Richard Hamilton Photography
Birmingham, West Midlands
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At Richard Hamilton Photography we tailor your photographs into a story told the way you want to remember it.
Richard Hamilton is a professional photographer providing Wedding and Portrait photography throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands. Looking for staged pictures with fake smiles and boring backgrounds? Turn back now! We take the time to get to know the people we photograph, finding out what makes them tick, helping to create unique and artistic images. So you can relax, have fun and just enjoy yourselves. Everyone involved will have a great day and you’ll be spoiled for choice when you see the results. We hope you enjoy the images displayed on our site and look forward to hearing from you.
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Remember, as in life, you will generally get what you pay for. Unfortunately the old advice of “buy cheap, buy twice” doesn’t apply here as you will only get one chance of getting your wedding photographs right. You will usually be paying more for the photographers experience so check how many weddings they have actually done (not as a helper or a guest) but the first photographer. Ask how many times, if any, they have worked at your wedding venue. Knowing those special places to work on a rainy day and knowing the staff can be invaluable for an easy going, flowing day. I have actually photographed over 1200 weddings from Hull to Barbados. The photographs are usually the one thing you will remember your wedding by, so try not scrimp!!
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
I'd encourage a client to ask questions of the photographer and not the other way around they should ask questions such as if they are a PROFESSIONAL wedding photographer, then check that they really are! Not a graphic designer, builder or beautician etc taking wedding or portrait photography “on the side”. Ask what they define as a professional. Quite amusing how some of these “professional” snappers are actually pushing using a professional in their advice. If you want to avoid cheap and cheerful, look at their pricing then their portfolio. Get the picture!
In my eyes, a professional wedding or portrait photographer is somebody who is a full timer and earns the majority, if not all, of their income from that trade. How would you feel about the butcher offering to rewire your house?
If they are a member of an organisation, they might still not be a professional. Ask if its a professional photographer only organisation and if they are qualified.
I have been a professional photographer for over 10 years and I am a QUALIFIED member of the Masters of Photographers Association. Being a qualified member of such an organisation shows higher levels of photographic skill have been achieved and give the client a professional photographic body to approach in case of issues.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the interaction with a special couple on the happiest day of their lives and the rewarding feeling after delivering the images to the special couple.
What inspired you to start your own business?
My passion for the subject combined with my knowledge of photography was one of driving factors behind me starting this business I decided to pursue it further after lecturing in the subject for several years.
Why should our clients choose you?
You usually have a choice between cheap and cheerful wedding snaps (usually cheap for a reason) or spending a little more of your budget on guaranteed beautiful images taken by an experienced top professional wedding photographer. Do remember the one thing you will remember your wedding day by is the wedding images. When looking at wedding portfolios, if those images were yours, do you think you will want to get those images out again and again ? Are they REALLY different from all the other albums of your friend and families weddings you have seen? Do you feel as though the wedding photographer you have met is going to add positivity and help you enjoy your wedding , or are they there for a quick buck and take the same copied shots you see every week?
Richard Hamilton Photography
41 Aldershaws, Shirley, Solihull B90 1SQ, UK
Birmingham City University
From September 2006 to July 2007.
I completed a PGCE PCET in order to lecture in Photography and I continue to do this alongside weddings and portraits.
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