About my wedding photography

I’ve been a full-time professional wedding photographer for 20 years, photographing over 1,500 weddings.

I’m renowned for my professionalism and organisational skills on the day, colourful ‘wow’ factor images, crystal clear results, dramatically lit poses and my striking floodlit night-time images.

My friendly nature and easy-going manner combined with excellent coordination skills have earned me recommendations by many leading venues, some for over fifteen years.

It’s a dream come true to see photos that I’ve created bringing tears and happiness to peoples faces, and at each and every wedding I give 100% to achieve the vibrant and striking results I’m known for.

I love what do with a passion – I hope that comes through as you look through my website galleries!

 

bride and bridesmaid - wedding at Monkton Barn - Mark Sisley Photography

My aim

My objective is to capture forever your unique love story.  I get to know you and your personalities in our pre-wedding venue meeting, then on the day I document your beautiful wedding in a true storybook style, together with a few artistic classic poses and family group pictures.

I always look for the most flattering lighting for you, and the most spectacular angles to showcase your chosen wedding venue.

I love to create unique wedding imagery that jumps from the page, full of life and happiness and overflowing with wow factor cherished moments.  My artistic approach allows you to enjoy your day with minimal direction; once I’ve completed any group poses, I discreetly capture the raw emotions, energy and fun that happens naturally throughout the day at your wedding.

Ultimately, I wish to present you with a stunningly beautiful time capsule of photographs, so you can proudly relive the day thousands more times in the years ahead.

Dramatic lighting

I’m never afraid to push the limits of professional wedding photography; creative imagery has been my full time vocation for the past 20 years, so capturing magical, inventive and unique pictures is my goal on every assignment.

I can floodlight your venue at dusk to create the most stunning artistic images, which make a beautiful finale to your wedding album.

I believe I was the first UK wedding photographer to carry floodlighting on assignments, and after 20 years of capturing these dramatic shots there are still only a few other UK photographers that have attempted to copy my signature pictures – they are very difficult to get right. You’ll see these spectacular results throughout my portfolio.

Should you wish to visit my studio I will show you before and after examples of how I manipulate and soften lighting conditions for the most flattering effect.

bride and groom at twilight - wedding at Chenies Manor House - Mark Sisley Photography

winter wedding at twilight - Mark Sisley Photography

Winter weddings

Having a winter wedding opens up a whole new world of striking opportunities for your photographs. I love working with low light and relish the challenges it brings – with a little love and care the results can be truly spectacular.

Many winter wedding pictures I see are pretty uninspiring, taken with regular harsh flash on camera lighting, this results in shiny faces and dark backgrounds, and the winter ambience is lost.

I prefer to use a much softer flash lighting method which is kinder on the skin tones, and doesn’t lose all the background detail or the cosy atmosphere and dramatic light of winter.

I also use my signature lighting methods both indoors and out for a series of wow shots during the day.

Winter is one of my busiest times of year for weddings, due to the popularity of my unique lighting techniques.

How it started for me

Borrowing my dad’s retro 35mm SLR film camera as a 14yr old on a student exchange to Algeria was what really kick-started my passion.

I took many hundreds of candid pictures of the local tribespeople as we travelled through the mesmerising landscapes of this gorgeous North African country.

My exchange hosts must have thought I was mad capturing the locals going about their daily lives. I was there to polish up my French language skills; instead I came back with a burning passion for photographing people.

children playing at a wedding - Mark Sisley Photography

wedding photography brochure - Mark Sisley Photography

The story continues

This followed with me studying photography at both school and college, then I assisted some of the country’s leading advertising, architecture, fashion and wedding photographers for four years.

It was my love of photographing people that lead me to pursue a career in wedding photography. I still adore taking candid people pictures as much now as that first time I ever held a camera to my eye when I was a 14yr old student.

My diary has been pretty much booked solid for twenty years doing something that I love with a passion.

My studio

My studio is located in the historic lakeside Bury Manor in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

This Queen Anne manor house is situated within 8 acres of grounds and woodland, including a one-acre lake.

It provides a wonderful meeting and showroom environment for my customers, and a stimulating creative working environment for my team.

I’ve been based at The Bury for twenty years.

The Bury is easily accessible from the M40, M25 and A41.

Chesham is the last stop on the Metropolitan tube line, if you are travelling by train.

The Bury Chesham - Mark Sisley Photography

Coverage area

My wedding photography coverage area includes the following counties and towns:

Primarily I work in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, but I’m also happy to attend weddings in London, Bedfordshire, Essex, Middlesex, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

These are the towns I visit the most: Amersham, Ascot, Aylesbury, Chesham, Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Bletchley, Dunstable, Egham, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, Harrow, Hayes, Hemel Hempstead, Henley-on-Thames, Harpenden, High Wycombe, Leighton Buzzard, Marlow, Maidenhead, Milton Keynes, Oxford, Princes Risborough, Reading, Rickmansworth, Slough, St Albans, Thame, Tring, Uxbridge, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Windsor and Central London.

I don’t charge travel fees for these areas.