Testimonials from happy wedding couples

The final thing we had to organise for our wedding was the photographer and we found this the hardest part. There are so many to choose from and after a while every wedding photographers albums look the same and this is disappointing because you want your  own to be something special. It wasn’t until 3 months before the wedding, down to the wire, after attending tons of wedding fairs and looking at countless web sites that we stumbled across David.  Immediately I knew this was the photographer for us. The idea of posed photographs was always going to be a no no for us and David is the complete opposite to any conventional photographer. His photos are all naturally and happen organically. He was able to capture images that no other photographer we had met could have. His photographic style of disappearing into the background and capturing aspects of the day that would have been forgotten or lost in posed images is amazing. We loved the photos he captured on the day.

Karen & Noel

David and his assistant were excellent.  He spent time meeting with us before our big day and gave some valuable advice on what to expect on the day especially regarding times. The quality of the pictures and after sales support was more than we expected. We have already recommended David to others and wish him all the best.

Andrea & Shane

David was great to deal with from the very first phone call to the meeting after the wedding to decide on the album. The photos are brilliant and everyone commented on how he was so unobtrusive and we didn't really notice him being there. I would highly recommend him and I can't wait to print off more and more photos from the wedding.

Claire & Mark

We chose David as our photographer for our wedding day after meeting David in his home. We had follow up calls and a visit to our venue the K Club to discuss the choice of photos. We received our photos 3 weeks after the wedding and were delighted with the quantity and quality of the photos and the way in which David captured our day and our guests. We got some fabulous shots of our guests that only David could capture. The wedding party photos were amazing and nothing missed. David was there during the make up and hair for the girls, the nuptials, the reception and the wedding dinner. David made us feel so relaxed and caught some brilliant moments. We were thrilled we chose David and highly recommend him as a wedding photographer.

Roisin Reilly

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 received our photos two weeks later which is the fastest turnaround I think I've heard of in wedding photography. We really couldn't recommend David enough, he has provided us with fabulous, permanent reminders of our day. Thanks so much! 

Fiona & Alex

I got married in August 2013 and after meeting a lot of photographers I decided to go with David. I have to say it was the best decision I made. When sitting down before the wedding to discuss things my husband and I felt so comfortable with him, no question was silly for us to ask David he made us feel at such ease. On our wedding day the pictures he took were so natural most of the time we forgot he was there. When we got our pictures they were simply stunning.  I would recommend David to any couple planning their big day he is such a nice guy and a real professional.

Anita & Darren

We could not have been happier with the service David provided. He was a pleasure to work with. Our photographs are beautiful, much more than we ever expected. David's attention to detail and ability to capture the moment created stunning memories for us. I highly recommend him.

Aoife & Derek

Hi Dave, We are both delighted with your work - all the photo's are fantastic. As you can tell from them I was very happy with my big smile on my face all day. Lol. Fantastic Job, well done. We love them all & they captured the full day. Thank you so much

Laura & Denis

Dave Oh my God, I love them! Thanks so much Dave, they're just brilliant. Gonna have fun going through them with Cathal. Once again, thanks - I just can't say it enough!! I've already been singing your praises on wedding websites!

Amy :-)

Hi David, Thank you so much for making our day exactly how we wanted, relaxed and fun. We have had a quick look through them and we are delighted, we cant wait to get home and have a proper look through them.... Once again thank you so much. Chat to you soon.

Liz & Barry

We got married in The Netherlands and we chose Dave because of his wonderful photos and his lovely personality. We decided to also include a Luv Shoot which we did one evening last summer. Dave even asked us if we wouldn’t mind if he brought a film crew along to film him working with us. The evening was fantastic and the photos he produced blew us away. We loved them so much we decided to do a second Luv Shoot, this time in late winter in Rotterdam zoo for a different kind of look. Again he produced amazing photos and having worked with him twice by this stage we were so relaxed and confident in front of the camera by the time it came to our wedding day in March. During the wedding day, Dave was such a professional. He gets on so easily with everybody. Our families and guests loved him. He was so discrete during the day. He knew exactly when to anticipate events and get some fantastic candid shots. The few formal photos we asked for didn’t even feel like formals thanks to his approach. Like the Luv Shoots, the photos he shot for our wedding are amazing. All our friends and family who have seen the photos so far say that they have never seen such great wedding photos. It’s so difficult to get good wedding photographers here in Holland and we are absolutely thrilled to have found Dave. We can absolutely recommend him.

Kim and Robert

Having our photos taken on our wedding day was, to our surprise, one of the most enjoyable parts of the day! Dave was professional, organised, unobtrusive and had a great manner throughout the entire day. In our meetings before the wedding he covered every aspect of the day, he astounded us with his knowledge of the grounds in our venue, even though he had never worked there before. His planning was meticulous and evident throughout the entire day. The volume and variety of pictures that were taken showed the amount of effort that he puts in from start to finish and his talent. But more importantly, the photos that we now have to remind us of the best day of our lives are amazing. We could not be more happy with them and never tire of the compliments we receive when people see them. We could not recommend David highly enough, we were really lucky to have found him for our special day.

 

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Hi Dave I received the album on Wednesday. I love it! I’m so delighted with it! It really tells an amazing story. I can t wait to show Mark when I get back to Perth. Also, the other pictures you got printed are perfect. Thank you so much. I really appreciate how quickly you organised all the pictures and the album. Its been lovely to show everyone at home before I take it back to Perth! I hope all is well with you. Take care

Marie

WOW!!! OMG Dave you did an amazing job, you captured everything and everyone beautifully. Just so you know, I'm so glad you were our photographer. Thank you so much

Nickey

Hi David, We had a great honeymoon and enjoyed every minute of it - just like the wedding! We've had a look through the photos and are delighted with them. They really do capture the day very well and you did a fantastic job of keeping us relaxed and smiling. The mix of colour and black and white is well chosen too. Thanks for doing an excellent job and we're already highly recommending you to some of our friends.

Kevin and Emma

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 & Daryl

Hi Dave The photos are beautiful. You've done a wonderful job and I shall certainly be passing along your name to any friends or family member in Ireland or Wales getting married in the future! I just wanted to say thank you for being so professional from start to finish and for helping me to remain calm on the day! I usually take photos really badly as having my photo taken makes me uncomfortable but I look so relaxed and happy in the photos and I know a lot of it was down to your relaxed and fun approach! Thank-you again so much Dave. I think we were very lucky to have you capture our special day! Kindest Regards

Cathryn

OMG Dave!!!! I am absolutely trilled to bits with the photos. They are absolutely amazing and the ones in Glendalough are stunning and look like they are taken directly from a top notch magazine. We are overwhelmed by the quality of them especially given the time constraints. We cannot thank you enough Dave and our thanks to Siobhan also. You captured our day so vividly and we will always have the photos to look back on. All I can say is, thank God we hired the best!!! I'll be in touch when we get back re album and thank you cards etc. ( you may need to help me choose ;-) ). Btw, you would Love NZ, the scenery is awesome and Mick even said "Dave Duignan would love it over here"!!! Anyway Dave, again a sincere thank you for all your work, we are chuffed to bits.

Sophia and Michael

Myself and Jim wish to truly thank you for being our wedding photographer. We first picked you having seen 1) your work and 2) how you work, at Jim's brothers wedding. It was so important to us to have someone who we knew would take great pictures but at the same time blend into the background themselves. From our first meeting with you a year before the wedding you took on every bit of info about what style of photos we wanted how long we wanted to spend and exactly what we wanted to capture. On the day itself you were amazing and so unobtrusive which is fantastic when you are trying to capture fly on the wall style photos but yet you were also great at directing us for the more posed family shots. When we got home from honeymoon we were dying to see the pictures and are so happy that you got so many good shots of all our guests as well as ourselves and they are all so natural. We now have the fun job of trying to whittle down to album photos out of all the wonderful shots but we will treasure them all for years to come. Thank you so much for doing an amazing job.

Rachel and Jim

Hi Dave, How are you keeping!? First of all we absolutely love the photos, they really did capture the day in a very special way. We both felt very emotional looking at them (in a good way of course). As always its been a true pleasure thanks for everything!

Dave and Jen

Dave was absolutely amazing.  We met with him long in advance of the ceremony and discussed exactly what we wanted from our photographer and we got it. Dave was unobtrusive on the day but still got amazing shots, totally professional throughout and I have and would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer for their big day. His albums are also fantastic, we weren't originally planning on getting an album but I'm so glad we did as it's fantastic