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There is one more important section to show you. Before I do I am so grateful you have taken the time to look through my website. 
It is an honour to be of service to my clients on the most important day of their lives. 
You have gotten to know me a little better and you have seen the images I have created for my clients, but I wanted you to read the words of Brides and Groom who chose me to record the most important day of their lives.
On this page you will see some of the testimonials I have received as well as what you can expect as one of my clients. 

"Marc had been everywhere at all times, capturing moments and creating amazing images!"

Kate & Steve

“It was really important to us that our photographer was unobtrusive on the day. It wasn’t until we received the pictures back that we realised that Marc had been everywhere at all times, capturing moments and creating amazing images.  We hadn’t been aware of his presence. This really helped to capture the magic of the day without it looking forced or stiff. Added to that, the whole process was seamless from start to finish.”

Emma & Graham 

"On the day he was an absolute dream!"

Meeting Marc at a wedding show I knew, from the quality of his work on display, infectious energy & passion for his work that I wanted him to capture our day. From the pre-meeting & pre-shoot he made us feel totally at ease, listened to what we wanted and came with great ideas to consider. On the day he was an absolute dream, fitting in with our family & friends brilliantly, capturing so many special moments, we're spoilt with the hundreds of amazing images he captured, he didn't miss a thing. Superstar!

Natasha Williams

"We chose Marc because of his beautiful creative photos."

We chose Marc because of his beautiful creative photos, and 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 and friends without forcing our son to pose or perform. Every guest at our wedding mentioned how fabulous he was, his spirit and joy really came across, a real pleasure to work with. The images he created are stunning. 

Hannah & Ross

"Marc was just absolutely perfect in every single way"

Marc was just absolutely perfect in every single way and throughout the whole process. We enjoyed our pre wedding meetings and the pre photo shoot. It helped us feel so comfortable and at ease for the big day as I hate having my picture taken.
The photos he creates are so original. He is not just a photographer that takes AMAZING photos he is your friend and makes it a really personal experience. Out of all the things we had booked for our wedding this was by far the best choice we made.

Emma & Matt

"The end result was an album of breathtakingly beautiful photos"

I have alway been a huge fan of Marc's work, especially his wedding photography. We got married in Dubai and were lucky enough to have Marc fly out to capture our special day. Marc's interaction with our guests gave the personal touch and made everyone feel at ease throughout the day and night. - The end result was an album of breathtakingly beautiful photos. Marc is far more than just a talented photographer and we would highly recommend him.

Toby & Steve

"Marc has the ability to encapsualte every persons feelings and emotion"

Marc has the ability to encapsulate every persons feeling and emotion. He’s never intrusive and quietly snaps away  during the service capturing everyone’s thoughts and feelings on camera. He engages really well with all the guests whether they be day or evening and always has a smile on his face. He is dynamic and innovative ensuring the right light and situations are captured. We had our wedding on an old ship and he created the most picturesque scenes for us

Annabel & Graham

"Marc was absolutely brilliant from the moment we booked him" 

Marc was absolutly brilliant from the moment we booked him. His warmth, interest in us as a couple, his understanding, his compassion and most importantly his photography were incredible. His wedding photos are the best we have seen anywhere and his level of detail and enthusiasm on our wedding day was fantastic. I would without doubt book Marc again for future events and recommend him to friends and family. 

"Marc was our go to person 
for support and advice!"

Laura & Billy 

Marc was so much more than just our wedding photographer. From our first introduction at the Wedding Fair to our trial shoot and the weeks and days leading up to our wedding - Marc was our go to person for support and advice. The balance between his professionalism and down-to-earth positive nature made us feel so at ease and we considered him a guest at our wedding, not just a guy we chose to do our wedding photography. 
My husband and I are not the touchy-feely lovey-dovey kinda couple. We laugh together on a daily basis and Marc completely understood that we were keen to achieve a more contemporary and editorial style collection of photos. He guided us and our guests so well on the day and when we saw our photos for the first time, we were so overwhelmed with just how perfectly Marc captured the fun and laughter of the day as well as the more emotional and loving moments shared between my husband and I. To say thank you is an understatement so here are 3 words that sum up best: 
Beyond all expectations :)

initial meeting



Whether it is face to face or via skype,
I want to see you and for you to see me. This is an opportunity for me to answer any and all questions you have. It is also for us both to see if we are a perfect fit.



After choosing the package that is right for your wedding, you can secure your date with a deposit and a signed copy of the booking terms



This is a collaboration so I will be working with you to create images that you and your family will love forever. This part of the process is ongoing because I want to hear your ideas and know about the plans you have made for your special day. We will have another meeting where you can tell me everything about the wedding, down to the finest detail.



This is a really important part of the process and can be at anytime before the wedding. This allows me to see how the two of you interact as a couple. The way you look at and hold each other, the type of couple you are and any tells you have. For you this is a chance to see how I work and a chance for you to get used to having someone take your photograph. So many of my clients tell me how reassuring and beneficial this is to them. 



This is the most important day for you and its the most important day for me. I am going to be with you all the way through. This is what we have been working towards, just enjoy yourselves and I will take care of the rest


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