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Richard is a photographer working in north Wales and Cheshire, offering both wedding photography and video.
Richard is the recommended photographer at Talhenbont Hall, Delamere Manor, Bron Eifion Country House Hotel, Colshaw Hall, Sandhole Oak Barn, Merrydale Manor and Henblas Country Park
Where to begin?
Here we explain the process, from beginning to end, of choosing Richard as your wedding photographer
And why Richard is the perfect photographer for your wedding
With so much choice, trying to find the perfect wedding photographer can be daunting and what should be a fun, exciting part of your wedding planning can instead become a confusing and drawn out affair. We’ve streamlined the process for you so that you can quickly make a decision and move on to more important things, safe in the knowledge that you have chosen the best photographer for your needs.
Discreet & unobtrusive - I work in the background and let you & your guests enjoy the natural flow of the day. This enables me to capture those fabulous, 'moments', at the same time allowing everyone to relax without being self conscious in front of the camera - most of the time you won't even be aware you're being photographed.
Calm and confident - Whilst I'm working 'off-radar', if I need to step up and take care of something, my calm demeanour means you can be assured I will do so quickly, in a friendly manner and with minimal fuss.
Highly professional - As well as being calm and controlled, I'm also highly organised and never lose sight of the fact that I'm being employed by you to photograph your wedding. I'm also a very friendly chap and will always take the time to talk with your guests if they want to ask me about photography or just say hello!
A great communicator - Myself & my lovely wife Cass have worked tirelessly to produce an efficient, professional customer service that we're both extremely proud of. Cass will look after you through every step of the process, from your initial inquiry to the delivery of your photographs. Our system is entirely paperless and easy to use, we love it and so will you!
North Wales Wedding photography
Cheshire Wedding photography
Natural photos, not too staged
I'm a firm believer that 'documentary' photography is best and prefer natural, documentary style images, beautifully lit and composed and with the minimum of hands-on interference throughout the wedding. However, I think it's important to ensure that the traditional 'formal' shots are included too. The key to these is that this part of the day is done quickly, efficiently and above all is enjoyable for you & your guests - the entire process often only taking 10-15 minutes which means that there's no uncomfortable waiting around for anyone involved.
My experience gives me an understanding of many aspects of photography, so if you want a photographer who can not only capture beautiful, mesmerising portraits but is also an expert with creative lighting or long exposure photography then I'm happy to say that 'Yes, I can do that for you'!
The consultation is as friendly as it is informative and is typically a zoom call one evening after work. After the consultation most couples book within 24 hours. Securing me for your wedding will be a big relief for you as well as a very exciting step towards your perfect wedding.
Booking & Payment
A £500 booking fee secures the date for you and guarantees that I will photograph your wedding. The balance of your payment is then split into two parts, 50% payable 6 months prior to your wedding date and the balance 1 month prior to the wedding date. You are also available to pay monthly or on any other schedule that works best for you.
The Wedding Day
I'll be with you from 2 hrs before your service time and stay until the first dance.
If you choose to have my assistant on the day, they will be focusing mainly on the groom and your guests so that you will have a complete picture of your wedding day from both sides. Throughout the wedding we work discreetly, always watching for those moments which are often fleeting and elusive but which we are experts at capturing. We're always professional, polite and often well known and respected by the staff who we're working alongside at your wedding venue.
Your images are carefully edited and uploaded into a gallery. You will also receive a USB containing all of your high resolution, edited images.