Photos by Rich Burkhart is a wedding photography company based in Savannah, Georgia. "Photojournalistic" is used by a lot of wedding photographers to describe their style of photography. Photojournalist is defined as "a journalist who communicates news by photographs." or "a photojournalist with a knack for capturing the decisive moment". By nature photojournalist tend to care more about the emotional content of the moment than they do about how pretty a picture is. They capture fleeting moments that are sometimes gritty and out of focus, but nonetheless important. Rich's style is often described as Photojournalistic/Artistic. He knows how to capture those special moments, while maintaining control over the lighting and composition.
Rich has dedicated more than half of his life to studying the art of photography. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master's of Fine Arts in Photography. Before becoming a full time wedding photographer, he covered many major events and iconic personalities during a 14 year career as a photojournalist for a local newspaper. Some of the key skills he gained during his photojournalism career are the most valuable as a wedding photographer. The knack to quickly survey a location and pick out the most beautiful spots with the best light. Always attentive and watching for the next moment. The ability to work under pressure, in sometimes extreme lighting conditions, while never forgetting the human connection. Always working to make sure that no matter what, the couple is comfortable, relaxed, and thinking more about one another than about being photographed. Because at the end of the day that's really what photojournalism is all about. It's about sharing in the human experience. After all, photojournalists are historians- preserving moments in time for future generations to experience. Rich has more than 10 years of experience in the wedding photography industry.
Photos by Rich Burkhart offers both photography and videography, with several packages to choose from. While Savannah is home, he and his wife Rebecca love to travel for destination weddings. Photos by RB also offers the following services:
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Adam Uhlig · Married on 12/29/2018
Excellent Wedding Photographer!
My wife and I had an excellent experience with Rich as our photographer for our wedding. He was very organized and efficient through each step of the process (from planning all the way through the execution). He also made it a very comfortable and easy experience. When we arrived at our first look photo shoot he had already planned ahead with different poses, perspectives, and locations throughout the nature trail we had chosen. In addition I noticed he took advantage of various spots throughout the trail with great lighting that helped to create excellent photos. He managed to take some boring and unattractive rooms we were using before our wedding to get ready and made them look beautiful through the use of dramatic lighting. Our families were also impressed with how quick and organized he was with the family shoot after the ceremony. When we got our photos back we were more than pleased. We had a hard time picking a favorite with there being so many photos that we loved! There was a wide variety of perspective, composition, dynamic lighting, and overall interesting photographs of many important details such as the florals and some of the surrounding environment and decorations. We would definitely recommend him as a photographer for your wedding!
Nicole · Married on 10/14/2018
Rich and Alicia were Amazing!
After your big day, you are left with memories and wedding photos. Knowing this, I had extremely high expectations of our wedding photos, but RIch and Alicia beyond exceeded my expectations!!! I have so many gorgeous wedding pictures, still to this day I have not been able to choose a favorite. Rich pays attention to detail and truly listens to what YOU want! They captured all the special moments of my big day!! Even the moments I had no clue I wanted until I saw the photos!!! Important Note.....Ladies, you want his assistant Alicia there, she is soooo Incredible!! From holding the train of my dress and bouquet, too moving my veil and gown into the correct positions to capture perfect photos. She was extremely helpful! Not to mention the beautiful pictures she captured herself!! These two were genuinely nice people,and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera! I am so grateful I found Rich and Alicia to photograph my wedding day!
Ivy Terwilliger Bolden · Married on 10/06/2018
Best October Wedding Photos Ever
AMAZING!!! I can’t even to begin to discribe how what a wonderful experience I had with Photos by Rich. My husband and I used them for our October wedding on Hilton Head Island. We were both so worried about the whole “production” of the photo process and if we would end up happy with the end results. However, we completely under estimated Rich!!! Not only were the photos completely BEAUTIFUL but the process was seamless! Rich was so easy to work with and made sure our photo needs were 100%. I would recommend him a thousand times over and plan to use him again for all my photo needs. I couldn’t have asked for better.... Photos by Rich is the BEST!!!!
Rich Burkhart takes amazing photos and has a fabulous photojournalistic style. He is thorough, unobtrusive and you will not be disappointed!