About Us

Alchemy Photography About Us

Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit our website, We are very experienced (with over 400 weddings to date) and multi award winning photographers specialising in weddings.  


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,

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“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

My Approach as a Cornwall Wedding Photographer


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

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Based on 33 reviews.
Rowena Fraser
Rowena Fraser
2021-01-03
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
2020-12-30
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
2020-11-09
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
2020-10-30
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
2020-10-17
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
2020-10-16
*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
2020-10-07
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!
Shirley Thomas
Shirley Thomas
2020-10-04
David and Christine have provided my daughter and son-in-law with an amazing service as wedding photographer's. Due to Covid and the ever changing government guidance there were often changes to plans and David and Christine proved flexible and responsive. The quality of the sneak preview we have already seen is beautiful and we already have an insight into their creativity and the quality of their work. We cannot thank them enough for working so quickly, thoroughly and unobtrusively throughout our family day. I would confidently recommend them to others..
Mallory Smola
Mallory Smola
2020-09-30
David and Christine are fantastic. From the initial enquiry about wedding photography, all the way through the process to the wedding day itself and even afterwards you will always be kept in the loop about what's happening. Our wedding photos are stunning, and we could not have asked for anything better. We love the style of photos, just the right mix of relaxed and natural to staged and professional. They are both very lovely and friendly people and will make you feel completely at ease through your entire day. We are so glad we asked David and Christine to photograph our wedding, cannot recommend them enough. You will not be disappointed!
Craig Bullen
Craig Bullen
2020-08-17
Not only did David and Christine take some absolutely beautiful photos which are forever on our walls, but they have been very helpful in later years in recovering lost photos when our harddrive broke down - you wont regret booking them - thank you! 5 star quality and service.

Contact

Alchemy Photography Wedding Photographer Cornwall

6, Trecarne Gardens, Delabole PL33 9DP

01840 212546

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