Hi, Im Rich, a Wedding Photographer based near Wolverhampton.
I retired from 30 years in the police in 2010 and although I have always had an interest in photography, It was not until then that I was able to devote more time and money to my passion. The result is six years down the line and I have my own wedding photography business. My wife, Deb gives me invaluable assistance and we are both committed to providing excellent customer service. Please have a look through my portfolio which I will keep updating with my best work, I love monochrome images, they have a timeless quality and complement colour images. I also love just wandering around taking natural and informal photo's, I think these are the moments that you don't notice on the day but are what really capture the true spirit of the wedding.
Of course there is always a place for formal family and friends photo's and I am more than happy to do these. I would suggest about 6-8 is a good number so as not to take over the whole day. My aim is to document your day, capturing those little informal moments that you miss and not to spend hours doing posed shots
Having said that I do try to get a couple of shots using off camera flash, time permitting of course but my main aim is to be in the background recording the day.
I can offer you either a half day or full day package which means I will be there around two to three hours before the ceremony and either up to the Wedding breakfast or first dance and about an hour after to really capture the party.
Of course I realise that you may have things happening later that you want to remember such as fireworks or a special send off and I am more than happy to discuss your particular needs and tailor a package to suit you which we can discuss at a pre wedding meeting as well as your day in detail. This is something I think is so important and hopefully will make the day run smoother for you and me. After all this is your day and it's important that it goes how you want it to. I will also do a pre wedding shoot if that is something that you want to do, very informal, more of a getting to know each other. We can just take an hour or so somewhere nice, have a chat and get a few photo's.
I will include a 10 x 10 photo book for up to 40 of your favourite images and albums, photo books and single prints can be ordered afterwards. If you decide you don't want the photo book I will discount an equivalent value from any Albums or prints purchased.
Im happy to travel of course and I have a special affinity with Shropshire, where my family comes from, and South Devon where my daughter now lives and I consider it as my second home and would be happy to travel to do more. My first wedding shoot was in South Devon at the Beautiful Dartington Hall.
I have also added some more of my non wedding work if you want to see what else interests me.
So please contact me if you just want a no obligation friendly chat for some more information, I know this is a big decision and I want you to be happy with what I can offer.
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