About Dave and North Arch Photography
North Arch specializes in vibrant, dramatic, timeless people photography. Owner Dave Pidgeon takes an expert eye for detail and an unmatched experience in storytelling to create enduring images.
“When you see your images for the first time, I aim for goosebumps, joy, tenderness,” Dave says. “And I want you to have that same reaction when you see these images 20 years from now. That’s the investment clients make -- great photography that will stand the test of time.”
Dave trained at the Mid-Atlantic Regional School of Photography in Cape May, N.J.
“People depend on me to make images and get the moment right,” he says. “To do that, I pay close attention to light, backgrounds, details, everything that makes a great image so clients don’t have to worry. They can relax and enjoy their time knowing I’m making images which, when put together, tell a complete story.”
Dave named his photography business “North Arch” after the street in Lancaster City, Pa., where he and his wife first lived together.
“It was this tender, emotional, incredibly optimistic time in our lives,” he says. “And I thought, I want people to feel the same way when they interact with me and my photography business.”
What sets North Arch Photography apart is a mature, calm approach to creating great images during events like weddings and a creative touch to every portrait session whether you’re a high school senior or someone wanting an in-studio headshot.
“My mentor, Ken Sklute, one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, told me something that has served as a guiding principle,” Dave says. “‘Control what you see,’ he said. That means as a photographer, I can do what’s necessary to get the light and the look right. Too many photographers just wing it and hope their pictures turn out. I have the experience, training, and approach to know the power to create an amazing image is more than just clicking the shutter. It’s about the connection with a happy, relaxed client and having the ability to take lighting and composition to a higher level.”
ContactDave at 717-669-2026 or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin this journey together.