David Duplessis is an experienced professional photographer who has worked with a variety of clients and people from all over Tennessee. He specializes in event & portrait photography and has shot extensively for Tennessee State Parks, Journal Communications Inc., Nashville Pride, Power Together Tennessee, Tennessee Central Railway Museum, Southern Festival of Books, Wizard World, Nashville Zoo, Dur Demarion Foam Fighters, and others.
I love the trust that people have in me. They invite me into their lives (even if it's just briefly) to help them craft and capture a moment in time, usually a very special & important moment. And that kind of trust is something I never take for granted.
The photographer Dorothea Lange said, "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." And that's what I love to do, hold life still. Altering it just a bit.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done pretty much every type of shoot imaginable and the one thing I try to do with every shoot is make the subject(s) as comfortable as possible. Whether that's being unobtrusive and hanging out in the back, or taking the lead and running with it. I am there to collaborate and help get the results they want, so I'll do what it takes.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I'm one of the official photographers for Tennessee State Parks. My work has been used extensively in their online presence (website/social media) and in their print and video materials. I recently won the 2019 Landscape Photo of the Year Award from the Tennessee Wildlife Federation.
A fun fact about this photographer
Before the age of 18 I moved over 34 times and lived in 5 different states, which has given me an interesting perspective.