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  • Hi, my name is Dave Perris and I run Lucky Dog Photography.

    I've been working as a full time professional photographer for around twenty years, mainly in press and public relations. My images appear frequently in national newspapers and magazines and I've contributed to several technical books on photography.

    When I moved to Brighton a few years years ago I also started offering my services as a wedding photographer, this now makes up over half of my work. You'll get an idea of my style by looking at some of the blog posts here.

    I've just changed the layout and look of the blog and, as it develops, I'll be putting up lots of tips and advice as well as inviting guest bloggers to talk about their own areas of expertise (please contact me if you are interested).

    Hope you enjoy it, please leave comments and get in touch if you want any information on services or booking.

Charlotte and Tony’s wedding in Horsham, Surrey.

A very quick blog post with a few photos of Charlotte and Tony’s wedding last weekend. The ceremony was just around the corner from their home at All Saints in Roffey, Horsham. Lovely church, lovely vicar but, from a wedding photographers point of view, terrible light. All Saints falls in to the ‘darkest churches I […]

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Bryan - David, there is some very nice work here, keep sharing : )

Wedding Photography Liverpool - These images are great, there is something very elegant about your work. You’ve captured true emotion and the colours are fantastic, great work!

Martin Ward Photography - Absolutely beautiful. Really looks like an amazing day, with such attention paid to the details, love all the photos of the couple. Stunning photography, Really beautiful work, so inspirational. Looks like it was a truly amazing day!

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Winter wedding at the Alexander House Hotel

Jo and her sisters outside the Alexander House Hotel in West Sussex I had my final wedding of the year last Saturday. Jo and Pete booked me as their wedding photographer a few months ago after being let down by someone else and finding me through my website. We didn’t get a chance to meet […]

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Berkshire Wedding Photography - Great series of photos Dave,

My favourites are your outdoor shots. The illumination looks so good I would have thought you used a full studio strobe with a light box. It really lifts the pictures. One would have never guessed that it was probably -3 degrees at the time!

Great work. Keep it up in 2011!


DaveP - Thanks Luben,

Yes, it’s just one speedlight with a large brolly. I’ve moved the stand as near to them as possible to keep the light soft.
Hope 2011 is good for you too.


Essex wedding photography - Your images truly capture the emotion of the day. Stunning!

DaveP - Thanks Jasmine, Dave.

David Fenwick Photography - Hi Dave,
I’ve just been having a good look through your blog and wanted to compliment you on your great work. I can see you care passionately about finding, or creating, good light for your images (I’m with you on that one). I really like the light in the images taken with the Speedlight and brolly. What’s your precise set-up (stand, assistant, recruited guest)? I’m tempted to do this but would like to keep the kit highly portable. I suppose it would even be possible to get a guest to hold the brolly and Speedlight!
All the best,

DaveP - Thanks David. It’s a very simple set up, just a light stand with a Manfrotto adapter to take a brolly and speedlight. I use Elinchrom Skyports to trigger the flash. You often need someone to hold the stand as it tends to fall over with the first puff of wind, I usually recruit the nearest willing volunteer for the job! I use just one light for fast portraits, though it’s useful to have two kits available, together they are great for doing group photos if the weather turns bad. Very portable. Dave.

David Fenwick Photography - Many thanks for the info Dave – really appreciated. I feel some investment in kit is now required!

Nick Rose - Really great wedding photography here and awesome lighting. You answered Davids question with ‘just one speedlight with a large brolly’ do you combine with an ‘on camera’ or is it literally just the one speedlight remotely triggered?
Good work here!

DaveP - Thanks Nick. Yes, just one off camera speedlight in this case. I do sometimes use off camera flash together with on camera flash. If I’m using a bare speedlight off camera, at a conference for example, I might use a blip of on camera flash to fill the shadows and reduce the contrast a bit. Generally if I’m using a flash and brolly, and need more lighting, I’ll use another off camera flash to supplement it.

Photographer Aberdeen - Nice photos, I really like the shots on the stairs! keep up the good work.

Wedding Photographer Kent - Great photographs!

Wedding Photographer Bath - Super set,I really love the traditional shots at the end great work!

Nick Rose | Kent Wedding Photographer - I love the father of the brides expression in the shot near the top where he’s holding his finger in the air!

St.Helens Photographer - Like your work!

Wedding Photographer Santorini - As a wedding photographer myself, I would like to give you my congratulations for the beautiful photographs!

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New wedding album proofer

As the wedding season starts to slow down, I’m gearing up to start working through several wedding albums ordered earlier in the year. Designing albums and working through revisions with clients has been quite a slow process up until now. Couples either had to come round to my office and go through the designs on […]

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Aya and Joe’s wedding at The Swan at The Globe

Aya and Joe booked me as their wedding photographer a few months ago, after finding me on the internet. Unusually for most of my photography clients we didn’t get a chance to meet up before the event, but the couple introduced me to Skype video calls and we got to know each other a bit […]

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Northwest Wedding Photography - Great blog. Love this set of pictures – it’s not often you get top hats at a wedding any more!

Lee Paul Serwatka - Fantastic Blog:
Really like your images and presentation. Nice style and class to all the images on your blog.

Wedding Photographers Kent - Hi David,
What a fantastic set of photos. You have captured some great moments.
Best wishes,

Aberdeen Photographers - Love the photos at the night skyline, makes the light look amazing

Wedding Photographer Bath - Beautiful shots in front of the Thames, lovely!

Emma Meston - Hi David, What a gorgeous set of images. You are a master at balancing the ambient light with flash obviously… very very nice! All the best Emma

DaveP - Oh no, really, gosh, well if you say so, I suppose I must be! Hi Emma, how’s it going out there?

Lorenzo Ali - One of my favourite parts of London for weddings and you’ve captured it brilliantly! I bet Aya and Joe are well pleased.

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