I am a photographer and have been photographing weddings professionally for over 15 years. I gravitate towards capturing images that showcase emotion. My goal as a photographer, is to capture the true essence of the wedding day, from start to finish.
I have photographed hundreds of weddings. They have taken me to some truly beautiful places but my favorite memories are the connections and relationships that I have built during this journey. I have met some amazing people and I am blessed that they chose me to capture such an important day in their lives. My passion is capturing a story worth telling and finding the romantic, funny, quirky, little moments throughout that narrative.
I'd love to capture yours.
Abbi & Tito
Richard was absolutely amazing! I would recommend him over and over again!
Andrea & Chris
The pictures are gorgeous! He was so professional and stayed on task. I will definitely be contacting him for any future photo shoots.
Cami & Frank
If you are looking for the BEST photographer for your wedding stop right here, as you have found him! He is an amazing artist!
Samantha & James
Richard and his team are more than you could ever ask for and more.
APPROACH - I have two simple goals and that is to capture and create images that preserve the memories and emotions of your wedding day and to do so in a professional manner providing you with the highest quality of service. I want you to relive that day over and over again. while making your photography experience fun and relaxed.
STYLE - I would describe my style as a blend of effortless portraiture with a photojournalistic approach . A wedding is like a photographic scavenger hunt. During the getting ready, ceremony and reception, I will blend into the crowd taking more of photojournalistic approach grabbing candid shots that document the story of the day and capturing the emotion. During the portraits, I will take a relaxed approach directing you into casual and creative poses that feel comfortable and looks great in images.
LOCATION - My gallery is located in Plant City, Florida. It's a small town located between Tampa and Orlando and known for its great food, delicious strawberries and small town charm. Plant City is the winter strawberry capitol of the world.
LET's MEET - We can always schedule a time for you to stop by my gallery for a visit. Over the years I have learned that one of the most important element is forming a relationship between the photographer and the client. I highly recommend meeting in person to discuss your vision in regards to the photography for your wedding day. If you are not local, phone calls or online meetings work well also.
TRAVEL - Most of the weddings that I photograph are located within the areas surrounding Tampa, Orlando, Ocala and Sarasota. I do travel throughout Florida and beyond to photograph weddings. Depending on the distance, there is sometimes a travel fee. This would be discussed and outlined in the final wedding agreement.
SECOND SHOOTER - Although I always recommend a second photographer it's not always necessary. I regularly photograph weddings alone. Years of experience helps to guide me to right shots. For larger weddings it is beneficial to have a second shooter. Both of my second shooters have been shooting weddings with me for over ten years. They are very familiar with my process and my style.
PRICING - Because each wedding is unique and not one size fits all, all of my coverage options are customizable to fit your specific needs for your wedding.
RESERVING A DATE - As soon as your ready to book just let me know. I will send over a contract, you'll take care of the retainer and we'll be all set.
IMAGE DELIVERY - All of your wedding day images will be edited and then delivered in high resolution format within 28 days of your wedding. The files do not have a watermark and you will receive written copyright permissions. You are welcome to print and share as much as you like.
INSURANCE - I carry general liability coverage. Just let me know if your venue needs a certificate of coverage.