My first DSLR camera was purchased with the sole intention of capturing some quality family photographs; and with two young boys it was essential to document as much as possible whilst they raced through childhood. Little did I realise my first camera would soon lead me into the world of professional wedding photography.
12 years later and my boys are almost men and I am still here with the same passion and flair for my work.
I've always derived great pleasure from creating things and making others happy in the process, so maybe it was my destiny to find myself here, making beautiful images and capturing the true emotions of real weddings.
It is the ultimate honour for me! Who wouldn't love being around people who are celebrating one of the happiest days of their lives?
A graphic designer for many years, I was blessed with a natural creative flair, including a keen eye for detail and composition, because of this the transition into photography was pretty straightforward, however learning the technical was initially a little more complicated
My first venture into the world of wedding photography was a baptism of fire. A colleague asked me to capture her daughter's wedding. Thinking I would jump at the chance she was surprised at my hesitance. I was all too aware of the pressures of wedding photography and wasn't sure if I could meet the rigorous demands, however after some persuasion I opted to give it a go. I photographed the wedding, survived and surprisingly enjoyed the experience, but best of all the couple were delighted with the images. I was on such a high after that and from then on the possibility I could actually become a photographer was born.
Since that first experience I have gone on to capture many more weddings (almost 500 now). Initially alongside other established photographers whilst I up skilled, but now I am so happy and have my own successful business, having developed the skills necessary to succeed.
I describe myself as a Lifestyle Photographer, meaning I document the natural moments, but providing a little guidance and support to ensure some moments will happen when otherwise they may missed. I also have a love of details, so all those special 'things' you have spent so much time sorting will also be captured.
I also find that my easy going and calming personality, along with a relaxed and nurturing approach helps couples feel relaxed and at ease in front of my camera.
The most valued compliments are from the people I have worked with. I am always humbled to discover that past couples and venues have gone on to recommended me, resulting in further bookings; this is how I get most of my work.
I could spend hundreds of pounds on marketing, but a recommendation is priceless and because I never ask this of my couples, it is even more humbling to learn that they have done so based on their own personal experiences.
I am not about the hard sell or the up sell. Honesty and transparency are key to building a mutual trust and you will always know what you are getting and more importantly what it will cost.
It's simple really. I am passionate about what I do, I love people and I love taking beautiful photographs. I will capture those special and glued memories, ensuring they are cherished forever.
Don't take my word for it!
Below is a small selection of comments received from previous couples.
Our photos are incredible and many people have commented how they are magazine ready! We met Marie on zoom due to living abroad and her communication since day 1 was excellent. She was organised, timely and considerate of everyone's needs on the day, whilst also having a laugh with us, making the whole process so enjoyable! We couldn't have asked for a better experience." - Mr & Mrs Calvert
"When we first looked for a photographer to capture our special day, we said we wanted someone who had the ability to take natural looking shots that depicted the story of our wedding. Marie captured our wedding day perfectly and we're in love with our photos. The style is natural, and she has managed to capture all the moments that mean the most to us. She went above and beyond to support us throughout the day. Her attention to detail is faultless and she's incredibly warm, reassuring and personable. Marie is a true professional and is a genuinely lovely person who cares about the quality of her work. We would recommend Marie to anyone searching for a wedding photographer." - Mr & Mrs Walters
"Not only a photographer but my driver on the day, now that is above and beyond! You were amazing on the day and we cannot thank you enough. `The comments we have had from guests says it all. I would recommend you to anyone." - Mr & Mrs Clarke
"A HUGE THANK YOU!!! You have given us photographs that hold the most special memories of our wedding day that we'll cherish forever. We can't quite believe it is us in the photos!" - Mr & Mrs Reis
"The images you have captured of our day are just perfect! We couldn't have wished for better memories to treasure, you got every shot perfect and we love each and every image. You went above and beyond the duties of a photographer, you even helped me into my dress and mended my veil #lifesaver." - Mr & Mrs Gensmantel
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! The photos you have captured of our day are simply stunning. We couldn't have asked for anything more. The day ran so smoothly and you played a huge part in that. You knew when to get the photos and we didn't feel we missed any of our day. You helped me get in my wedding dress and ensured everyone looked perfect even being on hand with pins and scissors." - Mr & Mrs Reece
'It wasn't hard to pick Marie from a crowd of photographers as we were in awe of the beautiful colours and composition of all the photos featured on her website. Once we met, Scott and I knew we had made the right decision. Marie was immediately on the same wave length of us. We don't do 'posey cheese' or PDA's and were worried about our photos not really showing 'us' as a couple. In three words 'she nailed it'. On the day we felt relaxed, comfortable and completely at ease as Marie and her associate guided us through each pose. I would highly recommend Marie to any friends or families wedding in the future.' - Mr & Mrs Mills
I always try to make myself available to discuss your wedding day photography requirements.
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