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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: April 2024

Specular Visuals is a distinguished wedding photography and videography company with operations in Birmingham and Bristol, England. Led by the dedicated owner, Richard, the team at Specular Visuals is committed to capturing the essence of each couple's love story in a unique and special way. Richard's profound passion for his craft is evident in his ability to seamlessly blend into the background, employing a documentary-style approach that ensures every moment of your special day is authentically preserved. With an understanding that every celebration is distinct, Specular Visuals prides itself on delivering personalized and exceptional service to create timeless memories. We invite you to connect with Richard to explore how Specular Visuals can bring your wedding vision to life..

Wedding Videography Approach:
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, our approach to wedding videography at Specular Visuals is centered around capturing the essence and emotion of your special day. We believe in creating a video that not only document the events but also encapsulate the love, joy, and unique moments shared between you and your partner. Our unobtrusive filming style allows us to blend seamlessly into the background, ensuring that we capture authentic and candid moments that you can cherish for a lifetime. From the intimate exchanges to the grand celebrations, we strive to create a visual narrative that reflects the beauty and significance of your love story.

Wedding Photography Approach:
At Specular Visuals, our approach to wedding photography is characterized by a blend of artistry, creativity, and a deep appreciation for the beauty of love. We understand that each couple is unique, and we aim to capture the individuality and essence of your relationship through our lens. From the tender glances to the heartfelt embraces, we seek to immortalize the emotions and connections that make your wedding day truly special. Our photography style is a mix of candid moments and carefully curated shots, ensuring that every image tells a story and evokes the emotions of the day. With a focus on creating timeless and elegant photographs, we are dedicated to providing you with a collection of images that will serve as cherished memories for years to come.

By choosing Specular Visuals for both your photography and videography needs, you are ensuring a seamless and cohesive visual storytelling experience for your special day. Our team of skilled professionals is well-versed in capturing the essence of your wedding through both mediums, allowing for a comprehensive and integrated approach to documenting your love story.


Having Specular Visuals handle both photography and videography means that we can work together harmoniously to ensure that every moment, emotion, and detail is captured from multiple perspectives. This dual coverage not only provides you with a more comprehensive and diverse collection of memories but also guarantees a consistent style and aesthetic throughout your wedding documentation.

Moreover, our familiarity with working together as a team enables us to coordinate seamlessly on the day of your wedding, ensuring a smooth and efficient process that minimizes disruptions and maximizes the quality of our work. By entrusting both your photography and videography needs to Specular Visuals, you can rest assured that your special day will be captured with precision, artistry, and a deep understanding of your unique love story.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

1 x videographer, 10 hours coverage, drone, coverage at 3 locations, 45+ film , 5 minute highlight film, 1 x personalised usb, 250GB hard drive with all the raw footage. This is the Full

How far in advance should I contact you?

Summer weekends can easily get booked up from 12 months before

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes

What is the charge for travelling?

Travel and accommodation will be charged at £100 over 120 miles

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like to shoot in a documentary style. I use varies techniques to make my films look cinematic

What kind of equipment do you use?

4k mirrorless cameras, electronic gimbals, drones, lapel microphones and LED lighting

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

Alone

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

£50 per hour if agreed in advance

What are the forms of payment?

Direct bank payment

How do you work?

I like to capture the day naturally and I will coordinate with the photographer to get the best coverage

Served in

Bristol, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West Midlands and Worcestershire

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Reviews for Specular Visuals

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5.0 out of 5 rating
49 reviews
100% recommend it
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Roisin
Roisin R. Sent on 20/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful videos!!

Having a videographer was always at the top of our list and we are so glad we booked ahead. Richard was so lovely and our footage is beautiful, something we will treasure forever.

Thank you!!
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Ella
Ella F. Sent on 25/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Professional and discreet

Richard and his team were fabulous on the day of our wedding, capturing the most stunning shots as well as the moments you miss as a Bride and Groom wrapped up in your day. An excellent final product which we will treasure.
Katie
Katie F. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Could not have asked for more!

Richard was absolutely amazing for our special day and captured every moment beautifully! I really can’t thank him enough as the videography was so important to me as I wanted to keep the memories of the day, forever. I first filled in the form online and he got back to me quickly to provide a pricing list and I booked pretty much straight away. I had looked at a few companies through instagram, etc and the style of his videos were just beautiful. Closer to the day we did a video call and discussed all of our thoughts and visions for the day and he even came earlier for a fee to allow us to get the moments we wanted. Watching the videos back was so emotional and I could not be happier with how they turned out. I can’t recommend Richard enough! Thank you so much for staying calm when needed and so friendly to us and our guests! We appreciate you!
Heather
Heather F. Sent on 07/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend, caputred our day perfectly!

Specular visuals did an amazing job at capturing our wedding day. The videos were so natural and all the candid shots were perfect and captured the real emotions of us and all of our guests. The videos and editing are brilliant and captured the day perfectly. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to film our wedding, and watching the video is like reliving the day all over again. The service Richard provided and the package we chose was 100% worth every penny and I highly recommend Specular Visuals to everyone. The quality is superb and you can see everyone who works here are extremely talented. Thank you so much!
Jessica
Jessica A. Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Impeccable Photography and Videography

We had the pleasure of meeting, Richard, Matt and Taylor on our wedding day.

These guys are absolutely incredible, from start to finish (Which was over 12 hours) they were amazing with me, my husband and our guests.

No request was too large and they came up with some wonderful picture and video ideas.

We have had a little sneak peak photo which is unedited and it is amazing. So we cannot wait for the photos and videos when they are ready because we know how amazing they are going to be!

If you are looking for a photographer and videographer who not only gives you some incredible memories to hold onto after you day, but people who genuinely are passionate about their profession and really make you feel comfortable, then please book these guys! They are amazing!

Thank you, Richard, Matt and Taylor. For being a huge part of our day and creating some lasting memories for us!

Fiona
Fiona C. Sent on 29/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Lucky Find Highly Recommend

We organised our wedding within 5 weeks and were lucky enough to get hold of a decent photographer in that time! - Richard Gale - at Specular Visuals.
We checked out many photography websites, found several with slightly cheesey overly staged poses which isn’t really our thing, but when we came across Specular Visuals we really liked the gallery with a mix of relaxed poses and natural candid photos.
Communication was easy, he responded straight away to our enquiry and we booked and paid a deposit pretty much there & then. We didn’t have lots of money to spend, So we’re grateful that Richard was accommodating and agreed to do approx 3hrs, rather than all day and just good quality digital copies rather than prints, which meant we could stay well within our budget.
He also knew the area and had photographed there before (New Hall Hotel - Sutton Coldfield) this meant we didn’t have to arrange a meeting to walk through the area looking for spots - so left us more time to sort out the rest of the wedding! - Also made us feel more confident that we could trust him as an experienced wedding photographer.
On the day he was great, he arrived well on time, he was smart and appropriately dressed, he was friendly and professional. He made us feel at ease and relaxed and was great at being a part of the wedding without ‘intruding’ on it - he knew how to be discreet and take pictures of the ceremony etc without being a distraction and was good at giving direction/ instruction and getting us organised for the big group photos etc.
He took all the list of shots that we requested, all the obligatory wedding group shots, confetti throwing, rings and flowers etc. And allowed /encouraged us to be silly and creative for some of them (we brought sword fighting re-enactors props).
He made sure we were stood in the right light and captured the sunny day and made sure that there were pics in all the lovely locations in the hotel and around the grounds.
He also got lots of lovely natural photos of everyone just having a great time, enjoying the wedding, genuine happy emotions and laughter.
Communication has still been great after the wedding and our photos have been organised really quickly! - about 3-4 wks - Our wedding was at Halloween and we have not yet reached the end of November- and we have already received the preview of all our photos.
We were absolutely delighted with them! The fuzzy warm haze of the wedding had just about worn off and we got to relive it all again through the pictures. There’s so many good ones of everyone - I am not particularly photogenic and sometimes get stiff and unnatural when my picture is being taken - but for the most part I barely even knew the photographer was there and he’s managed to capture so many joyous pretty natural happy smiley laughing romantic pics.
Thank you Richard we are really grateful you did an excellent job!

We happily recommend Specular Visuals for your wedding photography or any other event where you want natural pictures that capture genuine moments and emotions!
attached is a mini selection of candid & posed shots & landsacpes - he was great at capturing all the little moments - note that these are cut and pasted together on paint - the original photos are much better quality - so this pic doesnt really do him justice
Matthew
Matthew H. Sent on 16/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing videographer - wedding 13 May

We had our wedding the 13 May 2022, and struggled to find good videographers online until we found Richard.

From start to finish the whole process was easy, and he was very punctual (both for our pre wedding zoom and on the day itself). He combined brilliantly with our photographer and it seemed like they had worked together for years (when it was in fact there first time meeting I believe). The end result was a great video that really captured the day, right from the beginning all the way to the end of the day.

Would highly recommend Richard.
Cherish
Cherish M. Sent on 07/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

'Professional, yet really charismatic and cheerful'

Richard is a fantastic photographer! He was professional, yet really charismatic and cheerful. He really took the time to take those important and memorable shots on our wedding day. It was an absolute pleasure to have Richard as our photographer and I would highly recommended Specular Visual for any occasion!
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Colin H. Sent on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Truly spectacular

We can't thank and praise Specular Visuals enough, for making our wedding photos spectacular, We gave Richard a brief of taking candid photographs and video, which is exactly what we got and more. He was such a gentleman, and has a great talent for capturing every aspect of our wedding day and bringing a great reminder to us and all our family and friends of what a wonderful happy day it was. He kept us informed of everything he did and was doing without getting in anyones way, he also made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. When we received back the photos and video it brought it all back, they were truly wonderful and brought us to tears in a good way. The presentation portal of the photos and video is top quality and very professional. We would highly recommend his photo and video services and couldn't be happier.
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Tom Sent on 23/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Richard was fantastic, he was there early in the morning to capture the venue on his drone. Then during the day there was no hassle he simply went about is business capturing our day. We had one meeting prior to the wedding over zoom to just ask any question or make any requests we had. He quickly built up a rapport with the photographer, and looking at our wedding pictures and video it’s couldn’t have gone any better! We can’t recommend Rich highly enough ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Atisaa V. Sent on 28/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding weekend photogrpahy and videography

Richard and his team were really great to work with. Richard took the time to understand what we were looking for from the type of photography and videography style we wanted to capture at our wedding. We were able to provide a mood board and reference shots which he and his team captured on the day. We wanted to ensure the photographers and videographers – ‘didn’t get in the way’ but ‘captured all the key moments’ on the day – which they absolutely did! The drone was also an added bonus, and we can’t wait to see these shots soon too. Would highly recommend Richard and Specular Visuals if you want a more natural and creative style of wedding photography – you won’t be disappointed!
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Imogen F. Sent on 02/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

We haven't yet had our wedding yet so can't review on the final video. However, in terms of the booking process, professionalism and flexibility I can highly recommended Richard and Specular Visuals.
The communication was great, Richard responded quickly and we set up a zoom chat to discuss the finer details. We really like his relaxed and natural way of filming and after discussing the structure of how the day will be filmed we knew Specular Visuals were the videographers for us, the addition of the drone just made it even better!
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Jade S. Sent on 24/08/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic videographer!

Absolutely ADORE our videos from Richard! He captured our day perfectly and was so polite and lovely on the day, and was also very discreet which was ideal for us as we didn't want cameras in our faces! Thanks again Richard, we have already recommended you to friends 😊
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James B. Sent on 30/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

It’s all in the details

We were so lucky to have Richard film our wedding. I was initially hesitant to having a video of our day; the thought of a camera in our faces all day wasn’t something I relished.
I’m so glad though, that we made the decision to film our wedding. Richard was unobtrusive; in the nicest possible way I forgot he was there.
He captured all the little creative details I’d stressed were really important as a creative individual and also the fact that it was equally about our friends and family as well as us. We’ve watched our highlight video and it’s effortlessly stylish and sensitive bringing all those emotions of the day back!

We can’t wait to share it with everyone and see all of the ceremony, speeches and bits of the day we missed in the moment.
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Tom Sent on 24/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Can't Recommend Enough

Richard was absolutely brilliant throughout and made the whole experience so simple for us both. He’s very easy-going and made shooting all the footage so much fun for us both. On the day he just got on with it knowing what would look good from his expertise and also constantly getting feedback from us to ensure we were happy with it all. We have had all the videos back and they are absolutely perfect. We had lots of guests remarking on how nice he was, and we have already recommended him to others and will continue to do so in the future.
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