Mark J Hillyer Photography

Mark J Hillyer Photography

Mark J Hillyer Photography locationSpringfield Road, Leeds, Yorkshire

(28 Reviews)

I am a professional and friendly wedding photographer based in Yorkshire, but bringing wedding photography expertise to people across the country. I love my job and have a really unique style. Rather than worrying about getting you to pose, stand in certain places and therefore reproducing the same old wedding photos, I focus on documentary or reportage photography. This means that I tell a story with every photo. I capture the real moments: the laughter, the nervous energy of preparation, fumbling with the rings and the partying long into the evening. My dedication means that I'm often at a wedding for 12+ hours, capturing the whole day so you have photos that help you remember what it was really like, how you felt and the unique character of your day.

Mark J Hillyer Photography Reviews

Reviews


Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Debbie Whitehead
5 22/05/2018 Debbie Whitehead

Mark's work is absolutely stunning and we have the most amazing collection of photos to show for a fantastic day. And it's not just the photos either, he was really friendly and helpful, catering to our whims and just being a generally nice guy!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Lizzie Seedhouse
5 03/12/2017 Lizzie Seedhouse

Mark did a family portrait photo shoot for us in Sheffield. He did a fantastic job! He caught a lot of great moments on camera, was a pleasure to work with and overall a great guy. I'd highly recommend him.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Matthew Solly
5 23/11/2017 Matthew Solly

Fantastic Photographer, would recommend him to anybody. He managed to capture our special day from so many different angles.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by C & R
5 21/10/2017 C & R

Mark is a truly talented and gifted photographer. He's also really easy to speak with and made everyone feel relaxed. We couldn't recommend him more-- thank you, Mark, for capturing our wedding day beautifully.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Kirsty Fenn
5 19/09/2017 Kirsty Fenn

I cannot recommend Mark highly enough. He is an absolute marvel and I cannot thank him enough for our incredible wedding photos. From our first meeting we knew we had chosen the right photographer. We already knew he was a brilliant photographer from his website, and in person he has a friendly and relaxed nature which puts you instantly at ease.

On our wedding day it rained all day and night, and I was really worried about the impact that this would have on our photos. That worry was completely unfounded. Mark captured the happy, vibrant and laid back nature of our day perfectly. His reportage style means our photos are alive with funny faces and silly moments, rather than just lots of posed group shots. That man is a ninja, you didn’t know he was there until you saw the flash!!

He braved the rain with us on Otley Chevin and got some incredible shots that we will treasure forever…they actually made me glad we had rain.

Thanks for being part of our day Mark, you are a star!!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Samantha Hocker
5 29/04/2016 Samantha Hocker

Mark was absolutely fantastic. From our first meeting with mark we felt very comfortable and able to relax - exactly want you want in a wedding photographer!

From our engagement shoot to our actual wedding everything with Mark ran smoothly - He was very professional, but also friendly, and even turned up to shoot our wedding day an hour after his first child was born!

We received our wedding pictures within days of returning from our honeymoon and they were fantastic - all 900+ of them!

So many of our guests commented on how excellent the pictures are and how good Mark was on the day.

From arriving at my parents house and putting up with 4 very giggly girls getting ready to an epic Mcfly soundtrack (sorry Mark!) Mark really got involved with the banter and managed to get some fab photos! Once we arrived at our venue I don't think I noticed Mark until the time came for group pictures! But there are some amazing ones from my arrival and the service - it just goes to show how unobtrusive he was whilst managing to record everything!

I would absolutely recommend Mark an every opportunity (in fact I already do). His prices were very reasonable especially for the quality of service he provided, and I don't think we could have chosen anyone better to capture our big day!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Christine Horner
5 15/10/2015 Christine Horner

Mark J Hillyer Photography went to great effort to capture our day in a unique and natural way, the photographer made everyone feel at ease with his down to earth nature and was there from breakfast until the last guest had gone! Every guest commented on his commitment and professionalism. He always seemed to be in the right place at the right time and captured all sentimental moments both big and small. He captured the day as it happened and looking back through the photographs is like living the day all over again and the feeling of butterflies and excitement come flooding back! We really could not have asked for more, and I think it's rare to find a photographer with the combination of a unique talent, who is friendly and enthusiastic and provides excellent quality and value for money.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Zoe Smith
5 13/10/2015 Zoe Smith

Mark was a brilliant photographer and we are extremely happy with our photographs. I'm not keen on photos of myself usually so the idea of being photographed all day was not something I was particularly keen on. Mark put us at ease as soon as we met him and the engagement shoot (included in the price) was a great way to introduce himself to us properly. On the day Mark fitted in perfectly, chatting to myself and guests and making me forget there was a photographer there which was ideal. Mark has an informal style and was there until late in the evening which resulted in some great dancing shots! The editing was really quick and professional so we didn't have to wait long to relive our big day. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to a friend and we have already had great feedback from guests about the photos and just how nice, hardworking and polite Mark was on the day.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Jenny Blackburn
5 13/10/2015 Jenny Blackburn

Mark was an absolutely fantastic photographer! He was there for the entire day - starting with getting ready and all the way through until the end of the Reception. He captured so many little details of the day, and was great at getting the best out of everyone (he is also great with kids!) The photo booth he offered was a great laugh, and a lovely contrast to the fantastic posed and candid shots from the rest of the day. He also offered a free engagement shoot, which was a great way of getting to know him and to get used to being photographed. Would recommend him to anyone - he is brilliant!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Poppy Swanston
5 12/10/2015 Poppy Swanston

Everyone always says this line, but we actually can't recommend Mark enough. From the first meeting at our home, we just felt so at ease with him and this is coming from two awkward turtles who hate having their photo taken! The engagement shoot which was included in the package (which we were both quite nervous about for the awkward turtle reason above!), was fabulous. It was a chance for Mark to get to know what it takes to get us relaxed in front of the camera, and meant we were used to being natural in front of him too. The photos were gorgeous and just got us both super excited for the big day. Mark was an absolute diamond on the day. He was with us first thing in the morning, right through to the last moment at night when the light was too low to see anything at all! For someone so incredibly tall, he managed to slip himself between guests seamlessly and snapped some of the most beautiful, natural pictures at moments no one even knew he was present for. The photos are absolutely stunning and perfectly capture our character and the relaxed vibe of the day. So I'll repeat what I said at the beginning of this (very lengthy) review: we can't recommend him enough. He is a joy to have around and an incredibly talented man to boot. Your wedding photos are what your grandchildren will pour over in years to come - you want them to be perfect and with Mark they will be. Book him and have the most stunning reminder of your beautiful day for the rest of your lives.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Chloe Hardy
5 Chloe Hardy

We chose Mark after seeing him in action at a friend’s wedding back in 2016 and we just loved how well he blended in with rest of the guests at the wedding and captured such beautiful natural photographs.

Mark did a pre-wedding photo shoot with us last year where we got engaged. It was lovely to have some photos in our special place but the best thing was we felt like we’d made a new friend that day as Mark made us feel so comfortable in his company and in front of the camera.

Mark captured our wedding day this June and had our photographs ready for us within 3 weeks as promised. He has really managed to capture the whole essence of the day from start to finish. On the day itself Mark was a dream, so laid back and just going with the flow of the day and snapping away. He was great with all of our guests, still taking requests for photographs even when he was trying to leave at around 11pm!

We cannot thank him enough for our beautiful photographs and his excellent company on our amazing day.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Annik Brandes
5 Annik Brandes

We love our wedding pictures and Mark is doing a great job! You kind of forget that he's arround and taking pictures that's why they turn out so well!
Anytime again�

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Nick Chapman
5 Nick Chapman

Mark is a fantastic photographer who captures simple the best moments to cherish forever. Cannot recommend Mark enough! 5*

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Josh Heasman
5 Josh Heasman

We are so pleased we chose Mark to photograph our wedding. He was amazing on the day; so many people commented on his friendliness and professionalism. The photographs came back really quickly loaded onto a USB in a lovely wooden box and we are really happy with how they turned out. Mark is an excellent photographer and we would highly recommend him to anyone!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Nicola Price
5 Nicola Price

We cannot thank Mark enough for capturing our day so perfectly. From the moment he arrived at my B&B he put me and everyone at ease. He caught every personality, character and moment immaculately. I cannot stop looking at the photos and have memories to treasure for ever. The photos captured tell the story of our day perfectly.

Thank you Mark

Nicola & Jon Price

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Charlotte Elliott-Harvey
5 Charlotte Elliott-Harvey

Mark is a truly talented and gifted photographer. He's also really easy to speak with and made everyone feel relaxed. We couldn't recommend him more-- thank you, Mark, for capturing our wedding day beautifully.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Catriona Zalesinski
5 Catriona Zalesinski

We absolutely love our wedding photos. Mark captured so many moments that we had missed and all the photos are natural and beautiful.

Right from the moment we met him, he listened to what we wanted and was really accommodating. We thoroughly recommend him.

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Samantha Rex
5 Samantha Rex

Cannot thank Mark enough for capturing perfectly our special day. The pictures are everything we wanted and more. Mark is so comfortable to be around and so easy to talk to. All our guests commented on not only what a great photographer he is but also what a nice guy he is too. If your looking for someone to capture those special memories choose Mark!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Sarah Alicia Dobson
5 Sarah Alicia Dobson

Mark is literally THE BEST!!! From the moment we met him I knew we had made the right decision! He takes absolutely brilliant photos and documented the whole day in a sensitive and accurate way. His documentary style is excellent and he certainly understands how to work with light! We cannot recommend him enough! From our engagement shoot to the wedding he did a fantastic job and made everyone feel incredibly comfortable on the day. He works very hard to deliver a unique and tailored experience, and that really shows in the work he produces. A true art - thank you Mark :) xxx

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Hannah Ley
5 Hannah Ley

We are stunned by the fab photos that Mark has captured of our family on a woodland walk. They are wonderful, a very talented photographer and also lovely guy, he put us all at ease. Highly recommend!!!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Sophie Wright
5 Sophie Wright

Can not recommend Mark highly enough. Photos were amazing and in general he’s an all round great guy! Felt more like having a guest snapping photos. Thanks a million, Sophie & Pete

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Kat Gladders
5 Kat Gladders

Mark is, quite simply, excellent at what he does. The photos he captured of our wedding day were just perfect; natural and laughter-filled moments, everybody full of joy and raw emotion - which truly reflects the mood of the day. He has a real understanding of light and how things will transfer onto the lens, and if you couple this with how he is as a person; an engaging, thoughtful and warm individual, you have a formidable package. We would 100% recommend Mark for any photography needs you may have! Thank you Mark, you are just spot on. Love, Kat and Ben x

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Kirsty Fenn
5 Kirsty Fenn

I cannot recommend Mark highly enough. He is an absolute marvel and I cannot thank him enough for our incredible wedding photos. From our first meeting we knew we had chosen the right photographer. We already knew he was a brilliant photographer from his website, and in person he has a friendly and relaxed nature which puts you instantly at ease.

On our wedding day it rained all day and night, and I was really worried about the impact that this would have on our photos. That worry was completely unfounded. Mark captured the happy, vibrant and laid back nature of our day perfectly. His reportage style means our photos are alive with funny faces and silly moments, rather than just lots of posed group shots. That man is a ninja, you didn’t know he was there until you saw the flash!!

He braved the rain with us on Otley Chevin and got some incredible shots that we will treasure forever…they actually made me glad we had rain.

Thanks for being part of our day Mark, you are a star!!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Cath Gertie Mitchell
5 Cath Gertie Mitchell

Mark is amazing at what he does. We absolutely LOVE our beautiful wedding photos, they're so natural, they genuinely capture the feel of the day and all of the special little moments we had. His use of natural light is stunning, I'm so glad that we decided to have him photograph our big day. He is such a lovely guy, so easy to talk to and work with. A lot of our guests commented on how great he was to have around and how at ease they felt. I would definitely recommend him! Thanks Mark! :)

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Charlotte Louise
5 Charlotte Louise

Why isn't there an option to put more than 5?!
Mark was an incredible photographer from start to finish. Having just looked at our photos from our wedding 2 weeks ago I am absolutely blown away by Mark's eye for detail and his ability to get a good photo of literally anyone.
A massive thank-you for being such an incredible part of our big day, you're welcome back into the family any time if you dare!!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Andy Fear
5 Andy Fear

Fantastic photographer, he was on the ball all day and from what I saw previews of, the photos looked great. At the end of the night, I wanted to a picture with the bridge and groom and mark had packed his stuff away. He could have understandably refused, but he got it back out and took the pictures for us. He was awesome, can't fault him

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Eleanor Taylor
5 Eleanor Taylor

Mark photographed our wedding in October last year at Ringwood Hall as well as doing an engagement shoot in York city centre a couple of months before. My husband and I weren’t keen on a camera in our faces all day, but Mark made us and our guests feel totally at ease. We now have an amazing set of pictures that capture the true emotion of the day and couldn’t be happier! 100% recommend!!

Review of Mark J Hillyer Photography by Jade Kirk
5 Jade Kirk

Mark shot our wedding in March and our pre-wedding shoot last year. Each time Mark put us at ease and made us feel comfortable even though we aren't comfortable in front of the camera. Mark was the only photographer who wanted to meet us before he let us book him to make sure he could provide the right service that we wanted. All our guests commented on how amazing the photos are. We got the photos quickly before we went on honeymoon which was lovely and they arrived in a beautiful presentation box. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. Thank you so much for capturing the special memories of our day. Jade & Ryan x

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Company Location

35 Springfield Rd, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6BU, UK

Mark J Hillyer Photography Q&A

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What do you love most about your job?

I love telling stories with my photographs; learning about each couple and what makes their day unique. My favourite part is all of it!

What inspired you to start your own business?

I fell in love with photography when I was a teenager and worked as a cruise photographer for a decade. It was hear that I discovered my love for documentary photography and where better than a wedding to find real stories, emotions and fun moments!?

Why should our clients choose you?

You should choose me because I have a really unique style that gives you photos that genuinely reflect your personality. I have never had an unhappy client!

Services provided by Mark J Hillyer Photography

Services

Wedding Photography

Completely bespoke wedding photography, with packages that cover the entire day with options of multiple photographers.

Engagement Photography

Photography to celebrate and remember you engagement.

Wedding Videography

I offer a unique service of a film-only wedding documentation that gives such a fantastic way of remembering your special day.

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