Michael Riley Photography
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Documentary wedding photography with no posing or staging, just totally natural pictures that reflect who you are.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Personal Online Gallery
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
To me, weddings are about people. It’s about the laughter, the tears, the fleeting glances and everything in between. My approach captures the heightened emotions and the tiny missed moments. I look to accentuate the ordinary and delve into the true connections. My photography captures your wedding without the cheesy poses. I promise you – no posing and no set up shots, absolutely no cheese. All you and your guests need to do is be yourselves – celebrate and enjoy every minute. I’ll be unobtrusively shooting the little details that set the scene of your wedding day. On the day, I’ll be there from morning until night if you want me to be. There are no fixed times. I sincerely love what I do and I’m not concerned with how long it takes. My goal is to tell the whole story of your wedding day and how it felt to be there.
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Debra and Clive
Married in September 2016
A truly fantastic day
A truly fantastic day and Mike Riley Photography have ensured that we never forget those memorable moments. Thank you
Kirsty and Paul
Married in August 2016
A true gem that we were so blessed to find
Mike really helped make our day so special. He was so friendly and professional. The photos are better than we could have hoped for and has captured the story of our day ...
Louisa and David
Married in September 2015
We were amazed!
We love the photos, which aren’t rigidly posed, but capture us interacting honestly. You can see the genuine happiness there. We also love the photos of our friends & fam...
Sarah and Mark
Married in July 2016
you really helped make it a perfect day
I know I’ve said it a thousand times. but thanks so much mike. you really helped make it a perfect day. we could not be happier with our photos.
Press & Awards
Industry Awards (1)
International wedding photography awards x 2
What is your most memorable wedding?
I remember every wedding I've shot. They're all different & they have all been memorable for different reasons.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unposed, candid, natural, relaxed, storytelling
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Dont sweat the small stuff, just relax and enjoy the day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I reply to the initial enquiry and schedule a time for a phone call to talk further, to find out if what I do is what the couple wants, from there if the couple likes what I do I send them a contract and request a booking fee which closes the date off in my diary. From that point until the wedding day I am available for telephone / email consultations whenever the couple needs me. The wedding day arrives and afterwards, within 4 weeks I deliver the digital images in an online gallery and on a USB stick.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
There is no specific image that every couple should take. Every wedding and every couple is different, my pictures are not taken from a template of what a wedding should like like, they reflect the couple.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
I dont get asked to take specific pictures at a wedding. My couples trust in me to deliver a collection of images that will remind them of what the day felt like to be there.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
My advice to all couples is to not fret about anything. Things go wrong, it rains, buttonholes get left at home. None of it matters. The day is about the wedding and the celebration, nothing can affect that.
Describe how you got into photography.
The same as a million photographers the world over I was given a camera as a youngster and something clicked. I have been making pictures ever since.