We selected David after comparing many photographers. His portfolio is uniquely different, as other photographers (especially from wedding packages) seems to have some standard template of how the sequence and framing needs to be, making their shots boring.
Indeed, he is comfortable to work with, giving directions when needed without being intrusive.. Otherwise, David was like a ninja, able to capture the most beautiful moments without us realising. He was able to capture the essence of the entire day with fun and happiness in each shot. You can trust him to do a good job on your most important day.
We engaged David for our AD photography after he was being recommended by our friend and it was a great decision! David's style is more journalistic photography, so he captures moments and expressions at their best. This was great as we didn't want the typical posey type photographs. The photos turned out great! But what was more important was David's professionalism. From the first time we contacted him, he was always prompt with his responses and even gave us advice for the actual day (such as, remember to bring along your ICs for solemnisation). It is evident that he treats each of his client more like a new-found friend, and would go all the way out to help them. Overall we are really pleased with the deliverables for the value-for-money price and would highly recommend David for his photography services!
Alex + Rebecca (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
We engaged David to help us with our pre-wedding shoot back in December 2014. True to how he describes his works, he encouraged us to tell our personal stories through the photos and thus began the process of going through possible venues and concepts in detail.
He is everything that you would wish for in a photographer; patient, obliging, creative and passionate. To put these attributes into context, I could just cite an example of his professionalism. We were half way through our shoot when it began to pour. Despite the torrential rain, David put on his jacket and armed with an umbrella, he braved the rain and continued the shoot for us at Tiong Bahru, risking his own equipment. Personally, the result was some of the best photos we could ever wish for. One of them proudly hung at the end of the hallway in our new home.Now as we look back, we are really grateful for the amazing shots that were taken that day. Memories in captured in stills that last our life time.
Check out some of his brilliant photos which I subsequently converted to movie posters for my wedding theme on tiny.cc/shengnfeng
From our very first meeting, David amazed us with his friendliness and flexibility. We contacted him almost 1 and a half year before the actual wedding date and he kept in contact throughout the period.
He covered both our ROM session and AD (Full Day), keeping to his promise of being the 1st to arrive and the last to leave. Throughout the day, he went the extra mile not only to capturing our big day but taking care of us by bringing us drinks, reminding us to rest and more. The pictures turned out great for both events and everyone agreed that David is a gem!
His professionalism and service wowed us and we would definitely recommend him to all our friends! For future photography needs, there is no question on who we will look for.
Aloysius + Beiying (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
We are a couple that does not usually take photos, but having David as our wedding photographer really exceeded our expectations and he made us feel extremely at ease during our entire wedding day. David not only captured beautiful moments during our wedding day, from the picking up of the bride to the mini photo shoot, solemnisation and dinner, he checked in on how we were feeling throughout the day and assured us that things were going well when tensions ran high (which usually happens during weddings!). Having David with us the whole day really made a big difference to how the day was spent. He did so with a really positive and patient attitude, which we really appreciated.
When we first contacted David, we were extremely impressed by his professionalism and speedy responses to our questions and emails. He was also very flexible with our requests, accommodating us in churning out a photo montage in less than 2 hours!
We have just seen our wedding photos and they are beautiful. He captured the essence of the day and picked up the wonderful moments and interactions between bride and groom, as well as guests at the wedding.
We are extremely satisfied and impressed with the standard of his photographs and professionalism, and would certainly recommend him to our friends.
Pharaon + Shin Min (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
It was through recommendation from The Gown Warehouse, and we got to know about David. A very nice and easy going person. During our first meetup, he was friendly and took down details of whatever we discussed, and also went through his works with us. Soon after we left, we received a follow up email from him at the end of the day. He is efficient and sincere. Without much further consideration, we knew he is the one and proceeded with the confirmation. And true enough, he did not fail us throughout the whole process.
He helped us with the printing of our prewedding photos, went through the layout together with us. He guided us through the whole process and helped us with whatever he could. The photobook is very pretty and the quality of the paper used is above our expectations. He is very transparent with his pricing, definitely no pushy hard selling or whatsoever.
On the wedding day, he came early to make sure everything was in order. He was professional and took the photos quietly without interfering much. He is very patient throughout the whole day, from morning gate crashing to tea ceremony to mini photoshoot to dinner banquet, from the "must have" traditional family photos, table-to-table photos, to fun and crazy shots. Due to the haze recently, he was also very flexible with us changing the photoshoot venue and was up to the challenge to have it taken indoors, at our house multistory carpark. It has been a very long day, yet he stayed till the very last guest of mine left the banquet.
He is definitely more than just a photographer but one that captures every moment of my big day.
Thank you david!
Raymond + Shizhen (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
This David here is more than just an average wedding day photographer.
David delivers quality and professionalism which i can't ask for more. it is such a comfort seeing him work and interact with everyone. Simple lad and nice having him as our wedding photographer.
David. Thank you and we wish you all the best! #anluwed
Louis + Angeline (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
Choosing David as our wedding photographer was easy, he was the first photographer we met and we knew he from the start he was the right choice for our day. David made all of our consultations so comfortable, especially the initial one because we did not know what to expect. He even guided us through on what may happen in weddings which helped us a lot in making decisions during our planning, such as for timings, venues, photoshoots, etc. Because he was so adaptable, we found the process to be seamless and stress-free.
He was very thoughtful on our wedding day, not only capturing all the joy, laughter and tears but also reminding and offering us water to stay hydrated. He was also our 'time-keeper', making sure that we leave the venue on time to head for another. We thoroughly enjoyed looking through the photos he delivered and sometimes go "Oh? He was there? I didn't even notice him!"
David, thanks a million for making our day lasts for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you again and don't forget to look us up if you ever come to Brisbane. x
Ernest + Melissa (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
Everything was excellent. We had a very short time for wedding planning (3 weeks) and it worked out perfectly with David - quick respond, mobility to meet, good understanding of our ideas and wishes.
And more - we were surprised to see photos in the end - the result was over our expectations. Everything was done professionally. Quickly!
Vipin + Anna (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
If you want someone that is serious in providing you good service, David is the one to find. Quick to response to all enquires, which is very key during the hectic wedding planning journey. Going beyond just a photographer, he will also lend some tips along the way for the big day. That felt warm and friendly. Always around to capture expressions of people, which is something we were looking for, besides the usual posed pictures. We have many great shots of our families and friends' joyous expressions, which are the most lasting memories of the event. Thanks David for that.
Chaowei + Evelyn (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
We came across David's website quite by chance and really liked the way his photographs were well-lit, vibrantly-coloured and honest. We dropped him an query and were pleased to find that his quotation was very reasonable. When we met up to discuss the wedding plans, we found David friendly, professional and sincere, and appreciated that he tried to get to know us better and find out what our preferences were with regard to what we would like him to focus on the big day (i.e. people, and moments). On the day itself David was with us from early morning until the end of the night, and was always there at the right times and places capturing the joy, the laughter, the tears, and special little moments someone with not as keen an eye would have missed. We are very pleased with the way the photographs have turned out and will enjoy and cherish them for years to come! Thank you very much David :)
Matias + Lynn (2015). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop. Photo not shown at couple's request.
We chanced upon David online when we were searching for a photographer for our wedding. His vibrantly coloured pictures and uniquely angled photos in his portfolio captured our attention. We didn't just want any photographer for our wedding but one that can capture special moments and David is one that meets our expectations and goes beyond in his service. David is more like a friend and is genuinely concern and helpful. He is very easy to work with, accommodating to our ideas and is never stingy to throw in suggestions to make things better. We thank God that we found David to do our photography and strongly recommend him to couples who love their special moments captured on their big day. We still have a good hearty laugh whenever we look at the wedding day photos now.
Ka Ming + Lisa (2014). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
I first came across David's photos on wedding scoop and I fell in love with his vibrant pictures and very unique perspectives. At that time, I had already placed a deposit with another photographer but I decided to forfeit that money and go with David as I found him more spontaneous and fun-loving. Most importantly, it was his ability to capture fleeting moments and his eye for details which made me very certain that he was the right one for our wedding. His pictures are distinctively different from the others as the colours are really bright and vibrant which really suited our taste and style. David is also very easy to get along and at the end of the day, he's more like a friend than just a photographer. He went above and beyond his job as a photographer and would always come early and late till the last guest was gone. My wedding was held over 3 days and he was very consistent with his service. If you are looking for someone who is non-posy and captures real moment, David's the guy to go! Have fun!
Leon + Ruth (2014). Original testimonial on The Wedding Scoop
Am super grateful to David for having taken our lovely pre-wedding and actual day wedding pictures. Aside from having a great photography style, he was such a pleasure to work with throughout our wedding preps.
We were looking for a pre-wed photo shoot that could be uniquely ours, and David took the time to really understand our story and provided us with great advice on how we could translate this into unique visuals. We found him very accommodating and he would often explore and find solutions to meet our requests. He was also very responsive and followed through on any outstanding issues and loose ends.
We liked that David is sincere and honest, and was also upfront and clear about his rates. We're glad to have found such a talented photographer, who also went beyond to provide us with absolutely great service! Certainly someone I would recommend! :)
What drew us initially to work with David was his tagline of being "a moments photographer" and how, looking through his photos, this was borne out by his candid capture of people's expressions and actions. exactly what we were looking for as we did not want the typical posed shots which I could have asked anyone else to take. David definitely delivered what we wanted and more! we felt comfortable with him the first time we met and he was very helpful in suggesting/reminding about certain aspects of the wedding to this clueless couple :) more than pure skills, he was just really sincere about wanting to capture every great moment of the day for the couple. and that is the best you could ask for from your photographer.
Thanks for the photos, they were really beautiful and it captured us exactly the way we wanted.
Despite our short moment of panicking (it was storming just hours before the shoot), it'd really turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the photos really turned out really ethereal and rustic. Just what I was looking for.
Also many thanks for being so flexible and accommodating, it was really much appreciated and it definitely made the pre-wedding shoot much easier for us.
Thanks again for the great experience! :D
What first attracted me to David's photos were the vibrant colors and how he manages to capture 'that moment'. I was very impressed by his ability to time the shots and how you know by looking at the picture what the focus is.
On our first meeting with David, he came across as an easy going guy who is accommodating to this client's needs and requests. He also takes the initiative to find out more about certain customs/traditions to ensure he captures the most significant parts of the event.
So far, all I've heard from friends and family are the rave reviews of David's photos and I think these comments are just a testament to David's skill as a photographer.
David was wonderful. He really took the initiative to meet up with us several times to understand the logistics and lighting conditions of the venue, as well as the kind of pictures we wanted on that day. He came up with interesting ideas for our shoot, even going to the extent of renting an underwater camera! What touched us the most though, was the sincerity he showed in capturing every moment of our wedding by staying back on both days till all the guests had left. He was prompt in processing the photos and we were floored by the sheer number of great photos he took! David is a true gem and we feel very lucky to have worked with him (:
David was really professional in his work and what really impressed us is his ability to capture people's expressions and candid moments very well in his photos. It was a joy just looking through the photos he shot and we're glad those important moments were caught by him. It also feels good to work with David as he's quite responsive and flexible which makes it easy and reassuring for us as the wedding couple. Thanks David for the wonderful photos!
What was most notable about David's work for us was his ability to anticipate and capture the most endearing moments of our love ones. During times that we had to keep up with the plans and activities for the day, David was working efficiently at the background.
There was never a instance where we had to worry. In fact we found comfort with his experiences and what he envisioned the shots would look like.
The end results were accurate and precious. The photos will speak for themselves.
Thank you David, we cant thank you enough for your wonder gift.
It was a great and enjoyable experience working with David. Besides being skilled in photography, David is also able to handle the customer very well, making them feel comfortable and confident. As a videographer, I could also feel his willingness to work together as a team to bring the best to the couple.
Royston (2013), Videographer for Benson and Magadalene
We had the honour of working with David to capture the amazing memories for our big day.
When we first met David, he was relatively unknown in the crazy world of wedding photography in Singapore. However, we somehow hit it off in the first instance and he was incredibly reassuring! Opting to go with our gut instinct and a leap of faith, we decided to hire David as our wedding photographer.
Working with David was even more seamless - he showed up at rehearsals, and our insane event set-up to familiarize himself with the venue and get the lighting spot on. On the day itself, he went the extra mile and literally stayed with us the whole day to make sure we captured every single valuable moment. We really appreciated being able to see to all of the details of our wedding - from the set-up to the entertaining of guests and more! Not for one second did we have to worry about documenting the beautiful memories and laughs we shared with our family and friends. Having a good wedding photographer is having someone you can trust with your big day, and someone who sees each precious moment as it is. We had that with David and would highly recommend to anyone!
David was able to capture hidden moments during my wedding which was exactly what I asked for. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who wants their memories captured. He made me feel comfortable and only gave directions when necessary, which made the experience authentic and natural.
Tian Hong and Adela (2013)
Dear David! Thank you for photographing our wedding. The pictures are great! Alvin and I are very pleased with your service and excellence.
David is a genuine person who finds out more about our preferred style before the shoot. He's really patient when meeting up with us to understand us better. He has a professional work ethic and is very passionate about the photography. Most of all David is so talentic in his artistic shots, and managed to capture the small details that I need to remember from my wedding (which my videographer totally missed out on). Alvin and I were very impressed with his beautiful pictures and wonderful emotions he captured for us to remember for life. Anyone considering David for photography would not be dissapointed.
Alvin and Shirryn (2012). Letter also posted on WPJA
You're planning a wedding, you've got a thousand, no, a million and one things on your mind - the proceedings, the venue, the food choices, the guest list, the new house, the family who all want a say in how your wedding should be, the in-laws, the clothes, the colour theme (!), the music, the gifts, the MONEY... It's a constant effort trying to make decisions and communicating them to your family and all the different vendors, but David takes such a load off your mind.
Professional, responsible, quick, responsive and proactive, David made working with him a breeze. We had David work with us on our actual day photography as our second photographer. He initiated meetings, asked to attend rehearsals (which our main photog never did), volunteered to help with our childhood photo montage when he saw how overwhelmed we were... On the actual day he was discreet, on the ball, and had no problems working with our main photog. We left the stylistic choices to him, and he didn't disappoint. David ended up taking great photos we were proud to show off on FB, and catching the little moments that we love looking at again and again. We got the photos really fast too.
With David, you can rest assured that you've got a skilled and passionate photographer who listens to your needs, is looking out for your interests and will give you good value for money. We would definitely recommend him for a worry-free experience.
Marn Chi and Min Zhi (2012). Letter also posted on WPJA