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On since 2020

Last update: November 2023

Mark Chivers Photography is a wedding photography business located in Ealing, 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.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
Digital album
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

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

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?


Are you able to travel?

Yes, uK and Europe

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 £0.50 per mile from my base in Ealing, West London

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism

What kind of technology do you use?


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?


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?


Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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


How do you charge extra time?

My hour charges apply to all overtime scenarios £150 per for single photographer £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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100% Recommended by couples

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61 reviews
Svetoslav A. Married on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend!

Mark surpassed all our expectations. His expertise was evident in his careful planning and ability to blend into the event. What truly set Mark apart was his personable approach – our guests loved him, leading to some incredibly genuine and beautiful photos of our friends and family. His experience and skill were apparent in every shot. We are extremely grateful to Mark for capturing our special day so perfectly – we couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Hannah G. Married on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Definitely recommend!

If you’re considering booking Mark for your wedding then do it, you won’t regret it! We booked him for ours and it was one of the best decisions we made. We had quite a small wedding so we went for the smallest package but it didn’t mean that Mark gave us any less attention or hard work! He went above and beyond to get exactly the shots we wanted and more, which was made even more impressive seeing as it was 32°C and in a public place! We recently got our photos and we absolutely love them, the quality is incredible. Thank you again Mark 😊
Anna T. Married on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot recommend highly enough!

Following our decision to have Mark as our photographer for our wedding earlier this year, it's easy to see why he has so many 5* reviews! From the planning process to the day itself and beyond, Mark has been helpful, friendly, flexible and professional. He has a real knack for making even the most camera shy amongst us feel at ease, resulting in really beautiful posed and natural/candid shots. We could not be happier with the quality and variety of the gallery he put together for us and I would recommend Mark without hesitation to anybody looking for a photographer for any special event. Thank you, Mark, for playing a key role in making our day so special!
Maria L. Married on 07/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and reliable, true artist

I was very happy when Mark agreed to be our wedding photographer, his work captured my eye and we had the most amazing experience. I really appreciated how he communicated throughout the process, it helped us structure the approach to photography. Mark asked for a list of pictures that we want to take on the day, this helped us to make sure that everyone in the family gets a memorable shot. At the same time Mark captured brilliantly the atmosphere of our special day with many informal pictures. Everyone, including children, felt very much at ease with Mark, his engaging and friendly character makes people relax in front of the camera. The pictures arrived in a gorgeous case (I would recommend paying extra for the prints and the box). I highly recommend Mark.
Louise W. Married on 01/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful - highly recommended

Mark was wonderful to work with from start to finish. We got married on a Greek island and Mark managed to capture the essence of the venue having only seen it a few days before! Everyone commented on how charismatic he was whilst still being a true professional. We were thrilled with the end results. Thank you Mark!
James W. Married on 29/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't recommend enough!!

As opening statements go I'm pretty sure "We want amazing memorable photos of our day, we also both hate having our photo taken' isn't up there on the list of what a photographer wants to hear!! Especially when followed by 'we also want to enjoy time with our guests and not spend much time on photos!'

Having set these unenviable challenges, I can confirm that Mark (and his assistant Caven) not only rose to the occasion but smashed it out of the park! Mark has the unique ability of making sure we got all the wedding checklist photos without ever making it feel forced or that we were missing out on anything. And as amazing as the group photos were, our favourite shots are the natural ones, it's the classic cliche but the day does indeed go by in a blur, and these photos really helped take us back to some of those most memorable moments.

Hopefully it goes without saying both my wife and I couldn't recommend Mark enough!
Jess W. Married on 23/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible, we hit the jackpot with Mark!

Mark was absolutely amazing from start to finish, and we will be forever grateful. He was a joy to work with throughout the process, really took the time to understand what was important to us, and the entire wedding was captured so beautifully and sweetly.

We got in touch with Mark after reading all the reviews on Hitched, and we were delighted to find he was available on our date (July 2022). It was the first time he'd been to our venue, but he navigated it perfectly - everything from the getting ready shots, the ceremony, group photos, and shots of us as a couple all turned out A++++++.

We thoroughly enjoyed having Mark and his assistant Cav with us at the wedding, and we really appreciated their cheerfulness all day with the long hours. The reviews are glowing for a reason, we are truly grateful and feel like we hit the jackpot for sure!!
Barbara P. Married on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The professional photographer for the professional photographer

It is not an easy task to take images for a fellow tog! Mark exceeded expectations
Joseph S. Married on 11/06/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

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.
Camilo A. Married on 22/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Camille Married on 15/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

Choosing Mark as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The booking process was easy from start to finish and we knew from our first meeting with him that he was who we wanted to go with. We had a few zoom calls with Mark to finalise exactly what sort of photos we wanted from our day and how we could best accommodate that timing-wise. Mark gave really helpful suggestions so we could make the most of the day and we have ended up with the MOST beautiful photos that we will cherish. He was also very open to suggestions for photo set-ups we had seen online, including using smoke bombs. One of my bridesmaids commented on the day that the fact that Mark made the effort to learn all the bridal party's names made her feel so comfortable and helped the day run smoothly. BOOK HIM!
Diana L. Married on 26/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding February 2022

After lots of research for a photographer for our big day I booked Mark and I have to say he didn’t 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.
Alan C. Married on 30/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Memories you will treasure

For one of the biggest days of your life, it’s 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’re after. It certainly was for us. Mark likes to blend in with the crowd, you hardly know he’s there, and the result tells its own story, weaving together all those special moments you will have missed out on, because you can’t be everywhere with everyone.

So many of our guests said afterwards how impressed they were with Mark’s 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’re just looking into getting a book made and couldn’t be happier with the end result.
Neil B. Married on 09/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Tom M. Married on 04/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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