Richard with his dog ObiRichard and ObiRichard with his dog Obi Vision

When you put your pride and joy into the hands of a professional photographer for your next marketing campaign, you want to feel comfortable it will be treated with the respect it deserves. You want a photograph that portrays everything you have invested into your business and product - your heart and soul, your future.

I know what it is like to run a business, after all I am running one myself.  I live and work near Kendal in Cumbria providing local and national commercial clients with photography and video production.  I specialise in food photography, property, lifestyle and conveying the stories of innovative commercial enterprises with stunning visual imagery. 

Prior to becoming a professional photographer I had a successful career in the lighting industry working as a sales director for a global company.  I understand the worries of both small and large businesses: of bringing in enough money every month, of meeting your sales targets, hitting deadlines or pandering to the needs of management, directors, shareholders, bank managers, stake holders or anyone else you have to keep happy.  

I am passionate about creating beautiful images and works of art.  I know that not every photograph can
be a virtual masterpiece, but that's my starting point, my vision.  Although I love to be creative and try out new ideas, I understand you have a business to run and you have worked hard to establish your brand image.  You will find I take a pragmatic and professional approach.  I will focus (no pun intended) on giving you a collection of great photos without causing massive disruption to your working day.

I find the best way to work is to meet with you first so I can understand your business and what you want to achieve.  I will then quote you a fair price and make it clear what is and what is not included. I will turn up on time on a date and that suits you. I  will deliver your images to meet your deadlines in the formats you require.  

It won't all be quite as serious as the above sounds, we will have a few laughs and some fun on the day of the shoot too!

 

About Me

I am lucky enough to have been born and bred on the borders of the English Lake District.  Many of my younger days were spent outdoors on a friend's farm and the love of the outdoors has never left me. I now run my photography studio from a base near Kendal, and the beauty of the Lake District in all its weathers is a source of inspiration that I continue to draw upon.  Photography is rarely out of my thoughts, but when it is you may find me jogging round the countryside with my trusty four legged companion, Obi, or possibly riding through the lanes on my Indian scout (everyone deserves a mid life crisis!).  Many people tell me "I am living the dream".  In many ways I am, it can be hard work but I enjoy almost every moment.  I am great believer in "Life is what you make it!"

How did I get into Photography?Why I gave up a dream job to become a professional photographer

Fees

What's Included:

  • Pre-shoot meeting to better understand the brief and more about your business
  • Development of ideas, mood boards (pinterest) to show concepts aligned to your brand development
  • A portfolio of images supplied in high and low resolution digital format
  • Props and location research if required  
  • Photographic Usage licence for all time, all rights (excluding wall art)
  • Fees start from £350+VAT for a half day session excluding post production through to a full day shoot at £575+vat.  Shorter sessions can be arranged for those needing just a 1-2 hour shoot.  Typically Food Photography (8-10 dishes) will cost £350 +VAT including post processing and Property Photography of a  3-4 bedroom home £200 + VAT including processing
  • What's not included:

  • Post production fees - these will be itemised with every quotation
  • Travelling costs if distance to photo shoot exceeds 1 hr travel time
  • Cost of props unique to the photo shoot
  • Fees for hiring photographic models if required