Engagement session with Drew and Jennifer at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.
San Francisco (Bay Area), Los Angeles and Ventura Wedding Photographer
My name is Dave Donovan and I’m a San Francisco (Bay Area) and Los Angeles wedding photographer. My style for weddings combines contemporary photojournalism and portraits where I capture the story of your wedding day. The great thing about weddings is that everyone is happy (usually) and having a wonderful time together with family and friends. And I get to capture that emotion and love that you share with family and friends with creativity and passion. The father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier Bresson called these moments “decisive moments” that are fleeting, elusive and sometimes hidden. That’s what I love capturing while also capturing the essence of who you are on your wedding day.
I’m not about internet hype or photoshop manipulation to make my photographs look good. Yes, I do light retouching, but feel that most of today’s wedding images are over photoshopped. I also do posing for the formal photos, but I like to have fun and I’m not going to over pose you into someone that you aren’t.
I believe in working hard, really hard for you. And I believe in providing consistently amazing images every wedding I shoot (please take a look at my blog for my recent and consistent work).
Your wedding is about your love, your emotion, your essence, your decisive moments, your family and your friends. It’s about your story. And I love capturing it all for you.
Wedding Photographers in San Francisco and Bay Area
Serving San Francisco, South San Francisco, Daly City, Pacifica, San Ramon, Millbrae, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay, Belmont, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Freemont, Hayward, San Leandro, Pleasanton, Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, Danville, Livermore, Dublin, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Moraga, Antioch, Vallejo, Napa, Martinez, Richmond, Benicia, Sausalito, Muir Beach, Mill Valley, Stinson Beach, San Rafael, San Pablo, El Cerrito, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Imola, Sonoma, Sacramento, Folsom, etc.
Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles
Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Westwood, Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Pasadena, Long Beach, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Burbank, Granada Hills, Reseda, North Hollywood, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Glendale, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Malibu.
Wedding Photographers in Ventura:
Serving Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Moorpark, Hidden Valley, Camarillo, Oxnard, Ojai, Mira Monte, Filmore, Lake Caustic, Lake Casitas, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Point Magu State Park.
I also have experience with destination weddings. I’ve photographed weddings in Indonesia, Mexico, Arizona, Las Vegas and other popular wedding destinations. I’m very comfortable with traveling to cover your wedding.
I (Dave Donovan Photography) have a Triple 5 Star Rating!!!
I have a 5 Star rating from Facebook, Yelp and Wedding Wire. I don’t say this to impress you. But I do say this to impress upon you that I’m in business to create raving fans and nothing less. And I’m very proud of my reviews because they indicate a level of expertise and commitment not attained by most wedding photographers. Here is what a client had to say earlier this year on Facebook:
"We are very grateful and so lucky to have Dave Donovan as our photographer for our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. He is not only talented and professional, he is kind, warm and calm made our wedding day so much easier! Also he is really good with children! We love all pictures he took for us and he is our life time photographer!!! Anyone who is looking for photographer for your special event, Dave is the one!!"
Pricing and Information
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