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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

David Tinkler Photography is a wedding-imagery company based out of Chelmsford in Essex, England. Photographer David covers wedding events throughout the UK and strives to capture the amazing highlights and finer details of couples’ celebrations. His background as a sports photographer lends his work a natural, spontaneous quality and he endeavours to blend into the background when capturing special moments.

Services Offered

Paramount to the David Tinkler Photography ethos is ensuring that to-be-weds get to relax and enjoy their big day. David is not only there to take photographs, but to provide a calming, organised presence and help with practical things such as fixing bouquets and providing tissues. Professional and personable, he will get the best out of your guests without any awkward posing. David offers bespoke photography packages and usually builds his services around a full or half-day of coverage. Couples seeking a fun, relaxed, and organic photography experience will delight in his services and final products, which include the following:

  • In-person and digital consultations
  • An additional photographer
  • Highlight videos
  • Private online galleries
  • Images in colour and black and white

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

Options! While all packages include digital pictures, you'll be able to personalise your experience with lots of extras and add-ons. Things like a highlight video, a second photographer, an album, etc

How far in advance should I contact you?

The earlier the better as some dates do fill up very fast. The best thing to do is to contact me to see if I'm available for your date and we can go from there

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, i'm based in the South East, but I cover the entire UK (and occasionally abroad too)

What is the charge for travelling?

Depends on the location and whether an overnight stay is required. Contact me with the location of your wedding for a bespoke quote

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I really specialise in natural looking photographs without all of the awkward posing. A little light direction and lot of fun is the way to get the BEST pictures that'll you'll love forever

What kind of equipment do you use?

High end full frame cameras, specialist flashes and professional editing software

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, a private password protect gallery

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Contact me with your requirements for a bespoke quote

What are the forms of payment?

Credit/Debit card. Bank Transfer

How do you work?

Relaxed and laid back, capturing beautiful and natural photographs of your big day

Served in

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and West Sussex

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Lily D. Sent on 11/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Mrs Gradner

Our wedding photographs were simply stunning - David is a very talented photographer and the quality of the pictures and video that we received were superb. What stood out for us most was the natural way David blended in with our family and guests, capturing some of the most precious moments we have shared together. He even managed to capture all the little things that meant so much to us - it was as if he had known us all our lives!! So very grateful and lucky to have chosen such a wonderful man to photograph our special day - absolutely perfect - and the memories he took for us will be treasured forever. Highly recommended.
Alex Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have asked for a better photographer

We had a fair few consultations with photographers, but David really stood out. He was brilliant from the first email. It was obvious that he cared about making sure we got exactly what we wanted from the photography. We got on with him really well and he became a friend to both us and the guests. He put us both at ease, especially as we're typically both nervous in front of a camera!

We got loads of lovely comments from our guests about how great he was, and our photos came out absolutely fantastic (we're obsessed with them!). We honestly couldn't have asked for a better photographer.
Kayleigh A. Sent on 18/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding photographer

Hiring David as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we ever made. He came highly recommended from one of my best friends and he was simply excellent from start to finish.

We do not typically enjoy having our photo taken but David made us feel so relaxed and at ease that we genuinely loved it! Our photos and videos are absolutely beautiful and really capture every single emotion of the day. I also love that we get all photos in colour and black & white. David also works super quickly - he returned our engagement shoot photos to us in 24 hours(!) and he sent us c.30 pictures as 'sneak peaks' the day after the wedding (which was very helpful for thank you cards!).

In addition to taking beautiful photos and videos, David was super responsive to all emails, helped us to plan our day, provided useful tips to our family members on the day and saved me from dehydrating. It was honestly like having a friend taking your photos all day.

We couldn't recommend David highly enough.
Sean F. Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best man for the job

I can’t recommend David enough, he made us both feel so comfortable from the first moment we met, making us both feel relaxed and took the nerves away. We had a really good laugh with him, We were recommended David by our wedding venue Friern Manor and he knows the venue perfectly for every shot and every angle. He worked very well with our Videographer and they were both very conscious of our time and allowing us to enjoy our day whilst still giving us so many brilliant photos to look back on. Thank you so much David
Elizabeth L. Sent on 18/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If you want stress free photos that look amazing - Hire David.

Our photos are incredible. David really made our day, even stood in as wedding planner at one point! David captured our day perfectly, we’ve got beautiful natural shots of us and our guests. David really listened to all our points and we got all the photos and more that we wanted. David and team made us feel really relaxed and made our guests feel that way to. Would recommend David to everyone - we cannot thank him enough. David will bring out the best in you as a couple and the best in all your guests.
Sent on 06/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best

We had David for our wedding on 14.12.22. We had a video and photos. They arrived yesterday and we can’t put into words just how incredible they are. David is such a wonderful guy. He is kind, caring and truly interested in you and putting your personal mark in his work. He has been a huge help to us in the planning of our day and even helped when our first venue closed and left us in a panic. If you aren't sure who to choose then we urge you to speak to David. He will put you at your ease and speaking as someone who hates having her photo taken, I'm thrilled with our photos. I would also recommend paying extra for the video, you won't regret it. I cried and laughed my way through ours. All in all David is Simply The Best! Thankyou so so much David x
Jennifer S. Sent on 21/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

David was absolutely amazing. Fun, friendly & professional

We wanted our wedding day to be captured as a fun & relaxed day, we therefore asked David to take the usual bride/groom, family & friends pics but also some informal photos, capturing those little moments that we knew we would miss!
David did not disappoint, both the posed & natural photos were amazing. We didn’t realise we laughed so much during our special day.
All our guests commented on David’s fun & friendly nature & he captured some very special natural photos of ourselves & our guests which really were beautiful.
We also opted for a highlight video & we are so glad we did, it’s absolutely wonderful. It is the perfect reminder of our amazing wedding day.
We would absolutely recommend David, he was happy to tailor things to our requirements & he made sure we knew his plan for the day.
He really is the very best at what he does!
Charlotte A. Sent on 21/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing!

Our wedding was in June 2022 it would have been what it was without David! He is truly amazing! Made us feel so comfortable as we find photos awkward! He got all of our family and friends involved was so friendly and accommodating cannot fault him! And to top it off our photos were absolutely stunning! Some lovely natural poses that caught the most precious moments of our day 🥰Just what we wanted! Thank you so much David ❤️
Victoria B. Sent on 21/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Photographers

David and Amy were amazing at our wedding! On time, discreet, friendly, professional and the photos came out amazing! They got everything we asked for and amazing with our guests and even our little sausage 🤍

Would 100% recommend for any special event!
Rebecca B. Sent on 06/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding photographer and videographer

David was AMAZING for the first email even till after the wedding! He was professional, friendly, made you feel so comfortable and nothing was too much trouble for him. He always responds to emails very quickly and will make all your requests and wishes come to life. The turn around for photos was outstanding. Every single photo was beautiful and the video was more than I could have ever asked for. I will treasure these forever!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Natasha N. Sent on 20/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

a HUGE thankyou! :)

Thankyou so much for capturing the most beautiful and most natural moments of our wedding day! We looked at each one last night...
We love all the photos...we especially absolutely adore the close photos of us! The emotion that the photographs captured perfectly on our faces truly showed just how purely happy we were in that moment 🥰 looking through the photos brought back the emotions we felt on the day.

David is AMAZING at what he does! A super friendly, non-intrusive, professional and very natural photographer! We both got very emotional looking back on our wedding day photos.

Thankyou once again 😊
Avani B. Sent on 06/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply wonderful!

We got married at the end of October at Glenmore House in Surbiton. David was amazing and so friendly, relaxed, happy to go with the flow, made great suggestions and fit right in with the wedding. All the guests commented on what a great guy he was! His pictures are gorgeous and he has captured our day beautifully. We wanted a few posed pictures and even though weather meant we didn't have too much time outside, we found pockets and the pictures of just me and my husband are ones that we will cherish forever. We love the confetti shots and the group pictures too but mostly we love the natural and in the moment snaps that tell the story of our day and all the good vibes, love, fun, laughter and of course dancing!
We knew the pictures would be special because of the sneak peek blog, which was in itself amazing as David added text to key pictures to describe the day and again he did so beautifully. Highly recommended!
Natalie S. Sent on 06/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding photography with David

David was an absolute delight to work with for our wedding.
I came across his work on social media as he was doing an offer for a short video included in the cost. We had a skype call (due to COVID) to meet and we decided to go ahead with the booking.

Our original wedding was supposed to be in 2020, but like many others it had to be postponed. David was extremely sympathetic and helpful finding a new date. His correspondence throughout was very professional and we always had a quick response.

I found all of the pre event questionnaires very useful - even though we were very laid back about the day and our plans... this helped us get some structure.

When we finally got to the day, we could not have been more pleased with David and his work... he made us all feel so comfortable. Our family and friends really enjoyed having him around.

And the results... were incredible. We were so delighted with all of the photos and especially the video. We had a couple of photos through as a sneak peak and they made us really excited to see the rest. When the album came through, we couldn't have been more pleased. They were exactly as we had envisioned. We can't stop looking at them.

I would definitely recommend David again!
Sophie T. Sent on 13/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we wanted! Easy experience and the friendliest person!

We had spoke to Dave beforehand explaining what we were after and he nailed it! He captured beautiful moments and in all the pictures of me and my husband we look relaxed and natural because of him! Not a single person was missing from our pictures and I love every single one of them! Even the usb that we got the pictures on was special and personalised! Couldn’t recommend him enoifh
Kim B. Sent on 13/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer

David attended my wedding back in 2018 he was very professional , very polite great with the kids and well loved by all David makes you feel comfortable on your amazing day i am deeply honoured to have had such a wonderful man who went above and beyond for us.
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