"We find that people respond more naturally to a camera if we get to know them throughout the day. It’s why we put so much energy into this aspect of our work. It also means we get to meet lots of amazing people"
Weddings provide endless opportunities for photography. The way the light changes, the different locations and so many happy people. No two shoots are alike and we love the challenges and opportunities that each one brings. It’s a fantastic job and we love doing it.
We get to work all over the UK but the majority of the weddings we photograph are here in Dorset and we love that. There are rolling hills, miles of coastline with amazing beaches and dramatic cliffs, stunning old churches and modern hotels.
It really is a county made for amazing weddings. It’s a photographers dream and we really are lucky to live and work here.
It's been amazing to meet and photograph so many people over the years. To hang out with them, be a part of their days and have the chance to tell their stories. We love it.
We always feel as if we are saying goodbye to friends at the end of a day’s shoot and we know we wouldn’t get the shots we do if that weren’t the case.
I’m the eternal student. I love learning and continually strive to improve on what I do.
I originally trained as a gamekeeper, working on the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire. I then completed my degree in Fine Art Valuation, and subsequently trained as a whole time firefighter, studying photography at Poole Arts College whilst working for the Fire Service.
I have a passion for music and have played drums for the past thirty years (again, still learning – still having lessons). I also photograph music gigs and festivals, which means I get to travel the county and photograph some great musicians and events.
You can also follow my festival page on Instagram @festivalmayhem.
When I’m not photographing you’ll find me either surfing, cycling or on the beach walking my two Boston terriers whilst collecting driftwood. This has turned into a bit of an obsession – even my loo roll holder is made from driftwood!!!!
After moving to Dorset in 2007, I studied photography at Poole Arts college and started started to build a portfolio to help move into the world of professional photography. In 2009 I joined forces with Seb to create Lewis and Schofield Photography.
As well as a wedding photographer, I have worked as a freelance commercial photographer since 2014. I have a long-standing relationship with GP&J Baker, photographing their products including wallcoverings, furniture and trimmings along with products from their related brands; Threads and Baker Lifestyle, Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils. For more information about this and all of my other photography work please visit Davidlewis.photography
There are many crossovers between wedding and commercial photography, each is invaluable to the other. They both regularly present high-pressure, challenging and technically demanding situations. Above all you need to love meeting and working with new people and it’s this aspect of the job that I enjoy most.
I live with my wife and two daughters in the middle of the Dorset countryside. Often photographing the beautiful landscapes as they change with the seasons.
DL : )