My name is John David, but you can call me JD. My style of photography is a blend of the simple, elegant and fun-- less rigid and more natural. I strive not only for great photos but also to capture my clients for who they really are.
A little about me....
I am a philosopher at heart, but some of the simple things in life that I enjoy are:
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Joanie Thomas · Married on 12/08/2018
Blown away by JD's work. He shot my wedding at Barr Mansion in December '18 and we could not be happier with the photos he sent us. I love his editing style and portraits. He shoots at Barr Mansion frequently and not one wedding I've seen from him looks the same. He is creative and inspired and truly seems to enjoy creating beautiful moments with his camera. But his photos speak for themselves. Working with JD himself was really amazing.Sent on 01/08/2019
I am camera shy and prefer not to be in photos so I thought I'd be uncomfortable all day. Unless you are taking portraits with JD, you have NO idea he is around. He somehow remains behind the scenes and manages to capture every special moment. Seeing JD's beautiful portraits made me think all the weddings he'd shot were of professional models, but learned that the photos are a direct result of his clear direction. He calls out practically every pose so you feel natural and comfortable in front of the camera.
When we took family photos, he made it shockingly painless (and my huge family always gets cranky during photos). He never once made the day about the photos which I'm told happens frequently with wedding photographers.
There was a point in the night when my husband and I wanted to run around and make sure we'd said hello to everyone at our 300-person wedding. JD helped move us along through the crowd and kept us from getting caught talking to anyone for too long -- it was hilarious/SO useful to have a photographer that also acted as a private security guard.
He is also just a genuinely nice person that I am happy to know.
I could go on. But I have hundreds of gorgeous photos to review again and again. Thank you JD for preserving our memories for us in the most spectacular way.
Cassidy · Married on 11/04/2017
JD was the MVP of our wedding - and everyone agreed! He not only was a wonderful photographer, but put me, my family and wedding party at ease. His photos aren't only gorgeous but tell a story. I can't recommend him enough!Sent on 02/07/2018
Kristen · Married on 10/28/2017
The Most Incredible Photographer!
I'm writing this review a little late (almost two years late to be exact - ahem!), but still, better late than never!Sent on 06/02/2019
I'd known of J.D. since he did my sister's wedding in Dallas back in 2015. And after seeing what an amazing job he did, I knew I had to get him for our wedding.
I live in Los Angeles, but even so, he made the process so easy. And let me say - there aren't enough words to describe what a truly incredibly job J.D. does.
For starters, he stayed way longer than we booked him for just so he could make sure to capture every single special moment. Everyone at the wedding loved him, and he's so nice and sweet - who wouldn't!
Then, after the wedding, he got us our pictures back so quickly - and they were GORGEOUS. So good, in fact, that we were actually featured in Junebug Weddings because of it! https://junebugweddings.com/wedding-blog/this-diy-smogshoppe-wedding-gives-a-subtle-nod-to-wes-anderson/
If you want the best of the best, look no further than J.D. Swiger. Not only will you come out of the experience with amazing photos, but you'll also come out of it with a lifelong friend.
We love you, J.D.! Thank you for your hard work and for always being so special!