Hey there. My name is Jack, I am a nomadic photographer and occasional Jesus impersonator.
I was born in Italy and in the past 11 years I have lived in Edinburgh, London, Barcelona, Melbourne, and Copenhagen. I love interactive and performance art, festivals, enjoying quality time with friends, playing guitar and taking photos at weddings.
I would love to join you and your friends to create photography that doesn’t look like the overly bright stuff of glossy magazines, nor the overly dark style of "alternative" photographers. Less posing and more fun, take away the boring bits and add some rock & roll instead.
I have shot more than 100 weddings in 13 countries, from small elopements of 2 to big Indian parties, everywhere from Swedish castles to Australian wineries, and I know how to be a calming addition to the day and a fun addition to the night.
Now taking bookings for 2020. Pricing starts at £1,650 / 1.950€ , but do get in touch even if you have a smaller budget, we could find a way to make it work.
For some fun stories 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 (sometimes up to a few days)
I would love to hear a bit about yourself and what you have in mind for your wedding.
You can use the form or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I travel all the time
I have shot everywhere in Europe and as far away as Australia, Mexico & the USA, and fly out to more countries each year. On my typical year I barely find myself 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, to symbolise the start of a new family.
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 there was the centre of the universe, with those people in that moment, and nowhere else was more important.
My life story in a nutshell
By which I mean to say my life is nuts. 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 a 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 regionals.
In 2015 I moved to Barcelona while commuting to the UK on weekends, as I worked out this was cheaper than paying rent in London. True fact! Ended up moving to Melbourne by the end of it, as Barcelona was not far enough from London.
In 2016 I shot in 9 European countries and travelled through a total of 15 including Australia, New Zealand & Indonesia.
2017 was an adventure filled year that took me to Burning Man and my first wedding in Australia, while relocating to Barcelona.
in 2018 I felt like I won the lottery by meeting my girlfriend Rosie, at a Danish Burning Man regional event.
2019 kicked off with a super fun wedding in Mexico followed by weddings in Australia and all over Europe. Every year I feel like it has been the best year ever. And this one I have also been a wedding celebrant for the first time.
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 there to act, and we do not want your photos to look contrived.
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.
I also like to get involved during the party so as to get people to give their best. Oh and I never say no to a gin & tonic!