and how I work
Hi, my name is David and I’m a wedding photographer based in York. I specialise in taking contemporary wedding photographs in a mainly photojournalistic manner, capturing real moments as they unfold throughout the day in an unobtrusive manner. If I client later remarks that on the wedding day they hardly knew I was there, I take that as a compliment.
If people feel self conscious in front of me, or I draw too much attention to myself (as I’ve heard be the case with some other wedding photographers..), I know I’m not going to get the shots I’m looking for. I also include formal portraiture and group photographs.
There’s a great song by Mark Germino called “Caught in the Act of Being Ourselves.” This title kind of sums what I’m looking for in my work as I aim to capture the excitement and romance of the day as it unfolds in front of me, as well as the essential personalities of the bride and groom and their families.
My love of photography started back in my teens with an Olympus film SLR. While photography featured somewhat in my years at art school, I am for the most part self- taught and the learning curve has continued from the dark room days of my teens through to the demands of our ‘instant’ digital age. I began photographing weddings in 2009 and by now have a good deal of experience. I was born on February 14th and I sometimes wonder if there isn’t something of a “meant-to-be” about my doing this work.
During a wedding I am very much focused on capturing the moment. The image recorded in-camera represents the raw material that is then later taken to another level in post-production. This is a very important part of the image making process that I pay great care and attention to. Every image that makes the “final cut” for inclusion in your online gallery will have been enhanced in this way. From there, the choice of presentation is yours.
I choose to limit the number of weddings I do each year, as I want to give as much focus as possible to my clients and see they get the best possible service.
In my free time there are other types of photography I enjoy pursuing, in particular landscape and travel photography, and also street photography. I also play guitar and have from time to time played in local bands.
I hope you enjoy looking round my specialist wedding website. If you like what you see, I’d like to meet you. I know you don’t just want “some pictures”, you want something special. And that’s what I’m here to create.