I might be a little bit obsessed. Like a serious case of wishing-I-was-still-a-bride-because-he-is-that-good obsessed.
Who am I talking about? None other than David Morgan, whose photography I’ve been a fan of as long as I’ve been blogging. Last month I finally got to talk to him in person and not only is he one of the most talented photographers out there, he’s also thoroughly genuine and a joy to be around, which in my books is a must for any wedding professional that I recommend.
I love the way David not only captures couples on their big day, but also the way he documents all the fleeting moments that make up the entire wedding day. He takes the kind of photos you want to frame and hang on your wall for everyone to see. Photos that remind you of exactly how happy, beautiful, silly, or loved you felt on your wedding day.
He approaches wedding photography with a storyteller’s eye, and his work is full of personality, capturing the vibrancy and energy of his subjects. As David says of his work, “my style is completely natural. I shoot the story of what is happening as it unfolds. This means that you will receive completely unique images unlike any you may have seen at other people’s weddings.”
It will come as no surprise to you that David has also been awarded two Fearless Photography Awards – these are highly prestigious awards that are judged by the world’s top wedding photographers.
If you love David’s work, then you’ll love hearing what his clients have to say about him too. Louise, one of his brides, who is both Jewish and a wedding photographer herself, says:
“Being a wedding photographer myself, choosing the right photographer to capture our story was of course the most important thing that I was going to do as a bride. Having followed David’s work, professionally, for a while, there really was no other choice. Not only did he give us the most incredible memories and exquisite, clever and emotional images of our day, but I know that in twenty years time, when we look back at our album, there are pictures in there that he’s taken, that are going to make us laugh, cry, and take us right back to that amazing moment.
On a side note, Ben (my husband) and I both agree that David was the nicest photographer that we have ever met — and it takes a lot for Ben to say that — he’s married to one! But it really was a pleasure to have David with us on our special day.”
More about David Morgan…
I chatted a little bit with David to find out more about his narrative approach to photography, and why he is the perfect choice for Smashing The Glass couples on the search for their Jewish or Jew-ish wedding photographer.
How did you get into photography and why did you begin your business?
David Morgan: I have been into photography since I was little, and have shot with film for years. Years ago a friend asked me to shoot their wedding and I got the bug for this type of photography from there on. I’ve been photographing weddings full time for over 10 years now, and the job just gets better every day. I have been lucky enough to shoot weddings for clients both in the UK and abroad, and just recently, have worked in Italy, the US and Scandinavia.
What do you love about photographing Jewish weddings?
Jewish weddings are, arguably, the most challenging form of wedding photography. They are generally large affairs that have the excitement of the Tisch and Israeli dancing. I have learnt over the years that this has really brought the best out of me and my photography.
The fun, excitement and passion of a Jewish wedding is a wonderful experience. I get really involved in the action – always being in the right place at the right time for the spontaneous events is essential, and you really get to feel the emotions flowing.
Is there anything in particular that you specialise in?
Above all else I am tuned into emotional moments, but I always enjoy crafting special portraits with my clients using natural light and off camera flash techniques. I have developed this over the last few years to where I am also creating a few of dramatic portraits in the evening, as the natural light fades away.
Fancy seeing more of David’s work? You’ll love his website and blog, and if you’d like to discuss your own personal wedding photography requirements, contact David by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. He’s such a wonderful guy and an insanely talented photographer – you won’t regret it…