Testimonials

xp portfolio 11Wedding photographers South Wales reviews.

Thank you to all my customers and for taking the time to provide me with feedback on my products and services.

What builds up is an image of Xpect Photography and a list of satisfied customers. Most often my customers are kind enough to let me know how pleased they are verbally or by text or e mail. I would like to share their comments with you. All these can be verified upon request and please ask if you wish to contact any of my clients for a reference.

No matter whether it is by letter or by word over a phone call I bring you all of this feedback no matter how small so that you can see a regular and consistent response from many happy customers.

Angharad and Andrew
Facebook Page

From the very first meeting with Mark at a wedding fayre I knew that we would be in very safe hands. His experience and enthusiasm for photography defiantly showed, and the quality of the photos just confirmed this. At our first meeting he was very helpful timing everything down to the key moments, he knew so much about weddings that he actually helped us with a lot of things in the wedding other than the photography! We have just received our photos today and they are absolutely beautiful, I am over the moon with the end results. I could not recommend Xpect Photography enough. Thank you so much Mark and Sandra.

Bethan and Jack
Facebook Page

Thank you Bethan and Jack for this great feedback.

“Mark was absolutely fantastic and we would reccomend Xpect Photography to anyone! He was incredibly professional and a joy to have at our wedding. We now have hundreds of high quality, gorgeous photos, and what’s more, we received them all within two weeks of the wedding!!!

Carly and Edward
Facebook Page

Thank you Carly and Edward for this great feedback.

“Thank you so much mark Sandra and Bradley for being fantastic professional friendly photographers at our wedding yesterday. We can’t wait to see how the pics turn out! See you in march on our return from honeymoon! Highly recommended to anyone looking for a great family run business in photography xxx

Laura and Chris
Facebook Page

Thank you Laura and Chris for this great feedback.

“I am soooo happy with my photographs. Mark and Sandra you are amazing and the work you create is stunning. You have managed to capture every emotion and special moment and tell the whole story of our day. You even got a few of my dad laughing and smiling which is a task in itself because he never smiles for photos. I cannot thank you enough for catching all the memories for us. I have these photos forever now and it really has brought back exactly how I felt on the day. I will be recommending you to everybody! I was even chuffed with how the photos were presented! A very beautiful touch. Thank you once again and love to both. 

Love Laura and Chris “

Debbie and Stephen
Facebook

Hi Mark,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you from Stephen & myself for the amazing photos & memories you’ve given us! We haven’t stopped looking at them, (hence the delay in this message) We really couldn’t have wished for more-they are stunning!!
We would definitely like to speak to you about making an album as we both agree we’d love to have one! We will recommend you to everyone! You were so good and patient with us, we really couldn’t have wished for more!

From Debbie and Stephen 

Kellie and Nathan
Facebook

We received the USB and thought it was a lovely touch the way it was presented. We cannot thank you enough for our wedding photos. We haven’t stopped looking at them and everyone has commented on how unique they are. We honestly couldn’t have hoped for anything more. The day was captured perfectly. We know we will be looking at these photos over and over for years to come. Thank you so much Mark. We cannot wait to see the albums!!

Thanks again
Kellie and Nathan – Mr & Mrs Stevens

Helen and Carl
E-mail

Hi mark

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your absolutely amazing photographs. Carl and I chose a very happy and relaxed wedding day at a wonderful venue and you captured it absolutely perfectly by producing wonderful natural shots of happy people with smiles in abundance !!

Your attention to detail, professionalism at all times and your ability to see and create shots that others would not have even contemplated is fantastic.

Your images captured a fairytale of the whole day which will stay with us forever. An enormous thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a special part of our very magical day at Pencoed House on 27th May 2014.

Our advice to future Brides and Grooms… Look no further than Xpect Photography if you are looking for an extremely professional but very personal service – Mark and Sandra are a wonderful couple who take great pride, effort and care in working with you to tailor your individual needs and ensure that they capture that unique and memorable experience that you and your families can treasure forever. You really won’t be disappointed – their work is absolutely amazing.

Best Wishes,

Helen and Carl (Mr & Mrs Phillips !!!)

Sarah Turner
E-mail

Hi mark
The photos from Sunday are absolutely amazing. We love them all. There are so many lovely shots, in particular we love the kids jumping off the rock! I do use Facebook so it would be good if I could have the set you have ready for this purpose.
Thanks again, we are very pleased with the photos and now super excited about our wedding ones!
Sarah

John and Leanne Ross

Along with the dress and the right partner, the wedding photographer is the most important part of the big day. The photos last forever, so you want to get them right. We saw Mark’s website and loved the style and feel of his photographs, so went for a consultation. We didn’t look any further. Mark and Sandra are very relaxed and easy to get on with, and made us feel confident in our choice. They offered a complete service, with two photographers, for a good price and we didn’t think (i.e. worry!) about the photographs after we had booked them. On the day, it really felt as if they were part of our day, rather than being people we had to put up with to get the job done. We laughed and had a great time. All of guests commented on how friendly, organised and professional our photographers were – and we heard some horror stories about how friends had really not got on with their photographers, or worse hated the end results. When we saw the photographs, they really did live up to our expectations, and we love them all (we are still trying to whittle them down to fit into an album). We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Sandra and in fact would suggest that you contact them first and save yourself time 🙂
Many thanks

Kath Hiscok
Facebook Page

Well what can I say, Mark and Sandra are quite simply amazing. Their attention to detail and their ability to see what no-one else does gives them that unique edge. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer of class then look no further. If there was a Michelin star for photography they would be 5* Thank you both.

Laura and Lloyd
Google Places

Mark and Sandra provided an excellent service as our wedding photographers. Mark was great at taking on board our suggestions as well as offering advice for the day. We wanted lots of spontaneous photos and Mark really met this brief. The quality of the photos were excellent and the album and slide show brought tears to my eyes as it truly did capture the day and the amazing time we had. I couldn’t have asked for a better service. Unlike some photographers that I have experienced from attending weddings, it was very organised and professional and did not take any more time than was necessary. This was great as it ensured that our guests didn’t get bored or too hungry whilst waiting for photos to be taken. Mark and Sandra were also very good at making us and our guests feel relaxed whilst the photos were being taken and think this added to the quality of the images as there were so many photos of people smiling and laughing and looking very natural. Many of my friends and family have used the photos that were taken of them on our wedding day as profile pictures and to frame in their homes as the images captured are so lovely. I really couldn’t have asked for a better service and I am so glad I picked Xpect photography for my big day. They definitely deserve five stars and I would recommend them to all bride and grooms to be!

Gemma and Adam Smith
Facebook

Gemma Smith: I have to say Mark, what beautiful pictures, they were very real tears of happiness of the moments that you caught so cleverly on camera 🙂 Thanks so much to you and Sandra. I will definately be recommending you xxx with Adam Smith

Naomi and DJ
Facebook

Hi Mark, just sat here with a coffee looking through our wedding album. Over 2 years on and our album is such a wonderful reminder of our big day. The quality is still flawless and the images are just beautiful x

DJ wrote: It really is a beautiful album Mark . We had a great time earlier looking through it.

Natalie and John
Thank you card

Mark and Sandra, just a quick note to say thank you SO very much for our perfect wedding photos. You have captured a wonderful account of our day. You both worked so hard getting our shots and it shows because they are wonderful. Every one who’s seen them think so. We cannot thank you enough! We will be highly recommending you.

Love Natalie and John.

Mark and Glayne Heath
E-mail and Facebook

Hi Mark and Sandra, Thank you both so much. The photographs of our wedding day are so beautiful… stunning! We are so happy. We love everything! The images will stay with us forever…. Again, thank you both so much! Love Mark and Glayne.

They had previously placed the following message on Facebook for us.

Thank you both so much!!! The photographs of our wedding day are so beautiful… stunning! It’s been 4 days now since they arrived and we can’t stop looking at them! We are so happy : ) We love everything! The images tell the story of the whole day and will stay with us forever… Again thank you both so much!!!

Love, Mark & Glayne (Mr & Mrs Heath) x

Laura and Chris
Facebook

“Well what can I say! I had the most amazing day of my life yesterday and I have a lot to owe to mark and Sandra for making my day so relaxed and fun! They took every shot that I asked them to do, nothing was too much to ask! Such professionals who want the best out of your wedding photography! I can’t wait to see the photos now! Thank you both soo much and of course Brad as well who was very helpful and fantastic! I want to do it all again! X

Helen and Carl
E-mail

Hi mark

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your absolutely amazing photographs. Carl and I chose a very happy and relaxed wedding day at a wonderful venue and you captured it absolutely perfectly by producing wonderful natural shots of happy people with smiles in abundance !!

Your attention to detail, professionalism at all times and your ability to see and create shots that others would not have even contemplated is fantastic.

Your images captured a fairytale of the whole day which will stay with us forever. An enormous thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a special part of our very magical day at Pencoed House on 27th May 2014.

Our advice to future Brides and Grooms… Look no further than Xpect Photography if you are looking for an extremely professional but very personal service – Mark and Sandra are a wonderful couple who take great pride, effort and care in working with you to tailor your individual needs and ensure that they capture that unique and memorable experience that you and your families can treasure forever. You really won’t be disappointed – their work is absolutely amazing.

Best Wishes,

Helen and Carl (Mr & Mrs Phillips !!!)

Emily and Anthony
Text message

“Hiya Mark, thank you for everything you have done for myself and Anthony on the day. Can’t wait to see the pictures. You are an amazing photographer and everyone said how lovely and friendly you were.

Peter Brewin
Google Review

my partner and I looked for a great photographer at all the wedding fairs and found a few we liked but they where all the same, until we bumped in to Mark and Sandra, their photo albums were so much more our style and the photos were clear and laid out in the albums in such a way they looked fantastic. so we had a quote and !!! wow !!! we could not believe that we had everything we wanted at the right price.

Mark and Sandra invited us to there studio for a family photo shoot before the wedding and it was great and we had a great laugh. it was fantastic that we got to know and become friends with Mark and Sandra before the wedding, that other photographers or companies do not do.

Our wedding day was so fantastic and we could not have asked for anything more. Mark and Sandra at Xpect photography where on time and got every picture we wanted and even pictures you never knew they were taking. they were every where that day, getting every little moment. Mark and Sandra were so great and friendly to everyone. after the wedding, Mark and Sandra invited us to their studio and gave a slideshow presentation of the photos taken. this was fantastic. The photos we so perfect and some so funny. We relived our wedding day. thank you to Mark and Sandra at Xpect photography for a !!! PERFECT !!! job.

John and Leanne Ross

Along with the dress and the right partner, the wedding photographer is the most important part of the big day. The photos last forever, so you want to get them right. We saw Mark’s website and loved the style and feel of his photographs, so went for a consultation. We didn’t look any further. Mark and Sandra are very relaxed and easy to get on with, and made us feel confident in our choice. They offered a complete service, with two photographers, for a good price and we didn’t think (i.e. worry!) about the photographs after we had booked them. On the day, it really felt as if they were part of our day, rather than being people we had to put up with to get the job done. We laughed and had a great time. All of guests commented on how friendly, organised and professional our photographers were – and we heard some horror stories about how friends had really not got on with their photographers, or worse hated the end results. When we saw the photographs, they really did live up to our expectations, and we love them all (we are still trying to whittle them down to fit into an album). We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Sandra and in fact would suggest that you contact them first and save yourself time 🙂
Many thanks

Laura and Lloyd
Google Places

Mark and Sandra provided an excellent service as our wedding photographers. Mark was great at taking on board our suggestions as well as offering advice for the day. We wanted lots of spontaneous photos and Mark really met this brief. The quality of the photos were excellent and the album and slide show brought tears to my eyes as it truly did capture the day and the amazing time we had. I couldn’t have asked for a better service. Unlike some photographers that I have experienced from attending weddings, it was very organised and professional and did not take any more time than was necessary. This was great as it ensured that our guests didn’t get bored or too hungry whilst waiting for photos to be taken. Mark and Sandra were also very good at making us and our guests feel relaxed whilst the photos were being taken and think this added to the quality of the images as there were so many photos of people smiling and laughing and looking very natural. Many of my friends and family have used the photos that were taken of them on our wedding day as profile pictures and to frame in their homes as the images captured are so lovely. I really couldn’t have asked for a better service and I am so glad I picked Xpect photography for my big day. They definitely deserve five stars and I would recommend them to all bride and grooms to be!

Aimee and Terrance
We have photographed their engagement, Wedding, Maternity bump shoot and also portraits of their new baby. They kindly left this review on Google

Aimee and Terrence have been customers for some time. We have photographed their engagement, Wedding, Maternity bump shoot and also portraits of their new baby. They kindly left this review on Google

My husband and I saw many photographers. We found it hard to find a photographer who we felt comfortable with and took amazing pictures at the same time. It was really important that we felt comfortable as these people would be looking and taking picture of you all day.

We found Mark and Sandra at a local wedding fayre. We loved their style of photography and they were not at all pushy as we had found some to be. We met with them at our home and felt instantly at ease. We booked them and they did not disappoint. We had a pre wedding photo shoot which was brilliant as my husband was very nervous. The pictures we amazing. Mark made my husband and I feel so at ease. It also gave us an insight as to what to expect on our wedding day.

Our wedding day went by in a flash. Mark and Sandra we fantastic from start to finish. They were there from the crack of dawn to very late at night because things over ran. No questions asked they stayed until they had photographed our first dance. Still making sure every picture counted as these last pictures were some of my favourites. They were brilliant with the group shoots as these can some times be quite disorganised. We had all the pictures we wanted without any fuss. They made sure we were happy with how things were going throughout the day, constantly asking if there was anything we wanted.

When we went to see our wedding pictures I sat in their studio in cried my eyes out. They captured the best day of our lives perfectly. To this day I still look at my album and it makes the happy memories come flooding back. We were absolutely thrilled with the service Mark and Sandra provided. Since our wedding Mark has done photos of my bump and then pictures of our newborn baby girl. We will always use Mark as our photographer. He has photographed the most memorable times in my life beautifully.

Amy and Jonathon
Facebook.

Mark Martin I am absolutely thrilled with my album. It is so beautiful. It really tells the story of the day. Fantastic workmanship and design and I cannot thank you enough. My mother Debbie Bolton loves her parent album. The calender is also stunning. We are so thankful for your hard work and time and will not fail to recommend you to our friends and colleagues. Wishing you and Sandra a wonderful xmas and a fantastic 2016. Your brides of 2016 will not regret booking you. Xx

Joanne and Paul
Facebook Review

Now that all of our family and friends have viewed our wedding photos, we wanted to thankyou so much for our fabulous wedding album, everybody has said what wonderful photos you have taken of our special day, capturing every moment beautifully. Everybody commented on how hard you and your son worked throughout the day, at the same time being very discreet doing so. we are so happy that you shared our day with us,,thanks again mark,, from Joanne and Paul xxxxxx

Kelly and Nathan
E Mail,

‘Hi Mark!

Oh my god! Thank you so much! I don’t think we have said wow so many times in 20 minutes before. We really couldn’t be happier and are absolutely gob smacked at how incredible the album is! Really brings back the amazing feelings of the actual day, feels like we are reliving it all over again. And the presentation, cannot get over how incredible it all is! ‘

Jessica and Ian
E Mail

“Hello Mark,

Just want to say a massive thank you for the album, we absolutely love it and everyone who has seen it so far has commented on how amazing it is.

So thank you again for everything and I will most definitely be recommending you to friends and family.

Thank you
Jess and Ian ”

Laura and Jonathon
E Mail

Hiya mark,
Hope your well!
Jon and I would just like to thank you so much for our album. It’s amazing we absolutely love it, we honestly couldn’t have asked for a better album, you did a fab job. Thank you so much!
It’s been on the rounds with family n friends n to everyone has said how much they like it
Thank you once again we really appreciate the time and effort you have spent with us … You’ve needed a medal ha ha
Laura and Jon

Charlene and Dan
E Mail

Hi mark! WE LOVE OUR ALBUM!!! It is exactly how I’d imagined it and more! Dan and I are absolutely over the moon…you should be so proud! You are a true professional!

Kathryn and Darren
Thank You Card

Dear Mark & Sandra,

We would like to say a big thank you for the fantastic effort you made when taking the photographs for our Wedding Day! You truly captured all the special moments from beginning to end and have given us an amazing Wedding album full of brilliant memories for us to treasure over the years.

Thank you so much for everything,

Best Wishes,

from Kathryn, Darren & Dylan. xxx

Rachel and Jordan
Thank You Card

To Mark

Jordan and I would like to say a massive thank you to you, for not only capturing our wedding day perfectly, but also producing the most incredible wedding album!

The service you have given us has been exceptional, from the moment we met you, to the delivery of our wedding album.

We are truly grateful for all your hard work and we really couldn’t of wished for anything more.

Many Thanks

Rachel and Jordan

Debbie and Stephen
Facebook

Hi Mark,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you from Stephen & myself for the amazing photos & memories you’ve given us! We haven’t stopped looking at them, (hence the delay in this message) We really couldn’t have wished for more-they are stunning!!
We would definitely like to speak to you about making an album as we both agree we’d love to have one! We will recommend you to everyone! You were so good and patient with us, we really couldn’t have wished for more!

From Debbie and Stephen 

Leanne and John
E Mail

Hi Mark and Sandra,
Sorry for not getting this email to you sooner, but we just wanted to say a huge WOW and THANK YOU!!!! We totally love the album – it has turned out even better than we were hoping for. We have been busy showing it off to everyone who stands still long enough! And the reaction has been incredible. My dad even said it was the best album he had ever seen (even without the obvious bias!).
Thank you both for all your hard work and patience, it has been great fun to work with you.
If any prospective customers ever want to contact us for a reference, please send them our way.
Wishing you continued success for the future
(and hoping Sandra gets better soon) x
Leanne and John

Peter Brewin
Google Review

my partner and I looked for a great photographer at all the wedding fairs and found a few we liked but they where all the same, until we bumped in to Mark and Sandra, their photo albums were so much more our style and the photos were clear and laid out in the albums in such a way they looked fantastic. so we had a quote and !!! wow !!! we could not believe that we had everything we wanted at the right price.

Mark and Sandra invited us to there studio for a family photo shoot before the wedding and it was great and we had a great laugh. it was fantastic that we got to know and become friends with Mark and Sandra before the wedding, that other photographers or companies do not do.

Our wedding day was so fantastic and we could not have asked for anything more. Mark and Sandra at Xpect photography where on time and got every picture we wanted and even pictures you never knew they were taking. they were every where that day, getting every little moment. Mark and Sandra were so great and friendly to everyone. after the wedding, Mark and Sandra invited us to their studio and gave a slideshow presentation of the photos taken. this was fantastic. The photos we so perfect and some so funny. We relived our wedding day. thank you to Mark and Sandra at Xpect photography for a !!! PERFECT !!! job.

John and Leanne Ross

Along with the dress and the right partner, the wedding photographer is the most important part of the big day. The photos last forever, so you want to get them right. We saw Mark’s website and loved the style and feel of his photographs, so went for a consultation. We didn’t look any further. Mark and Sandra are very relaxed and easy to get on with, and made us feel confident in our choice. They offered a complete service, with two photographers, for a good price and we didn’t think (i.e. worry!) about the photographs after we had booked them. On the day, it really felt as if they were part of our day, rather than being people we had to put up with to get the job done. We laughed and had a great time. All of guests commented on how friendly, organised and professional our photographers were – and we heard some horror stories about how friends had really not got on with their photographers, or worse hated the end results. When we saw the photographs, they really did live up to our expectations, and we love them all (we are still trying to whittle them down to fit into an album). We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Sandra and in fact would suggest that you contact them first and save yourself time 🙂
Many thanks

Nicola Cross
Google Places

Mark took portrait photos of my two sons, and put together a wedding album for me. I found Mark to be extremely knowledgeable, creative and down to earth. He puts you at ease and comes up with great ideas to make the most of the photo shoot. I would highly recommend Marks services to anyone. Thanks Nicola.

Rebecca and Paul
Facebook Page

Had our wedding album back over the weekend and all I can say is Wow!! Its amazing, the quality is out of this world as was the photography, extremely happy with everything you have done for us from the pre-wedding photos right up to receiving the album, everyone who’s seen it so far has said how fabulous it is! And also Sandra Brown capturing some fab photos that a lot of the guests didnt realise were being taken has really made it. Overall we are both very pleased and would like to thank you so much for everything you have done for us!!

Laura and Lloyd
Google Places

Mark and Sandra provided an excellent service as our wedding photographers. Mark was great at taking on board our suggestions as well as offering advice for the day. We wanted lots of spontaneous photos and Mark really met this brief. The quality of the photos were excellent and the album and slide show brought tears to my eyes as it truly did capture the day and the amazing time we had. I couldn’t have asked for a better service. Unlike some photographers that I have experienced from attending weddings, it was very organised and professional and did not take any more time than was necessary. This was great as it ensured that our guests didn’t get bored or too hungry whilst waiting for photos to be taken. Mark and Sandra were also very good at making us and our guests feel relaxed whilst the photos were being taken and think this added to the quality of the images as there were so many photos of people smiling and laughing and looking very natural. Many of my friends and family have used the photos that were taken of them on our wedding day as profile pictures and to frame in their homes as the images captured are so lovely. I really couldn’t have asked for a better service and I am so glad I picked Xpect photography for my big day. They definitely deserve five stars and I would recommend them to all bride and grooms to be!

Lindsay and Ceri
E-Mail

From Lindsay – Dear Mark and Sandra, a huge thank you for our fabulous wedding album and the amazing DVD. We love them both and have thoroughly enjoyed looking at them both lots and lots. You have done a brilliant job, it really does tell the story of our wedding day. I really love all the background prints of my dress and the flowers – that was a lovely surprise. Thank you so much for all your prompt replies to our e mails. You made it easy for us and we had total trust that all would be fine which was a great feeling trying to organise the wedding.

From Ceri – Just to echo Lindsay. I have been extremely impressed with all your exceptionally professional attitude to your work and by the fantastic products you have provided. Everything from the pre wedding shoot to the album, the triptych canvas prints and DVD, all are superb.

Naomi and DJ
Facebook

Hi Mark, just sat here with a coffee looking through our wedding album. Over 2 years on and our album is such a wonderful reminder of our big day. The quality is still flawless and the images are just beautiful x

DJ wrote: It really is a beautiful album Mark . We had a great time earlier looking through it.

Laura and Chris
Facebook Page

Thank you Laura and Chris for this great feedback.

“I am soooo happy with my photographs. Mark and Sandra you are amazing and the work you create is stunning. You have managed to capture every emotion and special moment and tell the whole story of our day. You even got a few of my dad laughing and smiling which is a task in itself because he never smiles for photos. I cannot thank you enough for catching all the memories for us. I have these photos forever now and it really has brought back exactly how I felt on the day. I will be recommending you to everybody! I was even chuffed with how the photos were presented! A very beautiful touch. Thank you once again and love to both. 

Love Laura and Chris 26th July 2014.”

Rebecca and Paul
Facebook Page

Had our wedding album back over the weekend and all I can say is Wow!! Its amazing, the quality is out of this world as was the photography, extremely happy with everything you have done for us from the pre-wedding photos right up to receiving the album, everyone who’s seen it so far has said how fabulous it is! And also Sandra Brown capturing some fab photos that a lot of the guests didnt realise were being taken has really made it. Overall we are both very pleased and would like to thank you so much for everything you have done for us!!

Laura and Lloyd
Google Places

Mark and Sandra provided an excellent service as our wedding photographers. Mark was great at taking on board our suggestions as well as offering advice for the day. We wanted lots of spontaneous photos and Mark really met this brief. The quality of the photos were excellent and the album and slide show brought tears to my eyes as it truly did capture the day and the amazing time we had. I couldn’t have asked for a better service. Unlike some photographers that I have experienced from attending weddings, it was very organised and professional and did not take any more time than was necessary. This was great as it ensured that our guests didn’t get bored or too hungry whilst waiting for photos to be taken. Mark and Sandra were also very good at making us and our guests feel relaxed whilst the photos were being taken and think this added to the quality of the images as there were so many photos of people smiling and laughing and looking very natural. Many of my friends and family have used the photos that were taken of them on our wedding day as profile pictures and to frame in their homes as the images captured are so lovely. I really couldn’t have asked for a better service and I am so glad I picked Xpect photography for my big day. They definitely deserve five stars and I would recommend them to all bride and grooms to be!

Sarah Turner
E-mail

Hi mark
The photos from Sunday are absolutely amazing. We love them all. There are so many lovely shots, in particular we love the kids jumping off the rock! I do use Facebook so it would be good if I could have the set you have ready for this purpose.
Thanks again, we are very pleased with the photos and now super excited about our wedding ones!
Sarah

Sian and Simon
Google Review

Choosing a wedding photographer is probably hard for most couples, but for my husband and I it was simple. We chose Mark and Sandra at Xpect Photography after they took family portraits of our little boy. The slideshow of images with backing music moved us to tears; hence on seeing these during a viewing and the effort they’d gone to we booked there and then without a second thought. The level of service we received from start to finish was in our opinion over and above our expectations, we had our pre wedding shots in an outdoor area which was a convenient time for us and Mark included our little boy knowing how important it was to us.

Prior to the wedding, Mark took the time to sit down with us and find out our expectations for the wedding, who was important to us, who we’d like images of if possible and I honestly can’t believe the images he and Sandra managed to take.

Having two photographers meant we had a bigger variety of images from our wedding day sometimes of the same shot but different angles catching some really special moments, we’ve actually found it so hard to choose our final images as there were so many we could have chosen. They captured some images I’ll treasure so much, especially the moment my father saw me in my wedding dress for the first time. Such a special moment caught on camera for me to keep forever.

Not only did we find it easy working with Mark and Sandra, our family and friends also felt at ease throughout the day. Mark and Sandra kept us informed after our wedding at every stage, they contacted us for our viewing and again moved us to tears watching the slideshow of our special day and memories we would have missed had they both not been there. We were treated so well from start to finish and our beautiful wedding album and slideshow are filled with memories of our special day that we will treasure forever. Simon and I have no hesitation in encouraging future brides and grooms to choose Xpect Photography.

Elen & Dean
E-mail

Mark,
We received our wedding album today (was delivered monday but only picked it up from the post office today as I’ve been working), It is absolutely amazing and better than anything we could have wished for, Yourself and Sandra really captured our day beautifully including all the fun and laughter that went on during it. Words can’t describe how happy we are with the results, not only are the photos and album perfect but the service we received prior to the day and after was very friendly, you made the whole experience enjoyable and even when we came to view the photographs you made it a special event for us.

Thank you both for everything and putting up with the mayhem and constant laughter that comes with us both and our family, lol. My parents asked me to also say a big thank you to you both and they thought the album was beautiful.

Joanne and Paul
Facebook Review

Now that all of our family and friends have viewed our wedding photos, we wanted to thankyou so much for our fabulous wedding album, everybody has said what wonderful photos you have taken of our special day, capturing every moment beautifully. Everybody commented on how hard you and your son worked throughout the day, at the same time being very discreet doing so. we are so happy that you shared our day with us,,thanks again mark,, from Joanne and Paul xxxxxx

Rhiannon and Geraint
Facebook Review

 

Mark gives a first class service from first meeting until the photos arrive! I would recommend Mark and Sandra to anybody who wants amazing photos to cherish!
Thank you both!
The Howells’s x

Sarah and Scott
Facebook Review

 

Mark and his wife Sandra are so lovely and professional, They say you get what you pay for and they are worth every penny, I have never met a person who takes such pride in his work as mark and also Sandra with her talent for flower arrangement … thank you both for making mine and Sarah’s day even more special- Scott (Abercynon)

Natalie and Gareth
Facebook Review

 

Me and Gareth cannot thank Mark and Sandra enough for being our wedding photographer. Very professional in capturing all those moments on our special day that we will treasure forever. Would highly recommend

Kathryn and Darren
Thank You Card

Dear Mark & Sandra,

We would like to say a big thank you for the fantastic effort you made when taking the photographs for our Wedding Day! You truly captured all the special moments from beginning to end and have given us an amazing Wedding album full of brilliant memories for us to treasure over the years.

Thank you so much for everything,

Best Wishes,

from Kathryn, Darren & Dylan. xxx

Rachel and Jordan
Thank You Card

To Mark

Jordan and I would like to say a massive thank you to you, for not only capturing our wedding day perfectly, but also producing the most incredible wedding album!

The service you have given us has been exceptional, from the moment we met you, to the delivery of our wedding album.

We are truly grateful for all your hard work and we really couldn’t of wished for anything more.

Many Thanks

Rachel and Jordan

Debbie and Stephen
Facebook

Hi Mark,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you from Stephen & myself for the amazing photos & memories you’ve given us! We haven’t stopped looking at them, (hence the delay in this message) We really couldn’t have wished for more-they are stunning!!
We would definitely like to speak to you about making an album as we both agree we’d love to have one! We will recommend you to everyone! You were so good and patient with us, we really couldn’t have wished for more!

From Debbie and Stephen 

Helen and Carl
E-mail

Hi mark

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your absolutely amazing photographs. Carl and I chose a very happy and relaxed wedding day at a wonderful venue and you captured it absolutely perfectly by producing wonderful natural shots of happy people with smiles in abundance !!

Your attention to detail, professionalism at all times and your ability to see and create shots that others would not have even contemplated is fantastic.

Your images captured a fairytale of the whole day which will stay with us forever. An enormous thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a special part of our very magical day at Pencoed House on 27th May 2014.

Our advice to future Brides and Grooms… Look no further than Xpect Photography if you are looking for an extremely professional but very personal service – Mark and Sandra are a wonderful couple who take great pride, effort and care in working with you to tailor your individual needs and ensure that they capture that unique and memorable experience that you and your families can treasure forever. You really won’t be disappointed – their work is absolutely amazing.

Best Wishes,

Helen and Carl (Mr & Mrs Phillips !!!)

Peter Brewin
Google Review

my partner and I looked for a great photographer at all the wedding fairs and found a few we liked but they where all the same, until we bumped in to Mark and Sandra, their photo albums were so much more our style and the photos were clear and laid out in the albums in such a way they looked fantastic. so we had a quote and !!! wow !!! we could not believe that we had everything we wanted at the right price.

Mark and Sandra invited us to there studio for a family photo shoot before the wedding and it was great and we had a great laugh. it was fantastic that we got to know and become friends with Mark and Sandra before the wedding, that other photographers or companies do not do.

Our wedding day was so fantastic and we could not have asked for anything more. Mark and Sandra at Xpect photography where on time and got every picture we wanted and even pictures you never knew they were taking. they were every where that day, getting every little moment. Mark and Sandra were so great and friendly to everyone. after the wedding, Mark and Sandra invited us to their studio and gave a slideshow presentation of the photos taken. this was fantastic. The photos we so perfect and some so funny. We relived our wedding day. thank you to Mark and Sandra at Xpect photography for a !!! PERFECT !!! job.

John and Leanne Ross

Along with the dress and the right partner, the wedding photographer is the most important part of the big day. The photos last forever, so you want to get them right. We saw Mark’s website and loved the style and feel of his photographs, so went for a consultation. We didn’t look any further. Mark and Sandra are very relaxed and easy to get on with, and made us feel confident in our choice. They offered a complete service, with two photographers, for a good price and we didn’t think (i.e. worry!) about the photographs after we had booked them. On the day, it really felt as if they were part of our day, rather than being people we had to put up with to get the job done. We laughed and had a great time. All of guests commented on how friendly, organised and professional our photographers were – and we heard some horror stories about how friends had really not got on with their photographers, or worse hated the end results. When we saw the photographs, they really did live up to our expectations, and we love them all (we are still trying to whittle them down to fit into an album). We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Sandra and in fact would suggest that you contact them first and save yourself time 🙂
Many thanks

Kim and Mark
Facebook Page

Where do I start Mark and Sandra photographed our wedding at Parkway cwmbran they are genuinely loving people that take pride in everything they do they go that extra mile to capture shots that are natural and show true emotions of the day and their attention to detail is amazing any one that uses them will not be disappointed truly professional in everything they do. I would also recommend you go to their studio for a pre booking consultation to see their work you will be made to feel so welcome they earn a living yes but they take pride and are very passionate about what they do you won’t be disappointed

Steve and Mandy
Twitter

@XpectphotoWales Thank you Mark&Sandra for making our special day memorable with superb photography and your excellent customer service.

Aimee and Terrance
We have photographed their engagement, Wedding, Maternity bump shoot and also portraits of their new baby. They kindly left this review on Google

Aimee and Terrence have been customers for some time. We have photographed their engagement, Wedding, Maternity bump shoot and also portraits of their new baby. They kindly left this review on Google

My husband and I saw many photographers. We found it hard to find a photographer who we felt comfortable with and took amazing pictures at the same time. It was really important that we felt comfortable as these people would be looking and taking picture of you all day.

We found Mark and Sandra at a local wedding fayre. We loved their style of photography and they were not at all pushy as we had found some to be. We met with them at our home and felt instantly at ease. We booked them and they did not disappoint. We had a pre wedding photo shoot which was brilliant as my husband was very nervous. The pictures we amazing. Mark made my husband and I feel so at ease. It also gave us an insight as to what to expect on our wedding day.

Our wedding day went by in a flash. Mark and Sandra we fantastic from start to finish. They were there from the crack of dawn to very late at night because things over ran. No questions asked they stayed until they had photographed our first dance. Still making sure every picture counted as these last pictures were some of my favourites. They were brilliant with the group shoots as these can some times be quite disorganised. We had all the pictures we wanted without any fuss. They made sure we were happy with how things were going throughout the day, constantly asking if there was anything we wanted.

When we went to see our wedding pictures I sat in their studio in cried my eyes out. They captured the best day of our lives perfectly. To this day I still look at my album and it makes the happy memories come flooding back. We were absolutely thrilled with the service Mark and Sandra provided. Since our wedding Mark has done photos of my bump and then pictures of our newborn baby girl. We will always use Mark as our photographer. He has photographed the most memorable times in my life beautifully.

Sian and Simon
Google Review

Choosing a wedding photographer is probably hard for most couples, but for my husband and I it was simple. We chose Mark and Sandra at Xpect Photography after they took family portraits of our little boy. The slideshow of images with backing music moved us to tears; hence on seeing these during a viewing and the effort they’d gone to we booked there and then without a second thought. The level of service we received from start to finish was in our opinion over and above our expectations, we had our pre wedding shots in an outdoor area which was a convenient time for us and Mark included our little boy knowing how important it was to us.

Prior to the wedding, Mark took the time to sit down with us and find out our expectations for the wedding, who was important to us, who we’d like images of if possible and I honestly can’t believe the images he and Sandra managed to take.

Having two photographers meant we had a bigger variety of images from our wedding day sometimes of the same shot but different angles catching some really special moments, we’ve actually found it so hard to choose our final images as there were so many we could have chosen. They captured some images I’ll treasure so much, especially the moment my father saw me in my wedding dress for the first time. Such a special moment caught on camera for me to keep forever.

Not only did we find it easy working with Mark and Sandra, our family and friends also felt at ease throughout the day. Mark and Sandra kept us informed after our wedding at every stage, they contacted us for our viewing and again moved us to tears watching the slideshow of our special day and memories we would have missed had they both not been there. We were treated so well from start to finish and our beautiful wedding album and slideshow are filled with memories of our special day that we will treasure forever. Simon and I have no hesitation in encouraging future brides and grooms to choose Xpect Photography.

Lindsay and Ceri
E-Mail

From Lindsay – Dear Mark and Sandra, a huge thank you for our fabulous wedding album and the amazing DVD. We love them both and have thoroughly enjoyed looking at them both lots and lots. You have done a brilliant job, it really does tell the story of our wedding day. I really love all the background prints of my dress and the flowers – that was a lovely surprise. Thank you so much for all your prompt replies to our e mails. You made it easy for us and we had total trust that all would be fine which was a great feeling trying to organise the wedding.

From Ceri – Just to echo Lindsay. I have been extremely impressed with all your exceptionally professional attitude to your work and by the fantastic products you have provided. Everything from the pre wedding shoot to the album, the triptych canvas prints and DVD, all are superb.

Kellie and Nathan
Facebook

We are a little bit late in posting our review, we have only just come down from the high of our wedding and honeymoon. Nathan and myself just want to say how very grateful we are to you Mark for photographing our wedding. We had an amazing day and it was great to know that the memories of our day were in great hands. You were so enthusiastic about our photos by the pool and throughout the whole day it has made us even more excited to see our them all. You made us feel at ease all day and it was so much fun to have our photos taken with you. Thank you so much Mark, wouldnt hesitate to recommend you to anyone. We cannot wait to see our album!! Thank you!!

Nathan and Kellie Stevens X

Katie and Steven
Facebook

Glad we chose Xpect photography for our wedding in May at Pencoed House Estate, Mark and Sandra were great and made everyone feel at ease! A number of our guests commented on how professional and hardworking they were throughout the day. We love all our photos and have had lovely comments from everyone who has seen them. Thank you both for capturing our memories with these brilliant photos!

Laura and Chris
Facebook

Well what can I say! I had the most amazing day of my life yesterday and I have a lot to owe to mark and Sandra for making my day so relaxed and fun! They took every shot that I asked them to do, nothing was too much to ask! Such professionals who want the best out of your wedding photography! I can’t wait to see the photos now! Thank you both soo much and of course Brad as well who was very helpful and fantastic! I want to do it all again! X

Laura and Chris

Emily and Anthony
Text message

“Hiya Mark, thank you for everything you have done for myself and Anthony on the day. Can’t wait to see the pictures. You are an amazing photographer and everyone said how lovely and friendly you were.”

Laura and Lloyd
Google Places

Mark and Sandra provided an excellent service as our wedding photographers. Mark was great at taking on board our suggestions as well as offering advice for the day. We wanted lots of spontaneous photos and Mark really met this brief. The quality of the photos were excellent and the album and slide show brought tears to my eyes as it truly did capture the day and the amazing time we had. I couldn’t have asked for a better service. Unlike some photographers that I have experienced from attending weddings, it was very organised and professional and did not take any more time than was necessary. This was great as it ensured that our guests didn’t get bored or too hungry whilst waiting for photos to be taken. Mark and Sandra were also very good at making us and our guests feel relaxed whilst the photos were being taken and think this added to the quality of the images as there were so many photos of people smiling and laughing and looking very natural. Many of my friends and family have used the photos that were taken of them on our wedding day as profile pictures and to frame in their homes as the images captured are so lovely. I really couldn’t have asked for a better service and I am so glad I picked Xpect photography for my big day. They definitely deserve five stars and I would recommend them to all bride and grooms to be!

Nicola Cross
Google Places

Mark took portrait photos of my two sons, and put together a wedding album for me. I found Mark to be extremely knowledgeable, creative and down to earth. He puts you at ease and comes up with great ideas to make the most of the photo shoot. I would highly recommend Marks services to anyone. Thanks Nicola.

Sian and Simon
Google Review

Choosing a wedding photographer is probably hard for most couples, but for my husband and I it was simple. We chose Mark and Sandra at Xpect Photography after they took family portraits of our little boy. The slideshow of images with backing music moved us to tears; hence on seeing these during a viewing and the effort they’d gone to we booked there and then without a second thought. The level of service we received from start to finish was in our opinion over and above our expectations, we had our pre wedding shots in an outdoor area which was a convenient time for us and Mark included our little boy knowing how important it was to us.

Prior to the wedding, Mark took the time to sit down with us and find out our expectations for the wedding, who was important to us, who we’d like images of if possible and I honestly can’t believe the images he and Sandra managed to take.

Having two photographers meant we had a bigger variety of images from our wedding day sometimes of the same shot but different angles catching some really special moments, we’ve actually found it so hard to choose our final images as there were so many we could have chosen. They captured some images I’ll treasure so much, especially the moment my father saw me in my wedding dress for the first time. Such a special moment caught on camera for me to keep forever.

Not only did we find it easy working with Mark and Sandra, our family and friends also felt at ease throughout the day. Mark and Sandra kept us informed after our wedding at every stage, they contacted us for our viewing and again moved us to tears watching the slideshow of our special day and memories we would have missed had they both not been there. We were treated so well from start to finish and our beautiful wedding album and slideshow are filled with memories of our special day that we will treasure forever. Simon and I have no hesitation in encouraging future brides and grooms to choose Xpect Photography.

Elen & Dean
E-mail

Mark,
We received our wedding album today (was delivered monday but only picked it up from the post office today as I’ve been working), It is absolutely amazing and better than anything we could have wished for, Yourself and Sandra really captured our day beautifully including all the fun and laughter that went on during it. Words can’t describe how happy we are with the results, not only are the photos and album perfect but the service we received prior to the day and after was very friendly, you made the whole experience enjoyable and even when we came to view the photographs you made it a special event for us.

Thank you both for everything and putting up with the mayhem and constant laughter that comes with us both and our family, lol. My parents asked me to also say a big thank you to you both and they thought the album was beautiful.

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