Harriet & Tom
“Richard is a clever man. He creates beautiful wedding photographs, which are both romantic and fun, but overall genuine. He is able to capture the real essence and feeling of a wedding day, whilst also creating magical imagery, photos which my husband and I will treasure forever.
The majority of our conversation prior to the wedding was via email, but I knew from our first correspondence that Richard is both professional and personable. He took an interest in many elements of the wedding, and was able to offer me advice and reassurance about my concerns.
On the day Richard was a star, calm and in control, whilst also seeming to disappear between the guests snapping away. The formal shots were smooth and swift and made fun through Richard’s simple (not gimmicky!) ideas. It was a total pleasure to have Richard at our wedding.”
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.“
Jennifer & Jamie
“Richard was the best wedding photographer we could possibly have hoped for. On the day he was like a butterfly, non-obtrusive, but always in the right place at the right time, whilst being completely professional and a lot of fun to have with you on on your wedding day. Looking back at Richard’s photographs from our wedding is the best testament to his talents and abilities. He caught each moment of the day in a very personal and intimate way that we were so happy to have after the wedding. We couldn’t believe how he was able to be in so many places at once and at the same time you were not aware of him doing it!
He was a joy to have on the day and we loved every moment of him being involved with us! Before and after the wedding Richard was always available for us to speak with about our expectations and requirements, and always addressed any questions quickly which was very reassuring at a time when you feel like you’re chasing 100 different people! I would recommend his photography services to anyone because he is an outstanding talent in photography and able to capture the moment of joy and love on a very special day.
No need for a videographer! Thanks Richard!”
Hannah & Craig
“For us, finding the perfect photographer was one of the most important parts of planning our wedding – and once we saw Richard Skins’ work on his website (and found out that he was available on the day!) we were absolutely over the moon. His photos reflect our wedding perfectly, and the amazing way in which he manages to capture the light makes the photos as magical as the day itself.
Even more important perhaps, is how much everyone liked Richard! We were both completely at ease having our photos taken (which definitely shows), and nothing felt posed or wooden. So many of our guests too have not only complimented the photos themselves, which they love, but also how unobtrusive Richard was. Indeed, in Craig’s inimitable words: ‘he is a wedding photo ninja’ – and this is definitely a compliment.
We couldn’t have asked for more from Richard, and as high as our expectations were, these were well and truly smashed when we received our photographs! We couldn’t recommend him more highly.”
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.”
Annie & Jon
“I can honestly say that I think of all the many many decisions we made over our wedding choosing you as our photographer was by far the best. We couldn’t have asked for someone more on our wavelength or more talented. All of our family and friends have also commented on how great you were – most of them have said that you were the least obtrusive, most relaxed wedding photgrapher they’ve met, some of them didn’t even notice you were there – which believe me is a massive compliment!
And we thought all that before we’d even seen the photos….and now that we have we’re speechless, and I’m a bit teary! These are the best photos i’ve ever seen! Early feedback from the relatives – everyone thinks you’ve totally captured the ‘spirit’ of the day, you’ve also got an amazing ability to capture people’s personalities in a shot – we love that!”