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DCM Photography

Austin , TX

LOCATION

10704 Lambert Cir
Austin, TX US 78758 (map)

PHONE

512-656-9545

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I "Dave McLaughlin" am a full time Austin based wedding photographer since 2004. I primarily am a documentary photographer preferring to keep posed shots to a minimum. I have a network... Read more
I "Dave McLaughlin" am a full time Austin based wedding photographer since 2004. I primarily am a documentary photographer preferring to keep posed shots to a minimum. I have a network of 2nd photographers that I shoot with both male and female based on my clients preference. I really enjoy shooting weddings and am very proud of my portfolio that has grown over the years. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Amanda
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
When looking for a wedding photographer, we were looking for someone who knows how to capture the feelings and special candid moments of our day. Dave exceeded our expectations in every way.

I don't know how he did it, but Dave managed to capture many split-second moments during our wedding - and just from looking at the photos I feel like I'm back at the wedding all over again. And he captured so much, it is as if he was at 5 places at one time.

He was very easy to work with and humorous throughout the day - I felt like he was on our "team" and I could tell that he genuinely wanted our photos to turn out great. Dave took the time to listen to what kind of photography we were looking for, and he delivered what we wanted and more. It was hard to pick out which photos to send to family because there were so many great shots.

Best of all, Dave has been great about communicating with us. Since we are in Dallas (3 hours away), he was open to having as many calls as we needed, and always responded quickly to our emails.
When looking for a wedding photographer, we were looking for someone who knows how to capture the feelings and special Read more...
When looking for a wedding photographer, we were looking for someone who knows how to capture the feelings and special candid moments of our day. Dave exceeded our expectations in every way.

I don't know how he did it, but Dave managed to capture many split-second moments during our wedding - and just from looking at the photos I feel like I'm back at the wedding all over again. And he captured so much, it is as if he was at 5 places at one time.

He was very easy to work with and humorous throughout the day - I felt like he was on our "team" and I could tell that he genuinely wanted our photos to turn out great. Dave took the time to listen to what kind of photography we were looking for, and he delivered what we wanted and more. It was hard to pick out which photos to send to family because there were so many great shots.

Best of all, Dave has been great about communicating with us. Since we are in Dallas (3 hours away), he was open to having as many calls as we needed, and always responded quickly to our emails. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My now husband was friends with Dave when he lived in Austin and they share the common interest of photography. Just when we started dating, he showed me Dave's website and told me that if we ever get married, this is the guy I want to take photos of our wedding. Considering men don't think or plan about their wedding 6 years in advance, I made note and when the time came, I looked up Dave and indeed he had a great portfolio and we went with him. We both found Dave's prices very reasonable in comparison to similar packages from other photographers.He includes high res images of all the photos he takes as a part of your wedding package (in his basic package) - something very important to consider.

Dave is very easy going, moves along very easily in the chaos of a wedding day and just gets things done. You do not need to tell him anything and everything he needs to know, he will ask for. Dave is amazing at his craft and as with all artists, my policy is to let them do their thing and not to micromanage them and it worked fabulously with Dave. We just had one photographer and I recently received my wedding pictures (well within the 2 weeks he promised) and I noticed shots of us and the family that I do not even know how he took! During the ceremony, I probably noticed him once. He was not one of those photographers that was intrusive and in your way the whole time. And this is saying something since our venue was quite a bit small.
Each of Dave's photos were incredible and there are absolutely no bad pictures. One of my bridesmaids kid ran off with a bouquet in the direction of a building that was torn down and voila, there is a cool shot from Dave. My mom is very sensitive to posing for pictures and Dave finds ways to get beautiful candids of her, my dad with his out of town college buddies - without us telling him. My mom told me she noticed Dave's job and wanted me to thank him specially! I am ecstatic and I highly recommend Dave to Houston brides too!
My now husband was friends with Dave when he lived in Austin and they share the common interest of photography. Just when Read more...
My now husband was friends with Dave when he lived in Austin and they share the common interest of photography. Just when we started dating, he showed me Dave's website and told me that if we ever get married, this is the guy I want to take photos of our wedding. Considering men don't think or plan about their wedding 6 years in advance, I made note and when the time came, I looked up Dave and indeed he had a great portfolio and we went with him. We both found Dave's prices very reasonable in comparison to similar packages from other photographers.He includes high res images of all the photos he takes as a part of your wedding package (in his basic package) - something very important to consider.

Dave is very easy going, moves along very easily in the chaos of a wedding day and just gets things done. You do not need to tell him anything and everything he needs to know, he will ask for. Dave is amazing at his craft and as with all artists, my policy is to let them do their thing and not to micromanage them and it worked fabulously with Dave. We just had one photographer and I recently received my wedding pictures (well within the 2 weeks he promised) and I noticed shots of us and the family that I do not even know how he took! During the ceremony, I probably noticed him once. He was not one of those photographers that was intrusive and in your way the whole time. And this is saying something since our venue was quite a bit small.
Each of Dave's photos were incredible and there are absolutely no bad pictures. One of my bridesmaids kid ran off with a bouquet in the direction of a building that was torn down and voila, there is a cool shot from Dave. My mom is very sensitive to posing for pictures and Dave finds ways to get beautiful candids of her, my dad with his out of town college buddies - without us telling him. My mom told me she noticed Dave's job and wanted me to thank him specially! I am ecstatic and I highly recommend Dave to Houston brides too! Read less
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Larrisa
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow! What an amazing service we received from DCM photography. Dave looked after us from the beginning and definitely listened to what we wanted from our photographs. This was achieved and more. On the day both Dave and Molly were super professional and were able to really capture the mood of the day. When I looked back through the proofs I was overwhelmed by how good a job they had done in capturing our memories so perfectly. I cannot recommend DCM photography enough and I know should I ever need a photographer in the future they will be on the top of my list
Wow! What an amazing service we received from DCM photography. Dave looked after us from the beginning and definitely Read more...
Wow! What an amazing service we received from DCM photography. Dave looked after us from the beginning and definitely listened to what we wanted from our photographs. This was achieved and more. On the day both Dave and Molly were super professional and were able to really capture the mood of the day. When I looked back through the proofs I was overwhelmed by how good a job they had done in capturing our memories so perfectly. I cannot recommend DCM photography enough and I know should I ever need a photographer in the future they will be on the top of my list Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
One of the main things my husband and I wanted the very best of was our photography for my bridal portraits and our wedding day. Let me tell you…… Dave was FANTASTIC!! He met me about 2 weeks before my wedding to do my bridal portraits at the Austin State Capitol. He did a really good job and got some really great angles. The photography at my wedding was breathtaking as well. He was able to meet us at my friend’s house where the bridal party was getting ready which was 20 minutes out of the way from the actual ceremony and reception. The pre-wedding pictures were AMAZING! I had made a list of groups of family I wanted to take snapshots with and he did a really great job at completing that. Dave and his assistant also did a wonderful job at capturing great shots at our reception. Overall, Dave is an exceptional photographer and well worth the money. If you take the time to let him know ahead of time the types of shots you want taken for your special day, he makes every effort to make that happen! He is very well rounded and easy to communicate with in person and through email. I highly recommend DCM PHOTOGRAPHY!
One of the main things my husband and I wanted the very best of was our photography for my bridal portraits and our Read more...
One of the main things my husband and I wanted the very best of was our photography for my bridal portraits and our wedding day. Let me tell you…… Dave was FANTASTIC!! He met me about 2 weeks before my wedding to do my bridal portraits at the Austin State Capitol. He did a really good job and got some really great angles. The photography at my wedding was breathtaking as well. He was able to meet us at my friend’s house where the bridal party was getting ready which was 20 minutes out of the way from the actual ceremony and reception. The pre-wedding pictures were AMAZING! I had made a list of groups of family I wanted to take snapshots with and he did a really great job at completing that. Dave and his assistant also did a wonderful job at capturing great shots at our reception. Overall, Dave is an exceptional photographer and well worth the money. If you take the time to let him know ahead of time the types of shots you want taken for your special day, he makes every effort to make that happen! He is very well rounded and easy to communicate with in person and through email. I highly recommend DCM PHOTOGRAPHY! Read less
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MO2011
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave did a great job with our photo's. We were very happy and our book came out just beautiful. We are very happy with our pictures and our preserved memory of our wedding.
Dave did a great job with our photo's. We were very happy and our book came out just beautiful. We are very happy with our Read more...
Dave did a great job with our photo's. We were very happy and our book came out just beautiful. We are very happy with our pictures and our preserved memory of our wedding. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave was amazing to work with and did an amazing job on my husband's and my wedding pictures! He was super accommodating, professional and made the whole process a fun memory! We got our pictures back super fast, too! I would highly recommend using his for your wedding.
Dave was amazing to work with and did an amazing job on my husband's and my wedding pictures! He was super accommodating, Read more...
Dave was amazing to work with and did an amazing job on my husband's and my wedding pictures! He was super accommodating, professional and made the whole process a fun memory! We got our pictures back super fast, too! I would highly recommend using his for your wedding. Read less
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Loren
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave is very friendly and fit in with the crowd at our wedding..He captured everything and more that we wanted to capture, and he was very affordable!! He was very easy to work with, and very patient with me when I was picking what I wanted in my albums!!
Dave is very friendly and fit in with the crowd at our wedding..He captured everything and more that we wanted to capture, Read more...
Dave is very friendly and fit in with the crowd at our wedding..He captured everything and more that we wanted to capture, and he was very affordable!! He was very easy to work with, and very patient with me when I was picking what I wanted in my albums!! Read less
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Zach
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave is the king of photography here in Austin, TX. He made sure every request was met and was extremely professional every step of the way. He's even been very helpful and patient with our procrastination in making edits to the physical wedding album. All his shots look so great that it's hard to decide which ones to put in the album! Everything has been prompt and he's a blast to work with. We had lots of fun having him at the wedding and working with him. He also does all kinds of photography in case you need anything else in your life to look better too.
Dave is the king of photography here in Austin, TX. He made sure every request was met and was extremely professional Read more...
Dave is the king of photography here in Austin, TX. He made sure every request was met and was extremely professional every step of the way. He's even been very helpful and patient with our procrastination in making edits to the physical wedding album. All his shots look so great that it's hard to decide which ones to put in the album! Everything has been prompt and he's a blast to work with. We had lots of fun having him at the wedding and working with him. He also does all kinds of photography in case you need anything else in your life to look better too. Read less
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Amanda B.
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Dave is an amazing photographer that really knows how to capture the moment. He is extremely gifted in this aspect. The photos he took were just absolutely beautiful. And talk about on time... he got to the church before I did and even helped me hang up my dress! I couldn't be happier with the results.
Dave is an amazing photographer that really knows how to capture the moment. He is extremely gifted in this aspect. The Read more...
Dave is an amazing photographer that really knows how to capture the moment. He is extremely gifted in this aspect. The photos he took were just absolutely beautiful. And talk about on time... he got to the church before I did and even helped me hang up my dress! I couldn't be happier with the results. Read less
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moneypenny
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Dave is an excellent photographer. He is relaxed and unobtrusive, yet very attentive to your requests. He takes a lot of photos so you have a lot to choose from and he really captures all of the action and emotion of the day. I highly recommend him.
Dave is an excellent photographer. He is relaxed and unobtrusive, yet very attentive to your requests. He takes a lot of Read more...
Dave is an excellent photographer. He is relaxed and unobtrusive, yet very attentive to your requests. He takes a lot of photos so you have a lot to choose from and he really captures all of the action and emotion of the day. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Marjan
Wedding:
12/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave is one of the BEST decisions that I made for our wedding! I’m not terribly comfortable posing for millions of pics but Dave is fantastic at getting you relaxed and making it all so much fun! And the pictures themselves are STUNNING. He captures all the typical moments perfectly– first dance, posing with wedding party - as well as lots of really great candid photos. He is great at feeling out your personality and really making the pictures unique to you. Thanks SO much Dave!
Dave is one of the BEST decisions that I made for our wedding! I’m not terribly comfortable posing for millions of pics Read more...
Dave is one of the BEST decisions that I made for our wedding! I’m not terribly comfortable posing for millions of pics but Dave is fantastic at getting you relaxed and making it all so much fun! And the pictures themselves are STUNNING. He captures all the typical moments perfectly– first dance, posing with wedding party - as well as lots of really great candid photos. He is great at feeling out your personality and really making the pictures unique to you. Thanks SO much Dave! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I first saw Dave when I attended a friend's wedding at Vintage Villas in Austin. Normally I wouldn't pay attention to small wedding details, but I was newly engaged, so I was checking out everything...from the linens, to the cake stand, to the event staff. During the ceremony, I paid close attention to the photographer. He wasn't standing in the middle of the aisle getting straight-on pictures of the bride and groom exchanging their vows...he was laying on the ground at the base of the steps getting a unique shot of the back of the bride's gown (but he was staying out of the way, ofcourse)...then he was back behind the gazebo taking a photo through a group of bushes and flowers to get a shot of the bride and groom's face (an angle that no one else could see)...then at the reception, he was standing on top of a chair getting an aerial shot of the bride and groom's first dance....and as the guys SLID IN to the reception hall (like they were sliding in to home plate) for the garter toss, Dave was laying on the ground right next to them taking the most hilarious action shots I've ever seen. I was impressed.....and that wasn't even my wedding.

I immediately asked my friend who her photographer was and I looked him up after her wedding. I had interviewed other photographers but I wasn't impressed with their "normal portfolios". I didn't want my wedding pictures to look like everyone elses. Dave and I met at a coffeeshop and we talked about my style and my expectations, and I didn't even feel like I had to continue talking...he finished my sentances with my exact thoughts, and from then on, my wedding photography was one less thing to worry about. We kept in contact up until the wedding day. He showed up on time (I think he was even early) and immediately began taking pictures.

When we returned from our honeymoon, he had posted a majority of the pictures online for me to see....they were edited, and BEAUTIFUL! He had also made a slideshow and put it to music and he sent me the link so I could share it with my family. A few days later, he had them ALL edited and online for me to see....and then a few short days later, a disk arrived in my mailbox with all of the edited photos. I am so happy with the photos and with the job he did. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone!
I first saw Dave when I attended a friend's wedding at Vintage Villas in Austin. Normally I wouldn't pay attention to Read more...
I first saw Dave when I attended a friend's wedding at Vintage Villas in Austin. Normally I wouldn't pay attention to small wedding details, but I was newly engaged, so I was checking out everything...from the linens, to the cake stand, to the event staff. During the ceremony, I paid close attention to the photographer. He wasn't standing in the middle of the aisle getting straight-on pictures of the bride and groom exchanging their vows...he was laying on the ground at the base of the steps getting a unique shot of the back of the bride's gown (but he was staying out of the way, ofcourse)...then he was back behind the gazebo taking a photo through a group of bushes and flowers to get a shot of the bride and groom's face (an angle that no one else could see)...then at the reception, he was standing on top of a chair getting an aerial shot of the bride and groom's first dance....and as the guys SLID IN to the reception hall (like they were sliding in to home plate) for the garter toss, Dave was laying on the ground right next to them taking the most hilarious action shots I've ever seen. I was impressed.....and that wasn't even my wedding.

I immediately asked my friend who her photographer was and I looked him up after her wedding. I had interviewed other photographers but I wasn't impressed with their "normal portfolios". I didn't want my wedding pictures to look like everyone elses. Dave and I met at a coffeeshop and we talked about my style and my expectations, and I didn't even feel like I had to continue talking...he finished my sentances with my exact thoughts, and from then on, my wedding photography was one less thing to worry about. We kept in contact up until the wedding day. He showed up on time (I think he was even early) and immediately began taking pictures.

When we returned from our honeymoon, he had posted a majority of the pictures online for me to see....they were edited, and BEAUTIFUL! He had also made a slideshow and put it to music and he sent me the link so I could share it with my family. A few days later, he had them ALL edited and online for me to see....and then a few short days later, a disk arrived in my mailbox with all of the edited photos. I am so happy with the photos and with the job he did. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone! Read less
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jncherry
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave is absolutely amazing! Not only is his photography wonderful, his personality makes him a pleasure to work with. His assistant and he were both professional and personable. He made sure to capture every moment with perfect clarity and realism. Dave was extremely flexible and worked hard to give us exactly what we wanted for our wedding. He even came out to the wedding rehearsal to see the sites; he was instrumental in pointing out a photography flaw in our backup plan and we were able to fix it. I think that hiring Dave was the smartest thing we did for our wedding. You get WAY more then you pay for. He was part of what made our wedding perfect...and unforgettable, his photography captured the happiest day of our lives flawlessly.
Dave is absolutely amazing! Not only is his photography wonderful, his personality makes him a pleasure to work with. His Read more...
Dave is absolutely amazing! Not only is his photography wonderful, his personality makes him a pleasure to work with. His assistant and he were both professional and personable. He made sure to capture every moment with perfect clarity and realism. Dave was extremely flexible and worked hard to give us exactly what we wanted for our wedding. He even came out to the wedding rehearsal to see the sites; he was instrumental in pointing out a photography flaw in our backup plan and we were able to fix it. I think that hiring Dave was the smartest thing we did for our wedding. You get WAY more then you pay for. He was part of what made our wedding perfect...and unforgettable, his photography captured the happiest day of our lives flawlessly. Read less
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Rich Y.
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.6/5.0
Dave was impressively discreet during our wedding ceremony; I was also quite surprised to see how many angles he actually got while we were being married! My wife and I were very happy with Dave's work and would recommend him to others.
Dave was impressively discreet during our wedding ceremony; I was also quite surprised to see how many angles he actually Read more...
Dave was impressively discreet during our wedding ceremony; I was also quite surprised to see how many angles he actually got while we were being married! My wife and I were very happy with Dave's work and would recommend him to others. Read less
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mmeckstr
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave Mclaughlin photographed our wedding in September of 2009, and my husband and I could not be happier with his work! Not only did Dave do an incredible job of capturing the beauty and excitement of our wedding, but he was very reliable, easy to get a hold of, and very flexible. We received digital copies of our images well within 2 weeks after our wedding, and he even created a fantastic slideshow with music that we could share with our friends just a few days after the wedding. Plus, Dave even brought Starbucks coffee to me and my wedding party on our wedding day - it doesn't get better than that! :-) Dave provides high-quality work for a reasonable price, and I recommend him to anyone in the Austin area!
Dave Mclaughlin photographed our wedding in September of 2009, and my husband and I could not be happier with his work! Read more...
Dave Mclaughlin photographed our wedding in September of 2009, and my husband and I could not be happier with his work! Not only did Dave do an incredible job of capturing the beauty and excitement of our wedding, but he was very reliable, easy to get a hold of, and very flexible. We received digital copies of our images well within 2 weeks after our wedding, and he even created a fantastic slideshow with music that we could share with our friends just a few days after the wedding. Plus, Dave even brought Starbucks coffee to me and my wedding party on our wedding day - it doesn't get better than that! :-) Dave provides high-quality work for a reasonable price, and I recommend him to anyone in the Austin area! Read less
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kcarr
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave is a pleasure to work with. He is friendly and outgoing and more importantly his pictures are beautiful. He was able to capture the spirit of our wedding so that we can have a physical reminder for years to come.
Dave is a pleasure to work with. He is friendly and outgoing and more importantly his pictures are beautiful. He was able Read more...
Dave is a pleasure to work with. He is friendly and outgoing and more importantly his pictures are beautiful. He was able to capture the spirit of our wedding so that we can have a physical reminder for years to come. Read less
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Linz
Wedding:
4/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Amazing pictures!
Amazing pictures!
Amazing pictures! Read less
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BPestien
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave was so great! I loved having him at our wedding. He was fun and friendly and blended in well, even in the bride's getting ready room. He took SO many pictures and the colors all really popped. Everyone has been surprised by how good the pictures are, since they didn't really even know they were being taken. My husband told me the other night that Dave's photos were worth every penny which is amazing since it took me about to months to finally convince him that we needed a professional. He wanted just get a friend to do it! Gah!
Dave even made a really cool slideshow of our pics. He had all that and our pics posted before we got back from our one week honeymoon!

I think I lucked out and got a better deal than with most photographers.
Dave was so great! I loved having him at our wedding. He was fun and friendly and blended in well, even in the bride's Read more...
Dave was so great! I loved having him at our wedding. He was fun and friendly and blended in well, even in the bride's getting ready room. He took SO many pictures and the colors all really popped. Everyone has been surprised by how good the pictures are, since they didn't really even know they were being taken. My husband told me the other night that Dave's photos were worth every penny which is amazing since it took me about to months to finally convince him that we needed a professional. He wanted just get a friend to do it! Gah!
Dave even made a really cool slideshow of our pics. He had all that and our pics posted before we got back from our one week honeymoon!

I think I lucked out and got a better deal than with most photographers. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I would describe Dave as an exceptional photographer. From the moment I called him he was friendly, easy to work with and professional. He was even kind enough to give us the prices from last year because I contacted him early enough, even though his prices had since increased. On the day of the ceremony Dave arrived early and was also very kind; however, none of this other information really matters if the pictures aren't professionally done. Dave exceeded our expectations, taking right around 2000 photos for a 7 hour session from the ceremony to the reception. He did not stop working the entire time, except when he kindly asked if he could have some food. I simply expected him to grab some, but asking shows that he had the expectation to work the entire time. The photos we recieved were exceptional, and my fiancee has dozens of favorites. She is unable to choose a single "favorite" because there are so many good ones. We are also photographers on the side, and we know what good work looks like; Dave's work is not just good, it is outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting professional photos, with a kind hearted and hard working photographer. In addition, his prices are the most reasonable we have found in the area.
I would describe Dave as an exceptional photographer. From the moment I called him he was friendly, easy to work with and Read more...
I would describe Dave as an exceptional photographer. From the moment I called him he was friendly, easy to work with and professional. He was even kind enough to give us the prices from last year because I contacted him early enough, even though his prices had since increased. On the day of the ceremony Dave arrived early and was also very kind; however, none of this other information really matters if the pictures aren't professionally done. Dave exceeded our expectations, taking right around 2000 photos for a 7 hour session from the ceremony to the reception. He did not stop working the entire time, except when he kindly asked if he could have some food. I simply expected him to grab some, but asking shows that he had the expectation to work the entire time. The photos we recieved were exceptional, and my fiancee has dozens of favorites. She is unable to choose a single "favorite" because there are so many good ones. We are also photographers on the side, and we know what good work looks like; Dave's work is not just good, it is outstanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting professional photos, with a kind hearted and hard working photographer. In addition, his prices are the most reasonable we have found in the area. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave was really great to work with. He understood the style of pictures that we wanted and didn't pressure us into anything that didn't fit our needs. The pictures came out awesome; we gotten so many compliments and many people have said that they are the most beautiful wedding pictures they've ever seen. We also got our pictures back from him incredibly quick, within two weeks of the wedding day.
Dave was really great to work with. He understood the style of pictures that we wanted and didn't pressure us into Read more...
Dave was really great to work with. He understood the style of pictures that we wanted and didn't pressure us into anything that didn't fit our needs. The pictures came out awesome; we gotten so many compliments and many people have said that they are the most beautiful wedding pictures they've ever seen. We also got our pictures back from him incredibly quick, within two weeks of the wedding day. Read less
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kmshaw
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave was amazing! He was the first photographer we interviewed, and after an hour with him we decided not to interview anyone else. He truly went "above and beyond" on the wedding day. He captured the entire event, he seemed to be everywhere at once and didn't miss a single minute of the day. He made us feel very comfortable during the formal shots, and he was very relaxed the whole day. Friends commented on how great Dave was, they appreciated his easy going attitude and humor. In fact, Dave was so involved and so fun, lots of people asked whether he was a family friend and commented how amazing he was! The pictures were online about a week after the wedding and the proof book came within a week or two of the wedding, which was fantastic. We got an amazing value for a low price, very well worth it.
Dave was amazing! He was the first photographer we interviewed, and after an hour with him we decided not to interview Read more...
Dave was amazing! He was the first photographer we interviewed, and after an hour with him we decided not to interview anyone else. He truly went "above and beyond" on the wedding day. He captured the entire event, he seemed to be everywhere at once and didn't miss a single minute of the day. He made us feel very comfortable during the formal shots, and he was very relaxed the whole day. Friends commented on how great Dave was, they appreciated his easy going attitude and humor. In fact, Dave was so involved and so fun, lots of people asked whether he was a family friend and commented how amazing he was! The pictures were online about a week after the wedding and the proof book came within a week or two of the wedding, which was fantastic. We got an amazing value for a low price, very well worth it. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I honestly can not say enough good things about Dave. After interviewing many photographers I instantly knew Dave would be perfect for our wedding. My fiance was/deployed and Dave instantly began to talk with me and assist me with anything wedding-advice related. He always responded to my emails quickly. He was also very flexible by even agreeing to do a wedding that all depended on whether or not the groom was even home! My bridal portraits turned out amazing due to Dave's great ideas. He made me feel completely at ease in front of the camera. Our wedding pictures turned out amazing and he had those to us very quickly! He was also just fun and lightened the mood on the stressful wedding day. After the wedding Dave even took a few "engagement" photos of my husband and I because my husband had been gone for most of the engagement and could not be there to do the usual prewedding photos. Dave is a great photographer-flexible, funny and most important he actually cares about his clients and their special day. You could not ask for a better photographer and we will definitely be using him for future special occasions and I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a wedding photographer!
I honestly can not say enough good things about Dave. After interviewing many photographers I instantly knew Dave would be Read more...
I honestly can not say enough good things about Dave. After interviewing many photographers I instantly knew Dave would be perfect for our wedding. My fiance was/deployed and Dave instantly began to talk with me and assist me with anything wedding-advice related. He always responded to my emails quickly. He was also very flexible by even agreeing to do a wedding that all depended on whether or not the groom was even home! My bridal portraits turned out amazing due to Dave's great ideas. He made me feel completely at ease in front of the camera. Our wedding pictures turned out amazing and he had those to us very quickly! He was also just fun and lightened the mood on the stressful wedding day. After the wedding Dave even took a few "engagement" photos of my husband and I because my husband had been gone for most of the engagement and could not be there to do the usual prewedding photos. Dave is a great photographer-flexible, funny and most important he actually cares about his clients and their special day. You could not ask for a better photographer and we will definitely be using him for future special occasions and I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a wedding photographer! Read less
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mary
Wedding:
12/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave is great. He is extremely friendly, and makes you feel comfortable right away. I feel like that is really important because not everyone feels comfortable with getting their picture taken. At the actual reception he kept things moving so we could get all the pictures in while we still had enough light. when it came to putting the album together, he made that process easy by offering his ideas upfront. And then he let me change the album so that it was exactly what I wanted. The pictures were AWESOME
Dave is great. He is extremely friendly, and makes you feel comfortable right away. I feel like that is really important Read more...
Dave is great. He is extremely friendly, and makes you feel comfortable right away. I feel like that is really important because not everyone feels comfortable with getting their picture taken. At the actual reception he kept things moving so we could get all the pictures in while we still had enough light. when it came to putting the album together, he made that process easy by offering his ideas upfront. And then he let me change the album so that it was exactly what I wanted. The pictures were AWESOME Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
It seems a rarity that one finds someone in the wedding industry that is flexible, calm, and professional at the same time, and this is totally DCM Photography. Seriously, some of the nicest people on the planet, and knowing that the most important thing at our wedding was the memories we would take from it, we only saw one option...hire the best photographer, and with Dave and his crew we got so much more than we expected. They really went above and beyond and it is a comfort to know that when we look back on that day we have brilliant photos that re-tell the story of our wedding to us. Thanks Dave, and to anyone reading this, you should have already called them by know, seriously stop reading and get Dave on your wedding.
It seems a rarity that one finds someone in the wedding industry that is flexible, calm, and professional at the same Read more...
It seems a rarity that one finds someone in the wedding industry that is flexible, calm, and professional at the same time, and this is totally DCM Photography. Seriously, some of the nicest people on the planet, and knowing that the most important thing at our wedding was the memories we would take from it, we only saw one option...hire the best photographer, and with Dave and his crew we got so much more than we expected. They really went above and beyond and it is a comfort to know that when we look back on that day we have brilliant photos that re-tell the story of our wedding to us. Thanks Dave, and to anyone reading this, you should have already called them by know, seriously stop reading and get Dave on your wedding. Read less
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Libby
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave did a FANTASTIC job as the photographer at my wedding. He was easy to work with and the pictures turned out INDREDIBLE!!! He captured every moment perfectly. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Dave did a FANTASTIC job as the photographer at my wedding. He was easy to work with and the pictures turned out Read more...
Dave did a FANTASTIC job as the photographer at my wedding. He was easy to work with and the pictures turned out INDREDIBLE!!! He captured every moment perfectly. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Read less
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mek
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave was awesome- I can't say enough good things about him and the service he provided. So many people commented on what an excellent job he did. My favorite part is that Dave provides a gorgeous photography book, as well as copies for my husband's parents and mine. He is so professional and yet very relaxed, which made the wedding day run smoothly. I highly recommend Dave- you will not be disappointed. I definitely plan to ask for Dave's help again in the future and will refer him to any friends and family needing professional photos taken.
Dave was awesome- I can't say enough good things about him and the service he provided. So many people commented on what Read more...
Dave was awesome- I can't say enough good things about him and the service he provided. So many people commented on what an excellent job he did. My favorite part is that Dave provides a gorgeous photography book, as well as copies for my husband's parents and mine. He is so professional and yet very relaxed, which made the wedding day run smoothly. I highly recommend Dave- you will not be disappointed. I definitely plan to ask for Dave's help again in the future and will refer him to any friends and family needing professional photos taken. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave and his assistant Matt, were AWESOME! They were so much fun and everything turned out so amazing. In fact, so far (we're still waiting on our coffee table book and parent albums) the proof book was WAY more than we expected! Its this gorgeous book that we will keep forever and ever. Dave was so easy to work with, funny and very flexible. We were planning our wedding from out of state and he did everything he could to accomodate us and our schedules. I recommend him and his company 100%! you will not be disappointed!
Katie Greenshield
Dave and his assistant Matt, were AWESOME! They were so much fun and everything turned out so amazing. In fact, so far Read more...
Dave and his assistant Matt, were AWESOME! They were so much fun and everything turned out so amazing. In fact, so far (we're still waiting on our coffee table book and parent albums) the proof book was WAY more than we expected! Its this gorgeous book that we will keep forever and ever. Dave was so easy to work with, funny and very flexible. We were planning our wedding from out of state and he did everything he could to accomodate us and our schedules. I recommend him and his company 100%! you will not be disappointed!
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FutureMizS
Wedding:
10/5/2008
5.0/5.0
I planned my Georgetown wedding from Washington, DC and Dave was the very first vendor my husband and I booked. The very first time we met him, we knew we had found our photographer. His talent is obvious from his website and samples, but his personality is also what made him a wonderful addition to our day. He met me and my sister with a smile when we got back to our venue on the afternoon of the wedding. From that point on, he captured every beautiful moment of the day. He was completely unobtrusive, but we shared lots of laughs. You never felt uncomfortable with him there witnessing the intimate and private moments, and he does a wonderful job of capturing those moments. I will treasure my wedding photos for the rest of my life!! It was the best day of my life, and I am so happy I will always have those memories.
I planned my Georgetown wedding from Washington, DC and Dave was the very first vendor my husband and I booked. The very Read more...
I planned my Georgetown wedding from Washington, DC and Dave was the very first vendor my husband and I booked. The very first time we met him, we knew we had found our photographer. His talent is obvious from his website and samples, but his personality is also what made him a wonderful addition to our day. He met me and my sister with a smile when we got back to our venue on the afternoon of the wedding. From that point on, he captured every beautiful moment of the day. He was completely unobtrusive, but we shared lots of laughs. You never felt uncomfortable with him there witnessing the intimate and private moments, and he does a wonderful job of capturing those moments. I will treasure my wedding photos for the rest of my life!! It was the best day of my life, and I am so happy I will always have those memories. Read less
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cathrine
Wedding:
10/3/2008
5.0/5.0
I cannot say better things about DCM Photography. I was thoroughly impressed by their quality of service and professionalism. My husband I repeatedly find ourselves looking through our pictures and album. DCM captured our day perfectly and provided us with a priceless memory.
I cannot say better things about DCM Photography. I was thoroughly impressed by their quality of service and Read more...
I cannot say better things about DCM Photography. I was thoroughly impressed by their quality of service and professionalism. My husband I repeatedly find ourselves looking through our pictures and album. DCM captured our day perfectly and provided us with a priceless memory. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
I had looked at several photographers and their packages online and found that Dave seemed to have a better price, better packages and, more importantly, better pictures, so I set up a meeting with him. He was willing to meet me halfway between our homes, which saved me about a 20 minute drive, and we had a casual meeting at Starbucks. We ended up talking less about photography and spent more time finding out what my fiance and I were like and how we met, and we found out that we had a lot of things in common with Dave. He was very easy to talk to, very professional and friendly, and I decided right then that he would be our photographer.
We chose our photography package, with which Dave was very flexible in allowing us to change certain things, and he did not try to push a more expensive package. He had many recommendations for the beautiful albums he can provide, but also made sure to listen to what we needed and wanted. We exchanged emails regularly and he frequently asked how the wedding planning was going and also how my fiance and I were doing.
Dave was always on time for our appointments and was prepared for whatever could happen. He came to our rehearsal just to scope out the place and find out where the good shots would be, and everyone had a good time talking to him. He made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera - everyone was acting as if they weren't being photographed, like he wasn't even there. He even got photos of a friend of mine that always covers her face when her picture is being taken! He was great with all of our guests and went right along with whatever happened. Many of the pictures I have from our wedding I don't remember being taken - Dave made sure to capture all the special moments without intruding at all.
Dave went above and beyond what was asked of him and what would be expected of any photographer. He threw in some free extras that we had never asked for, but were much appreciated. And, when he found out that my father would be unable to attend the wedding due to a motorcycle accident, he brought his family's personal video camera for us to capture the moments my father would miss, at no extra charge.
Dave is a wonderful and caring person and a brilliant photographer. I have already recommended him to other couples planning to tie the knot and will certainly ask for Dave's services in any of our own future events!
I had looked at several photographers and their packages online and found that Dave seemed to have a better price, better Read more...
I had looked at several photographers and their packages online and found that Dave seemed to have a better price, better packages and, more importantly, better pictures, so I set up a meeting with him. He was willing to meet me halfway between our homes, which saved me about a 20 minute drive, and we had a casual meeting at Starbucks. We ended up talking less about photography and spent more time finding out what my fiance and I were like and how we met, and we found out that we had a lot of things in common with Dave. He was very easy to talk to, very professional and friendly, and I decided right then that he would be our photographer.
We chose our photography package, with which Dave was very flexible in allowing us to change certain things, and he did not try to push a more expensive package. He had many recommendations for the beautiful albums he can provide, but also made sure to listen to what we needed and wanted. We exchanged emails regularly and he frequently asked how the wedding planning was going and also how my fiance and I were doing.
Dave was always on time for our appointments and was prepared for whatever could happen. He came to our rehearsal just to scope out the place and find out where the good shots would be, and everyone had a good time talking to him. He made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera - everyone was acting as if they weren't being photographed, like he wasn't even there. He even got photos of a friend of mine that always covers her face when her picture is being taken! He was great with all of our guests and went right along with whatever happened. Many of the pictures I have from our wedding I don't remember being taken - Dave made sure to capture all the special moments without intruding at all.
Dave went above and beyond what was asked of him and what would be expected of any photographer. He threw in some free extras that we had never asked for, but were much appreciated. And, when he found out that my father would be unable to attend the wedding due to a motorcycle accident, he brought his family's personal video camera for us to capture the moments my father would miss, at no extra charge.
Dave is a wonderful and caring person and a brilliant photographer. I have already recommended him to other couples planning to tie the knot and will certainly ask for Dave's services in any of our own future events! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave did a wonderful job at our wedding. I love the documentary style of photography, and our wedding album is amazing!

Thanks Dave!

John & Lindsay
Dave did a wonderful job at our wedding. I love the documentary style of photography, and our wedding album is Read more...
Dave did a wonderful job at our wedding. I love the documentary style of photography, and our wedding album is amazing!

Thanks Dave!

John & Lindsay Read less
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austinbride
Wedding:
7/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave McLaughlin from DCM Photography did an outstanding job on our wedding photos!
I honestly cannot say one bad thing about not liking something or not having enough photos. :) Our proof book came and was beautiful despite my expectations for a boring book. It had our photos on the front and back covers, and was so very exciting to see! Dave is great with his cameras and taking the right photos and the right angles and in the right lighting. We had some amazing candid photos that really captured the moment. They were so perfect.
What was especially neat was the video he put together with music and photos almost immediately after the wedding. This was so perfect and emotional - and it was so very wonderful to be able to share that with all our friends and family so soon after the wedding, while it was fresh in all our minds.

Not only are the photos great, but Dave has the perfect photographer personality. He is laid back, calm, but also gives good direction when you need it. He is very receptive to your requests and is SO comfortable to work with! No pressure!

All good wedding photography will be expensive. It was SO worth it to me in the end to have all these beautiful moments captured forever in the best way possible. We included an album and the work and effort put into something like this is definitely worth it!

I highly recommend Dave as your photographer not only for your wedding but any special moments in your life!
Thank you, Dave!
Dave McLaughlin from DCM Photography did an outstanding job on our wedding photos!
I honestly cannot say one bad thing Read more...
Dave McLaughlin from DCM Photography did an outstanding job on our wedding photos!
I honestly cannot say one bad thing about not liking something or not having enough photos. :) Our proof book came and was beautiful despite my expectations for a boring book. It had our photos on the front and back covers, and was so very exciting to see! Dave is great with his cameras and taking the right photos and the right angles and in the right lighting. We had some amazing candid photos that really captured the moment. They were so perfect.
What was especially neat was the video he put together with music and photos almost immediately after the wedding. This was so perfect and emotional - and it was so very wonderful to be able to share that with all our friends and family so soon after the wedding, while it was fresh in all our minds.

Not only are the photos great, but Dave has the perfect photographer personality. He is laid back, calm, but also gives good direction when you need it. He is very receptive to your requests and is SO comfortable to work with! No pressure!

All good wedding photography will be expensive. It was SO worth it to me in the end to have all these beautiful moments captured forever in the best way possible. We included an album and the work and effort put into something like this is definitely worth it!

I highly recommend Dave as your photographer not only for your wedding but any special moments in your life!
Thank you, Dave! Read less
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Renae
Wedding:
3/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave did an AMAZING job shooting our wedding!! He truly captured every detail and all of the emotion throughout our day. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to tell our story:) I have highly recommended his services to many of my friends. Check out his blog, he just keeps getting better and better!
Dave did an AMAZING job shooting our wedding!! He truly captured every detail and all of the emotion throughout our day. Read more...
Dave did an AMAZING job shooting our wedding!! He truly captured every detail and all of the emotion throughout our day. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer to tell our story:) I have highly recommended his services to many of my friends. Check out his blog, he just keeps getting better and better! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/17/2007
4.7/5.0
Exceptional. He was easy to work with, on time, and returned the photographs in timely manner.
Exceptional. He was easy to work with, on time, and returned the photographs in timely manner.
Exceptional. He was easy to work with, on time, and returned the photographs in timely manner. Read less
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alisonkn
Wedding:
8/17/2007
5.0/5.0
We booked Dave just 6 weeks before our wedding. We met beforehand to go over the shots I particularly wanted and he even came to my rehearsal dinner in order to meet the parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen and to see the important people who we'd want lots of pictures of - very smart and included in our photo package. He and another photographer shot our entire wedding, not missing any of the big moments. Dave specializes in candid shots, and our album looks so vibrant and fun - just like our wedding!

Dave has since shot another of my friend's weddings, and her pictures turned out beautifully as well. Check out his blog to see lots of pictures and different layout styles he does for your album.
We booked Dave just 6 weeks before our wedding. We met beforehand to go over the shots I particularly wanted and he even Read more...
We booked Dave just 6 weeks before our wedding. We met beforehand to go over the shots I particularly wanted and he even came to my rehearsal dinner in order to meet the parents, bridesmaids and groomsmen and to see the important people who we'd want lots of pictures of - very smart and included in our photo package. He and another photographer shot our entire wedding, not missing any of the big moments. Dave specializes in candid shots, and our album looks so vibrant and fun - just like our wedding!

Dave has since shot another of my friend's weddings, and her pictures turned out beautifully as well. Check out his blog to see lots of pictures and different layout styles he does for your album. Read less
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