Who Am I?

Hi! I’m Richard and I’m an English speaking destination wedding photographer and portrait photographer living in the beautiful village of Charras in Charente in France. But I shoot weddings and portraits all over France, UK and Europe. I live in a lovely converted French farmhouse with my wife (Avrina), daughter (Ellie) and 2 dogs, Luna and Harry.

I love cycling and socialising (meeting friends and spending long evenings chatting and laughing are my favourite). Coffee in the mornings is essential, and I drink tea in the afternoons. I once cycled from John o’Groats to Lands End – not all in one day, and to raise money for charity.

I am the only purple-bearded, English-speaking, wedding photographer in France.

My family are the most important thing in my life. I would literally do anything for them. I have a grown up son, that I don’t see often enough. He lives in England and his work means he doesn’t often get to visit us.

Richard Wallace

I love spending time with my family, doing things together and of course I take my camera with me and capture those special, family moments. I know that when I take photographs, I am creating something special for my family to look back on in years to come.

That and my love of people is what got me into photography. I love meeting new people, talking about ‘their story’ and helping to capture memories.

My wedding photography style is a mixture of reportage, natural and fine-art, and I capture lots of moments that you won’t notice because you’ll be too busy having a good time and enjoying your big day.

My portrait photography style is natural and relaxed. I am relaxed and friendly. I have seen and managed all kinds of children’s behaviour, sulky children, teenagers, tantrums. I’ve seen it all. And I will tell those silly ‘Dad jokes’ that will have everyone groaning, smiling and eventually laughing.

And if you like those ‘fine-art’ style photographs, but don’t want to spend ages posing for them, or being bossed about by some shouty photographer, then don’t worry. My relaxed and friendly style means that I will pose you, but you might not even realise it.

If you like the sound of how I work, and you think we might get on, then get in touch and we can discuss your wedding, or your portrait session.

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