He / Him
This Is Me! David
• 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.
Flexible coverage to suit your day perfectly!
• 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 engagement shoot or pre-wedding 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 (see below) 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.