ABOUT YOU, the occasion who make but the people with you that isn't just Meaningful photography
MY PHILOSOPHY HOW & WHY I SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

It’s a symbolic life-event which perfectly frames how much your loved ones mean to you. A time to show your appreciation of how your life is undeniably richer and more enjoyable alongside them.

A wedding is never just about two people.

For me, a wedding day must be photographed discreetly and with intelligence. If a photographer were to dictate proceedings and direct you into the same poses you’ve seen everywhere else, I believe it would completely compromise this unscripted day in your life with what that person thinks all weddings should look like.

And I just can’t create the idea of a ‘standard wedding photo’ or something that will be outdated in a couple of years. That would be far too impersonal.

I see things differently.

I see the people and the occasion with real honesty & love. With knowing what these images can and will become in your life, and how they will be rediscovered by your children, and grandchildren.

Take this image above. Fiona’s grandfather had handmade an extraordinary amount of raspberry jam for her wedding day as a gift for each guest, but unfortunately he wasn’t well enough to make the journey. Instead, they made time to visit him and have their own personal celebration. The gesture and effort of visiting and involving him even more in the day, on the actual wedding day, speaks enormously of the occasion and the people.

And I think that's key.

My work is here to show your inward significance, with an awareness of time and yourself passing through the world. An insight into the thoughts and feelings you share only with those who you love.

Would you like to create real memories on your wedding day? Then I'd love to hear from you

WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT
WE WERE UTTERLY BLOWN AWAY

We were looking for a photographer who obviously captured aesthetically beautiful photos but that also captured the narrative and emotion of the day. We didn’t want photos that appeared posed as it felt a little contrived and would make us feel awkward. We wanted photos that looked like ‘our’ wedding. Not a generic wedding that didn’t capture anything personal to us.

On the actual day of the wedding, through the nerves, excitement and the emotion of the day – Richard was a calm, unassuming presence, all the while capturing moments that we missed and could relive through his images.

We were utterly blown away by the images and continually have guests contact us to say how impressed they were.

We could not recommend Richard more as a wedding photographer. His talent far succeeds any expectations we had. It was our good fortune to find him!

Jennifer & Gyula (Designer & Architect) , Sydney/Australia

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” 

- HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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LIMITED AVAILABILITY

I only create a limited number of commissions each year.
Booking 12-18 months in advance is normal, so inquiring early is recommended.

RICHARD HARRIS

Hey, I'm Richard. I love photographing weddings from real-life, unscripted experiences, rather than staging gimmicky situations. I take inspiration from artists such as Almodóvar, Winogrand, Auden but naturally the most raw and inspiring of ingredients: life. T.S. Eliot made the brutal distinction between art that floods us with the “aura” of experience, and the art that “presents” the experience itself.

I have to agree with Eliot in this, believing mind-constructed photography (posed, setup) almost necessarily leads to a form of illustration, the very epitome of aura-art. My photography has to put your life first, existing to present the experience itself.

Not to be the experience.

Weddings will always have a particular hold on me as I’m able to meet such genuine, inspiring people. Then hearing how the work I make has affected them, reminded them of something personal that only they share, or even of someone who has since passed… For me, this is truly meaningful.

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”

- MAYA ANGELOU

Wedding Photographer Shropshire

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