portraits. Looks like such a fun day!

Gavin Farrington

Love the moment where the bride is laughing and being kissed on the forehead. Amazing shot.

I love EVERYTHING this couple did! The dress, the bouquet, getting ready together! Its all so awesome… and seriously, farm animals!?!? Killer work Dennis, I think this is my favorite wedding you’ve shot.

Jessica Schilling

Oh wow! The bride’s style is amazing and you captured so many great moments! And a tiny cute piglet? Best ever!

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