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Evolve Photography

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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.
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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

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
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
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Kate & Gaz
Married in March 2018
March 2018
Amazing wet & windy wedding
We got Married at the Green in Cornwall on a wet and windy Wednesday in March but Mark our photographer couldn’t have been better he totally captured the day perfectly. ...
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Mark and Molly
Married in January 2018
January 2018
Simply amazing!
We got married at The Green, Cornwall last week with mark as our photographer. What an amazing photographer he is! He captured moments exactly how we wanted them and make...
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Anna & Dan
Married in December 2017
January 2018
Fantastic wedding photography
We were so happy we chose Mark to be our Photographer. Neither of us are exactly naturals in front of the camera but he was incredibly patient, adaptable and calm. He put...
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Emma and Matt
Married in January 2018
January 2018
Best photographer ever!
Within about 10 seconds of meeting Mark we immediately felt at ease! He is very friendly, polite and easy going, nothing is too much trouble (he helped me put on my weddi...
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Greg & Chris
Married in November 2017
December 2017
Amazing quality
We were incredibly pleased with the quality of service received as well as the quality of the photos. Evolve photography ensured that the photograph element of our day ra...
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Becky & Andy
Married in December 2017
December 2017
Best day of our loves
Mark was truly fantastic from the moment we first contacted him and a real calming influence on our special day - we can’t wait to see all of our pictures and can’t recom...
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Location & Contact Details


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


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5 J30

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (3)

English Wedding Blog, Practical Photography Magazine, Digital Camera Magazine
Photographers Gallery London, Telegraph, The Times
Channel 4 TV, 5 Live Radio

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 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!

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