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John Douglas Photography was listed as a “preferred vendor” from the venue where we married. From my initial contact with John, I understood why. He was eager to meet with me and my husband to get a better sense of us as a couple and what exactly we had in mind in terms of photography. Since we do not live in Michigan, he worked with our schedules to find a time when we could all meet in person. We met at the venue, The English Inn, which I was pleased to discover he had already photographed several times. He brought his i-Pad with him, which was loaded with a number of styles and shots. My fiancé and I went through each one, discussing what we liked or what we would change. This was an extremely helpful part of the process since it allowed us to eliminate a number of wedding shots that did not appeal to us.

As it got closer to the wedding day, John sent us a “must have photo” checklist, which allowed us to identify all of our non-negotiable photos. Again, this was a great time saver, since it meant bride, groom and photographer were all on the same page regarding day-of shots.

On the actual wedding day, John and his assistant did an excellent job of capturing shots–both candid and otherwise. Despite the stress of the day, I never felt like he “was in the way.” In fact, he was one of the only people around for the “first look,” and there is no doubt in my mind that he understood the importance and intimacy of the moment, which is likely why these particular photos turned out so well. 

We arranged a package in which we got an engagement photo session, 12 hours on the wedding day and the photo booth. We were extremely happy with the quality of all of the photos . John used a number of filters, lenses and other methods so that each photo was unique. One of the photos was even selected to be on the cover of Lansing Bride Magazine.

I would recommend John Douglas Photography to all brides and grooms. In addition to being a great photographer, John was kind, genuine and professional. Using his services was one of the best wedding decisions we made. 


“We hired John to shoot our both our engagement and reception pictures. John was amazing and went above and beyond for us. He put a lot of time into posing us and making sure we got the shots we wanted during our (rainy, but GORGEOUS) engagement shoot. For our reception, he was able to play photographer and people wrangler to ensure that we did not have to worry about getting the pictures we wanted. He was able to get our pictures back to us very quickly and the editing was fantastic. We had our reception in Lansing and we were in the middle of a snow storm. He was able to take some gorgeous shots and make use of the green screen to make it appear like we were able to withstand the cold for much longer than we were. I highly recommend John and my husband and I have already started to save our money for an anniversary shoot with him!” 

“John created a marvelous portfolio of our daughter’s wedding, each photo a wonderful remembrance of a joyous day. His presence was not invasive and yet he captured so many wonderful aspects of the day, never missing an opportunity for yet another “great shot.” Prior to the event, he asked many questions as to what was important to us, working diligently to assure our happiness. He had so many great ideas, too! Her wedding was in a historic Basilica and he was able to capture the elegance of the venue despite the awful lighting inside. Thank you, John, for having created such beautiful memories, you are truly an artist! “

“We were so happy to be able to snag John for our wedding in May! A truly talented photographer and so pleasant to work with. Communication and collaboration were on point, and John was always able to accommodate any challenge we ran into along the way.Our venue had tricky lightning, and unexpected weather the day of our wedding would have caused any professional photographer to be nervous.. but John jumped right in and everything turned out great!We have had so many compliments on our photos from family and friends, and I can’t wait to have our favorites hanging on our walls for years to come!”

Captured our wedding day beatifully!

“John Douglas Photography did any amazing job capturing the special moments of our wedding day. From all the moments before I walked down the isle to the ceremony, to the fabulous family and bridal party shots…John brought his unique vision and direction to take the shots that would mold together to tell our love story over and over! The quality of the photography was great… like a magazine cover! We had so much fun shooting at the local ice cream shop, the park, and around the cannons. All perfect places recommended by John for our day! Friendly, accomodating, creative, professional, passionate and fun. We would recommend John Douglas Photograpy and look forward to working with him again for our next family adventure!”

 Amazing, stunning and beautiful pictures!!!!

Taya and Stewart’s English Inn Wedding

“Trying to plan a wedding out of state and of town can be a tough task but when I was researching for a photographer, I had a list of area photographers given to me. Out of all the others listed, John was the most reasonable. John took the time to meet me with and was very flexible with times and days to meet. We used his ala carte package because of being such a small wedding. John is very easy to work with and communicate with. He will email you back very quickly. Never had an issue with communication. On the wedding day, John arrived on time and start snapping pictures right away. We had him for 3 hours but he took so many pictures. We ended up with over 300+ pictures. The pictures were absolutely stunning! There are so many good ones to choose from. He was so easy to work with and was very open to suggestions. After the wedding we got our pictures in a timely fashion and even after John wil, check in to make sure everything is what you expect. As a bride, I would whole heartedly recommend John Douglas Photography for any bride looking for an amazing photographer. I can’t say enough about John Douglas photography and I can’t express how much I would recommend him as your photographer.”

“John did an excellent job on our wedding! He met with us ahead of time to discuss exactly what we were looking for, and he even gave us a list of suggested photos and poses. He was always easy to contact and eager to help us out. On the day of the wedding itself, he was not at all intrusive, while managing to get all the pictures we wanted. The pictures themselves came out beautifully; he has an excellent eye for composition. The price was reasonable, if not cheap, and worth every penny. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but this was one area I felt I didn’t have to worry.”

“I absolutely loved working with John. He recently gave me a sneak peek at some of my photos, and I loved them all! I can’t wait to see the rest 🙂 He was very professional and flexible, very responsive to emails and text messages and easy to work with. I highly recommend John if you are looking for someone to deliver above expectations, and to capture the most precious moments of your day! Also, I really appreciated his a la carte pricing strategy :)”

“John did an amazing job at our wedding and was extremely reasonable as far as price! He met with us a few times before the wedding to make sure he knew exactly what we wanted for photos!! I felt very comfortable knowing he would make sure I had all the photos I wanted and they turned out absolutely amazing!! Definitely consider him for all your photo needs!!”

“John and Mary photographed my daughter’s wedding. They were a joy to work with, very professional, but relaxed, and did an outstanding job of capturing that special day in pictures. They visited the church and wedding locale well in advance and offered wonderful suggestions for photo locations. The wedding photos were beautifully done, with so many unique shots, both traditional and candid poses. The wedding party had a great time and lots of laughs working with them. I would highly recommend John and Mary to provide exceptional wedding photos.”

Donna H.  (mother of bride)



David and Jessica Melton's wedding at the English Inn in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, June 16, 2012

“I really am not sure where to start. I am an events planner and have worked with countless brides, families, venues and vendors but on June 16, 2012 I was a bride. I was like every other woman that looks forward to marrying the love of their life. John captured that day for me. I have worked with so many talented photographers but John is more than that. He is dependable, responsive and trustworthy. He is creative and tirelessly shot photo after photo on one of the hottest days of the year. He did so graciously and patiently. Not only did he bend over backwards to get a picture of every significant moment of the day, he had fun! He is truly passionate about photography. This isnt a job to him. This seems like it’s his love! He exceeded all expectations I had and I can’t begin to say how hard I am to please! He has a way of being a perfectionist but not in the sense that some photographers do when it feels like they are taking away from your day. He was respectful of us and allowed us to enjoy our day with our family but was still able to get hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful pictures. Your wedding day is a day where you need true professionals; experts in their craft to execute their job. John executed his job flawlessly. I am so thankful for that and owe him a great deal for allowing us to enjoy our wedding day over and over again.”


“John Douglas Photography has been integral in promoting our company in a professional, polished manner.  John has a keen eye for photography and bringing out the best in the subjects he is shooting.  John is amiable, easy to work with, and totally flexible.  He has been able to capture tremendous photos in the studio, or in a variety of settings that are specific to each shoot.  I am always impressed with John’s final product and his ease in creating exactly what we ask for.  I highly recommend John Douglas Photography for anyone who is looking for sleek, imaginative, project-appropriate, professional photography.”

Chad Badgero, Director

Peppermint Creek Theatre Company



Doug, Ana, and family“Working with John at Douglas John Photography was a gift! We’ve never worked with a photographer more eager and willing to capture our lives genuinely, and do whatever it took to do so! He’s very attentive to detail and captures moments that seem impossible to capture on film. Our photos – of our wedding, and our first child, and us becoming a family – will be treasured forever. We could not have been more pleased, nor recommend him more highly!”

Analise E.


Alli and Jon, South Haven Engagement Photos


“John and his lovely assistant Mary just recently did our engagement pictures and my fiancé and I couldn’t be more pleased with them.  We were a little nervous because we had never taken professional pictures before but John and Mary made us feel so comfortable.  The pictures are phenomenal and we had a blast taking them.   We highly recommend John Douglas Photography and are very excited to see how amazing our wedding pictures turn out!”
Alli and Jon