HELLO, I am dave sheldrake.

I am a professional photographer living full time in the Algarve in Portugal. I previously served as a Police Officer for over 30 years in the UK, before moving to live in the Algarve with my artist wife, Alyson.

I have always loved photography since completing my first BTEC course in the UK in the 1980s, and I still relish the fresh challenge that every photo shoot gives me.

I specialise in capturing beautiful and natural pictures. My aim is to take a mixture of both candid and photo-journalistic images and also traditional-style shots. My style has been described as professional, yet calm and relaxed. 

I pride myself on editing every image individually to ensure that you are delighted with your photographs.


Hannah and Scott

Dave, the photos are absolutely stunning!! I can’t even describe how much we love them!! Thank you for capturing our day so perfectly! We just sat down as a family and watched them all play through on a slideshow - we all cried! They brought back all the emotion of the day!! Really thank you so much !! Xx