Mark Barnes Photography

Award Winning Wedding Photographer based in Northern Ireland
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Physical Shop / Studio
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Traditional / Classic
Full Description
Hello I’m Mark and I have the best job in the world – I am a professional award winning wedding photographer. I haven't known much else in life except photographing weddings for a living, I shot my first wedding when I was only 14 years old, I wouldn't change anything in the past 13 years of photographing weddings and my journey to being the best photographer and husband I can possibly be. Wedding photography is my full time profession and it’s incredibly rewarding delivering images to my clients that they will cherish forever. I love to work in the most creative way I can capturing moments that display beauty and evoke emotion. For me wedding photography is such a personal thing, which is why I like to meet my bride and grooms when possible and build up a relationship long before the big day. I’m husband to my beautiful wife Danielle and we have been married since August 2015 and I can't forget about our 4 legged member of the family, our yorkshire terrier Milo.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Matty Lyons
Wedding: March 2017
November 2017
The best in the business
Can't recommend Mark highly enough as a wedding photographer. The best in the business, we could not be happier with all of our photos we loved them all. It was a pleasure to have him do our wedding and if I ever have another one I would definitely use him again lol! Thank you Mark!
Britanny Vine
Wedding: April 2018
December 2016
So glad we chose Mark
So glad we chose Mark as our wedding photographer! Mark is incredibly talented and has captured so many beautiful and fab memories for us! We have had nothing but compliments from our family/friends on our pictures but also on what a lovely guy Mark is - they're not wrong, great craic and great company to have on such an important day - we can't thank or recommend him enough!
Lisa Flack
Wedding: December 2016
December 2016
We loved Mark from our first meeting...
Mark was our wedding photographer on the 30th September this year. We loved Mark from out first meeting. He had loads of ideas for photo opportunities, answered all my questions, (and i had a good few!) and was really good craic! Mark went out of his way to meet us at our venue - SS Nomadic to go over how things would run on the day and chat about different photos we could do! On the day itself Mark was fab, he was great craic to have around, there were so many natural photos we didnt even know he had taken which captured the day perfectly. The photos we received on Wednesday are fantastic! All 806 of them!! We would recommend Mark highly to any bride and groom looking for a photographer, he was awesome!
Conaire & Kirsten Anne McMullan
Wedding: October 2016
December 2016
The definition of Mark Barnes...
The definition of Mark Barnes by Conaire and Kirsten McMullan - incredible, Mark is one in a million, his photography skills are beyond amazing and his personality is like no other. Mark doesn't just provide amazing images but he becomes your friend. From the minute we met Mark we knew he was the guy for our wedding. Mark went out of his way to visit our house in the evening as we could not make it to the studio and we signed up there and then. From the moment he arrived at our wedding he made us feel calm and confident, he didn't just provide us with wonderful pictures but he also brought a car full of wonders including emergency perfume, tablets, chewing gum and baby wipes, he even helped me into my dress!! Myself and my husband both discussed our favourite parts of our day and we both agreed the time spent with Mark at Antrim Castle was amazing, we didn't see it as a photo opportunity, it honestly just felt like a few friends walking about and having a good time. I was really sad to see Mark leave at the end of the day because his presence was just so lovely, it really felt like we were losing a friend! I am confident Marks pictures are going to be incredible and myself and my husband will be recommending Mark to all of our friends and to anyone else who will listen. From the bottom of our hearts Mark we want to thank you for everything you did to make sure our day was perfect.
Danielle Curtis
Wedding: April 2018
December 2016
He made us feel totally at ease
Mark was my photographer at my wedding, he done such an amazing job. Mark is a lovely guy, he made us feel totally at ease & in return we got beautiful photos to remind us of our special day.
Shauneen Johnston
Wedding: October 2016
December 2016
I knew we'd made the right choice...
From the very beginning I knew we'd made the right choice with our wedding photographer. Not only was your previous work beautiful and your reviews impeccable, you went out of your way to make an effort. You took the time to phone me before Christmas 2015 just for a chat and to see how the wedding plans were going. You put me and ease and did wonder for my nerves!! Anytime I messaged, you would always reply in a friendly manner with lots of details and information. Nothing was too much trouble! When the big day arrived it was like I'd known you for ages. You made a big effort with everyone and it didn't go unnoticed that you knew everyone's name. I loved that Danielle was able to come. She was warm and friendly and kept me right with my poses and posture. I have to say, it was lovely having a woman's touch! When our USB finally arrived I was so excited. You took photos of everything, including all the little details which I worked so hard on. The photos really tell the story of our special day. They are just beautiful. Thank you so much for everything. We both really appreciate it.
Location & Contact Details


Kilroot Business Park, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 7PR

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Belfast International

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (5)

Ulster Bride
Local Women Magazine
Getting Married NI Magazine
Wedding Journal Magazine
Ulster Tatler

Accreditations / Associations (2)

LSWPP - Qualified and registered member of SWPP
LPPANI - Qualified and registered member of PPANI

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding Journal Magazine - 2014 Wedding Photographer of the Year in Ireland

What is your most memorable wedding?

Being awarded the Wedding Journal Ireland Photographer of the Year in 2014 and also having two images make it into the final of two wedding categories in the Professional Photographer Association of Northern Ireland, will find out the results in March 2017, exciting!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Try to relax and stay stress free throughout all the planning, everything will work out fine!

What about your business are you most proud of?

Being a wedding photographer for a living for the past 13 years it has given me so many incredible memories and to be involved in some awesome wedding days. I have so many great friendships with couples who were once clients.

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

Creative, contemporary, classical, stylish and modern

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