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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Temple Guiting Manor wedding photographer, Day One


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Thank you Izzy and Ro for letting me shoot your very special weekend. Day two will be coming soon.

Venue: Temple Guiting Manor

Dress: Stephanie Allin

Make Up: Sophie Everett

Marquee: Good Intents

Chloe - Killing it! In the good way.

Cinzia - I love weddings with tons of huges! Bravo David! (and great choice of music!) <3

Ruth Hunter - absolutely stunning!!! You had amazing subjects, though, what a good looking couple…will keep a look out for day two with anticipation! Well Done! x

Ali Paul - Love those greens. Seriously good stuff bro.

mathias fast - love all the emotion you got here. awesome stuff!

Hilary Mercer - Wow! These are all so beautiful. I LOVE her dress.

kong wai - it is beautiful!! Love your work so much

Rae - Super super super awesome work. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on your photography from now on. I love your candid style and editing is beautiful. Nice blog :)

rahul - stunning work mate. stunning.

Albert Palmer - What a beautiful wedding – expertly captured David.

dustin - wow. so beautiful. you can feel the emotion.

Naomi - Beautiful as ever. The two photos with the grandmother are really special

Adonye Jaja - Awe yeah this is fantastic, such great photography all around! Super well done!

small - What a magical wedding!

Kim - Really beautiful coverage! Love your style.

Serena Severtson - I simply love all of the emotion you captured throughout their day. Not to mention the beautiful detail shots. Incredible work!

Porter - david, holy freakin moly this is GORGEOUS. seriously every shot, fantastic work

Annie - I’ve fallen in so much love with your color tones. Amazing work!

/mariahedengren - If this is called “day one”, will there be more?! This is sooo incredibly beautiful! Simple and elegant. And, I love the rain :)

Annemari Ruthven - Wow, what an awesome wedding, and so perfectly captured. Beautiful! Feels like I was there.

Derek Martinez - You captured some great emotions and told their wedding day beautifully! Lovely work David.

Memories of Croatia

Last summer we went away to a place that I’m growing to love more and more.  The people are chilled out and friendly and the coast line is a maze of islands. Not only that but it hosts some of the best music festivals in the world. For me music festivals in the UK have felt a little tired, either that or I’ve become a little tired. Croatia now reminds me of how Ibiza in the nineties felt.  These are a few shots of friends and family I took while there (and a couple me taken by my friend Lucy), some of these are snapshots but that’s cool, when it’s right I love a snapshot..  p.s. there’s a slideshow at the bottom too.

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Jodes - Absolutely gorgeous photos D! Beautifully shot and colours lovely x

gee - awesome colors, pics with film always stands out.

Albert - Beautiful images! That isn’t Rab Island is it? I went there a few years ago ago and these images look mightly similar.

David - No, it’s Murter with a cool village called Tisno split between the island and mainland.

Igor Demba - Gold Mr Jenkins!

Ian Baker - Looks like a beautiful destination, lovely photographs.

Featured on Once Wed

The wedding of the lovely Kate and Ben took place at Sudeley castle and was featured recently on the super stylish Once Wed. Check it for all the details. The stunning dress is Vera Wang, maybe the most beautiful back I’ve seen.

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If you were a guest at this wedding you can view the full gallery here.

Tom Bramwell - Awesome! love it! :D

Luisa Brimble - so beautiful David!

Matt Ethan - Love these images! Really clean, no fuss – really beautiful.

Chloe - “Hi, my name’s David and I’ve got some killer camera skills”. That should be your bio. Absolutely love every single one of these. You are fantastic.

Bethany - Gorgeous photographs. Very nice light.

john day - killer frames all day long :)

Stefan Hellberg - your evening shots are rad!

Joanna Day - You capture moments so beautifully. Great job.

Kelsie Taylor - i love the colors and setting of this wedding, and the back of her dress is stunning! you did an amazing job covering this.

Heather K - Her dress is so unique and just gorgeous!! You did a stellar job with this wedding, David. I adore your unique perspective and homur throughout. Epic work!

Paul Fuller - Love her dress so much, you’ve done an incredible job here David

Mercedes - This is an unbelievably beautiful wedding. Your work is so, so lovely!

heather nan - Congrats! Stunning wedding and beautiful images!

ALMA // - Sooo good! your tone, the story telling! I might need to do a workshop from you!

Lyn Ismael-Bennett - What a beautiful wedding. You captured everything about their day so well!

Sam - This is epic David, great coverage of what was obviously a brilliant wedding, very well done my man!!

marty hadding - So much joy and laughter at this wedding! I especially love the image of her in the car…just beautiful!

Peter Yana - Fantastic job David.. Chloe said it “Killer Camera Skills”, one of my favs ever.

vitaly - Simple and elegant. Love this post.

Steve - Really creative images, love them, Steve & Sandra.

Dominique - Stunning work as always David, love seeing your wedding posts!


Here’s to a great year. I’m looking forward to what 2013 has in store certainly more weddings, more in the studio but I’ve also got the privilege this year of enjoying my own wedding taking place in Mallorca in the summer.  I still have some personal shots to blog but that can wait, for now here are some of my great clients that I got to meet and shoot this year.

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Thank you to all the couples who let me join you on your big days. I very much appreciate it.

Chloe - Quite convinced that you’re made of solid gold. This is one beautiful year in review.

Marianne Taylor - So much happiness, so much gorgeousness. x

pen - Such a beautiful timeless quality to your images. Loved every frame.

Paul Von Rieter - wow, such an awesome year. BTW that fascinator shot is simply amazing.

Sally - So lovely! I love how classic and ethereal your images look. But still modern and photojournalistic too. :)

Becca - I loved them all but that one of the bride and her Dad got me a little teary.

Jade Sheldon - You certainly had a beautiful year. I’m looking forward to seeing what you create in 2013…

Steve Markow - So many great moments. Love all of them.

tim riddick - damn dude… freaking genius is a ton of those shots.

Daniel - WOW!!! Instantly added you to my reader.

Gavin Farrington - That hat! Here I was prepared to talk about how great ALL your work is, then I saw the hat. Incredible. Awesome photograph!

Sam - Holy cow, This post is truly beautiful, seriously killed 2012, I really, really cannot wait to see your 2013.

Jack Chauvel - That is one amazing year of memories captured there David. Well done.

Tom Redman - Love it! Some beautiful shoots from 2012. Looking forward to seeing 2013.

Kirsten Mavric - Easily my favourite Best of 2012 post. Brilliant work, David.

Kristian Leven - Beautiful work here buddy. Love the toning as well. Have a great 2013

Andreas - What an amazing year David! Love the colors!!

Kelsie Taylor - man, there is some awesome stuff here. i’m LOVING your black and whites.

Annette - You are seriously my fav photog. I love everything you do ever. In CRED!

Birgit - Beautiful pictures David! I love your work! Wonderful new year to you and your family!

Steve Gerrard - As Outkast once said, so fresh & so clean.
Gorgeous stuff as ever David.
All the best for 2013

Aruba Wedding Photographer - Beautiful! I love the combination of black & white and color.

craig williams - Just awesome mate! tones are epic!

samm blake - a wonderful year david. your work is beautiful :) the very first favourite is awesome x100! i love it very much.

Tim - holy crap. this is amazing work David. All the best for 2013

Wes - You had a beautiful year man, love your work!

Helena & Christian engagement » - […] near where they live. I included a couple of images for my end of year round up from last year here.  This was the time we spent […]