Laura & Martin – April 2019
“My wife and I got married in April 2019 and the day couldn’t have gone any better. The weather was perfect, the venue was brilliant and all the guests were dressed to impress.
Organisation is key when it comes to weddings and our photographers Mark and Jo couldn’t have been more organised. We met with them twice to discuss ideas, ensure we were comfortable with what they offer and prepare a schedule for the big day. They knew exactly who was attending the wedding, what group photos we wanted and at what times would be most suitable to get the best photographs. They really did think of everything and had a schedule to allow time for everything we’d asked of them. They even visited the venue before the big day, held discussions with the event manager at the venue and picked out the best locations around the grounds to take some lovely formal photographs, capturing the amazing scenery as well as our first hours as husband and wife.
All aspects of our big day were captured incredibly well. The fact that you have two photographers rather than one ensures that nothings gets missed. Whilst Mark photographed the bridal party getting ready, Jo was able to capture photos of the groom and groomsman before all the guests arrived. They both captured the formal shots we wanted, the funny shots from ideas they had proposed and our favourite photographs are the candid ones of our guests just enjoying the day, unaware and unplanned.
Mark and Jo worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure they didn’t miss a thing. We are so incredibly grateful that they were able to capture all the key moments of our big day in the form of photography. They both made us feel very comfortable and we’re amazed at how many of our guests commented ‘your photographers were brilliant’. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome and have recommended them to everyone we know who are planning on getting married. If you’re looking for wedding photographers, look no further; you won’t be disappointed.
Mr & Mrs Carter”
Laura & Andy – September 2016
“In September 2016 we got married and had mark and his lovely wife Jo as our photographers.
The outcome of this was even better than we expected. Mark and Jo captured our day perfectly and as a result we now have the most amazing photographs/memories which already we have had many compliments on.
The organisation of these guys was amazing, yet will hidden within our day. We had many comments from our guests about them on the day and how people didn’t even realise they were there as they fitted in perfectly and complimented the declared atmosphere.
On what potentially is a really stressful day they managed to effortlessly capture some truly amazing photographs which we will treasure forever. We had a range of guests, old and new, Mark and Jo managed to capture every single one of them to perfection!!
We could not recommend these two more if we tried. Professional, conscientious and above all they want to go the extra mile to capture those special moments. Both of these two share an absolute passion for photography and this has come true in the results they have provided us with.
Therefore they come highly recommended from us.”
Dionne & Nick – June 2016
“Mark and Jo have a quality that most don’t – a desire to make your day perfect…
From pre-shoots, pre-wedding meetings, even down to a FaceTime conversation just to iron out any last minute details! Both Dionne and I felt like they genuinely wanted to be the ones to capture our day, which gave us so much confidence that they would do us proud.
Our day went so smoothly, with Mark and Jo working hard from the start to capture the moments wonderfully with natural and relaxed shots of us all throughout the morning. They made us, along with our guests, feel so at ease being in front of the camera, which is often a big thing for people.
We think a big ‘plus’ is to feel so comfortable with your photographers, which is exactly how we felt – this helped us to relax in our photos which really brought out our personalities…if you can have fun whilst having your pictures taken it really brings them to life!
We had a large amount of guests and in the back of my mind I was concerned that the group photos would take a long time, but I was really impressed to see that Mark and Jo had done their homework, listened to us with our photo requests and had the order lined up in advance so that it moved seamlessly from picture to picture, enabling our guests to head back to the bar and chat with with friends without having to hang around!
After spending the entire day and night with us capturing everything they could, the end results returned a beautiful mixture of formal and relaxed shots really give us a great story of the day – there are so many truly fantastic pictures for us to savour, and we have had countless glowing reports from all who have seen them. Its clear to see that the photos have not been rushed, but instead expertly processed to bring out the best in each and every one.
Mark and Jo make a great team and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a professional, thoughtful, adaptable, hard-working partnership. They really do provide an all round photography service that you can depend on.
With our heartfelt thanks to you both!
Love from The Hemsleys :)”
Aimee, Craig & Issac – February 2016
“Mark and Jo came out to our house to capture some shots of our little boy. We chatted about what we wanted to get out of the session, that being mainly photos of our son but with some family pictures too. Mark and Jo both listened to our requirements and took them on board. They were with us for two hours in which time they got some amazing shots! We knew they had captured some brilliant ones, however on receiving the disc with our photos on (which arrived very quickly) we were absolutely blown away with the results! They captured our perfect little man brilliantly!
I imagine it is pretty hard to capture a two month old baby but they really worked with Isaac keeping him entertained and focussed the whole time. We got a huge variety of photos, 70% of Isaac but then the other 30 including all three of us, they even managed to get our crazy border collie in on a few of them, not an easy task!
Overall we were amazed by the end photos; as were our family and friends! I would recomend Mark’s services to everyone, had we known about Mark when we married we would definitely have gone with him! The service provided was very personal. Mark and Jo are both bubbly, friendly people who even managed to make my hubby feel at ease which is as difficult as getting a good picture of our collie! Thank you both so much and we will definitely be using you for baby no.2!!”
Jenna – June 2015
“Mark and Jo took some professional photographs for me in June 2015. I cannot fault them at all, their professionalism and service was of a high standard and the photographs they produced I was really pleased with. Mark and Jo spent a lot of time and effort getting the right pictures, taking natural shots as well as formal ones. Mark and Jo were really fun to work with and made me feel relaxed because I’d never had professional photographs taken like this before. I would highly recommend them to anyone for a special occasion or for professional photographs as they will produce some great memories for you.”
Kerry & John – June 2015
“We first saw the quality of Mark’s work with the wedding photo’s of our friends wedding, we actually thought “wow, how good are these” & we both said that if our photo’s were half as good then we would have some good shots. When we were told that Mark took the photos, we both said that we had to ask Mark to take ours, we were over the moon when Mark agreed to take them. From the run up to the wedding & right through the wedding day Mark & Jo were very professional & discrete. On the run up we met up, Mark asked us what photo’s we wanted from the day & he also offered us some ideas. On the day both Mark & Jo were very discrete & professional taking control of the different photos that we had previously agreed on allowing both of us to relax & enjoy our day.
We have shown our photo’s to friends & family & had around 150 prints taken off up to yet for them, all have been impressed by the quality of the photo’s & several people commented on how courteous the photographers were on the day.
We would like to say a very big thank you to both Mark & Jo for their professionalism from start to finish, you both made our day pass so much more worry free & took the stress over the photos away from us & we could not be happier with the finished product, we cannot stress enough how good Mark & Jo were & how nice they both are to talk to, we highly recommend having Mark as your photographer for your special occasion.”
Dan P Personal Trainer – December 2014
“Mark is Professional-Personal-Precise with all the photos he took for my promotional photos he took for my classes. Once you have had a taste of Mark J Davies Photography you will be hooked!”
Dan PT fitness
Sophie Everson – Spring 2014
“There are not enough words to express just how simply amazing you were on our day. Recommendations are flying everywhere. Your skill & professionalism were apparent to everyone. I very big THANK YOU”
Emma & Adam Keylock – Summer 2011
“We had the pleasure of having Mark as a guest at our wedding and are absolutely delighted with the photos he took. Mark captured a number of moments throughout the day that our photographer wasn’t around for, and as a result we’ve spent many hours looking back and smiling at the various events of the day. Whilst we wanted some formal shots, it’s the natural (and sometimes silly) moments which Mark captured brilliantly that we’ve enjoyed the most. Mark has a discreet approach which allowed him to photograph our guests at ease and genuinely enjoying themselves – these have been shared with friends and family who have been equally as delighted with the photos. We have always found Mark to be incredibly professional, personable and conscientious; he’s clearly got a great eye for detail, combined with extensive technical expertise. We would highly recommend Mark and are very grateful for his hard work to capture our special memories”