About Us

Alchemy Photography About Us

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit our website, We are very experienced Cornwall wedding photographers (with almost 500 weddings to date) and multi award winning photographers specialising in weddings.  We also offer Videography as a stand alone service or as a hybrid service with photography

We have been a Top 30 UK Wedding Photographer for the last 7 years

I started out as a Landscape Photographer and I’ve always loved photography and count myself as fortunate that my passion has become my career.  Being based in the South West means I regularly get to visit some truly gorgeous venues in Cornwall and Devon.
Since starting Alchemy Photography, I’ve won an array of awards, been featured on some awesome blog posts, and made it into various “top UK wedding photographers” lists, which is all very lovely!  
For me though, it’s not about winning as many awards as I can.  It’s about capturing images which stand out from the crowd.  It’s also about ensuring that my couples have a great experience, from the first enquiry until the delivery of the final collection.  
I absolutely love being a wedding photographer but recognition like this makes it all worthwhile,

bride and groom holding hands at Trenderway farm Cornwall
Beach photograph taken at Porthtowan Cornwall a Blue Bar wedding by Cornwall Wedding Photographer Alchemy Photography

“Hi David,

I would like to congratulate you on making it onto our list of the Best Wedding Photographers in the UK in 2020!

The initial list we worked from was just over 2,000 individuals, so as you can imagine, it was very hard to bring it down, however we are delighted to say we have created our final list and felt you were definitely one of the best in the country (and the world for that matter).

Congratulations once again and have a great week!

All the best

Tom Bourlet

Senior Digital Marketing Executive

I offer coverage from a few hours to all day and provide couples with a really relaxed atmosphere, with no clock watching, I will stay to cover all the events that we agreed at the pre wedding meeting even if things over run (they usually do!)
My aim is to ensure you feel like you’ve booked a good friend to photograph your wedding, one with the ability to see things you didn’t because you were rightly caught up in the emotions, somebody who can make you feel relaxed when there are moments of nerves, and most importantly somebody that you can have confidence in.

I don’t have a set style but I do like to capture natural looking shots, some people call this reportage, but it is your day and I will tailor my style and capture the day the way you would like it. I won’t put you into rather fake looking poses or ask you to start jumping in the air or leap frogging people or swan diving into a pile of best men and ushers, unless you want to of course!”

Christine Wilkins has been a photographer for as long as she can remember and loves to capture all the special details that make your wedding unique

bride and groom 1st dance rustic barn wedding sepia

If you like what you see then don’t hesitate to get in touch

Based on 36 reviews
Becky Toft
Becky Toft
David was very accommodating with having to change our date and venue (x3) due to Covid. He was very professional and got some lovely shots of all of us and was happy to take the time to walk down to the beach from the gardens, he had some great ideas and was also happy to listen to what we wanted. We were particularly impressed with value for money as we eloped we went for the 2 hour package which was ample for us, but David was happy to stay a little longer if necessary. We received our photos within the week and we are delighted with them! Looking forward to our A2 canvas which was included in the price, thank you David!
lovelylon C
lovelylon C
Honestly can't reccomend David and Christine enough! Lovely couple who took a ton of pictures for our wedding. Polite, friendly, even helping with the things you don't think about at the last minute like suncream! Thank you so much!
Michael Rose
Michael Rose
We were determined to find a local photographer that knew the area well and upon seeing some of Davids recent work we instantly knew this was the photographer for us. There was great communication prior to our wedding and all of our individual needs for our tiny registry office wedding were taken into account. We were both so nervous at the thought of having our pictures taken but David created a relaxed environment and we really enjoyed ourselves! We highly recommend David and if you choose him for your wedding your special moments will be perfectly captured.
Rowena Fraser
Rowena Fraser
My husband and I were recommended David and Christine and am so glad we chose them to capture our wedding day. From the first time we met them, they made the whole experience straight forward and relaxed. Christine came to our home before the wedding and took some beautiful photos and thankfully she keeps a crochet hook in her handbag, so we were able to get my dress buttoned before I walked up the aisle! David met my husband-to-be at our wedding venue and took some lovely, relaxed pictures of our friends and family waiting for the bride to (eventually) arrive! We are so glad we used them, we definitely had our work cut out though, whittling down the photos that would make it into the album! There wasn’t one photo (in almost 500) that we wouldn’t have chosen! We can’t thank them enough for capturing so many memories in such a relaxed but professional way and would definitely recommend their service.
Chloe Lucas
Chloe Lucas
A big thank you to David for the lovely photos he snapped of our wedding on 23rd December 2020. Despite the weather being miserable, he captured some fantastic shots and we are so pleased with the album we’ve been sent! David was very friendly and relaxed whilst also being professional at the same time! Another huge thank you to his lovely wife Christine for joining him as a witness at our wedding, and for taking a few snaps and holding our bits and bobs whilst we were having snaps on a very wet beach! Thanks again to you both. Would definitely recommend!
Darshan Patel
Darshan Patel
David helped capture a life time memory of my proposal. Not only was he very accommodating with the ever changing weather but also offered advise for the best time of photography and helped me pick out an ideal location. With me not being from the area this was ideal and everything I required. The photos David took were sensational and really captured our emotions and feelings on the day. I could not recommend David enough had I not booked my wedding photographer already I would bring David to the wedding which is 300 miles away! Thanks again David all the best Darshan & Tejal.
Carly Ramsey
Carly Ramsey
David photographed our last minute, small, family wedding in October 2020. Communication before the event was great, David is professional, easy to work with, responsive. He captured some amazing pictures and his knowledge of the local area in Cornwall was second to none. It made our day even more special. Would highly recommend David
Isaac Penfold
Isaac Penfold
Used David and Christine (Alchemy Photography) and they did a excellent job capturing our wedding day and would highly recommend them to anyone who is in the market for a pair of friendly Photographers with alot of experience. Their work is good and the price is value for your money, very easy going and flexible people, you wouldn't be disappointed. Note: They adapted to the covid guidelines (at the time 15 at a wedding) very well and still did a great job.
Petra Thomas
Petra Thomas
*review for David and Christine* As a fairly anxious bride-to-be and not overly photogenic, I was so nervous about getting professional photos taken, however I knew some other couples that had used Alchemy Photography and wanted shots to remember the day from. David was fast to get back to us as a couple and organised a meeting to chat through the essential information both he and his wife Christine needed to know: timings on the day, etc. Even things we didn’t know yet or hadn’t organised they made sure they were flexible on, they showed us some of their past work with couples and brainstormed some ideas for the location. Both local to the area they knew roughly what could be done and where, and were very professional and friendly. On the day they were both capturing me getting ready and this was good fun despite only being myself and my parents (thanks to COVID) I love the images they caught of us together and will cherish forever. The church photos are amazing and even in bizarre times such as these they stretched themselves to get great shots even when one photographer was only allowed in the chapel. I cannot fault this husband and wife team one bit! Their attitude and love for their work is clear and although not loud and ridiculous they in their own way will get you laughing and focussing on what you’re there to do! I love our wedding shots and I can’t wait to see the video footage and the sunset shots they very kindly retook with us as the weather was too wild with ‘storm Alex’ on the day! It’s worth remembering, because almost everyone ends up having to skimp on something when it comes to a wedding but- Don’t skimp on the photographer!!! You really do get what you pay for and with this team you won’t regret it!
Carol Taylor
Carol Taylor
David and his lovely wife Christine took our wedding photos. The photos turned out beautifully and the couple were amazing and really listened to our wishes and concerns throughout the whole process from when we first contacted them, right up to the receipt of our fantastic canvas and beautiful book of wedding day photos! They captured the whole day, from my bridesmaids and I getting ready, to the stunning sunset over the beautiful Cornish coast. We have so many truly wonderful photographs to remember our special day! Everyone has said what awesome pictures they are and we honestly can’t recommend this couple highly enough. Thank you both!


Alchemy Photography Wedding Photographer Cornwall

6, Trecarne Gardens, Delabole PL33 9DP