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Event photographer needed?

Are you a wedding photographer looking for an experienced second shooter?

A commercial photographer needing an epic assistant?

Or does your brand require an associate photographer?

Doug will gladly be a part of your team, the face of your business and

provide exceptional images & collections for your client.

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Squire for Hire

Celebration, creation & bespoke photographer based in Christchurch, NZ.

Doug has been photographing stylish celebrations for over a decade and

loves capturing the essence & emotion of a gathering of joyous people...


With a background in fine dining hospitality which was superseded with studying the technicalities of tailoring, Doug aims to please with class while bringing some flare & energy to every occasion.... ;)


/Event Photographer

/Wedding Primary & Second Shooter

/Associate Photographer

/Commercial Photographer & Assistant

I'd love to work with you in creating a fully comprehensible collection of images for your client. With experience in many genres of photography as a primary shooter; I will bring my professionalism, knowledge and pizzazz to your event...

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Clinton Lloyd
Commercial Photographer

"I love having Doug as an assistant on commercial shoots- he has a broad knowledge of photography and often senses gear changes intuitively before I even ask. He is professional and goes out of his way to make my life easier on shoots. He picks up new equipment very easily and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a no-stress, fun and professional photography assistant."

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Zahn Trotter
Smoke Photo & Video - Auckland

{Associate Photographer} 
"I only choose kind and empathic professionals to represent my brand.  Exceptional photography skills are a requirement too, but the most important thing to me is how we make the clients feel.

They need to feel like they're in safe hands, that they're understood, and that we're going to make them look good to their guests and delegates.

Doug represents my brand values perfectly.  A recent email from a client says "Special shout out to Doug – love his work, and it was great to have him as part of the festival family."

His extensive experience is clear too - he takes difficult lighting and fast-paced environments in his stride.

I'm looking forward to working with him for the long haul."

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Photo & Cinema

{Wedding Second Shooter} "Doug has been a second shooter with me on numerous weddings and always goes above and beyond. He can be given direction and then trusted to deliver great imagery even better than my direction was! He is also a great fun, no stress person to have around on the day and easily builds rapport and represents my brand well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone."

Contact Me
Doug Richardson
the Squire for Hire..

Hoon Hay, Christchurch, New Zealand 8025  |  Tel: 027 315 3555

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