I can remember looking through family photo albums as a kid and being amazed at the stories that I saw on the pages. It was a window into a world where my parents, aunts, and uncles were all children, my grandparents were just starting out with their new families, and my brother and I weren't even a thought yet. The idea that your children will one day open a gorgeous leather bound album to see into story of the day their parents were married, fills me with so much emotion. I am absolutely honored to tell your story.
~ H. L. MENCKEN
More so than just shooting photography, I love capturing moments in life. Moments that are authentic and real. Images that when looked at years later, are relived with all the emotion and feeling that was felt when it first happened.
Living in San Diego, but traveling to wherever my camera takes me. My mornings include a healthy dose of coffee and time spent with my wife. My afternoons are filled with surfing, skydiving, motorcycle riding, shooting tons of photography, and a continual drive to find new adventures and experiences. Evenings are most appreciated cooking dinner for friends, opening a bottle of red wine, and spending time living and loving on the people around me. My family is everything to me, and I would not be the man I am today without them. Traveling is a passion of mine and if there’s an opportunity to go, I’ll be on the next plane, train, or bus! Life is so amazing and new adventures are just waiting for us to go out and find them!
Your wedding day is incredibly important to me and I’m definitely the guy that you’ll catch behind the camera with a tear in his eye. Can’t help it, I’ll meet you, we’ll hang out, and I’ll feel like it’s two of my friends up there getting married!
I love what I do! If there’s a camera in my hand, there’s probably a smile on my face.
Me and my beautiful wife Morgan
"We don't know where to start when it comes to thanking you for all of your time and prep, making it to our Mammoth wedding, and capturing everything that you did. I cannot believe the moments that you captured! Thank you so incredibly much David! We love you! PS- My friends all want to book you!"
"Can I just say that we are OBSESSED with the photos! I mean they are perfect in every way! You did an insane job and we couldn't be happier. I pretty much have been spending every second of the day going through them over and over just mesmerized by how incredible they are. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Thanks again and again and again! AHHH!"
"It's hard for me to put into words just how good you are! Honestly, the emotions you captured take my breath away. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you so much for capturing every detail, stolen glance, enormous smile and proclaimed dance move. Your photos of our day are a true representation of how we felt in those moments and will be something we will cherish forever. Thank you so much!"
"David freaking Manning! I am so so so happy to have had you photographing and partying our special day away! I wouldn't have it any other way! You are an awesome friend and crazy talented photographer and I love the beautiful moments you captured!"
"Thank you for all of your work and effort to make our wedding day so special! You are truly an artist! You were simply amazing throughout every moment. Thank you so much for capturing the day so perfectly. We can't wait to display the memories in our new home!"