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Michael Marker Photography

I’m a UK based international award winning documentary wedding photographer. With a background in fine art, I’ve been photographing weddings for over 10 years and still love every minute of capturing a couple’s big day. I know how important your wedding day is and how important it is to gel with your photographer. You get one shot at this – it’s important to do it right.

As well as capturing your day I’m here to guide you through the process and I love getting to know the couples I photograph – what’s important to them, how they met, etc. Getting to know your story allows me to incorporate your personalities in to your event and make your images unique to you. Creatively capturing your wedding in a relaxed and unobtrusive style is my true skill.
Each of your photos are individually processed and enhanced to create atmospheric works of art.

A bit about me

I’m a 44 year old full time professional photographer with a graduate and postgraduate fine art background and over ten years experience photographing weddings, people and places. I was born and raised in Africa and still miss the reliable sunshine! My background informs my work through strong compositions, the play of light and ultimately creative photographic works of art. My preference is to use natural light as much as possible as the subtlety and range of tones adds to the drama of the day. Avoiding the use of flash also allows me to photograph people at their most relaxed and natural.

A few of my favourite things are:

  • Cameras & film
  • Beaches
  • Surfing
  • Cinnamon pastries (of all kinds!)
  • Salty Liquorice (weird I know!)
  • Family – far too many kids!!
  • Travelling & people
  • My wife (obviously)

Michael Marker Photography provides a personally tailored bespoke service for all couples. This includes engagement shoots, personalised guest books, full day coverage and a comprehensive range of professionally designed luxury Italian GraphiStudio wedding albums and fine art English made Folio Album albums and photobooks.

Why not drop me a message and see I am free to capture your future memories.

 

How would you describe your style?

I'd say my style is photjournalistic or documentary in approach. I love standing in the background and capturing the wedding day without intervention or interference. It's as much about watching and anticipating the split second moments and compositions that capture the narrative of the wedding day. Each photograph has to be compelling and tell a story. However, all the photographs from the day have to tell the bigger story. This is what true documentary wedding photography achieves and can't be set up, posed or premeditated - making it so precious and priceless! Trained in fine art I'm always striving to create beautiful works of art through my wedding photography. My unique and creative processing of your wedding photos after the day further enhances the work.

What do you love about weddings?

What's not too love?! Every wedding is different and has an energy and atmosphere of its own. I love the excitement of capturing this unique feel and mood of the day. Everyone is looking beautiful and it's a day of real happiness.

What advice would you give to couples looking for their perfect wedding photographer?

I'd always say book a photographer that will gel with your plans for your day. Being a wedding photographer is so much more than just taking great photos. Your chosen photographer must be friendly, relaxed and fit seamlessly into your special day. Their personality and friendliness is just as important.

What's your travel policy?

Travel included for all UK based weddings


Starting Price: £850 for weekday weddings

Special Offers from Michael Marker Photography

For all remaining wedding dates between September 2016 and February 2017 we're offering the special price of £950. This includes up to 10 hours photography, our unique processing and finishing of your photos, online gallery for family and friends and all high resolution photos on disc.

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