David Crane

David Crane is an editorial photographer who has documented news stories as a photojournalist for more than 25 years. His images of celebrities, politicians, musicians, and sports figures have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and LIFE. A Brooks Institute Scholarship recipient and National Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year, David began turning his lens on weddings after being asked by a friend to shoot his wedding. His approach is strictly candid and documentary with a unique abilty to turn life into art.

Photographer David Crane 
Location Southern California, United States
Starting Rates $2000+ (USD) 
Website http://www.davidcrane.org 
Photos 28 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 8 Client Letters
Blog http://www.davidcrane.org/index2.php#/multi-text_10/1/ 
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of David Crane. The following awards have been earned by David from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2015 Q3 16th Place - Parents
2013 Q3 12th Place - Flowers/Decorations
Q2 12th Place - Send Off/Departure
Q1 7th Place - Getting Ready
9th Place - Dancing (Action)
2012 Q1 13th Place - Getting Ready
17th Place - Ceremony
2011 Q4 15th Place - Emotion
Q3 19th Place - Getting Ready
Q2 11th Place - Reception
20th Place - Portrait of the Bridal Party
Q1 15th Place - Details (Found)
2010 Q4 3rd Place - Engagement Portrait
5th Place - Silhouettes, Shadows & Good Light
Q2 4th Place - Kids (being kids)
5th Place - Kids (being kids)
Q1 20th Place - Dancing (Action)
2007 Q4 17th Place - Weather
Q3 18th Place - Scene Setters
2006 Winter 7th Place - Creative Portrait
Fall 1st Place - Details
7th Place - Ceremony
8th Place - Action
17th Place - Silhouettes, Shadows & Light
Summer 3rd Place - Details
6th Place - Reception
Spring 6th Place - Details
2005 Summer 3rd Place - Kids (being kids)

The following letters are from the clients of David Crane. Click an image to view a larger version.

Jerilyn  &  Peter

Jerilyn & Peter
Married July 4th, 2009
"You have been making us smile for weeks!! Because we've watched your three song slideshow so many times and each time your photos and how you put the show together almost moves us to happy tears! You are an incredible photographer David and we are thrilled you were there with us on such an important day. We look forward to working with you again in the future!"

Bonnie  &  Charlie

Bonnie & Charlie
Married September 13th, 2008
"I am so fortunate to have had you as my photographer. You were invisible, yet captured everything I envisioned and more! We know your busy, and thank you for the photo, I put it in the frame from the signatures at the wedding on our wall. We are very thankful and hope we cross...more "

Linda  &  Daniel

Linda & Daniel
Married September 7th, 2008
"We are so glad (& lucky) to have found you! I loved your work from the moment I stumbled across your website---There is something indescribably ethereal in your photos. And we couldn't be happier with all of your pics from the wedding! They were absolutely gorgeous!! We will surely...more "

Laurie  &  Marc

Laurie & Marc
Married July 12th, 2008
"What can I say?!?! I'm at a lost for words. I knew I had stumbled across a genius when I first viewed your website. You captured my day exactly how I had hoped. The feedback from our family and friends has been nothing short of phenomenal. I feel so blessed to have your images...more "

Priscilla  &  Ryan

Priscilla & Ryan
Married May 24th, 2008
"We received your package and all we can say is "W O W". I have to say, top to bottom, your talent and overall presentation is exceptional. Every detail is closely attended to (even the origami crane in the package) and the quality of your work has elicited unending praise...more "

Michelle  &  Sean

Michelle & Sean
Married July 14th, 2007
"Just wanted to let you know that my mother took our wedding album to work, and everyone is falling in love with the pictures. 4 people have already asked for your name, and my mom has forwarded it on to them. People are saying that the pictures should be in a magazine!!! Thanks...more "

Melissa  &  Jason

Melissa & Jason
Married December 30th, 2006
"When I look at your pictures, I am immediately transported to our wedding and it makes me cry, even a year after our wedding. You made the moments we will never forget beautiful and you helped us see beautiful things going on we would have never noticed on our own. What's so striking about your work is that you seem to capture the meaning of a wedding - the importance, the beauty, the fun (and even some of the nerves) that go along with this awesome commitment. You were a joy to work with the entire day and we recommend you to everybody we know. Thank you."

Booyeon & Aric

Booyeon & Aric
Married September 3rd, 2006
"David--you truly made our wedding the most memorable experience of our lives. Your photos, which hang all over our home, continually prompt our guests to ask 'WHO took these photos?!'. They are breathtaking to say the least. We enjoyed your easy-going style which allowed us to have the...more "