Holly & Max
“Richard – you’re a complete photography superstar, we LOVE our photos! Thank you for being lovely, professional, seemingly everywhere at once, unobtrusive – you have an incredible eye. We have come back to your photos again and again and keep finding new things we love – little glances you’ve captured, or moments we had forgotten. Our guests have also been thrilled with how many awesome pictures you’ve taken of everyone – one of our friends emailed us to say “ils arrivent à nous rendre carrément plus beaux gosses” – basically, the photos make us all look really awesome/handsome! Which is true! Thank you so much for agreeing to join us in France to photograph our day. We will treasure our photos forever.“
Pippa & Roly
“We picked Richard as our wedding photographer because he takes the most beautiful, happy, natural photos – just a quick look on his website and you will see what I mean. The photos he took of our wedding day are phenomenal. They are individually stunning (so joyful and so beautifully composed), but he also managed, looking at them as a set, to pin the overall atmosphere of the day down, to capture exactly how it all felt to us. He seems to have been always in the right place at exactly the right time – catching every detail, joke, laugh, kiss and everything else – and we are grateful to have the ‘story’ of our wedding laid out for us so naturally and so beautifully.
What we didn’t know, when we picked Richard on the basis of his online portfolio, was how lovely it would be to have him there on the day. He was incredibly patient, friendly and professional from start to finish: calm amidst all the getting-ready madness in the morning, and still full of energy and smiles for the dancing in the evening. He was extremely deft at wrangling friends, family and about a million ushers for the group line-ups, but equally good at blending into the background to get the un-posed and atmospheric shots that he does so well. In the lead-up to the wedding, and afterwards, he was always available to chat or answer questions. Richard is a brilliant, brilliant wedding photographer – we can’t recommend him highly enough.“
Emily & Joe
“We can’t recommend Richard enough, his beautiful photography is so dynamic and warm, full of energy and really natural. He has an eye for stunning compositions, and stealthily captures every funny and sentimental moment. From when we first got in touch he was relaxed, fun and approachable. He was very happy to start the day on a motorboat on the River Thames photographing Joe and his friends’ rowing race, he gathered all 140 odd family members after the ceremony and all 240 odd guests for a group picture at the reception, and steered his way through a ridiculous dance floor late into the evening. Amongst all this, Richard scheduled in moments throughout the day for just the two of us – this was something we loved about his approach, its easy to get swept up as the day goes so quickly and those moments were a chance to press pause and focus on each other. Richard has given us an incredible package of photographs, and the easy-to-use online gallery is perfect for us and our family and friends to look through, download or order pictures.“
Clem & Tim
“Richard photographed a friend’s wedding last year and when we saw the pictures we were captivated and there was no question – Richard would be our photographer and we booked our wedding around his availability.
You can feel the emotions he captures – his photos are dynamic, warm and full of personality.
Richard is always professional, easy to speak with and took time to run through our wedding day a few weeks before and tell us what to expect from him and his style of photography.
He was wonderful on the day and the photos are sensational; he’s captured every moment and detail with great care. We received so many compliments for Richard and his photographs from our guests – a testament to his skill and kindness.
I look forward to seeing Richard again when my younger sister gets engaged and married – she already knows there’s no other photographer for her!”
Zoe & Rich
“Richard Skins is a talent beyond belief. He is personable, relaiable, friendly, caring, warm, fun to have a around on the day but above all professional. He captured our wedding day in a way that I don’t think any other photographer could have, when we looked back at our photographs we and our guests were able to re-live each and every moment. It’s as though you could actually hear the speeches because he had captured our guests’ reactions and emotions.
My friends who are getting married want to use him for their weddings and my good friend who has already paid her photographer deposit is tempted to lose her deposit and hire Richard.
A talent which will grow even more (if that’s possible) and he will be a HUGE name in the future. I’m just glad I got in there first and I can say he shot my wedding!”
Amee & Ben
“I cannot put in to words what an amazing experience it was having Richard be part of our wedding day, capturing some of the most emotional and amazing moments of our lives! I must admit, after looking at his previous photography I never in my wildest dreams imagined he would be able to capture us in the same vain. He didn’t, what he did is capture ‘us’ as we are, not as other are and that’s what makes his style so truly magical. Every single photo taken was a like a timeline from the day, capturing the emotions and feelings behind each shot just perfectly.
We just cant believe how talented this man is to capture all those moments we never even realised people were observing as we were left to just enjoy our day without being worried about being in the right light or position…none of this with Richard he moves and ‘makes’ the shot without intruding on your day. We just can’t sing his praises high enough. Its not just his photos either, his customer service is second to none meeting us beforehand, answering all of my crazy bride questions and fears and getting us the pictures way quicker than we ever imagined.
He is such a wonderful calm and friendly presence on the day I can still hear his little giggle and smile when encouraging a natural and magical atmosphere between us in our first ‘private’ moments as man and wife. Thank you so much, by far one of the best decisions we have ever made.”
Danika & Gary
“To me, the most important service in a wedding is the photographer. Photographs last a lifetime; so selecting the right photographer to capture those special moments is crucial. I did a lot of research on wedding photographers and Richard Skins ticked all the boxes. Every photograph in the wedding galleries were unique and different, no two poses were the same, each photo was individual and stunning and it was obvious that Richard had spent a lot of time communicating with the Brides to be and their Grooms to ‘get it perfect’ for them on their special day.
Richard has a very creative way of capturing the beauty of a single moment!!! The moments he captured of me and my husband were truly magical – straight from a magazine! There are many things to decide on for your wedding and your photographer is an important one. After the confetti has been thrown, the food eaten, the drinks quaffed, and the music has quieted, you’ll be left with your memories of the day. So it is important to make sure that you choose a photographer who knows how important the day is to you, and whom really understands that your wedding day is about creating and capturing those perfect moments in time.
Richard Skins was that photographer and I highly recommend him to everyone and anyone!”
Vicky & Joe
“Quite simply, Richard is a brilliant photographer. He managed to capture the ambiance of the day perfectly. We’ve had a series of beautiful shots back from him very quickly too. He was discrete and not in the least demanding, operating around us to really capture natural shots.
He is also brilliant in a technical sense too. He got a shot of us when the confetti canons went off on our first dance. I think this was a really demanding shot as the focus is through the confetti.
I am really impressed. The slideshow we’ve had back is awesome, again really cleverly edited to the music. I can’t recommend Richard highly enough. And I’ve personally recommended him already to a colleague. Thank you Richard.”
Jen & Mike
“Richard Skins is an absolutely fantastic photographer and we are so happy that he was available for our wedding day.
Firstly, the pre-wedding experience was brilliant. Richard took time to speak to us in detail and at a time to suit us to discuss the day, what would be happening and our must-have shots. Richard gave us direction on how to get the most out of his style of wedding photography and was happy to accommodate our preferences.
On the day, Richard captured every moment beautifully. The photos really convey the emotion and atmosphere of the day. He was there from the very beginning to the very end. We have had guests ask if we had two photographers, such is the range of the photographs taken on the day. Some of our guests didn’t even notice Richard on the day; he was a ninja photographer!
Not being used to being in front of the camera, we were worried that our couple shots would be awkward and look staged. They are not at all; they are simply perfect. Richard had us playing games to relax and look natural in front of the camera. The technique worked wonders, and we are laughing and natural in every photo. The time spent taking these photos felt like a perfect time away just the two of us to take in the magnitude of the day. Richard was also able to grab us and take us away to get the best light without disturbing the wedding.
The icing on the (wedding) cake was receiving a preview of 40 photos while sitting in Heathrow on our way to our honeymoon, only 36 hours after the wedding finished. We were able to view these photos throughout the honeymoon and relive the day.
Finally, the email containing the slideshow and online photo gallery was simple to use and easy to share. The slideshow in particular was a beautiful way to portray the essence of the day in a short space of time and we have shown it to all our friends and family.
Thank you so much Richard!”