I come from a pretty crazy and rather imperfect family! I spent the first eleven years of my life in a family of three with my mother and sister, before running away to the Lake District to live in the countryside with my godfather and a small Jack Russel Terrier called Timmy. It's here where I discovered an appreciation for the more important things in life! 

Having had a troubled early childhood in a city where I felt I didn't belong, I finally settled down to embrace a slower tempo in a village called Selside, just on the outskirts of Kendal. Surrounded by antiques, oil paintings, an old piano, and a potter's wheel, it wasn't long before I discovered my appreciation for creativity and country life. I spent my summers mowing the lawn on a ride on tractor; walking miles with Timmy; fishing for trout in the local river and sawing firewood for the long winter that followed. Living in a large country house had its advantages and disadvantages - winter brought darkness and cold but also fireside cosiness, hot chocolate by a warm AGA cooker and the quietness to be able to think and to create. At the age of 14, we got our very first computer; a Compaq Presario with a minimal amount of memory which I thought was the very best thing on earth! It was access to the outside world and a chance to create digital art. I was hooked and spent way too much time on dial-up internet which resulted in some rather large bills, a stern talking to and inevitably, limited access!

Fast-forwarding many years (I'm sure you don't want to hear my entire life's story!), I studied A-level Art and all three sciences which led to further study in the form of a Ba. Hons degree in Computer Games Design at the University of Teeside. This encompassed storyboard production, 3-dimensional modelling, and computer animation. It's here where I discovered my love for storytelling and in fact where my love for photography developed (pardon the pun!). I became well versed in both static and moving images and spent many nights developing film and negatives in a traditional darkroom. It was so therapeutic, in fact magical, and took me back to that quiet country life that I was now missing. I was obsessed! It wasn't long before I picked up a digital camera and the rest is, as they say, history!

I now live on the fringe of Kendal, which gives me the very best of the countryside and town. Being a Libran, I find myself always subconsciously looking for balance. I'm perfectly imperfect, an absolute perfectionist, an introverted extrovert, and a hopeless romantic!

“From the first contact with Mark the passion he has for his job was clear. He made my husband and I feel nothing but comfortable the whole time, and we are two people who are very awkward in front of a camera!”

I see the world very differently from others, which is what separates me from other people who are handy with a camera. I love to capture those moments between moments that others miss, and can often be found burning the midnight oil in the desire to bring photographic memories to life. 

I don't take pictures, I make them - not just with feeling but with emotion too! With over a decade of experience in design, photography, and image retouching you can be confident that your memories are in good hands!