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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Richard Chalmers Photography, located in Livingston, Lothian & Borders, is a well-established and highly regarded wedding photography business. With over 20 years of experience, owner Richard has honed his skills and become an expert in capturing the essence of weddings. His unique style combines the art of reportage with storytelling, resulting in photographs that capture candid moments and genuine emotions. Richard's ultimate goal is to create stunning albums filled with authenticity, allowing couples to relive their special day.

Services Provided

At Richard Chalmers Photography, a variety of wedding packages and personalized services are available to cater to each couple's specific needs. Richard's approach is characterized by a sense of fun and relaxation, ensuring that he discreetly documents the natural unfolding of your day. You will receive your images in high-resolution digital format, as well as the option of beautifully crafted albums. Richard is committed to working within any budget and maintains comprehensive insurance coverage for public liability and professional indemnity.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

There are three basic packages. All offer a private gallery, include travel and many other extras as a package price. The smallest package is for a mini-ceremony (2 hours or less)

How far in advance should I contact you?

Dependant on wedding location, style and size

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, International

What is the charge for travelling?

Most packages include some travel. For anything more then 3 hours, there is an additional charge as it may involve flights and accommodation. For road travel, I charge a reasonable rate

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like to arrange a call with the couple prior to the shoot to discuss the style and theme of the wedding. Not all weddings are the same, so why should the photos be different

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon cameras and lenses, Godox lighting

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, personalised private web gallery hosted on my website which can be used to share your photos with family and friends for no additional cost

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


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


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

Hourly rate agreed at contract, usually around £100/hour unless booked and agreed in advance

What are the forms of payment?

All (Card, Cash, Bank Transfer, Klarna)

How do you work?

Punctually, friendly, openly and flexibly
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Richard Chalmers Photography

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Kezia H. Sent on 27/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just got our pics & wow

Thanks to Richard for battling -4c + snow to do the photos for our micro wedding. He was such a professional but also great to be around. It was nice to have Richard to do our pre- wedding pics, capturing some really special, candid moments as well as our ceremony.
Thanks again :)
Nicole B. Sent on 30/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very impressed with the photos!

Richard is a very polite and professional photographer. We had some out of the box ideas for our wedding photography which he happily accommodated and the outcome of the photos are better than we could imagine. We would definitely work with him again in the future and highly recommend his services!
Kellie I. Sent on 16/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful would certainly recommend.

Rich is an all round professional and easy to work with photographer. He made us feel at ease all the way though the process leading up to the day and was exceedingly helpful. On the day he was superb at getting us not to focus on what he was doing so we got some wonderful natural shots of us. His presence is unassuming so you don't feel like the flow of the moment is at all interrupted as he works. he was prompt with the processing of the photos and his website where you can order direct prints and other gifts with your pictures on works really well and is a doddle to use for reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend. Couldn't fault him at all.
Abigail C. Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful photos and easy to work with

Richard went above and beyond for our engagement shoot and our wedding. We couldn’t brave asked for a better set of photos that we can look back at over the years. He was easy to work with. Competitive pricing and highly recommend
Catherine Sent on 01/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Enjoyed the day

Was all natural pictures which made if not fake smiling with camera.
It made me more relaxed and our guests felt the same
Will definitely recommend Richard
Thank you
Vytaute Sent on 27/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Can't thank enough!

Thank you so much for all the hard work that you did! Great communication, and fast service, above and beyond my expectations! I did ask to capture all the true emotions and moments - that's what I got and even more! Couldn't be happier than I'm now. Thanks once again!
Jacqueline D. Sent on 13/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service!

Richard has been great to work with to get our wedding photos! He replied quickly and offered us a few options to match our budget. Everyone at the wedding complimented him on being extremely kind and very professional.
Having received our photos today, we’re over the moon! He also doesn’t put any pressure on you to order any albums but the offer of them is always there.
Can’t recommend Richard highly enough!
Andy T. Sent on 08/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Photography

We knew Richard's other photography work and asked him to photograph our wedding because of that.

He was such a great help from start to finish and made wedding planning much more relaxed knowing we'd got our photographer booked. We had a civil ceremony in a local venue, then moved over to a countryside hotel for the reception. At the reception, we took our couple shots and group shots. Later we also had speeches and the cake cutting.

Richard didn't rush us along and we never felt like he was watching the clock. He stayed up to the first dance and captured lots and lots of photos.

If you want a photographer who just 'gets it' and creates amazing images, or you want a photographer who doesn't have complicated terms and conditions and hidden costs, then we highly recommend Richard.

Thank you again!
Ryan Sent on 08/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded Expectations

We recently used Richards photography for a family event. Not only was he a pleasure to deal with but importantly he genuinely took on board what we were trying to achieve for the photography. Not only were the end results absolutely amazing, his attention to detail and captured nuances were exceptional. I am not a professional photographer by any means but even I noticed how elements such as shadows, lighting make such a difference. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!
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3 Brotherton Avenue EH54 9FN Livingston (Lothian & Borders)

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