Behind the camera
Hey! My name is Jack, born in Italy and have lived in Edinburgh, London, Barcelona & Melbourne. I spend most of the winter exploring faraway countries and the rest of the year flying to weddings around Europe, from my base in Barcelona. I love Burning Man type festivals, enjoying quality time with friends, playing guitar and taking photos at weddings.
I would love to join you and your friends while creating a “non-weddingy” photography that doesn’t look shiny or kitsch but more raw and authentic. Less posing and more fun, take away the boring bits and add some rock & roll instead.
Now taking bookings for 2019, with some dates still free for late 2018. Pricing starts at £1,650 / 1.950€ , but do get in touch if having a smaller wedding, we can talk.
You can follow me on Instagram @jackdavolioweddings
Please drop me an email if you would like to check availability and I will get back at you as soon as possible.
I would love to hear a bit about yourself and what you have in mind for your wedding.
I hope to hear from you soon!
More about me..
I travel loads!
I have shot in many countries including the UK, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Australia, the USA, and fly out to more countries each year. In my typical year I travel so much I don't stay anywhere for as long as two weeks.
How did I get there?
One August evening, in Scotland, after shooting for 15 hours I was in a room witnessing the Hindu ritual of the groom taking the bride from her parents’ home.
Everybody started crying.
The bride, her parents, cousins, the little kids and the old grandparents. Even Satpal, behind his video camera. My eyes started getting wet, it was just impossible not to. That was the first time I had tears in my eyes in quite a long time. That is when I knew I wanted to become a wedding photographer. I felt like I was at the centre of the universe, together with the people I was shooting for, and nowhere else was more important in that moment.
Born in the region of Parmesan cheese in Italy, left for Scotland at the age of 18 where I studied a bit of Psychology and then Graphic Design before starting to work as photographer. After 4 years in Edinburgh I moved to London where I attended a world class workshop and met some amazing wedding photographers, while filling up my summers with shoots all over Europe and the occasional festival, including my favourites: Burning Man events, we call them regional Burns.
In 2015 I moved to Barcelona while commuting to the UK on weekends, as I worked out this is cheaper than paying rent in London. Yup, it is true.
In 2016 I shot in 9 European countries and travelled through a total of 15 including Australia, New Zealand & Indonesia.
How I shoot
I think you should enjoy your wedding first of all and I would never "command & control", but let the day unfold and capture great moments as they happen.
I never ask anyone to "do it again", you are not an actor. I am ready when it happens the first time ;)
I often shoot from the hip to be even more discreet. The cameras I shoot with at the moment are very small and hardly noticeable. I am not the type to lift a half meter long cannon-lens into someone's face. I respect your personal space and I don't get in the way of the guests' point of view.
Oh and I never say no to a gin & tonic!