Richard Bell Photography in US

Richard Bell Photography

Photographers | Charleston, SC


$$$ - Sensible to Splurge

113 Weddings

Wedding Photography in Charleston is a dream job, and we are constantly reminded of that fact. Richard started his first studio back in the 80’s, and Nathan took it over in ’04.

We love it. You get to create art for people on one of the happiest days of their lives, and we get to do it in one of the prettiest cities in the country. We’ve been doing this a while too, so we’re one of of the most referred studio in Charleston, one the most highly reviewed studios on sites like WeddingWire & The Knot, and one of the very few high end studios in Charleston, SC which has a staff of multiple photographers as well professional full time support staff.

We are story tellers, so let's get to know each other...your wedding day is one of the most important stories to tell!


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Richard Bell Photography is available for wedding photography, engagement shoots, bridal portraits, boudoir sessions, maternity portraits, & more.

We love to travel!

Our base package, depending on your chosen photographer, ranges between $2,600 and $3,000, & includes 8 hours of coverage, an Italian-bound album, second photographer coverage, album predesign and online viewing and ordering gallery.

Packages are easily customizable according to your day's requirement, ranging between $2,000 and $7,000.

We love destination weddings!

To contact us, visit our website or email us. You can also give us a call.


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Reviews (18)

March 26, 2017 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Nathan was absolutely fabulous to work with. He gave us pictures that we will cherish for a lifetime. Nathan also did our engagement pictures and bridal portraits. I can not say about good things about Richard bell photography, they truly are one of a kind and the best in Charleston!"

February 8, 2017 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Richard bell photography was by far the best photographers I could have asked for. They really get to know you and make sure they get the exact pictures you want. All of the pictures turned out beautifully. I didn't have to worry about anything..Mell took care of every pose I wanted!"

November 16, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"So incredibly happy we chose Richard Bell Photography. James Riley was amazing. Imagination and thoughtfulness went into each photo. Working with Nathan on our wedding album was so easy and exactly what we were looking for. We loved how quickly we received our photo package. "

November 14, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Richard Bell photography was the best. They took so many wonderful pictures. They were able to work with us to make our album exactly what we wanted. The photographers were friendly and courteous . They did a great job. Thanks"

November 10, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Wanda Cavazos is phenomenal. She was quick and very low key which made her a joy to work with. Our pictures turned out better than I could have ever expected. They also have a really quick turnaround which is great!"

October 5, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Nathan, and all the staff at Richard Bell Photography, are wonderful. We picked them because they've done many events at the aquarium before, we were worried the venue would be difficult to shoot because of the glass and the lights. The staff was so easy to work with and made our day feel so special. We are thrilled with how they captured our day. "

June 19, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"The best decision we made during our planning was to book Mel Bell with Richard Bell Photography out of Charleston, South Carolina. She was exceptionally talented, professional yet easy to work with, and Mel exceeded our expectations at every single step. Our wedding day was so special and because of Mel's imagination and talent we are able to relive it all by gazing at hundreds of photos that immediately take us right back to the feelings and emotions as though we are experiencing it all again for the first time. "

May 16, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"So glad we decided to use Richard Bell!! We switched photographers about two months before our wedding after our engagement photos with another photographer were terrible. We met with Nathan and we were immediately impressed by their photos. We ended up deciding to use Wanda for our wedding. She was absolutely AMAZING!!!! Her assistant was her daughter Cecilee and she was amazing as well. Both of them work tirelessly all day, in freezing cold rain in February to get truly beautiful pictures. We could not be happier with our experience with them. "

February 8, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Nathan Bell at Richard Bell Photography is an amazing photographer. We were married at Magnolia Plantation and in reviewing Nathan's previous work online it was obvious that Nathan really knows and understands Magnolia. Working with Nathan was great and he is very professional and easy going. We love all the preview shots he has shared from our wedding and we anxiously await the final book. Everyone who attended the wedding and seen the preview shots are amazed with the stunning photographs and just rave about his professionalism. We highly recommend Nathan Bell and Richard Bell Photography to anyone getting married in the Charleston, SC area."

February 4, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"The entire team at Richard Bell Photography is phenomenal! They were easy to work with, responsive, and reliable throughout the entire process. We hired Mell Bell to be our photographer, and we were not disappointed. Not only are our photos truly beautiful, she was fun, easy going, and helped us relax throughout our engagement session and our wedding day. She was attentive at all the right times - she even bustled my dress after the ceremony. Mell really cares about all of her clients as well as their family and friends, and that is evident from the first time you meet her. Her husband, Nathan, was our second shooter - we were so lucky to have both of them! Nathan was equally great to work with, and is just as kind and fun as Mell is. Nathan helped us finalize our album. He was so patient with all of our questions and requests and, with his guidance, we ended up with an amazing album. I cannot recommend RBP highly enough!"

November 30, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"One word.. AMAZING!!!! We had Nathan and Peter the day of our wedding and we couldn't have asked for better experience. They worked well together and of course with us! They knew the venue to the "t" and when that sunset came (very unexpectedly), they were all over it! The price was worth every penny!!!"

November 7, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Nathan is an incredible photographer! He knows how to get the exact photos I was aiming for! He also works quickly to catch those great moments so you have more time to spend with your guests. Nathan has tons of experience at Magnolia Plantation, but it seems he has such a great eye for the best photos to get based on the couple and the time of year and time of day. Our photos are different from all of his other photos he took of other couples. "

August 28, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Richard Bell Photography is honestly the most professional, respectful, and friendly company that I have come across. I had the privilege to take my engagement pictures, bridal portraits, and wedding day pictures with them. The product turned out to be more than I could have ever wished for. The album is beautiful and we even got a calendar to hang for 2015. We loved working with Mell and getting a fantastic product! "

June 12, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Mell captured everything we wanted and more on our big day! She also did our engagement and bridal pictures. I will always love Mell for being there during such a special time in our life. She's become such a good friend. She truly loves photography and that shows through her work. Definitely recommend richard bell photography! "

June 12, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Wanda, Mell, Nathan & Georgia were a pleasure to work with. Wanda & Mell were the photographers for our special day & these ladies went above & beyond! They were so helpful throughout the planning process especially since it was a destination wedding. It is without any hesitation we would recommend having anyone from Richard Bell be a part of your wedding or any other special event!"

June 5, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Our photographers, Wanda and Mell, were incredible. They were so kind. They were very well prepared and organized so that we got the most out of our time with them. They were amazing to work with and provided our pictures and albums very quickly following the wedding. Wonderful ladies!"

June 5, 2014 | This is a verified review

"Nathan Bell was great and has an eye for light and color. We wanted to go with someone who had photographed the aquarium before an Nathan had covered events at the aquarium many times. I get lots of compliments on my photos."

February 6, 2014 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Nathan did an amazing job! He took beautiful photos and the final album was perfect. He got all of the important shots and was so creative in taking pictures after the ceremony and during the night. He is so talented! "

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