David

This Is Me!

• Photography obsessed, obviously!
• I’ve loved shooting weddings for over 15 years.
• I enjoy mountain biking in the Surrey Hills.
• I once photographed Boris Johnson. Sorry!
• I lived in Italy for a year.
• Not on TikTok (Yet!)

My approach to capturing the Best Day of Your Life!

I won’t drag you away from your guests for hours on end! My documentary approach is about the energy and interactions between the two of you and your guests, and your choices about your day. I believe that every couple, and therefore every wedding is unique. Of course tradition is a part of most weddings, but the cookie cutter approach to wedding photography isn’t for me! I get such a great feeling knowing that I’m creating some of the most treasured pictures a couple will ever own. Pictures that can’t be staged or recreated but which capture the essence of your relationship and natural beauty. I love the honesty and subtlety of using natural light, and the impact of direct flash. My photography is all about capturing the real moments and emotions of your day, be it the nervous anticipation before the ceremony, the subtle little glances to one another as you read your vows, or the release of emotion on the dance floor when you realise what an amazing day you’ve just had!

If you’d like to read about the camera gear I use, and see some of the shots that I think define my style of photography, then check out this article on Shotkit.

The Photos

What's Included?

Flexible coverage from £1500
(Get in touch for lots more detail)

• A pre-wedding chat and venue visit.
• Ongoing advice and tips if needed.
• Photos by yours truly!
• Pictures fully edited by me.
• Online gallery to download, print & share.

Optional extras include: A relaxed pre-wedding engagement shoot or mini shoot, 2nd photographer, and a range of albums and prints. Also available for destination weddings.

My Photographic Journey

I first picked up a camera, in an artistic sense, aged sixteen, when I found my grandfather’s old camera lying in a desk drawer (that’s him and the camera above). I’d always been creative, and was captivated by the camera immediately. A few years, and many rolls of film later, off to art college I went to do a degree in photography. On graduating I began shooting for magazines, and gradually built my career. Highlights from this time included a year spent at FABRIC, Benetton’s communications research centre in Italy, exhibiting at Somerset House and photographing Boris Johnson! During this time I also taught an A-level in photography.

I shot my very first wedding in 2004, and soon became hooked! It’s always been the uniquely photographic elements of the medium that have attracted me to photography, those of capturing movement, energy, and emotion in a fleeting moment. At heart I’ve always been a documentary photographer, and hence why I think wedding photography is such a good fit. 

Due in no small part to my grandfather’s keen interest in photography, we’re lucky enough as a family to have lots of amazing family photos and albums. They form an intriguing family history and definitely influence my wedding photography, as I think about how future generations will view my pictures.

Don’t take my word for it! Check out some of the kind words from my previous couples…

Married To My Camera
5.0
Based on 90 reviews
Sophie L.
13:22 18 Jan 23
David is absolutely fantastic. We are so happy we booked him to photograph our wedding day in December 2022.He captured the most beautiful moments throughout the day. He is always in the right place, at the right time - with his years of experience he clearly knows the shots to capture that we will want to see and remember. He is also a photography ninja! We barely noticed him capturing the day, which is why there are so many natural shots. I’ve never been a fan of being photographed, so these candid shots were really important and I’m thrilled with the results!David is also a lovely guy and the people in our wedding who interacted with him has nothing but good things to say. Both before and after the wedding he has been quick and responsive with communication and I was impressed with how quickly the photos were sent through.Thank you, David!
Fran G.
17:59 08 Jan 23
David was the perfect photographer for our wedding. He captured the day perfectly and caught the little moments which was really important to us. All the planning was so easy and he came to our church rehearsal the day before the wedding so he could talk through last details. He melted into the background and somehow managed to be everywhere at once to snap shots of everything! He made the couple portraits comfortable and fun and totally listened to everything we wanted. All our guests are saying how brilliant the photos are! He even got them to us just three weeks after the wedding, plus the sneak peeks on Instagram two days after the day were a lovely extra. Thanks so much David!
Rebecca C.
11:36 20 Dec 22
When planning our wedding, my husband and I were the most concerned about booking a fabulous photographer as, after it's all over, these were going to be the lasting remnants of the day. We were therefore anxiously awaiting the photos from David through.When they arrived, we were absolutely blown-away... the photos were stunning, expertly taken with every single one capturing a moment we will now never forget. The whole day has been captured, both the big moments and the small details, and it was every bit as beautiful as we remember.David took the time before the big day to tour the venue with us which settled our nerves that we wouldn't have many places to shoot if the weather was poor. He picked out some great spots that we then got to use on the day.David was a calming presence and worked well in the background with our videographer - in fact some of the photos were taken at time we didn't even realise David was present for! He was somehow there to capture anything important, and yet never in the way. He also managed to organise many group shots, including one with a rowdy crowd of 25!Thank you David, you have made our wedding picture dreams come true and we can't recommend you enough.
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