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.
Products and Services
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
The quality of his work is outstanding!
Katy & Mark
A happy couple
Mark Gawthorne (Evolve Photography) was professional, friendly and so helpful from the moment I made contact with him, and approached hi...
Nothing was too much trouble for Mark
Nat & Ben
A happy couple
Mark was such an amazing photographer. Neither of us really like having our picture taken yet Mark blended into our day so that you were...
Emotive wedding photography for the informed bride & groom.
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 1500 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 3. Myself as your photographer, Hannah as a second shooter should you require one/assistant/editor/trainee photographer and Tristan who provides an affordable filming option for your day alongside me. 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.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (3)
English Wedding Blog, Practical Photography Magazine, Digital Camera Magazine
Photographers Gallery London, Telegraph, The Times
Channel 4 TV, 5 Live Radio
Location & Contact Details
Exeter, Devon, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
Nearest Train Station
I have no interest in being a destination photographer. I will travel to Cornwall or Somerset and cover the whole of Devon
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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 #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 #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 their 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!