Rich Howman – Award Winning Wedding Photographer

Hi I’m Rich and photographing weddings is what has driven me for the past ten years. As they say “This ain’t my first rodeo, honey!”
I have a presence within the international photography community and have been privileged to speak at some of the biggest and best wedding photography conferences conferences in the world, as well as being selected to judge some world class competitions, including:

  • Masters of Wedding Photography – Wedding Photographer of the Year 2019
  • Fearless Photographers – Conference Speaker 2019 (Aachen)
  • Fearless Photographers – Judge 2019
  • MyWed Annual Awards – Judge 2019
  • Fearless Photographers – Judge 2018
  • Masters of Wedding Photography – Judge 2018 (Germany)
  • WEDDCAMP – Conference Speaker 2018 (Constanza)
  • F64 – Speaker 2018 (Bucharest)
  • Fine Art Association of Brazil – Judge 2017
Rich Howman Photographer
Rich in the middle of the wedding party on New Years Eve at Lillibrooke Manor… with guest attached! [Photo: Soven Amatya]

I capture the story of your wedding day in a professional, relaxed and creative way and I never underestimate what stories and memories mean. When my clients look back at their images they relive the beautiful moments they enjoyed, the emotions and the tender and often funny things which happened – like this crazy moment above whilst photographing a wedding on New Years Eve! I want my clients not just say “that’s another nice one”, but “Wow! That’s amazing!” or “Do you remember that moment!“. What makes me different from other wedding photographers? Well I am delighted (and humbled) to be a member of the top Wedding Photography organisations in the world; The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers ISPWP, ‘Fearless Photographers’ and recently the ‘Wedding Photo Journalists Association‘ (WPJA). You can check out my awards here.

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Getting to know you

I have a true creative focus, and a very relaxed approach. Every couple I work with has something truly unique to them and my photographs reflect this. By the time your special day arrives, we won’t be strangers as I take time to get to know you and what your planning for your day. I am there to capture your relationship with each other, not the camera, so whilst fun is definitely on the menu – cheese is not.  When you are relaxed and at ease you will be yourselves, and then I will achieve beautifully natural pictures. Initially I like to meet up if you’re in the area – maybe go for a coffee and some cake, or visit the venue with you and talk through your plans. Alternatively if you’re a long way away we can chat on Skype or Facetime. This planning ensures that I’m a step ahead on the day – in the right place at the right time to capture what’s happening around me.

Rich Howman photographing a wedding at Lillibrooke Manor in Maidenhead
In action during a wedding with my Associate Photographer, Gabi Matei. She’s the one on the left we’re all laughing at as she somehow lost her shoe!

Your day through my eyes

Rich Howman is the owner and Principal Photographer at Élan Images. He sees things differently and has got the ‘eye’ for what will make a magical picture and how to capture the story of your day.  He is an award winning talent in the world of wedding photography, with over seven years’ experience as a dedicated wedding photographer, having originally graduated in Fine Art (Painting) at Winchester.  Rich’s good humored, charismatic style will immediately put you and your guests at ease. He’s a hopeless romantic too, which always helps! From little intimate country weddings to big city chic – each location and couple present a new opportunity for him to bring his creative vision to your day.

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