A wedding photographer captures a joyful couple embracing in a lit courtyard with vibrant red flowers and string lights. The bride wears a white dress, and the groom a dark suit

Richard skins

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I MAY JUST HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD

AWARD-WINNING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Elegantly combining vibrant
storytelling with a modern
editorial photography style.

Hello, my name is Richard Skins and I'm a UK wedding photographer based in Bournemouth covering weddings throughout the UK and Europe. If I turn the clock back ten years, this is something I never thought I would be doing, but I'm glad life has taken me in this direction as I believe it's the best job in the world, well for me anyway. I feel fortunate to have a career which allows me to pursue my love of photography, and use it to capture one of the happiest days two people can share!

Bride and groom hug a sun sets, golden tall grass highlights in the foreground
b&w of bride and groom first dance with guests blurred in background
Bride and groom leaving church with large flowering displays either side, bride holds bouquet in air with beaming smile
Dad sees daughter in her wedding dress for the first time, black and white photograph
Bride being lifted up on shoulders at marquee wedding

You're probably in the middle of planning your wedding, or you simply enjoy photography, either way, I'm happy you have made it on my site today. As a documentary wedding photographer, I strive to capture the genuine emotions, candid moments, and unique stories that unfold throughout your wedding day. Below you'll find some of my favourite weddings that I've had the pleasure of photographing, and I'm sure there is something you will love. If you're getting married in the UK or having a destination wedding, please get in touch, as it would be great to hear all about you and what you have planned for the day.

"We feel so incredibly lucky that Richard was our photographer. He is beyond talented."

Luisa & Jack

Top 50 Wedding Photographers
in the World

THIS IS REPORTAGE AWARDS 2020 / 2023

South west wEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
OF THE YEAR

THE WEDDING INDUSTRY AWARDS
2014 / 2018 / 2020

BOOKING YOUR WEDDING WITH ME

So you have a date, and have found the perfect place for the celebrations! Next up must be the photographer, right? Well, I hope you enjoy browsing through my website and think this style of documentary wedding photography could complete the day. Wedding dates can be booked up to 2-3 years in advance so please get in touch as soon as you have a confirmed date to avoid disappointment.

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black and white photograph of bride and groom being showered with confetti