The Process

And why Richard is the perfect photographer for your wedding

When you are trying to find the perfect photographer for you it can sometimes feel like there are too many to choose from and what should be a fun, exciting part of your wedding planning can instead become a confusing and drawn out affair.

I have worked hard to streamline the process for you so that you can quickly make the decision to book me as your wedding photographer and move on to more important things, safe in the knowledge that you have chosen the best person for your needs.

Here's how it works & hopefully the decision should be a little more straight forward for you after reading this;


Why People Book Richard Milnes Photography

It seems that brides & grooms want precisely the things from their wedding photographer that I have built my reputation on delivering. Does these sound like the kind of things you are looking for from your photographer?


Discreet & unobtrusive - I prefer to work in the background and to let you and your guests just enjoy the natural flow of the day. This enables me to capture those fabulous, natural 'moments' and at the same time it allows you and everyone else to relax without being self conscious in front of the camera - most of the time you won't even be aware that  you are being photographed.

Calm and confidentWhilst I am almost entirely under the radar at your wedding, if I need to step up and take care of something, my calm demeanour means that you can be assured that I will do so quickly, in a friendly manner and with the minimum of fuss.

Highly professional - As well as being calm and controlled I am also highly organised and never lose sight of the fact that I am 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 a highly efficient and professional customer service that we are both extremely proud of. Cass will look after you through every step of the process, from your initial inquiry right through to the delivery of your photographs and the gathering of your customer feedback. Our system is entirely paperless and easy to use, we love it and so will you!

Natural photos, not too staged  

Possibly the single biggest reason I am in demand is that I am one of very few photographers who is actually able to consistently deliver what they claim to - natural, documentary style images, beautifully lit and composed and with the minimum of hands-on interference throughout the wedding. Whilst I am recognised as one of the country's leading documentary style wedding photographers, I always ensure that the traditional 'formal' shots are included too. The main difference between myself and many other photographers being that with us the formal shots are quick, efficiently taken and above all enjoyable for you & your guests - the entire process often only takes 10-15 minutes which means that there's no uncomfortable waiting around for anyone involved.


Take a look at my portraits page and you'll see that I've also been blessed with a large number of assignments, from celebrity portraits through to fashion spreads, book covers and music festivals. This all adds up to a wealth of experience and an in-depth knowledge and 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'!

Trusted & Recommened

I come highly recommended by the following venues & suppliers, all of who are considered to be amongst the best of the best;

Colshaw Hall, Wrenbury Hall, Delamere Manor, Merrydale Manor, Sandhole Oak Barn, Owen House Farm, The Mere, The Monastery, Red Floral Architecture, Six-15 Events, Second Glance Beauty Lounge, Top Table Catering, Barretts Catering, Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes, UTC, Hipswing and Luminate Events.


The Process



Before deciding upon a wedding photographer it is essential that you meet with them in person for a consultation, after all you will be spending a lot of time together and will be trusting them to capture the memories from the most important day of your lives. The consultation is as friendly as it is informative and can be at your home or mine, typically one evening after work. After the consultation most couples book me within 24 hours, securing me for your wedding can be a big relief for you as well as a very exciting step towards your perfect wedding.

Booking & Payment

Your booking and payment is broken down into 3 manageable steps. First is the booking fee of £500. This 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% of which is paid 6 months prior to your wedding date and the remaining 50% 1 month prior to the wedding date.

The Wedding Day

I will be with you from 2 hours before your service time and stay right through until the first dance.

During this time our 2nd photographer will be focussing 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 will be working discreetly and continuously, always watching for those moments which are often fleeting and elusive but which we are experts at capturing. We are always professional, always polite and are often well known and respected by the staff who we are working alongside at your wedding venue. 

The Images

Your images are all carefully edited and are then uploaded into your own private gallery which you are able to share with your friends.

The Albums

If you have chosen to have one of our award winning wedding albums, you will be involved in the design process to ensure that the album you receive is the one that you actually want and love. You will be able to choose each photograph that appears in the album, approve the design and layout before ordering it and choose your favourite image and text for the cover.