From Fiona & Ross, wedding at Monymusk Estate, Aberdeenshire – “When Ross proposed to me back in June 2012, as with any engagement, a million and one things were added to our wedding planning to do list. The easiest decision we made was to book David as our photographer. We first met David back in May 2012 at our friend’s wedding in Edinburgh. We were amazed at how he worked the room, capturing perfect moments without you even realising he was there. And the photos were just breath-taking. My husband and I (eeek I LOVE saying that!) aren’t the most comfortable in front of a camera so we thought seeing David for a pre-engagement shoot was a good idea to make us feel at ease and allow us to get to know David a little bit better. We would 100% recommend it if your budget will stretch to it. It takes the pressure off on the big day and allows you to relax and just enjoy it. But above all it was so much fun! Working with David was the simplest, most stress free process. When David photographed our wedding it didn’t feel like we were letting a stranger in to the mix – he is a genuinely lovely guy it felt like he was part of the family. David has an amazing talent, an effortless ability to get the job done, no one felt harassed, no one felt the strain of a forced smile whilst the photographer struggled to capture the perfect shot. He works fast, so fast most people didn’t even know he was there. The photos speak for themselves. The perfect mix of the obligatory posed shots and natural, stunning shots achieved by David using his years of experience to anticipate being at the right place at the right time. If you are reading this page then you have already seen enough evidence of David’s talents to go right ahead and book with him. We are so thrilled with our wedding photos we can’t thank David enough for all his hard work. xx”
From Kate Bell, Marketing Director at The Dome, George Street, Edinburgh - “I have worked with David for many years now. The quality of his work is always first class! He has taken so many images of The Dome and the different areas within. He always manages to capture the unique style of The Dome in his own magical way. It is not only the quality of the finished picture but the way in which David works which impresses us. He always listens to the brief carefully and then simply gets on with the task. David always works WITH you and not against you”.
From John Robertson, former rector of Dollar Academy, Scotland – ” Dollar Academy has benefitted (and continues to benefit) from the outstanding professional services of David Ho at our major school dances. His team arrive in good time, set up their studio speedily and then proceed to take photographs of our young people in all their finery during the course of the evening. There can be no disguising the pleasure of our young ladies & gentlemen who leave a dance with magnificent photographs in their hands, printed out on the night. David’s attention to detail is reflected in his desire to provide (shoot & print) top quality photographs in such a short space of time. The operation works with assurance and absolute efficiency. The quality of photographs is distinctively high. David takes care to put our students at ease; his open and engaging personality makes him very popular. I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
From Heather & Adam Berry, wedding @ Peckforton Castle, Cheshire - “Happy to give you some feedback David! We chose you to be the one to capture our special day because we loved the contemporary mix of photojournalism and formal styles that you provided. We fell in love with your unique artistic style as soon as we saw your work; your artistic eye managed to capture our day in ways we never thought possible! On the day itself both of you were extremely helpful and made us all feel at ease with your sense of humour and delightful character. You directed us in a friendly yet professional manner and became a part of our special day. The wedding pictures were very professional and done to an extremely high standard, we have had nothing but positive comments from our family and friends, with many of them stating they have never seen another wedding album so beautifully and professionally done. We would highly recommend you to any one of our family and friends, and its worth noting that although your prices may be higher than some of the other photographers, it is truly worth every penny because no other photographer would have managed to capture the day as well. And after all, when the wedding, your wedding album is the one visual thing left that reflects your special day and we can safely say that it is money well spent and something which we will treasure forever.”
From Michelle & Derek Darling, wedding @ Cramond Kirk, Edinburgh to Dundas Castle – “My husband and I were instantly drawn to David’s work. His pictures were the perfect blend of gorgeously striking, glamorous yet intimate moments. We just felt that his work represented what our day meant to us – romantic, personal and focused on the union of us as a couple and our two amazing families. We wanted to look back at our pictures in 20 years time and see the memory behind each moment. Staged, family photographs were of course important to us but overall we wanted our pictures to tell the true story of our day as it happened in an non-contrived way. After meeting with David first we decided to cancel the meeting with 4 other photographers – we were already sold on his work but just fell in love him as a person. Working with David has been an absolute joy from start to finish. Every email received, conversation had or meeting attended was met with more enthusiasm than the last and he really added to the excitement of planning such a special day. On the day itself it is very easy to get caught up in the emotion of the whole occasion and he was such a calming, reassuring influence to be around. Ours was a rather large, hectic wedding which over-ran from start to finish but he met any issue with a smile and a resolution. Our family and friends have all commented on how lovely and accommodating he was (especially to some of our more eager amateur-photographers) and he generally just slotted in to the day as if he was a family member capturing each moment as it unfolded. After the wedding, we were absolutely delighted with our first draft storybook design but wanted to make a few amendments. David being David, could not have been more patient, understanding and flexible to work with and walked us through each edit so as to retain the essence of what he had created while achieving exactly what we pictured in our minds. We are absolutely thrilled with the finished outcome. Viewing all our photos is like re-living the day itself all over again. Every page -design tells a story and every image brings back a memory. We honestly could not be happier and know that we’ll look back at our day in 20 years and remember exactly how perfect it was. My advice to anyone thinking of booking David Ho is a) follow his blog where you can view his previous work and b) meet him in person. Either way should cement your decision.”
From Rachel & Ian McCabe, wedding @ Dundas Castle - “Whilst looking through the selection of photographer’s albums we picked up David’s. Being a shoe addict, much more than Carrie Bradshaw, I was blown away by the fact the he had dedicated an entire two page spread to the bride’s shoes. Well it sealed the deal for me! And, well, husbands to be can’t really argue with that logic. We then went to meet with David as and felt so relaxed and comfortable in his company we instantly knew he’d fit right in on our special day. We were very keen not to have the usual “cookie cutter” wedding photos that, well frankly could be anyone’s day (if you photoshop’d the heads about!). David was up for all our crazy ideas, which included, Reservour Dogs, shoes, Dirty Dancing and the Groom & Best Man arriving on a motorbike (Groom – “How are we gonna get these shots?” David – “We’ll jump in the back of that pick up truck, sit on those crates and you follow us on your motorbike!!”). What we wished for was fun and elegance, what we got was a movie star wedding storybook! We cannot praise David’s work enough, our album has travelled round the world being shown to relatives and basically anyone who will look! Nobody has EVER seen pictures like it. We love David’s work so much that we have subsequently done TWO “Trash the Dress” shoots after the wedding, one resulting with me in the River Forth. David’s studio has photographed my pregnancy photos and also our daughter Meadow’s christening. David fits in with everyone and everywhere he goes. Don’t worry of you are self conscious regarding getting photographed or if you have camera shy guests, he will put you completely at ease and make you want to take it that little bit further. Your camera shy guests will be posing like Naomi Campbell on a bad day in no time! In all seriousness, if you want to feel and look like a movie star on your wedding day then Mr Ho is definately the man for you! Outstanding in every way!”