BUCKINGHAMSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I’m Mark Sisley, Buckinghamshire wedding photographer. I’m based inside a lovely period property in Coleshill near Amersham, Bucks. I’ve now been a full time professional photographer for just over twenty years.  To date I’ve photographed over 1,200 weddings and over 5,000 outdoor family portraits.  My wedding photography and family portraits take me throughout the UK, although most of my bookings are in the Buckinghamshire and Home Counties areas.

My website has over 50 different galleries, showcasing Buckinghamshire wedding photography as well as other Home Counties venues I attend regularly. You’ll also find galleries for Classic, Candid, Detail, Barn, Kids, Winter and Marquees.

A BIT ABOUT ME

First and foremost, I’m known as a wedding photographer here in Buckinghamshire. When I don’t have a camera in hand, you’ll probably find me visiting vintage shops and food markets, or tending to our numerous flower borders at home. My perfect holiday destination would be in the Scottish Highlands – the scenery is stunning for photographs! My favourite pastime is kayaking, and I regularly paddle some of the calmer rivers in the UK. To read more about me, have a look at my About page.

MY PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

I mix modern fun reportage photography with classic style imagery.  I’m known for my eye popping colourful images and my dramatic use of light.  At the same time, I keep my rates reasonable to ensure I stay busy in the job I love, photographing weddings in the beautiful historic properties of Buckinghamshire.

For me there is nothing more magical and inspiring than documenting candid, natural moments between two soul mates. I would love to capture your love story with images that mean something to you, and will be treasured forever.

DRAMATIC BEFORE & AFTER LIGHTING TECHNIQUES

Over the past 20 years I’ve been using my unique floodlighting techniques and methods to great effect. Ever since I developed these quirky lighting practices, I’ve been constantly experimenting with new ideas & approaches to make the totally impossible 100% possible! You’ll see these spectacular and magical lighting effects used throughout my portfolio.

Once the light has faded, I’ll capture the two of you in front of your venue or landscape, illuminated under dusky blue skies to create surreal and artistic results. You’ll have totally unique imagery, with the absolute wow factor to end your day!

More than anything else, it’s my special effects floodlighting photography which has set me apart from other wedding photographers.  Any good photographer can capture stunning imagery when your venue or gardens are already floodlit, but sadly the vast majority are rarely illuminated! This is when my quirky lighting tricks come in very useful.

Despite being asked hundreds of times to share my lighting techniques by fellow professionals, I’ve kept my ways of working totally secret.  But you can read more about my night shots on this blog post, and you’ll see lots of before and after examples, together with the story behind each image. Or you’re welcome to watch my high speed video showcase:

I’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

If you are interested, please get in touch using the Contact Us form.  Tell me a little bit about yourselves and the exciting plans you’ve got in store for your special day.

VENUES RECOMMENDING ME

Taplow House Hotel - Bucks

A stylish 4-star Georgian luxury hotel set in 6 acres of private ground, including Europe’s tallest tulip tree.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over fifteen years.

Missenden Abbey - Bucks

This 12th century abbey makes a perfect wedding venue, with vaulted ceilings, stained glass and dramatic landscape.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over twelve years.

Cliveden House - Bucks

Set in almost 400 acres of gardens overlooking the River Thames, this five-star award-winning manor house has a rich and decadent past, sparked with intrigue.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over two years.

Five Arrows Hotel - Bucks

An elegant boutique hotel near the gates of Waddesdon Manor, this former Victorian coaching inn is a delightful mix of authentic English styles – half-timbering, elaborate Elizabethan chimneys and wrought ironwork.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for five years.

Hampden House - Bucks

In the heart of the beautiful Chiltern Hills, this Grade I listed country house estate has over 350 acres of privately owned parkland, and a 13th century parish church within the grounds.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over fifteen years.

Hartwell House Hotel - Bucks

Set in over 90 acres of gardens and parkland designed by a contemporary of Capability Brown, this National Trust-owned Grade I listed Jacobean and Georgian house was home to Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, for five years.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over fifteen years.

The Dairy Waddesdon - Bucks

Nestled in a tranquil waterside setting amid glorious gardens, the Dairy is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Estate, created for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th century and for over 100 years the country retreat of the Rothschild family.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over fifteen years.

Waddesdon Manor - Bucks

Waddesdon Manor was built for the Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th century to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. The landscaped grounds are lined with beautiful blooms, tall trees and elegant sculptures and fountains.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for the last two years since they started allowing weddings in the main manor house.

Chartridge Lodge Hotel - Bucks

Set in 25 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, Chartridge Lodge is a peaceful retreat just 5 minutes from the centre of Chesham.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over twelve years.

Dorton House - Bucks

Set amid idyllic rolling Buckinghamshire countryside, this Grade I listed Jacobean mansion offers a stunning backdrop for your special day.

I’ve been recommended by the venue for over two years.

WEDDING VENUE GALLERIES

View up to 150 photographs from each of 50+ wedding venues. If you have already chosen your wedding venue, hopefully you’ll find your Home Counties reception venue within this collection. If you haven’t yet made a choice, you may find it helpful to browse through the many venue-specific wedding galleries.

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WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

Apart from the many four and five-star venues that recommend me (see below), you may want to read some reviews from previous wedding customers, on the following links: Testimonials, Guides for Brides, Google, Yell.

"The pictures are absolutely beautiful, and the night time shots are truly breath-taking. Our guests were so impressed with your professionalism and attention to detail, ensuring you got the perfect photos of us and our guests. Everyone who has seen our pictures has said how stunning the photos are"
... Rhiannon and Scott, Missenden Abbey

"You have captured the whole essence of us and our wedding day in a way I would never have thought possible, especially with a winter wedding where lighting can be a challenge. The way you worked the light into the images is truly beautiful and as a result we have fantastic images from our special day that we will treasure forever!!"
... Marion and Richard, Waddesdon Manor

"Whatever you're doing with the colours and crispness in your imagery is phenomenal!" ... Alison, Chateau Brametourte, France

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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COMMERCIAL & EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm probably best known for capturing informal, reportage, fun images, with eye popping rich vibrant colours for my events pictures. I always use the kindest most flattering lighting effects, and at all times I also have an eye on the background scenery and architecture, and all the finer details that ensure your pictures really stand out.

For my commercial photography I love trying new ideas and experimenting with unusual lighting methods. My background in advertising, architectural and fashion photography has been the best possible grounding for my imaginative, colourful and dramatic photographic style.

My commercial and events assignments take me throughout the UK, although most of my bookings are in the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire & London areas.