We met Mark during an open day for the Priory Barn (not realising that he was also based there on site, which is really useful) and of the three photography services that were there, we immediately felt at ease with him. First and foremost he is a really nice guy, very down to earth and easy to talk to and share ideas. We booked the full day service because it was actually very good value and there was no hard sale for any sort of package, albums or prints. Just a very straight forward professional photography service.
The full day package includes pictures during the Brides and bridal party hair and make up. My wife has commented that Mark arrived early and was extremely friendly with everyone, helping everyone feel relaxed and forget that he was there. Whilst taking both agreed and ad-hoc pictures, Mark helped the bridal party with breakfast and drinks, giving them a well needed hand during the pressure. Nice touch I think.
Mark then met the Groom party at the Priory Barn and brought a lot of banter to the boys and our children. He seemed to learn everyone's name very quickly, which helped throughout the ceremony and post ceremony pictures; helping him to call out people rather than just bark orders. The best way to describe the service is that it was very natural and you'd be forgiven for thinking Mark was there as a guest (apart from the big camera...) fitting in very comfortably, having a laugh and a joke with everyone and getting some really natural pictures as a result.
We thought that a really nice touch was that during the Wedding breakfast Mark created a picture show from what he had taken so far, and played this on a flat screen by our Cake table so that guests could see pictures of the day. This is really nice for evening guests too who hadn't been there earlier.
Overall, we were delighted with Marks service and the good value of the cost for the full day. Mark generated an album of over 550 pictures, with at least 2 - 3 options of the same shot. Some might say you wouldn't want that many and would want the photographer to narrow it down but we really enjoyed going through the pictures and creating our own 'likes' down to about 200 pictures of a mixture of the set / standard wedding shots and very ad-hoc caught on camera pictures.
The great thing to note is that we were issued with ALL of the pictures and they were freely able to be sent on to friends and family at no cost. Again, no tough sell for a set number of images and added cost for extras, no push for hard copies or albums. Just a very nice and easy service for capturing our wedding day from start to finish.
Our wedding day was extremely busy, and we were delighted to not have to worry about Mark, what he was doing or what he needed. We had confidence in him getting on with it. We are delighted to recommend Mark and TSI Photography for anyone's wedding or special celebration and wish him all the best in the future.