Hello, I’m David
I want to tell you a little bit about me, and how my passion for wedding photography got started.
I’m Welsh, but I now live in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Yes, I’m afraid I do love watching rugby, not such a big fan of singing though (well, if people are listening anyway!)
I love wedding photography as it allows me a chance to document the story of your day – photographing those little moments and interactions that you may not notice, remember or even see. Wedding photography for me is about allowing the day to unfold and unobtrusively capturing things as they happen, without taking over or making the day about me and to capture the history of you and your family both for you and future generations.
One of my favourite moments that really brought this home to me was photographing Claire putting on her veil, which had been in her family for generations. She told me that when the veil was put away after the wedding, every bride put a picture of them wearing the veil back in the box with it for the next recipient to see. It’s moments like that that make this such a worthwhile, important job.
My love of photography started many years ago – having the stunning, bleak, rugged landscape of the Brecon Beacons near my hometown of Cardiff led to a lifelong passion for photography.
Originally I started out in black and white landscape photography – landscapes are all about composition and working with the available light to create dynamic and dramatic pictures. Working in black and white meant a different way of thinking about a picture; bringing out the textures and structural elements rather than relying on colour for visual impact.
The techniques I learnt in landscape work proved to be an invaluable base for wedding photography. I still love black and white for its ability to bring drama and impact – sometimes colour can be a distraction – and use it when it will add to the picture. Black and white generally works well with the more photojournalistic images (I guess those of us of a certain age still think of gritty, black and white photos in newspapers!). Sometimes of course, those vibrant colours really add to the picture and story of your wedding day, so I judge each picture individually, and the process them accordingly.
Similarly, I’m not scared of creative lighting techniques (using flash and video light where necessary) and will use them when they add to the moment.
I’ll use all of these skills on your wedding photography – working quietly, unobtrusively and efficiently in the background, delivering stunning wedding photos you’ll cherish for years to come!