I had the pleasure of being photographed by Doug this past week in Las Vegas and I am thrilled by what I have seen of our images so far! He is a true professional who brings out the absolute best in his clients…he is definitely one of my favorite photographers!!
— Elizabeth Dorsey

I had the opportunity to work with Doug twice this summer. He is extremely talented and makes the whole experience fun! I was beyond pleased with all the photos and look forward to working with him again! — Kristen McKnight

Doug and Dawn are the real deal. Lexi and Zac’s wedding was amazing because of the both of them. They are both extraordinary people who make magic happen. Love you both to the moon and back!  — Anne Decker

Doug is not only a truly amazing photographer, he is also a great guy who will help to make your occasion the best it can be. Doug and Dawn photographed our engagement and wedding; throughout the entire process they made us feel relaxed and ensured we enjoyed ourselves (quite an achievement seeing as I hate having my photograph taken).

The end result was some outstanding photos that my wife and I will forever treasure. To put his ability into context; my brother, who is a professional photographer for an international music magazine, said the standard of Doug’s work “kept him up at night wondering how he did it”! –Laly and Cam


My daughter and I were lucky enough to work with Doug twice recently and were blown away by his professionalism and his amazing images. Cannot wait to work with him again soon. –Laura Degelau


I’ve worked with many photographers over the years… Doug is by far the BEST. Not only is he professional, fun, and makes the process so easy, the photographs he takes are a true work of art. I’m so grateful to have had my photos taken by Douglas James Studio, and I will work with him again for all of my milestones in life. — Jennie Michelle


“Doug not only photographed our wedding ceremony, he helped us create and capture a day of memories against the beautiful backdrop of Charlottesville, Virginia. We started our adventure exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains stopping to take photos amongst the breathtaking, natural landscapes. He photographed our wine tasting fun at King Family Vineyards and allowed us time to enjoy every moment. Our wedding photos taken at the Clifton Inn were amazing and truly portrayed the essence of our private, special day. Doug made us feel comfortable, always, on what could have been a stress-filled day. He was our tour guide, photographer, Best Man and only wedding guest – and he helped to make our day absolutely perfect!” –Holly & Freddy Reteguis


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“As a local model in the Virginia Beach area, I have had the pleasure of working with this amazing team on a few occasions.  Each time, I was welcomed and treated like family. They go above and beyond their job as a team/business to make sure you are as comfortable as possible and that you are having a good time. They not only give you high quality pictures, but also high quality attention, hospitality and customer service. There isn’t anything this team can’t do.” –Whitney Sather


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“Doug was one of the very first photographers I worked with. We met during ShutterFest 2015 in St. Louis, MO. We have shot together a couple of times since, and it’s always EPIC!  Doug and his wife Dawn are creative, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Doug has a vision for a shoot — the photos tell a story and always leaves the viewer wondering “what comes next in this story?”  Doug inspired me to become a professional model and has assisted me throughout the process. I have since signed with an agency in New York City. I look forward to working with Doug and Dawn throughout my modeling career.” –Madelyn Geltch, www.madelyngeltch.com


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 “This was Carlee’s first shoot and it was so much fun.  The wind made for some amazing pictures. Thank you Doug Arcos for being so awesome – we are so glad we met you at our first shoot!” Carol Hebert, Carlee’s Mom

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