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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.
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Products and Services

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

Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
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


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Kirsten & Tom
Married in December 2018
January 2019
"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 s...
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Jessica & Liam
Married in September 2018
January 2019
"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 form...
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Katie & Michael
Married in July 2018
January 2019
"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 ...
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Caitlin & Stuart
Married in June 2018
August 2018
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 be...
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Vic & James
Married in March 2018
January 2019
"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 ...
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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 i...
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Location & Contact Details


Bournemouth, Dorset, England

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

The Wedding Industry Awards South West Photographer of Year 2014

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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