Richard Skins Photography

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


Photography Style

First Look Photographer
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic

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
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
Hayley & Barry
Wedding: August 2017
December 2017
"photos we have seen so far are truly gorgeous."
A lovely, lovely man. A pleasure to have around on our Wedding day, and went above and beyond for us. Do not hesitate to book Richard for your big day! He captured every single moment, and the photos we have seen so far are truly gorgeous.
Caitlin & Stuart
Wedding: 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.
Helen & Erik
Wedding: September 2017
December 2017
"Richard did the most amazing job"
Richard did the most amazing job of photographing our wedding. He was such a lovely person to have around on our special day, and he definitely delivered with the photographs. He managed to really capture all the little moments of the day without taking over or getting in the way. He sent the photos much quicker than I expected too which was nice, and it has been great to be able to share the the slideshow that he put together with friends and family.
Vicky & James
Wedding: October 2017
December 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 our guests. He's non-intrusive and discreetly manages to capture beautiful moments when your guests are completely unaware they're having their picture taken! We absolutely adore our photographs, they are so beautiful and capture all elements of the day perfectly. I can't thank him enough and will always cherish the pictures he took for us.
Katie & Michael
Wedding: 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.
Holly & Max
Wedding: November 2017
December 2017
Richard was 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


Bournemouth, Dorset

Travel Notes

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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?

Unobtrusive, Dynamic, Warmth, Energentic, Romantic

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

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.

What about your business are you most proud of?

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.

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

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...

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

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

Describe your typical process with a couple.

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.

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