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Last update: January 2024

Based out of Bristol City in South West England, Martin Dabek Photography documents weddings and other milestone moments. Owner and lead photographer Martin is passionate about capturing the little details and candid moments that happen throughout the day. He provides a bespoke service, adapting his style to suit each couple, their personalities, and their tastes. The personal photographs will perfectly capture you, your relationship, and your love.

Services Offered

Martin Dabek Photography offers a myriad of services, from engagement shoots to wedding portraits. The most popular package includes 12 hours of coverage, professionally edited images, and a custom-made slideshow. Whether you鈥檙e planning a rustic country wedding or a glamourous wedding in a castle, Martin can document every special second. Your memories will be captured in bold colours and timeless black and white photographs, giving you plenty of precious pictures to remember your special day. Although based in Bristol, Martin is happy to travel and is available for weddings around the UK and abroad.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Video
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

High-resolution edited files & slideshow with wedding album and iPhone films on top

How far in advance should I contact you?

Please contact us to check availability as soon as possible, I take bookings as far as 2 years in advance

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, the whole of the UK and abroad

What is the charge for travelling?

Travel costs are included in the UK

What style of photos do you take?

Artistic
Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I provide an unobtrusive approach to Wedding Photography, working quickly, quietly, and discreetly to capture your memories without taking over the day

What kind of equipment do you use?

Full frame Canon cameras and multiple lenses

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, online gallery and slideshow

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

1 month

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per hour

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

To book extra hours of coverage, simply add them to your package online

What are the forms of payment?

Preferably payment is made via Bank Transfer, however, I can accept all major credit cards and Paypal

How do you work?

Quickly, quietly, and discreetly. Please check my 100+ five stars reviews on Google ;)
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Do you have any questions?

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Kelly E. Sent on 14/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

We've just received our wedding photos back and I'm just not eloquent enough to put into words how amazing they are and how talented Martin is.

We loved reliving our day and seeing so many moments we didn't know had happened or ones we had forgotten.
We very quickly forgot we were with a stranger who we'd paid to take our photos and instead felt like we were spending our time with an old friend. Martin is so full of energy and has an incredible eye for detail. He will put you at ease from the minute you speak with him. A truly fantastic photographer and lovely gentleman who we feel very lucky to have found to be part of our special day. A master of his craft.
Claire
Claire L. Sent on 28/12/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Chris & Claire Pash

We got married on the 1st December this year & had the perfect Christmas wedding. Martin was very attentive, professional, friendly & interested in our wishes. He made the day run so smoothly with plenty of fun in between, and more importantly he knew all the best spots for great pictures. We are so excited to see the final product & would highly recommend Martin to anyone wishing to have a fantastic photographer for their special day. Thank you Martin. Mr & Mrs Pash 鈾ワ笍
Kirstie
Kirstie M. Sent on 07/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Photos and Video

Martin was great and his photos are such a beautiful momento of our special day. He really put us at ease in front of the camera, and knew when to keep to one side too, which was important to us. We also opted for his new feature of iPhone video footage which he captures simultaneously whilst photographing (phone mounted on camera) so no moment is missed on either device. He was very communicative from our initial query, and settled right in when he joined us on the day. The editing of the photos is really impressive, without making them look unrealistic. Thank you Martin!
Lucy
Lucy M. Sent on 29/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photos, relaxed approach and brilliant memories.

Martin was so brilliant at photographing us and our wedding. He put us at ease, was so friendly and adapted to our requests taking fantastic pictures which are now treasured memories without us realising.
Lucy
Lucy S. Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant photographer

Martin is perfect. He is relaxed, funny, responsive and very talented. During the planning process, he was flexible and communicative when necessary. On the day he engaged really well with guests but also was able to keep in the background. We were taken for a couple of photo shoots throughout the day but every time they were quick and easy. Martin stayed an extra hour in the evening to ensure he caught as much as possible on camera.
Within a few days of the wedding, we had received some 'sneak peaks' which are gorgeous, thoughtful, fun and romantic. We are already so excited to receive the rest. Martin was also able to film all the speeches for us.
He is brilliant!
Adam
Adam Z. Sent on 20/12/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Relaxed, communicative and professional photographer

As soon as we got in touch with Martin he was very responsive. He arranged a video call which put us at ease as he was so friendly, professional and receptive to our ideas. We got married at Bristol Register Office and Martin was funny and relaxed with the guests. We received our photos very promptly and loved them! He really captured the moment and we were especially pleased with the pictures he took in St Nicks market. We would 100% recommend Martin - he was very easy to communicate with, approachable and a great photographer. Thank you!
Katie
Katie G. Sent on 02/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Positive Friendly Service

We had a positive, friendly, relaxed service from martin who put everyone at ease and took relaxed fun photos
Lucie
Lucie W. Sent on 16/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute perfection!

Martin is just incredible and we highly recommend him to other couples. From the beginning of our experience through to now he has been so professional and supportive. His style is super relaxed yet enthusiastic and we had so much fun together at the wedding. Martin captures every little moment and reviewing our photos was the best experience. They were honestly even better than we could have imagined. All our guests adored him too! We are very thankful for our wonderful experience and of course photographs too.
Jane
Jane H. Sent on 31/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hire Martin!

We are still in awe of our photos - really couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything more. We did have to wait a while but it was worth every minute. Cannot recommend Martin highly enough
Richard
Richard Y. Sent on 13/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

Martin was an absolute delight. His photos had the charm and beauty that we'd always wished for. He had somehow managed to capture how our hearts felt. Testament to his talent and the calming aura he created throughout the day. We're buying a house soon so we'll definitely have the walls covered with his pictures! We cannot recommend him enough.
Richie and Lillie
Natalie
Natalie Sent on 14/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A professional and enthusiastic wedding photographer!

Martin photographed our wedding and he was INCREDIBLE from start to finish! Martin was professional, yet friendly and approachable, and he made both us and our guests feel immediately at ease.

Martin was discrete and took some great candid shots of our special day, as well as some more formal group photos.

Whilst the photos took a while to arrive (as Martin is so busy post-covid) they were 100% worth the wait and we are so pleased with them.

We would highly recommend Martin!
Sara
Sara C. Sent on 21/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning pics and lovely person to have at our tiny wedding

Martin was certainly not the cheapest option but his photographs really were worth every penny. He also brought along a second photographer which helped capture even more of our wedding, and they were both very charming additions to our small wedding party. The photos when we received them were brilliant.
Charlottefarrow
Charlotte F. Sent on 22/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A* Service

Martin is such an incredible photographer, he photographed our wedding on 21/12/20 at the kings head hotel and was absolutely fantastic from start to finish!
The photos he took were stunning and natural and really captured how magical our day was.
Martin was an absolute pleasure to work with, professional, fun and hard working.
He was incredibly flexible when we moved the date at quite short notice due to the unexpected lock down 2! We was so grateful he could shoot our new wedding date as we wouldn鈥檛 of wanted anyone else! Thank you Martin for not only capturing our day but for being part of it. We can鈥檛 recommend you enough!
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Victoria B. Sent on 17/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant photographer and beautiful photos!

Martin photographed our wedding and also did a short video (5 mins) and captured the speeches on film - we are super happy with the results, the pictures are absolutely beautiful and the video is lovely! Highly recommend Martin - he was really friendly to work with and helped everything run smoothly on the day. Thanks so much!
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Lukasz Sent on 02/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great all around

Martin exceeded our expectations as our wedding photographer! His talent captured the essence of our special day beautifully, and the photos are truly stunning. His professionalism and skill made the entire experience enjoyable. We're thrilled with the results and would highly recommend Martin for any event. Thank you for the incredible memories captured through your lens!
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