Clients of wedding photographer Richard Gatt often tell him that he creates some of the best photographic images available in or around Salt Lake City, Utah. And, you don't have to pay more! Richard's prices are very affordable. While most of Richard's photography memorializes weddings, he also specializes in family, pregnancy, glamour, child, and pet photography and portraiture. While approximately 50 percent of Richard's wedding photography is of temple weddings, he also specializes in traditional wedding photography in Utah.
Richard takes great pride in treating you and your family with the utmost respect on your wedding day. He believes that your wedding day is your unique celebration and that you are its celebrities—and that is the way you will be treated. Richard knows the importance of trust and respect throughout the process, and he specializes in exceeding his clients' expectations always. All too often, Richard has heard of stories of a wedding photographer who embarrassed the bride and groom on their wedding day by acting in a rude manner; their disappointment is almost always obvious in the photography, but obviously there can be no do-over. Richard knows that you want none of that! He gets it right the first time and understands that he is there to capture the joy and memorialize your special day with his photography in your own special way.
A wedding photographer since 1987, Richard also creates bridal, engagement and family photography. Offering one-stop shopping, he also creates beautiful, memorable and affordable wedding photography invitations.
Richard began his career in photography at Kodak shortly after graduation from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a major in photography. Following his experience at Kodak, he opened his own studio in Rochester, a business he operated for over 11 years. After relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1998, Richard established a wedding photography studio.
An experienced and talented photographer/photojournalist, whose skills are fine-tuned to capture the essence of the event, Richard produces only high-quality wedding photography at an affordable price. Even throughout day-long shoots, he is able to keep the entire wedding party entertained and relaxed. His well-honed technique allows him to work through the wedding day formal portraits with uncommon smoothness and efficiency. Richard knows how important it is for you to have wonderful memories of your wedding day, to share your big day with family and friends as much as possible, and to avoid becoming bogged down with logistics.
Richard's commitment to quality and affordability is the hallmark of his professionalism. He posts his price list here on his website, so that you may compare his prices against other photographers who call themselves his competition. See for yourself why what his clients say about Richard as a photographic artist is true and why the Best Photographic Images in or around the Greater Salt Lake City Area and throughout Utah don't have to cost more.
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Dan · Married on 06/05/2010
Please stay away from this CROOK, CHEATER, JERK or you will regret it for the rest of your life!Sent on 10/22/2010
We hired him as our wedding photographer on 6/5/2010. As my husband and I did not live in UT at that time and we were very much relying on the internet to search for our wedding photographer. Don't be fooled with the name and what you see on his website. It is all completely opposite: LIAR, CROOK, CHEATER, UNPROFESSIONAL most important UNEXPERIENCED with what he claims "23 years of experience".
Almost 3 months after the wedding, we had to keep calling him to send us the DVD of the edited pictures and 158 photo prints as included in the package that we already paid in full. He kept lying to us saying that he would send them out and he never did until we had to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. After that, he sent us only 14 big edited pictures (sizes 11x14 and 8x10) and the remaining 144-4x6 pictures were unedited. The entire group of them was dark and not edited. Moreover, instead of putting “144 Wedding Day 4x6 Prints in a handsome Wedding Day Book” as stated on his website, he put them all in one envelope and sent to us. It is very unprofessional and shows a poor quality image. All the pictures that he took for us were worse than an amateur photographer!!! We kept complaining to the BBB that he did not send to us the entire 144 edited picture. He lied to the BBB by saying that he did edit the pictures. He doesn’t seem to care, since he had our money as payment in full.
For our entire wedding, he took only 261 pictures including the church ceremony, outdoor and reception which we were very disappointed with. Most of them were dark. He was unfocused when taking pictures; most of the time he forgot to turn on the flash. He took so long to rearrange the group pictures and he missed capturing lots of memorable moments. At our wedding reception, he took only two pictures of us dancing; (one at our back and one in front with my husband’s arm chopped off) whereas he took more pictures of the guests dancing. He did not take the basic pictures like our head table, our wedding car and the guest book table. When asked why, he said they were not mentioned in the checklist. An experienced photographer should have known to take very basic pictures during the wedding! He does not know how to aim for good pictures. When taking only 2 people in the photo (my father and myself the bride), he also chopped off my arm. When asked why, he said he wanted to focus on my dad. What a terrible and unskilled photographer!
When we met with him before our wedding he was arrogant. When we asked if he would take certain pictures he said that “he had his own style.” He was unprofessional and did not seem to want to satisfy us as the customer. My husband told me later that we would not have chosen this guy to do our wedding if we had time to look for another photographer. However, it was too late, and we were stuck with this guy. Please stay away from this photographer if you want to avoid a lot of headache and disappointment!