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ABOUT ME

Richard Grainger and Yen Grainger

I was born in 1987 in Brisbane and have lived here all my life. I married my high school sweetheart in 2009 and we became parents to a baby girl in 2012. My wife was born in the same hospital as me and we both have all the same signatures on our birth certificates. Our school ID numbers were the same but flipped backwards. Kind of cool hey?

I grew up in a house with a Regimental Sergeant Major, Warrant Officer Class 1 of the Vietnam War and a mother who donated all her time helping the less fortunate. I was taught to give and help others, while at the same time, my father would make sure my room was in perfect order.

Perfection was what I learnt from my father. And love is what I learnt from my mother.

The way I work

I tell stories, not with words, but with actions. Not with pictures, but with memories. Ones that are printed and kept forever. This is what is important to me, capturing what is real. I don't want fake and cheesy cake cuts and first dances. I want to record the real love of the day. I want you to remember the real lighting, the real emotions, the real moments and not the way you were setup for your fake first kiss.

I won't be checking my watch every 15 minutes at reception waiting for my cue to leave. I won't be telling you how to hold your partner's hand. I won't be doing anything cheesy and posed, but I will be there for when it really happens.

This is what I want for you. To remember. The reality. The love.

Some accomplishments

I photographed my first wedding on September 1st, 2012. Since then, I've been published and featured in The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Polka Dot Bride, Simply Peachy and few other little funky places.

After my second month of photographing weddings, I was contacted by SIGMA Photo Australia. I am now the Australian SIGMA Pro Wedding Photographer.

During my spare time, I've been asked if I would like to offer knowledge to other photographers and contribute tips and advice to DigitalRev by writing articles for their community of over 700,000 subscribers.

My name is Richard Grainger. I'm a wedding photographer

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Josh & Erin - Hi Richie Thank you so so so much, there will be quite a few of these going on the walls at home over the next few weeks. The afternoon was heaps of fun and we are both absolutely delighted with the results. Very very impressive work! Thanks Josh & Erin
21/05/2012 @ 12:14pm
Allouise - Thank you so much Richie, for capturing such unique photos for us. We would highly recommend you to other couples. We found you really easy to work with and full of creative, abstract and unique ideas. We are looking forward to using your photography mind again very soon! :)
22/05/2012 @ 04:38pm
Connar Tregea - Hey Richie, I just wanted to send you an email to say a massive thank you from Dion and I. We are so appreciative of what you're doing for us. Your photos are amazing, and after a bit of goofing around, and nerves it was great fun! Dion and I are both very relieved that got to have a trial run hahaha (only because of ourselves- not you) But thanks so much- cant wait to see the incredible job you'll do on our wedding photos!
28/05/2012 @ 06:20pm
Amy - Hi, we are getting married on 22/9/2012. (10-4pm) Could you give me a quote and more details for your wedding package? thank you! Kind Regards, Amy
01/07/2012 @ 07:05pm
Inez - Thanks again for the lovely pictures! They are truly amazing! They are exactly what we wanted!!! I will def recommend you to everyone!
06/08/2012 @ 04:59pm
Annabelle Watts - Wow beautiful photos. Thank you so much !!! We love them
21/08/2012 @ 05:51am
Tara Brook - Breathtaking photography from photo one till the end - Richie captured my vision of my dream wedding and times it by 100. When I opened the photos I had tears in my eyes. I could not believe what he had done. This is truly beautiful art. I keep looking at them and reliving it all again. What I like so much about them is that you photographed all the things I saw and that I loved and put it together like a masterpiece. No one else could of put it better than you. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Jason and Tara.
04/09/2012 @ 02:07pm
Penny Mckay - So absolutely perfect, elegant, excellent, amazing, stunning and beautiful photos Richie! We are glad we chose you as our wedding photographer. Thanks so very much. You are really a true artist. You bring happiness to many as well as tears of joy with many memories that people will share and never ever forget. We loved the Trash the Dress session, its only once in a lifetime and we chose you to be a big part of our wedding. We felt honoured to have you as our photographer! Thank you Richie.
27/09/2012 @ 09:21am
Connar and Dion - Richie, our wedding photos are incredible. Each moment you captured brought a smile to our faces. It felt like we were reliving each of them! Your work is amazing. Love what you have done with these photos. I can’t wait to see the rest of them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, these photos are more than what we could have hoped for. And it was even better that you, our friend captured this special day for us. Not only did you capture our special moments but you have helped to create them!
10/10/2012 @ 10:31am
Deanne - The photos made me want to cry... just beautiful.. I have only recently become engaged, and think iv just found my future wedding photographer.. Very impressed..
15/10/2012 @ 09:23pm
Courtney Longley - We had THE best time at the photoshoot!!!! It was so easy to work with Richie - he made us so comfortable (after the first five minutes of laughing at ourselves posing). Would highly recommend him for couple shoots or weddings!! He sure knows how to direct and get those great shots - he doesn't settle for 'that looks ok' - he goes for 'Wow that's amazing!'. Thanks again Richie!!!!!
29/10/2012 @ 09:58am
Jen Klease - Amazing photos. I would hire this guy in an instant. Awesome
29/10/2012 @ 04:58pm
Jesse - We just picked up our photos and would like to say a massive Thank you to Richie Grainger for an amazing job! We absolutely love our wedding pictures and the story you have told from our day. There are so many 'wow' photos that I can't pick a favourite yet but am looking forward to seeing them on our wall! I'd be so happy to recommend you to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Congratulations on the early days of a very successful career. I look forward to seeing more if your work!
08/12/2012 @ 08:32pm
Chantelle Murphy - Thank you so much for these amazing photos Ritchie. These are amazing! Nathan and I are in absolute awe of them, and we can't wait to see other fantastic memories you have captured. Looking at the photos is like reliving these memories again. It was made all the more better that we had a friend like you there to share our special day and capture our precious moments with family and friends. These are amazing photos that we will cherish for many years to come. Words cannot describe how much these photos mean to us, and we cannot thank you enough.
19/02/2013 @ 10:38am
Carly Harvey - Lukey and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for what you have given us!! You are absolutely amazing at what you do, you have the ability to see beauty in everything you photograph and that really shows in your images as they are stunning!!! I can see you have a huge career ahead of you from all the people I refer ha ha I can't wait to have you as our wedding photographer Richie, once again Thank you so much!!!! You are BRILLIANT!!
04/03/2013 @ 08:48pm
Diane - Good day, I am interested in chatting about your work. Have you done a photoshoot at the botanical gardens?. If so could I see them?? And an approx quote. The date at this stage is 26 April 2014. Regards Diane
11/03/2013 @ 06:20pm
Bianca Smith - There are no words Richie Grainger that can describe how grateful Anthony and I are for the awesome work you have done for us! You were not just our photographer but, you became one of our mates. The time you spent with us is something that we will treasure forever along with these amazing photographs. You have managed to capture every single moment from our pre wedding tears to our drunken dance offs :) we will be able to look back at these in years to come and relive these special moments and emotions throughout these photos. We highly recommend Richie to be there to capture your special day like he has ours. Thank you agin Richie! The Smiths x
18/03/2013 @ 09:10am
Roger Blackwell - Hi Rich, If you send me an email address I'll send over low res shots of you guys fishing last night. R
09/04/2013 @ 09:00am
Tracy - Hi there, Can I please have the price detail for about 6 hours wedding shot? and 2 hours pre-wedding photos. Thanks.
20/05/2013 @ 07:29pm
Mark and Ash Jonsson - Mark and I just re-experienced one of the best days of our lifes going back through our photos from Richard Grainger, Thank you so much Richard your talent speaks for itself and I have no hesitation reccomending you to every person I know (and maybe some i dont) just to brag :)
17/06/2013 @ 08:50am
Christy Wong - It's my pleasure of working with you Rich, I love your passion in photography and you truly devote yourself into every picture you have taken. I feel your heart there. I give my greatest blessing to you & your pretty wife as well as your adorable angel!
26/06/2013 @ 12:23pm
Ara and Shaun Saggers - Richie, We are so glad that you were part of our wedding day. Your relaxed and easy going attitude were just what we were looking for and your discrete, sneaky, ninja photography skills meant that you got so many great photos without us even noticing!! You captured our day beautifully and the photos are stunning. We appreciated the personalised service that you provided and that you captured the day in a way that suited us so well. Everyone that has seen our pictures has been so impressed and we can't wait to share them with our family and friends. Thanks again, Ara and Shaun :D
09/08/2013 @ 01:02am
Jenna Wiltshire - i was wondering i could please get your packages price list for 2014 if you have one otherwise 2013 will be fine. Thanks in advance
23/10/2013 @ 06:39pm
Elizabeth - Hi Richie.Can I please have the price detail for about 2 hours registory shot in Brisbane and about 5 hours in Gold Coast on 3 Dec 2013.Thanks.
02/11/2013 @ 07:24pm
Jenny - Hi Adam Kriedmann recommended you to us, as he is unavailable on the wedding date. My daughter's wedding is on 25/1/14 and I was wondering whether you could forward details of your packages.
06/11/2013 @ 10:24am
Zach and Tara - Zach and I met Richie a while ago and immediately knew we wanted him to photograph our wedding. He is not only so very talented at what he does but such a friendly person. Its like have a brilliantly talented friend photograph your wedding. What more could you ask for. The morning of our wedding Richie rocked up in a lovely bow tie and so excited for our day….most photographers are there to do their job but Richie was there to both do his job and to make us feel so special! It really was heart-warming. I could not recommend Richie highly enough, he is so hard working capturing every single moment you could ever hope to imagine on your wedding day. Not only does he capture each moment but he does so with precision and absolute perfection. It was an honour and a pleasure to have Richie capture our wedding…most amazing photos and a face that is friendly and truly excited for you on your wedding day…nothing was too much trouble for him. AMAZING photos and person. Thank you Richie, you captured perfectly moments we will look back on forever.
25/11/2013 @ 09:07pm
Carly Bess - Before our wedding I kept looking at other peoples photos you have taken and hoped mine would be just as amazing! You have exceeded every expectation I ever had and I'm in awe of every single one of my photos! Thank you so much Richie x
23/12/2013 @ 08:16am
Kim McQuillan - Richie, the photos have turned out amazing. You've captured so many beautiful, precious and funny moments of of our wedding. I'm so thankful that you could come down to Hobart to be a part of our special day, thanks to your thoughtful and talented work we can remember all the big and little events that made our wedding so special to us. I know we've said it many times before, but thanks again. Kim and John
21/01/2014 @ 07:38pm
Felicia Ang - Dear Richie, Words cannot thank you enough. You've always treated us like a close friend, never like a client. You welcomed us into your beautiful home, with open arms. You agreed to climb the steep Byron Bay with us, never rejecting our request. And most importantly, you've let your photographs speak loudly for us, telling the world how we love and appreciate each other, without any words. So thank you again, Richie, for capturing our story as we marched on towards the journey of being husband and wife.
07/02/2014 @ 10:16pm
Kara Flach - Richie! I love them! I ran out of song and cried with so many of them. You captured our day so beautifully! I am so glad you got so many natural photos, they reminded me of how I was feeling and what I was thinking! Your photos really do tell a story. Thank you so much for these, being a part of our day and for giving us such precious memories to share for year to come. I really could not recommend you higher to anyone. More than I could have hoped for! Thank you so much again!
07/04/2014 @ 08:33pm

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