The Wedding + Elopement Photography of YOUR Dreams!

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, not what other people think it should be.

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.

I want your wedding photos to be a true and authentic representation of the love you + your partner have for each other.

Wedding + Elopement Photography Process and Information

First and foremost, I invite you to check out my page detailing the creative style and approach I apply when photographing weddings + elopements. It will provide helpful information regarding whether or not I’m going to be a good match for you + your partner.

If and when that is done, the process to inquire about choosing DSmithImages Photography as your official wedding photographer begins with a simple contact form. That helps me get some information about you + your partner, your date, the size and scope of your wedding, and all the other important details.

You can use the form just below or visit my contact page to get the process started.

I’ll then send you a customized message as soon as possible with all sorts of helpful information about what I can offer you + your partner on your wedding date.

This information will include multiple pricing options based on the information you sent me. All weddings + elopements are priced by the size and scope of the celebration, but, most importantly, the wants and needs of you + your partner. That’s why it’s incredibly important to send that first message, so I can let you know what I can do for the both of you. All celebrations come with a full day’s coverage, which means no time limit. I do not price by the hour.

All wedding + elopement celebrations are different, and I don’t ever want to have a pre-determined price come between me and interested couples I will give you the best possible price based on those details and will try my best to work with your budget considerations.

If we all feel that this is going to be a perfect fit, we’ll then schedule a consultation over the phone or Zoom. That is where we’ll go over all sorts of creative and specific details regarding your celebration. It’s also a great opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other better.

To book your date, a signed agreement + a retainer of, typically, 1/4 of the package price would be required. The usual payment structure is based on a 120 Day-60 Day-Wedding Day schedule, but custom ones can be established based on your budget and needs.

Once the agreement and retainer are handled, I’ll happily put your date on the calendar and brag about the two of you! We’ll then be in regular communication leading up to your wedding as we talk about more creative ideas, scheduling, and coordination details.

Wedding + Elopement Travel Schedule + Booked Dates

Birmingham, Alabama is home, but I’ll go ANYWHERE in the United States to photograph your celebration.

I know there can be apprehension about choosing an out-of-state photographer, but I can assure you I take every precaution possible to make sure I’m there to document your special day.

On top of that, minimal travel fees are always built into the price you’re quoted, so you don’t get hit with any additional costs.

Please take a look below at the states where I’ve traveled to photograph weddings + elopements, and then take a moment to look at the list of dates and locations where I’m currently booked.

States where I’ve photographed weddings + elopements: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

Before you send your first message, I invite you to check out the dates where I’m already booked. I want to make sure I have your date open!

December 31st, 2023: Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

March 9th, 2024: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

March 23rd, 2024: Norcross, Georgia

May 18th, 2024: Birmingham, Alabama

June 29th, 2024: Anderson, Alabama

August 17th + 18th, 2024: Half Moon Bay, California

October 10th, 2024: Trumansburg, New York

October 19th, 2024: Pennsauken, New Jersey

Wedding + Elopement Photography Package

No matter the size and scope of the wedding, all my couples receive a full day’s worth of authentic and personalized photography coverage. I take all your creative ideas and input into mind as I want to tell the whole story of your day instead of limiting you based on a time limit.

Once the wedding is complete, your photos will be delivered to you in a private password-protected gallery. That is where you’ll be able to download the photos in high-resolution format, which means full print quality with full print rights. They are also going to be delivered in “out-of-the-camera” format, which is just edited for cropping and exposure, along with two different edited color versions and a black-and-white version.

You’ll also receive a print and product credit to spend on physical prints so you can get a jump start on having some great keepsakes from your special day!

All celebrations also receive next-day sneak previews and lighting quick turn-around times on your photos. You are not going to be waiting weeks and months to enjoy your photos. I guarantee that.

I also offer coordination services and assistance for all celebrations. I’ve been photographing weddings + elopements since 2010, and it’s my pleasure to be an extra coordinator for couples.

All travel considerations will be included, so you will be hit with any additional charges. I travel all over the United States, and I’m happy to do so for your celebration.

Pricing for additional options such as engagement sessions, bridal sessions, boudoir sessions, rehearsal dinner coverage, full weekend coverage, wedding albums, and 2nd shooters will be included in the message I send back to you. A lot of times, these can and will be complimentary, but you’ll get a variety of options to help you decide what is best for you + your partner.

Since I believe in telling the full story of the wedding day through still photography and cannot work more than one wedding in a day, I do not offer “by-the-hour pricing” or videography services.

Please inquire directly for a personalized quote based on the date, location, and specifics of your wedding + elopement celebration.

Request a Quote!

Additional Wedding + Elopement Photography Resources

If you still need some additional information to help you make this important decision, I fully understand!

I’d love for you to take a moment and read about my creative style + approach to photographing weddings + elopements. This will give you a great look into

I’ve also included a frequently asked questions section for you to review. Do let me know, though, if you have any questions about things that are not addressed. I’ll be happy to answer them for you.

Do also take a moment to check out the galleries from celebrations I’ve had the pleasure of photographing. This will also help you get a great visualization of what I can do for you + your special someone!

I even have an advice section if you want some detailed info on wedding + elopement photography specifics!


David was an amazing photographer for our small elopement. He captured the beauty of the area and our special moment perfectly. He was professional and very helpful, the experience was a joy and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Kayla + Brady

David is a fantastic photographer and was so easy to work with. We had a small wedding and reception in the SF Bay Area, and we found it hard to find wedding photographers who catered to smaller events and had the flexibility we wanted until we found David. He was extremely communicative during the planning process and, during the event, did a great job handling some of our family members that are less comfortable in front of the camera. The photos he took of us are stunning and he absolutely captured the happiness and energy of the day. We can’t recommend David enough!
Sharon + Alex

David did an amazing job with our small wedding in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The photos are so wonderful the hardest part has been choosing which ones are my favorite for printing. He was so lovely and got the photos back so fast. Cannot recommend him highly enough, and the services he provides for the price cannot be matched.
-Gabrielle + Jackson

David has an incredible ability to make your vision come to life. We eloped on the coast of Maine, and David made it easy to photograph at many different locations. He was very thorough and did not shy away from capturing the absolute best photographs. He is so talented!
-Sarah + Owen

We chose David as our photographer based on his photos he had posted. We loved the rustic, earthy tone to his photos. David did not disappoint. His communication was great, he was professional and he had everything timed out perfectly. To top it all off, his photos were unbelievably beautiful. We were so thankful David was available for our wedding.
-Elizabeth + Jeffrey

“Got married in January 2023 and had David as our photographer. He was so professional, courteous, and helpful throughout the entire process and all of the pictures turned out so much prettier than we could’ve ever imagined! Would recommend David 15/10!!”
-Brooke + Evan

“David was exceptional in more ways than I can express in words. I happened upon a landing page he had made in search of a Salem wedding and lo and behold, I was having a Salem wedding. I fell in love with his photos online and booked him 11 months before my wedding. First and foremost, photography is the most important part of a wedding for myself and my now husband. So we did not take this decision lightly. I am elated to say 3 days after my wedding, it is the best decision we made for the wedding. David was SO communicative over the 11 months, doing random check-ins and holiday outreach. He was excellent at planning our photos ahead of time and on the day of, was the most personable, knowledgeable, and efficient person I’ve ever been around. He is SO caring, and committed, and put me at ease. We spoke about him more after our wedding than anything else!! Dare I say…we might actually miss him!!! Our photos were ready 3 days after the wedding and are literally stunning. We have not even been able to breathe since we got them. Long story short, I’d get married again just to see David, but I recommend anyone looking for a photographer to book him immediately.”
Michelle + Tommy

“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!”
Stephanie + Kyle

“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!”
Alissa + Henry

“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!!”
Kara + Bryant