David

This Is Me!

• Photography obsessed, obviously!
• I’ve shot weddings for almost 15 years.
• Proud owner of two passports.
• I enjoy mountain biking in Surrey.
• I once photographed Boris Johnson.
• I lived in Italy for a year.
• I'll never us an AI to select your wedding photos. (Yes, it's actually a thing!)

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 you both and your guests and your choices about the 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 album of 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 subtleties of using natural light. 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 energy 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 to have some success and build my career, highlights from that time included exhibiting at Somerset House and photographing Boris!

During this time I also taught an A-level in photography. 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. I shot my very first wedding in 2004 and haven’t looked back since.

Due in no small part to my grandfather’s keen interest in photography, we’re luck 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 testimonials 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 94 reviews
Matt I.
21:21 21 Nov 21
David was recommended to us for his style of photography in capturing the ‘little moments’ that happen throughout a wedding and we are both very grateful that he came all the way over to Bristol (in the rain!) for our celebration.The pictures of the formal parts of the occasion are fantastic, and David did a wonderful job of capturing the fun and emotion of the day and evening - from natural shots of all of guests to the unique aspects of our amazing venue, as well as the detail of the decoration and food and that might have easily been missed.Thank you David for the pictures and memories we’ll keep forever!
Sophie H.
15:01 21 Nov 21
We were really fortunate that David was available to be our Wedding photographer. He is incredibly talented, very professional and an all round lovely guy to work with. We can't stop looking at our photos, he did such a great job capturing the important moments and the in-between bits that could have easily been missed and mean so much. We are so pleased with the quality of the photos and his use of light and composition is wonderful.I would definitely recommend if you are considering David for your wedding, you won't be disappointed! Thanks again David.
Robin P.
08:12 07 Nov 21
We are very happy we chose David to capture our wedding in Richmond Park! He was brilliant on the day and got on really well with our guests. The photographs are incredible. He has captured us, our families and friends in a very flattering but natural way, with brilliant lighting and lots of personality shining through. We highly recommend.
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