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Dorset wedding photographer


Dorset beckons with its enchanting blend of natural beauty and historical sites, making it a dream setting for any wedding day.

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Being a Dorset wedding photographer I've been lucky to document some incredible weddings. There are some fantastic venues for every type of wedding! On the west side of the county, you'll find Pennsylvania Castle on the Isle of Portland a stunning Gothic mansion with sea views, you can already imagine the wedding ceremony with that backdrop. Travelling further east down the coast, you'll find the splendid Lulworth Castle a short distance from two of the most picturesque views in Dorset, Lulworth Cove & Durdledoor (Google and you'll see what I mean!)
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bride and groom walking out of church with large smiles and hands in air, large floral displays fame them either side
If it's more of a barn wedding you're after then you'll love Gorwell Farm. This is a beautifully converted barn nestled in a secluded valley so you can party the night away without disturbing anyone! Or if you're after a more extravagant wedding, then either Kingston Maurward or St Giles House would be a suitable choice as they're both stunning examples of period houses. Looking for a more festival style wedding? Then Larmer Tree or Wilkswood near Swanage would be perfect for pitching up the tents and partying into the night! Finally travelling to the east of the county there are lots of options from a Bournemouth beach wedding to a relaxed wedding at Sopley Mill. This is a disused watermill by the river Avon.
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Covering weddings from Bournemouth to Lyme Regis, cliff-top vows to grand Dorset estates

"We booked Richard to photograph our wedding, and can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions we made, as his photos are absolutely beautiful and perfectly encapsulate the spirit of our day."


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Why choose me out of all the other Dorset Photographers?

There are fantastic wedding photographers across Dorset, but if you're after a documentary, storytelling approach that captures all the authentic moments and energy of your day, then I could be the perfect fit. My natural, unobtrusive style allows me to blend into Dorset's beautiful wedding settings like Pennsylvania Castle, Lulworth Castle, Gorwell Farm and more.


How much does a Dorset wedding photographer cost?

As an experienced Dorset wedding photographer, you can expect to invest around £3,250 for a typical 12-hour package covering all the celebrations from prep through the evening festivities. This includes digital files, an online gallery & 4k slideshow.


Can we meet you before the Dorset wedding?

Absolutely! I'm based in Bournemouth, so I'm always happy to meet local Dorset couples for a friendly consultation over a proper English breakfast. We can get to know each other while discussing all the important details for your big day.


How do we go about booking you as our Dorset wedding photographer?

Firstly get in touch and check my availability for your date. If I'm available, then all you will need to do is pay a 20% non-refundable retainer (This will guarantee that no one else books me for your wedding date) from the price of the package you select and sign an online contract to secure my services. The remainder can be paid off at any point up to one month before the wedding day.