I’m Mark, I’m a wedding photographer (you already knew that didn’t you?) and I live in Surrey with Julie (my wife), Emilie (our 11 year old daughter), Louise (our 8 year old daughter), Nibbles (Guinea Pig), Fluffball (also a Guinea Pig/sister to Nibbles) & Sucky (our Rusty Pleco… who’s a tropical catfish). I haven’t managed to get a decent photo of him yet, because he’s nocturnal and lives in a tank… but bless his little scales.
I love Withnail & I (watching/quoting), practically everything Christopher Guest has done, Waiting for Guffman & A Mighty Wind are strong. I adored the new Star Trek Picard series (I just mentioned Star Trek on the site that makes me my living, ahhhh). Marvel’s Infinity War and Endgame get a feature and obviously the original Star Wars trilogy will now be thrown in… and Back to the Future. I love theme parks, making pastry (new lockdown skill), mountains & forests, thinking about returning to Iceland (the country, not your Mum’s favourite shop), building huge bon-fires with my girls & eating marshmallows, telling cold callers fake war stories, home made pizza, Dijon mustard, using water from my dehumidifier to water my plants, messing about with my lawnmower and making unbelievable coffee with my lovely little espresso machine.
I hate strong wind blowing my hood up… and just strong wind, walking on Ice (lack of traction), a blunt knife, leaves getting into my drain and blocking it, getting static shocks (I seem to get them a lot), balloons (I have a wee problem with them for some reason, my friends think it’s hilarious), junk emails, getting sucked into things like the Great British Bake Off & Strictly by my family… then getting into it and actually liking it, seeing BREAKING NEWS… and then it’s nothing… and finally… NO INTERNET during a zoom quiz! %$£$%&***%$@£$% to that!
I know you’re not really interested in reading wedding photography cliches like, “passion” blah blah blah, “creativity” blah blah blah… and I’m right with you on that! You want a wedding photographer who’s going to make you look awesome on your wedding day, who’s going to laugh at your terrible jokes and join in with all the banter. I bet the best photos of you, the ones that really catch you, are all taken by someone you’re super comfortable and relaxed with.
Well, that’s kinda what I do! My philosophy is all about just being real, getting you super chilled and shooing away any potential awkward moments… so you can be yourself and no one else.
I’m absolutely right for you if having fun on your wedding day is important to you, if you don’t mind being a bit silly and you’re looking forward to having an amazing day with your friends and family. I’m probably not right for you if the thought of something going wrong is your worst nightmare, you’ve made a selection of photo ideas on Pinterest, the dress is the most important thing and you want lots of formal/posed group photos.
So, if you want some super awesome wedding photos that reflect YOU… get to my contact page, fill in the form and tell me everything. Withnail quotes get extra points, points mean prizes.