I’m Richard, a professional photographer based in the awesome City of Norwich in Norfolk with my wonderful family, Christina & Jude.
Although I’m a wedding photographer, my background is in entertaining and I love nothing more than to put a smile on peoples faces!
I used to work as an entertainer on a holiday camp for the over 60’s, closely followed by a summer season in the hotels of Magalluf (that was a baptism of fire!)
I then went on to be a part of a Steps tribute band and an 80’s Band called Zoo touring all over the UK and abroad before I joined a function band (Ignite) for 15 years performing at hundreds of weddings!
So I absolutely love being able to have fun with people and get the best out of them.
My wedding photography also reflects this and my main aim is to try to build a rapport and make sure the awesome couple are as relaxed as possible.
This ensures the photos are natural with real smiles and not over posed.
I love a timeless photo you are able to look at and fall in love with, a moment in time captured and your personalities shining through. That is what makes me love my job!
To capture these moments, I use a varied selection of tricks, mainly my laugh! Banter is always amazing to get laughter as well as getting to know people during the day so that they warm to you and feel that they are having their photo taken by a friend.
I just go with the flow and be creative with what is right in front of me.
You have to know your camera and lenses to get the best of out them in each situation (day, night, direct sunlight, rain, dancefloor or flash).
I adore the off centre and negative space in an image as it can say so much without taking away from the moment.
Why Choose Me?
Your photographer will be a ninja of their game being able to capture perfect moments for you (that’s a given) but also be able to: set up perfect moments, crowd control, arrange the confetti shots, be very nice to the vicar/registrar/celebrant/humanist, organise the groups, be a children’s entertainer, a comedian (a necessity), & be able to capture the alcohol fuelled dancemoves later on.
Your photographer will put you at ease research the venue & have back-up equipment. They'll edit each image as if it were the Mona Lisa for you to relive those memories for years to follow.
Your wedding day starts waaaaaaay before the actual day and I like to get to know each couple beforehand to build a nice rapport.
I want my couples to be totally comfortable around me so my style is very much a relaxed approach.
I love to get to know them both on the pre wedding shoot and also spend time at the start of the wedding day chatting to the friends and family to work up a rapport and also get involved in the banter and fun, sometimes being the cause of the banter just to be able to capture the natural laughter that ensues
Every couple I have worked with have always had a huge lust for life. Fun is the key element here and if the couple are up for a laugh, it usually means that the congregation are too so I play up to their personalities and try to get the very best out of each moment I’m with them.
Because I'm a relaxed and easy going person, I don’t try and pose the couple. I wait for the moment after they’ve kissed, the smile that follows; that is the real love shining through just in that moment in time. I sometimes ask the couple to look at each other and 99% of the time, they laugh which is my opportunity to capture just that; happiness