Richard Skins Photography

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Hello, my name is Richard Skins and I’m a Dorset wedding photographer based in Bournemouth covering destination weddings throughout the UK and Europe.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£2250
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Photo Printing
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 Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
Online Gallery - 4k Online Slideshow - Super Fast Preview - Travel Expenses - Unlimited Coverage - License to Print

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Richard
Hi there, I'm Richard and i'm glad you have found my page on Bridebook! Have a look at my images and if you like what you see then get in touch, I would love to hear more about your wedding :) Thanks, Richard

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2010
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(15)
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Kirsten & Tom
Married in December 2018
December 2017
"Captured so many amazing moments"
Richard photographed our wedding and I can't recommend enough. We're over the moon with our photos. He was amazing at the day putting us at ease and discreetly captured so many amazing moments
Jessica & Liam
Married in September 2018
December 2017
"The pictures are full of energy and life!"
The first time I saw Richard’s photography, I knew he was the only choice for us. I had never seen wedding photos that felt so full of life before; gone were all the formal portraits, replaced with natural and candid moments, captured beautifully. In the run up to the wedding day, Richard stayed in touch, made sure that he had as much information from us as possible and we felt totally confident in his planning and judgement. He was a delight to have with us on the day, as he was so chilled out, chatty and friendly. Richard was brilliant at getting us to relax for the couples shoot and has an incredible knack for knowing when something fun or exciting will happen, as he captured so many wonderfully spontaneous moments across the day! We were thrilled when we saw all the images Richard took and we now have so many gorgeous photos of our friends and family. The pictures are full of energy and life and we love them so much, we wish we could display them all! Richard worked incredibly hard across the day, staying until late in the evening as he knew the reception part was really important to us both. We have had so many compliments on the images he took and we couldn’t be more delighted with them. We would wholeheartedly recommend Richard and his work.
Katie & Michael
Married in July 2018
December 2017
"Richard was a fantastic photographer"
Richard was a fantastic photographer who made the day fly by with ease, and at no point feeling like photos were a chore. He blended in perfectly to get the most amazing candid shots of the whole party without ever being over bearing. Our whole family loved having him with us in the morning as well as we were getting ready. The final photos are beautiful and we love his use of light and the capturing of some fantastic characters and moments throughout the day.
Caitlin & Stuart
Married in June 2018
December 2017
Wow. What a guy. Everybody – and I mean everybody – commented on how hard he worked all day.
Wow. What a guy. Everybody – and I mean everybody – commented on how hard he worked all day. He was there at 8am and I didn’t see him sit down until 10pm. He must have been exhausted. He wasn’t intrusive at all. A fly on the wall. But so much fun, that you’d want him at your party anyway! He really put us at ease and we were so impressed with the beautiful candid shots. He caught so many moments. My favourites are the ones of Stu’s brothers and my new sister-in-law setting up the ceremony space. They worked really hard for us, so it’s great that Richard caught that love and kindness on camera. With so many glamorous and staged wedding photos out there, it’s so refreshing to see Richard beautifully captured all the humbling deeds and hard graft happening in the background. The man’s an artist.
Vic & James
Married in March 2018
December 2017
"He is a genuinely lovely guy"
Richard was the photographer at our wedding earlier this year and I honestly cannot recommend him highly enough. He is a genuinely lovely guy and made us feel totally at ease. I can't get over how beautiful our photos are. He captured the day and the emotions so perfectly and every time I look at them all the feelings and emotions come straight back. I'm so happy we came across his website, I always knew the pictures would be fantastic based on his work that I'd seen previously, but I'm totally blown away with the photos he took for us and can't thank him enough.
Holly & Max
Married in November 2017
December 2017
You're a complete photography superstar!
Richard - you're a complete photography superstar, we LOVE our photos! Thank you for being lovely, professional, seemingly everywhere at once, unobtrusive - you have an incredible eye. We have come back to your photos again and again and keep finding new things we love – little glances you've captured, or moments we had forgotten. Our guests have also been thrilled with how many awesome pictures you've taken of everyone – one of our friends emailed us to say “ils arrivent à nous rendre carrément plus beaux gosses” - basically, the photos make us all look really awesome/handsome! Which is true! Thank you so much for agreeing to join us in France to photograph our day. We will treasure our photos forever.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bournemouth

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Bournemouth

Nearest Airport

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Press & Awards
(2)

Industry Awards (2)

The Wedding Industry Awards South West Photographer of Year 2014
FAQ
(6)

What is your most memorable wedding?

So many but this year it definitely had to be one at Chateau de la Bourlie in Dordogne in south west France, 37 degree all day but such an incredible experience and couple knew how to throw a party! was pretty epic...

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Unobtrusive, Dynamic, Warmth, Energentic, Romantic

What about your business are you most proud of?

I'm proud of winning be named the South west photographer of the year twice, once in 2014 and once this year. Will find out in January who wins the national awards. It's one of the better awards as the first stage is voted by the couples you have photographed in the year, if you don't get a high enough score you can't get through to be judged by your peers.

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

Make a photographer high on your priority's, good photographers will get booked up early so don't leave it too late.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Hard to come up with one, I love it when couples do something completely different weather that be a ceremony on top of a cliff or even missing out wedding traditions for something unique.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

My first point of call for my clients is my website, I have worked hard to give all the relevant information that they might need. I put the prices on the website because I want to be honest straight away. After the website I always like to chat to couples before booking and they can ask any questions and I can go into more detail about my approach and pricing. I try and make booking very simple, a bank transfer and online wedding contract are all that’s needed, this can be done in a matter of minutes. I’ll let them know to get in touch at any point over the months leading up to their wedding but tell them I’ll be in touch 2 months before the date to arrange either a meeting or telephone conversation depending on distances. On the wedding day itself I try to arrive early on the day, I hate to be late so I'll usually leave with too much time to spare but you never know. starting with the preparations I’ll just be in the background and won’t direct anyone. I simply observe and capture what I see, that’s not saying I just stand behind a curtain or sometimes similar. I’ll chat and laugh to make people at ease. It doesn’t usually take long before you can really take more pictures of people without them caring. I’m main aim is to look for emotion and storytelling in my images. To capture the emotion in people is my most important aim, all while trying to get good composition, lighting and to fit it into the whole narrative of the day.

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