North Yorkshire-based photographer Mark knows he has the best job in the world. Why? Because he gets to travel the local region – and to more exotic climes – spending the best of day of his clients’ lives capturing all of their happily-ever-after moments, from tentative altar-side waiting and bridal party preening to the last dance and sparkler procession.
Fitting in seamlessly with your celebrations, he admits he’ll be the one found ‘always behind a Canon camera, but with a huge smile on my face’. Gorgeous candid snaps and positive vibes? What more can a couple want from the man recording the greatest party of their lives?
Full Coverage: If the words ‘strike a pose’ bring you out in a cold sweat, look no further! Valentina Weddings is all about reportage-style photography. Mark’s storytelling approach means that he wants to showcase all that is natural, honest and fun about your wedding day.
Using a varied kit of fast modern cameras and zoom lenses, he’s prepared for a full day of documenting every unguarded romantic moment big and small.
From stills of your groom’s awestruck reaction to your big entrance and your tentative first dance steps to snapshots of your friends giggling over flutes of fizz at the drinks reception and your head in your hands as your dad regales guests with your most embarrassing teenage exploits, he will ensure that every little nuanced detail of your day is committed to memory.
And despite having a tech haul that would make a paparazzo green with envy, past wedding clients have always remarked on his relaxed, unobtrusive manner – often, brides and grooms don’t even remember a shot being taken.
Prepare to compile a wedding album full of real moments, real emotions and real love.
World Perspective: Planning to say ‘I do’ overseas?
Wherever you plan to tie the knot, rest assured this photographer will travel – and go to that extra length to get creative shots that really make the most of your exceptional big-day backdrop, whether it be the sun sinking into the Aegean Sea or the mountains rising out of Lake Garda.
Having covered nuptials across the globe since 2008, Valentina Weddings is experienced in adapting packages to fit a couple’s requirements, although each and every package is complemented with a stunning wedding album from Jorgensen of Australia.
The perfect solution for couples who’d be likely to cringe at watching their own wedding video back, Valentina Weddings’ photofilms are the perfect add-on to a big-day photography package. Melding a selection of your favourite from the day with a romantic soundtrack and excerpts from the speeches, it's a great way to keep those treasured memories alive forever. Mark also provides a spectacular photo booth service, Valentina Photobooth – check it out here.