Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Jun 21, 2021
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Oct 12, 2011

Lists (1)

Boho Inspiration

35 Photos
See Less

About Me

Hi. I'm Dave, a photographer since 1979, pro since 2009. I've been voted "Best Pet Photographer in San Diego" on the 10News A-List and I've been recognized by The Art of Photography Show and other international competitions. In the commercial world I've worked with Starbucks, Deepak Chopra, Petsmart, Petco and many local businesses. I love my job and even get to volunteer for animal rescues!

My passion is on location portraiture photography where the environment of the subject plays as an important part in telling the story as the subject. I also love my studio. I'm constantly learning new photographic techniques and acquiring new equipment to take my game higher.

I'm on Model Mayhem to network into subjects and to source paid work. I'm reasonably priced and willing to work within your budget. I work with all ages, shapes, sizes & colors. I'm open to collaboration or can take creative control and run with it if you're not sure what you want. While I feel the female form is a work of art in and of itself and I love to shoot artful, alluring, soulful, suggestive, intimate portraits, that's not all I shoot.

If we're working together, I'll insist on a few things:
1.) A Service Agreement if you're paying me, or a Model Release if we're doing a trade. Both are short contracts, written in plain English and protect BOTH of our interests. I can email them to you before our session if you provide an email address (Model Mayhem Mail doesn't allow file attachments).
2.) Exchanging phone numbers so we can communicate about session details, confirm the session 24 hrs. prior, locate each other at the location if one of us gets lost or has an emergency. Because of so many "no call, no shows" I'll assume you want to cancel if we have not been in touch 24 hours prior to the session. I'm not here to date either. The phone number exchange is strictly for communicating about shoot details.
3.) You are welcome to bring one mature escort other than a parent or your spouse/lover. I have found people in these roles can really distract a model. No drama, please and kindly ensure our session is not cut short because your escort doesn't have enough time for it, gets cold or bored or is otherwise an issue.

Please don't take any of the above personally. Same rules for everyone. smile Yes, it's necessary! I'm a much more flexible person after we prove ourselves a successful team. Thanks for reading! Questions? Cool. Just ask me.

Verified Credits (27)

Worked with Dave in San Diego? Share your experience and become verified!
Add Credits

"Dave is an awesome photographer with a great eye and even more fun to work with!" Read less

... Read more

"Working with Dave is an absolute dream! Not only is he always prompt with his communication, but he takes the time to make sure you are comfortable and really pulls the most unique shots from you. Dave is so personable and knowledgeable that I left feeling more enlightened and confident after the shoot. I feel so empowered by the images we captured and I've never seen myself look more naturally beautiful and serene. It's exactly what he told me we would capture (and he absolutely delivered). I can't wait to work with him again! I highly recommend working with Dave. He is so easy to work with and you'll radiate in positive energy while working with him." Read less

... Read more

"I had a great time working with Bohemian Mystery! Very laid back and professional! He welcomed my ideas and we worked great together. Come to my page to see some of our work together!" Read less

... Read more

"Absolutely loved working with David! He is incredibly talented and has such an eye for photography. He's very professional, so much fun to work with, and made me feel extremely comfortable during the entire shoot. The pictures came out AMAZING!!! No doubt would work with him again!" Read less

... Read more

"Amazing photographer , really made me feel better and more confident in myself . Really loved working with him ." Read less

... Read more

"Dave is a flexible, creative photographer who does incredible work. He's very easy to work with, while giving firm, decisive direction to help achieve the best photograph possible. He's, by far, my favorite person to work with." Read less

... Read more

"Working with Dave was a pleasure! He was very professional and we got some beautiful shots. Talented photographer. I highly recomend! " Read less

... Read more

"AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER! was so professional, chatted with me for a while before hand, helped me learn what angels work for my face, how to prevent those annoying back rolls that happen in some poses. Understood my limits and comfort levels. I highly recommend to him to all models, he has a great eye and so many amazing ideas for shoots!" Read less

... Read more

"Dave it was great working with you! You made me feel comfortable and even taught me a few things :) The time went by so fast and I feel like we had a lot of good laughs! Can't wait to see the photos!" Read less

... Read more