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About Fullerton Photography LLC


Doug using his Canon 70-200 f2.8 lens to capture a distant subject at Youmacon Convention, 2014

Hello and welcome to Fullerton Photography LLC! If you're looking to learn more about your photographer, you've come to the right page. So, where to begin? Aside from growing up in an optimistic household and encouraged by a wonderful mother and father, I've made strides to overcome my nearsighted vision my entire life. You may be asking how can someone who is almost blind possibly do photography? Look at almost any art and you will find that oftentimes in what seems to be inhospitable circumstances, people will flourish even though the world looks at that and says "You can't see / hear / walk, etc." and so hastily determines that a person is limited due to some physical condition. Instead of worrying about the negative effects of vision however, I've always felt that I've been a person with a kind heart, noble ambitions, and a positive, long-term oriented perspective on life.

So, with vision concerns aside, I would like to think of myself to this day as someone who enjoys photography because of the expression it gives and the beauty of the art rather than someone just picking up a camera and trying to make a buck; it has been said that if you do not love what you do then why do it? It was originally never my intention - when I picked up my first digital point and shoot Canon S10 a good 20 years ago or so - to be doing wedding or other event photography as a source of income. However as the saying goes, time passes, people change, and like water carving rock, slowly by the actions and attitudes a person has toward their endeavors, so shall it shape them into where their minds' eye casts a vision.

A little about me: I was born in Detroit, MI, December 21st, 1980 and moved to the Milford / Novi area at age 6. After enjoyably attending public schools and graduating Milford High School in 1999, I *knew* from a very young age that skyscrapers and architecture was my passion and promptly enrolled in the University of Detroit Mercy's School of Architecture program. Eventually transferring studies, I stepped out of college after an extensive time in both the SoA and Liberal Arts College of History and Philosophy.

From 2006-2012 I had the pleasure to engage in being an independent business owner with the Amway Corporation. While that vehicle was not the right choice for me, I was able to learn a tremendous amount about running a business ethically, responsibly, and had my viewpoint expanded. Aside from that, I also do freelance graphic and web design work / web site construction where the photography helps out a great deal in terms of offering quality to my clients' presentations. Also from 2004 to Current I am involved with various anime and gaming conventions handling photographing of media and storage.

In late 2015, I was fortunate enough to take an extended vacation to the United Arab Emirates and see Abu Dhabi and Dubai for their renowned architecture and culture. Photos from that experience will eventually be added to the galleries.

I also build computers as a hobby and if I'm not behind the camera I'm usually reading tech articles, editing, or playing various MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV. My fully water cooled self-built system (mid-2018) is shown below (aka this is where I edit).

In terms of awards, I have been published in Japan's Cosmode Magazine which focuses on costuming and animation (image viewable here). I have also received a finalist award for a business conference photo which was among ten winners out of a pool of more than 4,500 submitted photos (image viewable here). I have also been published in the October 2010 issue of Nintendo Power for two photos I shot in May 2010 at the Chicago Botanic Gardens (image viewable here). Hopefully this is but a starting point of great things to come!

I hope that this page has given you, the Customer, a little more insight into who I am. Knowing who you're working with can sometimes be more important than the job. To take a moment out of all the professionalism on this website to show that "hey, I'm a normal 30s guy" as well as an avid photographer, hopefully eases the Customer into knowing that I will do a quality job - and have fun doing it!

For more information, please reference the FAQ here or by clicking the menu link above for more insight and answered questions. Also, please check out the Gallery links for photography samples of my work. If something isn't answered here, please email or call anytime and I will gladly answer.

Fullerton Photography LLC obtained Limited Liability and Insured status as of August, 2010.

As of January 2011, Fullerton Photography LLC may accept all credit and debit cards via the SquareUp interface. If a client wishes to pay via these methods, please call for details. All Fullerton Photography LLC packages include a second photographer (assistant) at no additional charge.

In December of 2011, Fullerton Photography LLC has, after careful research, chosen to also accept Bitcoins as a payment method for prospective clients. Please see our FAQ #13 for more details.

In December of 2011, Fullerton Photography has adapted to M-Disc technology and we are proud to offer unique, archival-grade media for our advanced packages as well as upon request. Additional rates apply. Please contact us for details.

In January of 2012, Fullerton Photography LLC has overhauled our printing back-end. Clients may now order prints and merchandise from their events directly. For more specifics, please contact us or review our terms and conditions.

By March of 2015, more and more clients have requested Fullerton Photography LLC for video-oriented services. Should you have video questions, please contact me at your convenience and I'll see if I can honor your request.

In June of 2015, Fullerton Photography LLC has made a Youtube privately for higher framerate video capturing.

At the end of 2016, Fullerton Photography LLC achieved 75 weddings of experience and success. That's a lot of happy couples!

At the end of 2017, a Greyhound photo for the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas went viral on Facebook with over 830 likes, loves, and shares, along with influencing over 130,000 people. Wow!

At the end of 2017, a Greyhound photo for the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas went viral on Facebook with over 830 likes, loves, and shares, along with influencing over 130,000 people. Wow!

In 2018, Fullerton Photography LLC again had a Greyhound photo featured in the GALT annual Calendar.

In 2019, Fullerton Photography LLC partnered with Kodak.io and the food delivery service DoorDash to help establish branding and food photos for newly joined restaurants local to the Southeast Michigan area. Examples are here as well as here and here and here. More will be added later.

In 2022, Fullerton Photography, in partnership with Spotlight Media Group out of Salt Lake City, now offers various Real Estate offerings including Photos, Videos, and Matterport-based 3D Scans.

Doug reached the personal milestone of shooting 100 wedding clients in his business by November 2019

Fullerton Photography LLC serves clients across Milford, Wixom, Novi, Farmington Hills, Brighton, Howell, Canton, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Livonia, Detroit Metro, Detroit, Rochester Hills, Rochester, Grosse Pointe, Warren, Royal Oak, Ypsilanti, Walled Lake, Pontiac, Troy, Sterling Heights, Flint, Fenton, Jackson, Toledo and the surrounding areas.

Our Services Include: Wedding Photography/VideographyEvent Photography/VideographyReal Estate Photography

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