What matters to you, matters to me. You work hard to plan the perfect day, unique to you and your personalities. My goal is to help you remember every detail of your day, without taking you away from your day.
I strive to get to know you and what is most important to you. My photojournalistic style will capture your unique personality and tell your one-of-a-kind story. From dress details to family photos, bridal portraits to the incredible party…the images I capture will transport you back to the emotions of your extraordinary day.
All-Day Coverage – I arrive before you start getting ready and stay through the first few songs once the dance party begins.
Complimentary one-hour local engagement session – It is important that we spend a bit of time together before the wedding day so I can get to know you and your personalities and you become comfortable with my personal photography style.
Full printing rights – 4-6 weeks after your wedding you receive digital files of your photographs in two formats; high-resolution (for printing) and lower-resolution for social media. All photographs are carefully and artistically processed. You can expect 300-700 photos. You never have to order prints through me, saving you hundreds of dollars in print costs.
Style – My style is photojournalism-based because I am a storyteller at heart. I embed myself with you and your guests to not only show what your wedding looked like, but what it felt like. I love documenting genuine emotions so instead of artificially posing you, I serve more as a director to help elicit true emotions that make for stunning images.
I discovered my love of photography during the era of film and spent over a decade as a professional historian working with archival photographs. So I love the desaturated look of old photographs and bring that into my processing.
Shot lists – I encourage you to provide a list for formally posed shots with family, but beyond that, I rarely need much more guidance. I want to capture your natural personal interactions and those special moments and details I see at your wedding. Still…keep those Pinterest boards full of photographs you love. It will give a sense of your dream wedding album.
Equipment – I shoot on pro-level Nikon® camera bodies and love prime lenses. For 90% of my shots, that means my favorite lens in the world – the 85mm. That said, I have several professional lenses and lighting equipment for all situations. What is more, I have backups for everything.
Small Weddings and Elopements – I do offer special hourly rates for small wedding and elopements. Call me and I can tailor a package for your unique needs.
Second Shooter – For most weddings I am the only shooter. However for an additional fee I will bring a second shooter.
“We died when we saw our pictures and our family & friends were blown away by the photographs. You captured the emotion of the day and were so easy & fun to work with. You were more than we could have ever expected. Thank you for the memories you’ve captured for us to enjoy for years to come!”
Chrystal & Drew Dean
“OH MY GOODNESS!!! Dave, they are AMAZING!!! You are a wizard! I’m obsessed with so many of these pictures, I don’t know where to begin! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for everything!”
Chelsea & Andy Newton