Long story short DC Images is the life dream of yours truly (aka Dale), was created in 1996, established in Sydney in 2003 and we genuinely love everything about what we do.
From 1995 to 2018 I received a ‘Diploma In Professional Photography’ from two-years study whilst gaining a hands on education in one of New Zealand’s largest photographic stores until 1999. Mid 1996 I created DC Images. I then spent 1999 & 2000 navigating the globe as a cruise ship photographer whilst visiting 70+ countries. In 2001 & 2002 I managed a professional photography & film store in North Sydney. Then in mid 2003 (oddly enough at the same time I met my future wife) I took to DC Images full time. 700+ weddings and countless portrait shoots, corporate assignments, weddings expos and cups of coffee later brings us to now.
Taking things a step further everything I have experienced in life comes to bear in my work and with all things DC Images. I have been fortunate enough to build a studio that includes a group of talented professionals who love to observe how people live as much as I do – capturing their history, their story and their traditions. We love to capture people engaged in reality, I believe this is an incredibly important aspect of all our work as it allows us to elicit moments of genuine spontaneity that bring a real sense of freedom to our images.
In short. I love weddings. I love family. And I love the incredible experiences a lifetime of being behind the camera has provided me. Most of all I love bringing all of that together for others in the creation of truly unforgettable photography & film.
In our constant commitment to service excellence the following is a list of our recent awards and achievements, thirty plus in total.
Granted an ASSOCIATE membership with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography
Seven Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards over the wedding, wedding open and travel categories.
Eleven Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards in the wedding, wedding open, illustrative and landscape categories.
Finalist at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy awards over four straight years.
In a city of over 5-million people Wedding Diaries voted us one of the best 35-photographers in Sydney.
Six Creative Asia Awards over the wedding open, travel and wedding photojournalism categories.
Eight International Loupe Awards in the wedding, travel and illustrative categories
I love the endless opportunities that exist in front of a camera
I love my amazing wife (#punchingabovehisweight) and two awesome sons
My favourite movie is 'The Princess Bride' (1987)
I love mountain biking, kayaking & everything outdoors
I'm handy on the tools but don't ask me to cook
I love nothing more than being a full time husband & dad
I love music, making stuff & marshmallows
Lastly, I will never stop being so incredibly grateful for all the experiences a life time of being behind the camera has given me
Yes, I know the obvious thing would be to put a trendy photograph of yours truly here however my family are far more important and better looking.
So, here is a quick look at my three great loves – my wife, my boys and the telling of stories through photography & film.