What our clients are saying about our work together…
Niall David is an incredibly talented photographer. I recently had the pleasure of working with Niall on a commercial photo shoot for my company, EarthBaby. It was so much fun working with him and the pictures turned out amazing! It was my first time planning a large photo shoot with several models. He helped me think through and plan all the details to ensure it went as smoothly as possible.
Had a portrait session with Niall, who helped me feel relaxed while achieving what I had requested. He was able to provide portraits incorporating a grand piano and also some outdoor shots in Stern Grove. A very professional service but it never felt stuffy or unaccessible. Instead he was very approachable, relaxed, friendly and funny. He had great communication throughout and was able to help out with venue/clothing ideas.
Niall David is a gifted photographer! He has done photos for my company events and seems to always get great shoots of the kids in action! He is also really nice to work with. Very friendly, responsible and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone in SF looking for a photographer.
We truly loved our experience working with Niall; from the flexibility in scheduling, the flawless delivery of our images and portraits, to his relaxed and professional demeanor at our crazy difficult shoot. He’s a really great guy and we highly recommend him. Hopefully he’ll take us back this year, perhaps our kids will behave better in Family Portraits 2.0, at least the adults will.
Niall David is one of the best in the business. He has captured perfectly some of the top moments in our life (my husband proposing to me and me announcing to my husband we are pregnant). Not only are the pictures beautiful keepsakes we will treasure forever, but they are clean and stunning images. He was so great to coordinate an element of surprise both times and met us at the location of our choice. He has a great eye to capture the exact emotions and moments you want and we love his work!!
What a great experience as someone who is really uncomfortable in front of a camera.
Well at least before my session with Niall.
So Professional yet really natural and easy to talk to, he put me right at ease and his assistant was our photo model for the action shots. I would recommend Niall to my most scrutinizing friend or client… I know they will be beyond pleased.
Matter of fact it’s high time for a new set of shots.
I will be call[ing] you Niall, really soon!!!!
Niall is a delight to work with! I found him quick and responsive. He was fun and charming during the shoot, and he set me at ease while I was sitting in front of the camera. He captured exactly what I wanted – photos that are professional but still have some style, character, and playfulness. Highly recommended!
I really do love your photography! You’re so awesome! I’m going to work hard to get as good as you are! You’re an inspiration for me now! Your pictures made me soooo happy…love them!
I went through your website and looked at your portfolio. I did not expect you to be this good. Your work is excellent!!! I just wanted to let you know that I was really impressed!!!!
I was just made aware of your work through the photos you took at West Coast Songwriters Annual Songwriters Conference ….and through the gallery pages of your website. You do great things with a camera. I’m sure Ian and Joanie et al have thanked you over and over again, but here’s another thank you anyway.
Niall, this is awesome!! I really like your work – I think you have a great eye and a GREAT understanding of lighting. I love the B&W the best. ???? Oh, and the abstract! 😉
Still trying to reclaim my jaw from the floor over these photos. Wow…thanks so much for hanging with us and all of the hard work you put into these. I might just comment on every single one of them.” & “…still can’t get over how awesome those pics were for such a low-lighted room. i guess i don’t get this photography stuff. but at least someone does!
So. I had to refresh my page as I thought the pic hadn’t loaded. Then I realized its blur… Bluuuurrrrrr! Kill me in the face, man. Amaze. angle, blur. Def a new fave and furthermore supports my factual theory that you, my friend, are one bad ass behind the camera.
Niall, these photographs are incredible. I was completely breathless! You could not have done a more perfect job of capturing the madness and beauty that goes into recording an album in the studio. I am so incredibly grateful to you for capturing these moments in time for me. We often get so caught up in the final product of a musical recording that we don’t take the time to appreciate the process, and thankfully, you have done a stunning job of freezing that in time.
Niall has his own unique style. When you look at his photographs, you feel like you’re watching a movie. He manages to capture a world full of sights, sounds & movement in one click. Niall is armed with a sensitive approach, a great sense of composition and the ability to recognize the subtleties of color, texture, and lighting. It is a pleasure to work with him. He’s quick and reliable. He knows his subjects. He’s a pro.
Do you ever take a bad photo? lol! This is awesome!
With presence and authenticity, Niall David captures his subjects like the eye of someone in love.” & “Holy CRAP Niall!!! These are fantastic. You have beautifully captured a very special night for us. There is no way to thank you for that!
Niall was referred to me by another local photographer, so going into our session I felt “okay”. Having had the session and all the follow up interaction that comes with awaiting proofs (timely!), selecting shots, etc, I can say unequivocally that it was a fablous experience working with him. And I look forward to doing so again. Niall’s use of black and white was a very pleasant surprise…not everyone can get that right (no, I am not picky – ha) and he listened to what we thought we would like to capture. Niall has a great vibe that made us extremely comfortable. Personable, professional, and a good sense of humor…Niall is definitely on point.
We went to the botanical garden with Niall and had a great time. My kids did not want to stop posing. The pictures turned out great – we wanted to order almost all of them!
I’m a graphic designer and also moonlight as an amateur photographer. My husband is a musician and also extremely gifted in every area of the arts, from photography to drawing. So you can imagine how picky we both are about photography, and Niall delivered. I wanted to get some family photos done (family being me, my husband and our extremely photogenic dog), and we went with Niall to Stern Grove on a beautiful fall day. We all liked Niall immediately – he was laid back but enthusiastic, professional but friendly, and had great ideas about poses and lighting and backdrops. He got lots of great shots, which isn’t always easy with a dog who wants to chase everything that moves. We’re super happy with how the shots turned out and would definitely use him again.
Niall is a very talented photographer and a really nice and patient guy! We had our family photo shoot at the Botanical Gardens in SF per his suggestion. I have to 2 little boys and an infant so the gardens was a perfect spot for my boys to run around and be “boys”. Niall was very patient and understanding with our whole family dynamics throughout the session. He was very professional and relaxed. He gave excellent suggestions as to where to take pictures and the results were awesome. Niall has a great eye and I love his work/style. I’m looking forward to having his pictures displayed in our home.
Niall, we were really happy with your work and the images you supplied from your recent Faculty Matters magazine photo shoot. The venue was beautiful, and it is really clear that you a) have an eye for intriguing angles and b) that your composition was wonderful. Add in the fact that our faculty member had a great experience with you and we are more than thrilled. We aim to make sure that our faculty participants feel like rock stars, and you certainly achieved that in Long Beach.
More than one person has said that these are the best family pictures they’ve ever seen, and I agree. ???? Really excited to hang the prints in our home.
We have just had a wonderful family portrait experience with Niall David in San Francisco. I would love to recommend him to you all for when you are looking for a photographer. He is creative, interesting, very professional, easy to reach, and GREAT with the kids. We had our shoot at the Palace of Fine Arts, but he was willing to go anywhere in the Bay Area to shoot. He was voted Best Family Photographer in SF by Red Tricycle this year.