About Dean Richter
I love photography! Such a cliché I know, but it is just so true. I am passionate about it, obsessed even. Every day I literally spend hours reading, watching and practising just to improve my craft. The more I learn about it, the more I endeavour to know. My first introduction to photography was when I was about 10 years old when my father showed me the basics of using an old manual pentax 35mm SLR camera. It eventually was passed onto me with all the lenses and from there was born my love of photography. I have experience in many areas of photography but always found photographing people was the one thing I got the most pleasure from. I have tertiary qualifications in teaching and Information Technology and worked in both fields for a number of years but it wasn’t until I turned to professional photography that I was doing something I truly love. I am an AIPP accredited Northern Beaches wedding photographer in Sydney, NSW.
My style of wedding photography is story telling blended with fashion and reportage. I strive to capture the beauty and emotion of the wedding day and enhance this in dramatic images. I want the bride to relive the special moments and feelings the wedding day held for her through the photos. There will be many surprises revealed while looking at the album, hidden moments that she was not aware of at the time and others that will evoke those beautiful memories she had during the day. These are not just snapshots of the day but carefully crafted and recorded moments in time. I am grateful for each of those weddings that allowed me to be a part of the lives of the bride and groom. I promise to you who are considering me as your wedding photographer that I will strive to create images for you that will live in your family for generations to come.
If you are looking for a Northern Beaches Wedding Photographer, you should know that I consider taking care of my clients is the most important part of my job, customer service is just as critical as the images themselves. You will have my full attention in your preparations right from our first meeting continuing with engagement photos (should you choose this option) through to the wedding day and you can leave for your honeymoon knowing that your album will be personally designed and carefully crafted to your wishes.
Portrait photography is also a big passion of mine. My personal work is edgy, using light to create mood and emotion. Much of my work involves digital composites, which allows me to work in a controlled environment. My subjects most often are shot in studio and then placed into backgrounds in post production. This style is used primarily for my sports portraiture, however it can be used with any subject. In fact this style can be used to create really sexy images of couples or very powerful images for corporate clients looking for something different. Almost any trade could have exciting, powerful imagery shot using this technique such as the fire brigade, police, building industry and even school students for their graduation photography.
A large part of my work is also shot on location, especially stylised portraits for PR promotional material for CEO’s, Directors, General Managers, business owners and the like.
If you need a Sydney Wedding Photographer or a Northern Beaches Wedding Photographer, I am available for weddings, advertising, publishing and private commissions either in studio and on location. Please contact me for shoot bookings and pricing.