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David Beckstead

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David was named “The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World” by American Photo magazine 

David is truly a mountain man at heart! He has traveled and photographed in over 75 countries and almost every state in the US. He has hiked thousands of miles of backcountry, including above the base camp of Mt. Everest. He was one of the first registered trackers for Arizona Search and Rescue. He worked for the US Forest Service for 12 summers as a Hotshot firefighter fighting fires around the US and Canada, all the while carrying a Nikon SLR with a 50 mm 1.8 lens. David is a fine art watercolor painter and lover of all things artistic.

David lives out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere, NE Washington State. David mixes his passion for art and travel to run a 20 year destination wedding photography business. Kassandra, his wife (of 24 fabulous years!) and business partner, shares his passions. Together they have successfully mixed their lifestyle with their business. They have a 8 year old amazing girl named Asia who has traveled to 30 countries! They have photographed weddings in Brazil, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, Hungary, UK, Bahamas, Caribbean, Jamaica, Mexico, Vietnam, Slovenia, Romania, Norway and many other destination style shoots.

David has written two books on wedding photography and his imagery has been in over 20 books. 

David has a reputation for being honest and helpful and taking on life with passion and a smile!

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David is teaching photographers and sharing his hard-earned knowledge all over the world.

He has taught photographers in Australia, New Zealand, China, Canada, Spain, Russia, Malaysia, Borneo, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Turkey, UK, Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Hungary, Greece, South Africa, Croatia, Romania, Lithuania, Estonia and many more countries and US states.

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