Besides marrying my husband, finding the perfect photographer was the most important aspect of planning our wedding. I wanted to be sure that every moment was captured and frozen in time so that I could look back on our special day with joy and someday share those memories with our children and grandchildren. I scrolled through dozens of photographer’s pages and could not find what I wanted. Most photos were too trendy, cheesy or extremely outdated. When our friends Johnny and Ciara directed us to Doerman Photography’s page, I instantly knew they were for us. Doerman’s photos were timeless and made me feel like I was actually a part of their bride and groom’s wedding day!
Upon emailing Michael and Britanie, they immediately responded and worked around our schedule so my mom could meet with them while she was in town from MO. They were extremely professional and answered all of our questions but most importantly, asked US questions. They truly cared about us and wanted to get to know us on a personal level – and we hadn’t even officially booked them! After booking, we met a few times for coffee with my fiancé and developed a wonderful friendship.
They traveled down narrow, windy roads to my small hometown of Charleston, Missouri the morning of our wedding day without a single complaint. To be 100% honest, my nerves went away the moment they arrived. Their warm sentiment is very calming and they made everyone feel very comfortable. In fact, I’m not sure that the day could have gone so smoothly without them. They wrangled family, played with the kids and made sure that I was calm and felt comfortable the entire day. Britanie even served as my personal stylist. She never allowed for my hair, makeup, veil, dress or anything to be out of place. I’d never felt more beautiful.
They got word that we were having another wedding reception in Texas, and within five days, surprised us with over 30 beautiful photos to print for the celebration to share with friends and family who were unable to attend. It was so special and we cannot thank them enough.
In less than a month, they delivered over 900 breathtakingly beautiful photos that are timeless, heartfelt and truly ones that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Michael and Britanie went above and beyond their duties as a photographers. I know this is probably the longest review in review history, but they deserve longer. I cannot express how special Doerman Photography is. I highly recommend them to be a part of your wedding day.
– Hannah W
We had the most amazing experience! They were both extremely professional but also helped my fiancé and I become relaxed and take natural and beautiful pictures! They also really saw true beauty in some amazing spots around Nashville that I would’ve never given a second thought. The photos turned out absolutely amazing! The communication was quick and clear. I am VERY pleased with my experience with Doerman Photography and would recommend them for any occasion!
– Lindsey W
Britanie & Michael were such a joy to work with!! They were so fun, energetic, and helpful for both our engagement shoot & wedding day. They made us feel completely at ease all day. Their ability to capture the joy on our day was incredible. Every time we look at our photos we are able to relive those moments over and over again, which is a gift that is without a doubt priceless. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone looking for photographers!
– Rebecca J
COOLEST AND EASIEST TO WORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS, EVER!
What initially drew me to Doerman Photography was the timeless look they had. We wanted to look back at our photos years from now and feel confident they’d have a classic look about them. From our first consultation, we knew we had picked the perfect team to capture our big day. They truly cared about getting to know us individually and as a couple to make us comfortable and as a result, the photos tell the story of who we are together. They knew all of the important shots to take without us having to go through a list with them. I absolutely love going through my photos (and do on an almost weekly basis) because Doerman so perfectly documented our day from start to finish and we get to live the best day of our loves over and over. We are so extremely elated with the results and try to sing their praises to everyone we can. I am telling you, you are not going to find a more professional, fair, fun team to work with. My husband and I can be awkward around the camera, but they made it feel very natural and laid back, and the photos reflect it. I cannot even picture what my day would have turned out without them working the wedding! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU DOERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY!
– Ciara S
I am a photographer, and finding my wedding photographer was the hardest decision I had to make during my wedding planning! Michael and Britanie were amazing!! They covered our entire day from getting ready to pumpkin bowling at the close of the reception. They made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera and managed to include almost everyone from the wedding in our photos. We had our pictures in record time!! We were truly amazed by the quality, quickness, and kindness of both Michael & Britanie. We will treasure our photos forever and will never forget everything that Michael & Britanie did for us on our wedding day!! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone who asks me about a wedding photographer!!
– Rachel S
Michael was highly recommended to us. Though he is based in Tennessee, he agreed to travel to the Chicago area to photograph our wedding, and he couldn’t have been more accommodating about it. He quickly responded to all of our e-mails, he met with us in person while he was in town for the holidays, and when the wedding weekend approached, he accepted our offer to come up the day before with his assistant, Britanie, to partake in our family picnic festivities and scope out the site of our upcoming nuptials for good photo-op locations.
Michael and Britanie were on time (if not early!) the day of the wedding, and they stayed with us for more than 10 hours, until the very end of the reception. They were great sports about being pulled aside by people all night, asking them to take a photo. They even got into the spirit of the night and seemed to have fun!
We just got our photo disc in the mail, and not a single moment was missed – we couldn’t be happier with the results. Michael’s creativity shines in his photos. He has a true appreciation for simplicity, he always finds just the right angle, and he makes every element look gorgeous.
Thanks, Michael and Britanie, for beautifully capturing our day, and allowing us to relive every moment whenever we look at our photos!
– Kathy K
Choosing Doerman Wedding Photography for our wedding was the best choice we could have made! In fact it was the only vendor who did exactly what they were paid to do: take beautiful pictures of our special day! Our wedding was a wedding of vendor mishaps: wrong color flowers ordered by the florist (which we did not find out about until the Friday before the wedding – after three design consultations), rental companies renting us faulty equipment and ruining the reception etc. Doerman Wedding Photography saved the day and did not miss a beat- or a shot- amidst all the chaos.
Not only were we impressed with the accommodating and enthusiastic nature of Doerman Photography, but the caring attitude of the company as well. It was evident that both photographer’s really cared about us as people; they cared about taking pictures of our special moments that we would love. In a market full of fancy equipment, overly- edited images and enormous price tags we wanted genuine images (of people we could recognize as ourselves ha) that were shot with skill, creativity and passion.
We would recommend Doerman Photography to any bride and groom looking for a great experience.
– Robyn R
Michael was amazing. He even came out the day before to scope the site out for pictures. Our photos were amazing, he captured our day so well that I re-live the day whenever I look at them. Could not have found a better photographer! His editing was amazing and he had our CD ready by the time we returned from our honeymoon!
– Leigh Ann D
Michael and his assistant were an amazing team. He has an amazing talent for capturing special moments on his camera. He was so laid back and made us relax on our special day. I only wish he did shoots other than weddings as we’re expecting our first child and I wish he could be the one to capture images of our new addition! If you are lucky enough to be able to book Michael for your wedding, you will be amazed at the results.
– Rebecca A
Working with Michael was one of the best things about our wedding day! My husband and I got married on a Friday evening, and on the Tuesday before our wedding (yes, just 2.5 days before) our photographer cancelled due to injury! She recommended Michael, and this was the happiest accident I have ever had.
Michael had never met me or my husband, had never been to our venue, and knew absolutely nothing about the details of our wedding. He agreed to help us out, and was the biggest rock star. He went and spent all day Friday with our wedding coordinator and learning the venue and plotting shots. By the time I got to the venue, he was ready to go with great shots in mind. He made a lot of great suggestions for shots, but also was flexible letting us come up with our own shots and do things we wanted to do as well. He was completely professional and fun to work with.
After the wedding when I had questions and wanted some of our pictures cropped professionally and changed a bit, he was quick to respond and help out! Everyone that sees our pictures just loves them! You won’t be unhappy with Michael on your wedding day!
– Shannon Y
Michael and his crew were fantastic! They took pictures from every angle and got a shot of every important moment. They were funny and interactive as well. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!
– Lindsey A
Michael was there for every part of my wedding day. He met me at the hair salon and was with me from that moment until we left the reception that night. He brought along a second photographer that followed the guys around while he stayed with me and the girls. They did an amazing job at capturing every part of the day and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. He was great to work with and I’m so happy we found him to be our photographer 🙂
– Ashley B
Michael Doerman is an amazing photographer! He was creative, captured all the important images, didn’t get in the way of the guests who were trying to watch the ceremony, and made us all feel like movie stars/models. I was one of the bridesmaids for the wedding where I met him at, and after seeing the pictures from the bride, I will most likely hire him for my wedding! I know they’ll get every shot and every moment, as they of my friend’s wedding. The bride felt comfortable, the bridesmaids felt comfortable, and taking pictures wasn’t stressful like I expected. He really made us look fabulous too! Like Vogue magazine cover! His team was really polite and professional. They knew what to do and got the job done. I really liked how there were two photographers to capture wedding activities from different angles, and they even split up to take pictures of the guys and the girls getting ready. Those pictures were awesome 🙂 My friend received a wedding album from him and it was gorgeousss!!!
– Claudia H
We would very highly recommend Michael Doerman. My fiancee and I had Michael and Britanie do our engagement shoot and we loved them! They are excellent at their job! The only reason we can’t use them forever is because we are leaving TN. They can make anyone look great, and feel comfortable. My fiancee and I never had a shoot before, and we are very awkward picture-takers, but Michael and Britanie made us feel very comfortable and very easily dealt with our awkwardness – didn’t phase them a bit. They are also a pleasure to be around and to deal with. We had a consultation with them, 2 shoots, and dinner; they are so friendly! AND THEIR PICTURES ARE GREAT!!!
– Wei L
I couldn’t be more pleased with my experience with Doerman Photography. Michael was extremely responsive throughout our time working with him, which is something I really value in a wedding vendor. Plus, he and Britanie take AMAZING photos!! During our wedding, he opted to come at 9:00am to capture our whole experience until nearly 11:00pm.
It’s extremely important to find a stellar engagement/wedding photographer, and Michael is one of the best in Nashville. He’s willing to put in extra time to make your photos positively exceptional.
– Andrea G
Michael and Britanie are so, so, so GREAT. From the moment they showed up on the wedding day, they were fun to work with and extremely accommodating. They never questioned any of my crazy picture requests and were with us literally the entire day. They had so much great advice and were so patient the whole day. They helped make my day absolutely perfect and I can’t recommend them highly enough.
– Ginger P
Recently, we had an engagement shoot with Doerman Photography. We were new to the “photo-shoot” experience, but they made it very easy to relax and just be us! We came from out of town and they were very easy to communicate with and get things figured out! The location was new for them, but they had no problem adjusting things to make the photos perfect! We are very pleased with our photos in the end and have received many compliments on how great our photos look!
Thank you again Doerman Photography!!
– Kait F
From our engagement photos to capturing all the sweet and hilarious moments of our wedding day, Doerman Photography delivered absolutely brilliant work! I was blown away when we received our wedding photos. Their attention to detail and talent for using natural lighting resulted in the most stunning photographs – they made our special day truly unforgettable. Michael and Britanie are exceptionally talented photographers and I love their refreshing and innovative artisitc vision. They exceeded any expectations I had and were such a pleasure to work with! Thank you guys!!! See Dana’s Engagement
– Dana G
Michael & his team were amazing to work with. They took the time to really study the types of shots we liked and make sure to capture those. The lighting, composition, detail and color were so great on all of our photos… we were really blown away! Would work with them again in a heartbeat!
– Laurabeth C
Michael and Brit were our wedding photographers for our destination wedding in Nashville. They were quick at responding to our emails and even met up with us so we could show them our venue before our big day. On our wedding day, they were with us from the very beginning of the day to the very end, capturing every moment from different angles. They always had the next photo location planned out, and no time was wasted with them. My husband and I scheduled an entire hour on the day of our wedding for Michael and Brit to take photos of just us, and they turned out beautifully. In fact, everything turned out beautifully! They were fast, quiet, and hardly noticeable sometimes! All of my favorite pictures are the ones I didn’t know they were taking. I can’t wait to see my wedding album!
– Heather D
Michael and his assistant Britanie were great to work with! They were very professional, made me and my wedding party feel at ease, and of course captured some great photos. To me, one of the most important photos was the kiss. Michael’s portfolio showed several kiss photos and that was a big impact on my husband and I choosing him. He fulfilled my expectations, even though our church didn’t allow the photographers to move during the ceremony! Priceless photos! I also really appreciate that he was willing to travel several hours to our wedding and he was available all day! The turn around time was great as well. We had a second reception in another state three weeks later and Michael was able to get me a sampling of photos to show for that. The rest of the my pictures were available within two months! I am so please with the service we got and would recommend Michael Doerman to anyone!
– Emily G
We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Doerman Photography. With my design back ground it was very important to find a photographer that was consistent in their shots and had a creative eye for detail. We had them do our engagement and wedding photos and we loved how they both turned out. On our wedding day they captured every moment just as I remembered it! Michael and Britanie made everyone feel so relaxed in front of the camera, and I had many people comment throughout the evening on their energy and focus up until our last moment. I still continue to get complements on our photos and my sister will be using them for her wedding in the spring! We love Michael and Britanie!!
– Deidre L
Michael and Britanie took our wedding photos and we could not have had better photographers. They capture the true essence or our wedding. Every single picture was perfect and they gave us countless memories of every aspect of our wedding day including getting ready, the wedding party, the ceremony, dinner, and the reception. People still rave about our how beautiful our wedding photos are. I could not have been more pleased with the results! I will cherish our photos forever!
– Rachel S
Choosing a wedding photographer is a huge decision. There are no “do-overs”, no opportunities to go back and capture a particular moment. It is important to find someone whose artistic style fits your vision, who is professional and talented, and delivers quality. Your wedding photographer is not a place to cut corners, or “find someone cheap.” The old adage “you get what you pay for” is true! It is best to find someone artistic, flexible, and creative. A photographer who is accommodating, unobtrusive, and whose demeanor makes everyone feel comfortable and special. Doerman Photographer accomplishes all of that and more. My daughter was married in June of this year, and we couldn’t be happier with the photographs from Michael and Britanie. They are an awesome team! The pictures are stunning, and capture the moment and the magic – the complete range of emotions, the unbridled joy of the day. Their artistry speaks for itself. I highly recommend them!
– Susan M
I used Doerman Photography for both my engagement photos and wedding photos and I could not be more happy! Michael and Britanie were amazing to work with and made our wedding day even more enjoyable. When I received my wedding pics, I was blown away! They are so beautiful! Every single shot is fabulous and they truly captured the atmosphere of the day! I am so pleased with the pictures that I will look at for the rest of my life! See Rachel’s Wedding
– Rachel W