Mark Wallis Photography

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Pure documentary wedding photography. The real story of your wedding day.
Details
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
Modern
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £1850
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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.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    2006
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(5)
Press and 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 2016
Photos
(17)
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Belper, Derbyshire, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Belper
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M1 J25 from the south, M1 J28 from the north
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Belper
    • Nearest Airport
    • East Midlands
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FAQ
(5)
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Real, unstaged, emotional, fun, relaxed.
What is your #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 10 years and 300 weddings later.