Meet Helen

Hello, I’m Helen, a Cotswolds Wedding Photographer, and I originally come from Northamptonshire where I grew up on a smallholding. I had a busy outdoor upbringing and so I’m a country girl at heart. I now live in Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds, with my husband and two boys.

Having ridden since I was a teenager, I have always loved horses. I am a qualified British Horse Society Assistant Instructor.  And now the second arm of my business, is Horse Photography. I’m also super lucky that in my spare time, I ride a gorgeous horse called Bentley, who I share with a lovely friend. 

Cotswold Wedding Photographer, Helen Richmond, stood with hand on neck of dark bay horse named Bentley
Cotswold Wedding Photographer, Helen Richmond, Corinium Museum, Stood next to large beige hare covered with Helen's photographs

My first career was as a primary school teacher and Key Stage One Manager and I have taught overseas and in the UK for 13 years.

I have always had an eye for a photograph and enjoyed taking natural images of country life at home and whilst travelling. After having my babies, I decided to ‘bite the bullet’ and turn a much loved hobby into a business. Over the years, I have found that my extensive equestrian and teaching background has been invaluable.

My love of the countryside and the natural world has enabled me to have a vast collection of country life images. This helped me raise money for a local special school by decorating a 6 foot hare with my wildlife photos printed onto tissue paper. And yes, it took forever!

My love for wedding photography came about unexpectedly whilst working as a second shooter for a fabulous wedding photographer. Whilst photographing the grooms preparations I realised that I wanted to be with the bride. And the only way to do that was to book my own weddings!

 

My Approach

There’s a well known quote; “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. This says it all for me and I’m truly lucky be a Cotswold Wedding Photographer. And because of this, I am a committed and passionate professional. I’m good at what I do because I love it. And I love it, because I believe in it.

Every wedding is different and so my photographs for each wedding are completely unique. I will seamlessly blend into your day in order to capture authentic and honest moments. Capturing a look or a touch between a bride and groom always makes me smile when I’m editing. My photography style is natural and unobtrusive, sensitive and empathic.

Couples say I put them at ease and that this, in turn, helps them to relax. Which means you can really enjoy your day whilst I’m busy compiling a gorgeous collection of truthful and genuine images for your album. And if you choose my Folio album package, I will design your album, free of charge!

Behind the Scenes