Based out of Woodbridge, Virginia, Dream Wedding Crew provides professional photography services for engaged and newly married couples. This experienced team will work to capture your big day with authenticity, creating beautiful images. They will document your celebration with genuine care, covering each spontaneous moment flawlessly. Dream Wedding Crew will focus on the finer details from the outset, maintaining an engaged yet unobtrusive presence.
The team will prioritize the creation of a genuine connection with each couple, gaining an understanding of their preferred photography style. Clients can choose from an array of wedding services such as destination shoots, engagement shoots, multiple location shoots, and trash-the-dress sessions. They will operate on a one-event-per-day policy, giving you their undivided attention throughout your session. They are also willing to work additional hours.
7 Reviews for Dream Wedding Crew
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Diana N. · Getting married on 09/07/2024
Doug is amazingggg!
I can't even begin to describe how fun and comfortable our whole photoshoot experience was with Doug! The pictures came out absolutely stunning and warm. Doug made us feel so natural, since it was our first time ever having professional photography done of my fiance and I. Doug, also really captured the scenery/background very well. He was also super quick with the edits. I can go on and on about how great Doug is, but just a quick summary.. DREAM WEDDING CREW does not disappoint! Trust me.Sent on 04/15/2021
Dream Wedding Crew's reply:Awww, thank you so much Diana. There are no words for how much fun it was capturing your engagement session at the winery. Your willingness to try different shots and locations made for an incredible afternoon and an incredible collection of shots. Thank you again for trusting in me to capture those priceless moments.
Joe C. · Getting married on 12/01/2022
Amazing Team & Stunning Proposal Photos!
Doug from Dream Wedding Crew exceeded all expectations. I had an idea of when and where I wanted to propose and let him know. He then worked with me to nail down the exact spot and time (and even made himself available for multiple days in case we had bad weather). We were in constant communication daily approaching the target date. Thankfully the weather was great, and we went ahead as planned.
He was very discrete and my soon-to-be fiance didn't know he was in the area. Then, as I pulled out the ring to surprise her - he took the most amazing photos and captured the backdrop and environment perfectly!
He then sent us select photos the day-of so we could share with friends and family, with a full album for download a week later.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!Sent on 04/15/2021
Dream Wedding Crew's reply:Joe, thank you so much for your review! It was an absolute honor working with you and photographing this special moment. Thank you for trusting in me to handle this and thank you for sharing your thoughts here. We certainly couldn't have asked for a better morning to pull this off. - Doug
Desiree K. · Married on 05/16/2021
Where do I even begin to put into words how extremely happy, grateful, and satisfied I am that I hired Dream Wedding Crew to photograph my wedding?! ... Doug and Sarah were such an amazing team, and they were both so much fun to work with. Not only were they kind, reliable and professional, but they were so attentive to every little detail that my husband & I wanted to capture on our big day. They kept in contact with us throughout our entire year & a half of planning, they arrived early to our venue on our wedding day, took the time to discuss the whole timeline of events with us, helped suggest ideas, and focused on what WE envisioned when it came to our photos. They shot details of our wedding attire, and of both of us getting ready in separate rooms, and they asked lots of questions in advance to make sure they shot every angle, frame, portrait, and special moment during our ceremony and reception. They never interrupted us while talking or dancing, unless there was a request that we previously asked of them, and we didn't even know they were there half the time, but somehow they managed to capture every perfect moment. We can't thank Dream Wedding Crew enough for giving their time and effort, and we are so grateful that we hired them for our big day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!Sent on 06/16/2021
Team of Dream Wedding Crew
Doug Van Sant
Doug Van Sant grew up in Dover, Delaware, went to college in Virginia and spent the early part of his career working as a journalist and content producer for news agencies all over the US. After moving to Washington, DC in 2007, Doug took his love of photography to the next level by working with and capturing some of the biggest music festivals, artists and corporate events in the world. At the same time, Doug expanded his professional knowledge into SEO and digital marketing. Using his diverse skill sets, Doug crafted his own brand into one of the most recognizable photography names in the live event sector. His love of being around people and capturing their special moments is what drew him to weddings and engagements. Today you can trust Doug will be the one to capture those grand and epic shots of your special day but also catch those micro-moments that tell a deeper story. His work is bright and vibrant, he’s a skilled drone pilot and he’s trained in 360 VR technology. Doug runs our East Coast division of Dream Wedding Crew and manages our marketing and communications efforts.
Born and raised in Bristol England, Pearcey left his job as an Event Manager in 2009 and spent the preceding 12 years living and working out of New York City. Specializing in Music Festival and Corporate Event Photography, Pearcey has been lucky enough to travel the world, capturing incredible, high level production and performances. Whether he is at the Super Bowl, a product launch for Google, a Music Festival in Asia, or your wedding day, Pearcey is in his element behind the camera. With an extensive portfolio of weddings, engagements and special occasions under his belt, Pearcey can be trusted to capture all the key elements of your big day, while remaining upbeat, polite and friendly with a positive attitude. Today Pearcey lives in Austin, Texas and runs the Central USA division of Dream Wedding Crew..
Chelsa Christensen is an artist in every sense of the word. She began her photography career in Salt Lake City where she created her art by experimenting with disposable cameras. She spent her 20’s traveling and capturing photo landscapes all over the world. While falling in love with the visuals of these landscapes, she also discovered her evolving desire to photograph people. After moving to Las Vegas to pursue other genres in events and music, she naturally gravitated back to photographing people. While cultivating a unique style In the wedding capital of the world, Chelsa started capturing the magic of elopements and weddings on a full-time basis. Her passion and hustle is on display at every event she captures. And because she’s just so damn good, she was awarded Best of The Knot 2021 in Las Vegas. Chelsa runs our West Coast division of Dream Wedding Crew and is also our social media maven.