Marc Bates

People ask me why I love what I do; because I get to be with you on the best day of your life when you are surrounded by the people you love most in the world. 

A wedding day is a beautiful, natural thing. It is fast paced and filled with emotion. You are experiencing everything in real time all at once. It can be overwhelming and you need a photographer with you who cares about your day as much as you do.
You need someone with an eye for detail who will look for the big moments as well as those that are more nuanced. Choose someone who is passionate about his work. 

Photography is such a huge part of my life and to become a full-time wedding photographer was always a secret dream that I kept to myself. Now that this dream is very much a reality, I get to share that passion with my clients.

My greatest gift is that I see the world differently and this is reflected in the unique and creative way that I capture the most important day of your lives.
A favourite client of mine once told me that my study of people is a remarkable thing, and my photos truly capture the essence of a moment, or a person. This means that your wedding images become treasured possessions.

No one wants to feel like a stranger is taking their wedding photos. Therefore, I make it a point to get to know my clients and build a relationship with them.

It is never lost on me what a privilege it is to be chosen as your wedding photographer, just to be there with you both, to share that time and witness that occasion, it's such a gift. I promise to honour that gift by going above and beyond so that you and your family can look back and relive those moments.

Let me show you show you how beautiful and magical it was. Reach out today, I cannot wait meet you.

M x

My journey and yours probably began in a similar way. We fell in love and went from there…

We just wanted to say the biggest thank you.
The memories you have captured have literally had me in tears (happy ones!).
So many special photos that we will cherish forever. 
The photos are beyond anything we could have hoped for, thank you for everything you did on the day. You went way above and beyond the role of photographer.

Kirsty & Joe

"We chose Marc because of his beautiful photos, but also because of his sensitivity to our three year old son who is partially deaf and autistic.
Marc managed to take beautiful, moving, “real” photos of our family, without forcing our son to pose or perform."

Natasha & Ryan

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