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 including recent weddings where I have both photographed and filmed, producing images, a highlight film and full ceremony and speeches films. My Instagram will also give you a great feel of the type of person and photographer I am.
My email I shared with Marcus says everything you need to know about him;
“We opened some bubbles last night and watched our incredible video followed by our watching the slideshow of every single photo! The photos and videos are out of this world and surpassed our expectations. We cried, we laughed and we relived the most special day we have ever had.
The attention to detail and your ability to capture the magic of our day is truly inspiring. Every photo we will treasure forever and we cannot thank you enough for capturing those precious moments so beautifully.
Your work will hold such a special place in our hearts and we will cherish these memories for a lifetime. Thank you for your professionalism, dedication and passion from start to finish – we knew we chose the right man for the job after our first meeting. Thank you for providing us with a lasting keepsake that we will treasure for a lifetime to come. Not sure how many more times I can say thank you but THANK YOU!!!”
Ellie & Scott
We cannot recommend Marcus enough, he was absolutely amazing on our wedding day. For two people who are not the most natural at having their picture taken, he made us feel so at ease and so comfortable, making us laugh and cracking the jokes! He was so good at organising everyone and managing to capture all the moments we wanted. We had our 3 crazy dogs and our 4 year old nephew at the wedding and Marcus was so amazing with all of them, he had a lot of patience for them and we are so grateful for that as we have the best pictures and memories to keep forever! Marcus sent over nearly 900 photos of our wedding and every single picture we absolutely love, they were also sent to us so quickly. We cannot thank you enough for capturing our day so perfectly! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer then look no further!
Hannah & Josh
We genuinely couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer than Marcus. Neither of us are very comfortable in front of a camera and were nervous that we’d feel awkward having photos taken on our wedding day, but with Marcus we needn’t have worried at all. He was so chilled out, friendly, and fun to be around, completely matching the vibe of our wedding and putting us at totally at ease. All of our guests loved him on the day and commented on how fantastic he was! He got our photos to us so much quicker than we expected and they are absolutely amazing – so colourful and vibrant (even from a rainy October day!), and everyone looks so happy and radiant! There isn’t a single one where anyone looks self conscious or staged, even in the posed group shots. Marcus is such an expert at capturing the most natural, happy moments, which is everything we wanted in our wedding photos. When we look at them they bring us right back to the joy we felt on the day. We love them so much and so does everyone we’ve shared them with. Thanks for everything Marcus, you’re incredible!
Alexia & Chloe
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer to have for our wedding than Marcus at Bigeye Photography! Right from our initial zoom meeting, Marcus put us at ease and we felt completely comfortable and ourselves around him which was very important to us. On the day, he was amazing in capturing some of our most beautiful moments and also acting a little like our second wedding planner when needed. Our guests had wonderful things to say about how friendly he was and everyone has loved the photos. We couldn’t recommend him more. Thank you so much!!
Christina & Steven
We had an incredible experience with Marcus – he was friendly, had an excellent understanding of our venue, and delivered beautiful photos! What made our experience truly special was the personal touch he added, making us feel comfortable and special throughout the day. We highly recommend Bigeye to anyone looking for a wedding photographer who goes above and beyond to capture unforgettable moments.
Gabi & Larry
Marcus photographed our wedding in September. He did a fantastic job and we are very happy with the photos. He was great at ensuring all the group photos were done and he got some fantastic photos of just me and my wife and got the timing with the evening sunlight spot on. Great job.
Glenn & Hazel
Marcus was the photographer at a friends wedding which is where I first met them. I was impressed by their work and my friend recomended them to us. I booked them for my big day following that. When booking Marcus, youre getting more than a photographer. Marcus also interacts with the guests and helps things run smoothly. I get nervous having my photo taken so I opted to have an engagement shoot first. I really recomend this as it helped me gain confidence and it felt like working with a friend which helped with anxiety. The photos turned out great which put me at ease for the big day.
Marcus was a massive help providing general advice and sorting the flow of the day with us which we greatly appreciated. I could tell that they had a lot of experience. On the wedding day itself Marcus did a brilliant job, we had all the photos we wanted and more. It never felt invasive so I got to enjoy the day fully. Friends and family also commented on how nice and helpful Marcus was. After the wedding we got the photos really quickly, the online gallery was easily sharable, so my friends and family were also very happy with all the photos. We also opted to have a video made which turned out beautifully.
S & K
Not only did Marcus photograph our wedding in April but he also created the most amazing video of our day too. He was at our wedding early in the morning and stayed into the evening to capture some amazing sparkler shots! We felt so at ease during the portrait photos and soon forgot the camera was there. His work captures so much happiness and tells the story of the day so beautifully. We would particularly recommend opting for a highlight film as it was put together so beautifully and had us in tears, it was so special being able to relive the day, especially as everything flew by so quickly! We couldn’t happier with the photos and video, and could not recommend Marcus highly enough!
Emily & Darran
So my wife assured me that this guy was the best and for a man that hates his photo taken he needed to be! Obviously I was sceptical as I’m yet to see an image of myself I like but after seeing our wedding photo collection I was genuinely surprised. It turns out this guy works miracles on the right image and edits that even I looked good for once. We were very pleased with the outcome/cost and also Marcus’ ability to communicate and also banter. He even assisted me in where and what I should be doing when he wasn’t taken pics which helped me out a lot. Thank you again Marcus and I’d 100% recommend to anyone!
Ashley & Danielle
We can’t recommend Marcus enough! Stephen and I were quite nervous about having our photos taken as we’re a bit awkward in front of a camera and not the most photogenic! Marcus made us feel so comfortable for the couples shots and the whole process felt completely natural, like we’d known him for years. When he was taking photos throughout the day we didn’t even notice he was there the majority of the time! Marcus sent our photos to us only 4 days after the wedding. We’re thrilled with the final result. We love the fact that they are so natural and really capture the emotion of the day. Thank you so much Marcus!
Katy & Stephen
Marcus does an amazing job, his photos are wonderful and he joins in the day, capturing moments without you realising he is there sometimes. It was lovely to have him photograph our wedding, especially after he also did my sister’s wedding so it was lovely to see a friendly face. Would totally recommend him to anyone!
Hannah & Matt
Marcus was our wedding photographer in November, and we honestly couldn’t recommend him more if we tried. Even before seeing the photos we were so grateful to him for everything on the day. Marcus made being in front of a camera feel so natural, and we loved how he built a rapport with every person in our wedding party. So many people have told us how much they enjoyed his presence and chatting to him, and we both loved getting to know him. Marcus calmed us both before the ceremony, managed to coordinate the group photos somehow in both a controlled yet easygoing manner, and gave us really special memories of our time just the two of us taking photos.
The photos are better than we could have ever dreamed of (and were sent to us SO quickly)! The colours, warmth, and happiness captured is incredible, and we can’t believe the amount of images that we now have, to look back on forever. Thank you so much again, Marcus. We are so grateful for the way you have captured our special day.
Lucy & Aidan
As soon as we met Marcus, we knew we had to have him photograph our wedding day. He was so friendly, had a great sense of humour and was refreshingly honest. We booked Marcus in 2018 ready for a 2020 wedding but because of Covid, finally got married in 2022! Marcus was with us every step of the way; reassuring our many worries, answering lots of questions, and giving us his honest advice.
On the day, Marcus was such a fun, calming influence who made us and our guests feel completely at ease. As such, our photos are beautifully natural and perfectly capture all the joyful, wonderful moments of the day. We honestly could not have wished for a better photographer. Thank you so much for helping to make our day one of our happiest yet!
Stephanie & Daniel
Marcus was an absolute joy to have photograph our wedding. He was professional, polite, warm, caring and all the other traits you need to be a 5 star wedding photographer! We got our photos back from him so quickly and loved every. Single. One.
Our guests commented on how lovely Marcus was and how relaxed he made them feel. I couldn’t imagine having a better experience with a photographer. Thank you Marcus.
Jane & Pip
Marcus was absolutely wonderful at our wedding. Everything was brilliant from the second we booked, his communication was excellent right the way through to sharing our photos. Our guests commented what a lovely guy he was, how he just blended into the background, we didn’t even notice he was there but when we saw the pictures he captured every single special moment and the photos were beyond anything I could have imagined! I can’t recommend Marcus enough, a super super talented photographer and lovely guy!
Olivia & Jack
Marcus. what can we say that will convey what a truly fantastic job you have done for us. We were looking through your website and this caption you wrote caught our eye..
‘A story told through my camera using light, shadow, fun, emotion and connection. I love the idea that by capturing your wedding, I’m creating a spark to ignite your memories. My photographs are a tangible reminder of your day after the vows have been said and the confetti’s been thrown.’
This truly sums you, your work ethic, your professionalism and your end results up! When you first sent us our wedding highlight video, we could not stop watching it, with tears of joy every time, without fail. But we thought it was just us, being caught up in the memories, so we put your video to the test. We set it up, so we were watching friends and families reactions when they watched it for the first time. We discovered it brought a tear to everyone, you really have created a masterpiece with our highlights video, capturing all the emotion. One that will be part of our most valued possessions.
Then we have our wedding pictures, set out in the most perfect way, accessible, organised and easy to store forever more. But the content of each picture is what blew us away, each one is an art composition in it’s own right, and for that reason, this is why it is so important for us to get across to anyone in the market for a wedding photographer, or a photographer of anything. Marcus comes very highly recommended by us. Since watching his talents at a friends wedding, to be lucky enough to book him for ours, to hanging out with him through the day, being gently shepherded into being part of our beautiful pictures, and then being privileged to see the care and effort he has afforded us. The results really do speak for themselves. Please take your time, find our highlights video, and make your own minds up. Bigeye Photography without question made our wedding!
John & Sarah – Photo & Film
Marcus was absolutely brilliant at our wedding at Hyde House. He was familiar with the venue and knew all the best spots for the most fantastic photos. He was cool, calm and collected all day and really helped to make both my wife and I feel really relaxed. He was able to sort out delivery of the photos really quickly as well. We are really pleased with all the photos, thank you so, so much!
Roz & Ben
Marcus was an amazing, talented and friendly photographer who made us feel at ease and like we were with a friend the whole day! He was familiar with our venue and knew all the best spots, times and angles to get the most perfect photos that we can look back on for the rest of our lives. If you are in the market for a photographer that will get all the bits of the wedding you don’t get to see, capture the perfect golden shots and become someone you would happily call a friend then look no further. We honestly can not recommend Marcus enough and there are not enough words to describe just how much his work is perfection! Thank you for everything you have done for us.
Suzie & Ahren
Marcus is a wonderful & kind photographer. We had an exceptionally rainy day for our wedding, and he remained calm and managed to wrangle all sorts of family and friends to capture great photos for us despite the dreadful weather meaning we couldn’t do the things we had planned. He is great at keeping everyone calm and managing key moments in the day. His communication and care in the run up to the big day was also excellent. Thanks so much.
Lauren & Oscar
Marcus at Bigeye is an amazing photographer and a pleasure to deal with. He photographed our wedding in the Cotswolds (Barn at Upcote near Cheltenham) and did a perfect job of capturing our big day. The photographs are better than we ever expected and Marcus knew exactly how to put us at ease and bring out our best sides for the camera. Marcus also worked hard all day in the background to photograph all the little details, the smiles and the interactions between our guests, so that we now have an amazing record of the day, which brings the memories roaring back. Would recommend Marcus to anyone planning a wedding.
Victoria & Adrian
Marcus is just brilliant! From our first zoom meeting, he just knew his stuff and made sure that the vibe was fun, natural with a bit of creativeness thrown in! We had an engagement shoot with him earlier in the year and the photos were great and knew we had made the right choice! On our wedding day he was more a guest and we didn’t feel like we had a photographer following us around all day – but having seen the pictures he was definitely there and in all the right places as they are the best memories we have of our day!
Carla & Russel
Marcus was a fantastic photographer for our wedding day. He really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted and even stepped up with a drum solo when another supplier we relied on let us down. Everything you want in a photographer and more!
Shamilah & Phil
We were so happy we went with Marcus as our wedding photographer. We absolutely love the photos he captured of our day, exactly what we wanted. He also really put us both at ease during planned shots as well as members of our wedding party. Thank you Marcus
Nicky & Brad
Marcus photographed my wedding last August (Our 3rd date after postponing twice) He was so flexible with our new dates which was great. Right from initially meeting Marcus, we knew he was going to do a great job. He was super friendly and we loved his style. We had a pre shoot which I would recommend. It meant we got to know each other before the big day and get used to being photographed. The pre shoot photos came back and we loved them so much. When the wedding finally came round, Marcus was great at making everyone feel at ease, whilst seamlessly blending in to the background and taking lots of great candid shots. He did a great job, and I would be happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Thanks Marcus!
Bea & Adam
Marcus was booked as our photographer for our scaled down wedding during the Covid pandemic and we could not have been happier with the pictures that he captured of our day. He was so flexible and accommodating after we changed our original plans and instantly put us and our small wedding party at ease on the day itself. He did a fantastic job of ensuring that we have treasured photos from our wedding and we would definitely recommend him to other couples looking to find their perfect photographer.
Jas & James
Marcus was our wedding photographer and he was fantastic and very discreet on our day when we barely noticed he was there! When he did whisk us away for some private shots, he took us to a great location and we got some amazing pictures. We decided to get the printed wedding album and we weren’t disappointed! We would highly recommend Marcus!
Bethan & Pete
Marcus was brilliant!! I don’t know where to begin in terms of the positive comments. He worked so hard all day capturing all the key moments from my bridesmaids and I getting ready, all the way through to the first few dances. He was incredibly responsive on email and worked so hard to help produce our amazing wedding album. Thank you so much again!
Sophie & Alex
Marcus was amazing at our wedding, he blended in so well as if he was one of our guests. He was so friendly and fun whilst I was getting ready with my bridesmaids too. Our photos were really natural and caught in the moment which is exactly what we wanted, he captured all the fun and laughs perfectly. Would highly recommend!
Maxine & Terry
Marcus was one of the Photographers that came highly recommended by our venue. We looked through some of his work and instantly new his style suited what we had in mind for our big day. We also loved that the package came with an engagement shoot. We did this in April 2021, in a location of our choosing (but with some helpful suggestions from Marcus!) and it was such a fun morning! It was also a fantastic opportunity to get used to being in front of the camera and therefore we were able to feel comfortable on the big day itself.
Fast forward to September 2021 and our wedding day! We couldn’t have done the day without Marcus. His experience and expertise shone through and he was such a guiding hand throughout the day! Our venue and hair/make up artist were so pleased to hear we’d chosen him – he truly has a great reputation with everyone he works with! This is becoming a long and rambling review, but in essence, chose Marcus at Bigeye Photography – you won’t be disappointed!!
Rachel & Dave
We are so pleased that we chose you to photograph our big day!! You captured our day and all the details so beautifully and made us feel so at ease on the day. Thank you!
Grace & Jack
Thank you so much for being our wedding photographer, the photos are absolutely amazing and we are over the moon with them! The photos capture every moment of the day perfectly and tell the most amazing story of our wedding day: all the smiles and laughter and all of the emotion, they are so incredible and so beautiful. We really cannot thank you enough for everything and for all of your help and support over the last year. Thank you again!
Jack & Natasha
Thank you so much for capturing our day so beautifully. We are so in love with the pictures and are so grateful we will have those memories forever!
Nicola & Felix
We wanted to send you a little note to say another massive thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so special. You honestly captured the story of the day so well – we love reliving it all. Everyone loved you and you were so ‘us’ we knew we had to have you on board when we met you in Cheltenham all that time ago. You slotted into the day and managed somehow to get everywhere and capture everything – your a magician and we loved having you as part of the wedding team! Many thanks.
Emily & Sam
Imogen & Craig
Jake & I want to thank you for the beautiful photography you took on our wedding day. Everyone has loved them and we will treasure them always. I’m so pleased you were part of the wedding.
Laura & Jake
‘It’s hard to quantify just how vital to our whole wedding experience Marcus proved to be. We were married on the 10th of October 2020, with Covid-19 restrictions aplenty. Through changes of plans, last-minute adjustments, back-and-forths over numbers and who could and couldn’t come to the wedding, Marcus was with us all the way, from our first contact with him up until the days immediately after the wedding. At all times we felt like valued, important clients, never forgotten and never sidelined. He has remained level-headed and professional throughout the current crisis, and really contributed to our feeling that despite numerous compromises, the wedding was still everything we wanted and needed it to be.
He adapted to every new challenge and supported us throughout the crazy few months leading up to the day, constantly coming up with different ways we could capture every precious moment, and even helping us work out the best running order for everything, which was key given the shortened timescales and restricted activities. He kept us on track during the day, making sure we were where we needed to be, becoming part-wedding planner as well!
He is a genuinely kind, friendly and thoughtful person who puts his clients’ priorities first, is so easy to work with – even for people who are very inexperienced in front of a camera such as ourselves – and it was a pleasure to get to know him over the past couple of years. The quality of his photographs is second-to-none. He is able to capture the little flashes of emotions; the exact movements and gestures that describe a person or a moment so accurately it’s as if you are literally re-living it; the moments that would otherwise eventually be forgotten were it not for his observant and quick-witted style.
His ability to somehow always be in the right place at exactly the right time is nothing short of miraculous! We will always cherish the photos from our wedding day, and from our engagement photo shoot (an absolute must-do!), and the truth and honesty with which they capture our relationship.
We simply cannot thank or recommend Marcus enough to anyone looking for natural, fun and relaxed wedding photographs. He himself is all those things and more. ‘
Sophie & Joe
Our wedding and engagement shoot photos were out of this world, friends and family kept saying how beautiful they were. We highly recommend Marcus, he is friendly, fun and organised and most importantly a very creative and talented photographer. His passion for creating great shots is very clear to see. Thank you so much we love our photos and would totally recommend to others.
Fay & Simon
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding photos which we’ll treasure forever and also for all of the extra help you gave on the day helping organise. We really apprciated it! We won’t hesitate to recommend you to friends so we may even see you at another wedding soon!
Tom & Faye
Marcus, thank you so much for capturing our special day, it means a lot! You were a pleasure to be around and I absolutely love looking at our pictures and reliving our day. Thank you!
Tom & Hannah
A huge thank you from both of us for the most beautiful collection of wedding photographs. Photos have always been important to us so choosing a wedding photographer was big to us. But, after meeting you at Naomi & Gavin’s wedding, the choice was easy! Thank you for all your work on the day and after to produce my favourite photos. We are so delighted with the moments you have captured from the first (and second!) kiss and blowing confetti out of each others’ hair to my casual trip over the cobbles! We will forever treasure these photos, pouring over memories of our wonderful day.
Rebecca & David
Marcus is incredible – he not only produced an amazing set of photos, he had a relaxed unobtrusive style that put us immediately at ease. We made the best of the rain on our wedding day part due to his relentless positivity! Also, we really weren’t looking forward to having our photos taken all day, but in fact he made it really enjoyable. Definitely recommend him for your special day!
Maddie & Mark
Marcus is an amazingly talented wedding photographer! He really understands the whirlwind the bride and groom goes through on the day and guides you through completely stress-free. He gave me and my husband a few moments together away from the madness when we were off having our photos which we will always remember. He captured moments throughout the day beautifully and also ones that we didn’t even know happened which were lovely to look through. We absolutely loved our photographs and I cannot highly recommend him enough! Thank you Marcus.
Rachel & James
Such a talented photographer! Marcus made a dreary autumnal day come alive for our engagement shoot and worked tirelessly on a very hot June day to capture amazing wedding photos which will be treasured forever. He was great to work with and I can thoroughly recommend him – thank you Marcus!
Babette & David
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Marcus for wedding photography. We were so happy with the photos he produced of our special day and will enjoy looking back through them for many years to come. As well as being an awesome photographer, Marcus is also a friendly and relaxed guy, putting us at ease so we felt more comfortable in front of the camera (not usually a strong point for us as a couple!). We would also recommend having a pre-shoot before the wedding as it meant we got to meet Marcus properly beforehand and also get some lovely photos too. Thanks again Marcus! xx
Emily & James
A huge thank you from the new Mr and Mrs Fassett to Marcus at Bigeye for being part of our most amazing wedding last week. The preview photos look incredible and we just can’t wait to see them all!!! You helped make our day so special and made sure we were relaxed all the time, which shows in the photos! Highly recommended!!
Monica and Martin
Thank you so much for being so wonderful – our photos are simply perfect! From the moment we met you, months ahead of the wedding, you made us noth feel so relaxed and comfortable and we couldn’t stop chatting. We’re so happy we found you. Your style of photography is absolutely spot on, capturing all the fun and colour of the day and never missing a moment.
You’ve got such a skill in capturing people and bringing their character to life with a sense of humour too. We’ve quite literally not stopped looking at our images! It’s been a joy sharing all our images with friends and family and we’ve received so many compliments. We’ll be sure to keep recommending you to others. Our album arrived recently and we’re over the moon with it – what a perfct memento of our most special day.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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%!
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!
Sam and Serena
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.
Wills and Jody
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!
Richard and Charlotte
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!
Alex and Lauren
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.
Erik and Sabrina
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!
Akin and Nelle
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!
Jason and Tanya
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.
Mike and Rachel
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.
Abby and Russ
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!
Katy and Will
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.