Robin Goodlad Photography
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Your story, beautifully told. Exceptional bespoke documentary wedding photography, covering your day from start to finish.
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
Products and Services
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Getting married is one of the most incredible things you will do in your life. Putting how you feel on your day into words is difficult, but it can be achieved with pictures. Which is where I come in; capturing the emotion, the journey, your story. Wedding photography really is an investment for life, and future generations. I feel it is so important to capture the day perfectly, and preserve forever. You write the script. My focus is then upon documenting your story beautifully, through observation, not orchestration, with attention paid to every detail. I believe a wedding should be photographed sympathetically and subtly. A quiet observer, blending into the background, telling the Story, from start to finish. And when I say the finish, that means capturing every element of your day, right till the end, if you wish.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Robin Goodlad
"Your story, beautifully told". I'd love to talk about working with you.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: September 2016
Robin was the most fantastic wedding photographer...
Robin was the most fantastic wedding photographer. We are absolutely thrilled with the photos. Most of the comments back from our friends have been that they are speechle...
Wedding: August 2016
The service that Robin provided was excellent from start the...
The service that Robin provided was excellent from start the finish. He immediately made us feel at ease and guided us through the entire process. He was also very accomm...
Wedding: August 2016
Robin struck and incredible balance between being everywhere but without being in the way. He guided where needed but he was never pushy. I hate being in front of a camer...
Wedding: July 2016
We absolutely loved everything about Robins photography...
We absolutely loved everything about Robins photography. We had an amazing pre wedding photo shoot at the venue of our choice and then he went over and above on the day t...
Wedding: July 2016
Robin was highly recommended by family...
Robin was highly recommended by family/friends. We had seen samples of his work and were very impressed. He made the whole process simple and stress free. He travelled to...
Wedding: June 2016
He was excellent...
He was excellent. Understood our wants and needs, listened to what we wanted intently and got it all just perfect
Press & Awards
Press & Awards (1)
Outdoor Photography, Professional Image-maker, Brides Magazine
Accreditations / Associations (2)
Associate of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers
Associate of the Royal Photographic Society
Industry Awards (5)
The Wedding Industry Awards South West regional finalist 2016
Dorset Wedding Suppliers Awards finalist 2014
Dorset Wedding Suppliers Awards finalist 2015
11 SWPP Gold awards
SWPP Street Photographer of the Year 2016 (2nd place)
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Relaxed yet organised, beautiful documentary
What about your business are you most proud of?
My anticipation of natural light to ensure my clients look incredible, and my dedication to ensuring that I cover every detail of the day from start to finish, and that means right until the end of the day!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Always ask to see a complete wedding from a photographer, not just the portfolio. It is the complete set of images that you will receive after all.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I always like to meet first before a booking, to ensure that we have a great fit, and that we know that working together is going to be amazing. This relationship is essential, and we build on this through the pre-wedding shoot, and further meetings as required, so that on the day everything just flows seamlessly. On the day I photograph quietly, through observation, not orchestration. It is the couple's day after all, and my focus is upon documenting everything as it happens.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The photo which they weren't expecting, but which perfectly sums up their day! I don't like to be too prescriptive, it is down to personal taste. But it has to be one where the couple feel totally at ease with each other, and totally happy. Trust your photographer, and for me I will always seek that one shot which shows the couple in the place they have chosen to get married, in the most magical light I can find.
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Relax, and enjoy the day, as the rain really doesn't make a difference, just carry on! Rainy days produced the most beautiful soft light, and the reflections are incredible. Don't necessarily see rain as a bad thing, a great photographer will know how to take the best shots, and you probably won't remember it was even raining at all!
Describe how you got into photography.
I picked up a camera at the age of 5, and have never looked back. It is my passion, and why I exist. If I am not shooting a wedding, I can be found somewhere else, taking photos of other things. Photographing a wedding is not a job for me, it is what I love, and I feel this really comes through in my work.