Douglas Despres

Photographer Douglas Despres 
Business Helios Images 
Location Alameda in Northern California, United States
Starting Rates $3600+ (USD)  View Packages
Website heliosimages.com 
Photos 5 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 10 Client Letters
Blog heliosimagesjournal.com 
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Douglas Despres. The following awards have been earned by Douglas from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2013 Q4 1st Place - Reception
6th Place - Ceremony
14th Place - Humor
2010 Q4 18th Place - Bouquet/Garter (Action)
2008 Q4 11th Place - Other Vendors

The following letters are from the clients of Douglas Despres. Click an image to view a larger version.

Lynn  &  Josh

Lynn & Josh
Married August 5th, 2012
"Oh my goodness Doug! Thank You so very much for your work. I absolutely can not wait to print out our photographs. Its interesting how you captured our day without truly knowing us. I love love love them. And will FOREVER be thankful for Your beautiful work. Much appreciation...more "

Karen  &  Fumi

Karen & Fumi
Married June 9th, 2012
"You guys were amazing at our wedding!! It was hands down the best day of our lives and we were so happy to have you and Katherine with us on our special day. It was so much fun! I cannot thank you enough for shooting some photos in film. It is one of the best present we received so...more "

Eleanor  &  Dave

Eleanor & Dave
Married March 10th, 2012
"Doug you did the most FANTASTIC job! The photos are all so beautiful I can't even make a favorites list because they're all so great. I confess that I even teared up looking at them it was such a happy day and you captured everything. We're so grateful for all your efforts, we really can't...more "

Desiree  &  Brent

Desiree & Brent
Married July 30th, 2011
"BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I can't stop looking at these photos. Thank you, Doug! A few days after the wedding, exhaustion really hit me and I started to doubt whether the wedding experience was worth the trouble. Your images have convinced me that it was a beautiful and special day, and totally worth the blood, sweat, and tears. I've already started sharing the links and I am hearing lots of great responses. No doubt we picked the best photographer for our day."

Jenny  &  Eric

Jenny & Eric
Married June 4th, 2011
"WOW. Pictures are simply amazing. We especially love the super special film photos. Thank you once again for being a part of our wedding, and our life! When you come to Boston next, please shoot us an email! We would love to have you and Katherine over to our place. :)"

Nelia  &  Tom

Nelia & Tom
Married May 24th, 2011
"This is absolutely amazing. I sent it to several friends and they all said that they felt they had a peek into a really intimate moment. Since we didn't have any guests, it has felt really great to share this with people so they can see what it was like. I've said thank you a million times but here I go again - thanks! I am so so happy that you were our photographer and everytime I look at your photos I am taken back to my wedding day and the beauty of it all. I know that even when I am 80 I will feel the same way."

Lea  &  Danny

Lea & Danny
Married March 12th, 2011
"Doug & Katherine!!! We are speechless!!! Awesome photos!!! We love all of them. Thank you for capturing each & every smile, laugh, kiss, and moment of joy during our celebration... Without you guys, it would be just a memory. But with these incredible photos, we can relive our special day over & over again... Thank you again for everything."

Alexis & Ted

Alexis & Ted
Married October 10th, 2010
"W-O-W! I knew you and Katherine were at the wedding but I didn't realize you captured so many moments when we weren't looking. You guys have an amazing storytelling ability and allows me to experience the emotions and relive the magical day. You never cease to surprise me with your use of angles and interesting perspectives that make the images so beautiful and artistic. I'm so glad we got some film, they are fantastic in that they DO give that romantic old world feeling so thank you! And thank you for indulging my request for formals/facing the camera and details.,"

Christina  &  Tony

Christina & Tony
Married September 25th, 2010
"Hi Doug and Katherine - I've been meaning to email you both and tell you how happy we were with you both. Even BEFORE we saw the amazing photo you just sent, we were so happy with your wonderful personalities, your sense of space and how comfortable you made everyone. It was a pleasure working with you both!"

Donna  &  Kevin

Donna & Kevin
Married February 27th, 2010
"Thank you! Our wedding photos are stunning! STUNNING! I am my own worst critic when it comes to photos -- honestly, I like maybe one out of one hundred pictures of myself -- so I was really nervous about how our photos would turn out. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was when I saw them! Everything about them is just amazing. You captured the perfect moments and conveyed the mood and emotion of the day beautifully. Everyone who's seen them has been completely WOWed! We are incredibly happy to have such a beautiful record of our wedding, and so many beautiful shots to treasure and to share. We appreciate so much your waiting on the road for hours while the storm debris was removed! And your being so calm and patient and gracious while I took more hours getting ready. I was...more "