I have been interested in photography since my teens but it is probably within the last decade that my passion really began to grow. In 2010 I decided to start working towards my dream of starting my own photography business and officially started Louise Richey Photography in March 2015.
I absolutely adore photography and make every effort to get out and about when I have some free time to take pictures and experiment with different types of photography.
My wedding style is classed largely as reportage as I like to capture the moments of your day as they happen but I will also capture those important moments where a little pre-organisation will make the difference and give you those all important 'mantlepiece' shots. My belief is that the best shots come from a strong client-photographer relationship and strive to build that with you from your first meeting to ensure you will be happy with your photos on the day. I capture your memories in a relaxed and personal way.
Louise Richey Photography means exactly that - I am my business. I will meet with you to discuss your wedding and your needs, I will visit your venue and find all the angles and ideas for your big day, I will photograph your day and I will edit every shot myself. This means I know more abut you and the things which will make a difference to you on the day and afterwards. I know that your dog is your baby and that he is just as important as any other guest. I know that the watch you're wearing is your nan's and it means the world to you to be wearing it because she's no longer with us. I know how much it means to you that your Dad who hasn't been well is there to walk you down the aisle. Not only do I know this on the day but I know it after the day when the photos are being edited and can add additional focus onto those things which an externally hired editor would not know. Another benefit of editing my own work is I know what I am able to do in post production and that means that if your son doesn't want to play ball for a lovely family group shot, there's a good chance I will know I've already got a shot which I can 'lift' him from to change that scowl to a beaming smile. I can also make sure that your beautiful portrait in front of the window is not blighted by plug sockets or the thermostat, the chocolate finger prints on your dress from an eagerly clawing toddler are no more and the golfers on the 7th hole are back where they belong in the 19th hole rather than in our shot!
Steve is my second shooter at weddings and has been working with me since 2015 - he makes me able to be in two places at once. Steve usually has the job of looking after the groom and his wedding party while I am with the bride. He is also there to take different angles of the day and capture extra details which would not necessarily be seen when the focus is on the two people standing at the front saying their vows.
Steve has been photographing weddings and events for over 30 years. Together we are able to recreate the emotions of your day by capturing every memory - the looks, the laughter, the smiles and the tears.