Photo c/o Tiffany LS Photography
My name is Mark and I am 55 years old but very young at heart. I am married to my beautiful wife Katie for the last amazing 10 years and have a stepdaughter who is currently studying Law.
Ive had a passion for photography since I was very young and became a professional photographer 20 years ago, starting in real estate then moving onto weddings and portraits 15 years ago.
Every photographer is passionate about photography and I am no exception. It is the only thing I have ever done that really means anything to me, other than marrying my gorgeous wife that is. ( Skating on thin ice here!!) lol
Being a wedding photographer, to me at least is not just about taking photos. Yes, I love nothing more than pushing my skill set to create so awesome images, it's also about seeing people at their happiest. There is enough sadness in this world and to be part of someone's happiest moments is just amazing for me. I am a romantic at heart and even I get emotional at some weddings, thankfully I can hide behind the camera. lol
Being given the honour and privilege to be able to capture those moments is just an awesome feeling and can not get enough.
I am a coffee nut!!!.... Yep, I cannot get enough.
When you first contact me, which I hope many of you do, it is always to meet for a chat over a coffee. I like things to be casual and easy going and coffee is a great way to set the mood.
That though is me on the whole, I like an easy life, I like to just sit back and relax and have a laugh. Consultations are not meant to be clinical and all work. the purpose of a meet is to get to know me as a person. after all, I will be spending a long time with you so it's good to know that we can get on. When you are relaxed, your photos come out much better and that is my goal, for you to be happy.
I am a friendly critter who likes to have a laugh, yeah I can be cheeky at times but I am also very professional too. I go out of my way to help couples throughout the day from helping with a tie or putting on a bracelet. I want to help you guys have a stress free day so I will always be there to lend a hand.
So, what have you got to lose? Give me a shout and have a chat, it's only going to cost you a coffee, oh did I not mention that before??? you have to buy the coffees!!! hehe
What questions do you have?
How many cameras do you use?
I use 2 bodies from Fuji. Each body has a different lens so I am able to capture any moment at very short notice. Both cameras are held on a belt clip for easy use..
How do you protect my images?
Each camera hold 2 memory cards and as one card is capturing the day the second card is also capturing the same images. I am doubling up my images so if a card does go down I still have the other card with all the photos still in place. It is highly unlikely that 2 cards will ever go down at the same time
How far will you travel to cover a wedding?
I will travel anywhere in the UK to cover a wedding from the top of Scotland right down to the tip of Cornwall. I am even happy to travel abroad to some lovely sunny greek island maybe!!During winter, please lol !!
What if you get sick?
I have a network of photographer friends and if I am unable to cover a wedding I will call on someone with similar style and prices to mine and give you a list available to cover your day, so you do not have to do the running around.
I hate having my photo taken!
This is far more comman than you realise. my style of photography I keep any posing to the bare minimum. For the most part I just cover the day is it all happens. Only occasionally I may ask you to do something but you will hardly ever know I am taking photos to worry about it. Enjoy your day not worry about what I am doing.
Are there any hidden charges?
There are no hidden charges at al. the price I quote you at the consultation is the price you pay. If you book well in advance then you may see my prices go up but I will always honour the price you were quoted. It is clearly listed on my pricing page what I charge for each year.
How long before I get my images?
I usually give my clients 2 weeks notice for their images. These are always the low resolution images you will get via a private online gallery. Your main high resolution images will arrive a few more weeks after that with full printing rights and sharing
Will you photograph anyone who asks?
I have heard stories that some photographers refuse to photrograph people during someones wedding? I find this distrubing. I will happy photograph anyone during the day. Obviously there is a time and place and I am apid firstly to capture the couple but if you see me during a quiet time them by all means it would be my honour
Do you offer prints?
No I do not offer prints. I stopped offering prints because most of my clients prefered to print their own. For one they could do it much cheaper than I could so I stopped offering. To be honest I may only get one or two couples a year ask so as a business it was not worth it.