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Kissing Gate Photography

Leeds, West Yorkshire

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Kissing Gate Photography logo
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Kissing Gate Photography

Leeds, West Yorkshire

(48)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Award winning professional photography with a relaxed and natural approach.

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Caroline Jennings

6 October 2019

Rich covered our wedding on 14 September 2019 and throughout was fantastic. He identified what we wanted from the day and met every single request. Rich put everyone at ease with his professionalism and humour (just a few more...... lol). Photos were sent on a link for us to send to our guests and also on a special USB for us to keep. Would highly recommend. Thank you for being a part of our day and helping to make it so special. More...

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Gerald Krawczyk

4 October 2019

Spent a wonderful September 1to1 lesson day with Rich Bunce Walking Photographer learning to actively look and appreciate our gifts of sight and seeing and attempting to capture the magic of our world with a camera on part of Ilkley Moor, Planet-Earth :-) Great learning, great company, great feedback and follow up notes.... Thanks Rich, and Alfie

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stephen bell

22 September 2019

Highly reccomended. Great photos from start to finish and some precious memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Really friendly and all my guests were commenting on how great he was in capturing our special day. More...

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Stephen Bell

21 September 2019

Highly reccomended. Great photos from start to finish and some precious memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Really friendly and all my guests were commenting on how great he was in capturing our special day. More...

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Karen Wilcock

20 August 2019

Interesting experience not just about photographing but learning the habitat of wildlife if you want to learn more about your environment as well as photography this is an excellent way to do that

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Emma Stephenson

14 August 2019

We spent some time looking for a wedding photographer who could capture great candid shots of our wedding day. Rich certainly didn’t disappoint. On the day he was professional, friendly and helped put our guests at ease. The resulting images are fantastic. I can’t imagine anyone could have done a better job. We’re thrilled to have such a beautiful collection of memories. I don’t think we will ever get bored of looking through them. Thanks very much Rich for a job well done! More...

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Chris Boyce

9 August 2019

Rich was met with a challenge straight away with really bad weather but he risen to the challenge and got everyone involved and didn’t miss a shot. He is a true professional and has an amazing talent in what he does. On behalf of me and my new wife we thank you. Highly recommend rich 5 stars all the way!! More...

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Sarah Keeble Love

6 August 2019

What a guy!!! We would 110% recommend Rich! Talented, Charming guy, who is reasonably priced!!

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Beverley Blackham

20 May 2019

Easy to follow class followed by plenty of practical help, indoors and outdoors.

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Rebekha Smith

18 May 2019

Richard photographed my wedding back in November at Holdsworth House! He was such a lovely man and our photos were amazing, he made us feel relaxed which showed in our photos. He captured exactly what we wanted! The photos captured all the emotions of the day from the tears to the beaming smiles! At times you didn’t even know he was there taking the photos but still managed to capture the perfect moment! I would highly recommend him to anyone! More...

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Chris Denholm

3 May 2019

Where to begin from start to finish with Rich the experience has been exceptional, the original opening phone call, understanding our requirements I got a great feeling, immediately booking him for our wedding. The little touches in the run up, checking in etc to make sure everything was on track etc and always being at the end of an email when we had questions. And then the day itself, hardly knew he was there for the majority of the day which is what we wanted in order to get the best outcome for our pictures. The natural candid snaps and ones of the kids that were pivotal to the day, followed by a trip to the railway station for the couple shots, putting me (not a natural in front of the camera) at ease and using the vintage set up to its full potential and then capturing the steam train in all its glory !!! What a way to top off the shoot !!! But I don’t know who was more excited , Rich or us !! A pleasure to have with us on the day, and a gent in every way. The pictures we were sent as a teaser within 24 hours were a lovely touch followed by the remaining, which we can’t fault any of. Thank you for the hard work and effort put into our special day and for the memories we have forever captured in the most exceptional of ways. For anyone looking for a candid and natural picture, don’t look any further! 5*’s all the way !! Thank you again !! More...

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Zoe Hatton

14 January 2019

great personalised tuition. learned lots. definitely going to book further courses

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Jake Katborg

2 January 2019

Really enjoyable night photography course (the one I did was in York). Rich was very patient and happy to share his experience with a relative novice. Got a couple of great shots too!

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Stuart Clarkson

16 October 2018

Excellent evening out on a night photography course in Leeds. Rich is helpful and friendly - and offers loads of great tips and techniques to improve your skills!

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Kelsang Jorlam

8 October 2018

Rich comes across as a very likeable chap. He's very knowledgeable and appears to delight in passing on that knowledge to others. He' seems to be level headed, not pompous, just the lad from next door.. He has oodles of patience and is full of encouragement too. More...

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Paul Wainwright

23 September 2018

Just back from another great photo walk with Rich. Having done a few of these now, I find that Rich strikes the perfect balance when it comes to his approach to helping you improve your skills. On each walk he shares with you a few key techniques and tips specific to the theme of the walk, then you get to experiment with them. All the time you're learning, Rich gives advice and helps to diagnose when things don't go as they should. It's a great way to build familiarity with the myriad of features built into modern cameras. All this is topped off by a walk in beautiful, spectacular settings, coupled with Rich's great knowledge of the nature and environment around you. More...

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Pippa Wilson

18 September 2018

Rich captured our wedding day beautifully back in July - he provided us with a great mix of group shots and documentary style photos. I can't stop looking at them! He was nice and relaxed and created a nice environment, and we were surprised by how quickly we received the photos afterwards. Thanks Rich! More...

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Natasha Pearson

27 August 2018

Rich did our wedding in July at Sandburn Hall near York and we couldn’t of asked for better photographer to capture our big day!! He captured everything we asked for and more in a relaxed manner. He was very friendly, patient and accommodating and would recommend him to anyone!! More...

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Lorna McQuattie

20 August 2018

Rich was my wedding photographer and we were so happy with him that this father’s day I decided to buy my Dad a gift voucher for a private half day lesson. I joined my Dad last week on the lesson. Rich took us on a lovely walk around the river bank in Ilkley. My Dad was really pleased with the present and picked up load of useful tips and now has a much better understanding of his camera. Unfortunately, I only have an iPhone but Rich was happy to share tips on how I could also take better photos. It was a really fun and interesting morning. I would highly recommend. Thanks again Rich! I’ve included a photo I took on the day. X More...

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Tanya Chapman

15 August 2018

Rich did our photography at our wedding in June at Villa farm in York. Rich really captured the relaxed natural feel of the day and the photos were even better than I imagined. Many of our guest's commented on what a friendly and approachable guy Rich was too and many guests were made happy by the lovely shots captured of their children too. Would highly recommend. More...

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Astrid Smith

23 July 2018

We've had our wedding photographed by Kissing Gate Photography and 2 family photo shoots.
Rich takes amazing photos and was able to capture our family and our wedding as we were. We had 2 small children and Rich was very inventive, creative and patient in getting the best out of our girls (and us). We've had an inside shoot and outside, leave it to Rich to find the most beautiful places and poses. Will happily have more photos taken as our family grows! More...

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Will Burt

23 July 2018

Richard, my beloved cousin-in-law, traveled to Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada!) to attend our wedding. I asked him to join my groomsmen and I before the wedding to just relax with the lads, and he offered to take few photographs! Well, a few photographs turned into about 100 photographs, all of which were absolutely brilliant. The pictures themselves are fantastic, but what I loved even more about them is that they captured the mood, the feeling, the general tone of the whole morning so well! Many of them are candid, so they genuinely captured how great a time we were having that morning. I sent many of these pictures to my groomsmen (because chances are they didn't have photos of them that were this good), and we have at least 2 of them showcased in our apartment (along with other beautiful Richard Bunce images).
And best of all, Rich is such a great guy that just having him around made the morning even more special. 5 stars is not enough for this man, thanks again Rich!
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Lucy Darracott

23 July 2018

Rich was the photographer at our wedding in September and we were overwhelmed by how beautifully he captured the real essence of the day. From the initial booking Rich communicated with us, reassured us and even met with us before the wedding. This meant we felt really comfortable having him there on the day (he even dressed like a guest!) We cannot stop looking at our photos and we’re so pleased we chose you. Thanks! More...

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Siobhan Milnes

23 July 2018

We can’t recommend Rich enough for his professional and creative service for our wedding photography! We are beyond frilled with the pictures and will cherish them forever ! Thank you once again!

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Lynne Sanderson

23 July 2018

The best wedding photographer ever if you want patience and calm, didn’t notice rich taking the pictures but he captured more moments than I asked for, easy to be around unintrusive and travelled to the north east for us would highly recommend for anyone’s wedding ♥️

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Marcus Brown

23 July 2018

Rich did our wedding at the start of April and captured our day exactly as we had hoped. Attentive but not intrusive, so friendly but professional. We have now also received a large library of photos that perfectly sum up the happy, fun, feel of the day, and we cherish them dearly. We would not hesitate to recommend Rich to anybody. More...

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Nicole Dillon

15 July 2018

I had an excellent day yesterday on the Get a Grip course. It was just what I had hoped for, informative, fun, and I was left feeling more confident about using my new camera and getting the most out of it. Rich is excellent at explaining things at a level a complete novice like myself can follow and understand. I will be booking onto one of the walks in the autumn!!! More...

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Emma L

27 May 2018

We found Kissing Gate Photography by searching on the internet and we made the perfect choice. It is without doubt that Rich is very passionate about what he does and shines through his work. We are absolutely over the moon with our beautiful wedding photographs thanks to Rich at Kissing Gate Photography. His professionalism is outstanding. He instantly made us feel at ease and carefully took note of all of our requests before the day and went over and above for us!! Many guests commented on how extremely hard he worked on the day and just how fantastic he was at capturing the memories that are so very close to our hearts. Having received the photographs we actually cried with happiness as we relived the wonderful memories of our day. Rich, You were also so very patient with our 12 year old son who is very keen on becoming a photographer and helped him to capture some memories for us too... you are his new hero now! We highly recommend you and we wouldn't hesitate to book with you again for any family events! Thank you so very much for everything. Mr & Mrs L More...

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Deborah Stevens

27 May 2018

Rich photographed our wedding at the end of January in the lakes. We could not have asked for anything better. He (and Brendan the second photographer working with Rich) made us both feel so at ease and half the time I did not even realise they were there. They mingled with guests and had a good comeraderie with everyone so that our guests relaxed around them. The shots we got as a result of this are fantastic!! Both formal and natural!!Over 600 photos and all brilliantly capturing the spirit of the day. It is going to be so hard to choose our favourites!! Leading up to the day Rich listened to what I wanted and then made sure it all happened and on the day! He even donned his wellies to go get some scenic shots with us. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a photographer!! More...

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Ian McQuattie

27 May 2018

Rich was our photographer for our wedding and we are very grateful for his part in helping to make our day so special.Rich took photos reportage style as requested by us with just a few formal photos. Rich is a very likeable chap and made our guests laugh where interaction was necessary, but his style was relaxed and very informal just as we wanted and as was our day in general.Some of the moments he captured are hilarious and thanks for setting up my two best men!!!The picture look great and we have them all on a memory stick so we can share with our family and take some time to decide over which ones to get printed.I would highly recommend! More...

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Robert Penman

8 May 2018

Thanks for a very enjoyable and informative morning learning how to get the best out of bluebell photos. The sun even came out eventually.

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Martin Williams

3 March 2018

A most enjoyable (if chilly) night out in York.

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Gemma Adaway

4 February 2018

I was bought a camera for Christmas, but a short break in York left me deflated as I could not use my camera to anywhere near it's full potential, a full day of private tuition with Rich later and I can now take some amazing photographs. I have to admit it was daunting being an absolute beginner, knowing very little about photography and being female but Rich made learning easy. He was relaxed and friendly and I felt comfortable from the start. He was extremely patient too as I didn't grasp it easily and I thoroughly enjoyed my day in Ilkley. Rich was so knowledgeable and taught me how to take the types of photograph I knew I would be looking to take in Australia. He tailored the day to suit my needs. It was great to talk about my failed attempts and to learn how to use the camera's manual settings to achieve the result I'd wanted. I have to say I was nervous to go it alone and put my camera skills to the test for the first time today but it came so naturally to me like I'd been doing it for ages. Thankyou so much Rich. Fingers crossed, all being well, we'll see you in York for a spot of night photography! More...

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J. E.ił Hawa

20 December 2017

Rich photographed our wedding and captured the day perfectly. He was really personable and fully understood what we were hoping for. Rich put us, all our guests, and our 8 month old baby really at ease throughout and it felt like he was part of the wedding, which was really lovely. He was great at keeping us informed and talking us through our requirements and how things would work. We couldn't recommend Rich highly enough, as we are absolutely delighted with how brilliant he was on the day, and the photos we have to remember our wedding. Thank you Rich! From Si and Millie Briggs More...

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Stavros Sumner

19 December 2017

Highly recommended! The Get a Grip Digital Camera Course was a great experience, I will definitely be back for more walks!

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Tim Barber

8 December 2017

A great morning spent learning how to use my camera properly! I now have the confidence to take my Canon of Automatic. Rich was informative, patient and great company on our walk to put what I had learnt into practice.

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John Paddington

16 October 2017

I've been on a handful of walks with Rich - they're always interesting locations, Rich provides useful feedback and enjoyable to meet new people.

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Caroline Lumley

1 August 2017

I spent a day on the 'Get a Grip' camera course to get a better insight into photography and to learn more about the functions on my camera . Rich is so easy to understand and the course helped me to move away from the auto settings on my camera. I therefore decided to go on the Golden Acre Park Photo Walk and enjoyed learning more about what settings to use in different situations, also looking at an object and thinking about what is the best angle to take the photo. I definitely recommend one of his courses. More...

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Alex Rusden

4 July 2017

Ever wondered what all those dials and buttons are for on your camera? I did until I attended a'Get A Grip' camera course. Rich explained the fundamentals of the camera and how to get a good shoot. Which settings to adjust and how everything inter reacted. I now have the confidence to move the dial off the 'Auto' setting and start using the camera to its full potential. More...

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Caroline Duffield Garnett

4 July 2017

Wow - after all this time using "point and shoot " I have finally realised what gems I have been missing. Thanks to Richard, I now understand the other buttons and can capture nature as it IS.

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Malcolm Goodall

8 June 2017

Went with Rich for a 4hr walk on Ilkley Moor, some really great tips and hints for taking scenic photo's

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Assie Smith

27 May 2017

We've had our wedding photographed by Kissing Gate Photography and 2 family photo shoots. Rich takes amazing photos and was able to capture our family and our wedding as we were. We had 2 small children and Rich was very inventive, creative and patient in getting the best out of our girls (and us). We've had an inside shoot and outside, leave it to Rich to find the most beautiful places and poses. Will happily have more photos taken as our family grows! More...

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Mollie Robinson

27 May 2017

Richard took some beautiful shots of our newborn baby girl. He was extremely friendly and relaxed and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks for the gorgeous photos we will look back on for years to come! More...

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Tracey Pack

12 May 2017

Had a great time on the bluebell walk. Rich is very easy to understand when explaining photography information which is vital for a novice. Looking forwards to my next workshop in July. More...

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Steve Doyle

27 November 2016

Lightroom and photoshop - this was a very informative session and a great foundation for both applications. I would highly recommend it.

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Harry Duguid

25 November 2016

Great experience and learned lots! Would definitely recommend!

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Mark Gronnow

21 July 2016

Great day out and I learned a lot. Rich's passion and knowledge of both the moor and photography was evident all day. Would recommend to anyone wanting to think differently about their photography or just learn about the area.

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Jean Robinson

17 June 2016

I have been on several of the sessions run by Rich: the stunning Ilkley Moor Walk, a great night time session in Ilkley, and a beautiful walk along the River Wharfe. They have all been really enjoyable. Rich is very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Also, it's always interesting to meet other people who enjoy taking photographs and don't mind lingering over a fascinating view or some obscure item you think might make a great shot! More...

Q&A

Helping people in front of the camera to relax. Creating an atmosphere that helps people to act and react in a natural way.

What makes you smile? What kind of photographs do you like?

I love taking new and creative photographs, I enjoy meeting new people and capturing the best of them with my camera and I always love their reactions when they get those photos back.

A love of photography, meeting people and sharing their

I have a professional but relaxed approach with a talent for capturing those natural moments that catch people at their best.