David Royal

David Royal is a freelance photographer based on the Monterey Bay in California. A photojournalist with a base in art photography, he loves using his camera as a tool to meet people and discover new worlds around him.

A former staff photographer with the Monterey County Herald, David has over 20 years of experience shooting as a newspaper photojournalist. He has also worked for major news outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He has won awards through the National Press Photographers Association, The American Society of News Editors and the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication/ Photojournalism from San Jose State University.

David covers weddings in a photojournalistic style, working unobtrusively to cover the day from start to finish like he is documenting a story. His easygoing style and grace under pressure have gained him access where doors were closed and gotten him through the most trying situations.

He is intimately familiar with Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties and has shot numerous weddings in Aptos, Big Sur, Carmel, Davenport, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Salinas and Santa Cruz. Wedding photojournalism has also taken him to the beaches of Hawaii and into historic churches and mansions in the American South.

1 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of David Royal.

Married: 8 years ago

Scott & Lindsay

Thanks so much man! We finally got a chance to look through the photos last night, and we were just busting-up. You really managed to capture all the details from the day, even the tiny stuff like candy, beer, etc. Everything really came back to me when looking at the photos. I'm glad we got you to really document the whole ordeal, these photos will really help us remember all the little things..Outstanding work - we couldn't be more satisfied!