About Niall David

For Niall, a photograph has to be more than just a gorgeous image – it must also tell a story. The story of a business, an environment, a workplace, or a person.

This approach is behind Niall’s broad portfolio. He loves finding and capturing the truth behind anything, from the fast-paced boardrooms of Silicon Valley, to mammoth industrial facilities, to inspirational landscapes and cityscapes, to boutique interior design, to rocking live music, to anywhere you can bring a camera.

Before beginning his photography career, Niall, who holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, worked as a sustainable design specialist for an international commercial architecture firm in Washington DC and San Francisco, as well as an environmental educator for a highly respected non-profit in New York. That early exposure to innovative, sustainable design and environmental education greatly influenced how he would later capture a variety of interesting subjects through his camera lens.

Niall lives in San Francisco with his wife, Whitney, business owner at Songbird Studios & creator of the Singing / Straw, and their two sons, Hudson & Everett.


Cytryn Family Photo
Niall and Whitney at Heavenly Tahoe

The world is our studio as we specialize in making photographs on location all across the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, wherever you may need us.

We work with a wide variety of talented individuals, passionate business owners and companies of all shapes & sizes to create & document highlights of their people, process,  product and/or service for all the world to see.

Ever wonder where we meet after we make your images, or where some of the magic of what’s produced for you is created? Welcome to the home of Niall David Photography, located at 1463 Pine Street in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco!


Songbird Studios Niall David Photography San Francisco
Songbird Studios Niall David Photography San Francisco-_NDP8779_HDR

Niall only uses the highest quality camera, lighting and grip equipment available to professional photographers, as well as state of the art software for digital image post-processing.

He is currently rocking a selection of Nikon D850 cameras, Profoto lights & light shaping tools and a host of other tools of the trade, alongside the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software for photography, HDR software by Skylum, media browsing by Photo Mechanic, among other notable pixel processing programs.

If you’re curious about any of the technical details in the process or equipment Niall or his team uses, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Tell your story through the magic of photography