Jenna & Pete
Richard and Andrea did an amazing job on our big day. Andrea was ever so helpful in the morning as she helped to get the flowergirls ready and kept us all on track. The day ran very smoothly and half the time we didnt even notice that certain photos were being taken, which was great when we received our album as there were many shots which they had captured which we never would have thought of. They made sure that all the group photographs we had requested were taken, they gave us both great direction when posing for photographs and made it a very fun process rather than tedious one. It was a very long day for them as we had requested that Richard arrive at our house and Andrea arrive at the venue at approx 9am, they stayed right through to the first dance and finished at approx 9pm, however they stayed bubbly and enthusiastic all the day through. We are ever so glad that we chose them for our special day and hope that they continue to acquire many more bookings for weddings as they are great team and a lovely couple. Many Thanks Jen and Pete x"
Helen & Tom
When looking for a wedding photographer, our main requirement was someone who could capture all of those moments that are so easily corgotten throughout the day. Obviously we wanted formal shots of family and friends, but we also wanted a documentary-style offering - photos of family members laughing, chatting, hugging each other after not seeing each other for such a long time. We wanted someone to capture the overall joy of the day. Upon meeting Richard at our pre-wedding shoot, we knew he was the one to do this. He was light-hearted and upbeat (despite the rain) but was firm enough with us so we knew what to do on the day. When the day came, Richard calmly went about his business, capturing some wonderful shots of the venue, home made decorations and all the family and friends as they arrived. The posed shots were ideal and Richard did a wonderful job of organising everyone, especially considering we couldnt go outside because of the weather. We had a wonderful day and some wonderful photos to go along with our memories. Great value for money, lovely man and excellent service. Thank you!
Kathryn & Joe
From the start of planning our informal wedding we both were certain we wanted a photographer that could catch natural moments and as soon as we saw Richards work on his website we were sure he was the photographer for us. Once we had met him we were definate.Our wedding day was the weekend of bad snow and we began to panic, but we needn't have done. We spoke to Richard a few days before who assured us that all would be OK. And he was right!!Our photos are brilliant, some great natiral shots and well as family groups. The majority were taken inside but we did get outdoors for a short time to get some amazing shots in the snow! A true 'white' wedding. Richard also returned to our evening do to take a photo of our fireworks which we really wanted to include in our album.All our family & friends are so impressed with our pictures and we couldn't be any happier with our photographic menories of our day :)[Add your own review][Report abuse]Review by The Boyds1 Feb 2010We were more than delighted with our wedding photos. Richard and his wife Andrea were fantastic - relaxed, friendly, helpful and completely efficient. They covered all the traditional family shots we needed, whilst also capturing some great informal photos both of the guests and the location.The final collection of photos - including the pre-wedding shoot photos - is just brilliant. Several members of our friends and family have said that they have never seen better wedding photos. We completely agree, and would absolutely recommend Richard and Andrea.
Simon & Sally
Richard and his wife Andrea are stars. From first meeting Richard we knew he would be good and when we saw the pictures we were amazed. Both he and Andrea captured parts of the day that we didn't even notice.When your getting married, you want to know that when you make a call to someone you get through, when they say they will call you that they do, and that they will think of things you didn't even realise you needed to. Richard is reliable, trustworthy and very very good at what he does. On top of that he is so easy to get along with and works really hard to get the results. On the wedding day he is a great support, and even showed us how to put the button holes in correctly. No prompting, he just helped out with anything we needed without us even asking.Richard and Andrea are also expert timekeepers and watch out for you to make sure you are in the right place at the right time and don't intrude at allPhotographs are organised smoothly and taken brilliantly,He wasn't just a photographer, he was a helping hand and on the day, you can't have too many of them!
Sonia & Mike
Richard was the photographer for one of my friends at her wedding - seeing her album made me give Richard a call when I needed a photographer for my own wedding.
He paid lots of attention to detail and ensured that we had a number of different photos not just the standard ones with friends and family.
The result is a fantastic album which tells the story of our whole day - An excellent investment which we will enjoy for many years.
Julia & Simon
I was so pleased with the photos taken on our wedding day, he seemed to capture so many special moments including many I missed as I was in a daze for most of the day.
He also took some great shots when we first chose him, which we then asked him to blow up for everyone to sign: vain I know but a nice touch.
It took me an age to decide which photos to have for my final album as they were all so beautiful, but the end result bought a tear to my eye.
I recommended him to one of my friends who was also delighted with him and I have to say I think of all our married friends, our photos are by far the nicest.
Emma & Darren
I couldn't have been more impressed and at ease with Richard (and his partner in crime - his wife!!) on our wedding day, and the lead up to the big day.
His rehearsal photo shoot was an excellent idea to get to know him and learn how to smile for a photo.
One of the things I find most boring as a guest at a wedding is having to stand around for ages having photo's taken. I'm sure it's a lot more thrilling as a bride (!!), but it didn't seem like we were hanging around at all as Richard took different group photo's at different stages of the day, and not just a big shoot after the ceremony.
The photographs Richard took were so natural and half of them were taken without my realisation, which was great for me as if anyone else takes a photo of me I look really gormless!! I even thought Richard had left when the speeches were being done as I couldn't see him, but he had even caught me crying at my brothers speech! To this day I have no idea where he was hiding!
I am still in the stage of making the wedding album (I'm not very organized) but whenever I email Richard to make changes he is prompt to reply and the presentation of the photo's in the wedding album is a very exciting prospect!!
I would (and have already) recommended Richard to anyone who needs a wedding photographer!
Jane & Ted
I was exceptionally happy with the service offered to me by Richard Hales Photography. He was professional, friendly and efficient. He listened to our needs and hopes for our photographs and ensured he tailored his service to our requests. He offered us the service of a pre-wedding meeting/shoot and was fantastic on the day - taking excellent photos in an unobtrusive way that ensured he captured the day perfectly. The photos he took exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend his company to future brides.