We’re very fortunate to work alongside some amazing businesses in the wedding and event sector in Wales, and Marc is no exception. Out of all the photographers in our region, week in week out, our band’s see Marc the most. This is no coincidence, he is that busy for a very good reason… He’s quite simply, the best in the business. His approach to wedding photography is so refreshing and we watch him always go to great lengths to make sure a couple have an incredible album worth of memories that they can keep forever. His work is truly awe-inspiring and I’m regularly blown away by his images and originality. He is always highly recommended to our clients and we’re always privileged to, literally and metaphorically, share the stage with him.
–Martin Goddard / Music HQ
It was important for us when picking a photographer that I had someone that would capture not just the best parts of the ‘wedding’ but the way me and Ashley as a couple are and act, tears the giggles and the craziness! Marc managed to do all this along with fitting into the wedding like a guest and sometimes forgetting we even had a photographer there! Marc doesn’t only act as a photographer… He’s your time keeper, the person that chills you out, sorts your veil out when it’s going crazy, shields you from the rain (winter wedding) haha and makes sure you get the best out of your day! We had the worst weather ever on our day but ended up with the best pictures! Our pictures we will cherish forever and don’t just act as individual pictures but a act as a story from start to finish! This is only created when someone takes a genuine interest in your wedding and this is exactly what Marc does.. Booking Marc was the best decision of the wedding because once the wedding is over your only memories are your pictures! (And I may be biased but we now have the BEST pictures) If you want a photographer you can book and just leave them to create something without you having to worry about what you will end up with then Marc is your photographer and you know you will always end up with something beautiful!
– Jodie & Ashely
We met Marc at the Brangwyn Wedding Fair and knew straight away no other photographer would do. We were inspired by his previous work when we visited his studio, and stayed in touch throughout the year before our wedding. Our wedding took place in my grandmother’s orchard and at my husband’s family farm. We did everything ourselves, having no planner or coordinator. On the morning of our wedding I was full of nerves but as soon as Marc arrived my nerves melted. My parents recently said, in a way that only parents can say ‘you must have had a brain transplant because we’ve never seen you that calm in your life’. We hadn’t expected it but Marc helped steer our day perfectly; the time he had spent in getting to know us meant he had a brilliant idea of how we wanted our wedding day to be, had it not been for his experience and vision our day would not have been the perfect day we will remember forever. Marc is more than just Wales Best Wedding Photographer, he is now a dear friend.
– Katie & James
We feel so lucky to have had Marc capture our big day and we could not recommend him highly enough. Your wedding photographs are so important and Marc manages to effortlessly capture the essence and magic of the day. Marc is so lovely and professional; it was a pleasure to have him as part of the wedding party. It felt like Marc was more guest than photographer. He takes the time to get to know you before the day so he understands your story and this is reflected in the small details he captures. Going off to do our ‘on location’ photos was one of the highlights of the day for us; the weather was miserable but we knew we were in capable hands and the results were amazing. Marc even captured the dramatic moment my veil blew away in the wind. A moment we didn’t even realise he had managed to catch until we saw the photos weeks later – an amazing surprise! Marc’s attention to detail, artistic flair and passion for what he does, makes for a truly special and unique wedding album. We are thrilled with the photos that manage to bring our special day back to life. Very well deserved Welsh photographer of the year, a title I imagine he may hold for some time to come. Be quick to book – you will not be disappointed!
– Amy & Iwan
Marc is simply wonderful. He is supremely talented, a pleasure to be around and one of life’s good guys. His photographs speak for themselves, they are exquisite. Each one filled with atmosphere, energy and love. When planning our wedding we were given three pieces of advice: invest in your photographer, fill the room with energizers and savour every moment of the experience. Marc helped us achieve all three. The moment we met we realisedthat he quite simply ‘got us’. He seemed to feed off our energy and picked up on our personalities and our interests, and very quickly developed into a friend. The whole process; from our pre-wedding shoot through to the big day and finally our wedding album selection, was seamless and we cannot thank him enough. Marc went above and beyond and was more than a photographer. He was our timekeeper, our calming influence, our outfit checker and the only one who was able to sneak us away from the commotion of the day for us to steal a moment as husband and wife. This is not by chance. Marc is experienced, professional and simply blends into the wedding as if he is a family friend whilst capturing every moment beautifully. If you are looking for perfection, stop the search and rest assured you have found the best wedding photographer in Wales. Anyone can take a photograph but it is a true art form to perfectly capture the moments you want to remember forever and Marc does this completely effortlessly.
– Rebecca & Neil
Where do we start … We both can not thank Marc enough ! He is such a nice person to be around & we were privileged to have had his expertise to capture every special moment of our engagement & wedding day. Nerves can get the better of you on you’re wedding day but with him around he just made everything seem so easy and effortless! It’s hard to explain what Marc does, how he does it and how you feel but believe us when we say the guy is a genius. You can see from his work he is one of a kind and was worth every penny, not only did he make our day one to remember but every time we open our album we take a breathtaking journey back to our wonderful day! Marc isn’t just a photographer but now a friend with whom we had the privilege to work with but also we keep in touch which we think is truly amazing. The saying goes you get what you pay for and its true, we had an amazing day, amazing album, amazing experience which came from his creativity and his heart, topped off with a friendship that will never end
– Catrin & Gareth
We first met Marc at the wedding of very close friends, when it came to our day he was the only person we wanted to photograph it. Marc was incredibly professional, relaxed and fun throughout the whole process and really put us at ease. His enthusiasm for his job is testament to the amazing images he captures, always striving for new and different ideas. Our album is the perfect tribute to our amazing day and something we will always treasure.
– Hannah & Huw
Having followed his work for many years, we knew we wanted Marc Smith to capture our wedding day before we had even decided on a venue. We had fallen in love with his unique and captivating style of photography-checking his blog on a weekly basis only to be blown away on each occasion. You only get once chance to capture your wedding day and Marc certainly doesn’t disappoint. He was fantastic from start to finish on our big day and nothing was too much trouble for him. Marc listened to our ideas and brought them to life. Marc Smith is a true gentleman who loves his work and has a genuine passion for what he does. We are truly amazed with our wedding photographs and could not recommend him enough. We remember Marc saying “everything must have a story” and he is such a massive part of ours. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.
– Sophie & Dan
As soon as we met Marc we knew he would be the one who would be capturing our special day. We knew how popular Marc was so made it our priotity to book him as soon as we had booked our venue, it was important for us to have the best photographer. We certainly got that, he was amazing during the build up to the wedding and on the day itself. Marc instantly made us feel at ease and made the whole planning process so relaxed, it was a comfort to know we were working with such a professional. We were absolutely blown away with the photographs he captured for us on our wedding day. Choosing our photographs for our wedding album was very difficult as we loved them all, but we managed to pick our favourites for our album and then had the rest of our beautiful photographs on a unique wooden USB stick designed by Marc himself, which is kept in a little wooden keepsake box along with a few of Marc’s favourite photograph’s of the day. We can’t thank Marc enough for his hard work and ideas on the day/night and giving us the best memories to cherish forever. Our day was captured like a story and through his amazing photographs that’s how we will remember our perfect day.
– Dakota & Mark
Having become engaged we knew we had to have Marc as our photographer. Having met him and seen his work previously we knew he would capture the story of our day. The day was beautiful and that is completely reflected in the images that were taken. Marc was professional, attentive but not intrusive. He captured our day perfectly and this is reflected in all the images within our album. We would not hesitate in recommending Marc as your wedding photographer.
– Sarah and Johnathan
We chose Marc for our wedding after seeing his work and also seeing him at work in weddings. Marc was truly amazing; there was no fuss or drama or cameras in our face! We were SO happy when we received our pictures and cannot stop looking at them! Marc captured our special day perfectly from all our guests enjoying right down to our personalities. JUST PERFECT!
– Lucy and Stephen
Since discovering Marc Smith’s phenomenal photography on social media, our hearts were set on securing his talents for our special day. There was simply no contest; Marc was to be our photographer. From the very first message to the night before the wedding, Marc was polite, responsive and informative, always willing to go out of his way to ensure that the wedding plans were running smoothly. On the day itself, the 28th November 2015, Marc was truly impressive. Photos flowed throughout the day from the early bridal preparations and groomsmen antics all the way to the emotional first dance and evening celebrations. The weather was unfortunate on the day, however Marc’s talents shine in such scenarios due to his reactive skills and passionate personality. Marc was invisible when he needed to be and a rock to hold up the foundations of the day. It is clearly evident why Marc has been named as the Welsh Wedding Photographer of the Year. Marc’s attentiveness continues after the wedding; huge anticipation and eagerness to view the day from behind the lens is swiftly followed by delight and joy when the photographs are ready. Each stage; seeing the photos online, choosing the photos, choosing the wedding albums, and finally receiving the finished package, is filled with joy and elation. Marc captured our memories perfectly and he is professionalism personified. PS: Book early!
– Hannah & Andrew