Where do we start.. We initially met Dave in the Spring of 2017 at the Raleigh Museum for a Great Gatsby event. My fiance and I were enjoying the dive in to the 1920s and goofing around when we ran in to Dave taking pictures.
He took an amazing shot of us and after seeing the photos, we asked him if he does weddings. Instead of the generic sure he's my card, he whisked us away to find better lighting and a backdrop to take some truly amazing shots (a series of stellar oft-used facebook & linkedin profile pictures!). All in all that night was amazing, we kept in touch after the event, met up for drinks to chat about the wedding. Our wedding was initially planned for Wilmington, NC and he was willing to drive for the event which was a huge plus.
He had a whole plan for shots we could get at our venues, places he would have cameras set up to catch the perfect moments, etc. Our wedding was planned for Sep 2018 and unfortunately Hurricane Florence barreled into the NC coastline the week before our wedding. We had to last minute change the location of the wedding.
Dave being someone who can roll with the punches was able to capture stunning shots with a moments notice. He is literally able to be anywhere and everywhere for your special day. One of the best parts about working with Dave is that he takes time to meet your family members as well the night prior at your Rehearsal dinner so he can make sure to include key family members in shots and to make everyone feel comfortable with him the day of the wedding.
He had several cameras set up at different parts of our venue and was taking photos the entire day. All of the photos that he took were made available to us via DropBox for any printing/saving/sending needs, and it couldn't have been more seamless.
His keen eye for detail and ability to create shots is apparent and we are so glad we accidentally bumped into him at the Gatsby Event in 2017. One of his biggest strengths is the ability to use light/the flash in order to highlight a couple or family from the rest of the image. Our pictures are amazing and we couldn't have imagined working with anyone better. Thank you!!
I cannot praise Dave enough. He did an engagement shoot for us, as well as our rehearsal dinner and wedding day. Within the first hour of our rehearsal dinner people were asking where I found him, and singing his praises of how enthusiastic and flexible he is. He goes around taking photos like a ninja, but when you want him to take a specific photo he is there.
He has such great energy. He also did great on our wedding day, running from room to room and around the reception. It was a long day but he kept going and came up with some really creative photo ideas. I think at least 25 people mentioned to me at the rehearsal, wedding, and after the wedding about how great he is. Really, he is phenomenal and you WONT be disappointed. I wouldn't have chosen anyone else to be there on my wedding day.
My husband Josh and I had a great experience getting our post-elopement photos taken by Dave! He was professional while being laid back and interested in what we wanted. He was able to incorporate our jeeps and our dog with a true artist's eye, not making it look cheesy or forced.
I was also super impressed with how quickly we got our photos back and the amount of great images he captured. We will cherish our photos for years to come and recommend Dave for anyone who wants bridal/engagement/wedding photos done!