2012 ~ Year of the beginning

The best year of my life is coming to a close.

The year my first child, a little girl, was born. An experience that can never be retold well enough. An experience we are hoping to relive in the coming years.

This same year, 2012, I also found my new love for recording one of the biggest days in a couple’s life. The day they promise each other, to each other, forever.

I love to photograph weddings. They are emotional, fast paced and real. The moments will never happen again and I am there to capture and store these events and emotions for my clients.

I began the year taking photos for couples, most of them friends. Nothing serious, nothing too special. I was taking photos of couples in love. I was enjoying this, but there was something missing.

Something important.

It was the moments, before and after the photos. The love, the laughs and the tears. I needed to capture this. I needed to record it all.

I needed to photograph weddings.

I was stoked – I had 5 weddings booked, even before I photographed my first, which was Jason and Tara’s on the 1st of September. A day I won’t forget, a day I was lucky enough to share.

It seemed that people were starting to like my way of telling the stories of the weddings I had attended. By my 3rd wedding, I had been published by The Knot and Style Me Pretty and also received an acceptance from Polka Dot Bride. Then, to top it all off, I received an email from SIGMA Australia early one morning. Now, I’m part of the SIGMA Ambassador program as a “SIGMA Pro Photographer”.

2012 is a year that will be close to my heart. It’s a year that changed my way of life. It’s a year that changed the way I look at the world, and at others. It’s a year which brought out the best in me.

Thank you to everyone who I have met and spoken to. You have all helped me in ways I can’t describe.

When I look back, I can’t believe it. I shared these moments. I captured the stories. I was there…

I still can’t believe it.

The best year of my life is coming to a close.

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  • Yen Grainger said:

    Good work Rich! I'm so proud of you! :)

  • Boden Snell said:

    Check out these amazing photos from my good mate and up and rising famous photographer, hes amazing at what he does.

  • Brenton Snell said:

    Wow some awesome shots here. Congrats to a great year and here's to the next one

  • Rob said:

    you have created a lot of beautiful stories this year, with well deserved recognition for your work. well done and i look forward to seeing what you can achieve in the new year :)

  • Ryan Birchley said:

    Hey Rich what a full on year you've had, I can't wait to see what great shots you bring out next year !

  • Morgan George said:

    So happy for you Richie. Couldn't think of a guy that deserved it more. Your photographs are incredible

  • Jay Ban said:

    You've had a really awesome year - your photography style has real substance and definitely needs to come out into mainstream. I've seen too many people pick up a digital SLR and call themselves photographers when all they take are NORMAL shots that are no better than a point and shoot. A lot of your shots has that 'Alice in Wonderland' type of mystique about it. All the best in 2013 and if you need any help printwise other than photographic print, let me know!

  • Alan Hsu said:

    We have seen your work transform from one level to the next. If anyone needs wedding photos for their special day, Richie is the man for the job!

  • Lan Ho said:

    In only just a short few months you've manage to capture so many beautiful wedding moments! You've created each wedding into this magical fairy tale just by looking at the photos! Well done Richie! Hope 2013 will be an even greater year for you and I look forward to seeing more fairy tale weddings. ** Anyone who is getting married or know of anyone getting married.. I highly recommend Richie!!! He will not disappoint you on your special day!

  • Julianne said:

    Wow 2012 was a beautiful year for you! Love the black and white where the groom is picking up the bride :-)

  • Les Argent said:

    Very nice story Ritchie...Be proud you deserve it...Your images are awesome and insperational Well Done!!! May your 2013 be bigger than 2012

  • bryan said:

    congrats to an amazing year! here's to many more!! :)

    Some insanely good work in here. keep it up!

  • Elissa said:

    You had a really gorgeous year. All photos are beautiful, but that third one down, the B&W one, I think is my favorite. Keep up the beautiful work in 2013 :)

  • These are all so fabulous! I'll go with everyone else and congratulate you on having such a beautiful year! :)

  • tobiah said:

    Wow, you had an amazing year! Look forward to seeing your photos next year!

  • Stunning ! What a fantastic year ! Looking forward to seeing next years !

  • geneoh said:

    Great job, you have some amazing images in this set!

  • Chrissie said:

    Amazing work Rich! beautiful, candid moments captured forever, truly breathtaking.... I look forward to seeing more of your future work... good luck for 2013 and beyond!

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