Tuesday, 27 June 2017


A few weeks ago I was asked to photograph a bed and breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales.  Below are the kind words from the owners from Top Farm, Selside:

Dear Mark,

I loved watching the way that you work, and most especially the way you achieved 'dappled sunlight' effect.  Now that the CD has arrived, we are so thrilled with the photographs that you captured of Top Farm - they are absolutely stunning, thank you so much.

The difference compared to what we used before is unbelievable, and I shall replace the current ones on booking.com ASAP.

Kind regards
Noel and Tony

Monday, 19 June 2017


Here is the lovely message I received from Marie and Simon soon after they received their beautiful new Graphistudio album last week:

Below is a small selection of our page designs from their Clearwell Castle wedding:

Hi Mark,

I hope you have not melted in the heat at any weddings this weekend! What a scorcher.  I just wanted to say how amazed I am with the album.  I was totally speechless when I opened it and saw the front, and then when opening it I was just beyond words... which is not like me!  It is the most beautiful album and the quality of the colours and pictures are breathtaking - I seriously cannot thank you enough.  I might make people wear special gloves to handle it lol.  I'm taking it into the office tomorrow... I might be slightly protective over it.

It has been a real pleasure working with you - you have literally given us the most invaluable memories.  We have looked over a million times and more at your pictures!  I will not hesitate to contact you again for any more we need for any occasion.  And I will be recommending you to everyone!

All the best
Marie & Simon

Enjoy your week!

Friday, 9 June 2017


After attending Lucie and Chris's wedding, Brocket Hall instantly became one of my favourite wedding venues!  The location is breathtaking, and I know the couple told me they'd searched far and wide for the perfect location for their day.

The civil ceremony was held in the grand barn, with its stunning distant views over the lake and surrounding landscaped estate.

The tears started flowing down Lucie's cheeks the moment she made her grand entrance into the ceremony. Quick as a flash, like a true gentleman Chris was on hand with his handkerchief before the emotional ceremony could begin.  After the drinks reception, the bridal party and I jumped aboard some of the venue's golf buggies to explore the beautiful grounds for some fun picture opportunities under the glorious blue skies, then it was back to join the other guests for more champagne and canapes.

Of all the weddings I've attended, I cannot remember a bride who loved to dance as much as Lucie!  She was partying nonstop from the moment the disco fired up!  Her amazing energy, radiant smiles and fun-loving nature made for some fabulous pictures.  I think the only time she left the dance floor was to lead most of the guests into a conga, weaving around the venue, and then just once more when I told her about the amazing sunset that was happening outside!

I hope my pictures do their fun-filled day justice.

Enjoy your week,

Here are the kind words from Chris and Lucie.

Thank you so much for photographing our wedding on the 3rd of June 2017.  Our guests were all so impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail, ensuring you got the perfect photos for us.  We can't thank you enough for meeting us at the venue ahead of the big day to go through the best locations, choices of group shots and any particular preferences we would have liked.  Your thoroughness throughout the process makes you a true professional.  It shows us that you care about our photos as much as we did which made us feel in very safe hands at all times!

The photos are exactly as we discussed and we couldn't be happier with the results.  The thing that we love most about your photos is that you captured such wonderful candid shots; these beautiful images really capture the spirit and atmosphere of the day, especially the ones on the dance floor!  You were able to capture those special moments in time with magical facial expressions that other photographers hadn't shown us in their portfolios, and in taking these pictures you have given us memories that we will cherish forever.

We look forward to planning our wedding album with you soon.

Thank you again,
Chris & Lucie