David Beckstead

David Beckstead

Instructor

David was named as one of the "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World" by American Photo magazine in March 2007. He mixes his passion for art and travel in the destination wedding photography business he has owned for decades with his wife and business partner, Kassandra. Their passion for what they do creates a successful mix of lifestyle with their business. They have photographed weddings in many Caribbean islands and the Bahamas, Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Mexico, Norway, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, and many other destinations.

David is truly a mountain man at heart! He worked for the US Forest Service for 12 summers as a Hotshot Firefighter traveling around the US and Canada (while carrying a Nikon SLR with a 50 mm 1.8 lens, of course!). He was one of the first registered trackers for Arizona Search and Rescue. David has traveled to over 80 countries and almost every state in the US, and has hiked thousands of miles of backcountry -- including above the base camp of Mt. Everest.


David also paints in watercolor and loves all things artistic. He and Kassandra live in rural NE Washington State with their daughter, Asia.