My names Dave. I am a Michigan Native (Michigangster) who somehow found his way into the lively city of Nashville, Tennessee. I know the photo of me seems ridiculously serious, but I am here to tell you that I am quite the opposite! In my spare time, you can find me drinking some hipster coffee drink (and secretly wishing I had an iced caramel macchiato from Starbucks), hiking to some giant waterfall, or eating rice from a local thai place.
I hate Pinterest poses. I'm just gonna be straight up about it. They're uncomfortable and 70% of the time unnatural. When I shoot, my goal is to capture images that portray your relationship as if no one were watching. The fixing the hair, the snuggles, the gentle embraces, and all of that is what I love capturing.
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Rants + Raves
From our initial meeting at a casual coffee shop, to the final moments when capturing our rainy wedding day, Dave has been an honest, patient, genuine, and truly amazing artist. Neither my husband nor I have ever been comfortable in front of the camera. We’re awkward people. However, Dave knew exactly how to spark natural conversation and scout beautiful locations instantaneously. We warned Dave before beginning our engagement session that we wouldn’t be an easy couple to shoot. Over the course of the next two hours, he proved us so wrong. The photographs were STUNNING. We felt at ease and comfortable during the entire session. Even a horrible muddy fall, Dave was a trooper with a camera and a mission. Although our wedding was a two-hour drive through rural Alabama, Dave didn’t blink an eye when we informed him of our destination location. He arrived early that morning, and made sure to capture the standard shots along with the candid moments throughout the day. Prior to the torrential storm that was our wedding day, Dave persevered through the weather and made sure we took plenty of photos utilizing the state park’s natural beauty. When the chaos finally ensued, Dave made the best of the stormy weather for some spontaneous, Pinterest-worthy couple shots underneath a battered umbrella on the marina. I, personally, could not be happier with our wedding photographs. They are expressive, they are unique to my husband and I, and they capture the very essence of my vintage, bohemian wedding. Dave walked with us every step of the way, and made sure we were comfortable with each set of photographs he instrumented. Also, he’s pretty funny. We could not be more grateful, and highly recommend his artistry.
-Mattie + Reece