Wedding photographer Berkshire, UK & International – Mark Seymour Photography
“Welcome to Mark Seymour Photography, where capturing love stories is my passion. I’m Mark, a professional Berkshire wedding photographer with a unique approach to documenting your special day. Based in Berkshire, I also photograph weddings in London, the Cotswolds, and beyond, including a few enchanting destination weddings each year.
I specialize in a documentary style of photography, focusing on natural and timeless candid moments that truly reflect the authentic emotions of your wedding day. I immerse myself in the heart of the wedding day action, ensuring every smile, tear, and laugh is preserved for eternity. My goal is to capture your day as it unfolds, unobtrusively, letting your wedding day flow naturally.
With over a decade of experience and the honor of being a three-time UK Wedding Photographer of the Year, I’ve had the privilege of photographing over a thousand weddings. My work has been recognized by esteemed institutions like National Geographic and is showcased in The National Portrait Gallery in London.
I invite you to explore my portfolio and discover how my unique storytelling approach can make your wedding memories last a lifetime. Feel free to reach out for a free consultation; I’d be honored to be part of your extraordinary journey.”
“At your wedding, the magic happens when you’re simply being you – surrounded by your dearest friends, sharing smiles, laughter, and those beautiful, unscripted moments in between poses. These candid moments, when you’re lost in the joy of your day, are what I treasure the most.
I’m all about getting to know each couple and connecting on a personal level. This way, I can capture your genuine emotions and unique personalities. I like to take an editorial approach, ensuring your wedding day is filled with real moments and authentic memories, without ever feeling like I’m in the way.”
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If you are looking to get married in Berkshire or the surrounding counties you will be spoilt for the choice. Magnificent luxurious wedding venues, many on the banks of the river Thames, from historic castles to country houses. Many of which I have photographed amazing weddings at.
I’m here to capture the magic of your special day as a discreet, friendly, and unobtrusive photographer. My focus is on preserving the genuine, natural emotions and joyful moments that unfold during your wedding day celebrations. No need for stiff poses; I thrive in those relaxed moments when you and your family and friends are simply making cherished memories together.
Your wedding day is a unique journey, and I’m dedicated to capturing it with authenticity. Take a look at my portfolio to see how I will can your special day into a cherished visual story with great photographs.
“Photography isn’t just a job for me; it’s my lifelong passion. With over two decades of experience as an award winning Berkshire Wedding Photographer, I’ve had the honor of capturing the love stories of countless couples. What keeps me going is that my excitement for each wedding is as strong as it was for my very first.”
Although I primarily photograph weddings in and around Berkshire. I’m not just a Berkshire wedding photographer. I also photograph weddings throughout the UK. With many Jewish weddings and a few select destination weddings. So please give me a call or get in contact to check my availability and pricing for your wedding. Wedding couples trust me to capture you, your family, and your friends as you relax naturally making your own unique wedding day memories.
I cannot recommend Mark highly enough as a wedding photographer! We absolutely love our beautiful wedding photographs. I love that some really special, intimate, and funny moments have been captured rather than just a bunch of posed photos, and the colours are lovely and true to life. Mark was really fantastic on the day, such a laugh and integrated really seamlessly into our micro wedding of only 21 guests. I am particularly thankful for having Mark around whilst my bridesmaids and I were finishing getting ready. He was a really fun and calming presence in the room, and when I had a disaster with my dress and got red lipstick on the train he really calmly coordinated getting some venue staff to try to fix the problem and managed to Google the right way to get the stain out, then went to speak to the groom and my wedding guests whilst I was getting sorted out and ended up half an hour late to the ceremony. A total gem!
Wedding FAQ’s you want to ask
Where are you based?
I live in Burnham Village and have most of my life. You may not have heard of the village but it’s very near Windsor in Berkshire. Although I’m a Berkshire Wedding Photographer I shoot weddings all over the country and am often abroad also with my camera. It’s always worth asking where I am around at the time you’re going to have your wedding. I’ve shot as a wedding photographer in Reading, also throughout the United Kingdom and even abroad.
How much does it cost to travel to our wedding?
A lot less than you would expect. Generally, anything within an hour or so is included. When it’s a little further in the UK all I ask is for you to cover the fuel in my car, don’t worry it’s a Honda so it’s good on fuel! If you are getting married abroad and would like me to be your wedding photographer just ask and I’ll be happy to get you some prices.
How do we book you?
It’s easy! Just fire me over an email to see if your wedding day is available and if you’re happy with my prices I’ll send you over my bank details so you can make a deposit. I’ll send you a contract so it’s all in writing exactly what you’ll be getting from me for your wedding photography. If you’d like to chat I’m really happy to catch up if you are local for a coffee or if a little further we can always Skype or Zoom.
Can we meet you before the day?
Absolutely! I’d love to meet all my couples prior to the big day. We can either meet for a coffee if you are local to Berkshire. Or if you are a little further, we can set up a convenient Skype or Zoom call to talk through the wedding day.
How quickly will I get my wedding photographs?
I try and deliver all your wedding photographs to a secure password-protected cloud site. Dedicated to just your wedding within 6 weeks of the big day. If you’ve also ordered a wedding album this will be with you about 8 weeks after the final design and approval. I really do try and get them to you as quick as possible but sometimes it takes a little time as I personally edit every one of your wedding photos.
What do we actually receive?
You will get a copy of all the beautiful images that I have carefully selected, personally edited, and hand-finished. The number of images you receive depends on the size of the wedding, the number of photographers, and the time we are with you.
You will receive two sets of identical images. One of which are large images for you to make any prints you would like and the other is resized specifically for social media use. If you have also ordered wedding albums these will be either couriered to you or they can be collected in person if you are more local.
All your weddings look like they are in beautiful locations
Most of the weddings I photograph come from word of mouth. I still put in over 100% into every wedding that I’m booked to photograph whether it be a grand stately home or a simple village hall. Personally, I have never believed a wedding is about the location but more about the people and friends that are with you making memories.
So if you have a humble garden wedding with just a few of your besties. Or are going full steam ahead with a grand stately home I’d love to photograph your wedding whatever the size.
Do you photograph LBGTQ weddings and celebrations?
Of course, I do, take a look at my blog post and you’ll see many same-sex weddings. I’ve always found them to be great fun.
We don’t like posing too much; we prefer more candid photographs where you catch us naturally
I feel the same as you, I much prefer documenting naturally your wedding day. Most couples won’t even notice I’m there most of the day. When it comes to any groups or lovely shots of the two of you together I can give a little direction so you feel comfortable together in front of the camera.
How far will you travel for our wedding?
Although I am one of the best wedding photographers in Berkshire. I’ll travel virtually anywhere you’d like me too if you want me as your wedding photographer. To date, the furthest I travelled is New York, USA! Whether it’s down the road as a wedding photographer in Reading or as a wedding photographer United Kingdom, but really anywhere in the world!
We’re very private and don’t use social media. Can my wedding photographs remain private?
Of course. I’m happy to guarantee that I won’t use any of your pictures on my website. And the only people who would have access to your pictures are those that you choose to share your password-protected gallery.
When do I have to pay the balance?
The outstanding amount due is payable 6 weeks prior to your wedding day.
Can we have a second photographer?
Most weddings I photograph by myself. However, if you would like greater coverage and multiple locations, sometimes it’s wise to have a second photographer. If I decide to have an assistant I will always let you know prior to your wedding day. The benefits of having two photographers at your wedding are that we split up and cover your wedding from different angles. Plus at the beginning of the wedding day I’ll be with you whilst the second photographer will be with your partner.
What about an engagement or pre wedding photo shoot?
A lot of couples are a little apprehensive about having their wedding photographs taken. The pre wedding shoot really lets us get to know you prior to the wedding day and you’ll be a lot more relaxed on the big day.
What if you are sick or decide to cancel?
Never, ever, I’ve been photographing weddings for over 20 years and have never let anyone down to date. I do of course have a backup plan in place should something terrible happen.
Are you insured?
Yes! I have both public liability insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
Can I order a wedding album after the day?
Yes, you can. Whilst most couples pre-order their wedding album to take advantage of the discounts I offer, an album can be ordered at anytime.
How far ahead should we book you?
Like most Berkshire wedding photographers, I do get booked up quite far in ahead. Do please get in touch as soon as possible via my contact page to check my availability for your wedding date.
If I’m available, we can connect and arrange a time to chat properly. In person or via Skype before you make a decision about whether to go ahead and booking me as your chosen wedding photographer.
Any other questions?
If there is anything else you’d like to ask me just pick up the phone or send me a quick email and I’ll get right back to you. I am more than happy to be spending time answering any questions. And to make sure you are comfortable and confident that every detail has been checked off.
Give me a buzz or send me a quick message, I’d love to hear all about your wedding day plans and how I can capture those perfect moments for you both.