Richard was born in 1967 in Fallon, NV to parents with a strong interest in photography. He received his first camera about the age of seven, an old Kodak Brownie 620 camera, an early point and shoot camera. At the age of eight, he joined the local 4-H photography club that was forming. He joined at that age to provide the club with enough members to start, the normal minimum age for 4-H is nine. Richard was active in 4-H for nine years. Richard was on the high school yearbook staff for two years as a photographer and served one year on the school paper as the only photographer. Richard was an active photographer in the family photography business established in 1981 providing full service photography until 1996 when they closed the business. Since 1996, Richard has been doing photography for occasional dances, portraits and other events. Richard has been pursuing artistic photography endeavors since he started in photography. He and his wife, Kelley, decided to focus on photography as a business and launched A Moment of Time Photography in 2013. Richard and Kelley enjoy spending time camping, working on artistic photography projects, and amateur radio.