Hayden & Harlo
Perfectly Imperfect, for the madly in love.
I’m David Scott Bowles—a creative soul who traded chef’s knives for a camera lens, diving headfirst into the world of photography. For over ten years, I’ve been capturing not just pictures but tales—each click a chapter in a visual story. My style? It’s a mashup of boldness and moody vibes, adding depth to every frame.
Teamed up with Geekoto Lighting, Pro Prints Lab, Aftershoot, and Nomatic, my craft gets that extra boost. The big highlight? Bagging a nomination for the Rangefinder Rising 30 in 2022, marking my footprint in the photography realm.
My work’s graced the pages of Shutter Magazine, Voyager Magazine, and even landed spots in the esteemed LA Times. From snazzy commercial shots to soul-stirring fine art and heartfelt wedding tales spun under Hayden and Harlo, my portfolio’s a colorful spectrum.
Highlight reel? Definitely 2024’s WPPI gig, where I led an epic photowalk, sharing tips and sparking inspiration among fellow enthusiasts.
My journey blends passion, skills, and an unrelenting commitment to crafting visual stories that resonate. Always evolving, my art stands as a testament to the timeless narratives I strive to create, capturing life’s magic through my lens.
Lightroom / Natural Light / Off Camera Flash / Photojournalism / Photoshop
What inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
I never thought I would be a wedding photographer to be honest! After my career as a chef, I kinda fell into weddings, and it reminded me of being in a kitchen. The fast pace, stress, and controlled chaos was so familiar to me, that I thrived! Add the romance, love, partying, and everything in between I just fell in love with it.
How would you describe your photography style?
Bold, Authentic, Cinematic
How do you ensure that your clients feel comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoot?
We DRINK! No just kidding… unless their into that… I like to find a location where we have to walk to, so we can talk, chat it up, and loosen up a bit.
How do you ensure that you capture all of the important moments on the wedding day?
I think it’s kind of impossible to capture ALL the moments, so I set clear expectations with my clients, and ask them who and what is important to them. I remind them that this is their day, not mine.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day and why?
Honestly… The Reception! We love to get in there, dance, have fun, and get those creative dance floor shots!