wedding industry awards
Cambridge Wedding Photographer // Regional Finalist // The Wedding Industry Awards 2017
Pinch me as I still can’t believe it, two years in and I had been shortlisted as a regional finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards for the East of England. And I have my lovely couples to thank for that honour. Sitting in a room amongst other wedding professionals all working with one aim to making your wedding dreams become a reality, patiently waiting for the winners to be announced reinforced what I knew already.
I know I am incredibly lucky to do a job that I love day in and day out. I love the fact that I get to share in the wedding journey as my couples plan their big day to help and advise along the way. I love the fact that to me its so much more than a job or just another wedding. I love the fact and I am humbled that my lovely 2016 couples feel the same way. I am so proud of what we have achieved.
After the awards ceremony, as finalists, we are given the comments our couples have said about us. All I can say is the biggest THANK YOU! WOW all of this means so much. Winning would have been nice but I knew I was a winner before I even entered the room and its because of you.
Here are some of the things my couples said and here’s to you wishing you all a lifetime of happy memories. In random order
“Mark’s attention to detail was extremely unexpected. He assisted with significantly more than just the photography ranging from general wedding advice to assisting in general terms at both the ceremony and reception venues. Before the big day he was attentive to questions and comments via email, responding quickly and concisely. During the day he and his assistant were present but not obvious at all times, making the day easier overall as well as taking all the right shots. I cannot praise more.”
Rebecca & Tom
“Mark took the time to show us his work on two occasions and we agreed he was the right photographer for us. We didn’t feel hurried compared to other photographers. Mark supplied a gift pack which had a lot of useful and helpful things. Mark listened to our requests and on the day he made them come true. We are very happy. Mark was very organised and without Mark our day would not have been as smooth our guests gave us amazing feedback. Many said how he felt like part of the wedding family”
Harry & Amanda
“Mark was professional, friendly and an all round gentleman from the very first meeting. He blended in perfectly on the day – dressed very smartly. He captured every moment we had asked for and more besides, we were overwhelmed with the shots he produced for us. We would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and family and anyone else in need of a photographer.”
Natalie & Todd Cheetham
“My now husband wasn’t keen regarding photography for the day, he is very awkward with his photo being taken. Our very first meeting with Mark was fab, he came to our home so we were in our comfort zone and he talked through all of our options. There was no hard sell just honest conversation. As soon as Mark left us that day we knew we had found our photographer. Mark did an amazing job in the run up and on the day. We had great fun creating memories of our big day with him.”
Amanda & Robert
“From the first point of contact with Mark we knew we had picked the right photographer. He was very friendly, informative and flexible to meet our needs. He met up with us on a number of occasions which made it a very personal service and helped us to get to know him. This made us very relaxed with Mark and this is reflected in our photos. All of our guests commented on how nice and professional he was. We love our photos and had numerous comments about how he captured the essence of our wedding”
Chris & Estelle Davies
“Mark has been amazing from the day we booked to the big day itself. He made us both feel comfortable behind the camera and went over and beyond on the day itself.”
Lina & Paul
“Mark re defines customer service. He will help you think of the things that you either don’t know about or you completely forget about it. For us, Mark was more than a photographer (before, during and after the wedding). We felt he was a friend, an event manager, a photographer, etc. We were also showered with beautiful gifts and surprises from Mark. He is patient, understanding and all he genuinely wanted is to make our day as memorable as possible. I can’t recommend Mark enough. LOVE HIM!”
Dana & Chris Timmons
“Mark is the best wedding photographer the world has ever seen! Before the wedding he helped us plan our day to the extent he was more wedding organiser than photographer. He was so professional and also made us feel relaxed and completely at ease through every stage of the process. On the day he was simply amazing and so much fun – he made our wedding a million times better in every way through his involvement. Incredible photos, incredible man – I simply love him!”
Sonia & Phil
“I hired Mark in a somewhat desperate state with only five weeks to go before my wedding- and boy did I get lucky. Mark was more of a help to me than the venue itself. He has so much experience with weddings, he talked us through each stage, sent us home with a pack including chocolate for me- a really nice treat when caught in the stress of wedding prep. He followed with emails showing he had liaised with the venue to confirm timings, and on the day dressed like a king and charmed us all.”
M & L
“Does what it takes to get that shot. Work of the highest quality. The patience of a saint. Calmness personified. Clear vision. Photographs with a purpose. An ego that knows its place. Wonderful personality – fits in and relates to everyone. Great sense of humour, easy going and sociable. Courteous, respectful and gracious to all. Considers everyone he meets at your wedding as significant no matter who they are – and treats them as such. Dedicated and passionate. The commensurate professional.”
Nadim & Anisah
If you are planning a wedding or special event please get in touch by using my contact me page on my website www.marknortcliffephotography.co.uk or by email email@example.com. I would be flattered to be considered to document your special day so that you can treasure those memories for years to come.