David Abel Photographer photo
David Abel Photographer photo
David Abel Photographer photo
David Abel Photographer photo
David Abel Photographer photo
David Abel Photographer photo
David Abel Photographer photo
David Abel Photographer photo
Show More

11 Reviews for David Abel

out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Lauren L. Married couple on 19 Aug 2023
Having David and Kristy on our team was one of the best decisions we ever made. They made us feel like stars, and directed us at every moment of the weekend to capture all the best moments. They’re extremely professional and amazing at what they do. They know how to capture photos with the best lighting and find ways to make magic. The photos came out so beautifully like they belong in a magazine. Everyone at the wedding was so impressed with how well it was all captured. Some of the best photos are the candid moments showing all the raw emotions throughout the day from both ourselves and our family members. Only amazing photographers can understand how important those moments are and know to capture them right as they happen. The whole process with them from start to finish was a breeze. We highly recommend them!
Lauren Purcell on 01 Aug 2020
I have worked with David on several weddings.  He is always professional, great with the clients, and delivers amazing photos. He is very talented and easy to work with.
Mark Franzen on 24 Oct 2020
David Abel was great.  I really hate dressing up and taking pictures but with David it was an exceptional experience.  The photo quality was amazing.   He made me look good which I think is hard.  Nice work.
Sara Harding Keeling on 09 Jan 2021
David's photographs of our wedding day are my most cherished takeaway from our big day! He did such an incredible job capturing the essence of our entire wedding weekend. We did engagement photos with David, then he photographed our rehearsal dinner & the actual wedding day itself. It is so special to have a timeline of sorts of the weekend with all of our loved ones from near & far. The photos are so gorgeous, some of them look like an editorial out of a magazine - but they still feel very "us" and evoke such a sense of the emotion of the day. Hiring David for our wedding journey was one of the absolute best choices that we made during our planning process!
Bradford Hinshaw on 13 Feb 2021
Choosing David Abel Photography was one of the best decisions my wife and I made throughout our wedding planning process. We were impressed with David’s style of photography from previous work and upon meeting with him, we knew he was exactly who we wanted to work with for our event. Our engagement session was done in Richmond, Va and David made the process both laid back and fun. The images he captured that day were truly stunning and we were so excited to see what would result from his work at our wedding. Our wedding took place at Dover Hall, outside Richmond, Va, and the day of the wedding, David was on site early taking photos of all of the intricate details of our event. Honestly, he also saved me some embarrassment by helping me get my tie figured out, so I was extremely grateful he was there early! David and his wife Kristy captured images from our wedding that we will cherish forever. Whether it be from simple moments to key points in the event, they captured everything perfectly with the utmost professionalism and high quality. We were extremely impressed with David Abel Photography and would recommend them to anyone looking for their type of services. I will add that we ordered a wedding album through them and much like everything else that they produce and/or coordinate, it came back looking incredible.
Kate Franzen on 06 Mar 2021
David is the ultimate professional and highly experienced photographer. I've worked with him for years on weddings, and recently decided to hire him for family photos for our family of four. David put my entire family at ease and each of us enjoyed the process of posing for photos (not an easy thing to do for my husband or me!). The kids warmed up to him almost immediately and we had lots of laughs and fun. I was literally SHOCKED when I got the photos back - I figured with our rowdy bunch there may be a few good ones in the bunch, but there were tons and tons of beautiful photos of my family. He captured our energy, our smiles, and our spirit. Thank you so much David!
Lustre Theory on 08 May 2021
I can't say enough wonderful things about David. I've worked with many photographers as a stylist and he is by far one of my favorites for dreamy, film shot wedding and fashion imagery. He is so kind and relaxing to work with. If you're a bride looking for incredible, upscale images of your day you should chat with David.
Sarah Chenault on 10 Jul 2021
One of the best things we did for our wedding was hire David Abel Photography! Our experience with David from start to finish was incredible. David's work speaks for itself, but I still have to say our wedding photographs are better than we could have ever imagined! David was able to capture every tiny detail, moment, and emotion of our big day beautifully. I cannot recommend him enough!!
Madeline Schuster on 25 Sep 2021
David and Kristy photographed our wedding in September 2021. We couldn’t have been more thrilled with our experience! They were so easy to work with, extremely patient and accommodating, thoughtful, creative and talented. They both made us feel so comfortable too! We loved how the photos and the album turned out - We’ll cherish forever!
John Daniels on 18 Jun 2022
David and Kristy were quite simply the perfect photography team for our wedding. From all the way at the beginning when we first reached out to the final photographs, they were easy to work with and totally captured what we we're looking for. They are professional, personable, and extremely talented. I cannot recommend them enough!
Show More


Photographer David Abel About me

David Abel.  Founder.  Lead Photographer.  Revered by international clients, publications and planners, David is an award-winning fine art wedding photographer. He marries the worlds of editorial and romance with an approach based on savoring life and art. He has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and an intimate understanding of the European affairs couples ask him to document. Other photographers now learn under David’s mentorship with workshops and coaching. David is drawn to the small delights of life, keen to learn new craft cocktail recipes and discover new dishes at restaurants nearby, and abroad. Home is the DMV area where he is a father of two who loves hosting meals on the outdoor patio under the cafe lights. Along with Kristy, he is slowly renovating the home one room at a time.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for David Abel wedding photography services?


What avaliable photography services that can be provided by David Abel?

David Abel offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Boudoir Shoot, Destination / Travel, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Albums, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Film Photography, Bride-only Session, Drone Photography, Online Proofing, Printing Rights, Fast Editing

What primary photography style does David Abel identify with?

David Abel works in the following photography styles: Fine Art, Natural, Editorial, Film, Photojournalistic, Traditional / Classic, Fashion, Vintage, Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Night, Dark & Moody, Landscape, Illustrative, Underwater

What photography materials does David Abel provide for wedding events?

David Abel provides the following photography materials: Digital files, Digital rights, Online gallery, Photo box, Printed enlargements, Same/next-day sneak-peek images, Slideshow, Wedding Album, Parents' Albums

Which wedding events does David Abel service?

David Abel provides photography services for the following events: Wedding, Wedding Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, Bachelor / Bachelorette Party, Engagement Party

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

David Abel 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.

Vendor Insight

David Abel, a Washington DC based photographer, is a true standout in the wedding industry. With 4 Wezoree Awards and 11 glowing reviews from satisfied clients, David's talent and professionalism shine through in every aspect of his work. Specializing in various events such as weddings, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, and more, David offers a wide range of photography services to suit every need and style.

His photography style encompasses a diverse range, from fine art and natural to editorial and traditional, ensuring that each client's unique vision is brought to life. Whether it's a classic black and white look or a dramatic and artistic approach, David's versatility shines through in his stunning photographs. Additionally, he caters to various cultural and traditional backgrounds, ensuring that every client's heritage is respectfully and beautifully captured.

What sets David apart is not just his talent behind the camera, but also his commitment to excellence in customer service. Clients rave about his ability to make the photography experience enjoyable and stress-free, even for those who may not typically enjoy being in front of the lens. His attention to detail and ability to capture moments with authenticity and emotion have earned him a loyal following and countless referrals from satisfied couples.

From digital files and online galleries to printed enlargements and wedding albums, David goes above and beyond to ensure that his clients have lasting memories of their special day. With same-day sneak peeks and fast editing turnaround times, clients can relive their wedding day moments quickly and beautifully. His dedication to providing top-notch service and high-quality products sets him apart as a premier wedding photographer in the Washington DC area.

If you're looking for a photographer who not only delivers stunning images but also makes the entire process enjoyable and stress-free, look no further than David Abel. With a track record of excellence and a portfolio that speaks for itself, David is a top choice for couples looking to capture their love story with artistry and care. Trust in David's expertise and experience to bring your wedding day vision to life in the most beautiful way possible.