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Richards & Co Photography

Exquisite Wedding Photography

Creative Wedding Photographers | North East England Wedding Photographers

Creative, Elegant Wedding Photoghers

Richards & Co Photography

Exquisite, Creative & Elegant Wedding Photography

Hi, I'm Craig, a creative, North East based documentary wedding photographer; Along with my partner Andrea (soon to be wife I may add!), we cover the North East of England, including Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Northumberland and across the rest of the UK with the aim of capturing every nuance of your wedding; the feeling, the finer details, the love, emotion and the expressions in a relaxed and creative manner. Wedding Photography is our passion - we love to create original and creative ideas that tell the story of your big day! We're a laid back, down to earth couple, which really helps in making our couples and guests feel so relaxed.

Latest Wedding Photography

from around the north east of england and beyond

2015 North East Wedding Photography Roundup

- location: Ayehsire, Glasgow, Aberdeenshire, Cheshire, Northumberland, North East England

A little round up of a tremendous year we've had as North East Wedding Photographers!

Our Wedding Photography Style

is mainly reportage based, using a blend of contemporary, traditional & creative imagery to capture the beauty of your day - moments, not things. - Those special moments, when you are who you are; Those pure, honest moments that you'll look back on in many years to come and they'll still bring a tear of joy to your eye, the magic and the emotion of that very special day.

ALL OUR REAL WEDDINGS OUR WEDDING PORTFOLIO

Engagement / Pre-wedding Photography

relaxed and laid-back

Relaxed and Creative style

We love our engagement photography / pre-wedding photography sessions to be as relaxed as they can be, the best, most natural photographs come when you're not trying, then we throw in our little creative twist!

ALL OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS
Beadnell Bay - Northumberland

- location:

Cold, windy, sandy, sand everywhere... still a great engagement shoot at Beadnell Bay with Craig & Helen!

Beautiful Hardwick Park Engagment Photography

- location: Hardwick Park - Co Durham

Hardwick Park is quickly becoming our go to park for engagement photography - It's simply Beautiful with lots of options!

Jesmond Dene Engagement Photography

- location: North East - Jesmond Dene, Newcastle

We had a wonderful late afternoon wander around Jesmond Dene with Alexis & Paul for their pre-wedding / engagement photography shoot.

Paxton House Engagement Photography, Paxton House Engagement Shoot, Paxton House Pre-wedding Photography

- location: Paxton House, Berwick upon Tweed

We're shooting Rebecca & Scott's wedding soon at this rather stunning venue, so had a lovely wander around the grounds with them on Saturday.

Landscape Photography

When not being a Wedding Photographer in the North East of England, I'm travelling the length and breadth of the UK searching the elements; sea, mountains and sky where hopefully they all meet to create stunning images and light, although more often than not, I'll come back empty handed, such are the joys of being a landscape photographer when time allows!

This website showcases various aspects of my photography journey, including landscape and seascape fine art photography prints; my limited edition fine art prints and photographs such as the much acclaimed Milky Way over Holy Island.

Some of my best photography has so far been featured in various publications, including: N-Photo, Digital Photographer Magazine, Photography Monthly, Professional Photographer Magazine, The Mail-Online & The Daily Telegraph. I'm also a featured Photographer for the highly acclaimed, Formatt-Hitech Filters.

ALL LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

Thank you so much they're fantastic ... Over the moon with them! Can't thank you both enough! Love the ones with my dad I'm so pleased to have some amazing pictures with him you've no idea what it means, he's so unwell and they capture every emotion in them, something to treasure. Thank you! 

Well.... there's only one thing to say... f*ing fabulous!! How did you make everything (including us ;) ) look that good??!! Thank you for being the best wedding guests ever!!

Thank you so much for our wedding photos...we all love them and they are the perfect memory of our perfect way. You were both amazing to work with and made us feel comfortable and happy from the word go. We couldn't have wished for anymore and it was great having you as part of our day. Thanks for making us feel at ease and adding to the fun and laughter!

Craig oh my god that was amazing Annie and I just got to relive our wedding day all over again. Thank you. Holding back the tears once again haha what have you done to me man lol

I can't even put into words how you made our day. I can't wait to share with the family they are all going to go crazy haha I felt like I was there seeing Annie get ready it was truly beautiful.

We've been looking again and again at photos and sharing them with family and we are thrilled with them! Thank you so much. They really reflect the day as we remember it, and add in some lovely images of things we had forgotten or not seen in the rush of the day! The colours are just beautiful and remind us of how summery and bright the day felt, rain aside! The way you captured the ceremony in particular is fantastic, and same for the speeches, and will give us lots of beautiful memories of the vows, and exchanging the rings. We love the close ups of the hands too, they're really delicate and quite unusual.

Thanks so much for yesterday -- we really enjoyed it, much more than we were expecting to actually! You're good company and put us right at ease, and your energy and enthusiasm for capturing some great shots was wonderful, so thank you!

We've both had a look at photos online and think they look stunning, thank you. We're really impressed.

Craig I just want to say holly f*** Annie and I love the photos. We are so excited for the wedding day now more than we were before meeting up with you and Andrea thank you so much.

We cannot thank you enough for capturing our perfect day so, well...perfectly. We are over the moon with the photos, as are our guests who have commented on them in the most positive of lights.

We have loved getting to know you over the last 8 months or so and are truly glad that we found you. We could not have asked for more hardworking photographers with great attention to detail.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Wonderful photos! Such patience, skill, professionalism! They made me cry all over again. What a lovely memory you have given us all. Well done!

BRIGITTE SCHNEELOCH (BRIDES MUM), DURHAM CASTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Absolutely stunning photos, of a truly magical day. From the Pre-Engagement shoot, to the hard work by both Craig and Andrea on the day...we couldn't have asked for anything more from two wonderful people.

The photography speaks for itself. Can't speak more highly of the quality of the images.
The occasion, venue and most of all, the beautiful bride, were captured elegantly.

Thank you both again. Your amazing work will ensure this stays in our hearts and minds for eternity.

I can't thank the both of you enough. The pictures are the best wedding pics iv ever seen. I take my hat of to you both. If anyone would like having any pictures doing I would like to highly recommend they are a lovely couple easy goin and a pleasure to be around they will go the extra mile for you and they take a nice picture or two. Im so happy they did my pics I can't stop looking at them they mean the world to me and my wife keeps getting a bit tearful looking at them. Thank you so much all our love lee & Jaye Xxx Xx Xxx

Craig and Andrea! Well what can I say 2 of the nicest people you could meet it was an absolute pleasure to have you both part of our special day it was an honour and not only that you was our photographers lol which may I say has left me absolutely astounded they are the best wedding photos ever!!!! You didn't miss a thing and you managed to capture the love the emotion the fun and the whole ambience of the day. Lee and myself and I'm sure all our guest can relive the day all over again thru your photos ! Once again from the boron of our hearts thank you thank you so much lots of love jaye and lee xxx

Thank you so much for yesterday both of you, was great to catch up after so long and doing the photo's at the venue was a lot of fun. Some great quality shots in the limited time we had to play with. Can't wait for the big day and glad you two will be there to capture it. :-) See you soon.

Sophie's shoot in one word was perfect - after many distractions and running late, Andrea and Craig could not have handled the occasion any better, calm! The photos are stunning. Many thanks for capturing Sophie's special occasion with perfection.

OMG!!!! These are stunning and sooooo what I had in my head of what I wanted - but not finding any photographers that 'did it differently'! I'm so impressed, you've encapsulated every aspect of our day perfectly - and how you had the energy to round up everyone I dont know! THANK YOU so much! x 

ZOE & DUNCAN, HEXHAM FIELD WEDDING

Wedding Venues

The North East of England has some stunning wedding venues for you to chose from, and we've been lucky to photograph at a lot of them.

As North East Wedding Photographers, we will try to list the best possible wedding venues in the North East, not only for their services, but of course for their wedding photography options and will be updating this list on the regular basis.

To the left we've listed just a few of the North East Wedding Venues that we've had the pleasure of working with.

If you've already booked your wedding venue, have a look through our wedding photography galleries for your particular venue. If we haven't photographed at your wedding venue before, don't worry, we always visit the venues prior to the wedding.