Fine Art Weddings by David Swailes

Don't just take my word for it!

Here's what some of my lovely couples have to say about me..

Jen & Christian

"Yesterday myself and my husband received our wedding photographs from David and the results were simply breathtaking. Our micro wedding at Kew Gardens meant a small number of people in a huge green space, and without David's creativity, patience and guidance we wouldn't have achieved what can only be described as our dream wedding photographs! 

From our first meeting together David took the time to understand what we wanted and researched potential shoot locations in the gardens, he also took the time to visit with us before hand and this meant our day was so much more relaxing and stressless. 

On the day David was just fantastic, not your stereotype wedding photographer- laid-back, helpful, polite and capturing our pre wedding morning perfectly-all our family completely loved him! And from the perspective of a bride who only had a baby six months ago, I can't thank David enough for helping give me some confidence back, his candid style of shot and beautiful artistic flare have left me feeling like the old me again after looking at these beautiful photos. 

So if you're looking for a detailed, well planned, creative, reliable, respectful and quite frankly lovely photographer then we would recommend David a million times over."

Thank you so much, from The Isaksens

Brittany & Christian

"David came highly recommended through a friend for our big day, and we weren’t disappointed! The whole experience end to end was seamless, the wedding pictures were beautiful and captured all the special moments. Thank you David for a brilliant experience."

Katie & Jordan

"We booked David for our big day and were extremely pleased with our decision. He was extremely professional throughout and made us both feel super comfortable. On the day it was comforting to have him there knowing he would make sure to capture everything and more. The photos that have come through are INCREDIBLE we couldnt have asked for more, we would 100% recommend and will use David again in the future!"

Holly & John

"David captured our big day so beautifully, with the perfect mix of candid shots and artfully composed ones. He’s a very creative photographer and has unique ideas for each wedding which makes them all feel so personal.

David really made the most of the setting and took some amazing images of us as the sun was setting. We also didn’t feel like we had to spend a lot of time taking photos and could just enjoy the day, the balance was perfect. We can’t recommend him enough (and we do to anyone who tells us they’re getting married :D) Thanks David!"

April & Leigh

"Booking David was, by far, the best decision we made throughout the wedding planning. To say he is fantastic is an understatement. It is so refreshing to meet someone so passionate about their job, enthusiastic and with a sense of humour.

The best gift he gave us on the wedding day was that we didn't have to stress! We had complete confidence that he would have things under control and do an amazing job. I can't think of a single special moment he missed and half the time, didn’t even realise he was there snapping away. So many of our guests commented on how lovely he was - We made him join the wedding breakfast, adopting him as a proper guest.

The photographs themselves are more perfect than we could have ever hoped for. David has such a beautifully natural style. Our wedding was such a special day and he has somehow managed to keep it for us, captured in those photos, for years to come. I must have looked through them a thousand times already and I'm sure I will a thousand more!

From our first meeting to the stunning gift box containing a USB, everything David does has that little extra sparkle. I love that nothing is too much trouble for him. We both really appreciated that after a few days, we got a sneak peak of a few photographs.

A word of advice to future couples... book him now!"

Sarah & Nick

"We chose David to photograph our big day, and were not disappointed. He was extremely professional throughout the whole process, and genuinely a lovely person, friendly and easy to talk to. We didn't even notice he was there. When we received our online gallery we were in awe of some of the shots he got, not realising he was even about at that time.

We absolutely love our photos, and now have the hard part of deciding which ones to print. Thank you David, you truly captured our day so well, and created some lasting reminders of what an amazing day we had."

Love from The Eggletons

Becky & Aaron

"Dave, we can’t even put into words how grateful we are for all of our beautiful pictures. We cried looking through them because you’ve literally captured every moment of our day. We knew they would be good but wow! Thank you so so much for giving us an album of photographs where we feel like we’re reliving our amazing day each time we look at them.

You’ve been amazing from start to finish. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day. You were so friendly with all of our family and friends and without any brief you’ve captured so many beautiful photos and exceeded all of our expectations.
We can’t wait to share these with our family & friends. Thank you again."

Love, The Weekley's xxxxx

Christine & Barry

"David has been superb from start to finish. He completely understood what we wanted for our wedding photos and delivered. We are so pleased we chose him."

Becca & Marek

"I would recommend Fine Art Wedding Photography by David Swailes to any couple getting married. He is friendly, professional and very good at his job. All the wedding guests commented on how charming David was.

When we got our photos back they came in a beautiful wooden box. Inside was a wooden engraved usb stick which was all very well presented. We didn’t realise just how many photos David took until watching them back, he got every little thing that we could imagine right down to the room dressing, cake, favours and cuff links. And the quality is just perfect."

Katie & Rhys

"We are so grateful for our beautiful wedding photos taken by David. He took so many natural photos that look amazing. David was very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend him. Thank you!"

Sarah & Jarrod

"What a photographer! We have just received all our photos from our wedding in February and we are absolutely in love with them! David captured our day perfectly and was very discreet throughout. Prior to our big day, David contacted us for a list of photos that was important to us and he ensured these were captured on the day - this was very important to us!

On the day David was so discreet we hardly noticed him! This discreetness ensured we had the natural photos we wanted - David even managed to capture the emotions of some guests that we weren't even aware of! Along with a photographer, we also had a videographer to capture our day and despite not even meeting beforehand, both professionals worked so well together!

If you are looking for a relaxed and professional photographer, I would 100% recommend David!"

Becky & Richard

"I would highly recommend David as a photographer for your wedding. We are so pleased with our photos, he captured our day beautifully and was brilliant to work with. Thank you David!"

Mel & George

"A huge thank you to David who was thoroughly professional, mindful and completely on point on our big day. The photos are amazing of which we'll cherish forever. Very very highly recommended!"

Stacey & Gareth

"I don't even know where to begin when it comes to David! Is there such thing as too much praise?

As well as producing the most wonderful photographs, David was discreet (I didn't even see him in the wedding ceremony), professional and a fabulous director, all of which contributed towards our relaxed and natural photos, which is exactly what we wanted.

Prior to the big day David had already assessed our venue and asked for a photo list which meant everything ran smoothly and efficiently too!

We had great fun working with David and cannot recommend him highly enough."

Harriet & Sam

"I cannot thank David enough for being our Wedding Photographer. He knew exactly what kind of photos we wanted taken which made it so much more fun and relaxed! He also took his time capturing all the little details of the day! The photos we received back were just perfect! Highly recommend! Thank you again David!"

Mel & Ash

"A wonderfully talented young man who did such a fantastic job with our special day. We got exactly what we wanted and he never felt too bossy or intrusive like some wedding photographers can. We are over the moon with the final selection of images and David is a true gem. Can’t recommend him enough!"

Verity & Dale

"From the initial interview regarding what we wanted to the supplying of our photos, David was the epitome of professionalism.

He has such a burning passion for photography, which really translated to our beautiful wedding photos. He couldn't do enough for us on the day to make sure he captured all the photos we wanted and all the photos we didn't know we wanted as well!

His style and artistic direction are second to none and we were very lucky to be able to have him shoot our wedding.

I can't recommend David highly enough! Thank you for capturing our day in the way you did."

Dale and Verity x

Jade & Sam

"From start to finish, David conducted himself in a highly professional way making us feel at ease and very comfortable in his presence (we hardly noticed he was there on the big day). Through meticulous planning, David was sensitive to our needs - we really needed a bit of everything for our wedding photos, from family shots to more 'fine art' snap shots; he managed to fit everything in seamlessly.

David had thought of everything on our wedding day, including some napkins for me to sit on to avoid marking my dress during the bride and groom shots. David worked exceptionally hard during the planning, photography and editing stages for our wedding.

The result of which, not only showcases his talent as a photographer but his professionalism, dedication and natural aptitude for working with people and capturing their special moments. Our photos showcase the day perfectively and we could not have asked for a better photographer. We would highly recommend working with David for your wedding!"

Francesca & Sean

"We just want to say how beautiful our wedding photos are. David took the time to understand what we were looking for, and went over and beyond to get the perfect shot. We can't thank you enough. Stunning photography we can treasure forever!"

Laura & Dale 

"David did a wonderful job at capturing our wedding day. The pictures were breathtaking and David was superb from start to finish, we couldn’t recommend him highly enough."

Andrea & Jack

"David did a fantastic job at our wedding. Such a keen and enthusiastic photographer who had a smile on his face all day. He made our guests feel comfortable and used his creativity to produce some magical photos. Thanks again, David!"

Stephanie & Brock

"Thank you so much! We sat down with a glass of bubbly with our parents and sisters to view the photos and we all thought they are incredible! There was a lot of "Oooooo" and "Awww" and giggles (especially in the dancing pictures). You really captured the whole day and truly highlights how happy everyone was."

Rebecca & Perry

"David was a wonderful addition to our Wedding Day. He made us both feel at ease in the run up and on the day. The photos he took of our special day were wonderful and really captured the atmosphere that we wanted. 

The posed group shots were fantastic but we were most impressed with the candid, natural photos taken on the day. Thank you David."

Hannah & Chris

"David is one of the loveliest gentlemen you will ever meet, always professional and a natural eye for photography. We were delighted with his work for our Wedding, could not recommend this guy any higher!"

Rachel & Lee

 "We have used David for our Wedding, Pregnancy and a Family photoshoots. He has always captured the most beautiful photos and fulfilled our expectations.

David is not only a fantastic photographer but a lovely person who always puts us at ease and helps us to enjoy the experience."

Carly & Ryan

"David photographed our wedding 2 years ago, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. From the very start we were able to give him a full brief of what sort of images we wanted to create, of which he stuck to perfectly! 

On the day he was excellent, putting all of our guests at ease, being unobtrusive whilst capturing the most amazing shots. We were so happy with the final pictures, even before any editing! 

A truly special photographer who I would definitely recommend for anyone’s big day."

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