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If photographs filled with personality, fun, laughter and emotion are what you’re after then I’m the photographer for you.

My approach is all about capturing the uniqueness of you and your day in a set of photographs you and your loved ones will love forever. A big part of that is putting you at ease and letting you be in the moment and having the best time.

I split my time between Brighton & London but travel across the UK and regularly photograph destination weddings overseas. I’ve photographed couples marry all over the world, from Australia to Mexico, Ireland to Portugal, and from Italy to Ibiza.

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

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Albums
Digital album
High resolution photos
Photocall

What does the wedding package include?

All packages include me on the day, as much help and advice as you need in the build-up to your wedding, a preview in the week afterwards, then your own private gallery to view, share and download

How far in advance should I contact you?

I book weddings as far ahead as 2 years, and with as little as a few days notice. However I do operate a strict cap on the number of weddings I shoot to ensure every couple gets the very best of me

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, of course! I've photographed weddings across the UK and am a highly experienced destination wedding photographer too shooting weddings from Mexico to Australia

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

What kind of equipment do you use?

State-of-the-art mirrorless cameras and lenses

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, all clients receive their own bespoke private password-protected gallery which they can view, share and download their wedding images

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you work?

For the most part I work in a documentary style - capturing the feeling of your wedding as it unfolds. When no-one is looking I steal the two of you for some relaxed and and time out together
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Reviews for Richard Murgatroyd Photography

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Amanda
Amanda C. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fun, enthusiastic professional photographer!

Richard put us at ease right from our first zoom call. Always willing to help and wanting to genuinely get to know us and what we wanted for our wedding. Booking during covid was obviously a nervous time but nothing was too much trouble for Richard. Had great communication from the beginning to getting our photos. Richard’s artistic eye is accomplished and he really understand the needs of his clients. He’s such a down to earth guy and always wanting the best for his couples. Stunning shots that we will cherish forever. Thank you!
Stacey
Stacey C. Sent on 04/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank You Richard!

Over the past year or so we’ve had the absolute pleasure of having Richard Murgatroyd as our wedding photographer. From our initial zoom call we didn’t even want to speak to any other wedding photographer as we were 1000% certain we wanted Richard to be our photographer. Richard is more than your usual wedding photographer, he is a genuine nice guy who takes a real interest in getting to know you and what you want to achieve from your big day. During the lead up to the day, not only did Richard support us with his services, he also provided valuable advice and even shared his personal recommendations too. On the wedding day itself Richard went above and beyond, and was truly incredible!! There really are no words to describe just how awesome he was! He made us all laugh throughout the day, and also helped to keep us calm too. Not only were we completely blown away by Richard, so many of our guests went out of their way to tell us how impressed they were with him too. Yet most importantly, the photos themselves just speak volumes!! Richard is extremely talented in being able to capture the key moments of the day, and as a result the photos turned out way better than what we could have even hoped for. All in all, we’ll always remember our dream wedding and honestly feel it wouldn’t have been the same day without Richard. We’re so grateful for all the happy memories and for the exceptional photos we now have to treasure forever. Thank you again and again Richard, you really are the very best and we’ll continue to reccommend you for a lifetime!! Stacey & Leon xx
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Thom H. Sent on 02/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant wedding photographer

We were so happy with Richard as our wedding photographer, from when we first spoke he made us feel at ease, being very friendly and approachable, and we are delighted with his photos. He really captured every element of the day, the people, the fun and the enjoyment, and lots of things we didn't get a chance to notice ourselves. We also appreciate his post shoot editing style, being understated and really documenting the day in the colors and tones we saw them.

We had a pre-wedding shoot to get ourselves more comfortable with how the process would work, he was very flexible and traveled to a location of our choosing, which made it feel very personal. This pre-shoot made the wedding day run more smoothly as we knew what to expect and it was great to get to know him and feel relaxed with having our photos taken. He also really took the time to get to know what was important to us as part of our day.


We feel Richard gave good value, for the excellent experience and quality that he provides in his work. His easy going manner helped us relax and enjoy the time shooting, we felt the opportunities when we went off for photos added to the day by giving us a chance to catch our breath, rather than taking away time. He melted into the background, we hardly knew he was there, in the best possible way, but equally many of our guests commented on how great he was.

Thank you so much Richard,
Queenie
Queenie C. Sent on 17/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

For photos that are timeless, natural yet impactful

Before I nailed down any other details, I knew that we had to have Richard shoot our wedding! Richard is not just super talented, but also the nicest, friendliest, organised, knowledgeable person - from the initial wedding planning phase, to the day and also after! Even when the pandemic hit, Richard did everything he could to make sure we could postpone our date with the least stress possible. We have just received our wedding photos and have both been going over them nonstop. All the moments that we had either forgotten or wasn’t there for, Richard had captured them all perfectly and bringing us back to a very emotional day. The tea ceremony photos are very special, beautifully candid and polished at the same time. And all the portraits! I know these are going to be cherished for years to come by us but also the guests. It was so wonderful to see how much fun everyone had as well at the party. Every photo was beautiful, thought through, and I can't wait to put them in frames.
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S Goldstone Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible. So much love for Richard.

We couldn’t have asked for anyone better than Richard for being there on our wedding day capturing all the small moments amongst the big ones. He is such a great presence and energy to have around you and we felt so comfortable with him when emotions were high. I was worried I’d feel awkward having lots of photos taken but meeting Richard to have the pre-wedding chat put a lot of that at ease and, when it came to the day, it was like he was one of our friends coming to our wedding who was there from start to finish. Richard just naturally brings a calming and fun energy that makes it really easy to be around him.

The photos Richard took of our wedding are honestly incredible - we both looked through them and it was like being transported back to the day. He has captured so many subtle interactions and looks, both amongst our guests as well as between us as a couple. Looking through the photos made us feel all the love from our wedding again, it’s such a special feeling. When we’ve showed them to guests, they’ve said the same thing too!

The only hard thing is that Richard has taken so many incredible shots that we have so many to choose from - we said to him that we’ll need to have wallpaper made to have all the ones on the walls that we loved. Choosing a few to have frames feels almost impossible - it’s a pretty good problem to have. Richard has entirely nailed his profession and love for what he does.

For transparency, here are a few of the messages I sent Richard when he sent us our preview:
“Jeeez Richard. I’m speechless. These are insane. We’re not even halfway through and my face hurts from smiling so much. They are totally incredible 🤯🤯”

“Beyond happy tears, immediate connection to how full of love the day was, felt it all over again 🩷😍”

“We’ve looked through all of them and my godddd, you put me through the whole range of emotions - I cried, smiled and laughed so many times over. You have captured so many beautiful moments, there was so much happiness in those photos and it was like warmth just eminated from them. You are honestly just wonderful at what you do, I’m so happy that this is what you do, it is so meaningful. I don’t have enough words, just totally stunning and so thankful to you 🥰”

Basically, I have nothing but good things to say. We are extremely glad we booked Richard as our photographer and I’m confident anyone looking for a photographer would be just as over the moon having him there as we were. We have so much love for Richard for capturing such beautiful moments that keep the memories alive for a lifetime. Book him. You won’t regret it.
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Claudia Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Don’t hesitate, book!

The photographer is one of the most important suppliers you can choose for your day. You spend more of the day with them than anyone else and we’re so glad to have had Richard with us on June 3rd at Prior Park in Bath.
From helping orchestrate family photos whilst navigating guest politics for us, to capturing shots I couldn’t have even imagined being in our final photos, he checked all the boxes for us. He also got beautiful shots of lots of the day that we didn’t get to witness which was so special to see. Richard communicated well throughout the entire process and we adore our photos.
The photography is the one part of the day (apart from the marriage) that lives on forever so it’s worth the investment. Thank you Richard for giving us memories to last a lifetime.
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Molly Sent on 20/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer and so much more!

Where do we start?! Richard is a fantastic documentary photographer, and the photos he did of our wedding were stunning, really capturing the joy of the day! After scoping out the venue, he had a clear vision of what he wanted to capture for couples shots, but also took our wishes into account. Not only this, Richard went above and beyond on the day by managing other suppliers and timings when things unexpectedly changed, and he was really unobtrusive for our guests. This took a lot of burden off our shoulders and really meant we could just enjoy the day.
Communication before and after was easy and he’s very responsive. We can’t recommend Richard highly enough, you’d be lucky to have him at your wedding!
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Rosie W. Sent on 12/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most wonderful photographer, could not have asked for more!

Where to even begin... Richard photographed our wedding at Pembroke Lodge in August this year and was just incredible from the start to the end of our wedding journey. He is so much more than just a photographer! Navigated us through planning in a pandemic, was so understanding when we made the decision to postpone, recommended other suppliers he had worked with (who were also amazing) and knew our venue inside out which was such a big help. I am so pleased that we also decided to do a pre wedding shoot. It gave us a chance to really get to know each other and feel a bit more comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. On our wedding day itself Richard could not have done more to help things go smoothly and keep us calm! He helped us keep to schedule while making sure we had time to get the photos we wanted, all while dealing with a couple of slightly over zealous family and friends with cameras of their own. And the end result is everything we wanted and more! We are so in love with our photos and have memories to cherish for a life time thanks to Richard!! We honestly can't thank him or recommend him enough! Rosie and Liam
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Ali S. Sent on 05/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding Wedding Photographer

Incredible!! Richard is much more than a photographer, he helps you create and capture memories. Photos have been outstanding, and he really helped us create our perfect day. Cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Rhea S. Sent on 27/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you so much

It was so lovely to have you as part of our day and looking through all these photos has really showed what an amazing photographer you are, so many pictures of everyone laughing and having a good time!

Richard made me feel at ease and on a day where weddings can be stressful he made me feel calm and relaxed.

Richard was not just a photographer on this day he was making sure that myself and my husband were okay and always checking in to see if we needed anything or even a little break to reflect on the day.

My guests even said how hard Richard worked it did not go unnoticed!

You really made our wedding and we are so grateful for you! X
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Bryony A. Sent on 23/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding November 2021

Richard was extremely helpful from the outset. We were planning our wedding through the uncertainty of Covid lockdowns so were unable to meet in person but Richard organised Zoom meetings and was able to work around our work schedules to ensure we could talk about our wedding plans beforehand.

Richard is really friendly, puts you at ease and captured amazing pictures without being intrusive or impacting on the flow of the day.

We absolutely love our wedding photos- the “favourites” gallery is becoming rather large…

Richard's photos completely capture the warmth and cosiness which we had dreamed of for our wedding day, with a mix of lovely candid shots and beautiful posed photos. Everyone who seems them comments on how they are full of laughter and happiness!

We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard!
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Julia L. Sent on 14/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful documentary style photography

We are delighted with our wedding pictures and would highly recommend using Richard. He made us both feel so comfortable on the day and really at ease. We had amazing shots of both our bridal and groom prep, ceremony and reception that we will treasure forever. Thankyou Richard.
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Lina Sent on 16/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible

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.
Thank you Richard for being such a dream to work with and capturing our special day.
One very happy Bride
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Kate Sent on 21/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Maddie Sent on 21/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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.
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