international, award winning, luxury wedding photography

marc bates photos


In this section I want to tell you a little more about my offerings as well as what you can expect from me on your wedding day. Lastly I am going to tell you more about the investment for my services. 
I love working with a range of different clients and although I only take on a limited number of weddings each year, my creativity is for anyone and everyone.  
At the end of the day love is love and love is all you need! Wouldn't you agree?

Imagine asking that person to marry you and having the moment caught on camera.  
It is the start of your new adventure together and something that I love to capture. 
If you are planning to pop the question, get in touch and we can make a plan!
Once they say yes (of course they are going to say yes) we will capture some posed images of you so that you can both share the news with friends and family!  
If you need help to plan the proposal I happen to know the very best people for you to speak to! Feel free to get in touch and I will be happy to make the introduction. 

The start of your fairytale

Proposals & Engagements

During BST I will be based predominantly in England. My services are available throughout the United Kingdom and I have travelled from the Dorset coast, to the Scottish Highlands. From Northwest Wales to the East of England (that one was in the same weekend!!)   
Some locations will require modest expenses for travel or accommodation, but I will go just anywhere to capture your special day.

Your UK wedding day

Domestic weddings

 Not only is he your photographer for the day, but a - confidant when you need those 2 minutes away from the chaos, best friend who gets all those good angles and tells you to just be you, and baby whisperer. He became part of our wedding party within minutes, and our family and friends loved him! Our wedding photos will be cherished forever, not just because of whos in them but because of who took them...

Hannah & Marc 

Why book a regular photographer, when you can book Marc Bates?

Capturing your day anywhere in the world

When I say: 
"I will go just about anywhere to capture your special day"
I mean anywhere in the world. It has been my honour to travel overseas and shoot weddings in Australia, Dubai and Tuscany 
Photographing a destination wedding requires a high level of organisation and preparation. The logistics can be challenging, but my experience means I am comfortable travelling long distance at short notice! If you are getting married overseas, get in touch and we can begin discussing you plans. 

Destination Weddings

Marc arrived early, left late & worked incredibly hard. 

 He always knew the right things to say, was friendly and engaging, and fit seamlessly with our day. He took beautiful shots, and took advantage of the rainy day to compose some unique and striking photographs. Many of our guests commented on his friendly and amusing nature. We genuinely feel like Marc is a friend.Title

Emma & Jared

Being with you on your wedding day is always an honour for me and I will do everything in my power to help you have the most magical and memorable day of your lives. What you can expect is a wedding photographer who will go above and beyond for you!
My style of photography is natural candid images of you enjoying these once in a lifetime moments. 
A wedding is a naturally beautiful thing and once it starts, brilliant and exciting things just happen. I always say that a wedding is like a leaf on the wind, it requires no control only for us to be there, watching and waiting for the images that will make up your wedding story. 
There will be times during the day when I will need to create or curate a photograph with you, but the vast majority of the time I will be out of the way, watching and waiting for the magic to happen. You can rely on me to stay out of the way, but always be close by.
I am never more than a shout away from you and always there if you need me. As you will know from reading my word and those of my clients, I am someone who thoroughly enjoys his job. I am someone that gets involved and you will definitely see me on the dance floor capturing those priceless party photos. All I ask is that you enjoy yourselves and I will take care of the rest. 

Our day together

What you can expect 

On your wedding day


I offer three different collections to my clients with the digital only package starting from £1850
All three of these services are available to you as they are or can be tailored to suit your requirements. 

To receive a copy of my wedding collections price list, please click through to the contact form and I will be happy to send you once via email. 


It is all about you. It is about creating images like this that you will fall in love with, that will make you cry and that you will hang in you home to look at everyday.


It is all about you. It is about creating images like this that you will fall in love with, that will make you cry and that you will hang in you home to look at everyday.



It is all about you. It is about creating images like this that you will fall in love with, that will make you cry and that you will hang in you home to look at everyday.




The EXPERIENCE section is where you will find the messages I have received from my clients.

click below to read the kind words and testimonials from some of my other clients

Would you like to know more? 

© marc Bates photos 2020

design by tonic

photos by marc bates