My friends and family would say that if you sliced me in half I would have photographer written through me like a stick of rock! Since I first picked up a camera aged 8 it’s been a life-long love of mine. I was lucky enough to grow up in Cornwall and would spend my weekends photographing the landscapes & people of my home county. It also meant that I was close to the prestigious Falmouth College of Arts where I achieved a BA Hons in Photography in 1999.
After graduating from Falmouth I moved ‘up country’ and worked within the influential family portrait brand Venture in one of their flagship studios in the picturesque market town of Marlow where I was Style Director. After leaving Venture I was approached to assist in the set up of the next generation of portrait studios Imagine which was in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Never one to turn down an opportunity I took to this task with great gusto whilst also launching Lord & Leverett as the ones to watch in the field of wedding photography. Lord & Leverett broke the mould of traditional wedding photography and offered a new and innovative approach producing natural and exciting images of the big day. I was thrilled when this approach afforded me the exalted award of Wedding Photographer of the Year for the UK 2005 amongst many others.
I have been working as a solo photographer for four years concentrating on people photography – Editorial, Weddings, Family Portraits, Business & Artisans.
The last four years have been a whirlwind of weddings, success & lots of photography! I am very proud to be the Official Photographer for The Princes Countryside Fund. My work regularly appears in Waitrose Magazine, featured on the cover of The Sunday Telegraph Country Week supplement & has appeared in many other publications.
I am also a Member of The Professional Garden Photographers Guild & have won the following awards in their highly acclaimed Image of the Month
1st Place – July 2015 & August 2016
2nd Place – February 2016
3rd Place – January & April 2016
With this ever-increasing success I am in high demand & with the expansion of the business I was joined by my wife Becky in 2014. Becky uses her experience of Picture Framing & as an Art Gallery Manager to offer all clients at Mark Lord Photography an exemplary level of customer service.