Summer of love…

Well I’m now married.  A week out in Mallorca in a villa with a soundsystem, some records, my family and my best friends. It was a brilliant blur and the best time I’ve ever had, I honestly couldn’t imagine a better time. Some images coming soon but as well as getting married I’ve had a busy summer with weddings. I still get a buzz at a wedding and I get a buzz shooting them maybe more so now strangely than ever before having been excited all year about my own. Anyhow this is some of what I’ve been up to.

 

 

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Igor Demba - So good Mr Jenkins, freaking good indeed.

john day - bloody brilliant buddy :)

Albert Palmer - Tune! I looked at each of these images for far too long.

Sachin Khona - Congrats on your wedding David.. these images above look epic!
Loved seeing all the different moments and the dresses in each one are stunning.

David McNeil - what a lovely summer it was in London – and you have captured beautiful memories for these lovely couples!

small - You have worked with some gorgeous people this summer! What beautiful weddings. Great work!

naomi - so much beautiful work, david. blown away, as always. big congratulations!

Teresa K - Amazing imagery…so subtle…love, love, LOVE

Mario Colli - Just one word … Stunning !

Anton Chia - Wonderful moments in beautiful colors and dreamy tones. Gorgeous work!

rahul - Amazing work david!!!! Stunning!

Hilary Mercer - Such fun weddings!

mathias - love all the emotion in these! also, hedgehogs are the bomb.

Chris Bottrell - Amazing work david, Really love your tones.

Linnea - Huge congrats on your wedding! That must have been wonderful to have that week with family and loved ones. The wedding images you posted are so darn beautiful. I especially love the one with the hedgehog. Impossibly cute!

Cassandra - Aruba Photographers - Congratulations on your marriage! Love your images!

Rob Dodsworth - Congratulations on your wedding and a sublime set of images! Beautiful.

Emanuelle Photos - Great work!! inspiration

Chris - Smudged Photo - What a stunning collection of images. So incredible.

Middleton lodge wedding photographer

Lizzie and Alex are two very cool people and theirs was my kind of wedding. Relaxed, fun and stylish. I could photograph the two of them all year if that doesn’t sound freaky. The venue is the detail and their warmth the heart of it.  You really don’t need more.

 

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Venue: Middleton Lodge

Shoes: Valentino

Mary Sylvia - I wish I could link to the exact image, but there’s this one black and white one during the ceremony where she’s looking at the groom and it’s such a great capture.

Justin - Very nice and elegant wedding, the couple should be super happy with the pictures!

Igor Demba - Super classy.

ayesha - oh wow… incredibly classy and down-to-earth at the same time – what a gorgeous couple and wedding! a lot of fantastic moments you nailed here – i love the shot of the bride sitting on the bed with her bridesmaids, and the one mary mentioned – the smile on her face!! love it! – and the one of the little girls leaning over to watch during the ceremony… the list goes on! beautifully done.

Albert Palmer - Love your style David. You can see the love in these.

Anushe Low - Gorgeous work David!

Yolandé Marx - It’s my first time on your blog David, but I can say I’ll be coming back for more. Your work is lovely!

Alyssa Schroeder - Wow. I love your processing and these are all amazing. Killer work. I look forward to blog stalking you!

Steve Koo - What a beautiful wedding with so much great emotion! Nice work, David!

Brian Kraft - Beautifully done. What an elegant looking wedding. And your photos match that elegance perfectly.

heather nan - So classy and so stunning! Excellent imagery… seriously beautiful.

Jade Sheldon-Burnsed - My word, they are beautiful, their wedding is beautiful, their family and friends are beautiful. You captured this day perfectly. Think they would adopt me into their family?

Matthew Mead - Dude!

DUDE!!!!

You are AWSOME!

caroline - Wow, what beautiful photos. The tones, the light, the compositions…perfection. Every single one.

Linus Moran - Breathtaking photo’s David, the shot’s of the dance especially! I love the venue also :)

Emanuelle - Unos colores preciosos, me encanta este tipo de retoque…y me gusta la atmósfera y los momentos captados…enhorabuena ;)

Words

Every wedding is different and so too are clients. I’ve always enjoyed chatting to people and this is one of the things I like most about weddings, chatting to new people and getting to know them. I love photography as well but I’m all about getting on well with the people I’m photographing. Mario Testino lived by this rule. Good vibes lead to great images. Sometimes when chatting to clients before the day it’s nice not to just talk about schedules and planning because this dynamic detracts from the relaxed feeling I’m looking for, it can be covered but shouldn’t be the central pivot. The more carefree the feel of a day the better the images.  I’m incredibly grateful to my clients for trusting me to shoot how I feel, rather than being directed and I know in turn this produces the best work. Here are some recent words that have made this job more than worthwhile for me.

 

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Hannes Uys - I love the vivid tones of your wedding photography David!

Gautam Naryanan - Being a wedding photographer my self I know how difficult and quality work this is. Great

Temple Guiting Manor Wedding Photographer day two

 

 

Hindu wedding

 

Flowers:  Fiona Perry  

Marquees: Good Intents

Venue: Temple Guiting Manor

Gloucestershire wedding photographers

Steve Koo - You captured some great little moments throughout the day – nice work!

Ross Harvey - Beautiful! Love it all, great storytelling.

Derek Martinez - Gorgeous wedding! You captured some great emotions and told their wedding day beautifully!

Jessica - Your processing and tones are gorgeous. (And also, I LOVE your logo).

james - Such a beautiful wedding and you captured it amazingly

Anton Chia - What a beautiful place and phenomenal photography. Truly gorgeous!

naomi - so beautiful, david. i’m completely in love with that first picture.

heather nan - Wowzers! Incredible event and even more incredible imagery! Well done David.

Erica - The ceremony shot with the reflection in the water is perfection. You captured the events and tradition of the day wonderfully.

Andrea - lovely David!

Cotswolds landscape photography

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I believe all art is shaped by the time and place it came from. When I was younger I never had a dog so didn’t really venture into the landscape around Bromley but  naturally I feel connected to the greyness, the music and feel of the area even though I haven’t lived there in so long. The Cotswolds on the other hand is an expansive beautiful place. I walk in the hills behind where we live nearly every day with my dog. Music sounds amazing here. Just you, the dog, the music and the hills. The sun sets over the Malverns and the views from Cleeve hill are like something from the mind of Tolkien.  If I think about the films I enjoy they often have a strong connection to place  such as Heat (LA), Lantana (suburban Sydney), LA Haine (Paris) even something otherworldly like A Clockwork Orange is described through the detail of the Woolwich housing blocks. There is in fact a brilliant short film set in the Cotswolds called Field directed by Duane Hopkins but it appears to no longer be online, it is brilliant however. The images above are taken over the course of three or four outings into darkest Gloucestershire.

tim riddick - the food frames are insane good…

Luke Hayden - Beautiful natural looking images.

PJ - This is amazing David!

Paul Fuller - These have such a calmness to them ,love them David

sachin - The Cotswolds are so special. Dig how you relate it to music ..
Also La Haine is probably my fav movie ever.
Love these images David!

Luis Godinez - Love the images. I’m jealous. I don’t have enough time to go explore like this. I’ll live vicariously through you and these images.

Edward - Love these. Such a sense of place to them.

benj haisch - that’s a 10 page spread in Kinfolk right there. These are money.

Erica - Did you actually make a parsnip look good? Nice work.

Lyn Ismael-Bennett - This is the side of the Cotswolds most tourist never sees. Thanks for sharing.

Anton Chia - Peace and calm. Very comfy pictures to look at. Thanx for sharing.

Justin - Calm and beautiful pictures, love all of them!

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