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Mark Chivers Photography

Hounslow, West London Visit website

About

Mark Chivers Photography is a wedding photography business located in Hounslow, West London. Owner and lead photographer Mark has been working with couples on their special day for over 15 years. His friendly and outgoing personality combines with his relaxed and unobtrusive approach to encourage his clients to relax and have fun in front of the camera. Mark is passionate about capturing candid and romantic moments between couples, weaving their tale of romance into a wedding masterpiece.

Services Offered

Mark Chivers Photography is fully invested in your special day and believes that every precious moment should be documented. A range of expertly crafted wedding packages are offered and include services such as engagement shoots and additional hours. His most popular bundle includes the services of two photographers, a secure online gallery for friends and family to view, a beautiful presentation case and a USB key to store images. Mark is ready to jump in to direct group shots and facilitate portraits, but otherwise, he loves to work discreetly, documenting the day in the most natural way possible.

Highlights

Services

Photography, pre wedding, post wedding, albums, mini albums, digital album, high resolution photos

Wedding Package

Full day weddings include Pre wedding meetings Two photographers for 10 hours 500 images minimum in both colour and black & white USB Presentation box with prints An online gallery for 12 months

Travel

Yes, UK and Europe

Served in

Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey and West London

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

6-18 months in advance depending on the wedding date. Popular wedding dates during the summer book up fast, while autumn, spring and winter dates are easier to find

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

All travel costs are included on the day providing the venue is within the M25. For venues outside the M25, travel is charged at 拢0.50 per mile from my base in Ealing, West London

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
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What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My friendly, unobtrusive style helps even the most camera-shy couple to relax. This means you can get on with enjoying your special day while I document the key moments

What kind of equipment do you use?

Canon 5D IV Canon L series lens Leica

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, private Online Gallery

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?

Team of Professionals

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 event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

My hour charges apply to all overtime scenarios 拢150 per for single photographer 拢185 Per hour for 2 photographers

What are the forms of payment?

BAC Cheque Cash

How do you work?

A documentary-style wedding photography. A combination of reportage mixed with creative, informal portraiture. My friendly, unobtrusive style helps even the most camera-shy couple to relax

Served in

Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Surrey and West London

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    Joseph S. Married on 11/06/2022
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    Friendly photographers and brilliant photos

    We hired Mark for our wedding in June, and he provided a great service. Having been to many weddings where the photographers made themselves the main character, Mark and his second photographer Cav were friendly but unobtrusive, and captured brilliant, natural moments of us and our guests. He was receptive on video calls before the event to our needs, while also maintaining his own style and expert advice on the day. Highly recommended.
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    Camilo A. Married on 22/05/2022
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    A fantastic photographer

    Mark was amazing at our small wedding. He made us feel at ease and through his great direction and suggestions, allowed us to get unforgettable shots for our special day.
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    Diana L. Married on 26/04/2022
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    Wedding February 2022

    After lots of research for a photographer for our big day I booked Mark and I have to say he didn鈥檛 disappoint. He is very professional and friendly. He captured our day perfectly. Our friends and family have all commented on how lovely our photos are. I would highly recommend Mark for your big day.
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    Alan C. Married on 30/10/2021
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    Memories you will treasure

    For one of the biggest days of your life, it鈥檚 a given you want the right photographer to capture the myriad of special moments you will treasure now and in the years to come. Mark Chivers is that photographer! Check out his website and you will soon know if his style is what you鈥檙e after. It certainly was for us. Mark likes to blend in with the crowd, you hardly know he鈥檚 there, and the result tells its own story, weaving together all those special moments you will have missed out on, because you can鈥檛 be everywhere with everyone.

    So many of our guests said afterwards how impressed they were with Mark鈥檚 manner, friendly and relaxed yet commanding enough when needed to shepherd a very big crowd to where they needed to be. No forced smiles on his watch!

    You get an amazing selection of photos as part of the finished product, both online and in a beautiful presentation box (a very fancy memory stick). We鈥檙e just looking into getting a book made and couldn鈥檛 be happier with the end result.
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    Neil B. Married on 09/10/2021
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    York House Wedding - Oct 2021

    We were quite late in contacting Mark, but we need not have worried as Mark was quick to pen an initial response, and then follow up with a video call to discuss options etc. Mark was also respectful of our wanting to speak with a few photographers before making a decision, but ultimately Mark was our man.

    On the day Mark was super prompt, capturing everyone arriving. During the service we hardly noticed Mark (in a good way), but post ceremony in the site gardens Mark was fun and friendly with all our guests, whilst directing positions etc for the different family shots we'd requested. This was especially impressive owing to the gardens being a public space, and us having limited time to work with.

    We received an initial 5-6 taster shots via email not 3 days after the wedding, with the remainder arriving a few weeks later, both as an online gallery and via USB in a lovely presentation box - a nice touch.

    A lovely chap, highly recommended.

    Mark Chivers Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much for the fantastic review Neil!
    It was a pleasure working with you and all your lovely guests!

    Kindest regards to you and Esther,
    Mark
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    Tom M. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Mark will capture your perfect day, perfectly

    It is my firm belief that a better photographer than Mark does not exist. Mark is not only unbelievably talented, he is also adaptable to your particular wedding, style and personalities. He doesn't just capture a good picture, he captures a good picture of you. Whether you want a meticulously perfectly crafted shot, or captured moments from the day, Mark can do it all - and he'll remember almost everybody's names and make friends in the process.
    He's punctual with his replies, speedy with his turnaround and will do everything he can to capture your perfect day, perfectly.
    It's been a pleasure, not only looking back on the pictures he took, but being able to share them with our family and friends. Mark captured beautiful moments of my nieces, friends, parents - and of course, us. I can't thank him or praise him enough for his amazing work.

    Mark Chivers Photography's reply:

    Thank you Tom!
    It was an honour and a pleasure to be your photographer on your special day. All your friends and family were an ablsolute pleasure to work with and made my job so easy to do.
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    Monique K. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Excellent photographer

    Mark was really helpful throughout our entire day and prepared everything with us well in advance so we were pleased with the outcome. He delivered some beautiful photos and was very friendly/professional with everyone in our group. We are very grateful for the service received!
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    Richard O. Married on 19/08/2021
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    Mark did our wedding photographs & we were extremely happy we chose him.

    Mark did our wedding photographs & we were extremely happy we chose him. Originally our wedding was during the pandemic & was postponed a couple of times. Mark was very understanding and flexible during the process. His photographs were fantastic! He is such a warm & likeable chap & he felt like a friend rather than a photographer but at the same time is the ultimate professional. Highly recommended
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    Kim D. Married on 02/08/2021
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    Captured the day perfectly!

    Planning a wedding during a global pandemic is stressful enough! Mark was so responsive and helpful when we had to change the date. We had regular communication and talked through some of our ideas of the photos we wanted. And we were not disappointed! Mark really captured the urban feel to our small wedding and we are so pleased to have these lifetime keepsakes of our special day.

    Mark Chivers Photography's reply:

    Thank you Kim. Your wedding was amazing and we had a fantastic day with you and we captured a ton of images, which will be in my portfolio gallery for many years too!
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    Sarah K. Married on 24/07/2021
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    Fabulous photographer

    Mark is a wonderful photographer. He got everyone organized for the group shots in an efficient but really friendly manner and was completely unobtrusive when taking candid shots. He was great at putting everyone at ease and all of our guests loved him! And, most importantly, he produced masses of absolutely gorgeous photographs of the day! We were really pleased and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
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    Dolores C. Married on 01/05/2021
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    Wonderful Photos/Incredible Photographer!!!

    We found Mark via his website after extensive research and we were most impressed with his work. On the day of our wedding, and even before, he was very approachable and very responsive (always answered the phone or if he was not available, called right back.) We were impressed with his quality, high standards and attention to detail. He brought out the best of us in our photos and really captured our special moments. (We received so many compliments on the photos we sent out that Mark created.) We highly recommend him and we are looking forward to using him again!!!
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    Hope Married on 17/04/2021
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    Small Ceremony Photographer

    Coming from the states to marry my now husband, I had no idea where to even start with finding a photographer. I discovered Mark through Google and what an absolute find he was. Mark was the perfect photographer for our small ceremony this April. He was professional and also created a comfortable for everyone involved which was fantastic for those desirable candid shots. Even from the start, Mark made sure to make a connection with us and even shared some great shots of his dog (Also called Hope!). Mark made sure he knew what we wanted every step of the way and stayed in contact with us consistently leading up to the ceremony. Due to Covid restrictions we had to push our wedding back a month and Mark was very accommodating and flexible to also be available this date. His editing skills are also immaculate! Seeing our photos and the way he was able to bring out the stunning yellow in our sunflower theme brought me to tears. Thank you so much, Mark!

    - Hope & Sam
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    Clare H. Married on 22/05/2020
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    Absolutely fabulous!

    Mark was brilliant. He made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable- even me and normally I hate having my photo taken! He captured the special moments of the day and brought out the best of us in the photos. The mix of formal pictures and spontaneous candid shots is great. Mark was friendly, professional and fun. We are delighted with the pictures and we will treasure them.
    Clare and Kenny
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    Sally O. Married on 04/05/2020
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    A stress free experience

    Mark made every step of this process so easy.

    He came back with a quote really quickly and then organised a zoom call to discuss what we were looking for and give us an idea of the flow of the day which he double checked the details of nearer the day.

    On the day he was really relaxed and professional. He made everything very easy. He even managed to wrangle the family into some good group shots.

    The photos came out beautifully. They have this beautiful whimsical look about them that was a perfect fit for our wedding.

    100% recommend

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