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Michael Wells Photography

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I'm Mike, a Professional Wedding Photographer based in North Devon, I cover the South of England, across the UK and beyond. My aim is to capture natural and relaxed wedding photography.
Products and Services
Back-up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Images on USB
Large Group Shots
Last-minute Orders
Online Proofing
Online Shop
Personal Online Gallery
Photo Printing
Pre-wedding Consultation
Pre-wedding Venue Visit
Second Shooter Available
Stay Through Dancing
Stay Through Speeches
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Wedding Albums
Photography Style
Reportage / Documentary
Pricing & Costs
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Prices start at
  • £1200

We're thrilled with the end result.
Michael is an awesome guy & very talented photographer 📸 Neither Adam nor I were particularly excited at the prospect of a wedding phot... 
By Jemma & Adam on 25th January 2018
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Just Amazing
Just amazing, couldn't have asked for better. Amazing guy and makes you feel completely comfortable. Very talented and open to ideas als... 
By Hannah & Will on 25th January 2018
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Ocean Kave Wedding
Wow what can we say. Top photographer!! We loved you being part of our special day, we didn't feel uncomfortable at all, everyone loved ... 
By Stacey & Craig on 25th January 2018
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We got married in Lake Garda
We got married in Lake Garda, Italy! And taking Mike with us to shoot our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! Mike went above... 
By Becky & James on 25th January 2018
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"a true professional and a legend in our eyes"
We got married on 23rd September last year at Saunton Sands Hotel. I contacted Mike and arranged to meet. As soon as we met Mike we knew... 
By Leanne & Carl on 25th January 2018
A happy couple
Married in January 2018

Amazing photographer
Mike is an amazing photographer who is able to combine the traditional elegance of weddings with his own creative flare. He is great to ... 
By Ruth & Edd on 25th January 2018
A happy couple
Married in September 2016

Full Description
  • When it comes to your wedding its the quirky documentary photos that I love and I work hard to search out those moments. All Mum’s and Dad’s want the family groups but your wedding is not about people standing in a line, its about you two, your connection and your relationships with those around you. Thats what makes it your wedding. I do the traditional thing with family groups, not too many please :) and a couple of B&G portrait sessions throughout the day. When it comes to party time you’ll find me on the dance floor, right in the heart of the action.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Mike
    Hello and thank you for stopping by Bridebook Profile. I am Michael, documentary and reportage wedding photographer from North Devon. My style is a mixture of authentic moments and creative portraits and I work hard to create the best wedding story for my clients. If you are not a big fan of traditional wedding pictures I might be the right photographer for you. When I photograph weddings, laughter and creativity has to be involved.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
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Press and Awards (1)
Vogue Weddings, The Wedding Factor, South West Bride,
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Ilfracombe, Devon, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Ilfracombe
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M5 Junction 27
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Barnstaple
    • Nearest Airport
    • Exeter
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What is your most memorable wedding?
I have photographed so many brilliant weddings, I couldn't pick out just one.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Creative, fun, emotive, professional, relaxed
What about your business are you most proud of?
Of course my photos but also my customer relations
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Get everything booked asap, especially your photographer :) There is nothing worse than stressing out close to your day getting services booked in.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Table Numbers with a photo of the bride and groom at that same age, the Table One sign had a photo of them at one year old, table two at two years old etc, very cool.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I meet my couples and prospective clients for a coffee and a chat prior to the wedding. This sometimes includes the pre wedding shoot and sometimes we do this on a seperate occaision. I keep in touch at regular intervals between booking and the wedding date and send a questionaire a month prior asking all the final timings and details like parents, bestman, bridesamaids names and any other important details to do with the day. I also send a shot list so I have the required group photos prior to the day, this especially helps to make that part of the day go as smooth and as quickly as possible. After the wedding the photos will be uploaded into an online gallery , within 30 days, and your USB will be delivered to you. If you have and album in your option this is when you will choose your photos using your online gallery. Your album will be designed and you will have an online magazine style proof to approve or request album changes.
What is the #1 photo that you think every couple should take?
I know its a bit boring but I really think every wedding couple should have a traditional full length portrait. I do this for all my clients as well as lots of other cool stuff but the full length one is the one Mum and Granny will want for their mantelpiece.
What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?
All the groomsmen with their trousers down pretending to help each other pee!!!!
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
Smile, its your wedding day! Oh, and take a brolly
Describe how you got into photography.
I was a private Butler for many years and always had an interest and bought a good SLR, I travelled all over the world with my work and wanted to take great photos. In 2005 I attended a wedding with my girlfriend, now wife, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding. The other bridesmaid was a photographer and gave me her camera for the day. After, I sent my photos to the couple and they preferred mine to the guy they had paid! It took a couple of years working full time and being a weekend photo warrior but I went full time on the photo front in 2013.

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