Mark Leonard Photography


Bristol | 8+ Years Experience | Will Travel |

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Natural, happy wedding photos for relaxed, fun-loving couples.

Hello! I’m Mark, a professional Bristol wedding photographer documenting wedding stories around the South West and throughout the UK. If you don’t take yourself too seriously, plan on having fun on your wedding day and want your photos to show it, then I may just be the right photographer for you…

My photography style is very relaxed, yet natural and creative. I have a laid back and friendly approach that will put you and your guests at ease. I work discreetly throughout the whole day to capture all the fun, excitement and emotion of the occasion with as little manipulation as possible, whilst leaving you to enjoy more time to celebrate with each other and your family and friends.

Some of the most expressive photographs at your wedding will be those which are caught in the moment – natural and unposed. My aim is to capture these spontaneous moments – the raw emotions, fleeting looks, smiles, tears and laughter; and combine them with all the wedding details that will make your day so unique.

And if like me the thought of having your picture taken leaves you writhing on the floor then I’d like to assure you that there’ll be no awkward poses, most definitely no cheese and I won’t take you away for hours on end. It’s your wedding day after all and not a photoshoot! I want you to enjoy the short time you have together and leave you with a natural, beautiful collection of photos that allow you to remember how you were feeling, and not that you were having your photo taken.

Your wedding doesn’t stop at the first dance, so why should your coverage? Some of the best photos will be captured in the evening, so if you’re planning on pulling some shapes on the dance floor, I’ll be there to capture that too.

Message Mark Leonard Photography for a quote and price for the day and to check their availability.

How would you describe your style?

Warm, natural, fun! I work quietly and discreetly which allows me to capture the real moments and emotion of a wedding day with as little manipulation as possible.

What do you love about weddings?

Meeting new people at a big party; love; laughter, then at the end of the day I get to make people happy :)

Your Travel policy?

Mainland UK travel included. Flights and overnight stays at cost.

Thornbury Castle Wedding

Mark has been fantastic and we are delighted we chose him for our wedding at Thornbury Castle in April 2018. He was very responsive from the start, he listened to what we wanted and made us feel so relaxed on the day. We don’t like posing and having Mark there made it so easy. With regards to the pictures, they are stunning! They are warm, natural, unique and he managed to capture the best moments of our special day without even noticing him. Mark’s pictures are not ordinary pictures and that’s what makes him to stand out from the hundreds of wedding photographers you will find out there. He plays with the depth of field and he uses the light in the most beautiful way. It was also great that Mark was taking pictures throughout the day so we didn’t have to spend hours posing, which is not the most exciting thing on your wedding day. Finally, he spend all day with us at no extra cost and he worked so hard on that day. We cannot recommend him enough and if you’re thinking about it, just go for Mark.

Johnny Plessas
Married in May 2018

Having reviewed our wedding photographs several times now, we both want to thank you so much for the fantastic photographs you took on what was such a cold (but beautiful) December morning! The photographs are great and we both love how you have captured the natural moments of everyone and everything present. It was a joy to look back at the pictures of family and friends; seeing things for the first time that we were completely unaware of on the day. After you had left us for the morning several family members commented on how they had presumed you were one of our friends, which can only testify to your friendly and welcoming approach.

Rosie Pritchard
Married in January 2015
Our wedding

We are so glad that we chose Mark as our wedding photographer. He captured our wedding day perfectly and we are so pleased with all of the photos. There were so many great shots from the day that it was hard to choose the best ones for an album!
From the first meeting with Mark, to the pre-wedding shoot and then to the wedding itself, he was so professional and really helped our day run smoothly-he has endless amounts of patience too and no request is too much for him! We would definitely recommend him to others. Thank you for making our day so special; we will always treasure our album as a reminder of an unforgettable day.

Claire Maggs
Married in November 2014
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