Richard Murgatroyd Photography

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Wimbledon, London | Will Travel | From: £1695

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Photography full of love, energy and soul

Richard’s approach to wedding photography is all about capturing the uniqueness of your day. He loves to create beautiful and evocative images that tell the story of your wedding by capturing the spontaneous moments of fun, laughter and emotion.

Richard is based in South West London but travels across the UK and regularly photographs destination weddings overseas. He has photographed couples tying the knot across the world from Australia to Mexico and from Italy to Ibiza.

If you’re after wedding images full of feeling and love then get in touch!

Proud to be featured in the Evening Standard ‘Bridebook’s Top 40 Wedding Photographs of 2018’

Get in touch with Richard Murgatroyd Photography for a quote and price for the day and to check their availability.

How would you describe your style?

For the most part I work in a documentary style - capturing the feeling of your wedding as it unfolds. Then at two to three points during the day I steal the two of you for some relaxed and informal portraits for some much needed time-out together whilst your guests aren't looking! During this time we explore your venue, or perhaps venture farther afield, and create some images that are personal to who you are as a couple.

What do you love about weddings?

In short there really is nothing I don’t love with the exception of doing my accounts.

Being a wedding photographer truly is just one long buzz. From meeting and booking a couple in the first place through to the wedding itself: the excitement during bridal preparations. the emotion coursing through my veins as a bride walks up the aisle, trying my best not to laugh or snort out loud during the speeches to joining the chaos on the dance floor. Then there is the anticipation of loading images up on my computer for the first time and reliving it all, the excitement of pressing send on the gallery to my clients, and receiving the overwhelming gratitude and kind words from my couples and their wedding party.

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Book your photographer for who they are as a person as much as their style of photography. Most people are a little apprehensive about having their picture taken. It’s totally natural. So if you look at photographs of other couples and think that can’t be you then think again – everyone you see had similar thoughts and inhibitions that, come their wedding day, disappeared in the right hands.

So find the right person that will let you be the most awesome and authentic version of yourself and whom you feel comfortable around whether you’re shedding a tear or shredding the dance floor.

Your Travel policy?

I'm based in Wimbledon but shoot all over the UK and internationally too. I've photographed weddings across Europe and around the world from Mexico to Australia and am well used to the different challenges and opportunities of working in different light, cultures and traditions

Richard has been lovely every step of the way

Richard has been lovely every step of the way from first agreeing to photograph our wedding, throughout the day itself, until now receiving some beautiful memories of the day.

We decided to hire Richard after meeting him and seeing his lovely pictures at my sisters wedding two years ago and he did not disappoint! He is one of the friendliest people we’ve met and put us very much at ease throughout our wedding day.

A COVID-19 wedding wasn’t exactly what we had planned, as with all 2020 couples, but Richard helped in every way he could during these uncertain times and it is amazing to have all his wonderful photos to share with our friends and family especially as so many of them were unable to be with us on our wedding day.

Chrissy
Married in October 2020
5/5
I still love my pictures 2 years on! Thank you!

“Getting the right photographer was really important to me as I work with images daily in my career and I am very fussy!

Richard's images drew me in, they showed emotion, not staged and I loved the documentary feel but with the images will being strong and fantastic. I loved that his edited pictures were not over worked and represented the day and style of my wedding.

We then met Richard before the wedding for a chat and he totally put us at ease. On the day he blended in and didn't distract us from the special moments we were experiencing. He was smart and professional, but still had looked like he was having fun with the guests which I think shows in the pictures he captured of people. He also took interest in our venues, I imagine to pre-plan and generate ideas for shots beforehand, and we got to see the preview pictures really quickly after the wedding.

I still love my pictures 2 years on! Thank you!”

Emily & Ibby
Married in February 2018
5/5
He is an insanely talented photographer, friend and creative genius. Book this guy, you won't ever doubt your decision

When we first walked into our wedding venue at Lillibrooke Manor I knew it's where we would get married. When I first tried on my wedding dress I knew it was the perfect dress for me. When we first met Richard, we both knew he would be with us for our wedding journey.

His portfolio won me over initially but meeting him in real life sealed the deal. He has been instrumental in our wedding planning. Facts, tips, advice. He is one of the loveliest and most genuine humans I've ever met. I cannot recommend him enough.

He is an insanely talented photographer, friend and creative genius. Book this guy, you won't ever doubt your decision.

Thank you Richard, for everything, and for filling our home with perfect images of my most favourite day.

Love, Lauren and Dave

Lauren & Dave
Married in October 2019
5/5
The best photos I have ever seen

Short version: I don't we could have found a better photographer if we'd tried. A charming man who's extremely talented behind a camera and will make you feel relaxed in front of it.

After looking online at many different wedding photographers, we were eventually recommended Richard by a friend. Looking at his portfolio we were immediately struck by the quality of his photos and got in contact. We had a quick skype call to discuss our date and plans where Richard invited us to come and meet him a the wedding fair held in the Excel Centre.

Meeting him in person my fiancé, Richard immediately made us feel relaxed about the upcoming event and we further discussed the different packages he had available. Both of us are very camera shy so we decided to book in an engagement shoot before the big day.

We spent a wonderful evening in the streets of London where Richard helped us relax more in front of the camera. His cheerful, easy-going demeanour made us feel much more comfortable and much less camera shy and we ended up with a wonderful set of pre-wedding photos.

Fast forward to the big day and all I can say is that Richard went above and beyond what could have been expected. Not only did he capture some wonderful memories that we will cherish the rest of our lives, he also somehow kept the entire day running on track checking in with our different suppliers to make sure that everyone was where they needed to be.

Throughout the service and reception, he was discreet when necessary and patient when it came to the group shots. Richard also managed to find time to steal my wife and I away for some quiet moments without us missing anything else.

It seems that he managed to be in ten places at once during the day and we couldn't have been happier.
As my father put it, "the best photos I have ever seen"

Catherine & Sam
Married in July 2018
5/5
When your own wedding photos reduce you to tears of utter joy you know you picked the absolute best photographer to capture your special day.

When your own wedding photos reduce you to tears of utter joy you know you picked the absolute best photographer to capture your special day.

Richards approach to wedding photography completely complimented our approach to our wedding day. He was able to capture incredibly special moments with little direction so not to distract from the moment taking place. His experience ensured he captured everything we asked and more in such an effortless manner.
When looking through our final edit of photographs we were amazed that certain moments had been photographed as neither of us remember Richard being around for those special stolen moments. He was so incredibly able to blend into our wedding party that guests and the wedding party alike remained unfazed by having a photographer amongst them.

We couldn't recommend Richard highly enough. He was incredibly professional, respectful and helpful and more than that an absolute delight to have with us during our special day.

Richard we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our wedding day with such love and sheer grace. We thank you for creating photos we will cherish forever.

Vicki & Mike
Married in August 2016
5/5
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