Hey there. My name is Jack, I am a nomadic photographer and occasional Jesus impersonator.
I was born in Italy and in the past 10 years I have lived in Edinburgh, London, Barcelona & Melbourne. I have a base in London and Copenhagen, I usually shoot around Europe in the summer and travel out of Europe in the winter. I love interactive 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 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.
I have shot 80+ weddings in 12 countries, from small elopements of 2 to big Indian parties, everywhere from Mediterranean islands to castles in Sweden, and I know how to be a calming addition to the day and a fun addition to the night ;).
Now taking bookings for 2019, with some Saturdays already booked. 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.
I travel all the time
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.
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!
In 2016 I shot in 9 European countries and travelled through a total of 15 including Australia, New Zealand & Indonesia.
I have still not written a summary for 2017 but let me tell you it was epic. Best year ever! Everything just gets better all the 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!