Kind Words

I’m always honoured to receive such lovely comments from bride and groom’s and below are a selection of the kind words couples have sent in.

Mark, thank you for capturing our wedding so beautifully. From the very beginning we felt you listened to what was important to us and put us at our ease. On the day your understated manner and subtle approach struck the perfect unobtrusive balance leaving us to enjoy our celebration. Our confidence was born out by a selection of beautiful images capturing so much more than the events of the day. Somehow you caught the mood magically. So for listening, blending into the background and your artistry in transferring the day to images your have our greatest thanks and an unreserved recommendation. 5 star ★★★★★
— Jess & Tony
Mark did everything in his power to understand and appreciate us as people before the wedding, offering us a beautiful pre-wedding shoot and keeping in contact whenever we had questions. When I first looked at his gallery online I knew he had to be our photographer. The humour and honesty to his pictures were like nothing we had ever seen before, upon scrolling through I actually cried! And even with this in mind, our wedding photographs turned out to exceed my expectations. They are funny and sweet and joyous and perfect. The quality is incredible and you could not meet a nicer man. The most special images are the ones captured of the band the night of the wedding. Mark even told us that he was leaving, said goodbye and everything! But he was there still, we had no idea. Mark blends into the background but his photographs do anything but!  5 star ★★★★★
— Sophie & George
Thank you Mark for taking the most amazing photos of our wedding day! You have captured the whole day just like a story which is so lovely to look back on and a wonderful keep-sake of the day. We loved how relaxed you made us feel during out pre-shoot (which was included as part of the package and a great way to meet you before the big day) and wedding photos. As you know, we are not the best at public displays of affection, so we are so pleased to end up with beautiful natural photos. You are super talented, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to other couples looking for a photographer for their wedding day!
 5 star ★★★★★
— Lucy & Steve 
Mark Shaw is simply amazing. His class and style and previous recommendations is why we choose Mark as our wedding photographer. This however was no easier task, we researched hundreds of photographers and I’m glad to say we 100% made the right choice. On the day we felt in safe hands and the experience and professionalism shines through, allowing you to relax and have the best day of your lives ! We couldn’t be more happier with the results, Mark is seriously talented. On the day he even went the extra mile and stayed for a few extra hours. Mark has captured memories we will cherish forever. 5 star ★★★★★
— Annette & Phil
Dear mark, words cannot express our thanks to you for capturing so many beautiful memories for us. We feel very lucky to have had such creative and beautiful photos and are in complete awe of your talent. We also loved having you there on our special day. We cannot speak more highly of you and your work.  5 star ★★★★★
— Fleur & Zac

F & Z

Mark is a fantastic wedding photographer whose work demonstrates creativity, passion, dedication and an understanding of what every couple really wants. His photos captured every single moment of our day and gave us the opportunity to re-live our wedding day from start to finish (including parts that we didn’t actually get to see on the day!)
 Mark made a huge effort to build a positive relationship with us and all of our guests. His energy and presence on the day made everything even more perfect! 5 star ★★★★★
— Kate & Ross
Mark is absolutely brilliant. He blended in so well on our day and managed to get some really wonderful photos. The engagement shoot was really great as well as it really helped us to relax in front of the camera. Our photos are fantastic and we have had so many lovely comments from friends and family. They are just what we wanted and really capture all the fun we had on our day. Our wedding was the best day ever and it really shows in our photos. Thank you so much Mark, we would (and will) recommend you to anyone and everyone! 5 star ★★★★★
— Becki & Ben
Mark and his second photographer took an incredible set of photos at our wedding in Cornwall in September. From intimate and candid moments to natural group shots, beautiful landscape details to worrying dance floor antics, he really captured the story of the occasion distinctively and dramatically. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout, really putting us at ease, and the results were even better than we expected from looking at his website. The final galleries were delivered within a few weeks, while he also sent us some teasers while we were still on our honeymoon - giving us a lovely and timely reminder of our day. Our only regret was that he wasn’t around for some of the other events we had planned with our guests over the weekend. Very highly recommended indeed. 5 star ★★★★★
— Eoin & Becca
If you’re looking for a discreet, artistic and creative wedding photographer in Cornwall, with the ability to capture emotional and hilarious moments, then look no further!! Getting the photos back revealed so many amazing moments and were simply a joy to go through..again and again. We had a large venue so coverage was a concern however Mark managed it perfectly, getting a great balance of locations as well as capturing specific requested moments. Marks a lovely guy and it was a pleasure having him there on the day to help us capture the day! 5 star ★★★★★
— Jess & Chaz

J & C

Mark was absolutely fantastic, such a lovely genuine person, even helped drive the bridesmaids when they were left without a lift to the church! The photos were so much better than I could’ve ever imagined, I’m so happy we went for the full day package, was so worth it. Mark blended into the background and managed to get so many perfect shots of the wedding party getting ready and these carried on throughout the day to capture all of the fun. Have already recommended to a few friends.
Thank you so much Mark! x 5 star ★★★★★
— Lauren & Luke
Mark’s reportage style of photography was perfect for our wedding. My husband hates having his photo taken so I wanted a photographer who would be unobtrusive but capture all of the important moments, and Mark certainly delivered. Mark’s range of cameras was also excellent. We had a fire poi and juggling display at dusk and his technical skills really came into their own when he captured some superb shots. 5 star ★★★★★
— Kate & Chris
Mark did an amazing job of capturing our day. The style and editing of his photos is absolutely class! We’re so happy with our photos and would recommend Mark to anyone; on top of being a brilliant wedding photographer, he is also a really nice guy and was a pleasure to have around on the day. 5 star ★★★★★
— Annie & Lee

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Not only is Mark incredibly talented but he was such a calming influence to have with us on our wedding day. His photography is spectacular and unobtrusive, can’t recommend highly enough! 5 star ★★★★★
— Kim & Alfie
We chose Mark as our wedding photographer purely on the merits of the images he shared on his website as neither of wanted staged photographs, we were looking for something more natural and flowing. Mark documented our wedding day for us in the exact manor that we had asked. On the day he blended in so effortlessly and was so unobtrusive that my husband, our guests and I completely forgot he was there. The resulting photographs were amazing and told the story of our perfect day, from getting ready, ceremony, wedding breakfast to our cruise on the River Fal. We cannot recommend Mark highly enough. He has given us our day to re-live time and time again because of the wonderful images he created.  5 star ★★★★★
— Nic & Mark
Absolutely amazing photographer. We highly recommend Mark as a reportage wedding photographer. We got the most amazing pictures from our wedding and Mark really took his time both before and after the day to understand what we wanted. The result was a collection of natural, beautiful, timeless images that tell the story of our amazing wedding at Nancarrow Farm. 5 star ★★★★★
— Majken & Jordan

M & J

Mark recently did our pre wedding photo shoot and also our wedding day. We are not from Cornwall so we was unsure of who to use but we are so pleased we trusted mark with photographing our special day. He was so friendly and approachable from the start and made us all feel at ease. We are not mad keen on posing shots so the way in which mark works was perfect for us. He captures the story from start to finish without you realising he is there. So he has captured some truly amazing pictures and we are so so happy with them. He also edits all of the images as you would like them and is always available on the end of the phone or via email should you have any queries along the way. Mark is a top bloke and his talent is incredible. 5 star ★★★★★
— Donna & James
Mark is an absolute star, he made us feel totally relaxed and loved having him as our wedding photographer. we cannot recommend enough. his ability to capture special and heartfelt moments is pure genius and his style is beautiful and unique. thank you so much for all your hard work and giving us our dream wedding photos. 5 star ★★★★★
— Sarah & Ben
The photos that Mark took for our wedding day were absolutely amazing, we could not have asked for a better set of photos to remember our special day. Mark was incredibly professional and very helpful in the run up to the day itself, making sure everything was organised and ready to go. We could not recommend Mark highly enough. 5 star ★★★★★
— Jess & Gavin
They say a photo is worth a thousand words... and Mark Shaw Photography absolutely justifies that. Looking through our wedding album brought me indescribable feelings of happiness, love and every emotion in between! Mark was able to capture all the beautiful moments we can look back on for the rest of our lives. He’s the type of photographer who will give you 100% of his timeless effort and will exceed your expectations! Our photos are breath-taking and we are SO happy that we were able to work with him. Mark, you deserve to be recognised as one of the BEST photographers out there and a HUGE THANK YOU for being a part of one of the most significant days of our lives! 5 star ★★★★★
— Laura & Chris
Mark we couldn’t thank you enough for the amazing photos you captured on our wedding day, you really are an exceptional photographer and we’re absolutely over the moon with our photos, thank you so much again for covering our day and giving us great memories to look back on. 5 star ★★★★★
— Kirstie & Michael
We really can’t recommend Mark enough, we were absolutely over the moon with the photos he took of our wedding day at Trevenna Barns in Cornwall. It felt that he went above and beyond to capture the mood of the day, we love his documentary style and how he managed to seek out the special moments. Seeing our photos for the first time was really emotional and brought the memories flooding back, it’s been lovely sharing them with our family and friends. Having 800+ edited photos is amazing, now we just have the challenge of trying to single out our favourites to frame! 5 star ★★★★★
— Amy & Dan
Mark was a fantastic success as our wedding photographer. He spent time to really listen to our preference for style of photography and then delivered pictures that really fit with that. We are delighted with our pictures and feel they really capture the feel of the day as we remember it. He was also a pleasure to have around on the day and was wonderfully discreet and unobtrusive, which is what we wanted. He is also friendly and has been very efficient to deal with. We would recommend him as a wedding photographer to anyone, and would definitely consider asking him to photograph any other of our major events in the future. 5 star ★★★★★
— Shelly & Freddie
Absolutely love our wedding photos, we’re so happy with how you captured the day! It’s been so nice looking back over them, especially seeing the pictures of moments we weren’t around for. The still life detail shots are lovely moments to capture too. So happy we asked you...your style of photography is beautiful. Thank you so much! 5 star ★★★★★
— Rosie & Alan
Just had our photos back - absolutely blown away at how incredible they are. Stunning!! Every single detail has been captured beautifully. So so happy and can not wait to share them with family and friends. Tells the story from start to finish, even at the end where it starts to get a bit...ok very drunken (Matt playing air guitar with my leg!), wouldn’t have it any other way. Had the time of my life - Thank you so much Mark you are crazy talented. 5 star ★★★★★
— Becky & Matt
We were so thrilled with our Wedding photos. The artistic and casual way which you managed to capture our wedding day is something really very special and we were amazed when we looked through them as we just don’t remember you being there photographing everything you did, and when we were aware of you taking pictures, we both felt completely at ease, as nothing was staged, but rather you captured everything naturally. I think the whole collection of photos tells the story of our day exactly as we remember it. We are so happy we chose you and would absolutely recommend you to any couple who are looking for a documentary style wedding photographer in Cornwall. 5 star ★★★★★
— Rachel & Chris
We had such an amazing experience with Mark on our wedding day. He was discreet and captured all of our most precious moments throughout the day and in to the evening.. We didn’t even know he was there! Mark was professional and in the end he felt like more of a friend than just a ‘wedding photographer’. We are absolutely chuffed with the 700 photos we have received of our special day! Would highly recommend Mark if you are looking for candid, relaxed and an extremely natural style of photographs! 5 star ★★★★★
— Lucy & Bert