Choosing the right wedding photographer is an incredibly important decision. Your pictures will be one of your only physical reminders of your day. It’s important you choose someone easy to get along with, someone who can communicate effectively and someone who is passionate about their art. A sense of humour helps too…
Below are a selection of recent reviews from weddings I was privileged to be part of. My Facebook page and Instagram will also give you a good feel of the type of person and photographer I am. If you are allergic to exclamation marks, please look away now…
Marcus shot our wedding at Lodge Park in the summer and we were blown away by the results. He is a talented photographer who can be seen lurking behind the bushes (in a good way) to get the most incredible natural as well as posed shots. He put us at ease throughout the day, followed our photo plan down to the T and suggested some amazing shots around the grounds of Lodge park that we hadn’t considered. He even whisked us away at one point to get some fantastic pictures of the sunset. We cannot recommend Marcus enough for your wedding day!
Chris & Becky
Dear Marcus, how on earth can we convey how much we love the pictures and how much you being there on the day meant?! The words thank you don’t really seem enough.
From before we got engaged, knowing we wanted you to be our photographer was already decided. Meeting you only cemented that. We didn’t know when or where or anything useful, just that we wanted you to capture it…and by the time we got to the big day, we would have wanted you there as a friend to celebrate regardless of photos.
And the photos themselves! You captured the day perfectly. The colours! The laughter! The general silliness! The cranes! These are photos we will treasure forever and we cannot thank you enough. But beyond that, thank you for sharing our day, for being so awesome and being you.
Rosy & Jem
We just wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job on our wedding day. Not only are we over the moon with the photos of how you captured the day but your laid back attitude put everyone at ease on the day and it was really appreciated.
Chloe & Joe
Dear Marcus, Thank you so much for being outright amazing on our wedding day. You made both of us feel so relaxed that at times we almost for got you were there…and when the images came back we were absolutely blown away.
We honestly cannot thank you enough. You managed to capture the feel of the day so well and these pictures will be so special to us and will allow us to relive the big day over and over again.
Clara & Hugh
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for being our photographer on our wedding day. We are so in love with all our photos (all 608 of them!) – they are perfect and the house will be filled with them soon. We knew we wanted you at our wedding when we met you last year. You fitted in so nicely to the day, my mum even thought we had known you for years! Thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly.
Paul & Hannah
Marcus first came to my attention as a recommendation from another wedding supplier. I looked at his website and many others but his photo gallery brought me to tears – the photos were exactly what I was looking for, they told a story. His work is amazing and this was all made easier for us as we had got to know Marcus at our pre-shoot.
Whilst I was unsure about having a pre-shoot it was well worth it, a great ice-breaker and really good fun. On the big day, Marcus was with us for pretty much twelve hours and he snapped away in the background and we forget he was there. The quality of the photos is amazing and they definitely encapsulate the day. Also, he is top bloke and I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Heather & Chris
We simply adore our wedding photographs. We cannot thank you enough for doing such an incredible job. So many of our guests have commented on how warm and friendly you were, and how relaxed you made them feel. And of course, we agree whole heartedly with them! As a result, the photographs are so natural, and really portray what a happy day it was. We cannot recommend you highly enough!
Louise & Sebastian
When your wedding guests repeatedly tell you on the day how great it must be having your friend as your photographer, that’s a pretty good sign right?! Because that is how Marcus works. He was so chilled, relaxed and fun! He seemed to absolutely love his job. There was no stuffy bossing around for group portraits, we never once felt on the spot or awkward around the camera. And for me, someone that is a massive control freak and obsessed with getting good pictures, I quickly realised on the day we were in very safe hands and I trusted him with every shot he was taking. We were really keen to have fun, relaxed, ‘snapshot’ photos and that’s exactly what we got! We are in love with the photos and couldn’t have imagined better pictures.
Rosie & Harry
We first met Marcus at a wedding fair having previously seen his work online. His friendly, relaxed and professional manner coupled with his stunning photos made us instantly know he was going to be our wedding photographer. It also helped that he had worked at our wedding venue, The Barn at Upcote, many times before and had a good knowledge of the best places to get the perfect photos. The communication leading up the big day was great, always replying promptly to our email and questions and advising us on a list of group shots we may like on the day.
By the time I arrived at The Barn on the morning of the wedding, Marcus was already there snapping away. He captured every detail from setting up, through the ceremony and wedding breakfast to the first dance and into the night – a total of over 10 hours. He did all of this without ever being intrusive and blending seamlessly into the background. In fact, at times we forgot we were even being photographed.
For our personal shots he led us around the barns into the beautiful gardens, around the venue’s lake and into the corn fields with the setting sun giving the most beautiful of backdrops. His relaxed personality made us both feel at ease and although we are not the most photogenic of couples we actually enjoyed the whole experience. When the 700+ digital copies arrived, we were blown away by their beauty and attention to detail. The hardest part now is choosing our favourites to include in an album. If you’re looking a professional, laid-back and friendly wedding photographer with an eye for beautiful photos and attention to detail then Bigeye is the man for you. Thank you so much for giving us photos we will cherish for our lifetime.
Abbi & Matt
Where do we begin in thanking you for capturing our special day? You made sure that every detail was captured and everyone we loved was pictured. At all times you put us first, making sure we felt relaxed while getting the best images possible. We love them so much and they bring us so much joy. You are more thanjust a photographer, you are our friend and our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Kelly & Dan
Marcus, thank you again for helping us to preserve all our special memories of the best day ever at our wedding. We had such a fantastic day and your photos completely capture that. They are all amazing and we absolutely love looking at them. We will forever treasure them. You helped keep the day fun and the guests really enjoyed your company. You captured all of our favourite moments and more. Thank you so much!
Lizzie & Lewis
Marcus managed to capture all the love and joy from our wedding day perfectly in his photographs! He fitted into the wedding so easily, mingling with all our guests and taking photos in a wonderfully unobtrusive manner. It’s been a pleasure getting to know and working with Marcus and all our guests commented on how lovely he was. Thank you so much for the photos, they’re such a treasure to have! Would recommend 100%!
Ellie & Andy
Absolutely fantastic!! Marcus was professional and so helpful on our wedding day. He really captured so many great moment and the pictures were fantastic. Thank you!
Henry & Becky
Thank you so much, super exciting to receive the link after returning from honeymoon a few days ago and now re-live our day. So so many amazing photos to treasure of all our family and friends, we are delighted with them all. We love the blend of b&w classic pics to arty shots! So happy. It was a pleasure to have you there on our day, we didn’t even realise you had snapped so many moments. Thank you again- we will be happy to spread the word of your talents to other newly engaged friends!
Sophie and Russell
Laura & Loretta
Marcus is a 5* photographer! He put us completely at ease and was a joy to be around on our special day. Our photos are first class and it’s hard to pick our favourite – a great problem to have. He captured some moments that I didn’t even realise were happening and he blended in so well with our guests. I would recommend him time and time again!
Izzy & George
Marcus sent us our photos at lightning speed- and they are absolutely phenomenal! Asking Marcus to shoot our wedding was the first joint decision we made and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. We got endless compliments on the engagement photos he took way back in May. He was game to have some fun with props we brought (smoke bombs!) and tried a lot of different things to get us to warm up in front of his lens. At the wedding, he was a treat and our guests are raving about the amazing photos. Thanks a million Marcus- we’re so happy with everything.
When we met up with you, we felt like you knew exactly what we wanted.We booked you straight away and included a pre-shoot which we were dreading! You made us feel so relaxed and we got into the swing of it after a few shots. Once we got those images back we knew you were going to do an amazing job at the wedding and we were not wrong!
We honestly cannot thank you enough. You really captured the feel of the day and I need to say sorry for giving you more editing work with the bouncy castle shots! But we’re actually not sorry as they look awesome!We couldn’t have picked a better photographer and will 100% recommend you to all our friends and family.
OH MY GOODNESS!!! We absolutely love the photos!! Thank you so much! They are all amazing and we cannot wait to share them. We got back from honeymoon yesterday so this is the perfect ‘back to reality’ present – thank you!
Marcus, thank you so so so much!I’ll never be able to thank you enough for all the amazing photos. I’ve done no work today as I’ve just been looking through them all so I’ll probably be fired but at least I’ll have the pictures. They just bring back all the happy memories. I can’t wait to sit down with my parents and view the slideshow. I literally can’t wait to show everyone. Those pictures are so special to us – they are beyond beautiful.
Hi Marcus, I’ve been meaning to say a big thankyou for the pics, they look ace! Everyone is super happy. The blog is awesome too, we’ve had lots of lovely comments. Thank you!
The images are absolutely stunning – you really captured every element of our day – such beautiful vibrant colours, really inventive pictures and so many images. From your relaxed personality right through to the stunning result of the images captured. We are extremely grateful for the time and effort you put into our wedding. Thankyou so much for everything, we are delighted.
Marcus! We are all absolutely blown away! You have captured the best day of our lives in such a way that will allow all of us to keep the memories fresh in our minds forever.We can’t thanks you enough. No words can really explain how grateful we are. You have been amazing all the way through! How lucky are we that we had a guy like you (who I genuinely feel like I could now call a friend) to make a day that’s gone in the blink of an eye, everlasting through your photos. You are truly talented!
We wanted to say theank you for our amazing wedding pictures. Although we hadn’t met you before the day, we both felt so relaxed upon meeting you and you were a welcome addition to our wedding.The pictures are so lovely, that every time we look at them we find a new favourite.
You captured all the small details that we spent hours discussing but actually didn’t see on the day, so we are very grateful for the wonderful memories.Hopefully one day we can use you for a family shoot!
Louise and Stu
Thank you so much for the photos!! They are perfect and exactly what we wanted, we really feel they captured the day and was great looking back through all of them! Not only are the photos great but it was a pleasure to have you there on the day, you really slotted in to the day!
Alex and I could not recommend you more, Marcus.After we initially set up our pub-based hello after coming across your website and loving your style of photography, we booked 20 minutes after we left and we are so glad we did. The photos are everything that we were hoping and reflect our lovely day perfectly. Alex and I knew from the start that we wanted relaxed photos that were vibrant and captured moments not poses.We couldn’t be happier – thank you!
Marcus was brilliant. Very professional. Captured our day beautifully with memories we can grow old with! Highly recommended!
Amy and Julie
Marcus you haven’t only given us indescribably stunning pictures from our unforgettable wedding day.You have given us a way of experiencing it over and over again. It was absolutely great having you there with us all day, for not only are you the greatest photographer ever (I have 40 other Norwegians to back me up on that!), you are also a truly wonderful person who made us feel so comfortable.
Hi Marcus,we absolutely LOVE the photos! You brought me to tears. You captured every special moment. Everyone is desperate to see the pics, thanks so much!
Marcus, we wanted to thank you so much for taking the photos on our wedding day. It all went by in such a blur that having the photos that you took is the most wonderful gift – you captured the laughter, the tears of joy and the whole atmosphere of the day so perfectly. I cannot stop looking at the images and smiling. I have recommended you countless times and will continue to do so. Massive thank you!
We are so glad we chose Marcus as our wedding photographer. We knew when we met him that he was the right man for the job! Our pre-wedding engagement shoot allowed us (and our pug) to get accustomed to his style and to be in front of a camera. He encouraged us to relax and be ourselves without being demanding or instructing to pose in unrealistic ways. We loved our resulting engagement photos and couldn’t wait to see what he would do for our wedding.
It was like having another friend with us there on the wedding day, we felt so at ease with him and everyone has said what a fantastic job he did. Thank you for such wonderful photos, memories to treasure forever.
There is a reason he is well respected locally and is a preferred supplier for venues around these parts. He truly is fantastic at his job and is beyond passionate. And above all that, a friendly and likable chap.We would definitely recommend him.
Marcus, we know we have said this a million times already but we just want to say a HUGE thank you for being our photographer at our wedding in November. You captured the day to perfection and we have memories to last a lifetime! The hardest task now is picking a favourite!!
From the minute we met you, we knew you were the one!! We absolutely loved our pre-wedding shoot and honestly couldn’t recommend this more as it really made us feel so at ease on our wedding day. We have had so many brilliant comments about you and your photos from our guests – you really did a truly fantastic job, thank you.
Caroline and Ian
Marcus was great with us from start to finish, from the initial discussions over email and Facebook messenger (he replies very promptly and was clear on his prices which isn’t always the case with photographers) to meeting for an ‘engagement shoot’ which helped us get to know him and his style, to the day itself. On the big day, he was everything you would want to be from a photographer – got all the shots we wanted and we were left with a set of fantastic shots that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Nice bloke too!
Mark and Felicity
Thank you so much Marcus for our amazing wedding photos we are so pleased with the result! You really captured the fun relaxed feeling from the day and everyone looks so comfortable and happy which is a true reflection on you as a person too. Many of our guests also said how lovely you were. You were very professional and organised the group shots we wanted quickly and then got some beautiful shots of Dan and I.
From your style of photography we didn’t feel like we were taken away from our guests for too long and we could really enjoy the day so got some great natural shots too. Our photos are beautiful and we will enjoy looking at them and sharing them to take us back to the best day of our lives! Thank you so much!
We are so pleased we chose you Marcus to photograph our Wedding.We really enjoyed getting to know you on the engagement shoot and on the big day itself you were so relaxed and put everyone at ease, even my Mum! You’ve provided us with an amazing set of photos which we will treasure forever. I’d wholeheartedly recommend you to any couple looking for a wedding photographer. And although our wedding is now over, the photos we now have will provide us with memories to last a lifetime, and we’ll be forever grateful to you for that.
Rebecca and Chris
Hi Marcus, we received the lovely little box of wonderful photos yesterday, thank you so much, they are amazing!You have captured the feel of the day so well and the shots of Le Manoir deserve a whole album on their own.
Gary and Sarah
Thank you so much for all your hard work, patience and understanding both before and on our wedding day. We have never classed ourselves as being overly photogenic but you have created such beautiful pictures and captured so many wonderful memories of love, laughter and emotion. We are forever indebted to you. Looking through the images was such a joy and will remain that way for the rest of our lives.
It’s difficult to put into words how thrilled we were that you photographed our wedding – from when we first met you we knew we were onto something special. You really truly brought the wedding to life through your pictures and we are able to relive the day again and again (and again!) by looking through them.
Neither of us have liked having our photo taken in the past but your enthusiasm and happy spirit really made it such a great experience. The colour and life that comes through in your images is amazing – as I said, it’s hard to put into words how pleased we are and they are pictures that we will always treasure. Thank you so, so much!
I don’t think we can or ever will get tired of looking through our wedding photos. You captured how the day felt in every picture, our best day ever. I don’t even remember seeing you take any! You’re fabulous and will be recommended to everyone I know. My official ‘family photographer!’
Cerri and Rich
From the moment we met you, we knew we had landed ourselves not only a brilliant photographer but also a whole heap of fun too!Doing a pre-shoot was one of my favourite days leading up to the wedding; we laughed all day long and LOVED the pictures.I have no idea where you were on our wedding day but you captured, the love, the emotion, the laughter and the tears perfectly.
Doing a first look with you was a fabulous idea – they are magical pictures we will treasure forever. Not only are you a thoroughly good bloke, a great laugh and fabulous to work with – you are also a genius photographer.
We wanted to say thank you very much for our wedding pictures. They are simply amazing and everything we could have wished for! You captured those special moments without us realising it – the image attached is one of our favourites! We are about to head off on our honeymoon which will bring back such wonderful memories of our day.
A flawless experience with Marcus. We knew when we met him at the venue ahead of the wedding, that we had made the right choice. The photos were perfect and completely reflected the preferences we’d discussed beforehand together with some wonderful creative choices we would never have thought of. He wasn’t an overbearing presence on the day as you worry a wedding photographer might be, but he certainly wasn’t a pushover either. He was extremely professional and had great rapport with ourselves and our guests. Friends of our actually chose him to be their photographer the following year.
Lizzie and GaryMarcus at Bigeye Photography was the best wedding photographer we could ever have wished for. We chose the package with the engagement shoot, a full day’s shooting at the wedding and an A3 album – we absolutely love all our photos, and look through our stunning album frequently. Marcus is so friendly and relaxed, he made everything super-easy – we barely noticed he was there during the ceremony and the candid shots, and when we were doing the formal shots and couple’s shots, it was as if we’d just invited another friend to our wedding.
Ellie and PhilBelieve it or not, I actually arranged my wedding date and venue based on Marcus’s availability. He is the best there is and is well worth every penny. I knew several people who had Marcus photograph their weddings and had seen the results, so knew he was the one to do it for us. Once he was booked in (book well ahead as he is very much in demand), the rest fell into place, and we ended up with the most wonderful, personal collection of wedding photos we could have hoped for.
Marcus captured so many priceless little moments and did it in his fresh, contemporary style. The rapport you have with your wedding photographer is so important and besides being a great photographer, what Marcus does so well is to put you at ease. Having an engagement shoot helps a lot with this too. My husband and I both feel incredibly awkward in front of a camera, but with
Marcus’s easy, relaxed, professional manner, no-one looking at our photos would ever know! He made the whole experience a lot of fun and I can’t recommend him highly enough!
Thank you so so much for our incredible wedding photos, we really can’t quite describe how much we love them.
Sitting down to look through the photos has made us laugh and cry, they tell the story of the day so beautifully – bringing it to life with colour and somehow manage to capture the emotion, laughter and antics in a still image. They are everything we hoped for, lots of natural photos of our friends and family having an incredible time!
Chris and I don’t consider ourselves the most photogenic or confident in front of the camera, but you really put us at ease and made it so much fun .
In fact the times we slipped away with you to get photos as a couple are some of our favourite moments from the day. We can’t recommend you enough!
Marcus is truly an amazing photographer having shot me and my wife’s wedding at Elmore Court in 2016, he was extremely personable, knew exactly what we wanted and was always in the cut, never interfering with the flow of the event, I’d 100% recommend him.
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all the card work you carried out on the day and all the prep in the lead up. You’ve truly captured awesome shots of the day, everytime Ilook at them I start to relive the day. We had the best time and hope you enjoyed capturing some of the Italian traditions! Thanks again for your brilliant photography
We have received the pictures and all I can say is WOW – we love them.You had hard subjects to work with and you managed to get great pictures of the day (I had my eyes open and everything!) It was great to get some really natural pictures of everyone enjoying themselves – the ones of dad and me I particularly love. Thank you for being part of our day and doing such an amazing job!
We wanted to officially say a huge thank you for everything! Thank you for being such a wonderful, fun and friendly photographer, you made us feel at ease when we first met you on our engagement shoot and so many people commented on how fabulous and friendly you were on the day. We love that nothing was too much effort. Most importantly, thank you for our beautiful photos.You truly captured our day so perfectly, every detail and personality shines through and your photos really represent the memories we will treasure forever.
Rhys and Emma
Thankyou so much for our wonderful wedding photos and for being an all round awesome wedding photographer! We absolutely love the photos, you captured those really special moments – everyone looks so relaxed and happy – and those happy memories are brought to life every time we look at them. Thank you also for all of your help on the day and for making us feel so at ease. We could not have asked for a better photographer.
Ruth and Darren
We chose Marcus for our wedding day.The photos were of really good quality and well chosen for when it came to the photo album.Marcus also helped by having a nice approachable and relaxed atmosphere. He helped make the whole experience a nice one. I would fully recommend Bigeye photography for any wedding or any other occasion.
Luke and Laura
We have just arrived home from honeymoon to a lovely surprise…our wedding photos! Thank you so much, we are thrilled! We would both like to thank you so much, you have been fantastic from the very beginning. You helped us relax at our engagement shoot and blended in seamlessly at our wedding. So many guests commented on how brilliant they thought you were and the shots you managed to capture are perfect.
Helen and Joe
Hi Marcus, thank you soooo much!! They are amazing!!! I can’t believe how much you captured. I’m so pleased, I can’t wait to show everyone and get them printed. You really captured the day from beginning to end and there are some really funny ones! Thank you.
Claire and John
We received the photos last night and looked at them all over a glass (or two or three) of wine. They are GORGEOUS, so, so happy, you did an amazing job.I keep having another peek at them during the day. We love everything you did…you are really amazing! Also thank you for spending the day with us, it wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Mark and Jeannine
We have received the USB. The photos are great, thank you so much! We really enjoyed having a first look through and reminiscing about our incredible day. Thank you for getting them back so quickly.
Andy and Clare
We wanted to thank you for capturing our wedding day so perfectly.We have just received the album which we are thrilled with. It was brilliant to meet you too before the day for our engagement shoot which put us at ease in from of the camera. You were so professional on the day, we hardly knew you were there. Many of our guests commented on how great they thought you were.
James and Jessica
Marcus was just amazing from start to finish! We originally spotted him at a friends wedding and straight away knew he was the photographer for us! He was friendly and approachable from the start in all of the planning and was brilliant on the day too! We hardly knew he was there and ended up with some lovely photos to treasure! Can’t recommend him highly enough! 🌟
Sara and ColmAmazing photographs, and Marcus is very easy to work with. His natural photographs captured the spirit of our wedding day beautifully.
Amy and Paul
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful photographer – we absolutely love the photos – they completely capture our perfect day. We were delighted with the end product. Thanks also for how easy you made the day, you blended in so naturally – which was especially important whilst getting ready. We really appreciate it.
John and Lucy