Advertising & Commercial Photography
Alberta commercial photographer David Watt has 20 years experience as an advertising, architectural, editorial and corporate industry photographer, photographing for brands, creative agencies and countless publications.
With a life-long commitment to the art of photography, David is known for creating dynamic content and evocative portraits for clients who are seeking to successfully enhance their communications through inspiring visuals. His photographs comprise a refined blend of techniques with a polished, narrative style of storytelling. There is no substitute for the best and David’s images are worth a thousand words.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, David photographs throughout Western Canada and the northwest USA. For an overview of David’s photography visit the Galleries page.
Recommended Across Alberta
David has been doing our corporate profile shots for the last few years. He is great to work with and makes the process very simple for us. He comes to our office, sets up and does a fantastic job! Highly recommended.
Jeremy Stinton, Stinton Financial
Rising Edge hired David to shoot our new head office - and it has never looked better! He was a pleasure to work with, going above and beyond when it came to planning the shoot, set-up, and providing post-production. He even made a second trip back to our office to shoot the exterior at dusk. It was an excellent experience collaborating with him.
Rhys Dowbiggin, Rising Edge Group
David was very professional, punctual, friendly and maximised the use of our space to deliver great pictures. He also gave professional recommendation on a more contemporary backdrop to suit our purpose. Pictures came out great and our CEO was very pleased with the results. Great quality! Great turnaround time! Great price! I definitely recommend.
Yasmin Zachary, Badger Daylighting
We engaged David to capture some very challenging technical shots for corporate purposes. David's creativity and exceptional eye really came through in the finished products which were amazing renderings of otherwise pretty boring equipment. Forever the professional, we have already worked with David again since our original day of photography and highly recommend him for your future corporate photography needs.
Rebecca Neu, Peraton
David was chosen by Costco to photograph my husband and our family as we represented our business in the Costco magazine. He was equally professional and friendly, and put us at ease about every aspect of the shoot. He takes time to pay attention to every detail and is passionate about producing results that represent his clients in the best way possible.
David is a wonderfully talented photographer. In our case, we had David take pictures for our website, which included both portraits and environmental shots of our office to use as background images. David took the time to ensure the pictures captured were exactly what we had been looking for. We ended up with strong portrait pictures and artistic environmental shots, which was what we were looking for.
David provided the photography for the photos on our website. Very pleased and satisfied with the excellent work done. Thanks for your help! Highly recommend David
We have used David several times over the years to document our work and are extremely satisfied with his results.
David won our business based primarily on his online portfolio of work, provided a very detailed estimate with a competitive quote. Once on site (on time) he was prepared, personable, thoughtful, reviewed and discussed our vision for the shots. He and his assistant took the time to consider all ideas and angles and easily received feedback and input to create the best shots possible. Turn around time for receiving the images was ideal and the quality results have been very well received. It was a professional and fun shoot.
David was fantastic to work with! I am in Toronto and needed a local Calgary photographer to shoot my client's commercial interior design project for her portfolio. David was very professional and responsive, keeping me informed throughout the process and his photography was excellent. His work was meticulous and he took the time to ensure his shots were perfect. Both my client and I were extremely happy with the final product. Would not hesitate to recommend David.
Rosanne Hayes, Core 77 Inc.
The world needs more people like David in it. From start to finish the one thing that struck me most about him was his dedication to doing it right; getting the perfect shot. I've been to other photographers before who would just shoot where they had planned to, regardless of the quality. This is far from Davids method. He wanted to capture the THE picture. His attention to detail is a breathe of fresh air as too is his wonderful personality. I will be using his services many more times in the future. Great work!!
David took photos for our business, and I would highly recommend him. He went above and beyond what was called for in wanting to provide us with the perfect shots. He was meticulous and patient; he cares a lot about his work and his clients. I am very happy with his work, and I will definitely use him again.
Justin Knibbe, Knibbe Automotive
I worked with David Watt personally and professionally on various photo shoots. He always over delivers with quality images. He is very easy to work with. I have recommended him on multiple occasions.
David Watt is an excellent photographer. Edon Management, a commercial property management company in Calgary, used David to shoot corporate photos for its website. He was able to provide a flexible schedule and quick turnaround time. Additionally, David was very accommodating with the extensive paperwork the organization required him to sign to be added to the company's Approved Subcontractors List.
I hired David to produce some professional headshots of me for use on my LinkedIn profile, upcoming website, etc. What I really appreciated was David's attention to detail, his ability to create some wonderful photos, and the quick turn around time and willingness to answer my questions (this was my first real photo shoot). Thanks, David!
David is now our go-to corporate photographer. We initially contacted him to take some photos of our facility, equipment, and products for our website, and he more than delivered. Shooting on a busy production floor is a major challenge, especially with the highly sensitive equipment and components you are required to work around. David did an excellent job capturing the shots despite the challenging situation and his shots will really elevate the look of our new website and marketing materials. I would 100% recommend him to individuals and organizations looking for a professional, highly creative photographer who will go far above and beyond to ensure your needs are more than met.
Courtney MacDougall, Marketing Coordinator at Plume Cosmetics Inc.
We hired David to take corporate photo's for our website. We were beyond pleased with the results! David is extremely professional, yet very down to earth. Easy to work with and made all of our staff feel comfortable in front of the camera. The photo's were much more than we expected and I would highly recommend him for any photography needs.
Megan Murphy, Executive Assistant at Canadian Energy Research Institute
I have worked with many top photographers over the years and David certainly ranks highly amongst them. David has the ability to use photography to powerfully convey and re-inforce messages. He is very creative and has produced stunning and memorable images. I strongly recommend David if you want distinctive photographs which will make you, your event or your business stand out.
Robert Leyland, Consultant at Robert Leyland
David is a pleasure to work with. He is very detailed and has an incredible gift for being able to see things in a new/different light. I would never hesitate to hire him again whether it was on a personal or professional level.
Sheila Hellevang, Executive Assistant - Gibson Energy, Calgary
David is a very detail-oriented photographer and a perfectionist at his craft. He takes the time and it shows. I would highly recommend him for any kind of photography work, whether for corporate or personal purposes.
Renee Netzel, Sales Lead at Battistella Developments Inc.
David will take and succeed in the challenge to put you or your company under the best image and light. David is truly gifted to turn a place and an uncomfortable situation into an amazing experience. I look forward to any opportunity to work with David in the future.
Jerome Labeyrie, Handling Deputy Manager at Newrest Servair Inflight
David has worked for me on projects with me while at Encana starting back in about 2001/02 and continues to provide excellent work for my clients on assignments today. I would highly recommend him for his client commitment, value and creativity.
Carolyn Moore-Robin, President of CMR Consulting Inc.
David Watt came to my art studio a few years ago to take photos of me in my space. I wanted the photos to capture me as an artist with my work; David did just that. With enthusiasm and expertise, David Watt took a number of photos that captured me as an artist. Lighting, composition, fashion, and variety were considered in Watt's photos; I would recommend him to anyone looking to capture a unique portrait.
Amy Dryer, Artist
I have known David for many years and have always admired his skill and dedication to the photography business. It is his passion. And this passion is wholly evident in the work he produces. Creative, thoughtful, and unbounded by tradition, David's photography is unique and engaging.
Peter Jalkotzy, Technical Lead, Regulatory and Permitting (DCS - Design and Consulting Services)
David Watt is a talented photographer, with experience across a broad spectrum with a portfolio that includes both corporate Calgary as well as individuals. He's terrific to work with because of his flexible nature, and the high standards he has for getting "the shot." Nikki Croft
Nikki Croft, Croft Creative Communications
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Corporate Portraits & Headshots
Commercial & Industrial
Editorial & People
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