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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. If I turn the clock back 10 years this is somethi
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
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Prices start at
  • £2250

You can feel the emotions he captures - his photos
Richard photographed a friend's wedding last year and when we saw the pictures we were captivated and there was no question - Richard wo... 
By Clem & Tim on 15th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in September 2017

We absolutely adore our photographs
I can't recommend Richard highly enough. He is a genuinely lovely guy to have around, making us laugh and fitting in brilliantly with ou... 
By Vicky & James on 15th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in October 2017

We can’t recommend Richard enough
We can’t recommend Richard enough, his beautiful photography is so dynamic and warm, full of energy and really natural. He has an eye fo... 
By Emily & Joe on 15th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in February 2017

The images have captured the day perfectly
Had the pleasure of having Richard as our photographer in April. Can't praise him enough for the quality of his images and professionali... 
By Nathan & Anna on 15th December 2017
A happy couple
Married in May 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... 
By Holly & Max on 15th December 2017
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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
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Industry Awards (2)
The Wedding Industry Awards South West Photographer of Year 2014
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • 102 Edgehill Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2PH, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Bournemouth
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Bournemouth
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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 #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.