My Testimonials

“David was great – given that we don’t have any specific photography guidelines currently for these type of shots, it was quite a challenging brief to interpret my ‘capturing the brand character and personality’ spiel, the visual identity principles and align with the community team’s requirements. Having seen some of the shots today I can say that they are engaging, capture the spirit of the campaign, and bring in the visual identity accents I asked for.

Jan Rickerby, Senior Brand Manager, Barclays”

“Dear David,

Just a quick note to say a big thank you for your swift and wonderful professional work. I’m totally impressed!

With very best wishes.”

Tomoe Aoyama | Projects Manager (Education) | British Council Japan

“I’d have absolutely no issues recommending David Lake – he’s the first photography contact of mine that I go for on any job I can’t cover myself!

He’s reliable, creative, well priced, great with people and, best of all, takes a brief really well. I’m sure he’d do a great job for you.”

Nicky Moore

Co-operative Group, Communications Manager, Visual

“Just to say thanks very much again for the UEFA photography. I’ve had a look through all the images and they are perfect – there are some great ones on there, so thanks.”

Ruth McAllister

Marketing & PR Officer, Manchester City Council

“Hi Nicky,

David’s just gone. We had a whale of a time – I can see why he’s your favourite photographer. I’m quite self-conscious in front of a camera, but he made me feel very relaxed. We did lots of different set-ups, so I hope there’s something you like in there.

Thanks for making this such a nice experience.”

Sarah Woods, Author

“Thanks David, that’s all great.

Your work is fantastic!”


Niamh O’Dea

Account Director,Chemistry Creative Agency, Dublin, Ireland

“Hi David

Many thanks for the disc – the photos are great. An incredibly broad

selection. We are really pleased with them. Some will be appearing on our

web site over the next few weeks.

Best regards”

Ben Kelly (Architect of the Hacienda)

“Wow! They’re fantastic David. Thanks for doing such a brilliant job. Will look at in more detail tomorrow as only skimmed but can see lots of very clever product / product reflection / banner shots etc

Speak soon.”

Melinda Chandler, PR and Marketing Manager, Roche Bobois UK

“Hi David

I’ve been meaning to contact you to say how great the photos were – really fantastic. Thank you so much for all your hard work and running around on the day!

I’ll definitely spread the word. Only just think I’ve fully recovered from the day. Keep having cheese related dreams!

Speak soon”

Sarah x

Brazen PR

“David you are an angel!!!!”

Thank you

Ruth Fenton

Marketing Co-ordinator, West Properties UK Ltd

“Hi David

Thank you very much for the job and I appreciate very much that you kept the deadline in the tight schedule.”

Hifumi Ogasahara

Marketing Manager, Hanix Europe Ltd

“Dear David,

I just wanted to send you a personal thank-you. It was great working with you at the events. It felt as though you were part of the team, in that you were sensitive to what was needed. Your presence was not at all intrusive and people were obviously relaxed with having you around. I’m sure that most of us were unaware that photos were being taken of us and as a result you’ve caught some really great natural images. I am sure we will be able to make use of many of the images. I am delighted that you will be able to do more work for us with schools and hope that there will be other opportunities for collaboration.”

Kind Regards,

Andrea Mason

Senior Programme Co-ordinator, The British Council

“Dear David,

Your work is absolutely, positively stunningly beautiful.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Kim and Dario, Officina Della Bistecca, Panzano in Chianti, Florence, Italy

“Hi David,

These are fantastic thank you so much for sending them through. I am very impressed.

Thanks again”

Danielle O’Callaghan, Communications & Events, Accenture

“Hi David,

Ridiculous time of the day to be sending you an email – but doing it now whilst I’m thinking about it!

Just been through the disc – they are absolutely fabulous! Thank you!

Chantal x”

Chantal Hannal

GMEC Awards

“David Lake would be my first suggestion – Manchester based, he’s great with people, really good company as well as being a fantastic photographer and will definitely be able to help sell the idea to them on the spot! You can reach him on 07733 322239 or at His website is if you want to take a look.”

Nicky Moore, Communications Manager – Visual, The Co-operative Group

“Dear Hannah,

Please accept this email as a reference for David Lake Photography. Marketing Manchester has booked David for a number of events over the last couple of years and he has consistently delivered an excellent service. As part of the press team, I have personally booked David for our recent Tourism Awards and also to take photographs for our MCR destination magazine. He is extremely reliable, takes great photographs and always sends his images across in time. He has also been booked for other work from our various departments and I’m sure my colleagues would say exactly the same.”

Mark Coleman, Press and PR Executive, Marketing Manchester

“Let me just say again – and please feel free to quote me – You were simply outstanding. You were amazingly professional and relaxed, and very positively added to the enjoyment of the occasion, rather than interfere or take any shine off the day. I would recommend you wholeheartedly to anyone. Fabulous photography, great company, and all at a very competitive price. Thank you so much. You’d be a welcome guest at our house anytime!”

Very best wishes,

Squadron Leader Fraser Gray, RAF Digby

“I absolutely LOVE the photos though and they are just what we’re looking for. You’ve made it look so simple and stylish and all the rooms seem huge, unlike previous photography which has tended to make them seem over stuffed. Thank you so much!!!

Thanks for your help.”

Clare Harding

Marketing Manager, Soughton Hall

“Hi David,

I hope that you’re well.

I’m sure Paul will also write to thank you as well but I wanted to get in first! Our wedding photographs are absolutely gorgeous! I could not have asked for more. I don’t know how you managed it but you seem to have captured the personality of every one of our friends and the emotion caught within the images is just simply stunning.

Paul and I both feel that that we’ve not only gained some incredible images and memories of our day, we’ve also gained an unexpected friendship. You were such a pleasure to work with; it felt like we’d known you for years. I normally hate having my photograph taken and this often comes across in rather staid photos of me. On the day I could not have felt more different, you made me feel like a princess with your really kind and caring way. I was so relaxed the whole time which really comes across in all the photos of me (with gob fully open laughing the majority of the time!).

I’m sure Paul and I will never forget how we felt that day, but if we ever do all we need to do is look through these photos as they bring the day back to life and capture it so entirely! Thank you so much!

Andrea Lowther. (Wedding in Central Park and Sanderson Hotel, New York City)

“Hi David,

Thank you so much for sharing the photos with me.The pics are all really stunning and all that I can say is wow… (and I went through every single one).Kind Regards”

Lanique Venter, Wedding Co-ordinator, Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Cape Town