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David Lai Photographer

San Francisco, CA View map
5.0 out of 5 rating
8 reviews
$6,995 Most Popular Price

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$6,995 Most Popular Price

Home isn’t just a physical place, but rather it’s within my community. They have shaped who I am, and will continue to challenge who I will become. I’m currently based in Seattle, WA but spend a lot of time on the road between the Bay Area, Chicago, and Hawaii.

Since 2008, I’ve had the honor to photograph and witness ceremonies and cultures sharing love all across the US, as well as internationally, from Mexico to India, and Singapore to Spain. My couples have taught me a lot about the world, and more importantly, about love. It’s something I’ve grown to hold dearly throughout the years.

I studied electrical engineering before transitioning to study photography. Cortados and macchiatos are my favorite drinks. Fish tastes better raw. The outdoors refresh and inspire my soul. Arts and youth development are heavy topics of my heart. When I’m not behind a camera, you’ll find me behind the wheel of my car at a local race track.

Des, my better half, is not only my partner, but also my biggest critic. Together since 2009, shooting weddings together since 2011, and happily married since 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$5,495

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Digital Files
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$6,995

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Digital Files
Proofs

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
Multi. Locations
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Prints
Proofs
Thank You Cards
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    Kelly Married on 08/08/2020
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    best decision of wedding planning

    Hiring David and Des for our wedding was probably one of the best wedding planning decisions we made. From the beginning, David not only was organized and responsive, but also paid attention to what was important to us. We felt completely confident that we were in good hands!

    On the day of the wedding, David and Des were wonderful to work with. It was VERY hot (a record 99 degrees!), but somehow their energy never flagged. My husband and I aren't usually particularly comfortable in front of the camera, but they made the whole experience feel natural and easy.

    Finally, we could not be more thrilled with the final product. The photos are not only beautiful--they also capture the feeling of the day. I am especially happy with the beautiful candids of our guests--David and Des are wonderful at capturing small, fleeting moments.

    As a sentimental person, I knew I wanted photos that we'd be happy looking at for years to come. So much goes into planning a wedding, but photos are one of the few parts that lasts beyond the day! I am so grateful that we found David and Des--I really can't imagine having a better experience with any other photographers!
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    Sarah Married on 06/15/2019
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    Speechless

    David & Des are an amazing husband & wife duo. I have the privilege to call them friends. I've admired their work for a while and knowing Des from childhood and, I told my then-fiancé, when we were planning our wedding that they're non-negotiable. David & Des are wonderful people and absolutely put a lot of heart and soul in their work. They make sure that you and your guest look their very best. I love how they're able to capture intimate moments of you and your guest in ways that I haven't seen with other photographers. Honestly, you'll be left speechless when you see your photos and you'll have the goofiest smile on your face as they remind you of that special day.
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    Jamie Married on 05/06/2017
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    David and Des were truly amazing to work with. We came across their portfolio early on in the wedding planning process, and wanted to make sure they were available when we booked our venue so we could definitely work with them! They were fun, kind, thoughtful and sincere and just such a pleasure to work with. They captured moments big and small from our wedding day, and the small moments are the ones that really mean so much - the little smiles and laughs we might not have remembered without their photos. They are such talented artists and their photos are stunning. We can't wait to treasure these photos for years to come. There is not a better wedding photography duo out there you could hire than David and Des.
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David Lai Photographer frequently asked questions

What photography services does David Lai Photographer include in the starting price?

David Lai Photographer includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • High-Res Images
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs

What photography services does David Lai Photographer include in their most popular wedding package?

David Lai Photographer includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • High-Res Images
  • Digital Files
  • Proofs

What photography styles does David Lai Photographer offer?

David Lai Photographer offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism

What photography services does David Lai Photographer offer?

David Lai Photographer offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • High-Res Images
  • Liability Insurance
  • Multi. Locations
  • Second Shooter

What photography materials does David Lai Photographer offer for wedding events?

David Lai Photographer offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Thank You Cards

What percentage of users recommend David Lai Photographer and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

David Lai Photographer is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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