Hello and welcome! I am delighted that you have taken the time to look at my work, and that you are considering booking me for your wedding. I can't wait to get to know you and learn more about your big day. For now, though, I want to start out by sharing a little bit about me and my wedding photography. Take a look at this welcome guide, and then once you have looked it over, let's chat!

I am an experienced and professional photographer based here in the Algarve, with many weddings under my camera belt. My manner has been described as professional, yet calm and relaxed. I work well under pressure and not much fazes me at all - probably because of my 30+ years' experience working as a Police Officer in the UK before I moved out here to the Algarve to live and work.

CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. I believe that you should choose a photographer that you feel a deep connection with, and whose style of images truly resonates with you.

If you choose to work with me, I promise that not only will you love your images - but you will also have an enjoyable and relaxed time throughout your entire wedding day. I will document your day in an authentic and unobtrusive way; and bring my creative experience, style and knowledge to your wedding day, to deliver images that you will treasure.

MY STYLE

I am incredibly passionate about wedding photography, and my goal is to capture beautiful and natural pictures of your special day.

My aim is to take a mixture of both candid and also photo-journalistic images, combined with more traditional style shots if required; to create an elegant collection of digital images that capture all of the unique and special moments of your day.

I live and work here in the Algarve and I am proud to call this stunning place 'home'. I know the back streets, hidden coves and beaches, and where the best places and times are to capture the golden light this wonderful place is famous for. If you are planning your wedding in the Algarve - you are in safe hands.

I welcome same-sex couples, small intimate weddings, blessings and elopements, and unusual locations or ceremonies.

portrait session

I love to meet and work with you before your big day. Having a portrait or engagement session before the wedding will help you to get to know me and learn about my relaxed style of posing and shooting.

I can offer you a 1 hour portrait session, which could be on a beach at sunset, in a traditional village setting, in the grounds of your hotel or villa, or wherever is convenient and suitable for a romantic portrait shoot here in the Algarve. If you select Package 3 or 4 from my Wedding Package options listed below your 1 Hour portrait session is included in the price. For other options please contact me.

CONSULTATION

I like to schedule a consultation with you to talk about your special day; ask you what you want me to cover and include, and ensure that you are happy with everything that is planned in advance of the day. This will allow me to be as professional and unobtrusive as I can be on your wedding day.

Whether you have booked a wedding planner or you are arranging everything yourselves, I will be there for you, and can help you to arrange things to ensure that your photographs are given the time and attention that they deserve. Please note that even if you have engaged a wedding planner, I will still want to meet with you or talk to you before the day. I am happy to work alongside planners of course, but your contract will be directly with me and I will be there engaged as your professional photographer.

Whether it is a phone call, Skype or WhatsApp call, or better still meeting in person over a coffee - I am happy to be in touch with you, and I will always be available to respond to any questions you may have.

Pricing & Options

Package 1


Ceremony Coverage Only

450 Euros

Package 2


Ceremony Coverage and
Portraits on the day

575 Euros

Package 3


Pre-Wedding Coverage,
Ceremony and Portraits

695 Euros

package 4

All Day Coverage - Two Photographers

P.O.A


any questions?

Think that I might be the perfect photographer for you - but you have a few more questions that you would like to ask me about? No problem, I would love to hear from you to discuss your wedding.

I am always happy to chat informally with your first about your big day with no obligation at all. This is also a great way to connect and see if I will be a good fit for you. Let's get in touch - just contact me or call me.

HOW TO BOOK

A signed contract and 20% deposit is required to confirm your booking.

Please keep in mind that I do limit the number of weddings I accept each year and often book up to 9 - 12 months in advance; so please get in touch with me as soon as possible to ensure that I have your date available. I do also accept late bookings too .. as I like to keep slots free during the year and don't like to 'overbook' myself.

Next steps

Ready to book? Perfect! let me know and I will send over my contract and invoice for your deposit. Once your contract is signed and the deposit has been received, then you will officially be booked in the calendar.

I look forward to talking with you. If you have any questions - or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

dave@davesheldrake.photography

Phone (PT) (+351) 91 284 1203