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If you are looking for an experienced, talented wedding photographer who can deliver unforgettable images, then get in touch.

I am an award-winning wedding photographer with over a decade of experience. I'm currently based in Kendal, Cumbria but I also cover the entire UK and international destinations on request. I like to create stunning, unique wedding imagery that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Want to spend your day with your friends & family rather than being dragged off by the photographer for hours and hours?
I hear you! I shoot super relaxed, beautiful photos that capture the moment and allow you to actually be at your own wedding!

My style
I love to shoot authentic moments with very little posing, so I work unobtrusively, capturing perfect real and natural emotions. This creates more personal, emotive wedding photos. I'm super laid back and I will capture moments of love, laughter, happiness, anticipation, surprise, trust, and tears of joy. Most of all though, I will capture natural photographs of your friends and family connecting with each other within these moments.

I offer a number of different packages however, I prefer to provide full-day wedding coverage; this lets me create a story in images that features a classic beginning, middle and end, with all the intricate details in between. I shoot with the aim of creating a luxury wedding album in which you can display your beautiful love story. This isn't compulsory though, all the fully edited high-resolution images from your day will be provided in a gorgeous online gallery, allowing you to purchase prints, wall art and/or download to print wherever you wish.

What others say

"Mark was amazing! The whole family, as well as ourselves, became really good friends with him. Really calm & professional throughout, & calmed my nerves in the morning (thank you).

The photos from the day were amazing! We were so happy. We received a sneak peek the following day and we loved them. We loved how he’d captured such great moments perfectly. We can’t thank Mark enough for being so great and being such a great part of our day. We would highly recommend Mark. Thank you so much!"

Cathy and Tony

"After Mark did our surprise engagement shoot, it made sense for him to capture our wedding day too. From start to finish, Mark was very helpful and answered all our questions (we had lots) – he’s easy to get on with and calms the nerves throughout.
As for the actual photos, they were amazing and we received our “sneak peek” only 2 days after the wedding! The communication throughout was great. He captured our day perfectly. All in all, a fantastic job – thank you."

Adam and Danielle

"If you are looking for candid, natural, beautiful images then Mark is incredible! He captured moments that we didn’t even realise had happened, not to mention the emotion on our faces throughout the day, allowing us to re-live the memories of our intimate ceremony over and over again and for that, we will be forever grateful!"

If you are looking for candid, natural, beautiful images then Mark is incredible! He captured moments that we didn’t even realise had happened, not to mention the emotion on our faces throughout the day, allowing us to re-live the memories of our intimate ceremony over and over again and for that, we will be forever grateful!

Danielle and Dean

Please Note
I know that choosing the perfect photographer can be overwhelming and that you will send out many requests to which you will receive many replies. I get that finding the right photographer for you is important and I also get that we may not always be the perfect fit. That said, I am human, so I ask that if you reach out for more information and you decide that you're no longer interested when I reply, please be courteous and let me know. Thanks.

My wedding photography rates start from £500 for elopement coverage up to £1750 for full-day coverage.


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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?

All day coverage includes all high resolution images, editing and all travel costs. No hidden extras!

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far in advance as possible

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, lancashire Cheshire Cumbria Lake District Destination Weddings UK Wide - Just ask

What is the charge for travelling?

Contact for a bespoke quote

What style of photos do you take?

Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?


Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Beautiful and natural moments. All images are retouched individually so you look flawless on your wedding day!

What kind of equipment do you use?

Professional lenses, camera, monitor and colour calibration hardware and software

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, online gallery with shopping, sharing, and download options

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?


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?

Time can be added to your schedule, just ask

What are the forms of payment?

Bank, cash, cheque, card

How do you work?

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Reviews for Mark Battista Photography

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Dan M. Sent on 25/07/2023
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Well, where can I start, from the moment we met Mark we were blown away by his warmth, professionalism and good sense of humour. We knew in an instant we had found the perfect photographer for our wedding. We were also amazed at the quality of his work when the photos had been produced. We have had nothing but amazing reviews from our guests with regards to Mark and the photos. He honestly made our day feel that bit more special and I cannot recommend him enough. Thank you Mark for your unbelievably hard work and we wish you all the best!

Dan & Lizzie McNally
Christina D. Sent on 29/03/2023
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Incredible Photographer and Person

I researched photographers in the Lake District and when I came across Mark’s website, I loved his work. After a chat on the phone, I knew Mark was the person we wanted to be with us to capture our story. We were having a very small, intimate wedding with just 3 guests, and so wanted a photographer who could become part of the day, rather than just hover on the outside. Mark duly became a fourth guest who just happened to have a camera with him! He was an absolute pleasure to share our day with and our guests loved him. I absolutely hate having my photo taken normally but Mark made it fun and I stopped being self-conscious really quickly so if that’s one of your fears, then this is your photographer!

The images that Mark captured are incredible, and we were overjoyed to see he’d managed to capture some innocuous moments that are moments that will always remind us of the day and the associated laughter (think fast jets and the incredible volume of hotel traffic Mark!). I haven’t laughed as much in my life as I did that day. Also, the album is beyond words, it is so, so, beautiful. The quality of it is far better than I could have even hoped for, and Mark’s design tells the story of our day so well.

All in all, we had the most amazing day and Mark was part of the reason it was so amazing. I would most certainly recommend him to anyone who wants an excellent photographer who is also, a warm, caring, genuine person who will have everyone laughing.

Thank you Mark from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done for us, particularly your patience when our worlds got turned upside down with life events.
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