I'm David, a full time photographer that specialises in weddings.  I'm married with an amazing little daughter who at 3 years old is already taking an interest in the camera just like I did at a very early age.

Photo by John Gillooley

Photo by John Gillooley

I studied photography in GCD before making the full-time leap into the photography world in 2007.  Since then, wedding photography literally took off for me and I haven’t looked back.

My objective as a wedding photographer is to capture images that tell the story of your special day and reflect who you really are.  Generally speaking, I am an observer.  However, I’m all about getting the best images possible so if that means a little bit of direction from me to help things along or make you look better for the camera by perhaps standing or looking in a slightly different position or direction, then I’ll say it. 

I’m passionate about delivering beautiful photographs.  It's not just about the end result, but the process - and I want to make this as enjoyable as possible for you. I am genuinely interested in creating a connection with you, making you feel comfortable with me and my cameras and providing you with images that make you feel great about yourself. My aim is to give you fresh, honest, vibrant images that are as unique as you are. No cheesy stuff.

I like to incorporate the environment, and on location I seek out the best natural lighting and backdrops in which to place you and then wait to capture the feeling and human connection to tell your story and take you back to that moment in time.

Having recently made a switch from Canon my cameras of choice are now Fuji Film's amazing pro-digital bodies and lenses. The textures and beautiful tones which can be achieved through contemporary processing techniques also play a part in the final outcome of our images.

I understand your wedding day can be quite busy and stressful and that's why I endeavour to make it so much easier for you. If you're looking for great wedding photos, contact me today and find out how I can help.

Dave

Member of ISPWP - International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers 

IPPA - Irish Professional Photographers Association

 

We got married in September this year and were so lucky to have David photographing the wedding. We live in the UK but the wedding was in Ireland so it was quite difficult for us when it came to choosing a photographer. We wanted to be sure the photographer understood what style we liked and what general vibe we were after etc., which is all hard to do from a different country. As soon as we got in contact with David however, he immediately put us at ease. He suggested we have a skype call so we could properly chat and understand each other. I think we chatted for well over an hour while he got to know us, our personalities and what we wanted out of our photo session. We were confident from that point that we had chosen the right photographer. This was further confirmed on the day. David arrived and we hardly knew he was there. His documentary style meant he caught some of the more precious, intimate moments of the day without anyone even noticing. But as well as this, when it came to the more difficult, posed group shots, he was very organised and expertly rounded up all of the guests, despite them being fairly drunk at this stage :)
We really couldn’t recommend David enough, he has provided us with fabulous, permanent reminders of our day.
Thanks so much!
— Fiona & Alex, London
We had the pleasure of working with David Duignan on our Wedding day. He is a kind, courteous, friendly gent and we felt at ease the moment we met him. He introduced himself months in advance of our wedding so we knew we would be comfortable on what was to be a very overwhelming day. He was very comfortable in our presence and charming. When the big day arrived, David arrived and as promised, being somewhat of a shy bride I requested David strictly stick to a documentary style and blend into the background. He was brilliant on the day and had a wonderfully calm presence. We were on Honeymoon when our link to our photos arrived, which was so quick. We were awed at how David had captured our day. To describe David in one word, fabulous! I couldn’t recommend him any higher.
— Carole & Bryan, Dublin
Hi Dave
Still on honeymoon having a ball. Firstly thank you so much for your work on the wedding day you were so discreet and exactly what we had asked for. We enjoyed the getting photos done and it didn’t feel like a chore at all. The images you captured are brilliant. I completely relived the day looking at them all. We are delighted.
— Sarah and Darryl, Wicklow
Dave - I wanted to thank you for everything!!
We absolutely love the photos!! You did such an amazing job!!
You have such an eye for detail, and a great ability to capture the moment that both David and I were so happy with the result!!!
I am confident this will not be the last time we cross paths!!
David and i are planning on coming back to Ireland within a year or so, and who knows.....maybe we will be seeing you for our pregnancy photo shoot!! ;)
Take care!!
We’ll be seeing you!!
— ♡ Mr & Mrs Puttrich, USA

At the end of a shoot at Zandvoort, The Netherlands with my Dutch camera buddies