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Dorset Family Photographer

Dorset Family Photography, covering Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and well beyond..

Me & My Family

I’m Rich and I'm currently based in Dorset, just outside of Poole, where I live with my wife Clare and my 2 boys, Toby & Charlie. We recently returned to the UK after 10 years living and working in Los Angeles, CA.

As you might have spotted, my focus during the year is capturing wedding stories, I absolutely love photographing weddings and that will never change. However, as a Dorset Family Photographer, I also love working with families to produce timeless and authentic memories which parents cherish for years to come. I have historically only shot around 10 families each year, but I'm now looking to increase that number. Maybe it's the fact I now have a growing family of my own and have a new sense of the importance of not missing all those moments and the fear of it all flying by way too fast!

Whatever the reason, I'd love to be considered to capture the story of your family, however big or small, simple or complicated your setup is. My approach is, much like my wedding photography style, to observe and document rather than orchestrate. I will always encourage and guide you to be in the best light and to ensure we get the most out of the session but my focus is always on waiting for those meaningful moments. It's those images I believe will be viewed by you with the most nostalgia and feeling in the decades to come.

Anyway, I hope this page provides all the info you need to decide whether to contact me or not, and I hope to hear from you soon.


Picture of Dorset Family Photographer, Clarkie Photography

Example Slideshow

Everly 2019

family portrait of mum with her daughter


I keep my pricing approach for family lifestyle & portrait shoots super simple. Having done this for a number of years now, previously capturing families in the US and most recently as a Dorset Family Photographer – I’ve found that 2hrs is usually the right amount of time to tell a story and capture those important portraits of you all together. It allows for dealing with kids who might not be on the same page and usually is within the attention span of most parents!

It’s one flat fee to cover my time and you get a lot of edited images from the shoot. I’m not that photographer who releases a few images then has you come into the studio so you can spend more to get access to more images and prints. We love selling prints/albums too, those are important, but the basic package is full of real value as standard.

You will receive a short Slideshow (set to music) of the best moments and an online picture gallery of the high resolution, edited photographs. You get to download these files for free and have access to an online print lab if the digital product is not enough.