From start to finish
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
Coffee & no-obligation consultation
The first move is for us to get together for an informal chat to discuss ideas for your shoot. This breaks the ice and helps all of us decide whether or not we are the right fit for each other.
Planning your session
Your shoot is an individual creative project and I will give it time & focused thought. Together we’ll decide upon location, style and any extra team we may need (make-up artist/hair stylist/personal chef etc). The best spontaneous shots happen when the essentials have been taken care of.
DURING YOUR SESSION
The day of your shoot
Sessions typically last somewhere from two to three hours. It will be relaxed, fun and non-traditional… if you hear me ask you to “say cheese” – slap me!
My style is natural and candid with an emphasis on bringing out authentic personality and character.
AFTER YOUR SESSION
View your photos online
Within seven days after your session, you’ll be emailed a website link to view your images in an online gallery. A pricing list and order form will also be included.
I break with tradition here in that I don’t insist that you come to me to view all your shots. I strongly dislike like the pressured ‘sales’ vibe this gives. There’ll be none of that from me.
That said, if you’d like me to talk through your shots with you – I’d be delighted to!
Order prints and/or digital files
We now live in a digital world and although a photograph really comes to life when it is printed, there is also huge benefit in having access to the digital files – to share your images with friends and family online, or be used as part of marketing & PR in the case of a recording artist or writer, for example.
So, again breaking with tradition, I’m not going to insist that you order prints!
The photos you choose will be digitally retouched and enhanced in post production before being delivered to you in your preferred format(s). This is the icing on the cake part & really brings the shots to life
Every shoot starts with a coffee & chat somewhere nice!
What my happy clients say
Alistair JamesSinger songwriter / Alistair James
Working with Mark was an absolute joy. The atmosphere was so relaxed I was slightly concerned that I wasn't taking it seriously enough and that my poses may not have been suitable. I shouldn't have worried! Whilst appearing relaxed and casual, Mark was actually capturing the best pictures I have ever had. I wholeheartedly recommend him and wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Thanks!
Wojciech KościakMusician & model
Professional, relaxed and funny! Man of many talents. Highly recommended! 🙂
Dr. Jo K ElliottChild Psychologist / Lancashire Child Psychology
"I am absolutely delighted - you've done a fantastic job! The photos look stunning - a totally different league to the ones we had before. It's been a real pleasure to work with you. You are so professional, and obviously an expert at what you do. Your help has been really appreciated and I'm extremely grateful for the work you have done."
Karen WilliamsMARKETING MANAGER / CRESCENDO COMMUNICATIONS, CHESTER
"Mark was relaxed, easy to work with and made sure he understood what we were looking for before he went behind the camera - and what could have been a chore turned into a lot of fun! The images convey something about us as individuals and professionals, which will look fantastic on our promotional materials. Thanks Mark!"
Catherine McNamaraActress & Writer / Aspiring Whatever blog
"Mark understood exactly what I wanted to achieve and took the time to understand and share the vision - and then brought it to life. What would have been a prescriptive service from anyone else has been a collaborative, creative process. His support and passion for the work has been hugely encouraging. Thanks!"
"I've worked with Mark several times and I always trust him to come up with a lot of amazing photos. He's very easy to work with, a brilliant photographer, and he just knows what's flattering. His style is unique and quite often beautiful - personally I'd trust him to make anyone look really good!"