My philosophy is simple: "purpose and light above all else."

I continually search for timeless moments enveloped in draping light, raw emotion, and nostalgic warmth. In doing so, I create photographs that are honest, yet refined. My work has been described as being "just so" with meticulous planning and forethought for ARTISTIC COMPOSITION.

Made to feel beautiful

— CAROLINE, 2023 Bride

"David captured our day with intention and heartfelt generosity. As a queer couple getting married in the South, we held our breath before vendor bookings, hoping to receive the same kind of enthusiasm and dedication to our day that we’ve seen so many of our straight friends enjoy. But with David, we were held gently, safely, made to feel beautiful and worthy of beholding. We will not soon forget his kindness, and the way he spun even our quietest moments beneath a bright Charleston sky into gilded images we return to again and again."

— KELSEY, 2023 Bride

David is the absolute best photographer! 

David Howell as a Photographer

Love Notes

All of the photos he returned to us were truly stunning!


Full Galleries

Through photography, I have met and photographed thousands of people including couples, family, and guests. Each person carries their own unique story and it is my job to recognize this and capture their essence. In each of these galleries, you'll see a consistent attention to detail, editing, and coloring. However, the way in which these couples chose to celebrate their love and be amongst their friends and family is what makes each wedding special and unique. I hope you can picture yourself in some of these images and if you do, I can't wait to add your gallery to the mix someday.


  • Complimentary engagement sessions to get you used to being photographed and to better establish our relationship
  • Second shooter
  • Travel included
  • A helping, steady hand throughout the whole process
  • Planning consultation & timeline curation
  • Online gallery for viewing, sharing, & downloading your high resolution images
  • Resources to professional grade photography print labs
My packages include:

All wedding proposals are custom, so please reach out for a custom quote! I'd love to chat with you and your lover!

Beautiful heirloom quality images artfully captured in a timeless, tender style.


The Steps to Capture Your Perfect Day

My process

This is what it is all about and why you chose to get wedding photos in the first place. These images will serve as reminders of your special day long after the memories fade. Whether it’s you or someone else down the road, someone will hold these photographs close to their hearts one day.

The After


Once I'm home, I'll cull, edit, and deliver the best images from the day. High-resolution, edited images will be delivered 6 weeks after your wedding date. Preview images will be shared within a couple of days. Photos are uploaded to your online gallery where you can view, share, print, and download images.

Gallery Delivery


Fill out my contact form or have your wedding planner contact me. Tell me your full love story and everything you wish for me to know! As our first contact point, this starts us out for success and the more you provide, the better I can accommodate you!

Initial Contact


Once you receive collection and price information, we’ll set up a consultation to discuss details further & to ensure we’re an awesome fit.



To book me, I require a 25% retainer and a signed contract. Once that is done, we're good to go! Pop that champagne!



Shortly after booking, we'll plan an engagement session date. I provide location and styling assistance to best capture your love story. I recommend doing an engagement session to get to know each other better as well!

Engagement Session


In order to tell your story perfectly, I will help design your wedding day timeline to ensure everything goes smoothly on your wedding day. We'll chat about things like family portrait groups, pre and post-ceremony portrait opportunities, etc.

Planning consultation and timeline curation


Time to capture your special day! For most collections, a second shooter will accompany me and we'll capture your wedding day as it unfolds. We will follow the timeline specified in our planned meeting. We'll step away to blend in and step back in to direct when needed.


My jaw hit the floor!


Notes from industry leaders

What the experts say

"I first met David at a wedding I was coordinating in Winston Salem in 2018. When we received the wedding album just a few weeks after my clients wedding day, my jaw hit the floor!! I immediately knew this was an artist I wanted to work with as much as I could!! David has a way of capturing the look and feel of the actual day without over editing or adding filters. When it came time for my sister to select her wedding photographer, the decision was easy … David Howell Photography!"



Something Beautiful

Begin the process by submitting a contact form. Tell me about yourself and your vision for your special day. I'll send over pricing and I'd be happy to share more galleries if you wish!


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