DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Bride and groom kissing in a romantic evening pose on a path in the sea, captured from a distance by photographer Richard Clarke, for a London Destination Wedding.
Bride and groom walking hand in hand amidst laughter, surrounded by guests throwing flower petals, beautifully captured by photographer Richard Clarke for a London Destination Wedding.
Red wedding pillow placed on the ground, beautifully photographed by Richard Clarke for a London Destination Wedding.
Bride and groom walking away on a lush green jungle road, captured from behind by photographer Richard Clarke, for a London Destination Wedding.
Top view of city bathed in evening sunlight, captured during twilight, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for a London Destination Wedding.
A group of people enjoying in a pool during nighttime, skillfully captured by Richard Clarke for a London Destination Wedding.
The bride and groom stand in a doorway, the bride in a white dress holding white flowers, captured by photographer Richard Clarke, a London Engagement Photographer.
The bride and groom sit in a loving embrace on the edge of a dock, gazing out into the evening sea, beautifully captured by photographer Richard Clarke for a London Engagement Photographer.
A group of people at a wedding event, some standing and others seated, chatting and smoking, skillfully captured by photographer Richard Clarke for a London Engagement Photographer
Bride and groom embrace, smiling, with the sea in the background, beautifully captured by photographer Richard Clarke for Dorset Engagement Photography.
A black and white photo of the bride and groom with a sea view and plants in the background, skillfully captured by photographer Richard Clarke for Dorset Engagement Photography.
A tender moment captured as the groom in a purple suit and the bride in a white dress share a kiss, the bride holding a flower in her hand, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for Dorset Engagement Photography.
Bride and groom standing alongside an old-style car and a home's doorway, beautifully photographed by Richard Clarke for Dorset Engagement Photography.
A black and white photo capturing the bride and groom walking seaside, with the bride leading the way, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for Dorset Engagement Photography.
A group of people wearing matching sunglasses, all looking towards the bride and groom, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for Dorset Engagement Photography.
A group of people enjoying drinks at a wedding event, captured in black and white, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke, UK Destination Wedding Photographer
A night view capturing the bride and groom gazing at a sky full of stars, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for UK Destination Wedding Photographer.
An evening view capturing the groom holding the bride in a kiss pose with the sun shining in the image, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for UK Destination Wedding Photographer

Award Winning Destination Wedding Photographer

Having started my wedding photography journey soon after my move from the UK to California, I was in a very lucky position of quickly booking weddings that regularly felt like Destination weddings in their own right, due to the locations and venues that Southern California offers. It didn’t take long before I was already becoming numb to that enviable position ad searching for opportunities to capture wedding stories farther afield. Using some hustle and with a bit of luck, I booked two destination weddings in Bali in 2014 and also a wedding in Alaska, quickly followed by Mexico. Each wedding was amazing and I was hooked to the feeling of being trusted by my clients to join them and their guests miles from home to capture entire weekend wedding celebrations. There is nothing better than having your closest friends and families present to celebrate a wedding, usually staying in close proximity, all with the same objective – to squeeze as much juice out of the weekend as possible! It’s always a joy to capture such events and of course it can be nice to experience new countries and experiences either side of the work itself!

Over the years I went on to photograph weddings all over the US, including four in Alaska and one in Hawaii. I’ve photographed couples saying their vows with Yosemite’s Half Dome standing in the background, witnessed the purest love on Catalina Island with clients who became best friends and told the story of the ultimate foodie couple who got married at The French Laundry in Napa Valley (I got to taste their famous tasting menu on the job). Maui allowed me to witness humpback whales swimming 100 yards from the ceremony spot on a perfect February afternoon before covid shut down the world. I’ve been so very lucky to see the things I’ve seen due to this job and the travel opportunities it’s afforded me.

I’ve also been lucky enough to capture weddings in Europe but since the move back to the UK, really excited to shoot a lot more across France, Spain, Italy and wherever else will have me!

I share some recent examples of featured destination weddings below. If you like the way I told their stories and can see my approach working for your vision of your own wedding, I’d love to start a conversation.

two award badges showing global recognition for Richard Clarkes Destination photography

Featured Destination Weddings

bride and groom embrace after just getting married

Parker Palm Springs Wedding

I just had to share this amazing Parker Palm Springs Wedding I had the opportunity to shoot. The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs luxury personified

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happy couple celebrate during ceremony in Cashiers NC

Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club Wedding, Cashiers NC

I had the pleasure of capturing an enchanting, luxury wedding at the breathtaking Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club in Cashiers, North Carolina.

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Niner Wine Estates Wedding

Simply put, Ali and Andrew's Niner Wedding Estates Wedding in Paso Robles, California was one of the best weddings I've had the privilege to photograph.

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Maui destination Wedding couple sunset portrait at Olowalu Plantation

Maui Destination wedding

Intimate and unique Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui, photographed by Hawaii Wedding Photographer Clarkie Photography.

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New England Wedding Photographer

Mishaum Point Wedding  I tend to set up these blogs with something about the couple and the day, but from my perspective, a somewhat selfish take on the experience, which I decided to cor...

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Groom and bride, with the groom holding the bride's hand as both raise their hands in celebration between them. Captured by Richard Clarke, a talented wedding photographer in UK

Cielo Farms Wedding Photographer

This Cielo Farms Wedding was sandwiched between a Cape Cod and a Vermont Wedding, but despite the logistical inconvenience, I knew the moment I first spoke with Taylor and Moore that this was a weddi...

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Bride and groom kissing in a romantic evening pose on a path in the sea, captured from a distance by photographer Richard Clarke, for a London Destination Wedding.

Alaska Destination Wedding

"There was a moment where he even told me to breathe, calming me down since my nerves were clearly obvious, moments before walking down the aisle. He just seems like he cares, he is passionate about ...

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Montecito Wedding

Kelsey and Chris's Montecito Wedding last year was one of the highlights for me. I'd had such fun spending time with them during their Malibu Engagement Session earlier in the year, I knew the we...

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French destination wedding photographer

French Destination Wedding

This French destination wedding in Montauban, Southern France was one of the most epic weddings I've had the pleasure of shooting. So much energy and fun.

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Alaska engagement photos

Alaska Engagement Photos | Chelsea + Adam

I am so lucky to get to photograph in the great state of Alaska. This engagement shoot with Denali looking over us was an incredible experience. I cannot wait for Chelsea and Adam's wedding in Kenai next year. I predict great things.

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