After pursuing two other careers and enjoying them tremendously, David decided it was time to follow a life-long passion of portrait photography. He started relearning in the late nineties and began David Beckham Photography and set up a basement studio. "The goal was to be just like the pioneers of senior photography, Kent Smith and Larry Peters, but cheaper. I had visions of growing to tremendous proportions. Well that dream never happened. As soon as I developed my own fashion based style, my own Senior Model Program, and my own way of using OCF did I make an impact. I opened my studio in 2008 and have seen 15-25% growth every year since. In 2012 I changed to only offering Senior and Fashion photography and my best sales ever."
Branding is more than a unique text font, sparkly colors and a logo. We are going to discover your personal brand and work through it using it in all of your marketing.
As we talk about marketing:
- we will hit tried and proven ways to generate a constant flow of clients
- We’ll also look at all the ways that you can use your clients and senior models in all of your advertising.
In 2020 David earned the Masters of Photography from the PPA and is the the President of the Professional Photographers of Ohio. His work has been published in many national magazines over the last year including the Cover of PPA Magazine. He has been awarded the Grand Imaging award for Best Senior Photo in 2019 and had a TOP 10 photo in the 2016. Senior Style Guide has chosen his work six years in a row for their coveted Hot 100 list. David speaks and teaches at multiple PPA events, SYNC in 2018, 2019 and 2020, Shutterfest 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20. He also leads “Everything Senior Workshops” from his studio and on location 4-6 times a year and hosts an educational Facebook Group called ASKDavid.