Richel began capturing perfect wedding images early on as a hobbyist while still studying Architecture at the University of Santo Tomas. Upon graduating in1990, his wedding photography was relegated to weekend bookings while he worked in an architectural firm in Makati.
His practice became fulltime in 1994 when he decided to give up his career to pursue his passion and he opened up his first studio (Heritage Home Video Production) a year later. He has covered wedding rites and receptions in almost all Christian and Non-Christian churches in Metro Manila, in different provinces and abroad.
He is currently an officer of the biggest and the most respected Wedding Photographers' organization in the country, the Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the Philippines (WPPP).
His passion for photography has made him one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the country and his expertise has been featured several times in TV programs, wedding magazines and major dailies.