What our Clients say..

“Chris is an exceptional photographer with a incredible eye for capturing live gigs. He’s photographed me during my gigs 3 times now and he always captures the true essence of my band and I, the energy, the candid moments and overall the fun we have on stage. Above all his incredible heart and passion rings through in his work. Professional and creative, I cannot recommend him enough!”

—Zion (Kunmi Ogunsola) - ARTIST

“Chris is one of those very special photographers who not only knows their gear but also has a brilliant eye for truly capturing the atmosphere of our events. We always expect good quality images when we book Chris but every time we see the final pictures, he blows us away with the outstanding quality. Chris is also an absolute pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend McDavid Photography to anybody in the future!”

—Adam Atkins - Anthem Tuition

“On behalf of Manchester Christian Community, I would like to thank you and your team for being a part of the success story at Ignitefest 2019. You and your team were excellent, all the artists were so pleased with the quality shots you took them while on the stage, the captions and qualities of the pictures are outstanding .”

—Ignite Fest 2019

“We work with lots of photographers but Chris is one of THE best. Caught moments that event organisers can only wish for! Will be using again and again. From all at SOAR. Thank you!!”

—Josh Ricketts: MD, Soar UK

“I’ve been performing on stages for 30 years and I’ve never worked with a photographer who is more available, approachable, proactive, excellent and just an all round great guy. Chris is both committed to his craft and his customers. I’ve worked with him on capturing live performance shots and in photoshoots and I can not recommend him highly enough.”

—Chip Kendall, Singer/Songwriter

“We’ve had multiple brilliant photoshoots with Chris. He’s warm & friendly which immediately puts everyone at ease.. He’s great to collaborate with as he listens and understands exactly what you’re after, then adds his dynamic brand of creative flair to capture all the best shots! He’s quick to spot opportunities for unique perspectives and you see him out the corner of your eye popping up in unexpected places! The results are magical and eye-catching photos, we really can’t recommend him enough!”

—MonstaBall: Event & Wedding Band

“Chris has a gift for capturing pictures filled with emotions and memories. He is reliable, flexible and versatile and a pleasure to work with. His heart and dedication towards his craft is evident in his photos. I would definitely go back to him for any tour photos, band pictures and anything that we release in the future. (Caleb - Music Director & Drummer for Rivers & Robots)”

—Rivers and Robots - Artist

“Taking photographs of a live sporting event is difficult at the best of times. When it is in a poolside environment with all the difficulties of humidity and possibility of equipment getting wet is doubly so. Chris moved around the pool getting the best shots he could without interfering with the event. The photographs are great and really show the effort of the young swimmers, they love the action shots. I really hope that we can use his services again and would recommend Chris for all events!”

—Liz Trust - HLCASC Swimming Club

“Chris was professional from start to finish, great attitude and an example to all gig photographers!! Would highly recommend him for any events you’re running if you’re looking to take your content for social media up a level in professionalism! Highly recommended from the lads over @Walrus.Mcr”


“Chris and I have worked together on a few occasions over the last year and he is a pleasure to work alongside. Chris is professional and approachable which puts everyone at ease which allows him to capture those natural moments. He's a fantastic photographer and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a photographer for their big day!”

—Nicki Jones Photography

What our Couples say..

“Chris captured so much about us as a couple in our engagement shoot! He made us feel so relaxed and went with all the ideas we had for an industrial feel shoot around Manchester. We love all of our images and the range we have is amazing! Would definitely recommend!”

—Sam & Chloe

“Chris was our ‘assistant’ cameraman, but we would have been more than happy for him to be primary photographer. He managed to catch the magic of the day. Both indoors and outdoors, sunlight or night-time, his pictures are some of my wife and I’s favourites from the day. The energy of the day seemed to be expressed in the photos. He brought out my wife’s beauty, and made me look quite handsome as well (I don’t know how he did that!) Once more, we hardly noticed that Chris was taking any photos”

—Josh & Shell

“We would like to say a massive thank you to the lovely Sally and Chris for such a fabulous day! Without these two lovely people our wedding just would not have been the same we truly recommend their photography skills really involved everyone and made my beautiful boys happy and not scared for their photo taken. Such genuine people and so good at what they do. Highly recommended!”

—Neale & Sammy

“A massive thank you to Chris from McDavid Photography who took beautiful but unique shots that captured moments that we will be able to hold clearly forever as memories. You weren’t intrusive but were most accommodating. A great job very well done.”

—Sue Colecchia

“Chris and Sally were asked to take a variety of ‘informal’ style photos at our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. We wanted a balance between traditional and modern and that’s exactly what we got. Throughout the day they took photos from the church to the evening do. They captured the intimate moments from the day and orchestrated fun photos using a variety of locations around our venue. Chris and Sally made everybody relaxed and at ease throughout.”

—Matt & Meryl

“Sally was such a blessing on our wedding day – passionate, caring, enthusiastic with an incredible talent for capturing special, unforgettable moments in a natural, informal way. I look through my wedding albums all the time and relive the whole day as if it were yesterday because of how beautifully the love, the laughter, the tears, the details were frozen in time. I would recommend Sally whole heartedly, not only did she bless me with priceless memories but she made me feel special throughout the day”

—Luther & Nadia

“Chris and Sally took some photographs for our engagement and put us totally at ease. A range of shots were taken,both formal and informal, and all came out really well. Ten years later and we still have some on display in our home-highly recommended!
July 2006”

—Nate & Victoria