Our Portfolio

Appeal Photography

One of the distinguishing features of Appeal Photography is the versatility of our work and the range of genres we cover. Our portfolio includes samples of several popular genres, but if you don’t see it here, please ask.

I had the best experience with my boudoir shoot. David G. is an absolute genius with a camera. The studio was fantastic, and David was a consummate professional; I felt completely at ease from the get go, and with David’s help, the shoot was full of laughter, fun, and excitement. I’ve never felt so gorgeous and sexy before. Email communication was great, I always knew what was happening and when. My proofs were sent to me within two days, and after I made my selections, the final prints were delivered to me shortly thereafter. The quality of these prints is outstanding. I will be telling all my friends about David G. and Appeal Photography. My shoot was the best experience I’ve ever had. So much happiness! Thank you, David G!

Suzy S.Herndon, VA (10/11/2017)

There is photography and then there is art. What David and Appeal Photography provide is nothing short of pure art. I used David as a gift for my husband to be delivered the morning of our wedding. I am a VERY shy person and I have never done anything like this. David not only made me feel completely safe, was professional throughout, but he really embraced my vision for the shoot. He very patiently moved from scene to scene, and I could tell with every picture photography is art form he truly understands. From the lighting, to the pose, to the angle. At certain points he was either lying on the floor or standing high on a ladder just to ensure the perfect shot was taken. We laughed through the entire shoot, as he did a fabulous job making me feel at ease. The pictures on his website don’t do justice to real talent he has and the pictures he can take for you. I could not have had a better experience. The entire process after the shoot was also extremely easy. His suggestions, and his finishing of the pictures were absolutely amazing! I would use him a thousand times again, you won’t find another fantastic photographer that truly understands the art of photography.

Ms. LittlejohnSouthern Maryland (10/09/2017)

I booked a shoot for my anniversary with my partner, and I loved every part of the experience. David answered all my questions via email to help me figure out what we wanted out of the experience, and he was so professional and welcoming during the shoot.

I selected a lot of “inspiration” photos from Appeal and other companies, and not only did we end up getting all the photos we wanted, David made so many adjustments and suggestions to make us look our best and try different poses and parts of the studio. We’re so happy with all the gorgeous photos that resulted from this experience, and the memories of putting our album together. I would love to come back and do another shoot in the future!

Andrea C.Seattle, WA (9/11/2017)

My fiancee and I were looking for a photographer that did more than boudoir shoots. We were having a hard time finding what we were looking for until we found David’s nude fine art photos! His gallery was exactly what we had been looking for! After meeting with him in his studio and showing him some of our ideas, we knew he was the perfect photographer for us.

He was very professional and personable throughout our entire experience. He made me feel comfortable during my shoot and very detailed on what to wear (or not wear), type of lotion to use, etc…

We received our proofs in just a few days and once we made our selections, the final photos were sent to us right away. The quality is amazing and the lighting he used made each photo a true work of art. My now husband had one of our favorites enlarged and framed in a 4′ X 2′ setting and now hangs in our bedroom.

If you’re looking for something a little sexier and intimate that traditional boudoir, then David is the photographer for you 🙂

Breyen W.Catonsville, MD (8/12/2017)

I had never done a photo shoot before until seeking out Appeal Photography, and was very nervous. David was incredibly personable and made me feel as comfortable as I could be! The shoot was an incredible experience, and I am more than happy to have worked with such a talented and warm person. I look forward to working with him again in the future. I HIGHLY recommend working with David for any boudoir, pinup, or other photography needs.

Natalie B.Stafford, VA (8/7/2017)

What a professional and artistic experience. David put me at ease and created beautiful art. This was a wonderful, fun and meaningful experience. I would highly recommend Appeal Photography!!!

Susan H.Woodbridge, VA (8/7/2017)

“David is amazing and so much fun to work with! 😉 I’ve done two shoots with him and absolutely love the photos! He gave me exactly the looks I wanted – natural, classic, very sexy, edgy, sassy, and elegant. He is highly skilled with lighting that brings out my best self and selected the perfect background for each outfit and look 😉 I felt so comfortable and natural, and my photos reflect that. I highly recommend him and can’t wait for my next shoot ! 😉 “

Michele F.Arlington, VA (12/19/2016)

“My wife and I came to Appeal Photography for couples photography. We were brand new to this, and nervous, but wanted to try something special for a big anniversary. It turned out wonderful! Now we totally recommend it. Before we even booked, David was very helpful corresponding with us. He answered tons of questions and took care to plan a shoot to meet our hopes…David is clearly passionate about photography, which makes him delightful to work with. He works hard at his art, and at the same time is a low-pressure, incredibly nice person. He arranged a late appointment around our availability, and then spent hours trying for all kinds of cool shots. He was kind and patient, never rushed at all. In fact we got tired but he seemed like he could go on forever! In editing David continued to over-deliver. First, he shocked us with so many proofs — at least 3X as many as we’d expected! He used a convenient, web-based system to let us see them and pick the ones we wanted to order. It was fun to go through them all. He had also done some preliminary edits. It was cool to see where he zoomed, or switched to black and white, etc. He kindly always provided the originals and all edits, giving us full flexibility…David is friendly, professional, extremely skilled, and truly a joy to work with. If you’re thinking about boudoir but are nervous, he will totally put you at ease and leave you blown away by how awesome you look!”

Jay F.Springfield, VA (12/13/2016)

“I cannot say enough positive things about working with David! I had artistic pregnancy photos taken and it was an incredible experience from start to finish. The photos were beautiful, I got them right away, and David was truly a pleasure to work with. He made everything so easy and comfortable. If you are considering taking any photos, I cannot recommend working with David highly enough!”

Randi F.Washington, DC (7/23/2016)

“I am beyond happy with the results of my shoot with Appeal Photography! David is so great to work with. At first, I was hesitant to work with a male photographer because it is a boudoir shoot, but after reading all the great reviews about David’s work I decided to go for it! And I’m so happy I did! David is extremely professional and really puts you at ease. I didn’t really know what I was doing as far poses or anything, and he led me through the whole process, letting me explain what type of looks I was going for and making suggestions based off of that. The images were ready for me to look at two days later and we worked together to put together an album for me. It turned out so beautiful!
I can’t recommend David enough. Fantastic experience all around!”

A. SmithWashington, DC (7/13/2016)

“I was so pleased with the entire experience. David made me feel completely comfortable and I left feeling great. During the whole process David was open to all of my creative ideas and together we were able to collaborate and the results were awesome. I can’t say enough good things about the entire process. I wish I would have done it sooner.”

Allison R.Southern Maryland (7/19/2016)

“OMG David is amazing. I left my photoshoot feeling great. I would recommend him a million times. The convience to schedule, pay, and get my photos was the best ever. He took his time and made me feel amazing!! Please see him before someone else.”

“I decided to to a boudoir photoshoot for my 10 year anniversary and I have never been happier. I went with a friend and David worked with me so much so that we could go the same day and would have no schedule conflicts. He asked for ideas up front so he would know what exactly we wanted. During the photoshoot he built my confidence up so much. I felt beautiful and so great after it was all said and done. I would recommend him a million times. A year ago I went through someone else and had a horrible experience so it was nice to have such a great one this time around. My husband loves the pictures and truly agrees David has an amazing skill and super happy I was able to find him. I would highly recommend him!!!”

JessicaAlexandria, VA (5/28/2016)

5-stars“It really was a pleasure working with you. Thanks for creating such a fun, positive, and empowering environment – it really shows in the pics. Which I love! You capture a certain spirit I didn’t think was possible via camera. Thank you thank you.”

SandraWashington, DC

“David is one of the most professional and talented photographers I have ever met. He makes his clients feel comfortable and is super accommodating. What I really love about David is that he has a PHD in environmental science! There is nothing like working with an equally intelligent and creative photographer. As a makeup artist choosing a photographer to work with is a very hard decision. I actually reached out to David because I kept hearing abouti hs boudior photo shoots. After out first shoot we hit it off and have been working together every month. i highly recommend David if you want to do some sexy nude/boudior shoots for your special someone or just yourself!”

Christin Michelle (Professional Makeup Artist)Washington, DC (1/26/2016)

“David of Appeal Photography is 50% magician and 100% “Perfect Picture” Photographer. His understanding and use of shadow and lighting to provide mood and accent the lines and angles of the human form is extraordinary. His unassuming demeanor immediately puts you at ease and makes your project a 5 star experience you’ll want to repeat!”

GiniNorthern Viriginia (5/7/2016)

“I have always wanted to surprise my husband with my nude/boudoir pictures and am extremely glad I worked with David for this photoshoot. Since our initial communication, David was extremely professional, answered all of my questions, and covered every little detail. He provided a contract for my review, as well as guidance on what to expect on the day of my photoshoot. David also offered to meet me for coffee, which was a great opportunity to discuss additional details and cover any remaining questions.

On the day of the photoshoot, my makeup artist was late, which set us a bit behind schedule, but David did not rush me even for a moment. He truly wanted to ensure I was happy with the end results. And HAPPY I AM! The pictures turned absolutely beautiful; I didn’t even know I could look that good.

David is extremely talented, great listener, and above all a true professional in what he does. I highly recommend you work with him and you will end up with amazing pictures!


“This was my first time ever doing a couples boudoir photo shoot. Both of us were extremely nervous and not sure what to expect. Upon arrival, we were greeted by David and he spoke to us about what to expect. The first few minutes of the shoot were nerve-wracking to say the least. By the time the shoot was over, we were extremely comfortable with David.

We received our proofs back extremely fast. We were amazed at the quality and David’s photography skills are superb. His photographs are artistic and captured the intimacy that we were trying to achieve.

We are extremely happy with the outcome and will definitely use Appeal Photography again. Beautiful work David! Thank you!!

Stephanie C.Gainesville, VA (9/1/2016)

“My initial expectation was to have some nice swimsuit pictures taken, but the quality of the pictures and the experience I received was really beyond my initial expectation! First, the images were extremely beautiful, much better than I expected. Second, the experience itself was enjoyable, unique, impeccable and flawless, from the preparation to the photo session to post photo session. I had never had swimsuit pictures taken by anyone besides family, but David made me feel very comfortable with his professionalism and outgoing personality. He’s a very interesting person which makes the experience more fun. He went out of his way in every single step of the process to make me happy with the product and the experience. He is one of the finest photographers out there!”

ChauNorthern Virginia (9/16/2015)

“I had a photoshoot with David about a week ago and it went fantastically. He has a very keen eye for lighting and poses, and some amazing photoshoot ideas. David is very professional and produces truly amazing work that isn’t over-edited or forced. Highly recommend!”

TaniaNew York, NY (7/28/2015)

“A wonderful experience. David is creative, collaborative and professional. He listened to what I wanted and we worked very well together. The results were beautiful and truly artistic. David is thoughtful and I was always comfortable working with him. Highly recommended!”

LilyWashington, DC

“I called David on a Thursday for a boudoir shoot and he was able to take me the very next day. I am so happy with my photos and so is my husband. I’m just altogether pleased with working with [David]. He was very informative and I loved the fact that he was a little OCD with his photos. It was just a verification of how great the photos would look. I had a great time during the shoot and I look forward to working with David again.”

SilasColumbia, MD (11/25/2015)

“A wonderful photographer brimming with great ideas and excitement for his craft! I’ve really enjoyed working with Appeal Photography and hope to continue to do so many more times. Always professional and very easy to work with.”

Melancholic (Professional Model)Ashburn, VA

“David is a fantastic photographer and makes the entire experience very easy, comfortable, and professional. The photos are amazing and exactly what I wanted. He’s also a great communicator and easy to work with. Would highly recommend!”

CamiWashington, DC

“He was wonderful to work with! He was interesting, intelligent and respectful. I hope to shoot again!”

Ivy Lee (Professional Model)Brookhaven, PA

“Working with David was so much fun! Creative, improvisational, respectful, and professional. And funny! Very easy to work with; would do it again for sure!”

Ms. Dakota Snow (Professional Model)Washington, DC