About me

My love of photography started when I was a little girl and carried a film camera around in my pocket, I photographed everything and loved to capture memories. I decided I wanted a job in a creative field when I was quite young, I discovered drawing and painting and I loved it, I chose design as a career path and became a graphic designer.

When I was in my late twenties I decided to really get back into photography, so bought myself a digital SLR and enrolled in college. Over the years I gained a love for landscape photography and spent hours chasing sunrises and sunsets, from the beautiful Gower peninsula to the incredible Yosemite national park, California – famously captured by one of my favourite photographers, Ansel Adams.

I started photographing portraits and sessions for friends and family many moons ago, and had my first opportunity to photograph a wedding for an old friend, they loved the results and I loved doing it – so thats where it all started!

As well as creating beautiful photos, I love to play with light, to encourage flares into the camera and create an ethereal feel in my photos.

When I’m not photographing wonderfully happy people, I love to go for long walks in the countryside, paint, sketch – be creative in any way I can. I’m a huge TV and film fan, and my favourites would surprise you. I live in Margam with my husband and two cats.

Enough about me, take a look at my gallery to view a selection of my work and if you have any questions, get in touch. I am getting busier and busier so if you’re looking to book me as your photographer, please get in touch sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

The booking process

  1. Enquire about date
  2. Wedding consultation
  3. Sign wedding agreement
  4. Pay a booking fee of £200
  5. Complimentary pre-wedding session
  6. Pay the remaining one month before wedding
  7. The wedding day
  8. Receive a sneak peek of your photos to keep you going
  9. 6 – 8 weeks later you’ll receive your online gallery & bespoke etched box with USB and prints

Venues I’ve photographed:
Oldwalls, Gower | Grittleton House, Chippenham | Ocean View Windmill, Gower | Oxwich Bay Hotel, Gower | The Glyn Clydach, Neath | The Coach House, Neath | St Matthews, Neath | St Catherines, Baglan | Bryngarw House, Bridgend | Canada Lodge and Lakes, Cardiff | Craig Y Nos | Mansion House, Newport | The Old Barn Inn, Llanmartin | The Bear, Cowbridge | Llechwen Hall, Llanfabon | The Emlyn Hotel, Newcastle Emlyn | Fairyhill, Gower | Eglwys Oen Duw, Beulah | The Barn at Brynich, Brecon | Grittleton House | Pennant Church, Pennant | The Barn at West Farm, Southerndown | St Josephs Catholic Church, Cimla | St Illtyds Church, Neath | De Courceys Manor, Cardiff | Gloucester Shire Hall, Gloucester | Hillside Brewery, Gloucestershire | St Cadmarch, Llangammarch Wells | Llanerch Vineyard | Builth Wells Show Ground | St Bartholomew’s, Corsham | And various Marquee farm weddings.

New venues I’m photographing in the next year:
Norton House Hotel | St Cynog, Merthyr Cynog | Tall Johns House, Brecon | The King Arthur, Reynoldston | Pencoed House Estate | Margam Orangery, Margam Park | The Towers Hotel and Spa | Gileston Manor | Sylen Lakes, Five Roads

 

Privacy Policy

I do not send newsletters and have no intention of sending them, I don’t like receiving them so wouldn’t want anyone else to receive them.

I will not share any piece of your personal information, in fact if you show an interest in a fellow wedding suppliers’ services, I will give you their business details and never pass your details on.

I don’t have a database, your details are kept in the wedding questionnaire we filled out at your meeting – information which is needed for your big day, this is shredded two months after your wedding date.

If we met for a consultation and you didn’t take up my services, I will shred your information as soon as I have been told of this.

If you do not wish to be tagged in any posts please ensure that I’m aware of it, or ask and I will ensure you are not tagged or any tags are removed as soon as possible.

If you would like any photo of you removed from Facebook I will oblige, just let me know by emailing me at katerichardsphotography@gmail.com, or by messaging me on Facebook.

I will keep your wedding photos for three years – I’m reluctant to remove them from my drives as I worry about my clients potentially having issues, losing and needing them again in the future. If you would like me to keep them for a longer period I’m happy to do that, please let me know.

If you do wish to be forgotten, which you have every right to be, please let me know by emailing me at katerichardsphotography@gmail.com, or by messaging me on Facebook.

Thanks for reading.