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!

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?

• 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 87 reviews
Geli & Jiten L.
20:54 20 Nov 22
David was incredibly accommodating having had to postpone our wedding multiple times over two years. He took time to get to know us and our needs for the wedding day, and delivered the exact kind of documentary-style shots we were looking for! More importantly, he was the easiest and nicest person to work with throughout the planning process.
Kenzie H.
09:52 17 Nov 22
David was professional, communicative, and such a joy to work with. The photos that he took were natural (exactly the style that we were looking for) and captured the emotion of the day. We couldn't be happier and would highly recommend him!
Jemma F.
12:43 01 Nov 22
I loved David's style of photography from the offset. He somehow manages to tell a story with pictures. There were very few "posed" shots which is what I wanted and we agreed from the first conversation. . Some of the expressions that he caught are just amazing. We dd a pre-shoot (which I'd strongly recommend if you're a bit camera shy) and during that we really felt at ease.David listened to what we wanted and delivered exactly that - we couldn't be happier with our beautiful wedding photos. Thanks again David. Jem & Mike xx
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