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On Hitched.co.uk 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?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
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?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, uK and Europe

What is the charge for travelling?

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
Photo journalism

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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Reviews for Mark Chivers Photography

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Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
62 reviews
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Rosanna
Rosanna R. Sent on 01/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and Professional Photos

We are very grateful to Mark for all he did before, during and after our wedding as our photographer.

Mark's questions in our first video call really got my husband and I thinking about what to expect and what needed planning. We had another call nearer the time, which helped put us at ease (we aren't big photo people). He also reassured me that it would be lovely to include our dog in some photos and I'm sp glad we did!

On the day he was brilliant with us and our friends and family. Lots of people commented on how great he was and impressed by his instructions. He was very flexible and took photos with our family members who wanted photos but who weren't on our original list.

His communication communication after our wedding was brilliant and we are so happy with our photos. They are stunning. He tweaked things, we asked him to and did so really quickly.

Mark went over and beyond. There are lots of decisions to be made when planning a wedding and I questioned many of our decisions along the way but we never regretted choosing Mark as our photographer!
Anna
Anna T. Sent on 18/09/2023
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
Maria L. Sent on 22/01/2023
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
Louise W. Sent on 05/12/2022
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!
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Hannah Sent on 15/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photographer - would definitely recommend!

As 2 people who really don't like having their pictures taken (my husband didn't even want pictures to start with!), it was important to both of us that we chose someone who could put us at ease and get some lovely pictures with us feeling too self-conscious.
The whole process with Mark, from the initial call, to meeting in person for a more thorough discussion, to finalising details and then the process on the day was really easy. He is very friendly, interacted brilliantly with family and friends and kept us both relaxed enough to get some truly lovely photographs.
He has also been super patient with me post-wedding, when it's taken me a very very long time to get back to him with the details for the album.

Mark is a friendly, patient and encouraging photographer with a wonderful eye for a beautiful shot. I particularly love the pictures he got of us in Terrace Gardens amongst the lavender, he captured us as a couple brilliantly.

I would highly recommend him to anyone 馃槉
Barbara
Barbara P. Sent on 19/10/2022
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
Jess
Jess W. Sent on 02/10/2022
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!!
James
James W. Sent on 02/10/2022
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!
Joseph
Joseph S. Sent on 10/08/2022
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.
Camille
Camille Sent on 30/06/2022
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!
Camilo
Camilo A. Sent on 27/05/2022
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.
Diana
Diana L. Sent on 18/04/2022
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.
Richard
Richard O. Sent on 07/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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
Alan
Alan C. Sent on 12/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Neil
Neil B. Sent on 08/02/2022
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.
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