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What do you want your wedding day to be like? How do you want it to go? Where do you want it to take place? How do you want to remember all the precious moments, big and small?

Your wedding day should be whatever you and your partner want it to be. This is your special day, and it should reflect the love you two have for each other.

Remember your wedding can be whatever you want it to be, and I want to be able to help you turn your dreams into reality.

Astoria Oregon Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

 

A rustic Birmingham, Alabama wedding, an elegant Palm Springs, California wedding, a whimsical Pacific Northwest wedding on the Oregon coast, or something in between… I’ve photographed weddings of all shapes and sizes since 2010, and I want to do the same for you!

The weddings I love are intimate micro-celebrations where the couple wants to enjoy the day, be laid back, and let me handle documenting all the moments. These are celebrations where you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying the day with your partner.

Your wedding day is about the two of you, and that is my priority when I photograph a celebration. My focus will be on getting as many photos of the two of you as possible. I love doing first looks and I love doing mini-shoots with couples throughout the wedding day or weekend!

Estes Park Colorado Adventurous Elopement Photography

ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY

 

Going hand in hand with my love of photographing intimate micro-wedding celebrations, I also love getting to photograph adventurous + destination elopement celebrations.

Make your own traditions and don’t worry about having to do what others have done in the past. Forge your own path and make your own memories. Don’t feel bound by traditions. An elopement can be anything you want it to be.

Whether you and your partner are wanting to do an adventurous elopement on the Oregon Coast, the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, a National Park celebration in Wyoming or Montana, an escapade to Palm Springs or Southern California, an intimate gathering in New England, a destination getaway to the Florida Keys, or anywhere else in the United States, I’d love to document all the special moments!

Birmingham Alabama Wedding Photography

WHAT ABOUT LARGE AND TRADITIONAL CELEBRATIONS?

 

If you’re looking for someone to photograph your large-scale wedding celebration, you’re also in the right place! I’d love to document all the special moments and details of your special day.

For large-scale weddings, based on the size of the wedding party and the number of guests attending, I will include a 2nd photographer with all the other great perks you’ll receive.

This will ensure no moment is missed and you have lots and lots of great memories from your wedding day!

I’ve photographed weddings of all shapes and sizes over the years, so don’t hesitate if you’d like me to photograph your big celebration.

Cannon Beach Oregon Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

YOUR TRAVELING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!

 

Birmingham, Alabama is home, but I’ll go ANYWHERE in the United States to photograph your celebration. Travel fees are always built into the price you’re quoted, so you don’t get hit with any additional costs.

I’ve photographed couples in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, and I’m always looking to add more states to the list!

Please refer to the list below for the dates when I’m currently booked. I hope I have yours available!

Wedding + Elopement Travel Schedule + Booked Dates

Estes Park Colorado Yellowstone National Park Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

MY APPROACH IS ALL ABOUT YOU!

 

I want to provide you with dreamy cinematic-style still photography you’ll be able to cherish for a lifetime.

I’ll also make sure you’re not stressed about anything along with being flexible enough to let your special day flow organically and naturally.

Making sure your wedding dreams come true is my top priority!

Now if you’re looking for someone that’s going to be rigid and not able to adapt, then I’m not the right fit for you. I’m also definitely not someone who is going to work off a shot list and take all spontaneity out of the day.

I like to do things a bit differently, and I love working with those who enjoy the same approach.

Alabama Oregon Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

THIS IS YOUR SPECIAL DAY!

 

I love working with couples and friends who don’t want a traditional approach to their wedding + elopement celebration. Something I stress with everyone is that it is YOUR day. Do whatever you’d like on your special day, and do whatever is going to make you happy.

Don’t feel pressured or obligated to do something that isn’t going to reflect your personality and style. I’ll do everything I can to make sure that happens, and I’m not about to tell you otherwise!

I’m also going to do everything I can to make sure the photos reflect who you are. I don’t like cheesy poses, and I don’t like telling people or couples to do something that goes against their personalities. I’m all about photos that are natural and true to self. Those tend to make the most memorable shots!

Portland Oregon Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

THINK OF ME AS AN EXTRA COORDINATOR!

 

Since I want to focus on getting the photos you want and you deserve, I also want to focus on establishing a positive flow of communication from the time you first say hi to the time I tell you your photos are ready.

I’m here to help and assist you in any way, shape, or form. Need help with finding a location? Struggling with design choices? Can’t figure out a timeline? Looking for just a little extra confidence boost? I’ve got your back on all of that and more.

I’ve been photographing celebrations for 10 years now, so I can help with whatever coordination assistance you might need. Let me use my experience to make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Seattle Washington Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

I WANT YOUR CREATIVE INPUT!

 

One of the first things I learned when I started photographing weddings is that every celebration is different. That’s why I’m not stuck to one particular style or way of editing. That’s also why I want to know what visual approach you like.

Do you have a Pinterest board? I’d love to see it! I want to see as many samples as possible because it helps me get a better idea of what you want out of our time together.

With your input, I’ll create images that look like they came right out of a motion picture. Even though I’m only doing still photography, I like my photos to have a cinematic quality to them.

I might tend to lean more towards a dreamy and moody style to achieve that, but, again, I always take your input and preferences into account.

Los Angeles California Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

PRICING PERSONALIZED FOR YOU

 

Since every wedding celebration is different, I like to personalize quotes based on what you want out of your special day. That’s why I don’t list a starting price.

What I prefer is for you to touch base and let me know when and where your celebration will be along with some other important information. I can then work up an affordable and competitive quote that includes everything you’re wanting.

Even if you think I might be out of your budget range, I’d love for you to touch base because I might be able to create a package and quote that fits your budget!

Because I believe in telling the full story of the wedding day, I do not offer “by the hour pricing”.

I also do not offer videography services as I want to focus on providing you with the best still photography service I can provide.

Charleston South Carolina Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

PAYMENT STRUCTURE DETAILS

 

If you choose to book DSmithImages as your official wedding photography provider, I’ll ask that you make a non-refundable retainer payment. Typically, this is 1/4 of your overall package price.

The 2nd 1/4 payment would be due 120 days before the wedding. The 3rd 1/4 payment would be due 60 days before the wedding. The final 1/4 payment would be due the day of the wedding.

The clearly defined payment schedule is to ensure you do not get hit with a big lump sum on the day of the wedding while also having an established anticipated structure. This makes sure there aren’t any miscommunications about when payments are required.

I do also offer retainer + payment structures based around 1/3 and 1/2 of the package price depending on the time between booking and the day of the wedding. When I receive your information, I’ll let you know what options are available.

 

Charleston South Carolina Micro Wedding Elopement Photography

WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE

 

All couples that choose DSmithImages as their official wedding + elopement photographer will receive:

  • A full day’s coverage of their celebration (That means no time limit!)
  • High-resolution images delivered in color + black and white
  • A private password-protected gallery to view, download, and share your photos
  • Full print rights 
  • $100 print + product credit
  • A storybook album
  • Your choice of an engagement, bridal, or boudoir session or full weekend coverage (engagement, bridal, or boudoir session + rehearsal dinner coverage)
  • Coordination assistance
  • No additional travel fees

Please fill out the form below to request your personalized quote!

REQUEST YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY QUOTE!

Please read some kind words from my couples + see some of my featured work!

Grapevine Texas Dallas Fort Worth Wedding Photography

Erinn + Will

David was an amazing photographer for my wedding this June. Right from the get-go, he was very easy to communicate with. He responded quickly and with honest answers to the many questions I asked him. It took me forever to solidify my photographer choice and not once did he pressure me or do anything other than be patient while I made this decision. That was a welcome change from the many other photographers that I was considering during this process. The pictures were beautiful for both my engagement session and wedding. And to get them back so quickly is unheard of! He really works his butt off to get those out so fast He is very much worth the investment. Thank you, David!

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Woodinville Seattle Washington Wedding Photographer

Alissa + Henry

David was so amazing to work with. His communication was very clear and was quick to respond. He was also on time with everything and made sure to stick to a schedule. Where I live is rainy a lot he made sure to take pictures outside when the sun popped through. Everyone that met him at the wedding said how nice he was and I have nothing but good things to say about him. I absolutely love the pictures he took and we got them back fast! I would 100% recommend him to anyone!

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Gulf State Park Orange Beach Alabama Wedding

Kara + Bryant

David did such a wonderful job on our engagement and wedding pictures. He made sure to take the time to capture all the shots we wanted, plus more! He is so quick with getting your photos back to you (I mean unbelievably quick), and his editing style is BEAUTIFUL! If you are stuck between photographers please look no further. David is amazing and I will recommend him to anyone and everyone! You will not be disappointed with his work at all!!

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Summerville Country Club South Carolina Wedding

Mariah + TJ

David took photos for our wedding. He was the best. He made sure everything ran smoothly and sent the photos back fast! I cannot say enough good things about him! I’d hire him for any event!

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Gulf Shores Alabama Wedding Photography

Jeanne + Zach

David went above and beyond for our special day! He made everything seamless and easy! Highly recommended!

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Lauren + Billy | An Alpine, Alabama Wedding at Ridge Pointe

Lauren + Billy

David is absolutely amazing! He is so talented! He was SO much help throughout our wedding process! Definitely book him for your photos!! Thank you tons, David!

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McCalla Alabama Wedding Photography

Courtney + Shelby

David was an incredible wedding photographer. Our photos are stunning. He communicated amazingly throughout the entire process, and was efficient on the wedding day.

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Magnolia Houston Texas Wedding Photography

Dakota + Ryan

David was absolutely amazing! I found him online and he was so personable since the beginning! He was reassuring, funny, excited, and passionate about getting the best shots and making sure everything we needed was taken care of. I truly cannot recommend him enough.

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Woodland Park Colorado Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

Jennifer + Parker

I cannot explain how amazing David is. He captured our wedding beautifully and throughout the whole process was EXTREMELY reliable and his communication skills are what every bride needs. Anytime I had a question I got a call within minutes and he was able to answer all my questions. He made my wedding day so flawless and really kept to a schedule. He made my husband and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera. Words cannot describe how thankful I am for him. He is so amazing and I could not have picked a better photographer! He truly cares about his clients and you would not regret picking him! He will make your day so special.

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New Hampshire Wedding Photography

Megan + John

What an amazing addition to our wedding! David went above and beyond before, during, and after our wedding. He was able to perfectly guide the day and keep us on a schedule without coming across as demanding. He was phenomenal at getting everything we wanted out of our wedding without us even having to ask. He found a way to make it fun and encouraged our theme that made the photoshoots more fun rather than awkward. Lastly, he had our photos done within 48 hours!! Would absolutely book again and even ask him to fly to us for more shoots!

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Onalaska Washington Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

Nichole + Kaleb

We hired David to take our wedding photos and he went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined. David was kind, creative, and very passionate! He answered every question we had and dealt with my crazy dysfunctional family like a pro! My aunt is getting married next year, she fell in love with our photos and booked him for herself!! 10/10 recommend.

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Wisconsin Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

Megan + Tucker

We hired David to do an engagement shoot in Alabama and were so pleased that we booked him to photograph our out-of-state wedding in Wisconsin. His communication is EXCEPTIONAL and he was professional and fun to work with. The value of his photography, we feel, is much more than he charges

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Wyoming Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

Hailey + Ethan

David went quite literally out of his way to make our day even more special. From helping us coordinate things at the wedding to providing excellent photos. He was very experienced and doubled as a wedding coordinator at times. I definitely recommend David to anyone that is an adventurous couple with a destination location as he not only was happy to be at the wedding but without question traveled with us to the trash the dress location. This location was over an hour away and on mountain back roads. I could say more but you should put him to the test yourself! Thank you, David.

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Grandview Washington Wedding Photography

Jess + Darren

David is an amazing photographer. He walked us through every bit of how pictures would be taken. He got our opinion about what we wanted and accommodated all of it. The pictures turned out to be stunning. He was patient and friendly. His prices were so reasonable I would say he doesn’t charge enough. We highly recommend him.

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Charleston South Carolina Wedding Photography

Logan + Kurt

David is an outstanding photographer! Not only was he able to capture every special moment of our wedding, but he also played a huge role in the moments leading up to our ceremony as well. David went above and beyond by being punctual and even tackling coordinating duties that he was not expected to do which made everyone feel comfortable. He got our photos back to us quickly eliminating the typical anticipation that most newlyweds experience. Not only was he able to capture our special day through his camera lens, but he also took the time to put our photos into words in his descriptive blog post. He was able to capture our story not just by photos taken through his camera lens. David was truly one of a kind and we are so thankful for choosing such a talented photographer!

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Alabama Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

Abby + Luke

David Smith is without a doubt, a wonderful person and photographer. He was easy to work with and very quick to respond when I had questions. He’s a hard worker and is very invested in his work and meeting the wants and needs of clients.

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North Carolina Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

Marie + Hendrik

David is a wonderful person and an amazing photographer! We hired David for our January 2021 wedding in NC. Throughout our entire project with David, he was kind, patient, and professional. He gave me and my husband his full attention for the day before and the day of our celebration. All of the photos from our special weekend are fantastic! I could not have asked for a better photographer! I already want to work with him again.

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Wedding Photography Elopement Photography

Meg + Harrison

If you’re looking for a super sweet, super approachable, and super professional photographer who will make you feel comfortable on your wedding day – David is amazing! He was super flexible throughout the day and took on many jobs and roles that were needed. Didn’t have a ride to the first look? David drove me himself. Needed someone to step in and direct people? David’s on it. His photos were super genuine and not posed, which is exactly what we were looking for. He still got the posed shots that we wanted, but he values authentic moments and capturing real emotion. We could not be happier with the photos he took for us!

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Florida Wedding Photography + Elopement Photography

Erika + Nick

David was an amazing photographer, very professional, and easy to work with. He was patient and kind but also commanded the room when he needed to. He was very good at getting all the photos I wanted and then some additional photos I didn't even know I wanted. All the photos were beautiful and were edited and back to me, ready to use very quickly about 2 days after the ceremony. He gave me and my husband his full attention throughout the entire celebration. He learned all my family's names and got to know them individually. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer and a new friend. He truly became part of the family.

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Minnesota Wedding Photography | Aleks + Alex

Aleks + Alex

David did such an amazing job as my photographer at my 10/3/20 wedding. I found him through Facebook because my original photographer canceled, but this was a blessing in disguise. David was so wonderful, he got all the shots that I had asked him to, he is so professional, and the one thing I really like the most was that he took charge of the situation and made sure everything was organized when we were taking pictures with the wedding attendees. It gets so chaotic when everyone is trying to take pictures but David knew how to control the situation. I would 100% recommend David. Thank you for such a great experience.

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