What We Do
Richard Hales Photography create memories of the biggest day in your life that you will treasure.
Our philosophy is to make our part in your day a relaxing complement to the rest of the celebration. From preparations through we will be there to capture the moments, big and small, that make up the rich tapestry of a wedding.
We do not see ourselves solely as photographers, we offer our experience too, whether it is helping to tie a cravat or how to put on a buttonhole, we are there to help.
Once you have made your initial enquiry the next step is to arrange a face to face meeting. At this meeting we will go through the details of your day - timings, venues etc. to see how our photography will gel with your plans. More importantly this meeting will enable you to get to know us.
One of the most important factors in achieving fantastic wedding photographs is to have a rapport between you and your photographer. Wedding photography is a big investment of both money and trust and this is best placed with someone you connect with and who can appreciate your need
A few months before your wedding we will arrange to meet up for your pre-wedding shoot. This shoot is a relaxed and fun photographic session that allows us to get to know you better and to help you be more relaxed in front of the camera come the big day.
The images can be used for your album and make ideal gifts for parents or as a treat for you.
The Big Day
Starting with the preparations, we will be there to capture your day. If you choose to have two photographers, Andrea will be with the Bride and Richard with the Groom. From there we will follow to the wedding venue where we team up to capture the big and small pictures that realise the unique elements of your Wedding. At the reception venue we will photograph relaxed, informal group shots and, when you have time to mingle and relax, we will take the two of you away from the crowd to create the intimate photographs that show your love for one another.
While you are away relaxing on your honeymoon we will be busy preparing your photographs, a process that usually takes two weeks to complete to our exacting standards. Once complete the images will be uploaded to our website where you and your friends and family can view them.
We will also upload the image to your online proofing site where you can go through the photographs and rate the images, so, when we get together to help you put your album together, we will have a shortlist of images and some initial design ideas.
We don't see our relationship ending when we hand your album to you. We believe this just a start of our partnership as we are there to record the milestones on your journey.