Hi, I'm Rich Smith

My first real study into the art of photography was studying for my A Level in Photography. Here I learnt invaluable knowledge in using a 35mm film SLR, learning traditional techniques, darkroom experience and the art of ‘learning to see’.


It was a few years later thanks to the generosity of my parents I received my first digital SLR – a Nikon D60. With this I began taking images of local sport and landmarks and soon I was asked if I would like to photograph my first wedding. Nervously, I accepted a new passion was born.

I live and work within the famous daffodil dale of Farndale. Surrounded by beauty I'm extremely fortunate to capture my surroundings as I work for local holiday cottages keeping on top of gardening and maintenance.

As parents, me and my wife promote the great outdoors to our two children and I love documenting that journey along the way

Photographing my own pet, Pippa gained national recognition when I won the Go Outdoors Get Britain Outdoors photography competition.  I have also had wedding photos published in the national newspapers.


“We cannot thank Rich enough for being our photographer for our special day, we are so happy with our wedding photos and everyone has said how fantastic they are, so thank you so much for that, you were amazing!! 10/10 would recommend to anyone! 😁📸”

—Tom & Jess

“From start to finish he was professional and knowledgeable, capturing everything perfectly.

We feel privileged to have had him photograph us. And of course his shot of us with Northern lights is the highlight of our whole day!!. Thanks Rich”

—Amy & Claire

“We where lucky enough to book Rich to photograph our wedding! What stunning photos and what a super down to earth guy! Rich is very professional and looked really smart for the event. Totally relaxed and we didnt notice half of the photos been taken so they are very natural and depict the day perfectly. Highly recommended for anyone who wants amazing pictures and a nice relaxed atmosphere!”

—E & J

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