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Let Rick Dean Tell Your Wedding Story In Charleston, SC And Beyond…

Offering a blended, comfortable style creating timeless wedding day images

What are you looking for in a wedding photographer? It’s our experience that most clients want a photographer who will help them make it through the day by making them laugh, while taking great photos. They want photos with colors that pop, that convey an appreciation of the locale, and that give a sense of how the day has progressed.

At Rick Dean Photography, we achieve this through a style that we call “observational and directive.” We know that some great moments in your wedding just occur, and we capture them, but some others need a slight bit of staging to capture the magic. We pride ourselves in being client-centered, so we take the time to give you what you want, do our work with a smile, and deliver top-quality work that will keep your memories fresh for a lifetime.

…timeless, not trend…

Choosing Your Wedding Photographer
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Your wedding photographer is the ultimate multitasker and manager, who must simultaneously accomplish many things. Capturing the images that you want requires being mindful of the weather, the light, the location, and the guests; a good wedding photographer is sensitive to how any of these things can alter the plan and is adaptable to the slightest change. Part of why you should hire an experienced photographer whose work you admire is because you have confidence that he or she can produce breathtaking images even if plans change, or equipment fails. On your wedding day, you have many concerns, but your wedding photographs should not be one of them. You should hire someone who shares your aesthetic and who will capture your wedding the way you envision it.

Put Your Confidence In Rick Dean To Do The Job


For the best in Charleston wedding photography, consider Rick Dean, a local professional who will capture the essence of your big day. The photographs you receive are the results of careful planning and thoughtful shooting, editing, and production. The results we deliver are the type of magical images that help you remember why you chose the photographer you did.

Most couples want the classic shots of the bride, groom, wedding party, family members, and guests, set against the background of the beautiful locale they have chosen. When we do your wedding, we do the popular shots with flair, while capturing the special touches that make your wedding special – the highlights of your ceremony, your officiant in action, the speeches at your reception, the first dance between the couple, the bride and her father, and the groom with his mother – we get it all in a distinctive way.

Stunning Photographs In
A Breathtaking Location

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Your wedding photos, and the memories they evoke last a lifetime, so the wedding photographer that you choose should be worthy of the task.

Stunning Photographs In Whatever Location You Choose


When you choose Charleston as the location for your big day, you are selecting one of the top wedding destinations in the country. The photographer that you choose to create a record of your day should be able to make the most of the locale. At Rick Dean Photography, we are intimately familiar with the area, so we know the best place to take amazing wedding shots. We know the best scenic and historic sites to form the perfect backdrop for you, as well as the places to catch the sunset for romantic pictures. Our staff of experienced photographers have the skills to put the best of Charleston at your disposal.

Our photo staff includes experts in the photographic style that suits you, whether you want a more photojournalistic approach or a more directive, or traditional one. We will match your preferences with a professional who can properly capture the style you want. Every one of our staff members exhibits professionalism and a high skill level, plus the patience to work with you for the best outcome.

Planning A Destination Wedding?
Take Rick Dean With You

When your dream is a destination wedding beyond Charleston, Rick Dean offers wedding photographers who will travel with you to create photos that will make the best of your chosen destination. While we are local to Charleston and attuned to the many beautiful places for taking wedding pictures here, our art makes us adaptable. We know how to capture the essence of any location where we find ourselves.

To ensure that we capture your style, we like to arrange engagement photo shoots with couples who are planning a destination wedding. This ensures that we get an understanding of what you want in wedding pictures so that we can fine tune your style.

Over the years, we have found that one of the biggest ingredients in great wedding pictures is the relationship that we have with our clients. We focus on communication and honesty, and always keep things light. Our photographs reflect our ability to keep our subjects relaxed, along with our expertise in getting the most out of the landscape.

Your Vision, Our Talents, One Amazing Wedding Album – Contact Rick Dean Today


Looking for a professional wedding photographer who is not only capable but inspired? Just take a look at our extensive online gallery to both get ideas for your own photos and see our work. Choosing your photographer is important as you will have an album of memories for a lifetime, but we want to make your experience stress-free. Just give us a call today at (843) 822-0371 to discuss your vision for your big day.