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My Story

Headshot of David R Smith near Peoria IL with David Raymond Photo

Hi, I'm David, owner of David Raymond Photo and the guy behind the lens. I am an experienced photographer who is passionate about capturing meaningful moments and telling stories through my work. What sets me apart is my deep commitment to establishing personal connections with my clients and understanding the unique story they want to tell through their images. With years of experience in the industry, I have honed my skills and developed a unique approach to photography that allows me to create stunning images that truly capture the essence of my client's stories.


I believe that every couple has a story to tell, and it is my job to capture that story in a way that is authentic, beautiful, and timeless. If you're planning a wedding and wanting to be sure every moment is captured in a way that visually tells the story of your day, then David Raymond Photo is the right photographer for you. 

My Approach

At David Raymond Photo, I take a collaborative approach to photography. I work closely with my clients to understand their vision and goals, and I use my expertise and creativity to bring that vision to life through my photography.

For me, building relationships with my clients is of utmost importance. I strive to create an environment where you feel comfortable and at ease, allowing your authentic selves to shine through in every image. Your satisfaction is my top priority, and I am dedicated to making the entire process simple and easy for you.

One thing that clients often mention is how laid back and easy to work with I am. I believe that sessions should be enjoyable and stress-free experiences, and my aim is to make sure you have a fantastic time while capturing beautiful and candid emotions that help tell your story.


I believe that the best images are the ones that truly capture the essence of the moment, and I strive to create images that are authentic, emotional, and beautiful. My approach is focused on capturing the details and emotions that make your wedding unique, and I work tirelessly to ensure that every image we create tells a story and returns you to that moment.

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