Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Richard Clarke

My name is Rich or Clarkie (whichever you prefer) and I’m stoked and flattered in equal measure that you’re here on my site.

Being a wedding photographer is straight up awesome. I get to go to an incredible party most weekends, sometimes in exotic places, always surrounded by loving people, human connections and genuine authentic moments. It’s often physically grueling and mentally demanding but I know that I am incredibly lucky to do this for a living. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I love what I do because I’m fascinated by human connection and behavior. I love trying to understand what makes us all tick, usually through simple observation and honest interactions. This is what weddings are all about for me and why I find them so endlessly fascinating.

Couples who work with me see photography as one of the most important elements of their wedding day. They come to me because they trust that I’ll tell their story in an honest way, jam-packed with life, emotion and creativity. I aim to shoot how it feels not how it looks and I won’t ask you to perform any cheese poses. I’ll be on the look out for real and honest connections over and above everything else.

If some of what I’ve said above resonates with you and you like my work, I’d love to hear from you. Just click here and get the conversation started.


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Some recent award updates you may or may not find important:

I’m a Knot.com Hall of Fame Member after winning The Knot Best of Weddings Award four years running (2015-2018). These awards are based on our exceptional client reviews. I am also an award winning member of Fearless Photographers, having won 5 coveted Fearless Awards since joining in 2014.

I was also featured in Zankyou weddings annual ‘Top LA Wedding Photographer’ article in 2015, listed on Junebug Weddings ‘Worlds Best Wedding Photographers Hotlist‘ and a double award winner in the Junebug Weddings 2016 Best of the Best Engagement Photography Contest.

August 2016 also saw me place a winning image in the Best of the Best Destination Wedding Photo contest.


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