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Richard Skins Photography

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I'm Richard Skins, a Dorset-based documentary wedding photographer capturing authentic, unscripted moments with a cinematic flair. With a background in film-making and a passion for storytelling, I document weddings across the UK and Europe, immortalising the laughter, tears, and dance moves that make each celebration uniquely special.


I'm Richard Skins, a documentary wedding photographer based in the vibrant coastal town of Bournemouth, Dorset. My passion lies in capturing the unfiltered, genuine moments that make each celebration truly unique. I approach every event as an unobtrusive observer, ready to document the authentic emotions and impromptu interactions that unfold throughout the day.

My time at the Northern Film School, where I studied film-making, has significantly influenced my photography style. I've developed a distinctive approach that weaves together a series of images to narrate the complete story of your wedding day, adding a touch of cinematic flair that elevates each captured moment. My attentive eye for detail and knack for anticipating fleeting instances allow me to craft a narrative that honestly represents the essence of you and your loved ones.

As a photographer who loves to travel, my enthusiasm for capturing love stories extends far beyond the borders of Dorset. I've had the honour of documenting celebrations in stunning locations across Europe, from the quaint, rustic charm of Dordogne, France, to the sun-soaked valleys of Portugal, and the breathtaking panoramas of the Swiss Alps. Regardless of the location, my approach remains the same—capturing the laughter, tears, and spontaneous moments that make each celebration truly one-of-a-kind.

I'm all about capturing the true spirit of your day. My documentary approach ensures that your photos will reflect the genuine emotions and one-of-a-kind moments that make your love story unique. The result? A collection of memories you'll love for years to come.

So, whether you're planning a hometown celebration in the stunning landscapes of Dorset or a destination wedding somewhere exciting, I'm here to tell your story with all the passion and authenticity it deserves, one unscripted photo at a time.