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

When you put your pride and joy into the hands of a 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 in 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.  Before that 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, works of art.  I know it is not possible to make every photograph a work of art, 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 create your brand image.  You will find I take a pragmatic and professional approach.  I will focus (no pun intended) on getting you a collection of great photos without causing massive disruption to your normal working day.

I find the best way to work is to meet you 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 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 need.  

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.  The beauty of the Lake District in all its weathers is a source of inspiration that I continue to draw on.  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


What's Included:

  • Pre-shoot meeting to understand the brief and more about your business
  • Development of ideas, mood boards (pinterest) to show concepts aligned to your brand development
  • A collection of images supplied in high and low resolution digital format
  • Prop and location research if required  
  • 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 a food photoshoot (8-10 dishes) will cost £350 +VAT including post processing and the photography of a  3- 4 bedroom property £200 + VAT including processing

What's not included:

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