Kind Words

Bride and grooms have kindly sent in their feedback of how they found me as a wedding photographer and the wedding photographs that they received and I've shared below...

If you’re looking for a discreet, artistic and creative wedding photographer in Cornwall, with the ability to capture emotional and hilarious moments, then look no further!! Getting the photos back revealed so many amazing moments and were simply a joy to go through..again and again. We had a large venue so coverage was a concern however Mark managed it perfectly, getting a great balance of locations as well as capturing specific requested moments. Marks a lovely guy and it was a pleasure having him there on the day to help us capture the day!
— Jess & Chaz

Jess & Chaz

Pencarrow House, Bodmin

Mark, thank you for capturing our wedding so beautifully. From the very beginning we felt you listened to what was important to us and put us at our ease. On the day your understated manner and subtle approach struck the perfect unobtrusive balance leaving us to enjoy our celebration. Our confidence was born out by a selection of beautiful images capturing so much more than the events of the day. Somehow you caught the mood magically. So for listening, blending into the background and your artistry in transferring the day to images your have our greatest thanks and an unreserved recommendation.
— Jess & Tony
They say a photo is worth a thousand words... and Mark Shaw Photography absolutely justifies that. Looking through our wedding album brought me indescribable feelings of happiness, love and every emotion in between! Mark was able to capture all the beautiful moments we can look back on for the rest of our lives. He’s the type of photographer who will give you 100% of his timeless effort and will exceed your expectations! Our photos are breath-taking and we are SO happy that we were able to work with him. Mark, you deserve to be recognised as one of the BEST photographers out there and a HUGE THANK YOU for being a part of one of the most significant days of our lives!
— Laura & Chris

Laura & Chris

Scorrier House and Carnmarth Hotel Newquay

Mark was absolutely fantastic, such a lovely genuine person, even helped drive the bridesmaids when they were left without a lift to the church! The photos were so much better than I could’ve ever imagined, I’m so happy we went for the full day package, was so worth it. Mark blended into the background and managed to get so many perfect shots of the wedding party getting ready and these carried on throughout the day to capture all of the fun. Have already recommended to a few friends.
Thank you so much Mark! x
— Lauren & Luke
Mark’s reportage style of photography was perfect for our wedding. My husband hates having his photo taken so I wanted a photographer who would be unobtrusive but capture all of the important moments, and Mark certainly delivered. Mark’s range of cameras was also excellent. We had a fire poi and juggling display at dusk and his technical skills really came into their own when he captured some superb shots :)
— Kate & Chris

Kate & Chris

Marquee Wedding, Bristol

We were so thrilled with our Wedding photos. The artistic and casual way which you managed to capture our wedding day is something really very special and we were amazed when we looked through them as we just don’t remember you being there photographing everything you did, and when we were aware of you taking pictures, we both felt completely at ease, as nothing was staged, but rather you captured everything naturally. I think the whole collection of photos tells the story of our day exactly as we remember it. We are so happy we chose you and would absolutely recommend you to any couple who are looking for a documentary style wedding photographer in Cornwall.
— Rachel & Chris
Mark was a fantastic success as our wedding photographer. He spent time to really listen to our preference for style of photography and then delivered pictures that really fit with that. We are delighted with our pictures and feel they really capture the feel of the day as we remember it.
He was also a pleasure to have around on the day and was wonderfully discreet and unobtrusive, which is what we wanted. He is also friendly and has been very efficient to deal with. We would recommend him as a wedding photographer to anyone, and would definitely consider asking him to photograph any other of our major events in the future.
— Shelly & Freddie

Shelly & Freddie

Lifton, Devon

Mark did an amazing job of capturing our day. The style and editing of his photos is absolutely class! We’re so happy with our photos and would recommend Mark to anyone; on top of being a brilliant wedding photographer, he is also a really nice guy and was a pleasure to have around on the day.
— Annie & Lee
The photos that Mark took for our wedding day were absolutely amazing, we could not have asked for a better set of photos to remember our special day. Mark was incredibly professional and very helpful in the run up to the day itself, making sure everything was organised and ready to go. We could not recommend Mark highly enough.
— Jess & Gavin
Mark we couldn’t thank you enough for the amazing photos you captured on our wedding day, you really are an exceptional photographer and we’re absolutely over the moon with our photos, thank you so much again for covering our day and giving us great memories to look back on.
— Kirstie & Michael
We really can’t recommend Mark enough, we were absolutely over the moon with the photos he took of our wedding day at Trevenna Barns in Cornwall. It felt that he went above and beyond to capture the mood of the day, we love his documentary style and how he managed to seek out the special moments. Seeing our photos for the first time was really emotional and brought the memories flooding back, it’s been lovely sharing them with our family and friends. Having 800+ edited photos is amazing, now we just have the challenge of trying to single out our favourites to frame!
— Amy & Dan

Amy & Dan

Trevenna Barns, Liskeard

We had such an amazing experience with Mark on our wedding day. He was discreet and captured all of our most precious moments throughout the day and in to the evening.. We didn’t even know he was there! Mark was professional and in the end he felt like more of a friend than just a ‘wedding photographer’. We are absolutely chuffed with the 700 photos we have received of our special day! Would highly recommend Mark if you are looking for candid, relaxed and an extremely natural style of photographs!
— Lucy & Bert

Lucy & Bert

Carnmarth Hotel, Newquay

Just had our photos back - absolutely blown away at how incredible they are. Stunning!! Every single detail has been captured beautifully. So so happy and can not wait to share them with family and friends. Tells the story from start to finish, even at the end where it starts to get a bit...ok very drunken (Matt playing air guitar with my leg!), wouldn’t have it any other way. Had the time of my life - Thank you so much Mark you are crazy talented
— Becky & Matt

Becky & Matt

Marquee Wedding, St Ives

Absolutely love our wedding photos, we’re so happy with how you captured the day! It’s been so nice looking back over them, especially seeing the pictures of moments we weren’t around for. The still life detail shots are lovely moments to capture too. So happy we asked you...your style of photography is beautiful. Thank you so much!
— Rosie & Alan

Rosie & Alan


We got married at St Michael’s Hotel in Falmouth, Cornwall and we chose Mark as the photographer who was fantastic. It felt like he wasn’t there, even my guests commented on that it felt natural and not a performance which left everyone to enjoy the day. As for the finished photos...well, they made me cry when I first saw them. Mark definitely caught the mood of the day with our love and personality of each other and our guests. Thank You Mark for capturing those special memories we will treasure forever.
— Vicki & Dave

Vicky & Dave

St Michaels Hotel, Falmouth

Mark was recommended to us by a friend and we booked him straight away once we’d seen his photos. Mark took the time to get to know us and exactly what we wanted and he captured our day perfectly; moments we may have missed and helped us treasure memories. We couldn’t wait to see our photographs, which are truly beautiful! We love Mark’s laid back, relaxed style. We couldn’t recommended him enough. Thank you again Mark.
— Meg & Jez

Meg & Jez

St Michaels Hotel, Falmouth

Amazing photos, we both had tears in our eyes when we saw them, so natural. We had a perfect day and you put everyone at ease and made the whole experience fun and memorable. We can’t thank you enough for your time and creativity.
— Julie & Martin

Julie & Martin

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth