David Jesse Photo Photographer

David Jesse Photo Photographer

crown Top 5 in Albuquerque
crown 668 on Wezoree

Vogue party vibes to intimate adventure elopements and everyting in between.

star 5(21)
budget $4 500
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21 Reviews for David Jesse Photo

5
out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Reina B. Married couple on 18 May 2024
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David was so wonderful to work with--I cannot recommend him enough! He did both of our engagement and wedding photos.
-He was so friendly and attentive fr om the start. I think his friendly and professional demeanor helped the photos come out well because we were made to feel comfortable and at ease for beginning to end.
-He was on top of keeping track of timeline during the wedding and worked with our day-of coordinator to make sure the day was moving along--and to make sure he didn't miss any important moments. He captured everything fr om us getting ready early in the morning to everyone dancing late into the night!
-He was SO committed to getting the best shots. As an example, David walked backwards through the Marcha line (picture a conga line wh ere we all hold hands to make a bridge) and got some awesome shots. Even some of our guests commented, "what a great photographer!"  
-His whole process seemed to revolve around wanting to capture our full story from beginning to end. This meant that we never felt rushed to fit our day into a time lim it--instead he was on our time and ready to stick to our timeline. For how long he was around and how much he did, I found his pricing incredibly competitive.
-Lastly--you can't argue with the results! We loved the photos we got back (and he was pretty quick!)
Mac Nel Married couple on 14 Oct 2023
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If you’re looking for an incredibly talented photographer who a wedding expert and feels like an old friend, book David (and his team).

David was the photographer at a friend’s wedding in 2021. We immediately noticed how great he was - honestly, I thought he was a family member with how seamlessly he meshed and interacted with everyone getting ready. During the reception, it was clear David was there to not only capture all the amazing moments that happen on your wedding day, but to help make those moments happen. David is exceptional at reading the room and sensing what the bride(s) and/or groom(s) would want committed to film beyond the standard wedding photos (family shots, wedding party shot, speeches, etc.).

On the day of, David showed us some pictures he took of our friends on his phone (in addition to camera), and literally just insane. We were in Albuquerque in August, so the thunder storms we an active participant in the wedding festivities. David took a picture of the newlyweds in the middle of this completely open road, the wind was blowing, a thunder storm was brewing in the background, and the sun was shining through the clouds. Just such a beautiful moment that still gives me chills when I think about that picture.

Needless to say, when the final photos were finished, our friend group lost our minds with how incredible they came out. Insanely breathtaking and, subconsciously, the caliber to which I measured all other wedding photographers. I am a sucker for moody, candid, documentary-style photos of big events where all the true emotions and energy of the day are captured.

Last year, my now husband and I were planning a wedding just a few months out (we wanted something small and to have it happen in the fall). With the short timeline, we knew it would be hard to find a great photographer. While on a trip to visit the friends who got married in 2021, they were like “Hey, you should see if David is available.” Totally, not something I had ever considered because we are in California and David is based in New Mexico. But right then, I reached out thinking, “there’s no way he’s free, but what the heck, right?” By some cosmic grace of the universe, the weekend my husband and I were planning our reception was the last weekend David had available for the year. No brainer, we booked him immediately.

Within a couple days, I was FaceTiming David to talk about our vision. He was immediately on board and offered to help in any way he could outside of taking pictures - this man has photographed many weddings, so he def knows a thing or two about how to make your day amazing. So, if you’re looking for someone to bounce ideas off of (who are not heavily involved family and friends), David is your man. Honestly, planning the photography logistics was a breeze. David is down for anything, incredibly professional and insightful, and just a delight to talk to.

We booked David for a full weekend (Friday through Sunday) since he was traveling out to California. So, we had an engagement-style shoot the day before the reception, photos on the day of during prep and at the reception, and a family photoshoot at the beach/wreck-the-dress shoot the day after the reception. On the first photo day, it was like catching up with an old friend. David immediately embraced us in a bear hug and showed us all the spots he had scoped out in advance (because he professional and a photography genius). My husband and I are not ones who like to be the center of attention, so doing a photo shoot with just us was a little unnerving and unfamiliar. But David guided us through with prompts and suggestions, and after a few goes, we were feeling ourselves.

The day of the reception, I got SO many comments on how great our photographer was. People thought he was a guest with how easily he blended in with our group. I had literally nothing to worry about because of how on-top-of-everything (and I mean everything, not just photos) David was. We had a little snafu with our music during the reception, but David handled it, gave me a heads up and literally I nor anyone else would’ve known had I not been told. He’s an event master.

Now the pictures. I cannot begin to describe how much we love our pictures. David captured everything my husband and I could ever want to look back at and remember about our weekend. He captured sweet moments (like the dances and speeches), wild moments (like when shot glasses came out and shirts came off), sexy moments (like the wreck the dress shots at the beach), fun moments (like our nieces and nephews living their best lives on the dance floor or drinking whipped cream covered milkshakes), and small moments that I probably would’ve forgotten about but now have eternalized on film (like laughs with each other or our friends and family before the reception).

David is incredibly talented, professional, social, organized, and fun. Do yourself a favor and make your big day easy and even more amazing by making David and his team part of it.
Felicia Snoberger Married couple on 29 Dec 2023
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HIRE THIS MAN IMMEDIATELY!! There are no words that can explain how thankful I am that we booked David to share our most meaningful days and capture our love story. David was so accommodating with the engagement shoots as he was able to get my awkward husband to have some fun with pictures all while keeping a constant playful banter with myself! Then he went above and beyond by following us down to Riviera Maya, Mexico December 26th-January 2nd for the wedding and all the other festivities they got to join in on with our closest friends and family. David was willing to find the best locations, leading us over tide pools, uneven rocks, abandoned bridges, and even golf cart rides. His vision was shown through the AMAZING photos and it was an honor to have him along to lead "Wobble" on the dance floor at the reception! We will always be grateful for the photos he shared and the time we all spent together! I wish him nothing but the best in the future & have no second thoughts on the decision to book him especially when looking back on the awe-inspiring photos we received
Madison DeVincenzo Married couple on 02 Dec 2023
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My husband and I hit the jackpot when we chose David Goldman as our wedding photographer. Two of our dearest friends highly recommended him and sang his praises. So we agreed to take a zoom with David and see if he was the right fit. On our first call together he was so professional and warm. David was transparent and up front about his service. We could tell he was experienced and organized. Most importantly, he was easy to talk to. We wanted a photographer that we meshed well with, because that is what warrants amazing photos. It’s more than just skill using a camera. You need someone who knows what to do, what the client wants and how to execute the vision while simultaneously making people feel confident on the other side of the lens.

David agreed to coming early to our all-inclusive resort wedding. We wanted him to hang out and get to know us and our wedding guests before the big day. A few days before the wedding, we brought about 30 wedding guests on a catamaran excursion to an island. We asked David to come and snap some photos along the way. What we didn’t anticipate was that David would become our friend in the process. He got along so well with us and our guests. He fit right in with everyone and we had a blast on the island and eventually at our wedding too. I think this is one of the reasons why our wedding photos are so fun. David could walk up to anyone and maintain or encourage the excitement. Everyone felt like they could continue being their authentic selves while having their photo snapped by David. Guests continued being wild and free as David aptly captured candids.

Thanks to David not only being a talented photographer, but also an outstanding human, we can look back at our wedding photos and be transported right back to the magic of those moments.
Danielle Hughes on 12 Dec 2023
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I found David from my best friends wedding. I was immediately drawn to his attention to detail and his energy.  He not only brought that but MORE to my wedding. Words cannot express how grateful he was there to capture my special day.
Amy Puente Married couple on 07 Oct 2023
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We can’t say enough positive things about David’s work! He not only captured every beautiful moment on our special day but was an amazing person to have around all. Our family is blown away by how great the photos came out and how great it is to re-live those special moments through David’s photos. We’re so lucky we came across his Instagram and set up that first FaceTime call. In our first meeting, David made sure to tell us as much as he can about his process, himself, and answer any questions we might have had to make sure we felt good about our decision. When David met us in the foothills for our engagement shoot it was like meeting a friend for a hike as we laughed, talked, and felt more and more comfortable with our choice in photographer. The engagement photos coming out so beautifully was the cherry on top and made us more than excited for the wedding day. When the wedding finally came he made sure to make us feel as at ease as you can during a wedding, comfortable with everything, and so happy throughout the day. We knew he was capturing every moment that mattered and even spontaneously made a “first touch” moment happen that wasn’t planned! He made us feel so special and beautiful in every second of the day. Other than the once in a lifetime photos, David kept the party going with us while jumping in to dance, and laugh along like he was just another close friend or family member. Having trusted vendors is something everyone tells you to prioritize but I didn’t realize how important it was until I saw how great David and his team made the day. We’re beyond thankful we found David!!
Shannon Neubarth Married couple on 08 Oct 2023
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From booking a year in advance, to engagement pictures to the wedding photos David went above and beyond every step of the way. The pictures were always back to us, edited and perfect in a quick and timely manner and he was fun and part of the party making it more comfortable for everyone to have their pictures taken I couldn’t have imagined having a better photographer for our day!
Andrew Brown Married couple on 23 Sep 2023
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David is an incredible photographer, and he is so easy to work with! From the engagement photo shoot to the wedding day, his personality and expertise made for a stress-free shoot and he blended right into our wedding. He truly is a master of his craft and has a wealth of knowledge not just regarding the photographs but also the flow of the wedding and helped us so much to plan things out. We cannot thank him enough and we HIGHLY recommend him. Not only did we find a kick a** photographer we found a friend and will be staying in touch with him for years to come. Thank you so much, David!
Kimberly White Married couple on 15 May 2021
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David brings fun energy to the photoshoots and his pictures are amazing! He took our engagement pictures at the top of the Sandias in Albuquerque and wedding pictures in northern California. He is personable, easy-going, and down for an adventure. My husband and I LOVE how the pictures turned out and we're thankful to David for his incredible talent in capturing these special moments for us. We've been recommending him to all our family/friends!
Emilio Ruiz-Burkett Married couple on 24 Sep 2022
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David is an incredible photographer and produces excellent work but more than that, he’s a fantastic person and such a pleasure to work with. His photography speaks for itself, but, as I have come to learn, a wedding photographer is more than someone just taking your picture. My wife and I are not the most comfortable people when it comes getting are photos taken, but David is so effortlessly down to earth, genuine, easy to talk to, funny and kind, and he was really able to get the best out of us. He has a gift in making you feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident. Meeting David in person for the first time felt like running into an old friend you haven’t seen for a long time and picking up right where you left off. The amount of comfort we felt working with him was truly as if we’d known him forever. 

Moreover, David was an absolute professional, very responsive, prompt, and clear about expectations. He even went above and beyond and offered his knowledge of event planning by helping us with our wedding day schedule! We love how he does business and doesn’t have “packages” or tiered offerings with time constraints. He was incredibly available and always willing to text, talk, email or video chat (which we did multiple times leading up to the wedding). The included engagement photoshoot offered with his services was priceless. You get to meet him, see how he works, see how fun he is, and this instills comfort and confidence so that you can have the best time on your wedding day. Call it learned “machismo” or “fragile masculinity,” but I can sometimes have a hard time being vulnerable around other men. David broke down those barriers immediately and made me feel comfortable in what, for me, would normally be a very uncomfortable situation. Getting to have that intimate time with your loved one and David made for such a better experience come wedding day. I would choose David for my photography needs 11 out of 10 times. If he is available for your date, book him! I promise, you will not be disappointed.
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David Jesse Photo
Photographer David Jesse Photo About me

My name is David Goldman... wait, "not Jesse" you ask? Nope.  Jesse is my middle name and even though the overwhelming majority of my family in New Orleans call me David-Jesse, I usually just go by David. Some friends call me Goldman. Unfortunately, David Goldman Photography was already taken, so back to my southern roots I go!  I am a Husband and Father and love my family dearly. I also have a love and passion for photography, which I stumbled upon a few years ago while working for a non-profit. I never would have guessed that it would lead me to where it has today. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to capture moments of pure joy shooting weddings and elopements here in the beautiful state of New Mexico and around the world!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for David Jesse Photo wedding photography services?

$4500

What avaliable photography services that can be provided by David Jesse Photo?

David Jesse Photo 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 Jesse Photo identify with?

David Jesse Photo 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 Jesse Photo provide for wedding events?

David Jesse Photo provides the following photography materials: Raw Footage, 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 Jesse Photo service?

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

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

David Jesse Photo 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 Jesse Photo has established a formidable presence in Albuquerque as a sought-after wedding photographer, boasting a track record of excellence that includes three Wezoree Awards. His extensive suite of photography services and impressive versatility cover the spectrum from the intimacy of boudoir shoots to the grandeur of destination weddings, with the ability to capture every conceivable moment through a diverse array of styles from fine art to documentary.

Clients routinely praise David's remarkable combination of professionalism, creativity, and warmth. As evidenced through a glowing review by Amy Kreienkamp, David's approach transcends conventional photography. He actively contributes to the smooth flow of the wedding day, offering not just expert photography, but also hands-on assistance with intricate details like attire adjustments and vendor timing, all while uplifting spirits with an infectious positivity.

Meredith Gallagher's testimonial highlights David's exceptional talent for capturing the ineffable beauty and spontaneous joy of a wedding. His ability to blend into the celebration allows him to snapshot authentic moments, crafting a photographic narrative that is as deeply personal as it is visually striking. His work encapsulates the raw emotion of the day, producing a treasured keepsake of unparalleled artistry.

Colton Bigler's experience with David underscores a defining attribute—enthusiasm. A proactive partner in preserving the day's special memories, David's photography showcases an intuitive grasp of candid, magical moments. His readiness to facilitate smooth proceedings with practical skills complements his photographic expertise, leaving a lasting impression of professionalism and helpfulness.

David's cultural and traditional cognizance extends to a wide array of practices, including American, African-American, and South Asian, amongst others, ensuring that he adeptly honors and captures the unique essence of diverse celebrations. The scope of his photographic repertoire promises a sensitive and inclusive approach to each couple's heritage and customs.

David Jesse Photo's commitment to excellence in wedding photography is apparent not only through his remarkable portfolio but also the heartfelt endorsements from newlyweds who entrusted him with illustrating their love stories. His offering of undivided attention across Albuquerque and willingness to travel, paired with an array of service adaptations, positions him as a premier choice for couples seeking a deeply invested and artistically superior wedding photographer.