While I was growing up photography was just a cherished past time but as I started taking increasingly accomplished photos I began to entertain the idea of photography as a career. I embarked on higher education; achieving a diploma with the Photography Institute and a double distinction in my City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 National Diplomas in Photo Imaging. My academic success and the encouragement from my tutors persuaded me to start my own business, and I’ve never looked back.

a warm working relationship

To be a successful photographer, I believe that an aptitude with the camera is only part of what’s required. A truly great photographer builds a strong rapport with his subjects and captures their personality in the compositions he creates and the narrative those images in turn portray. I want the experience to be professional and efficient but relaxed and fun too. I’ll make sure I get to know you so that I can make your pictures reflect the best of who you are. That’s when the most magical photos are created.

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A wedding and portrait specialism

There was never any doubt about where I’d like to specialise. I love interacting with people and I’m at my happiest when capturing the beauty and individuality of people. I have a great sense of occasion too – the first wedding where I presided at as a photographer was at my sister’s wedding. Back in those days it was just a hobby which turned into an obsession probably not realising then that photography would become my life. I was never without my trusted Olympus Trip always looking for the next photo opportunity. The choice of camera may have changed but the fire burns stronger than ever. I have a wealth of experience and an unquestionable passion to create something amazing for your wedding day

A vibrant romantic style

I like to use a reportage/contemporary style and approach to my photography. If it’s a wedding that you’re planning, you can rest assured that I’ll take all those classic staged family and friends shots. But I take a flexible approach to see wider than the standard set of pictures. Much like media photographers who captures things as they happen, I will be alert for the unexpected moments and then quickly turn back to resume the planned shots. These are the photos that preserve the essence of the day that the bride and groom might have missed, but adds to the charm. If you’re interested in having portrait photos I’ll give you inspiration about where and how to have the photos taken, to reflect your own distinctive personalities.

I hope you enjoy looking at my website and browsing the various portfolios. Do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you, chat through what you’d like to do and share the anticipation of the occasion to be recorded for your memories. Drop me a line via the contact page of this website or email me direct at mark@marknortcliffe.co.uk





My Best Friends Wedding I Lake Windermere I Cambridge Wedding Photography Broadoaks Country House, Lake Windermere was the amazing setting for Gari and David’s perfect day. Gari and I have been best friends for more years than either of us would admit to and we know...

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