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Richard Bell Photography is a professional wedding photography studio in Charleston, South Carolina. Richard Bell, the namesake of the company, opened this studio in the 1980s, and now his son Nathan and a team of dedicated photographers create one-of-a-kind collections that narrate couples' love stories. This team's style is intimate and authentic with a touch of cinematic flair. Nathan, Mell, and James share common values while also bringing their own distinctive photographic approaches to the table.

Services Offered

Richard Bell Photography can create custom wedding packages for couples with varying needs, styles, and budgets. Nathan and the team will meet with you for a personal consultation, which will provide them with an opportunity to better understand your wedding plan and expectations. They will then pair you with a photographer and design a collection of services that fits your needs. In addition to wedding day coverage, you may schedule an engagement, bridal, or boudoir session. Couples can procure their final high-resolution images as albums, canvases, digital files, prints, matted prints, or flush mounts. Moreover, the following services are available through this photography studio:

  • Additional hours of coverage
  • Second photographer
  • Willingness to travel
  • One-event-per-day policy
  • Multiple-location sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$1,800

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Toning
Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,800

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Toning
Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Proofs

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Video
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Raphael
Raphael V. Married on 03/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond amazing

There鈥檚 only one word to describe this company extraordinary they make us relive our beautiful day every time we look at our pictures Nathan was so detail oriented took the time to scout the locations. We wanted to take pictures to find the perfect angles and pictures opportunities. From the bottom of my heart, I can truly say this is one of the best photographers I鈥檝e ever seen. I鈥檝e gone to many weddings and partake in many photography for other events. This company truly will blow your mind away with the amazing pictures. They will catcher of your day even the ones you did not think will matter they make feel special take this time to thank you guys again for an amazing job that you guys did on our wedding. Can鈥檛 wait to have you for our next
Hannah
Hannah G. Married on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Photographer in the Charleston area

Nathan at Richard Bell Photography was nothing short of exceptional. He made our engagement session and entire wedding day seamless, and as easy as can be on us. You never felt like you were holding one pose too long or wasting time taking photos. Not to mention our photos turned out better than we could鈥檝e ever expected. We will definitely be using Nathan again in the future. We love him!
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Valerie W. Married on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Harborside East Wedding

Nathan and Celeste were amazing! Our wedding photos turned out better than I ever would have imagined! They were very professional and also fun to work with. I would choose them again in a heart beat!!
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Awards

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Real Weddings

Samantha & James
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David & Heather
30 photos 路 04/24/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

30 Endorsements
Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club Country Club Weddings

Wonderful Photographer. Thank you Richard for everything. Thank you, Annie

Sweetgrass Selfies Sweetgrass Selfies Photo Booths

Bell's pictures are moving, beautiful, and engaging - exactly what you want for that special day - and Sweetgrass Selfies would love to work with them someday!

Intrigue Design & Events Intrigue Design & Events Wedding Planners

We love working with Richard Bell Photography! Our couples are always more than thrilled with the pictures. You can't go wrong when booking them!

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Richard Bell Photography frequently asked questions

Richard Bell Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • High-Res Images
  • Toning
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
Richard Bell Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • High-Res Images
  • Toning
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Proofs
Richard Bell Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
Richard Bell Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Video
  • Wedding Portraits
Richard Bell Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
Richard Bell Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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