Currently based in Los Angeles, Dave honed his craft as a staff photographer for several newspapers, collecting runner-up California Press Photographer of the Year in 2005. His iconic 2006 photo of presidential candidate Barack Obama earned him honors from Pictures of the Year International, the premier annual showcase of the world's finest photojournalism. His images have been published in Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Maxim, Photo District News and every major newspaper in America.
Dave is also an associate of Chrisman Studios and was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American PHOTO magazine. In the last 12 months, Dave was listed among the "Rising Stars of Wedding Photography" by Photo District News, "The New Guard of Wedding Specialists" by San Francisco Brides Magazine and was the only American cited as one of the five best wedding photographers by Italian Luxury Magazine "Just Married." In 2010, he won Photographer of the Year honors from the Wedding Photojournalist Association. To see his wedding images, visit

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