Capturing all those little moments as the day unfolds is what makes your wedding photography special and what tells the story of your wedding day. My style of photography is a careful mix of reportage, traditional and candid. I aim to be as non intrusive as I possibly can, I try to just be there, watch what happens and capture every little detail as it occurs.

Having said that, I am also very experienced at bringing your guests together for the all important family group photographs. There is so much thought that goes in to your wedding day, the decisions, the details and most importantly the people and of course you. All of this captured as it happens on the day, a memory for you to have for years to come. Providing a professional service that rolls with the day rather than imposing on it.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Affordable Wedding Photography

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • SWPP

Serviced Areas

  • Essex

Payment Options

  • Debit Cards, MasterCard, PayPal, VISA, All Major Credit Cards, PayPal

Contact Details

  City Wickford
  Postcode SS11 7LD
  Address 20 Richmond Road
  Phone Number 012 6845 8691

Products & Services



David has developed his skills over the last 25 years working at a high level of wedding photography with the ability to put people totally at ease in front of the camera, which often means working very quickly under pressure.

David approaches every wedding big or small with the same enthusiasm and dedication in photographing the day without being intrusive or imposing.

Never walking away from a wedding until he's given his couples the very best he can knowing in his mind that he has created photographs that are individual to each bride and groom.



If you've planned a party and need the event covered by a professional photographer then this is the service for you.
Childrens Parties
Christmas Parties
Birthday Parties
Christening Parties
Digital Editing & Retouching of all your images
Colour Photographs
Personalised DVD of your photographs
Copyright Licence for printing
Fully Inclusive Price

  • I would recommend this business

Wow what fantastic pictures. I am overwhelmed and you were so good on the day and made us feel at ease

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Customer Testimonials

David captured our wedding in February 2016 beautifully. We couldn't have asked for more. He made everyone feel at ease and provided an amazing service. I loved the black and white and natural photos especially. I now wish I had booked him for the whole day. I highly recommend David, very professional and great rates.

I could not be happier with the photos from David West Photography from our wedding on 17th October at Wivenhoe House.
When we had our first appointment with David he came to our house and showed us some of his fantastic work, we then went through what sort of photography we wanted for our wedding and I can honestly say we got exactly what we asked for and more.
Davids work is excellent and you can certainly see that he has plenty of experience in his field.
The DVD we received was great, what a wonderful keep sake. We also received an email from David prior to receiving our DVD with a link to log into his website so we could view our photos whilst waiting for the DVD to arrive. We only waited around 4 weeks for our photos which was alot sooner than I had imagined.
All in all what a fantastic service we received, and I would certainly recommend David for any event.

BRILLIANT! A huge thank-you to David for all his effort and hard-work on our special day. At the ceremony and reception we barely knew he was even there (in a good way).
David clearly has a wealth of knowledge and experience and knew just how to get the best of every photo.
The on-line album was a great opportunity to view our photos before the DVD's arrived in the post, which was far sooner than expected! The quality of the photos and presentation were great, two great photos on the cover of the DVD was a lovely, personal touch!
Effects on some of the photos added a really nice dynamic whilst viewing and David has clearly put in time and effort to make them special.

I would recommend David West to anyone without hesitation, nor would I hesitate in using his services in the future!

David was our photographer for our wedding on the 13th of June. I must say that his prices are very competitive and was the cheapest we found via a friends recommendation. We had David take photos from the bridal party preparations at the hotel all the way through to our first dance in the evening. We was delighted when they arrived and had over 600 photos taken all on a disc in a HD format to print and also same again for photo sharing apps like Facebook. He captured our day and evening so beautifully with varied shots of natural and posed. As we went through them it brought the wonderful memories of our special day back again as we relived it all over again. David was very originised and made sure we got all of the key family photos without needing to prompt him which shows his experience and professionalism. I would highly recommend David to any one needing a quality photographer at an affordable price. Very efficient service with fantastic photos, spot on !

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Our Queensberry Premium Boxes are made with a beautiful split-lid design, making them the perfect finishing touch for up to 25 matted prints. Each Premium Box is fastened with a hidden magnetic catch, and has a narrow white ribbed ribbon to help lift the prints out easily. Available in four depths (10, 15, 20 or 25) matted Lustre prints. The quality of printing is stunning. You can upgrade to have your prints printed on either Metallic, Fine Art or Fine Art Museum Quality paper for additional cost.

Thank you for your interest in David West's Baby Photography. I'm looking forward to capturing some beautiful images of your new baby. The newborn photo shoot is best suited for babies between 5-14 days old. We recommend you book your newborn photo shoot around the 20th week scan to ensure availability. If your baby has already been born please contact us as soon as possible.

My portrait sessions are held at my studio in Wickford Essex - Just one hour from London. Please feel free to look around my website and discover about the photographs I create. My work gives me implausible fulfilment and I love to create bespoke art that you can display with pride in your home. Please get in touch with me directly if you have any questions or to book your portrait session. Choose up to 20 of your favorite photos from your portrait session and have them supplied in one of these beautifully soft faux-leather luxurious folio boxes.

I would love to hear from you so that we can discuss exactly what you wish for from your wedding photography. I aim to make your wedding experience relaxing and complete by capturing all the defining moments of your big day and the very essence of your wedding. I can achieve this by being as unobtrusively as possible with both candid moments being captured as they happen and beautiful posed photographs that you will treasure for the rest of your life. My coverage can include those last precious moments at the Bride's home, the emotion and excitement of the ceremony, the speeches and finishes with capturing special images of the first dance.

My passion for exceptional Property Photography, knowledge and understanding of the industry has meant that I have become a popular choice for estate agents. I pride myself on my flexibility and willingness to suit your needs. Whether it's just one exterior photograph or a full day photo-shoot of a hotel, you can be assured of a professional service. This service is ideal for Estate agents, Architects and Interior designers that simply want that professional touch. We can also supply estate agents with a sketch of rooms fully dimensioned using laser measuring equipment.

Although I seem to be extremely lucky with the weather sometimes it does rain. On these occasions I am happy to continue to shoot in the rain if you are but normally, I would search for a sheltered area or locate an area in doors or even wait for a break in the weather. To be honest it actually makes it that little bit more difficult to shoot, especially when shooting reportage photography as less happens on your day, I also bring exactly the same equipment and give the same level of effort and commitment as any other wedding I photograph.