David, Paul and I wanted to thank you for being such a rockstar at our wedding and overwhelming us (in a great overwhelming kind of way) with your talents. Seriously Dave, amazing! Thank you for also being such a wonderful addition to our group of family and friends. I can’t even tell you how many people asked “who was that friend of yours that did the photography?!” You fit right in and we loved that!

-Elle & Paul

It’s clear from the photographs what an incredible eye Dave has. But what makes Dave such a talented and moving photographer is... Dave. He’s REAL. He’ll hold your hand down the stairs, He’ll open the door for you and make sure your lipstick doesn’t extend past your lips. And he stops traffic and asks strangers to smile all for the sake of the perfect, honest shot. Dave is interested in beauty, that’s for sure. But he’s interested in the REAL kind of beauty—the kind Keats talked about: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” Dave instantly knows how to put anyone at ease, and his enthusiasm for what he does is infectious to the point making you a kid again. Dave makes you look at yourself and the world around you with new, clean, honest eyes. And that alone is a gift.

-Britta & Mike

Thanks for treating Annie and I so well. Originally I had no idea how lucky we were to have you as our photographer. I am deeply grateful for your services, and for how accommodating you were to us. You are an inspirational human being David! There aren't that many people out there that have the incredible energy that you do. You are extremely influential, and your influence seems to always be one of a valuable, unique, positive, and inspirational nature. I am thankful to know you and I hope for your continual success, both as an artist/photographer and teacher to those of us who are learning how to live a fruitful life!

-James & Annie

You won over everyone's love and admiration. You opening up yourself to us and being your authentic self was an unexpected and wonderful surprise.


Thank you for being such a great addition to the party. You were so darling and fun to be around and have obviously chosen the perfect profession for yourself. It shows that you love every minute of what you do.


Eric and I are in total awe of the sheer originality, class and storytelling portrayed through your photography. You captured the genuine essence of the people in the photos, as well as gave us a record of the ambiance (which, since the day is a whirlwind for the bride and groom, is invaluable). These photos are my new most prized possession, and I'm so grateful to have gotten to spend my special day with such a *rad*professional photographer!


Oh where do I start?! Hiring David as my wedding photographer was the single best decision I made with respect to my wedding! David was the first vendor I called to book. And I would have changed my wedding date if he was unavailable because he is JUST THAT GOOD! I'm not the thinnest bride, and of course I am my own worst critic. But I was afraid I wouldn't like any pictures of my wedding because I just don't generally like pictures of myself very often. I was so excited to find that I had trouble choosing which pictures to print from our engagements and bridals because I love so many of them!

-Dr. Jennifer K. & Josh

We received glowing reviews of David Newkirk from two good friends who were married the month we got engaged. It’s funny—and telling—to note that we didn’t have an official wedding day picked out at that time. After we decided on two potential days, we made our final decision based on Dave’s schedule—that’s how much we wanted to work with him. I could go on and on about how much of a dream Dave was to work with, but I’ll try to keep it short. Let’s just say he blew me away the night of our engagements—he treated that session with so much professionalism, such enthusiasm, that my fiancé and I kept looking at each other like we won the lottery. I remember mouthing, “I LOVE HIM!” over and over. Dave made us so comfortable, had boundless energy, and was dedicated to capturing amazing images. On our wedding day, I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to open my hotel room door and find Dave ready to go. He made me feel beautiful, made me laugh, and took pictures I never could have imagined and now cannot live without. He was one of the best decisions we made. We love you, Dave!

-Ashley & Dan

Woot is right!! You have no idea how much everyone loved you. They were raving about you this morning!

-Ashley & Todd

David! You f*****g rock! I honestly can't tell you how much I love you and your work! You friend, are an artist. AMAZING

-Kayla & Brian

Dave, everyone is RAVING about these photos.  You captured the spirit and beauty of the weekend.  It's so special for us to see the behind the scenes that you caught while we were off somewhere else.  The emotion on these photos is unreal.  Thank you is not enough, but thank you!

-Kelly & Paul

Omfg. David. These are incredible!! I am dying. You seriously are amazing!!!!!!!! Yes, I'm obsessed. Seriously, thank you SO much!!!!

-Lindsey & Aaron

I've gotten no less than a dozen requests for your info this AM - 3 of which were from our boyfriends who seem to have wanted the info for not exactly business purposes so I held back 😉 Proof that you're an incredible human being with even better talents. Don't ever stop doing what you do!

-Martha & Justin

Dave, thank you so much for coming out to Indiana to shoot our wedding. We could not have dreamt up a better photographer. It is evident that you have a gift and a passion for what you do. The pictures were ridiculously beautiful and they will be something that we cherish for the rest of our lives. We feel like we are reliving our wedding day when we look through the pictures. We are also so very grateful for your generosity towards us. We have never seen anyone travel across the country as thriftily as you did. Thank you for the mini-engagement photos the night before the wedding and thank you for staying longer at the reception than what we paid you for. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and for being so much fun. Watching everyone serenade you with Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’ was one of our top moments at the reception. Your kindness, sense of humor, attention to detail, and gift you have for being able to see & capture special moments was everything. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You really are an incredible photographer.

-Aaron & Jennifer

Dear Dave, Thank you so much for your amazing photography at our wedding. We loved having you there & the photos are incredible. Thank you! 

-Jesse & Mara

David, you are an amazing photographer and an even more amazing person. Thank you so much for coming and being a part of our day. We loved having you there. Everyone at the wedding was raving about you throughout the evening and the next day. People (including Julie and I) love all of the photos . Thanks again! You rock! 

-Julie & Brandon

Hiring you was the best decision we made for the entire wedding (besides getting married of course!)

—Gwen & David, Chicago


David these are AMAZING!!  You very perfectly captured such an amazing day.  We are all so impressed and can't wait to see the rest!  I'm so excited to have had the opportunity to work with you and see very clearly why you come so highly recommended.  Even without seeing the pictures I've had so many great compliments on you based on how hard you were working and somehow being everywhere at once.  Thank you!

-Becky & Cameron