We can shoot in the studio…
I work in different parts of the UK, so rather than having my own permanent space I hire studio time as and when required. It saves me money, which in turn means I don’t have to pass extra expenses onto my clients for uneccessary studio rental.
I have built up great relationships with a number of photo studios that I regularly work from, most notably in North Wales, Chester & Yorkshire, plus I have my own portable set-up.
So, rather than being a traditional portrait photographer who is tied to a specific location I’m incredibly flexible and am capable of making the most challenging studio space yield amazing results.
Or take it on location
As much as I love working in the studio where the light is infinitely controllable, there is something exhilerating about battling with the unknown when shooting on location.
In my time I’ve raced against the clock in the wind, rain, fog, snow & ice. I’ve fought off aggressive three-legged dogs and deflected the amourous advances of a country gentleman toward the model I was working with. I’ve also had to explain to a passing elderly lady my artistic intentions when she caught me staring at a lamppost with seemingly psychotic interest!
The stories I could tell… they’re what make location shots come alive so often. Come on – let’s go see what’s out there!
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!"