I didn't realise how difficult it would be to express it in words how grateful myself and Martyn are for your amazing work and the part you played in our day (and the run up to it). Saying thank you just isn't enough!
When we started looking for photographers, the image in my mind was of a bossy person with a camera spending a whole day telling people where to stand, keeping the bride and groom separate from their guests for a long part of the day and then having an album full of posed, uncomfortable looking pictures. All we knew is that we didn't want this!
We met Mark Pugh at a wedding event and instantly knew he was different from the other photographers we had met so far, his first interest was in us as a couple and just letting us browse through examples of his work rather than trying to sell us anything, this was reinforced when he came to see us at home, again asking questions about us and what we were looking for. His relaxed nature suited us perfectly and convinced us that all he wanted was to help us have a perfect day and beautiful memories.
Our preWED helped us understand how things would work on the day and got us used to Mark's style. Most importantly, it made us understand that we didn't need to spend a large part of the day posing for pictures, we could just enjoy the day, be ourselves and pretty much forget that there was anyone taking our picture. I would definitely recommend a preWED to anyone, especially if they are normally a little nervous in front of the camera.
The day itself went without a hitch and even though we couldn't venture outside for pictures due to the weather it didn't matter, Mark found ways to make interesting and beautiful pictures without making us get wet!!
Most of the comments from our family and friends were that Mark was always there in the moment but never in the way and that the flow of the day was never disrupted for photos to be taken. Looking back through the pictures we can't understand how some of them were captured as we don't remember a camera being pointed at us at that time.
Mark has managed to capture pictures of us both at our most relaxed, nervous and happy moments, all of them looking completely natural and comfortable.
We are so grateful for all of Mark's, Pam's and the team's hard work in helping make our day so special and giving us a collection of pictures to treasure forever.
We are (and will continue) to recommend you to anyone and everyone that will listen to us and will most definitely be back for family portrait pictures once we have started a little family of our own.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank you xxxx
Sarah and Martyn