David Welch is an award winning fine art photographer based on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard. Since establishing his commercial studio in Katama in 2006, David has been actively shooting weddings, family portraits and events since. In 2015 David was named one of Martha’s Vineyard’s “40 Under 40” by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Aside from shooting events on Martha’s Vineyard, David is willing to travel from ‘the rock’ and provide photography services on Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston and beyond.  Travel fees are modest and usually cover travel expenses only.

Let David bring his art-inspired photojournalist eye and warm personality to produce timeless pictures & memories for your Vineyard wedding, family gathering or other event.

Our studio is 100% powered by renewable solar energy.

 What people are saying:


“David photographed our wedding in June 2015 and did a wonderful job. He responded promptly to all of our emails, had the proofs to us within a couple weeks, and ensured our wedding album came out beautifully. David met with us at the venue before the wedding day to ensure everything would be perfect, and it definitely was! He listened to our ideas and took the time to understand our style and feel we wanted to capture. For the quality of his services and compared to other photographers on the island, his prices were very reasonable. David captured our wedding perfectly and we are very grateful!”
-R. Byrne

“David’s photo booth was one of the highlights of my wedding last month. It really added something extra special to the night. When my husband and I received the final images, we were thrilled to see how many of our guests had stopped by the booth throughout the night. David captured some sweet family portraits, some crazy cocktail-fueled group shots, and everything in between. We couldn’t have asked for better results. David was very easy to communicate with throughout the entire process and was a pleasure to have around during the wedding. Highly recommended!”
-H. Hughes

When my now husband and I got engaged, we didn’t even bother looking for a wedding photographer, we knew we wanted to use David Welch. As someone who works in the events field on the island, I’ve used David for my work’s major fundraisers and he had done a fantastic job with my sister’s wedding as well. Our formal photos came out great but what was even better was the moments he captured- a kiss on the cheek, a gaze between two people, or a crazy aunt looking like Tina Turner on the dance floor. The photobooth photos came out hilariously awesome, and David was super easy going to work with and quick on communication (he was even able to squeeze in our rehearsal dinner photos on short notice). Overall, we could not be happier with our experience and photographs – I think David will be seeing more of me and my whole family for years to come!”
-L. Brown

“We loved our family photographs! We decided on State Beach right before sunset. I strongly suggest completing the survey David sends prior to your session. He really listens to all of the intricate details and it helps to eliminate wasted time during the session. My teenager was very pleased with her solo photos. David worked well with my 9 month old. Having young children himself, David was understanding and very patient through her moods. I am looking forward to another session in the future.”
-K. Hill

“We researched a few photographers in Martha’s Vineyard for our family vacation photo shoot and David Welch was by far the most reliable, reasonable, and talented. Not to mention, he’s a down to earth, sweet, family man. Our children loved shooting with him. What I loved the most was how accommodating he was and took the time to understand and meet our needs.
We will definitely use him again!!”
-J. Amode0

“My fiance had hired David to be at the location where he planned to propose. I didn’t even notice David as he was off in the distance seemingly taking tourist photos of beautiful Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard. Once my fiance held both of my hands, David knew to start shooting – and he was able to capture the most incredible moments of my life! David then followed us around for the next hour, setting us up in front of gorgeous scenery to take the most genuine engagement photos. It was so magical, and I am so thankful he was there to take these beautiful shots. His work and vision and edits are flawless.”
-K. Mazzara

“David was wonderful to work with and produced photos of our family that were better than we could have imagined. My husband and I and our two boys had so much fun taking the photos and enjoyed the whole experience. The photos are beautiful and David was extremely responsive and easy to work with. We love the still shots and the action shots of our whole family and our two sons. We will definitely work with him again!!”
-A. Devore

“I cannot write enough good things about David Welch. I spoke to a lot of photographers before deciding on David and I knew the first time I talked to him that he was going to be “the one.” He was incredibly flexible with what we wanted and went through step by step how the day would go. He even came to our rehearsal so that everyone would be comfortable with him before the big day. On the day of the wedding I barely even noticed he was there. He just blended right in like he was one of the family. Everyone at the wedding loved him and this is all before we even saw the pictures. The pictures were PERFECT. He really captured our entire day and every time I look through them I feel that I’m reliving the day all over again. There’s an organic feel to his photography that I just love and every picture was fantastic. There is no way anyone could go wrong with choosing David.”
-M. Fishman