David

This Is Me!

• Photography obsessed, obviously!
• I’ve been 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 Wedding Photography

I really believe that every couple, and therefore every wedding I photograph is unique. Of course tradition plays a big part in the day, but the cookie cutter approach to wedding photography just isn’t for me! My philosophy, and that of documentary photography generally, is that it’s the interactions between both of you, between your guests, and your choices about your day that will define your wedding and make it different to any other. 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 energy 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!

The Photos

What's Included?

• 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 and share.

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

In The Beginning

My photographic journey began when, aged sixteen, I found my grandfather’s old camera lying in a desk drawer (that’s him and the camera above). I’d always been artistic 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.

What’s it like to have me as your photographer?

Well you certainly won’t see me shouting instructions at your family and friends as we stage lots of group photos! However you’ve discovered my photography, be that on a directory or blog, on the day of your wedding you might not even notice me at all for large parts of it. But if you do, you’ll probably see me moving quietly through the wedding, anticipating the action and capturing authentic images of the day. My friendly, calm and discreet approach gives couples the opportunity to really enjoy their special day the way it’s meant to be.

Reviews

I’ve received some amazing feedback from my couples over the years that you can read on my Reviews page. It’s so nice get such positive feedback after each wedding and the reviews help to confirm my approach to photography.

Married To My Camera
5.0
Based on 82 reviews
Ani O.
19:41 19 Sep 22
We could not have dreamt of a better photographer than David for our wedding. From our very first interaction with him, it was clear that he cares deeply about his craft and makes it his mission to get to know each individual couple personally to make sure he can understand our vision and deliver exactly as we hoped. David is approachable, personable, intelligent and thoughtful; his attention to detail is astounding, and the whole process was so smooth and stress-free, which is exactly what you want on your wedding day. We have recently received the photos through and they are just stunning; the quality is out of this world, and David really captured the essence of the day exceptionally well. The process to download and order the photos is also slick, professional and modern. We couldn't recommend David highly enough (and the second photographer he hired to assist for the day, Gabi), and they both did a brilliant job of executing a difficult task with lots of moving parts (and many, many guests!) Thanks again!
D P
08:39 29 Aug 22
Thank you so so much for everything. From the moment we got in touch David was so friendly, professional and helpful with our plans. His suggestions and ideas for photos on the day really helped especially as we started planning our wedding during the Lockdowns and Pandemic.We absolutely love the gallery David has created with all the beautiful, funny and perfect moments of our wedding. He really captured the day wonderfully.We are loving looking through the photos and know our friends and family will too.Thank you!
Kim and Dayle J.
11:24 23 Aug 22
A huge thank you for being our wedding photographer. You were highly recommended by my friend who had used you the year before for her wedding and we are so glad we took this advice. We really appreciated the experience from the very first time we met you on zoom to discuss our plans- so personal, professional and it was clear that you loved doing your job. On the wedding day itself, you ensured that you were ‘not in the way’ whilst we were getting ready, taking very discrete shots and familiarising yourself with my family home so you could photograph anything you deemed appropriate. Our reverend for the ceremony mentioned that you were the only photographer that has ever contacted her prior to the day to discuss specific details which she was thrilled with. You made us feel very relaxed on the day and ensured we had all the photos taken that we had requested, as well as the ad hoc ones. We have only seen preview photos so far but can already tell the rest of the photos taken are going to be amazing. We cannot thank you enough for making quite a nervous couple feel so relaxed and calm.Many thanks,Kim and Dayle
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