Well... take a deep relaxing breath and keep scrolling. Because you're in the right place.

Because not only do you want incredible photos, you want someone you can connect with, who will understand your vibe and fit in with your crowd. Someone who will care about your wedding as much as you do.


As you're probably figuring out, planning a wedding can go from new and exciting to demanding and kinda crazy really quickly.

And to top it all off, the thought of trusting a stranger to photograph this once-in-a-lifetime day gives you a touch of (very understandable) anxiety.

FROM ONSTAGE TO BEHIND THE CAMERA

I used to be a singer/actor on Broadway, and I never thought I’d do anything else because I loved it that much.

In 2012, I created the perfect side gig as a professional headshot photographer, which allowed me to have incredibly fun photo shoots during the day while performing in shows at night. My life was made.

And then in 2015, everthing changed.

 I married my incredible husband Trey. And I fell in love with our wedding. My very own wedding photographer changed the course of my life when he strongly encouraged me to give wedding photography a try.

And once I did, there was no turning back for me.

The thrill of being onstage paled in comparison with the thrill of real life’s most intimate and emotional moments.
 
I.was.obsessed.

And so my journey as a wedding photographer began.

And it's been an absolute dream. 

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The pressure to find the perfect wedding photographer will completely melt away once you hire David. His background in theatre gives him an uncanny ability to capture the light in people - it's as if he sees those moments of love and affection before they are about to happen! He'll make you calm on one of the greatest days of your life, and capture the moments you'll want to relive over and over again. - Megan M

it's all about you

MY GOAL IS TO BE YOUR FAVORITE, MOST EASY-TO DEAL-WITH PART OF YOUR WEDDING JOURNEY.

The truth is, I see way too many photographers who are super rigid when it comes to their rules and policies.

I’M ALWAYS ASKING MYSELF: HOW CAN I MAKE THIS EASIER FOR YOU, AND HOW FLEXIBLE CAN I BE SO THAT I CAN ACCOMMODATE ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS AS SEAMLESSLY AS POSSIBLE?

As you plan your day, know that I'll be there to help and guide you throughout the process. You’ll get my advice and expertise when you have questions or concerns. And because I'm obsessed with preparation and efficiency, you'll have peace of mind with clearly outlined details, questionnaires, and communication along the way.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, I'LL ALWAYS LISTEN TO WHAT YOU WANT.

Are you more interested in capturing candid moments, or do you want tons of portraits? Okay! Do you gravitate towards the deliciously joyful photos or are you into some epic drama? Let’s do it! Or... Do you have no idea what you want or need, and you’re seeking some guidance? That’s OK too!

THE POINT IS, THIS DAY AND THESE PHOTOS ARE ALL ABOUT YOU!

AND I'LL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO MAKE SURE THINGS GO THE WAY YOU NEED AND WANT THEM TO.

David is an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end. He was super flexible, and he made us (and continues to!!) feel so special during our entire planning process. We are so lucky to have had the chance to work with him! - Camille

keeping it real

I totally get that having your photo taken can be awkward. And you don’t want to look awkward or posed in your wedding photos.

Trust me, I don’t want that either.

Because I was an actor for much of my life, I’m super sensitive to when a moment is fake or when it’s real. And if the photo isn’t believable, then what’s the point?

It’s not your job to know how to look effortless in photos. Being you is all you need. Because part of MY job is to make you look great.

AND HERE’S A FEW WAYS I’LL ACCOMPLISH THAT:

But, fact is: If you think you’re awkward in front of a camera, it just means you haven’t worked with a great photographer yet.

01.

portraits:

I will guide and coach you so you feel comfortable and at ease. Every couple needs a little something different. Whether it’s a gentle prompt, a few jokes, a little game, or some enthusiastic encouragement, I don’t stop until you’re interacting in ways that are totally natural to YOU. (And I promise it will be fun and chill.)

02.

FAMILY PHOTOS:

Although most people dread family photos, I actually love them. My job as an actor was to be loud and pleasant all at the same time in front of large groups of people. So, I have no problem getting through family photos in a way that’s efficient and hopefully even fun! And because I’ll have asked you about any sensitive family dynamics ahead of time (we all have them), I'll be the one to handle it so it's not stressful or awkward for you. You’ll have my full support. So you can stay present and enjoy each and every moment. 

03.

REAL MOMENTS:

I’ll capture moments intentionally, yet candidly. I stay aware of you and your VIPs so that when I see something real, sweet, and amazing happening, I'm sure to capture that authentic moment.

Overall, I'm committed to supporting and creating a sense of joy and ease at all times. Because yes, you want photos of all the special moments. And you want to look amazing in them...

BUT, THE MORE AT EASE YOU ARE, THE BETTER YOUR PHOTOS WILL BE.

He is a DREAM to work with - super friendly and kind, and an absolute professional. One of the things I was drawn to about his work is how at ease and genuine everyone seems in his photos, and now I understand why - it's impossible not to feel comfortable and happy in his presence! - Emily B.

1. Because I’ll be with you ALL DAY on your wedding.

support with a smile

FUN FACT: I WAS VOTED FRIENDLIEST MY SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS? 

2. I’ll be interacting with all of your guests and your family members {even the ones who might not be so friendly.} So like, don’t you want someone who is great with people, genuinely enjoys making others happy, and was actually voted the Friendliest Person? {Can you tell I’m super proud of this achievement?} 

There are no words to describe how phenomenal David is! I have never met someone who is so passionate about what they do or so caring about the people they work with. He brings so much energy, encouragement, and positivity and it makes working with him such a wonderful experience. -Lisa Y.

YES! All of the above, please!

me. center stage:

I have an amazing husband, Trey. We continue to stay curious about each other, and I fall more in love with him the more we grow together.

Trey and I are obsessed with our little dog Winnie. I will let any dog lick my whole face.

We go all out on Halloween. Trey does everything. Winnie humors us.

Game nights are my favorite. If you have one and you invite me, I'll most likely come.

Every year I put together a happy hour for my wedding couples, past and future. I love seeing everyone hit it off and recognize each other from their wedding photos! Community has always been very important to me, and it’s pretty awesome that my job has allowed me to create one.

David Perlman is a treasure and a find. He will treat your wedding like his own. He will have your back; he will get the best shot you never knew you wanted; he will go out of his way to make the entire process special. You will have no regrets, only an amazing record of the best day of your life. You may even have a new friend.- Sarah S.