Marlon Richardson Photography

Miami Beach , FL


Miami Beach, FL US 33139 (map)




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Your wedding day will be a whimsical, emotional, and unique experience made of thousands of brief moments. Marlon Richardson Photography takes photo journalistic, cinema-inspired wedding... Read more
Your wedding day will be a whimsical, emotional, and unique experience made of thousands of brief moments. Marlon Richardson Photography takes photo journalistic, cinema-inspired wedding photos. As experienced fine artists, we have a strong sense of composition, timing and poise to compliment our journalistic and documentary approach to wedding photography. We use vintage and modern cameras while shooting film and digitally to create striking images that convey the emotions of the timeless moments of your life.

By capturing alluring details amongst the ordinary, we create a unique and complete view of your wedding experience. Our hope is that these beautifully printed artistic works will bring happiness to you and your family for many years to come, while always rekindling the familiar emotions of your wedding day.

We are a boutique studio that preserves the most important times in a family’s life — engagement, wedding, childhood , special celebrations — in a modernly refined, yet pure style. Read less


What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We shoot in digital and film for every wedding. High-end film although expensive still carries a timeless look and we incorporate that into our wedding experiences.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We have experience lighting in all conditions. We own both studio and mobile lighting equipment and use lighting to portray dramatic effects. In South Florida, harsh lighting is always an issue and our years of regional experience have helped us to become masters of those situations.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We prefer digital overall due to the many advances in technology. But we still shoot film within the scope of a wedding for certain special moments.
How many photographers do you work with?
Depending on the size of the wedding we can work with up to 3 photographers in a wedding.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Marlon Richardson, the lead photographer guarantees he will shoot all weddings directly booked with Marlon Richardson Studio.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never, although we offer partial coverage our preference is to shoo the entire event. This usually takes all day and into the night.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, on our website you can learn about our lead photographers.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2 digital camera bodies 1 film body 2-4 lights/flashes/strobes 2-3 zoom lenses 2-3 primes lenses 4-8 memory cards and a storage transfer device 4 rolls of BW High quality film monopod Batteries and more batteries
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
All of photographers shoot with at least 2 camera bodies and several lenses with focal length redundancy.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
We do offer packages based on coverage time, but our preference is full day as it yields the best results.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We like to shoot the whole day and all of our packages include that service.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
A full day shoot will be at most 3. In most cases it will only be for 5-10 minutes to check equipment and browse the shooting schedule.
Do you charge for travel?
Only if the drive is over 2 hours from our base. We can work the additional costs out with you if travel time exceeds 2 hours.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Before you get back from your honeymoon you'll be able to preview your pictures. (Usually less than 10 business days)
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Initial proofs are online and but later you'll receive a proof book.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
This is yours to keep.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We only want the right to use the photos for promotional purposes. You retain full rights to your photos.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
No, we require your permission as to keep the peace.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes on DVD(s)
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
We use the award winning Italian album design company called GraphiStudios and the US based Cypruss Albums.
When will the client get the final album?
After it's been designed and proofed, it could take up to 6 weeks.


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Marlon went above and beyond our expectations. Not knowing where to start with a photographer, I really needed someone that could not just sell me their services but also help me develop my vision. His pictures are beautiful, you can see that on his website. What you don't see, are the various other dimensions of service he provides. His knowledge of weddings and timing was critical for us in planning our special day. He knew how much time we needed to set aside for what we wanted. His use of various different mediums is not just impressive but it adds different dimensions to our memories that we will be able to have forever. He told us when he thought we would need a break (and we did). He gave fantastic advice. Most importantly, he listened to what we wanted, provided feedback and suggestions, and delivered a great product.
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Marlon came to me through a recommendation from my west coast photographer friend. She did an internet search for a photographer who shoots film in the Miami area and she really appreciated his work/has a great eye. I met Marlon quite casually and discussed what it is we were looking for. He was very laid back and doesnt sell himself (like the other photogs in the area). However- after dealing with so many vendors I found his sense of cool and calm to be exactly that and knew I would be happy with this vibe during my (potentially hectic) wedding day. I relied on my friend's ability to sense his talent through his work on the website.
We did a test/engagement shoot to get accustomed to being photographed and I HIGHLY recommend this. It gives you a chance to see how you photograph as a couple/quirks etc) and get to know the photographer a bit. The photos speak for themselves...he is amazingly talented. He is methodical and thoughtful. It was a freezing Miami day and I was a little impatient with the pace being a NYC transplant but film is not like digital where you can get 1000 pictures and delete to find the 3 good ones. He waits for the moment and captures it. Rather than a 20% keep rate, he took relatively fewer photos but quality over quantity should be the rule, not the exception. That being said- I am VERY pleased with the quantity as well.
Wedding day: he was professional, brought back up cameras and I barely saw him during the actual event (the wedding was a night). He is a stealthy photographer- capturing the moments without being imposing and the photos again are just amazing. (You have to see for yourself.- go to his site)
Marlon is timely, taleted, amenable to any of your ideas, captures beauty in a unexpected way. His eye and talent are undeniable. His passion is evident in his work- however- he needs a PR agent to extol his virtues because he is far too humble.
I feel VERY fortunate to have found this amazing photographer and hope to keep him around to capture all my life's major events. He deserves great success and I hope this is one review that leads many other lucky brides his way. Don't hesitate to use Marlon.

Forgot to mention- he said he would have the photographs turned around at a certain time and CAME THROUGH! Other friends have had big problems with their photogs. Marlon is a true gem! Professionalism at its best.
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My wife and I are very proud and extremely happy to say that Marlon Richardson perfectly captured the priceless moments of our engagement and wedding. We couldn't ask for anything more. When we first started looking for a wedding photographer for our special day- Marlon came highly recommended. We were more than pleased to find out why, first-hand!

Not only was Marlon very friendly and courteous, but it was certainly comforting to know that that our photographer was exceptionally professional, communicative, and most importantly, dependable. I was most impressed at the magic of his work when we experienced the quality of the final images and video that he had taken for us. Capturing our wedding in traditional film was not only unique, but something my wife and I had always wanted.. and Marlon provided it for us. We can now look back at all the precious, sincere, and candid moments of our blessed day, and even until today- my wife and I can't stop looking at the photos and sharing them with our family and friends.

If you're looking for exceptional photography, and the highest quality of service for your once-in-a-lifetime ceremony, I highly recommend contacting Marlon Richardson Photography.
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Marlon did an excellent job on our Engagement Photos. The photography was extremely professional without being uncomfortable. My wife and I were very natural and comfortable with him. We get compliments on the style of our photos all the time. Five Stars!!
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I have worked with Marlon for many years now on many different occasions. He has a great sense of professionalism during the photo session and I am always eager to view the final product. Most photographers take offense to suggestions made by the customer, however Marlon will ALWAYS ask for your feedback and is willing to ensure that the final product is to your liking. He is also very versatile with his style and is always looking to use the latest and greatest technology to ensure a perfect photo session. I highly recommend Marlon for any event you have and looking forward to working with him again in the future.
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Marlon was amazing! My photos are not only gorgeous, but exactly what i wanted!
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