I saw Martin’s work in 2012, before I was even in a relationship with my fiancé and I said “this is the best wedding photographer and the photos are exactly what I would want”. Six years later and Martin has captured our day so so perfectly that I have been inundated with comments and compliments ever since! Guests hardly noticed he was there and when we worked with him directly for a few requested portrait shots, he was so easy to work with and so quick - the shots were amazing too! 5 star
Martin's photos are truly a highlight to our wedding! My wife and myself spent a long time searching for the best photographer and we knew that Martin was capable of capturing the style and feel we were looking for. We weren't disappointed with results, the images he captured were amazing. Not only was the image quality and framing excellent but he was able to take photos which really brought the viewer into the moment, of which he captured so many!
Martin captured our wedding day how I imagined he would and more. There is no better memento of our day - we have the beautiful details of the dress, a couple of group shots, but moreover we have amazing portraits of our guests and sweet and funny moments captured that summed up the day and really told its story. He brought out the characters of our friends and families and noticed things in a warm way.
We both agreed that we didn't want formal photography at our wedding and when we saw Martin's work it was the second quickest decision (after our venue) that we made to have him photograph our day. He understood and delivered beautifully the documentary feel that we wanted. He captured the emotion, the laughs, the thoughts, the relationships and the love all felt on the day. We were overjoyed by the result.
Martin was invisible. An artist in documentary photography. He is an unobtrusive observer who eyes the subject searching for the a moment when the light, movement and magic combine to 'click' the shutter. His curiosity to hear the stories and create a small text to accompany his images shows that he is not only a refined photographer but also a true story teller.
We had tears of pure joy on seeing Martin's photos of our day, he'd somehow captured the emotion so palpable from our families and friends and the love and happiness in our eyes and smiles. He has an profound ability to understand people and their relationships, capturing the essence of individuals and astonishing moments. His skill in observing events developing is allied to his fantastic ability to catch the shot and a technical wizardry to produce an image in a range of captivating styles.
We were completely blown away with the pictures that Martin took of our wedding. It tells the story of the day absolutely perfectly and something we will always treasure - the hard part was narrowing down which ones to have on display in the house. Martin was a pleasure to work with and was almost invisible on the day - which was exactly how we wanted it to be.
Martin's style of reportage photography really identified with us, as we are not a couple who takes photos all the time and especially didn't want our wedding day taken up with endless posed shots. The photos captured by Martin are everything we wanted. Everyone having fun, dancing, joking, drinking and being in the moment with us. Martin was the best choice we made for our wedding, he made the process simple, pain free and stress free.
Martin was incredible. He never put any pressure on us to do things in a certain way. On the day we barely noticed him. My mum is extremely shy with photography but even she was not put off one bit. He captured moments we would have missed and brought out our loved ones' personality so tenderly. The framing was pure art.
Martin's style of photography is unique and exactly what we were looking for. It's like having a photographer and videographer rolled into one. His photo's tell the story of the day and we loved looking through them to discover moments of the day we might have otherwise missed.
We gave Martin a pretty difficult task, an old art deco cinema for a wedding. He embraced the lighting conditions and made really memorable photographs. I think the angles he chose to tell the story work amazingly and he managed to capture all the great unscripted moments beautifully. Highly recommended.
Martin was perfect for our day. For two people who don't like having their photos taken, he managed to capture some amazing moments. His shots told the story of our day and all my guests loved the images as well, even though most commented they never even noticed the photographer! Our day was very relaxed and probably not the easiest to shoot, as we didn't provide any 'OTT' moments but we still got beautiful photos.
“ Martin is an absolutely gifted photographer who captured our special day in such a way that it is just a perfectly captured story, instead of the standard set up wedding pictures. He shot the most personal, emotional and truthfull pictures, with a perfect use of contrast, brightness and light. He just perfectly captured the love and emotions.”
“Martin’s skill is ultimately in being able to create beautiful photos out of any situation. The framing, the focus, the way he uses the light. This is a real art form: to make something from nothing. He doesn’t boss around or have lengthy set ups but is also willing to execute some of our ideas too. His other great skill is being so discreet. A lot of my friends said they just didn’t know he was there and then you see the photos and know he captured everything, just as it unfolded.”
“Martin was absolutely excellent. Whenever I thought that would be an incredible photograph he was right there behind me already on it. He was on every moment without being intrusive which allowed us to enjoy the day without having to pose. Therefore the photos acted as a story book of the day which is exactly what we wanted. He captured intimate moments without us even realising and the images sum up the personality of our day perfectly !”
“An image can move people; it can inspire them with passion and hope. For it to do so, however, the photographer must have a deep feel for the personal significance of the occasion and infuse their whole being into capturing the moment. Martin's images have had a profound response amongst our family and friends across the world. They have started conversations amongst strangers and become a source of hope amongst others. All have responded to the joy, vitality and intimacy that Martin captured in telling the story of our celebration.”
“Martin excelled all expectation. From our first conversation to the finished article, we could not have wished for more. Martin was not only approachable and friendly but most of all, his work was truly exceptional. Our wedding was in a wine Chateau, which posed many challenges, not least of all lighting conditions. A keen photographer myself, I can only dream of creating the images he produced - each telling its own story, never simply a picture but real works of art we will treasure always.”
“Martin is stress free, so extremely professional and has a naturally calming aurora. We spoke before the day in great detail about our day and whilst he wanted to know the timeline he was actually interested in us, as a couple. The day went in a flash but our pictures are truly magnificent and better than we ever dreamed of, the blog was superb and our guests are still talking about this now and I know that we could not have picked a better photographer.”
“Martin made us feel so relaxed all day, and many guests commented on how unobtrusive he was. Our photographs are absolutely beautiful. Martin has a gift of observing and studying people within a relatively short space of time, and then capturing their personalities so perfectly - it was this gift that made our photographs so special. I can’t recommend Martin highly enough - a genuine and extremely talented professional.”
“As soon as we found Martin’s website, we just knew we had to have him photograph our wedding. This was one of the best decisions we made. Martin was so easy going and made us feel very relaxed. For the majority of the day we didn’t even notice he was there! Martin could not have captured the day any better. We love every single photo he took and we now have the wonderful memories to look back on. We can’t thank you enough.”
“Martin is an incredibly talented artist, outstandingly professional photographer and just all round lovely, easygoing, unobtrusive guy to have there on your wedding day. The best decision we made was choosing him as our wedding photographer. Every shot is gorgeous, unique and stylish and all the little moments and details are preserved. We would recommend him wholeheartedly and enthusiastically.”
“ We are so glad we chose Martin to photograph our wedding. He managed to capture all the important moments, despite managing to magically blend into the crowd. We have had so many admiring comments from friends. Martin is a very talented and creative photographer - highly recommended!”
“As soon as we saw his portfolio we knew he would be perfect. We wanted to create a story of our day, catching all those glimpses of emotion beyond the smiles and moments we might otherwise have missed. The results were spectacular and we could not have asked for more. We reckon Martin was wearing an invisible cloak on the day of the wedding. He managed to take all the shots without being invasive, which I believe was the secret in capturing those unposed moments.”
“James and I spent a long time looking at blogs, galleries, facebook and instagram before we contacted our shortlist of photographers. Martin sent me a few Southend Barns galleries to look at, that was it decision made.We received our pictures last night and it was like re living our Wedding day all over again. This is exactly what we wanted, a story book of our day.Some of our guests have commented ’we didn’t even realise you had a photographer’ - this is how well Martin fits into the day.”
“Too many people have told us ours are the best wedding photos they have seen for it to be just flattery. Martin knew what we wanted, and was honest enough to tell us what he needed to do to capture that. The result was a series of spontaneous moments captured to make a dazzling whole, which tell the story of the day perfectly. Martin’s given us something timeless and beautiful, all done in the most unobtrusive style.”
“We are still getting compliments about how great the photos are, how well he captured the atmosphere, how he managed to pick up on all the important details, how they tell the story of the day and how amazing that he managed all this whilst being totally unobtrusive. Martin is a true professional in photojournalism and I’m so grateful he captured the day, in such a perfect and beautiful way”
“We don’t know where to begin to say thank you and to express how thrilled we are with the photos you captured during Jess & Chris’s very special day. Each picture tells a story and brings memories flooding back. Magically you have captured the essence of the day, the tears, the joy, the nerves, the fun, the laughter, small moments and big moments each taking their place on the stage. You have an incredible eye for detail and were utterly unobtrusive. Our sincerest thanks for such a special collection of photographs.”
“Martin, Eliza’s wedding was essentially arranged by her, and we just paid for her choices. So, we had no idea of who the photographer was, nor had we seen any of your work. We are delighted with your photographs. I am an architect, so what we see is my field. You have a great eye. The ability to catch the moment, that second when visual magic happens, is the gift of great photographers, and you have it. It is not a question of taking a million snaps, it doesn’t work like that.”
"We knew that he was the photographer we wanted to capture our day. His work is effortless and we cannot begin to express how happy we are. As well as being blessed with great memories, we now have perfect photos to accompany them. Thank you Martin!"
"You have managed to get under the skin of our wedding day and produce pictures that are full of life and which remind us as much of how the day felt as how it looked. They are a wonderful memory. We would recommend you unreservedly to anyone who wants beautiful and truthful wedding pictures."
We were prepared to fly a photographer in from 6,000 miles away but the best photographer in the land was right here. Martin is a visionary; he doesn’t just shoot what’s in front of him, but adds his own vision to the scene and infuses each shot with incredible atmosphere. There're shots of the big moments but also the quieter, fleeting moments of beauty. We've had too many comments from guests sayings these are the most beautiful wedding photos they've ever seen for that to be a coincidence.
Martin made our wedding Day! So many guests commented on how discreet he was and that he had a great attitude. He captured every element of our day and looking back at the photos is just like doing it all again! This is exactly what we wanted. Neither of us are confident in having our photo taken, yet he made us so at ease in our couple shots and wasn't in our face. He really captured the feel of the day and I get a fuzzy feeling every time I look at a picture remembering exactly how I felt.
We wanted photos that told a story of our wedding day; photos that captured the tears, smiles and candid moments. Martin's photos do all of this and much more. I've lost track of how many people have said they are the best wedding photos they've seen. Viewing the photos upon our return from our honeymoon was an incredibly fun experience. Martin has a touch of magic about him. He somehow kept a low-profile on the day, but his images capture the heart and soul of the day.
Cannot praise Martin's photographs, advice, communication, guidance or expertise highly enough. Quite simply an astounding photographer who has a distinctive approach that resulted in him capturing not only some wonderful photographs, but the wide range of emotions that we enjoyed throughout the day. Photos are important to us both, and we couldn't be more happy with the pictures Martin took; we will treasure them forever.
Martin was great from start to finish. His photos speak for themselves, showing high quality finish. Amazingly I was unaware that half of them were being taken at the time, it wasn’t until seeing the finished photos after the wedding that I realised just how many fantastic photos he had taken of our day.
We weren’t sure where to start with choosing a wedding photographer, but after looking through a lot of profiles online as soon as we saw Martins portfolio we knew his was the style that we wanted for our wedding. We knew the photos would be fantastic, but he exceeded our expectations and we have been absolutely blown away by them. Martin truly captured the heart of the day whilst being extremely discreet. We didn’t want hours of line-ups or staged photos and thanks to Martin were able to relax.
The results of Martin's work do more than justice than the words I can provide, but I'll try. Despite not meeting us until the day itself, he managed to capture the very essence of my husband and I in the photos. The small intimate moments were captured beautifully - the hugs, the looks, the little things we take for granted but reveal our true selves - he got them with us and all of our guests. . Our best gift were these photos. At times I forgot he was there he was so good. Truly an artist x
Martin is a very quiet man but his photos speak volumes for him. He captures raw emotions and moments that no other photographer could. Most of the time we didn't even realise that he was there, which lead to no false smiles, no achy faces and the most perfect of pictures.
Martin was highly professional- answered all questions very quickly and clearly. Given we've never hired a photographer before he made the process very easy and was a reassuring voice of logic and calm. His advice about the church photos and confetti was very welcome. On the day he was invisible and unobtrusive. The quality of our photos is stunning. The colours are so vivid and they capture the day exactly as it was.
“ We were astounded by Martin’s photos, they beautifully capture the entire day. He really is a true artist. No setup shots or group shots. I adore the way each photo tells a story and we will treasure them forever! He is excellent value for money. I cannot recommend him enough!”
“Martin was absolutely fantastic! I cannot speak highly enough of his photography. I’m incredibly awkward in front of a camera and even I have to admit he made me look good. All my friends and family LOVE the pictures he took (even my mum’s friends upset because Martin’s pictures of her were so much better than the ones from her son’s wedding)
“ Martin was everything we hoped he’d be and more. His images blew me away and captured everything we had tried to create for the last year. His photos proved he was everywhere but we never saw him and he was everywhere that mattered. His style and timing is quite unique from everything I’ve seen of other photographers. He has allowed us to relive our day whenever we want through a new and beautiful pair of eyes”
“ We are a laid back couple, not ones for contrived photographs, so we wanted a photographer who had the ability to capture the moments we envisioned without the set ups. Martin does that and more, the images we received told the story of our day perfectly and had us (Max!) in tears and hysterical laughter.”
“Martin is truly outstanding and a rare find. He captured so many candid, intimate moments without us even realising he was there. Although we only met on the day, he put us at ease and brought out our personalities in the photos...no set up poses or awkward smiles; just pure, relaxed joy and movement. We received the photos the following week - so quickly edited! and he wrote a fantastic blog post, which we have read over and again (as have our families and friends). Really amazing work!”
“My photos were nothing less than absolutely stunning. Martin truly captured the big day, and incredible little moments throughout. My father told me he plans to fly Martin to the USA for my sister’s wedding he loved Martin’s work so much - now all she has to do is get engaged !”