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Very experienced Wedding Photographers covering Devon, Cornwall & Somerset. Fun without the cheese, artistic without being pretentious Modern enough be contemporary, classic enough to be timeless.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£695
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Shoot with Film
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Videography Available
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Artistic
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
Emotive wedding photography for the creative couple. With 27 years of experience as full time professional photographers Evolve have seen fads & fashions in wedding photography come and go, always evolving but staying true to our ethos of high quality professional photography taken by a highly experienced photographer with over 1400 weddings experience. My aim in photographing any wedding is to provide timeless, beautiful artistic images that won't date. I use top quality professional cameras and lenses to achieve this and editing methods that are more akin to the darkroom processes I learned my trade on that Instagram filters. I also want to make high quality photography affordable to those who appreciate it not just those that can afford it and you will find our prices do not reflect our experience. A fully bespoke tailored service with no gold, silver or platinum packages, and no pretentious invitations for investment. Evolve are truly different and hence we get booked up pretty quickly!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mark Gawthorne
We are a small team of 4. Myself as your photographer, Kayleigh as an associate/second photographer and Tristan who provides an affordable filming option for your day alongside me & finally Steve our CAA licensed drone pilot for when Tristan isn't quite tall enough! Although we shoot a lot of weddings every single one gets the same care and attention no matter how big/small or the venue. We have worked at high end venues with over 450 guests to elopement weddings where I have been a witness.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
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G Anne
Married in July 2019
November 2019
Beautiful photos to cherish forever
Mark is a really lovely guy, offering classic natural and high quality photographs. Very professional. I literally didn't even notice Mark there half the time, he blended...
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Debs
Married in May 2019
October 2019
Fantastic photographer
We found Mark through the recommended supplier list at St Audries and we are incredibly glad we did. He did such a great job capturing our day and –importantly to us- nev...
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Sarah & Lewis
Married in April 2019
November 2019
Just WOW!
a month ago To anyone considering trusting Mark with capturing their big day DO IT...you will not regret it! We were blown away by the service we received from Mark, from...
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Mark & Sally
Married in February 2019
February 2019
The Best in the West!
We had our wedding covered by Mark, Tristan & Kayleigh in July 2018 and Sal & myself couldn't speak more highly of them! In the lead-up to the wedding day Mark's communic...
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Catherine & Luke
Married in December 2018
December 2018
A brilliant photographer!
Despite a serious car accident only a few weeks before our wedding, Mark still ensured our day was captured brilliantly. He was professional and personable and himself an...
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Kayley and Charley
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Our wonderful day
Mark was enthusiastic right from the start when we booked him. He seemed to know exactly what we wanted and didn’t push us to book him for the whole day. Sadly, Mark was...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Exeter, Devon, England

Travel Notes

I have no interest in being a destination photographer. I will travel to Cornwall or Somerset and cover the whole of Devon

Nearest Town

Exeter

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J30

Nearest Train Station

Exeter

Nearest Airport

Exeter

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Press & Awards (3)

English Wedding Blog, Practical Photography Magazine, Digital Camera Magazine
Photographers Gallery London, Telegraph, The Times
Channel 4 TV, 5 Live Radio
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Living & photographing in Devon and Cornwall it is impossible to pick one. So many beautiful beach weddings, Dartmoor, Exmoor country house hotels. I love nature, and landscapes and the sea, so I love to incorporate these into my wedding photos. I loved a wedding we did on Dartmoor where the Bride & Groom were photo-bombed by their own goat!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Timeless, Quality, Professional, Emotive, Classy

What about your business are you most proud of?

That we have survived and flourished for 17 years in a very competitive market. I am also very proud of helping and mentoring a lot of new photographers and giving a leg up to many of the fantastic photographers I see in our area, they are direct competition but decent competition is healthy and beneficial to the couples.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try and find a photographer with provenance a proven track record & traceable history. Awards and badges don't hold a lot of weight in the real world our best critics are our customers. Busy social media pages show a healthy business. Try and source local. There are some of the best photographers in the UK in the South West you don't need to bring a photographer from London down here!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

My wife is a florist & we had an intimate wedding with one long table the decoration was stunning. I am lucky to be married to a wedding professional, my wife is one of the worlds leading artificial bouquet makers and is always at the forefront of the wedding trends.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Normally we chat on email, then Skype. We then meet at their venue for a meeting with the option of an engagement shoot at that time we talk about how best to get a full narrative of their day from getting ready to first dance and beyond!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

My favourite photo isn't one you can stage it is the bride walking down the aisle towards her fiance, always an emotional photo that first meeting of eyes!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

I think the shoot on the couples farm including their prized sheep & goats. Luckily I love animals!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Normally there is a break in the weather so we keep an eye on it for you. If not then get out with wellington boots and a brolly or just make creative use of the indoor space that is our jobs as professionals. Your job is to embrace it and enjoy your day regardless!

Describe how you got into photography.

Aged 18 (in 1990) as an apprentice photographer in a high street studio. I worked for other photographers learning my craft for 10 years before even considering setting up on my own. In those days we were shooting medium format film at weddings and had 12 shots on a roll before we had to change film. Things have changed a lot now as I have a 128GB memory card!

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