Richard Murgatroyd is a documentary photographer specialising in natural, reportage-style photography across a range of genres including weddings and family lifestyle shoots; commercial, event and architectural photography; and the not-for profit and charity sectors.
After honing his craft with a collective of London-based documentary wedding photographers, Richard set up Richard Murgatroyd Photography in 2013, providing his distinctive style of photography to both commercial and personal clients.
Based in the UK, Richard's work taken him world-wide including Australia, Ibiza, India, Slovakia and Monaco.
Richard's photography has been featured in the international and national press including National Geographic, and been shortlisted for awards by both National Geographic Traveller UK Magazine and Fotoura.
You can find out more about Richard Murgatroyd Photography at any of the following links:
We were lucky enough to have Richard as a photographer for our destination wedding in mexico, and he was nothing short of amazing. We had 80 of our closest friends and family join us for a week long celebration in playa del carmen and thanks to rich we can now re live that special day forever. He made us feel so calm and relaxed throughout the whole day with his fun, easy going personality and interacted so well with all of our guests. Everybody loved him. He had this natural ability to be almost invisible throughout the whole reception capturing every emotion from start to finish. When we finally got the photos we were just in awe of how talented you are to capture our day so beautifully. The photos are everything we ever wanted and more. You truly are an amazing talent Richard and we will be forever grateful. I recommend using Richard Murgatroyd Photography to everyone, he is world class and we can't thank you enough for capturing these moments we will cherish forever. More...
Penny Louise Short
Richard is the perfect photographer for a wedding very down to earth and funny. He managed to make a gloomy looking cold day on our wedding day look and feel amazing with his photos. He is a very talented man when it comes to capturing the moment on such an important day of our lives. Would truly recommend him to anyone. More...
Richard, we have one word for you: amazing! Everything from the initial email correspondence, to our engagement shoot and the actual day, you did everything in your power to help make our wedding as memorable as possible. The photos you captured of us and our family and friends are truly something else and will always be special to us. You managed to capture the emotion and spirit of the day so well and we had many complements about how easy going you were, especially from the Best Man and brother of the Groom! We highly recommend your services as a photographer, even if just for your knowledgeable wedding planning advice alone! More...
My husband and I hired Richard to update our wedding photos on our fifth anniversary. We were both a little apprehensive, but Richard quickly put us at ease and we thoroughly enjoyed the shoot - a relaxed country walk with our 9 month old puppy.
We knew Richard was talented when we hired him, but even so the photos have vastly exceeded our expectations - we're absolutely thrilled with the portfolio! More...
Cheryl Pryor Clark
What a lovely, friendly, down to earth guy! I can not thank you enough for all your hard work and hours you put in to make our wedding day so special! The photographs capture moments I would of never remembered. It was a pleasure having you at our wedding as you was so easy to work with! Couldn't of wished for anyone better really..
Thank you Richard for documenting our day so perfectly.. you are awesome in every way. More...
Richard put together a beautiful collection of wedding photographs for us, that not only caught us at our best but really captured the feeling of the day from start to finish. We couldn't be happier with the set of memories that we have to re-live the day whenever we look at them.
Richard took the time to chat with us in detail before hand to check exactly what we were looking for in our wedding photos and followed up quickly with an extensive preview afterwards. On the day Richard was thorough and caught our family and friends naturally and spontaneously..
If you're looking for a wedding photographer, I would 100% recommend Richard's services.
Thank you! More...
I don't even know where to start to be honest. My husband and I fell in love with Richards photography and his personality immediately when we met at The Wedding Fair at Excel. Throughout the entire wedding planning process Richard made us feel at ease and felt more like an old friend than an outsider looking in on our lives. We had an engagement shoot with Richard to help my husband get used to being in the spotlight and genuinely had so much fun, as well as receiving amazing photos. On the wedding day, Richard was one of the guests. Talking, chatting and laughing whilst taking photos. He wasn't out of place at all - he just fit in perfectly. Our friends and family all took the time to tell me and my husband how amazing the photographer was, and this was before we got our photos!
Now for the photos....They're amazing, which still doesn't give them the justice they so clearly deserve. Genuinely lost for words (which is very unlike me). The story telling of our day is so beautiful and majestic - but so simplistic and honest at the same time. I cannot recommend Richard enough, and will certainly be using him for any other photography needs for our future!
Richard - Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts, for sharing our special day and documenting it so beautifully. X More...
Will and I just wanted to thank you SO SO much for our incredible wedding photos. You have been able to capture so many wonderful moments, and it has been so amazing looking at everything we did not get to see ourselves at the time. There is so much laughter in each and every photo (I cant even remember myself laughing so much during the ceremony- I thought I had been able to keep a straight face at the slightly less-conventional registrar!) and we will treasure these photos of our family and friends forever. Our living room feature wall I'm sure is going to be ever expanding as there are so many moments we want to be reminded of every day.
I'm sure I have said it before but I shall say it again, but I don't think we have had a conversation with either friends or family about the day without you being mentioned. Everyone has absolutely sung your praises to the highest regard, and we really cannot thank you enough for being there to capture our day. You felt like a guest not a photographer and you so easily put us both at ease. If you ever need a recommendation, or couples wish to contact us then please do not hesitate to send them our way!
The best of wishes, The Waldys! Xx More...
Richard is quite possibly the best photographer out there!! I met him and his wife at a wedding fair in London and we hit it off straight away! Looking through his collection of professional pictures (not just of weddings) he explained his style and it matched our thoughts perfectly. Since that moment he was easy to contact amd made the whole process seamless. We had a few skype calls leading up to the day which really helped us picture how he'd be working with us on the day. The on the day he was amazing! Arriving early, he guided us thorugh the day right up until the evening, making everything run so smoothly that we didn't stress about anything! He also arranged for a 2nd photographer (who was also amazing, thank you Amy!) to work alongside him just in case his wife went into labour, at his own expense.
He has already sent me some photos and they are incredible, capturing moments we'll keep forever.
Book him, book him, book him!
Rebecca and Chris x More...
When your own wedding photos reduce you to tears of utter joy you know you picked the absolute best photographer to capture your special day.
Richards approach to wedding photography completely complimented our approach to our wedding day. He was able to capture incredibly special moments with little direction so not to distract from the moment taking place. His experience ensured he captured everything we asked and more in such an effortless manner.
When looking through our final edit of photographs we were amazed that certain moments had been photographed as neither of us remember Richard being around for those special stolen moments. He was so incredibly able to blend into our wedding party that guests and the wedding party alike remained unfazed by having a photographer amongst them.
We couldn't recommend Richard highly enough. He was incredibly professional, respectful and helpful and more than that an absolute delight to have with us during our special day.
Richard we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing our wedding day with such love and sheer grace.
We thank you for creating photos we will cherish forever. More...
I couldn't recommend Richard more! His pictures speak for themselves but then when you meet him he is so friendly and made me and my husband feel so relaxed considering neither of us are big fans of having our picture taken. On our wedding day he seemed to be everywhere without us even realising he was there. The pictures were stunning and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Richard really captured the joy and laughter of the day and everyone said how he was the nicest photographer they have seen at a wedding and loved how the pictures were so natural.
If you are looking for someone to unobtrusively document your day in such a beautiful way Richards photography is definitely for you!! Thank you again and 3 months later I still cant decide which pictures to frame because we love them all!! x More...
We couldn't recommend Richard more! He has been personable and helpful from the start, and always available should you need to contact him.
Richard's natural style of photography made him an easy choice for us, but it is the way in which he captures true emotion that makes his photography truly special! Every photograph is perfect and takes you right back to the moment.
On the day Richard made us and everyone feel comfortable, which is reflected in the photographs.
I have to add that on the day Richard also went above and beyond, he was an extremely calming influence at times that could have easily become chaotic.
Richard captured every moment perfectly from start to finish, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. More...
We have nothing but exceptional things to say about taking on Richard as our wedding and engagement photographer! Not only did Richard take amazing photos which captured the authenticity of our big day, but he did so in a way that made us feel comfortable about it as if the camera wasn't even there. Richard is a genuine individual that was there at every step of our wedding planning process, happy to quickly answer any questions and make recommendations when asked. Being such a friendly person, he fit in perfectly with our wedding guests and everyone he interacted with at our wedding had positive things to say about him. I highly recommend him as a photographer and hope to find a reason in future to work with him again! More...
We had an absolutely wonderful time with Richard on our wedding day. Not only does he take a stunning photo, he was great fun to have around, kept calm despite the hectic nature of the function and was always around when I wanted him to catch a moment. I will be recommending him to all other friends and family for big occasions. More...
Richard was the best choice we made for our wedding. So totally put us at ease, loved having him around on the day, and we have some incredible photos to remember our day. We were incredibly lucky to find him. Thanks Richard More...
We were very lucky to have Richard as our wedding photographer. Richard did a stunning job at capturing the best moments of what was a very special, soulful, emotional and beautiful day. Every time we are looking at our wedding photos now, we feel like we re-live each of those moments.
What I particularly liked about Richard was also the preparation that went into that day, I feel like the session we had ahead of the wedding day to discuss details was so valuable. I cannot recommend him enough. More...
Richard was fantastic!! We could not have chosen a better photographer. He was super-helpful in the run-up to the wedding, managed a mini photoshoot with us in Florence pre-wedding, and was generally a calming influence on both of us before and on the day. I felt entirely comfortable with him around throughout preparations - a fun but unintrusive presence. Having the initial preview a week after the wedding was so nice, since I really wanted to see some photos from the day after it was gone, to recall what happened in the whirlwind but also see those moments where we were not present. The photos were gorgeous and will serve as a wonderful memory of our special day! Thanks Richard! More...
Rich is a total joy to work with. He’s friendly, upbeat, approachable and really takes the time to understand what kinds of images you’re hoping for. He did a series of portrait shots for me and totally captured my personality! I’m looking forwards to the next time I get to work with him! More...
I contacted Richard when I was looking for a photographer to do my wedding photographs a month or so ago. Our budget was not great and we could not afford Richard for the job, but even so he went out of his way to try to find other available photographers for us. He was really chatty and helpful in his emails and tried his best to help us even though he knew we wouldnt be giving him any work from it. Very kind and helpful, thank you again Richard! More...
Richard isn't just a photographer, he becomes your friend throughout the whole process of wedding planning, offering help an advice whenever needed. It's easy to chose Richard immediately from his beautiful photos but he is so much more, he felt like a very welcomed guest at our wedding and was loved by all of our friends and family. He makes everyone feel at ease throughout the whole day and the photos he takes are just out of this world, he has helped tell a story of the most special day of our lives, capturing moments that remind you of the magic when the day just flies by. I couldn't recommend him more highly. It's pretty simple really, just use Richard! More...
Carolyn Pui Ying Suen
The engagement shoot Richard did for us is amazing. He captures emotions really well. All of my friends said the photos are just so natural yet so filled with happiness. Thank you, Richard!