Hi, I'm Rich Howman. The owner and Principal Photographer at my company Élan Images Ltd. I'm based between Bristol and Bath in the UK, and work throughout the country, Europe and abroad. Accompanied by my amazing second photographers, I capture the story of your wedding day in a professional, creative and beautiful way and never underestimate what memories mean to you. 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. I want my lovely clients not just say “that’s another nice one”, but “Wow! That’s amazing!” or “I remember that moment!“.
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 or your wedding is abroad then 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 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 ten years’ experience as a dedicated wedding photographer, having originally graduated in Fine Art (Painting) at Winchester. Rich’s good humoured, 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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We searched online for photographers in London and trawled close to a hundred sites before being captivated by the pictures on Élan Images. As soon as we spoke to Rich, we knew he was the photographer for us. He was the epitome of friendly and professional, with a great sense of humour to match. He put our anxieties to rest and listened to our requests carefully as well as offering great advice.
On the day, he came with his fantastic big grin and enthusiasm and worked his magic. For us, on the most beautiful day of our lives, he fitted in completely to our party; being able to both take photographs of the wedding without intruding, but also being part of the fun. So many of our friends also said what a great laugh he was! He even stayed longer than we had arranged without any fuss when things overran. We have received the photos and couldn’t be happier. They are absolutely perfect with a great mix of moments and posed shots. Using his skill, Rich managed to make two very camera shy people look relaxed and happy! Every time we look at them it’s like we are back on that wonderful day and we are extremely glad that he was there to capture it all.
Love Phil & Jo xx
What can we say to the star of our show!? We cannot ever thank you enough for all of your utterly outstanmding work and your laughter and support leading up to and during our wedding day. We could (hands-down) not have found a more talented photographer in all of the lands who truly ‘got’ us, better than we knew! (we are both very camera shy and look what you did!) We are so glad we found you – from the one image we saw of yours, we knew there and then you were the one – but even better, we didn’t know we would also meet an amazing friend from that. You are truly an artist. Thank you for each and every masterpiece! And giving us the mnemories.
All our love,
Becca & Andrew (Cox) x