We're wedding photographers for those couples who want to have FUN, for those couples that want relaxed, easygoing, and absolutely faff-free wedding photography; for those couples who don't take themselves too seriously and want to spend their wedding day enjoying it with their nearest and dearest, rather than spending their day as if it was a photoshoot!!
We don't care about your sex, colour, religious leanings, or what you do for a living; we don't care if you're having a back garden wedding, or putting £100k into a wedding in an estate in the lake district (yep, we've shot both). What is important to us is that you don't take yourselves too seriously, and your intent for the day is to celebrate with friends and family, with an emphasis on having as much fun as you can.
We want you to be able to look at your photos in years to come, feel the magic, and instantly be transported back to that exact moment in time - you know, like the time you fell off that swing!
We want to capture your day as it unfolds, along with the laughs, the feeling, the fine details, the love, emotion, and the expressions without intruding or unnecessary posing; We make it as relaxed as possible and much prefer blending in as if we were just a pair of friends with cameras and don't spend the day directing, bossing you (or anyone else for the matter) around, or try to instruct you in any way - apart from, maybe directing you into better light ;)
Our distinctive style gains a lot of attention, and as such, we're very fortunate to receive a great deal of wedding photography enquiries each year, and our diary tends to fill up rather fast! Have a look at this slideshow and some of our recent work to get an idea of how we work - and don't forget to check out our FAQs and also Our Style.
We'd love for you guys to be one of those 30 unique weddings we capture per year and therefore we do advise you to contact us as soon as possible to check our availability for your date.
"We can’t thank Craig and Andrea from Richards and Co photography enough for being the most talented legends around. From the moment they walked into the bridal suite on our wedding day they felt like part of family, putting our wedding party at ease and making sure we were all relaxed and happy.
All of our photographs are so spontaneous, unposed and genuine, they reflect the real emotion that we felt on our day and it’s like we’ve been able to put that in a bottle and keep it forever. All of our photographs capture the real us, the goofy us and our perfectly imperfect moments.
Working with them was an absolute pleasure, I would absolutely recommend candid photographs, it takes the pressure off the day and just allows you to take in and enjoy it. I’d say I didn’t even notice they were there but between Craig’s bright pink waistcoat and his hilarious laugh and Andrea’s ongoing support and love that was kind of hard, they made our day ❤️.
The photographs speak for themselves!"
Craig + Andrea of course :)
It will 100% always be us - we will never send an 'associate' to shoot your wedding!
No fake smiles, no clichés, nothing 'cheesy', no 'staged' scenes; Just honest, emotive, real moments in time, captured forever!
Relaxed, fun & faff-free all-day coverage - Bridal preparations in the morning through to the evening party.
We start early (normally 2 hours before the ceremony) and finish late - If the party is rocking, we're there, capturing the atmosphere until we literally have zero energy left! That being said, this is generally around 10hrs during the summer months.
*Over 600 edited images in our signature style.
Password-protected Online Gallery to share with family and friends + totally free downloads for you and your guests.
Online Gallery includes a royalty-free download pack, with all high-res images + full reproduction rights to print your own images.
These gorgeous flush mount storybooks, hand-made in New Zealand, by the very best wedding album manufacturer in the world (Queensberry), are the perfect way to show off your wedding photographs. As much as digital is great for sharing with friends, there is simply nothing to compete with seeing your amazing wedding photographs printed on paper!
★ Other album sizes and additional spreads, are available at extra cost.
*We try and concentrate on quality, not quantity; That being said, we generally deliver around 600 - 900 images depending upon the day, time of year, weather, and the number of guests.
We can only be part of 30 unique weddings per year so that each and every wedding can receive the same attention to detail - it also prevents us from burning out! If you've spent some time on our website, and like what you've seen, drop us a message and let us know about your amazing plans! We'll do as much as we possibly can to provide you with a beautiful true document of the day as it happens; striving to be different, unique, and creative with every photograph we take.
To reserve a date, a signed contract (Booking Form) and a £350 booking fee are required. The booking fee will be subtracted from the final balance which is due no later than one calendar month before the date of the wedding. It is advisable to contact us first to make sure that your date is available. Please note, that wedding bookings are taken on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, we are unable to take 'provisional' bookings or reserve dates without the signed and completed Booking Form and Booking Fee.
"We always knew we wanted fun photographers to capture the love and laughter of the day, and boy did we get that! From the moment we met on zoom we bonded instantly, and knew Craig and Andrea were the ones for us.
Our pre-wedding photo shoot confirmed we’d made the right decision - despite being nervous, we came out with some stunning photographs. When it came to the big day they were absolutely brilliant - they were always there to photograph moments of fun and silliness, but also took some absolutely beautiful, romantic photographs. We will cherish these memories forever!"
If you're looking for a Fun and Relaxed North East wedding Photographer, please get in touch. We are lucky enough to love our job, but even more so to receive lovely comments from many of our couples about their wedding day.
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
Oh my god these are SO SO GORGEOUS! Really happy with them, they're even better than we'd hoped You've really captured the atmosphere of the whole event (as well as making us both look very fit, so thanks for that!) - just been trying to pick photos to put up on facebook and ended up putting almost all of them on, I just couldn't pick favourites!
You were both absolutely brilliant, I'll definitely be recommending you to everyone who gets married in the future - thanks so much for making our day even more perfect and for giving us such wonderful memories that will let us remember that happiness forever.
OMG we absolutely love them!! Thank you thank you thank you. And you’ll be pleased to know the fizz we opened popped so aggressively it’s left a dent in the ceiling! Amazing! Just casually going through them all for the 5th time already... I’m obsessed. You guys are TOO GOOD