BEST OF 2017

Well, that was a fine year!

I have finally got around to selecting my favourite images from 2017, it may be February but better late than never…  I firstly wanted to thank all the couples that let me document their wedding for them, I’ve been lucky to travel to some amazing venues over the UK and across Europe and have met some truly lovely people along the way! I would also like to thank you all for voting for me at the wedding industry awards, it is still a beautiful shock that I was named Southwest wedding photographer of the year, I wasn’t going to enter but one of the bride’s put me forward so I’m glad she did in the end! Thank you, Allie.

The awards are special because the first stage is judged only from the votes and comments from couples that I have photographed throughout the year, if you don’t score a high enough average then you’re not going to get through to the next round of judges. Unfortunately, I didn’t win the national award in January but the best consolation is that after the awards are over you get to read all the comments from couples who voted, I’ve entwined these with the images below so you can have a read as you look through the images.

2018 is going to be incredible, I have lots of exciting weddings lined up over the year and will be venturing over to Portugal, France & Italy, really looking forward to sharing more work over the next few months!

“Richard was just perfect. His photographs are unbelievably beautiful. He totally understood and respected what we wanted. The best part is that he captured real and special moments from the day, rather than staged poses. The photos convey such a real sense of joy, which is the best thing you can hope for with wedding photographs. He was seamlessly present throughout the day and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.”

“You know you picked an outstanding photographer when you implore every single engaged person you meet to book Richard! I took a lot of time to research wedding photographers and when I found Rich I knew he was ‘the one’. My husband and I knew we wanted that ‘natural’ style but wow, did he over deliver! The actual day was 36 degrees but that did not phase Richard. In fact, the whole party took the time to applaud him on his manner and we are still getting comments on our wedding photos!”

“We were so happy to have chosen Richard as our wedding photographer. He was incredibly hard-working, I’ve never seen another photographer so focused and passionate about capturing every moment. He made us both feel so at ease having our photos taken and was so discrete at taking all these beautiful natural photos and capturing some amazing moments. Our photos are all incredible and wonderfully edited in Richard’s distinctive style. We wish we could get married again just so we could choose him!”

“Richard was fantastic, he not only captured wonderful images but was a delight to have around, and all of our family and wedding party loved meeting him. He was not intrusive, but captured intimate moments; wasn’t over-bearing in any respect, but organised everyone perfectly for group shots and the confetti shot. His use of light is magical. He captured the movement of my dress, the kilts and our raucous ceilidh perfectly. He clearly loves people and weddings and knows how to capture it perfectly!”

“We are so happy we booked Richard for our wedding day! From day one, he understood our needs and the type of wedding look and feel we were going for, he did everything he could to make us feel relaxed from planning right up until the wedding itself. We both feel a bit nervous infant of the camera but he made the photo shoots fun and natural so we weren’t feeling too awkward infant of the camera. Finally, the photos themselves are spot on – we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!”

“Richard was absolutely fantastic, we couldn’t have wished for anyone better to capture our special day. The pictures he captured have so much emotion and really caught the vibe of our special day. He came to the venue a day early to research the best shots, was amazing on the day and has been absolutely fantastic with all aspects of our photographs… even down to the packaging the final product came in. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him, I’d do it in a heartbeat.”

“We are so happy we booked Richard for our wedding day! From day one, he understood our needs and the type of wedding look and feel we were going for, he did everything he could to make us feel relaxed from planning right up until the wedding itself. We both feel a bit nervous infant of the camera but he made the photo shoots fun and natural so we weren’t feeling too awkward infant of the camera. Finally, the photos themselves are spot on – we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!”

Thank you!

SHOW COMMENTS

You are really an outstanding photographer, Richard!! I am really in love with your elegant photography style. Natural poses, editing, lighting everything is just perfect. Great work dude.

Late to the game, but what a year Richard! A super collection of moments and light. Love the outside dancing with fairly lights, so much depth to it!

Braap! Rich, this is stunning mate!! I can’t even words right now. The edits, light, moments captured, it’s all there. Here’s to ’18!!

Amazing work Rich – such great use of light and anticipation of the moments – have a great 2018 buddy!

Mate, so many incredible frames. What a year you’ve had, congratulations. Look forward to seeing you again soon for a couple of little rums!

Beautiful images Richard. Great moments and lovely edits!

Now that’s a cracking best of collection!! Congrats on the regional win and even more so on an amazing feedback from your couples, that’s what this job is all about! xx

Awsome set of images, 2017 looked a great year.

Wow what a year!!! Amazing stuff!

Unbelieve set of images dude – these are unreal!!! What a year!

Great F..in year 😀 hope 2018 will be even better mate!

What an amazing year in pictures! So many great emotions captured, well done and hope 2018 will be as good as this one! x

Seeing that this is the best of 2017, I am looking so forward to see the best of 2018! Really amazing, love every single frame! Congrats!

Beautiful work Richard, best of luck for the coming year

Steph Newton

So bloody beautiful. You capture such spirit Rich, effortlessly.

Mate, what a belter you’ve had, no wonder you won the award, thoroughly deserved! Here’s to an even better 2018, you’ve got your work cut out to top last year mind. Hope the move goes well, keep in touch!

Thank you Robin! Yeah, I think you might be right about beating last year but it’s a good challenge to have. Moving mid-March so hopefully can come to one last Dorset photographers meet up!