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Mark Wallis Photography

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Pure documentary wedding photography. The real story of your wedding day.
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Products and Services

Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Full Description
No posing. No fake smiles. I want to tell the straightforward and honest story of what happens on your wedding day, from the preparations in the morning until the dance floor is full. For me wedding photography is about the genuine moments, reactions, emotions and atmosphere. Each wedding is unique, and that’s what I want to capture, without interrupting your celebrations to make you pose for me. It’s a day that you spend a long time planning so carefully, filled with excitement, suspense, emotion, drama and fun. It can pass you by incredibly fast, gone in a flash. I believe that great wedding photography should be about creating a timeless record that enables you to relive these fleeting moments forever. Known as documentary or reportage wedding photography, or sometimes wedding photojournalism, my approach simply means that I tell the real story of your whole day through my images, with no contrived posing, prompting or intervention. I’m not interested in dragging you away from the party for a photoshoot. You have the rest of your lives together to pose for portraits. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience to be enjoyed to the full with your family and friends, not your photographer.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details


Belper, Derbyshire, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 J25 from the south, M1 J28 from the north

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

East Midlands

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Professional Photographer Magazine Top Ten Winter Wedding Photographers

Accreditations / Associations (3)

International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers
Wedding Photojournalist Association
Fearless Photographers

Industry Awards (1)

Photography judge at The Wedding Industry Awards
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Real, unstaged, emotional, fun, relaxed.

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

Book suppliers who you can trust completely with your wedding, then forget all about the logistics on the day.

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

Thankfully I don't generally get asked to take specific photos. My couples leave me to get on and record their day.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Positive mental attitude, a white brolly and white wellies

Describe how you got into photography.

I studied photography at school, art college and university, but ended up in a design career. Some friends asked me to shoot their wedding in 2003 and I quickly figured out wedding photography didn't have to involve bossing people around and taking boring group shots. When I looked for a wedding photographer of my own in 2005 I realised I could compete and took the plunge. It is now 13 years and 350+ weddings later.

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Bridebook Discount10%
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