Wedding Photography - The Big Day!
Hello there, and thanks for dropping by. I'm Mark and I'm here to capture what is potentially the most celebrated day of your lives as a couple in love. A couple who have decided to cement and celebrate their love and commitment to one another through a series of loving vows in front of all those special to them. What's not to love? Pressure? Organisation? Preparation? Perfect timing? I embrace them all as these are the cobblestones which line the path leading to the most magical, fantastic love filled day you, as a couple are ever likely to experience. Great wedding photography isn't straightforward. Rocking up on the day with a decent bag of kit and the necessary insurances helps, but there is so much more. From having developed the necessary photographic, organisational and communication skills, whilst having the ability to capture and convey the feelings, emotions, love and magic that all conspire to make your wedding day the most wonderful day of all. Having the skills of a ninja trained paparazzo allow me melt in to my surroundings, disappearing in to the revelry of the day thus allowing me to capture the smallest and most important little events that at times go unnoticed. What type of events do I mean? A loving glance in to one another's eyes, or a brief intertwining of newly married fingers as you cup one another's hands. Maybe a gentle, comforting kiss that soothes away the wedding day anxiety.
My aim as your wedding photographer is to make you, your family and all of your friends feel like there's photography pressure, thus allowing me to capture and create beautiful, timeless and cherished memories for you in the form of still images. The perfect day? I certainly hope so.
What can you expect?
As my clients I am fully aware that you are making an investment in me. You are investing in a range of skills from communication and management to professional photography, post processing and editing. My goal is for you, the bride & groom along with all of your guests to have the most fun and love filled enjoyable of days. I will be on hand to capture those once in a lifetime moments, and to create together the images you have both envisioned and dreamed of on your 'Big Day'.
I like to class myself as a 'documentary' wedding photographer. A what photographer? Simple. I work with and around you both. I aim to be nothing more than a subtle presence on your day. A friend working busily in the background. When organisation is required I'm there. But the magic is really happening when I'm unseen, blended in to the background capturing unaware/candid shots of your big day. It is during this time that the most beautiful and natural of images are created.
When my work is done, I'll bid you both farewell, then head back to my studio. That same evening all the memory cards will be uploaded on to two separate hard drives. I call this 'belt & braces'. Thoroughness is imperative.... I have golden memories brewing on these little cards. The following three to four days will be spent reviewing, editing and processing the huge RAW camera files.
All being well my aim is to have a full set of images processed, edited and ready for you to enjoy within 7 days..... Waiting weeks to see your photographs sucks right?! So let's not do that.
The boring, but Important stuff!
On the day I'll be carrying a minimum of two camera bodies. An Olympus OMD combined with two lenses, one portrait and one telephoto. The second camera will be either a full frame Canon 5D MKII combined with a Canon 1.4L 50mm lens or a full frame Sony A7RII combined with a Canon 1.4L 50mm lens. I travel with spares of everything - memory cards, batteries, lenses - EVERYTHING! Cards do fail, batteries can be temperamental, camera's do play up.... It's your big day, we want everything to be perfect don't we!?
I also have public liability cover for all my photography commissions. Like I said, boring.... But important.
What if we live in Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, Europe... We live in the USA.... We live in New Zealand... We live in South America....
Don't worry! I'm available for wedding, event, photography worldwide. I travel regularly throughout the year so if you're looking for an English speaking (with elementary Spanish), flexible and professional wedding and events photographer with a passion for all he does, you have come to the right place. With a great combination of professional photography skills from weddings, landscapes through to retail and commercial commissions, you will be getting much more than just a 'wedding photographer' on your special day. I'm a funny guy too, so if you like to smile and laugh I throw these in for free!
Please enjoy my wedding portfolios along with the landscapes and travel portfolios. Give yourself time to really appreciate the composition, technique, various styles and level of skill and experienced involved to bring these portfolios together.
Wedding package basic costs:
Prices start at £750.00 for 'The Ceremony Package'.
Up to £1,750.00 for the 'Platinum Package'.
Tailor made bespoke packages are available on request,
after all it's your day, so why not have it exactly how you want it?
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