David and Vinh are fantastic! Since I did most of the wedding planning, the hubby did all the reviewing! Read his comments below:
David and his partner Vinh clearly know what they’re doing. They both wear Bat-belts and cool harness vests hold...
ing cameras, lenses, flashes, umbrella-shaped light focusing tools, and so on. They know about sunlight and angles and what type of light will flatter us, what time of day to be where, etc. From a technical standpoint, they immediately set themselves apart from the 96 wedding guests walking around with their phones out, ready to take photos.
The pictures came out crazy good, like magazine quality, like the best we’ve ever looked, like we want to blow these photos up and hang them above the mantle, like that good!
However, their cool tools are probably the same as everyone else who does this. And the quality photos were only apparent after our wedding day.
So… how did we know we loved them before we got the photos?
David took over an hour to talk to the two of us about our wants and needs before we’d even chosen him.
Vinh helped me tie my tie in a cool new way I’d never seen before.
David had an endless amount of cool, silly, flattering poses for us and our guests
When I was nervous and flustered before the wedding even began, Vinh chit chatted with me about Jess (wife), how we met, what we were like as a couple, etc. I thought he was just being polite because he could see I was nervous, but, after working with him, I think he likes to get to know the couples in order to take more authentic photos.
David and Vinh both are masters at candid photos, but are also so fun and silly, that the posed photos feel natural.
The two of them made us laugh so hard, we didn’t need to try and smile for our photos.
Halfway through the wedding, we took a break to do a beach (cliff) photo shoot. It was freezing and windy and Jess and I wanted to be eating or dancing with our friends. That said, because of David and Vinh, the shoot ended up being one of the best parts of our entire wedding!
On the way back from the photo shoot, David caught the sight of an amazing sunset view and pulled over immediately, encouraging to walk through a random meadow in our wedding clothes. The pictures were amazing!! And we got a true sense of David’s artistic eye and his commitment to going above and beyond for our special day.
When we renew our vows 50 years from now, we’ll only accept 80-year-old David and Vinh as our photographers!