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Seasoned with weddings
Pristine quality
Capturing memories


On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Wedding and Event photography is at the centre of my work tho I do have a studio and I'm just as happy working with families and individuals creating portfoilo images for agencies as well as private commissions.

My work leans towards natural light and capturing candid moments throughout the day. Staged shots have their place and are important and I can work with natural light as well as studio location lights that I always bring to events. lighting is everything and thinking quickly and being confident and relaxed brings out the best in everyone. Even those that hate having their picture taken!

I'm a qualified drone pilot so can bring video and stills into the mix if it's safe to fly. I shoot with Canon R5 cameras that can shoot completly silently if needed.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Pre wedding
Post wedding
Mini albums
High resolution photos
Photo booth

What does the wedding package include?

All packages include: pre wedding consultation; camera and drone photography of the day; post production and delivery of images. Design and production of Albums is an Addition

How far in advance should I contact you?

Ideally one year for wedding between May to August

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Can you travel?

Yes, somerset, Dorset and Wilshire

What is the charge for travelling?

50p per mile

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?

I like to blend in and take a more reportage approach to capturing the narrative of the day as in unfolds

What kind of equipment do you use?

x2 Canon R5 cameras and DJi Mavic pro

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, google Drive

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?

by the hour

What are the forms of payment?

10% deposit and bank transfer on receipt of the invoice

How do you work?

With passion, excitement, enthusiasm and a commitment to getting the best out of those I'm with

Served in

Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire

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Reviews for Mark Pickthall Studio Ltd

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Patricia G. Sent on 12/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect photographer for our special day

We had an unusual wedding and were looking for quite a long time for the perfect photographer to capture it. Mark responded promptly to our queries and arranged a call to get a good idea of our needs. He was extremely professional but also friendly and approachable. We did an engagement shoot to get used to each other before the wedding itself, and he took us to all the most beautiful spots to find the best shots. On the day of the wedding, he was very discreet when taking pictures so you barely noticed he was there, but managed to capture all those little moment we love, as well as all of the big ones. The drone shot was also a win!
I couldn't recommend him more for your big day!
Lane V. Sent on 30/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

One of the best decisions we made!

My husband and I recently had Mark capture our wedding - and flawless is the best word I can use to describe just how our wedding day went, all because of Mark.
Every request we had was met with a smile!
From coming a day early to meet the family at the rehearsal dinner to staying far into the night, Mark was a highlight from out wedding and it would not have been the same without him.
We are so happy with our decision to have him as a part of our day!

If you are looking for someone who cares and will make sure you enjoy every moment, Mark is the answer.
Alex Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our experience with Mark of Mark Pickthall Studio Ltd from beginning to end was perfect.

From the outset, Mark showed real passion for photography and was genuinely excited about the location we had for our wedding. He took the time to understand us prior to our wedding with relaxed meetings virtually and in person at our venue. His style is relaxed and fun which was just what we were looking for. Mark took some truly stunning shots, capturing every element of the day, enabling us to relive every special moment. He seamlessly blended into the crowed, with us looking back at many of the pictures unaware these had even been taken. He was there from our arrival early in the morning, right up to the last dance and beyond. His communication was exceptional, even keeping us informed of every new drop of fantastic pictures as we were enjoying our honeymoon. We are so blessed to have found Mark who has perfectly captured the most amazing memories of our special day. Thank you x
Emma M. Sent on 03/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best we could have asked for!

Mark did our wedding day photos and engagement photos shoot photos - needless to say that he gave us evehthing we wanted and more and captured our wedding day on the most beautiful and magical way. Mark made us both feel relaxed and at ease when doing both our engagement photos and on our wedding day. We also have young son who we wanted in the photos and mark worked so well with him being patient and kind and really capturing his playful nature and spirit. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Charlie C. Sent on 12/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Charlie and Joanne Cowan - wedding - North Cadbury Court

I have known Mark over 10 years and have seen him working, at so many weddings at North Cadbury Court. Thus when it came to booking a photographer for my own wedding, it was an easy descision to book Mark as I knew I was in safe hands. Mark was highly professional, discrete, went above and beyond the call of duty. He delivered in so many ways and the quality of photos he took was outstanding. He really helped us and advised us during the wedding rehearsal and on the big day was always around discreetly to take the most amazing photos. I can highly recommend him for any one looking for a highly experienced wedding photographer.
Mark E. Sent on 28/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional but relaxed

Mark is supremely relaxed, which is what we wanted for our wedding. Rather than a set of formal photos, we really just wanted a record of the day, and Mark followed this to the letter. Great to work with and a thoroughly good fun chap!
Sophie D. Sent on 27/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely fabulous! Made our day!

Mark really went above and beyond for us and was so flexible! He truly made our day and so many of our guests have since commented about how fantastic he is! Honestly, I cannot speak highly enough of him - he is the best of the best!
Claudia T. Sent on 07/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic experience all round!

Mark is an exceptional photographer, he went above and beyond and made us both feel extremely comfortable behind the camera. He captured our wedding day perfectly and I have already recommended him to a friend and would certainly look to do so again to others in the future.
Kirstie P. Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful experience from start to finish!

Mark is a wonderful photographer who has a natural ability to make you feel calm and relaxed throughout the whole process.
Our photo's are all amazing and a perfect reminder of our perfect day!
Thank you Mark
Kirstie & David
Vikki W. Sent on 26/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Completely personalised experience

Mark kept fantastic communication leading up to the day and arrived well before me on the day. He had scouted the best positions for the most beautiful photos and we received them whilst we were still on our honeymoon! The whole experience was incredible and he captured all the incredible memories we will cherish forever
Lottie B. Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible photographer!

Mark is a super talented photographer and a lovely person too! He produced simply EPIC photos of our special day, made us feel so at ease in the build up and was such a calming presence on the day. His photos are iconic and we couldn't recommend him more.
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