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’
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the price of your service?
Weekend wedding packages start at £1695 from preparations through to the party inclusive of a discount for Hitched.com couples
What does the wedding package include?
All of my wedding packages include a same-week Facebook preview, a private password protected gallery of images in high and low resolution, a pre-wedding consultation and as much support and advice as you need ahead of your day.Prints and albums are included in my top packages or can be added after your wedding when the dust has settled on your wedding.
How far in advance should I contact you?
Whenever you're ready. About one in five couples find me before they've even found a venue, however I've been booked in for an elopement on just a few week's notice.
Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
Never! I love what I do and I have strict caps on how many weddings I shoot in a week, month and year to ensure I stay fresh and motivated and on top form.
Are you able to travel?
Of course! I've shot documentary commissions all over the world from India to Malawi, and photographed weddings in Australia, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Ibiza, Monaco, Slovakia and Mexico.
What style of photos do you take?
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 and create some images that are personal to who you are as a couple.
Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?
I'm a documentary photographer by background. When I'm not photographing weddings I'm often on commission in the UK and overseas for charities and my work has been featured by the likes of National Geographic.
Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?
All my couples are given a license to use the images online and to print for personal use. All that I ask is that they don't sell the images (Hello! magazine anyone?) or send them onto suppliers or blogs without telling my first.
Why Richard Murgatroyd Photography
Reviews for Richard Murgatroyd Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lina & Chris
Absolutely INCREDIBLE.... is all i can say about Richard! Instantly clicked with Richard when i met him at a wedding fayre two years ago and was won over by his beautiful photographs. I knew we had to book him for our special day in Amalfi, Italy. Richard was a total professional and it is clear how experienced he is at what he does. From our engagement shoot in London to our pre wedding shoot in Amalfi town to the wedding day, Richard helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera and the pictures of our special day brought tears to my eyes reminiscing about it all from the stunning pictures he captured documenting the day perfectly as it happened. I have had friends and family say how the pictures look like the ones in magazines and that they can see why we flew Richard out to be there to capture it all. You would be crazy not to book Richard as he has an amazing eye for the details and helps to capture your special day in all its glory.Sent on 16/01/2019
Thank you Richard for being such a dream to work with and capturing our special day.
One very happy Bride
Kate & Blair - Married August 2018
I knew we wanted Richard to photograph our wedding within about a minute of meeting him
My husband and I knew we wanted Richard to photograph our wedding within about a minute of meeting him and seeing his portfolio. It was immediately obvious that we were dealing with a real talent and the standard of his portfolio was a whole other level. Richard is also incredibly warm and welcoming and will put anyone at ease. I’m very shy in front of the camera, but Richard felt more like a friend at our wedding, meaning we have some wonderfully warm and personal photographs, that another photographer wouldn’t have been able to capture. You can also relax because he installs a total confidence that he has everything in hand, because he does! I can’t describe the value that has on the day! Richard was a total joy to have at our wedding and one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet. We felt extremely lucky to have him photograph our day and treasure our photos.Sent on 21/12/2018
Maddie & Simon - Married August 2018
We could not have had a better photographer
We were married at Hedsor House this August and quite simply, could not have had a better photographer to go with a perfect location. He was patient, kind to our guests, amazing with our kids and all the others there, he did not stop running around to get perfect pictures (bear in mind it was 33 degrees that day!) and made us, and everyone else, feel totally at ease throughout. Plus somehow, he made me look decent, must be the editing process.Sent on 21/12/2018
We'd recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer and thanks to him we have pictures which significantly exceed our expectations and which we will never ever get bored of looking at.