Appeal Photography, LLC is an award-winning photography studio in Washington, DC, founded and led by acclaimed photographer, David Guggenheim, who has been shooting professionally for more than 40 years.
Our work has been internationally recognized and we have earned exemplary reviews with top ratings on Google and Yelp. Our photography is creative, original and spans a broad range of genres — from portraiture, boudoir and fashion photography to winery/vineyard, wildlife, landscape and underwater photography — all using cutting-edge photographic and editing techniques. We shoot both on location and in a professional studio.
As we state on the home page, a portrait is more than simply a representation of a face in a photograph. Quality portraiture communicates emotion and a story to the observer. Our philosophy is to use photographic artistry and fine art photography to convey the authenticity and uniqueness of our clients. This means that we are dedicated to avoid the all-too-common “stock image” and cliché look of many portrait and headshot photographers and rather offer imagery that is unique, personal and artistic.
Editing is as important to quality portraiture as the photography itself. Our editing is meticulous with attention to every detail, whether a simple headshot, fine art portrait, or surreal/special effects image.
We are available to travel worldwide and guarantee your satisfaction in writing in our Photography Services Agreement. Our pricing is competitive and transparent.
David Guggenheim is Appeal Photography’s founder and lead photographer. He has been a professional photographer and videographer since he was 19. He is an award-winning photographer with an unusual breadth of experience, including winery/vineyard photography; fashion photography; portrait photography; boudoir and fine art nude photography; outdoor/wildlife photography and underwater photography.
David’s photography and video work has been featured on CNN, CBS, ABC, PBS and the National Geographic Channel among other major networks. His still photography has been seen in popular magazines, publications and websites around the world. His work has won numerous awards in international competitions. Clients love working with David and in their reviews often remark about his enthusiasm, kindness, laid-back nature and humor.
A Broad Range of Photography & Videography Services
We offer a broad range of photography and videography services, including boudoir, glamour/pin-up, fine art and fine art nude, fitness (see glamour/pin-up portfolio), model and model portfolio photography, maternity, event photography (see for example, our winery/vineyard portfolio), food photography (see winery/vineyard photography), cosplay and fantasy, contemporary erotica, portraits/headshots, fashion and street, winery/vineyard, nature and wildlife (including underwater photography focused on marine life), landscape and seascape, urban and urban architecture. Our landscape/seascape and urban/urban architecture includes the use of drones.