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Reviewed On 9/28/2022 by Courtney J
Richard was so easy to work with and his work speak for itself. We were able to book Richard for our engagement and wedding photos and he did not disappoint. My husband and I are both very awkward in front of a camera and Richard made us feel s...
o comfortable not to mention our photos came out amazing. Richard is very quick and edits the photos with ease leaving a naturalness that we love. Would recommend Richard 10 out of 10.
Reviewed On 8/24/2022 by Leandra B
I cannot thank Richard enough for our wedding photos. My husband and I got married at Silverado Resort on 7/1/22 and had the pleasure of working with Richard for our big day and for our engagement photos. We got to know his shooting style durin...
g our engagement session and it made our wedding day an absolute breeze. He took so many candid shots and incredible detail shots of every piece of our day. We didn’t have a videographer but through Richard‘s photos, we can remember every moment. Richard was fantastic with communication every step of the way and had amazing advice and recommendations with his experience. Day of he was the perfect balance of organized, respectful and stern (especially during those stressful family photos). He seriously made everything a breeze. If you are on the fence about which wedding photographer to choose, Richard is your guy. Seriously have one conversation with him and you’ll understand why. Thank you again, Richard!!
Reviewed On 6/01/2022 by Bressanelli D
We hired Richard for our wedding this last April 2022 on recommendations from others in Napa Valley. Richard also did our engagement photos in the Fall of 2021. All we can say is that he is not just an amazing photographer but a wonderful per...
son as well. From the start of our engagement photos where he picked a vineyard location in full Fall colors for the shoot, Richard made us comfortable and relaxed. His style is easygoing, but his work is serious. He is great at capturing the correct light and moments, but he does this when you least expect it, so your photos never feel posed or staged in any way. For our wedding at Charles Krug Richard was fantastic. He is excellent about timing and making sure that you get the photos you want but also keeping track of not getting sidetracked by others during these important moments. The photos of the wedding were amazing. Not just the ones of us but more importantly we could not believe that array of photos of the event and our guests, and the location – everything was captured. Given the amount of time he spent with us we have no idea how he caught so many great photos of the ceremony space and the reception space as well as the cocktail and the dancing. The photos allowed us to actually see the entire event, and the entire day, and our quests reactions, all things that we missed that day. He captured not only our great moment but all the moments of the entire day. We could not recommend Richard any more highly, he made our day and our memories so vivid! He is the best!
Reviewed On 1/04/2022 by Rachel C
Working with Richard was an absolute pleasure. I often feel like my smile looks forced in pictures, so for my wedding photos, I was hoping for shots of me and my husband that truly captured the joy of the day, and Richard did not disappoint. We...
originally planned for a large wedding in the wine country, but changed the venue to our backyard due to Covid, with most guests joining via Zoom. Richard worked with us throughout, accommodating the change of venue without missing a beat and swapping vineyard photos for beautiful portraits at a nearby park. Prior to the wedding, Richard went over the schedule of the day so we knew what to expect and kept everything running smoothly and on schedule. He even expedited getting the finished wedding photos back to me so I could include photos from the wedding in a gift for my mom, whose birthday was soon after the wedding. We also did an engagement shoot with Richard in the wine country. It was the most fun I've ever had getting my picture taken and yielded amazing photos of me and my husband together. Richard did a call with me prior to the engagement shoot as well to give me pointers about how to approach the shoot and helped me pick outfits. I'm so grateful we found Richard and would wholeheartedly recommend him.
Reviewed On 11/04/2019 by Ashley N
Richard is AMAZING!! I absolutely love all of my photos from my wedding. My husband and I flew to Napa for an elopement so I was a bit nervous since i'm from out of state. Richard was easy to communicate with the whole time and made me feel so...
comfortable. The day of of the wedding he was helpful and made sure all of our last min details were finished. He even finished editing our photos early for us so we would have them ready in time for our reception back home which was super nice.
I would recommend Richard 100%!! He is great at what he does and you will not be disappointed int he quality of your pictures.
Reviewed On 10/21/2015 by Stacy B
Richard was great, very professional.
Reviewed On 9/16/2014 by Jackie E
Richard was such a fantastic photographer! He captured both our engagement shots and our wedding day! He was so organized, on time, and best of all, such a brilliant photographer. He has a way of getting the best poses and smiles out of the bri...
de and groom! I highly recommend his skills and expertise!
Reviewed On 11/24/2013 by Megan P
Richard Wood is an amazing photographer and he is also a wonderful person to have with you on your big day! We were married 11/09/13 at St. Francis Solano with our reception at Ramekins Culinary School.
We found Richard because he was on bo...
th our venue's and coordinator's recommended vendor list. We checked out his website and we called and met with him and decided to book him. His style of photography was just what we wanted and he is very passionate about capturing all the special details and special moments.Talking to him on the phone and in person, we could tell he really cares about you having a wonderful day and will help to make that happen.
Day of, my bridal party and I were so happy to have Richard there. We had a few issues in placing my veil, buttoning the 20 or so bead buttons on my dress as well as bustling the dress but Richard guided my sister and sister-in-law and he knows all the tricks! He also knows the whole time line of the day and is great in helping move things forward and is such a calm presence. All my family commented on how we were so lucky to have him with us because he was like a second wedding coordinator!
My bridesmaids and I went with him to the ceremony and he also took my husband and I after the ceremony to take our bride and groom photos. He had so many great shots in mind and I am dying to see all the photos! He really has a great vision!
It was also great that he did our bride and groom photos fairly quickly so we were able to join our cocktail hour. My husband and I really appreciated this because we were able to talk to all our guests before dinner. He was also very patient in taking any combination of family photos that both sides of the family wanted.
During the ceremony and reception, he just blends in and captures everything. He is very professional and so wonderful to work with. My husband and I were very pleased to have a great person with us and really enjoyed working with him. If you are getting married anywhere in Wine Country, please consider Richard!
Reviewed On 7/24/2013 by Alissa E
Richard Wood is an absolute must for your wedding pictures! I can guarantee that you will be extremely pleased with the quality, variety and beautiful pictures he takes. Richard is a great presence to have with you through your entire wedding d...
ay. He is calm, very kind, reassuring and extremely professional. His creativity and talent comes through in the photos he takes and he is very helpful with anything you need...even if that means helping with a wedding dress mishap moments before your first look is scheduled. :) His wedding package options are fantastic. Unlike many photographers we looked into, Richard includes an engagement photo session and a wedding book. In addition, the photos are yours to keep once he sends them to you. Richard Wood is not printed across the pictures, forcing you to buy them through him...although even if it was, I would still highly recommend Richard Wood Photographic as the quality and pleasure of working with him would still be well worth it! He makes you laugh and captures precious moments ~ making them memories you can keep forever.
Reviewed On 9/26/2012 by Deb F
Richard is fantastic. Very organized and efficient. Prior to the wedding we discussed a comprehensive timeline to ensure he would capture all of the people and moments we felt were important. He was also wonderful at giving suggestions, espec...
ially for timing and things that we might want to add or skip. He is very experienced at photographing locations in the Napa area and it was very helpful to have his insight. At the wedding he was there and "not there." My guests are still talking about how professional, courteous and unobtrusive he was. Oh, and the photographs--amazing!!
Reviewed On 12/01/2010 by Sarah Z
Richard is nothing but 5 stars! He is the photographer every bride dreams of. He supports you, not only making you look amazing in photos, but supports you emotionally as well. He gets very vested in his brides and does anything possible to ...
make them happy. Best of all...I don't remember seeing him at all during the wedding. He was out of site and out of mind. Not blocking guests views, or being irritating with flashes. I would highly recommend Richard to any of my friends!
Reviewed On 11/03/2010 by Amanda J
Richard Wood was on the top of every recommendation list we received for our Napa wedding. He managed to exceed our expectations. He was so much fun and the pictures are amazing.
Reviewed On 9/21/2010 by Christi and Jamin L
Richard was great to work with. He has a really easy way about him that helps put you at ease. He took really wonderful shots and had our pictures uploaded to the webste and sent to us within a few weeks. We are so happy that we had him there t...
Reviewed On 9/14/2010 by Arielle A
Richard Wood was my photographer for my wedding. He was truly fabulous. I love my photos. He is truly gifted at finding amazing shots particularly with the detail shots and bride-groom candid shots.
The only thing I would critique is the fa...
ct that he didn't take the time to stop and make sure everyone in the picture is smiling or not squinting or standing neatly next to one another, etc. It was as if he was in too much of a rush sometimes when we were doing the family posed shots. Several of my wedding party/family shots, my eyes are squinting or my hair is in my face or everyone wasn't lined up next to eachother neatly.
But overall, my wedding photos are beautiful and I'm happy. He did an amazing job with the shots of my groom and I in the vineyard. :)
Reviewed On 6/28/2010 by Christine P
I like Richard. I met him before the wedding, with my husband-to-be. We discussed exactly what our day would be like and how we wanted to "stage" our photo session, even to the point of discussing specific photos we wanted. We like Richard's po...
rtfolio and heard good things about him from other vendors and the owner of the vineyard where we were getting married. Long story short: We are disappointed with our photos. They look nothing at all like the beautiful, artistic shots in Richard's portfolio. Very mediocre. Nothing "different" or unusual about them, and we paid a premium for his time. We had asked for one specific group photo, and Richard never took it. Being a destination wedding with fewer than 30 people, the one photo we wanted was a group shot after the ceremony. I asked Richard twice while he was leading me away from the group when he was going to take the photo; he kept leading me away, telling me he was going to take it "this way." Well, later he admitted that he didn't want to take the photo because it would've been too time consuming to try to arrange 30 people in a shot. To this day, I sorely regret that we don't have that photo. That, and the fact that Richard didn't take any photos of us with the vineyard landscape in the background -- the property was the MAIN reason we were there. Richard's response? "I took shots of the property before the wedding." Who wants photos of a pond when there's no one in the photo? Ridiculous, really. In the long run, we have only printed 3 of his photos. So very disappointed! I really didn't think that it was necessary to direct him -- he was so highly recommended! I am not a particularly fussy gal, either -- hence the trust I put in Richard that he would take these fab photos of us as his portfolio promised. Now I realize that as a bride, you have to stay on top of it. Of course he only puts his best work on his portfolio! But all of our photos are so typically standard -- posed shots with our families, the "typical" photos even your sister could take. I'm not bitter, just bummed. Totally bummed. If you go with Richard, make sure you insist on getting the photos you want, even if you have something artistic in mind -- Richard seems like the type of photographer who may try it out -- but if he tries to lead you away, just keep pushing. After all, you are paying for a service and this is YOUR day. :)
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Destany F
He was very easy to work with, spectacular photos!!! Above and beyond the 'norm' he had a unique and wonderful style!