David Tinkler Photography

A wedding photographer for couples that do not like having their photo taken. No awkward posing. No cheesy photos. Just beautiful, natural pictures with a sense of fun and a lot of laughs.
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Products and Services

Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Speeches
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Online Proofing
Videography Available
Personal Online Gallery
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Dancing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Wedding Albums
Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Last-Minute Orders
Full Description
Who am I? Hi, I'm David, a wedding photographer from Surrey - working ALL OVER the UK - and sometimes beyond! I deliver amazing photos that you’re going to treasure forever. I’ll be capturing all the little things you’re too wrapped up in the moment to even see. Things that will make you laugh, cry and grin your faces off when you see the pictures. Even more than that, I’ll be your wedding planning advisor; drink/bouquet/make-up fetcher; buttonhole expert; confetti choreographer; general calming presence. Plus I always have sunscreen and tissues in my bag! I believe you should not be spending more than half an hour or so focused on photos during your wedding day. You should live it and enjoy it and relax in the knowledge that I'm capturing it all beautifully for you. Who are you? No cheesy poses, no standing around for hours - you're all about the laughter, tears and dance moves! You probably cringe at the very idea of being photographed - I get that, I'm the same! And the thought of spending hours lined up with a parade of distant relatives, while your canapés and drinks disappear one-by-one, is probably not how you want to spend your wedding day. You are planning a fun wedding and you really want to enjoy it and live it. You are looking for a photographer that understands that and knows how to get great pictures without all of the awkward posing.


Year Business Was Established
No. of People In Team
Sam & Suman
Happy couple married in August
March 2021
We loved the way you captured all the beautiful moments of the wedding - Priceless! The scenic shots at Keston were amazing and all our friends and family were stunned how beautiful they were.
Lorna & Phil
Happy couple married in November
March 2021
These pictures made it all feel real again
The pictures are just perfect, thank you so much. It was so exciting looking at them all because after a year of planning the wedding, it went so fast and even though it's only been 2 weeks it was already starting to feel like it didn't even happen! These pictures made it all feel real again - thank you
Sarah & James
Happy couple married in November
March 2021
Thank you for letting us relive our special day again
Oh my goodness, they are absolutely amazing! Thank you so so much. You’ve really captured the day perfectly. We absolutely love them! Thank you for letting us relive our special day again. Thank you for everything - you've been absolutely amazing.
Nikki & Ben
Happy couple married in September
March 2021
Many of our guests have commented on how great you were
HUGE thanks. We absolutely love them. The video was so amazing too! My sister has already said she 100% wants you as her photographer and so many of our guests have commented on how great you were. So once again a massive thank you from us both
Kelly & Ray
Happy couple married in September
March 2021
You've created something really quite magical for us
We are just blown away! The photos are just amazing and the video... wow! Just breath-taking. It brought everything back and seeing all our family and friends having a ball was incredible. We must have watched it 1000 times over already! You've created something really quite magical for us. Thank you so much!
Hannah & Paul
Happy couple married in August
March 2021
You have captured all the moments perfectly
Wow! We absolutely love them! It's so special to look through them all and we are still going back through and reliving different parts of the day. You have captured all the moments perfectly. Thank you so much for everything
Location & Contact Details


Chelmsford, Essex, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

Silvermere Wedding Guide 2020-2022
Surrey & Sussex Bride Magazine
Friern Manor Wedding Guide 2020-2022

What is your most memorable wedding?

I shot a beautiful wedding in Norway in 2018. Fun fact; Norwegian weddings have a LOT of speeches. This one had 14. FOURTEEN speeches. Dinner lasted for about 5 hours, haha!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Natural. Fun. Happy. Candid. Cheese-free!

What about your business are you most proud of?

That many of my couples stay in touch for years after the wedding, hiring me for family pictures, pet pictures, all kind of things. Lots of my couples actually go on to become friends, and I love that so much.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make a list and arrange it in order of what's most important to you. Take care of things one at a time, crossing them off as you go. That way the things that are most important to you will get taken care of first and your stress will reduce the closer you get to the wedding as you'll know the really important things were arranged ages ago.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I shot this wedding once where the bride had arranged a double photo frame on the cake stand. One frame had 'Day 1' written above it, and one had 'Day 3653' written above it. Day 3653 was the wedding day. In the first frame she had put a picture they had taken together on their first date, and then after we had done the couples pictures I quickly printed one off and popped it into the frame that said 'Day 3653'. As their guests entered the dining room and noticed the two pictures, everyone went wild - they just loved it. I actually now have my own portable printer just for this purpose, so if you want to do this at your wedding, let me know!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Usually I would meet with the couple prior to booking. Meetings can be in person or via video call. After booking I keep in contact from time to time and as the day nears we have another meeting to go over the details, build a shot list, etc. A day or two after the wedding, with the couples permission, I post a sneak peek (approx 10-15 pictures) on my website. The full gallery is delivered no later than 6 weeks after the wedding.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Every couple is different and no one SHOULD take any particular picture. I always say the most important pictures a couple can take on their wedding day are the ones that they recognise themselves in. The ones where they are being themselves. Those are the ones that will mean the most to them for years and years to come.

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I shot a wedding at a hawk conservancy where the rings were delivered by a beautiful barn owl. That was a pretty cool picture!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

First of all, don't panic! Your venue will be prepared and have places for your guests to be. It's super rare that it rains constantly all day, so even on rainy days it's likely that you'll be able to get outside at some point for photos (plus rain shots are kind of beautiful!) Good vendors are prepared and experienced and are therefore able to cope with rain. If you've hired well, you have nothing to worry about.

Describe how you got into photography.

I was shooting sports (mostly football) for years. I got to work in some wonderful stadiums and at some big games. I shot a few weddings for friends and family and ended up just loving it. I haven't looked back since.