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Photography in Elyria, OH,
(440) 371-3423
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 21 Reviews


    Michael Gittleman

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  • It was an absolute pleasure working with David for our wedding! His photography skills are top notch but he goes above and beyond in so many other ways. He was incredibly reliable and trustworthy. Planning a wedding is obviously stressful and there’s nothing worse than having a vendor that doesn’t communicate to add to that stress. With David, we never had to worry. He would respond to our calls/ emails/ texts, literally 24/7 and most of the time he was the one initiating the communication. David is a true professional. His attention to detail and his passion for his work are incredible to watch. He has tons of experience and always has a backup plan for everything. He has this ability to get in and take great shots without being too demanding or in the way like you often see with other photographers. On top of all that, David is as genuine as they come. We could tell that he truly cared about us and the success of our big day. He really took the time to get to know us, ... Read more

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    I am so pleased to receive such an outstanding review from you and Allison! It feels really good when folks notice all of the little things that I do to make your experience incredibly excellent. I really do care, and I guess it shows (I am blushing). The part about that you wrote about "never had to worry" is extremely meaningful to me - I do pride myself on reducing those anxieties that prevent people from enjoying their big day. I am truly delighted that your experience with me and David Paul Photography was so positive.

    Brad Havens

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  • Had a phenomenal experience working w/ David. Very responsive and easy to work with and we loved the resulting photographs. Would use again 100%!

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    It was great working with you and Val as well! Shooting in the winter can be really tricky - your adventurousness really paid off :) I hope that out paths cross again soon...

    Melissa Rayburn

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  • My husband and I stumbled upon David Paul photography about 2 years ago. We saw some of his pictures online and we decided to give him a call. He drove an hour to meet with us and show us his portfolio. He was kind and his work was outstanding. We didn’t really need to meet with any other photographers. We knew he was going to be the one we used! He shot our engagement photos and they turned out spectacular. He was so quick to getting us our edited photos and during the shoot his creativity was great. David also shot a boudoir shoot for me so that I could give my husband a wedding gift. A lot of women may be hesitant to have a man shoot their boudoir but David was extremely professional and never made me feel uncomfortable. The day of our wedding, he was so flexible and made sure to get all of the pictures that we had requested. My husband and I just got married 2 days ago and we already have 30 edited images. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. His creativity, profess... Read more

    Carly Holloway

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  • Look no further for a wedding photographer! David was very easy to communicate with for booking and giving us suggestions for wedding day photos we might want to take. Sarah was our photographer for our small backyard wedding (September 12,2020). She is truly amazing at what she does and great to work with! Our favorite wedding vendor BY FAR. Amazing photos, and a quick turn around time!

    Mary Kay Osredkar

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  • David is the ultimate professional. He made everyone feel at ease, captured the candid moments and artistically arranged the formal shots for our wedding. He was incredibly responsive throughout the planning process. Not to mention our photos were ready in one week! He captured the emotions of the moments and made sure things ran smoothly. He was also incredibly kind and generous with our videographer - our 12 year old nephew who was so excited to video the wedding. David is a master of lighting - finding beautiful backgrounds and backlight to create the perfect shots. The pictures were beyond my wildest hopes. He is talented, dedicated, and above all, kind. It was an honor to work with him!!

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    Wow Mary Kay! I feel fortunate to have met you and Mike, and to be there to celebrate your wedding day. Thank you for noticing my kindness, as I consider this to be perhaps the most important trait that a person can have. I was also thrilled with the images that I shot and edited. You were instrumental in the whole process as you were so organized and well-planned, and knew exactly what you wanted. I am glad we spent the extra time on the engagement session ironing out Mike's best smile - he sure was smiling a lot on the wedding day! I wish you two a lifetime of happiness.

    Ruth

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    5 out of 5
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  • David did an amazing job as the photographer at my daughter Erica's wedding Aug 31,2019. He was very professional and was the hardest working photographer I've ever seen. The photos are gorgeous. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!! He's also very personable and great to work with.

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    Awww- what a sweet review! It is really nice to hear from parents, as well as bride and grooms. I suspect that you have just received your parent album, which was, admittedly, awesome! Thanks for noticing my very hard work at the wedding - it is certainly a labor of love :)

    Kim W

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  • We loved working with David on our engagement and wedding pictures. His photographs are excellent; he is highly professional and works with people very well! We highly recommend David Paul Photography!

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    I am glad that you and Don were so happy with your images. I want you to know that I am using your wedding album as one of my samples! Customers are really appreciating your amazing ballroom dancing, which, I have to say, we captured quite nicely! It was a pleasure to meet you and your families.

    Sarah

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  • If you want a photographer that is fun, creative and cares about you and your partner I would recommend David Paul Photography 100%! David provided service above and beyond our expectations--excellent customer service; great suggestions for locations, posing, timelines; advice on so many wedding details; and beautiful photography.

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    Sarah - thank you so much for noticing all of the important details that go into being a great wedding photographer in addition to taking wonderful photos! The organizational piece is paramount. Your wedding to Stephen was a pretty complicated day with lots of different locations. I am glad we spent time discussing backup plans., as the wind and cold made shooting outdoors so difficult. I am also so glad that you and Stephen love your Album Epoca wedding album so much. I am so appreciative of your specific and terrific review !!

    Joeang Buki

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    5 out of 5
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  • I have had the extreme privilege and pleasure of working with David Paul Photography on two separate occasions, my sister’s wedding and my daughter’s wedding. David was attentive to the needs and wants of the bride and groom during both occasions. He has a very keen eye for beautiful, unique photographs and takes the time to make sure the moments that make memories are captured for a lifetime. I could not be more pleased with my experience or the results. If you want an experience with a photographer that is as memorable as your photos, David Paul Photography is the clear choice!

    Margaret D

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  • David was the perfect person to have on my wedding day. He was incredibly calm and professional, perfectly accommodating, and knew exactly what kind of pictures to take. Having the photography in his hands gave me peace of mind that I would have the best pictures to remember my wedding, and I was not disappointed!

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    Wow-what a nice compliment! I loved working with you and Nate and both families as well. I also really liked the venues you picked for the getting ready shots and the reception - they really added to the beauty of the photos. I am so glad that you are pleased!

    Tanya

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  • David Paul was awesome! Friendly, fun and full of great ideas and suggestions! I would recommend him to anyone for beautiful, professional pictures. Our wedding album came out perfect. Every moment captured beautifully!

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    Thank you Tanya & Steve !! I am so glad that both of you are so very happy with me, and delighted with your images :) I also love your wedding album, and am saving up to have a copy made as a sample album!

    Kelly

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  • David is amazing!! David is so nice and accommodating!! His photos are absolutely amazing!!! I would highly recommend him you won't be disappointed!!!

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    Thank you Kelly and Rich !! It was so great to meet you and your family and friends. It warms my heart to see you so thrilled with your wedding images. Yay !!!

    Tabitha

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  • He is a wonderful photographer. Very reasonable and works with you on things. Definitely takes what you want into consideration

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    Thank you Tabitha! I know things did not go perfectly on your wedding day, and that had to be hard for you. It delights me that despite the problems, you were happy with me, and happy with the photography. I wish you and Greg the very best!

    Anonymous

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  • Shared a Pinterest board with him months ahead of time with very detailed photos. On the day of the wedding, we also provided a specific list of shots we wanted of the two of us in addition to shots of the family. Half of the family shots someone is looking away or adjusting their tie, many of the list of the bride and groom shots were completely missed. As far as the pictures themselves? You know what they say, If you can't do it right, do it in black and white! Professionalism and communication were great before the wedding and during. When confronted about the photo quality and the missed photos, he refused to take any responsibility- saying it was our fault that we decided not to have a second shooter and that our family was too large (we had 75 people at the wedding). Since he knew what photos we wanted months ahead of time, if he couldn't do the shots we wanted, I feel we should have been informed. After an hour-long discussion he finally gave us a meagre refund of under 1... Read more

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    It saddens me to see my first non-5 star review. I literally always want to do right by people. If I do wrong, I try to own it. This may have been that one wedding where I could have earned a 4.5-Star review. I do feel that I did an excellent job for this couple. I also feel that this is an example of how important it is to listen to the advice of a seasoned professional when getting married. The part that is true in Anonymous' story is that she handed me a list of 40 Pinterest shots that she wanted. I, very politely, let her know that we had a very limited amount of time to get photos after the first look and before reception. I asked her to pick up the 4-5 Pinterest shots of the 40 that were most important to her. When I arrived at the wedding she handed me a second enormousness list of family photos that she wanted, even though 3 days before, we had written out a shot list of the immediate family photos she wanted. I asked her, correctly, if she wanted me to prioritize the Pinterest photos, or the family photos. She picked the family photos, so that is what we shot first. Here is the kicker: a few weeks before the wedding the couple had run out of money and called me to ask if they could delete the second photographer. I strongly suggested that they not delete the photographer - I suggested that they delete their very expensive album that they had pre-ordered. After all, you can always get an album later, but you cannot get more wedding photographs later! They refused to delete the album and, against my advice, deleted the photographer. Now in this review, Anonymous complains about not getting all of the photos she wanted. That does not seem right to me. They did not listen to my suggestions which then resulted in non getting what they wanted, and then they complain about me! Also, the couple received over 900 edited images - I had promised 400. They even had a hard time narrowing down the number of images in their wedding album, which was very beautiful! Anonymous also mentioned about "if you can't do it right, do it in black & white". On the engagement shoot, the couple selected a high percentage of black & white images, indicating to me that they liked them. As I convert to B&W in post-production, I can always convert back, and do so when asked. When they asked, I simply converted them back - so their complaint is disingenuous at best. I bend over backwards to please my customers, as literally all of my other reviews state. It is so hard to respond to a review like this and not sound defensive - yet I feel it is important to let my future customers know that this one low review left out the important details of why the couple was ultimately unhappy. One last point about a partial refund - the only reason they got anything back is that the groom's aunt was my sales rep for Today's Bride, and I was unwilling to sacrifice my business relationship with her. It was the only time I have ever given a refund of any kind. So hopefully this learning experience for me will be a learning experience for others as well. If you have read this entire response, I thank you, and hope this review does not dissuade you from hiring me :)

    Lisa

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  • Incredibly happy with every aspect of working with David Paul Photography! He was so on top of the communication and details, offering relevant suggestions throughout the planning process. Before and after the event, he was very responsive and thoroughly answered all questions. The photos were stunning and he was super friendly and made my entire wedding party feel very comfortable throughout the day. I was also able to have all the edited, unwatermarked final photos at the end, which is huge! He also offers custom-designed quality albums, hand-bound in Italy, which makes for a very nice keepsake. I definitely recommend hiring David if you want a photographer who demonstrates that he cares!

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    Thank you for the great review Lisa - it is sincerely appreciated. I feel loved !! Your wedding day was spectacular, and the addition of the salsa dancing made it absolutely unforgettable :)

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