Martin Beale Photography

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  • £1,600Price from
  • 50+Weddings shot
THE CAKE WILL BE EATEN, THE FLOWERS WILL WILT, BUT YOUR PHOTOS WILL LAST A LIFETIME! I am a passionate and creative photographer specialising in beautiful wedding's like yours.
Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start at
£1,600
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Photo Printing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery

Photography Style

Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Full Description
ABOUT YOU Let's start with you because I put YOU at the forefront of my work. You're really chilled out and don't want a bossy photographer telling you where to stand and where to be - it's YOUR day! You want someone to capture the fun you and your guests are having while not making you all stand around saying "Cheese" for hours on end. You're also after someone who will embrace the crazy and push your boundaries for the perfect shot, that may mean coming out to the sunset whilst your dinner is still on the table! WHO AM I? Hey, I'm Martin and while I'm based in Essex I capture weddings across the whole of the UK. Oh, and I have a passport and I adore travelling if you're planning a destination wedding! I began life as a musician during my early years (Piano, clarinet, guitar & voice) however I've now transferred my creative talents into photography and LOVE it! I love exploring and travelling the UK & the world with my fiancé and spending time at home with her and the cats. If we're not out for a walk somewhere, we're in the gym! Turns out lockdown would become an inspiration for me to lose weight - who'd have thought?!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(12)
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Mr & Mrs Fisher
Happy couple married in June
August 2022
The best of the best!
I could write a really long review on how incredibly fantastic Martin and his colleague Steve were at our wedding but honestly all you need to know is that MJB Photography is 100million percent worth it. When looking for a photographer always check out their work before enquiring and remember that price really does come with experience and quality, I was so lucky to have found MJB. We had over 1000 photos from our wedding and every single photo is amazing, from the picture itself, to the lighting/editing. Martin was so quick to edit and show us a few photos when we’d sat down for our wedding meal so we had something to share on social media if we wanted, which we thought was so thoughtful, mindful (as we had an ‘unplugged wedding’ so no guests could share photos online until we did) so by 5pm we’d uploaded one from our confetti toss. Honestly, if the rating was out of a million, Martin and Steve would get that million purely for the banter/laughs yet remaining professional throughout, we had the best time with you guys. Thank you so much for being so supportive from day 1 of booking, answering all my questions, to our engagement shoot, our wedding day and after too. You captured the memories well cherish for a lifetime and for that, we’re forever grateful. Kind Regards, From the new, Mr & Mrs Fisher. (I said I wouldn’t do a long review, couldn’t help it)
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Hannah & Sonny
Happy couple married in April
July 2022
The photos taken were amazing
The photos taken were amazing, we was really pleased with how well Martin captured the day. Without a doubt I would recommend Martin to any friends getting married!
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Dean & Lucy
Happy couple married in September
February 2022
Thank you so much for capturing our amazing day
Words can’t describe how happy we are with our photos by Martin. Thank you both so much for capturing our amazing day and being bloody brilliant!
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Marta & Carl
Happy couple married in May
February 2022
The photos tell the story of our day.
Martin’s work is absolutely fantastic. I’m personally not a big fan of having my photo taken, but martin made me and my partner feel at ease in both our engagement and wedding photoshoot. All the guests commented on how great the photos are. The photos of our wedding tell the story of our day. Once again, thank you Martin for everything and for our wonderful photos.
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Gagan & Gindy
Happy couple married in December
February 2022
We have spectacular pictures to prove it!
No matter what this year threw at us, you helped us navigate all the challenges. From working with a bride across the world in Canada, to all the uncertainty of the last two months of 2020, you had an amazing attitude and willingness to adapt. We sincerely appreciate all your hard work and the amazing pictures! Our covid wedding was one of a kind, and we have spectacular pictures to prove it!
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Abi & Michael
Happy couple married in May
February 2022
We cannot thank you enough
Martin you have been amazing from start to finish. Michael and I are both thrilled we chose you to do the photos for our big day. We now have loads of lovely memories that we will cherish forever. It has seemed like from start to finish nothing was too much to ask. A lot of the guests also complimented us saying how lovely and professional you were on the day just blending into the background. We cannot thank you enough.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Colchester, Essex, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Colchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25 Junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Colchester Railway Station

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

FAQ
(8)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I've got too many memorable ones to name just one! Whether it was Gosfield Hall when my bride got her heels stuck in the outdoor chessboard, or the Tipi wedding I captured with the most beautiful sunset and golden hour shots, or the super intimate COVID wedding of 20 guests in a venue with capacity for 800+, they're all super special and I love capturing the memories my couples are creating on their wedding days.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Chilled, modern, superb, fun and special

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the images I create each and every day, showing you the best parts of your amazing day in exacting detail and with a 'Wow' element

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't wait to book! Your key suppliers including me will be booked up to 2 years in advance so don't hesitate to get your date secured! Also, eat on the morning of your wedding, I will absolutely take that picture of you passed out on the floor so if you want to avoid that - eat!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I receive your enquiry and we arrange a meeting in person or over Zoom whenever we're both available to discuss your big day in more detail. When you're happy I'm the right photographer for you and you've selected which collection you wish to book, you pay a 20% retainer and that's it! You've just commissioned me to capture your beautiful wedding - how simple is that?!

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

A first look is beautiful and a moment you can never re-create again - must have!

What is the most original photo you’ve been asked to take at a wedding?

An exact replica of a photograph of the brides grandparents stood looking into the wing mirror of their wedding car, to the point that they hired the same car!

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

EMBRACE IT! The rain will not dampen your spirits and can make for some amazing looking images to just let your hair down and go with the flow.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%