I have been most fortunate to have worked successfully with so many individuals and companies in the Algarve, including all of the following agencies and companies in the last few months:
Here are some recent testimonials from satisfied customers:
"Well where do I start this guy is amazing !!!! One of the most patient people ever.. I made an appointment to have a photo shoot, he met us for coffee first asked me what I had in mind......easy I said they are for a special birthday I HATE having my photo taken and the finished result needs to be a size 12 and look 27 in age. Well he took my friend and I for a walk to different locations and started snapping away, 3 hours later yes 3 hours I cannot believe how relaxed I was in front of the camera...... I waited eagerly for the results to come back..... what fantastic pictures no I wasn't size 12 or 27 but oh my goodness even I thought I looked good and the comments I have received from friends all over the world have been great. If you want a great photo shoot with a top bloke look no further Dave's your man!!!!!!!!!"
Carol Furse, who booked a photo shoot here in the Algarve to celebrate her 70th birthday.
"Hi Dave! Thank you so much for your pictures. Not only we think they are the most beautiful pictures of us we have ever had – they left very warm feelings about Portugal even though the rainy weathers.
Tagged you also on Facebook. Wish you and your wife happy Portugal!"
Kaspar and Karen from Estonia
"I was a little nervous arriving to my shoot in the stunning Algarve but Dave made me feel relaxed straight away. We were shooting with a model for my company Holos Skincare and I was director of proceedings but Dave was on hand to offer respectful advice when necessary. He was so easy going, with no sense of urgency and took stunning images which we're using on our website and across social and print media. To sum it up, we had a great laugh and I'd recommend Dave in a second."
Niamh Hogan the Owner of Holos Skincare, who travelled to the Algarve from Ireland to do a promotional shoot.
"Dear Dave, Thank you for the pix, I have just had a look at them and they are absolutely fabulous – they make the whole evening look amazing, which is a great feat considering that the light was a real challenge. Many thanks for a fantastic job, we will certainly be using you again and recommending you to others. Best wishes and warm thanks, Christina"
Christina Hippisley, General Manager, Portuguese Chamber of Commerce
"The photos have now been put into a book format for my father to enjoy whenever he wants to. If you are in the area you should come and take a look see, everyone has commented on how divine the photographs are and the lighting! You caught it just right. Once again many thanks, Vanessa"
Vanessa - who asked Dave to photograph her father on his 100th Birthday - a real honour.
"Jane and I feel so blessed to have meet each other and to be able to share our lives together. We were really glad that you were there to take pictures for us and to make us feel at home and to bear witness to the authenticity of our union. We wanted to find a spot where we were really held by the beauty of nature, as well as inspired and humbled by the majesty of all that is. We felt all the ingredients came together and the was truly reflected on that day. We looked at the album today for the first time and were moved beyond words, Thank you so much! They came out amazing! They did such a good job in reflecting the various aspects of our relationship that we feel makes it special. The deep commitment to each other. They ability to play and be joyful. The innocence to begin each moment anew in the mirror of each others being. The safety we feel in each others company. Our reverence and awe of nature.
We are so pleased with these and are sure our families will love them. I have a feeling that we will be in Portugal again, and we will be sure to look you up and spend some time with you. Should you ever get to NYC please contact us and we will get together for a great time. You are a kind and thoughtful soul. We are glad that you are living in Portugal and taking pictures all the time and expressing the beauty that is forever all around us, if only we take the time to stop and see it. Keep up the good work, both with your photos and with your humanity. Sending you so much love and so many strong hugs. Rob and Jane"
Rob and Jane married here in Portugal and I was fortunate enough to be able to complete a photo-shoot with them after their special day.