Richard Murgatroyd Photography

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Natural documentary wedding photography packed with emotion, feeling and laughter. Based in South West London but available to photograph your special day here in the UK or overseas.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1500
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Full Description
Richard’s approach to wedding photography is all about capturing the uniqueness of your day. He loves to create beautiful and evocative images capturing the spontaneous moments of fun, laughter and emotion. Richard is based in South West London but travels across the UK and regularly photographs destination weddings overseas. He has photographed couples tie the knot as far afield as Australia, Mexico and Ibiza. If you’re after something different and full of feeling then get in touch!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Richard
Hi, welcome to my page at Bridebook UK. Feel free to have a browse and get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
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Siera & Hugh
Married in October 2017
June 2016
We have nothing but exceptional things to say
We have nothing but exceptional things to say about taking on Richard as our wedding and engagement photographer! Not only did Richard take amazing photos which captured the authenticity of our big day, but he did so in a way that made us feel comfortable about it as if the camera wasn't even there. Richard is a genuine individual that was there at every step of our wedding planning process, happy to quickly answer any questions and make recommendations when asked. Being such a friendly person, he fit in perfectly with our wedding guests and everyone he interacted with at our wedding had positive things to say about him. I highly recommend him as a photographer and hope to find a reason in future to work with him again!
Rosa & Jonathan
Married in August 2017
June 2016
If you are lucky enough to get the chance to book
We are so pleased we chose Richard as our photographer - we absolutely love our photos! But we would recommend Richard for more reasons than the great photos he takes. He is very responsive when you get in touch. He is very reliable and even booked at his own expense a second photographer for our wedding in case his wife went into labour. We felt it mattered to Richard to do a good job, and he spent ages discussing things with us in advance. He is also a great bloke to have around on the day, really calm and helpful with the logistics, particularly before the ceremony. I didn't notice on the day but looking back at the things he took photos of, he must have stayed longer than the 10 hours we booked him for, which is just another example of him going above and beyond. Basically if you are lucky enough to get the chance to book Richard, take it - we cannot recommend him highly enough!
Rachael & Chris
Married in July 2017
June 2016
Richard captured every moment perfectly from start
We couldn't recommend Richard more! He has been personable and helpful from the start, and always available should you need to contact him. Richard's natural style of photography made him an easy choice for us, but it is the way in which he captures true emotion that makes his photography truly special! Every photograph is perfect and takes you right back to the moment. On the day Richard made us and everyone feel comfortable, which is reflected in the photographs. I have to add that on the day Richard also went above and beyond, he was an extremely calming influence at times that could have easily become chaotic. Richard captured every moment perfectly from start to finish, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer.
Lizzie & Tim
Married in July 2017
June 2016
I couldn't recommend Richard more!
I couldn't recommend Richard more! His pictures speak for themselves but then when you meet him he is so friendly and made me and my husband feel so relaxed considering neither of us are big fans of having our picture taken. On our wedding day he seemed to be everywhere without us even realising he was there. The pictures were stunning and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Richard really captured the joy and laughter of the day and everyone said how he was the nicest photographer they have seen at a wedding and loved how the pictures were so natural. If you are looking for someone to unobtrusively document your day in such a beautiful way Richards photography is definitely for you!! Thank you again and 3 months later I still cant decide which pictures to frame because we love them all!! x
Rebecca & Chris
Married in June 2017
June 2016
Book him, book him, book him!
Richard is quite possibly the best photographer out there!! I met him and his wife at a wedding fair in London and we hit it off straight away! Looking through his collection of professional pictures (not just of weddings) he explained his style and it matched our thoughts perfectly. Since that moment he was easy to contact amd made the whole process seamless. We had a few skype calls leading up to the day which really helped us picture how he'd be working with us on the day. The on the day he was amazing! Arriving early, he guided us thorugh the day right up until the evening, making everything run so smoothly that we didn't stress about anything! He also arranged for a 2nd photographer (who was also amazing, thank you Amy!) to work alongside him just in case his wife went into labour, at his own expense. He has already sent me some photos and they are incredible, capturing moments we'll keep forever. Book him, book him, book him! Rebecca and Chris x
Marika & Andy
Married in May 2016
June 2016
You have actually made me speechless
Honestly Richard, I don't know what to say... The photos are so amazing you have actually made me speechless. How you were able to capture some of them is beyond me, you have such a gift and we are more than lucky to have had you capturing our fairy tale day. I don't know how to thank you enough in words, I only wish we could of looked at them with you over multiple bottles of wine and relived that day together! Thank you, thank you, thank you! So much love to you!! X
Location & Contact Details

Address

Wimbledon, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Wimbledon

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25

Nearest Train Station

Wimbledon

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

My own. It is a reference point for my own feelings, hopes, nerves and dreams in the build-up, during and after my own big day. I know how important it is to book a photographer that puts you completely at ease, and in whom you trust to do an amazing job.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Documentary, Natural, Creative, Emotive, Unobtrusive

What about your business are you most proud of?

The personal touch - I am with you from the moment you book and do everything in house: from the pre-wedding briefings and helping brides on their planning journey to taking the photos on the day and editing the images.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book suppliers based on their personalities as much as their skills. Photographers, videographers and event planners spend a lot of time with you in the build-up and and on the day so getting the right person is crucial. Don't be scared to call and speak to us!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

There isn't a typical process - I only shoot a certain number of weddings a year which means I can spend quality time getting to know what it important to you and keeping it personal and unique.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Er the couple don't take the photo... focus on soaking up the atmosphere and having a splendid day.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere. It doesn't change the fact that you're both getting married surrounded by your nearest and dearest. I always run through a Plan B with my clients and have plenty of great advice. Wet weddings can make for incredible images too!

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