Though his portfolio spans portraiture, sport and commercial assignments, Canon Ambassador David Bernard thrives when photographing weddings. When documenting a couple’s special day, David sees his role as a social one as well as artistic, working to build connections with the bride and groom and their guests, to help them relax as he shoots.
Influenced by the work of Hungarian-American photojournalist Robert Capa, David likes his images to have an intimate feel, with as much of the scene as possible in focus. "Robert Capa, one of my favourite photographers, said, 'If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough,' and that's exactly my approach," explains David. "In most of my images, especially wedding photos, I would like the viewer to imagine that he or she is part of the story, as if they were in that place themselves."