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Kind Words


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.”

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

"On the day he was an absolute dream!"

Emma & Graham 

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!

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

Natasha Williams

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. 

"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.

Hannah & Ross

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

"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 :)

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. 

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.

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