David Welch is an award-winning photographer based on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Since establishing his commercial studio on the Island in 2005, David has been actively photographing wedding celebrations, family portraits and gatherings, and group events.
In 2015 David was named one of Martha’s Vineyard’s “40 Under 40,” an award for entrepreneurial excellence given by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce. He is a 2011 graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design from where he earned his MFA in Photography.
He lives in Vineyard Haven with his wife Trina and their two children Camden and Declan and their dog Jules.
Aside from photographing weddings on Martha’s Vineyard, David happily travels throughout New England and beyond. Let David bring his art-inspired photojournalist eye and warm personality to create timeless pictures & memories for your Martha’s Vineyard wedding celebration, family gathering or event.
Our Vineyard Haven studio is 100% powered by on site renewable solar energy. Follow me on Peloton as @508Rider
David Welch Photography
PO BOX 115
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
Voice / Txt (508) 939-3438
Studio Location (appointment only)
53 Marion's Way
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
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Located on Martha's Vineyard
We welcome studio visits by appointment only
David Welch Photography Blog
Be sure to check out some recent blog posts, with helpful information about my recent photography projects, event planning, and visual ramblings :)
David Welch Photography Instagram
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The Photography Studio
Built in 2018, David Welch Photography's climate controlled studio is located in Vineyard Haven. It is available for rental along with a selection of Profoto monolights, Profoto light modifiers, scrims, flags, backdrops and appropriate grip / stands. Twin workstations are available for tethered shooting and are equipped with the latest copies of the Adobe Creative Suite.
If you are looking for a space for editorial use or wish to hire a photographer with a wealth of studio experience for magazine and / or editorial projects, look no further than David Welch. Contact me with any studio inquires.
What People are Saying
Review by D. Bettencourt
"Choosing David Welch as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made in the entire wedding process! Firstly, he was extremely easy to work with. We met several times prior to the wedding and went over everything in detail. He answered all of our questions and made us feel calm and confident for the wedding day. On the day of our wedding David was so fun to work with. His calm demeanor totally set the tone. He was extremely flexible while always being cognizant of keeping us on track so we were sure to enjoy ourselves. We had the pleasure to also have him shoot our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Upon receiving the photos, we could not believe the quality and the amount of memories that he was able to capture. We feel so lucky to be able to have such beautiful memories from such a special day. I can't say enough great things about David. He is talented, professional and truly a great guy." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by B. Ozimek
"As a bride, finding the perfect photographer to capture our wedding day was one of my first priorities. I knew this would be a struggle when I was researching online and found an immense amount of photographers on Martha’s Vineyard. When we were in contact with David, we immediately knew we wanted him to be a part of our most special day! David proved to be beyond perfect. He is extremely professional, easy to communicate with and most importantly a genuine person who is talented beyond words.
Because we lived in CT, the majority of our communication was through email, text or phone calls. He was quick to respond with creative and unique places to shoot on our wedding day. He was thorough and ensured all of our requests were fulfilled. He even met us at our rehearsal the night before to go over details for our ceremony. Our wedding party couldn’t say nicer words about David. He made everyone feel at ease and was very flexible and fun. One of our groomsmen told us how he’s never had such a great time taking pictures with a wedding party. He expressed how David was so easy to work with and made what could’ve been a strenuous/dull process, a memorable experience.
After we received our pictures, we were absolutely blown away and were so proud to share them with all of our friends and family (many tears were shed ☺). Not only did David take the most beautiful photographs, he was able to capture the emotion from that day and we will treasure that for the rest of our lives. To this day we tell everyone how wonderful he is and how grateful we were to have him be a part of our wedding day! We look forward to having David take pictures in the future ahead." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by S. Pessiki
"David is truly phenomenal! My husband and I first met him at the Harbor View's New Years Eve party the night we were engaged, and the moment I knew we were getting married on the Vineyard I knew I had to contact David. He responded almost immediately, and remembered us - and said how special it was for him to capture our first photo as an engaged couple. That comment stood out to me, and I knew we had to have David as our photographer! He even suggested doing our first look down at the harbor where we got engaged, an idea I hadn't even considered (it was amazing!) He's creative, talented, and a true pleasure to be around. Besides your better half, you probably spend most of your wedding day with your photographer - so although quality is a top priority, choosing someone who is genuine, kind, flexible and spirited is also SO important! Mike and I were SO lucky to find all of those qualities in David. I would recommend him to anyone, but especially brides and grooms getting married on the Vineyard. David knows the island better than anyone I've met, and was able to take absolutely perfect shots, in fantastic lighting, and captured the most special moments of our day. He and his assistant completely immersed themselves in every moment, yet in such a flawless way we forgot they were there at times. He ensured WE were getting everything out of our day that we had hoped for, and his photos are proof of that. He is the best of the best, and we are so thankful we chose him! We can't wait to use him for anniversary shots & family events in the future!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by M. Fishman
"I cannot write enough good things about David Welch. I spoke to a lot of photographers before deciding on David and I knew the first time I talked to him that he was going to be “the one.” He was incredibly flexible with what we wanted and went through step by step how the day would go. He even came to our rehearsal so that everyone would be comfortable with him before the big day. On the day of the wedding I barely even noticed he was there. He just blended right in like he was one of the family. Everyone at the wedding loved him and this is all before we even saw the pictures. The pictures were PERFECT. He really captured our entire day and every time I look through them I feel that I’m reliving the day all over again. There’s an organic feel to his photography that I just love and every picture was fantastic. There is no way anyone could go wrong with choosing David." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by C. Kennedy
"I reached out to David this past January to schedule a Senior High School photo shoot for my daughter on Martha's Vineyard this past July. David and I kept in contact and he was so flexible for planning a day and time (during our stay) as our shoot date drew near. He wanted to have the best weather conditions for the shoot. When the time came, he met us, listened to what we wanted for locations, and made my daughter feel so comfortable. The shoot and photographs were perfection and it was a really fun afternoon! He has been a pleasure to work with, he is organized, timely and very accommodating. The entire experience was excellent and I will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone for any type of photoshoot. David, thanks again for all you did. We had a blast and now have memories forever." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by N. McKoz
"David has photographed my large family twice and each time captured beautiful moments that we treasure. Everyone in my family agrees that he is so comfortable to work with for the children and adults.We just love the
high quality of the photographs!!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by S. Warden
"Our family photo shoot with David was a wonderful experience, and the shots came out GREAT. He took both more formal group shots that we requested with the extended family as well as spontaneous fun shots of all of us and our kids. We were all thrilled with the quality of the photos. I was particularly impressed with how well he interacted with our little kids and was able to keep them entertained and smiling. Great photos and memories. We will definitely do our next family photo shoot with him!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by A. Devore
"David was wonderful to work with and produced photos of our family that were better than we could have imagined. My husband and I and our two boys had so much fun taking the photos and enjoyed the whole experience. The photos are beautiful and David was extremely responsive and easy to work with. We love the still shots and the action shots of our whole family and our two sons. We will definitely work with him again!!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review by A. McKiernan
"I contacted David to set up a family portrait session on Martha's Vineyard for my in-laws 45th wedding anniversary. He responded very quickly, had great work to show, friendly response, fantastic reviews and incredible rates! We booked in May for our August vacation. He gave us tips for locations and style and kept in touch as the event approached. On the day he was the nicest easiest person to be around --even with pointing a camera at our faces! I have a 2 year old who was part of the shoot and he worked so well with him- and quickly knowing dinner was approaching for the little one! We ordered prints that are stunning and arrived so quickly and nicely packaged. And an album for my in-laws of photos they selected that he worked with us to create. It was a pleasure to work with David and have him capture this time in our family's history. I can't recommend him enough for any event you have!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐