JOAN + JULIAN
DAVE ABREU PHOTOGRAPHY AND HIS TEAM ARE
"You can see Dave’s display of work, and frankly, it speaks for itself. He has an incredible talent that brings out the best of his clients in his photos, and he makes it look completely natural. To top it all off, he is a remarkable person. There was an instant friendship as soon as we met Dave.
Ladies, the person you will spend the most time with during your wedding week will be your photographer. I didn’t realize this until the actual wedding. So it’s of the utmost importance that he/she is cool, calm and collected, cause chances are you won’t be. Dave treated us more like his friends rather than his clients. He took the time to understand what was important to us to ensure he captured it, he kept us calm when issues arose (because that will happen) and he made the effort to include our immediate families in the process. He’s also a perfectionist; so those small pieces of hair unravelling, the smudged eyeliner, foundation lines, messy pocket squares - he knows what to look for and how to fix it.
Having Dave next to us on our wedding day was the best decision we ever made (alongside getting married of course)."
SHIVANI + VICK
SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A
"SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PHOTOGRAPHER!!
HE NOT ONLY GAVE US AMAZING PHOTOS BUT HE WAS CLUTCH ON OUR WEDDING DAY – HE WENT 150% ABOVE AND BEYOND. WE HAD SOME LAST MINUTE CANCELLATIONS OF WATER TAXI’S TO THE ISLAND, HE WATER-PROOFED MY WEDDING DRESS FOR ME AND MESSAGED HIS FRIEND WITH A YACHT TO SEE IF HE COULD PITCH IN FOR US IN A PINCH. HE ALSO HELPED IMPROVE MY BOUQUET, ZIP UP MY DRESS WHEN IT WAS TAKING MY MUM TOO LONG AND JUST WAS THE MOST CHILLED PROBLEM SOLVER. 100% RECOMMEND."
LAURA + CAMERON
MADE US FEEL
WORKING WITH DAVE ABREU AND HIS TEAM WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR OUR WEDDING. DAVE FELT MORE LIKE OUR FRIEND THAN OUR PHOTOGRAPHER, AND HE TRULY MADE THE EFFORT TO CONNECT WITH US ON A PERSONAL LEVEL. THE ENTIRE TEAM WAS PROFESSIONAL, SUPPORTIVE AND OVERALL EXUDED A WONDERFUL AND POSITIVE ENERGY THROUGHOUT OUR WEDDING WEEK. THEY WERE EACH CREATIVE IN THEIR OWN WAY AND MADE US FEEL COMFORTABLE THROUGHOUT THE WEDDING. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH THIS COMPANY, AND WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES!"
NATASHA + MO
WORDS CAN NOT DESCRIBE HOW SPECIAL
DAVE IS TO US
"YES YES YES, I WOULD RECOMMEND DAVE TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE!! WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW SPECIAL DAVE IS TO US. WHEN IT CAME TIME TO SELECT SOMEONE TO CAPTURE OUR DAY, DAVE WAS THE ONE AND ONLY PERSON THAT FELT MORE LIKE AN INSTANT FRIEND THAN A VENDOR. HIS ENERGY, HIS COMMITMENT, AND HIS VISION ARE UNMATCHED, NOT TO MENTION HIS SEWING SKILLS (WHAT OTHER PHOTOGRAPHER STEPS IN TO DEAL WITH A BRIDAL WARDROBE MALFUNCTION?)!!
DAVE IS TRULY ONE IN A MILLION - SELECTING HIM AND HIS TEAM WAS THE GREATEST DECISION MADE DURING OUR ENTIRE PLANNING PROCESS. WE CANNOT WAIT TO CROSS PATHS AGAIN, THOUGH WE KNOW IT IS INEVITABLE AS DAVE HAS NOW BECOME AN HONORARY FAMILY MEMBER."
ALEXANDRA + CLAUDIO
MY FAMILY HAS ACTUALLY COINED THE TERM
"BE A DAVE"
"DAVE ABREU WAS HANDS DOWN ONE OF MY FAVORITE VENDORS FROM OUR WEDDING. FIRST OF ALL, HE PROVIDES A 2 HOUR ENGAGEMENT SHOOT WHICH WAS GREAT NOT ONLY FOR THE PHOTOS, BUT ALSO FOR THE CHANCE TO GET COMFORTABLE WITH SOMEONE TAKING PHOTOS OF YOU AND YOUR PARTNER. WITH DAVE, THIS DIDN'T TAKE LONG AT ALL! HE'S FUNNY, HELPFUL, INTERESTING... BEFORE WE KNEW IT, WE FELT LIKE WE WERE ON A DATE AND THERE JUST HAPPENED TO BE SOMEONE TAKING PHOTOS THERE. THAT COMFORT SHONE THROUGH IN OUR PHOTOS. THEY WERE NATURAL, ROMANTIC, SWEET, CUTE... THEY CAPTURED US!
OUR WEDDING DAY WAS EVEN BETTER! BECAUSE OUR WEDDING PLANNER WASN'T VERY DETAILED - ORIENTED, DAVE HAD TO NOTICE HIMSELF THAT THE ITINERARY DIDN'T ALLOW FOR ENOUGH TIME TO TAKE GOOD 'GETTING READY' SHOTS. SO, ON HIS OWN ACCORD, HE ARRIVED EARLY. FROM THAT MOMENT, HE WAS PURE MAGIC. HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS HE DID FOR US WITHOUT US EVER ASKING:
- CLEANED UP BOTH ROOMS SO THAT THE PHOTOS WOULD LOOK NICER
- HAD HIS ASSISTANT GET A BOW TIE FOR MY RING BEARER BECAUSE THE ONE WE HAD DIDN'T QUITE LOOK RIGHT
- HAD HIS ASSISTANT GO OUT AND AND BUY ME 2 WEDDING VOW BOOKS TO INDULGE MY SILLY (LAST MINUTE) IDEA THAT MY VOWS SHOULD BE IN A BEAUTIFUL BOOK RATHER THAN TYPED ON A CUE CARD
- PLAYED DRAKE ON HIS PHONE BECAUSE I MENTIONED THAT'S MY 'PUMP UP' MUSIC
- TOOK CHARGE OF THE PRE WEDDING PHOTOS WITH FAMILY (AGAIN, BECAUSE MY WEDDING PLANNER WASN'T WELL ORGANIZED) AND HAD MY FAMILY (AND ME) SMILING AND LAUGHING WHILE DOING IT
- FIXED THE GIRLS' SAREES
- GAVE ME ADVICE ON HOW TO HOLD MY SAREE AND WEAR MY JEWELLRY
- HELPED MY FAMILY DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO CAPTURE VIDEO AND EVEN OFFERED THEM HIS LENSE TO BORROW
- MADE TIME FOR A SECOND REVEAL WHEN I CHANGED FROM MY SAREE TO MY DRESS
- NOT TO MENTION, HIS PHOTOS REALLY DO CAPTURE OUR PERSONALITIES AND RELATIONSHIP IN A SWEET, ROMANTIC, CUTE WAY THAT IS TOTALLY US
I COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON ABOUT HOW MAGICAL DAVE MADE OUR WEDDING. HE WAS SO FUN AND THOUGHTFUL AND HE STEPPED UP WHEN NEEDED IN HIS QUIET, STRONG WAY.
MY FAMILY HAS ACTUALLY COINED THE TERM "BE A DAVE" TO REMIND OURSELVES TO BE SOMEONE WHO CAN MAKE A ROOM COME TO LIFE AND FEEL AT EASE.
WITHOUT ANY RESERVATION, I RECOMMEND DAVE. HE'S A KEEPER!"
NARIN + GARY