"For those of you contemplating booking Karo Photography for your big day two words. Do It!
I'd seen Mark’s work when my sister booked him for her wedding and I knew Mark Coombes was a must have. As soon as we got engaged and we started trying to pick a date, we actually planned our big day around Mark Coombes. It was important to us to get the best photographer, after all photographs last a life time.
His photos are amazing. We did have a pre wedding shoot with Mark and he was very facilitating; we rearranged this on numerous occasions due to weather conditions however we couldn't reschedule the big day. We had torrential rain the day of our wedding but this didn't impact our photographs it actually made them better and more unique. Mark went above and beyond the call of duty to get us the best shots. His calming influence really helped us to relax and enjoy the day. There was never an ounce of hesitation, he was drenched from the rain but keep the whole bridal party smiling.
Mark takes such a variety of photos on the day of the wedding we had the posed family shots, we had the fun shots, the relaxed shots and shots that are just natural. The hard work and dedication he puts into his work are reflected in the magnificent photographs he achieves. Mark is a one in a million photographer who exceeded our expectations; only down side is trying to pick the photos for our wedding album. No easy task when you have hundreds to choose from."
Vicky & John Daly
"Let me start by saying your wedding day is one the most memorable days of your life and it is the memories from this day that you will have for ever more. Thanks to Mark Coombes the photographs we have from our wedding day remind us of how amazing our day really was. Mark was there from start to finish, however we hardly knew he was there. He captured images that both my husband and I didn't even notice. Mark made us relaxed and all my wedding party praised him highly. Since our wedding, we have recommended Mark to numerous people because with Marks outstanding talent and wonderful people skills, he really will make the memories of your special day last a life time....."
Veronica and Damien Long
"I couldn't recommend Mark highly enough as a wedding photographer. He brings a relaxed, fun approach to the day. For most of the day it was as if he wasn't even there as he was never intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed Mark’s company and had some great laughs with him throughout the day!
Needless to say the photographs that Mark took were absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. He combined professionalism and fun with stunning photographs. What more could you ask for!
Rachel & Daire O’Regan
"Mark was an absolute dream to work with, we have nothing but great things to say about him, from the first minute we met, both my husband and I felt completely comfortable with Mark, which is how everyone should feel with their photographer as they are going to be with you throughout your wedding day, he made all our guests feel at ease and wasn’t in anyone's way, so much so that our guests didn't even know they were being captured in pictures , as a result our photos are completely like we wanted them, not contrived but totally natural, I couldn’t recommend Mark highly enough, thanks to him we have marvellous pictures to help us relive the most special day of our lives over and over, thanks for putting a picture to our memories Mark!
Grace & Barry Hanrahan
"Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with. He provided an excellent and thoroughly professional service. We ended up with absolutely beautiful photographs thanks to his easy temperament and uncanny ability to fade into the background and click away unbeknownst to us all. We particularly liked the fact that Mark used both colour and black and white shots and presented his final work in a beautiful album for our keepsake. We would be happy to recommend Mark to any future wedding party, his relaxed personality put us at such ease, you would nearly forget Mark was there. Mark is a true gent and absolute professional - we cannot thank you enough."
Aileen & Dave O’Reilly
"We were absolutely delighted with our wedding photo's taken by Mark. Our only problem was choosing which photo's to put in our album as there were hundreds to choose from all of which we loved. Mark was a true professional, imaginative, patient and very discreet. He captured all those fantastic natural moments throughout the day.
I have recommended him too many friends and family and as a result Mark has been there on their special occasions too, the photo's just keep getting more imaginative all the time. We can not recommend him highly enough!!
Brian & Cora Ronan
"When we got engaged we knew exactly who we wanted as our wedding photographer. If mark had already been booked for our date we would have been very disappointed. Mark obviously loves taking photographs and it is his enthusiastic and professional approach mixed with his easy going manner, that make him such a good wedding photographer. Nobody tells you how much time you spend with the photographer on the day of the wedding and looking back on our day having someone as professional, relaxed and experienced as mark really helped a lot. He kept the day moving at the right pace, made sure we weren't away from our guests too much and took the time beforehand to understand what we wanted from our photographs. Memories go so fast and now it is lovely to have wonderful photographs to help us remember our special day. Thanks Mark."
Elaine & John Paul Forristal.
"Ronan and I booked Mark to do our wedding and it was a terrific decision. On the day in question Mark was professionalism personified. He put us completely at our ease. What really pleased us however was Mark's subtlety throughout the day. While aware of his presence we never felt like he was being intrusive. Also for the photo session after the church Mark succeeded in capturing everyone with minimal fuss. The icing on the cake was the album we received which captured magnificently all the key images of our big day."
Emer & Ronan Carley
"I had been to a friends' wedding a year prior to our own wedding and were very impressed with how Mark Coombes worked. I think when you are planning your own wedding you will take note of far more aspects of a wedding. Shortly after this we set up a meeting to go through packages. Mark was very helpful and had an amazing portfolio with so many ideas for us to go through. We were delighted he was available on the weekend we were getting married and booked him straight away. We also had pre-wedding photos done (on Good Friday 2012), which were absolutely fabulous and gave us an insight to what was to come.
Mark was wonderful on the day of our wedding, he caught amazing images throughout the day. He made the whole experience fun and we are so grateful to him for being so accommodating. We are so blessed to have such amazing images which will be with us forever.
Thank you Mark
Yvonne and Vince
We would just like to thank you so much for the amazing job you did on our wedding day. The photos just speak for themselves, we were so nervous about seeing them but we were absolutely delighted when we saw them, they were so brilliant Mark. You made it so easy for us from meeting you the very first day right through to the end. Even when you broke your finger on the day you still carried on like nothing had happened which shows you are such a true professional. I have been telling all of my friends how fantastic you are and to not look any further for a wedding photographer. We cannot thank you enough.
Love Breda & William O’Riordan
"I cannot recommend Mark highly enough as a wedding photographer. His friendly but professional manner made everyone feel completely comfortable from the minute he arrived at our house, and throughout the day. He captured everything that I wanted and more, and I have the most beautiful photos that I will cherish for the rest of my life."
"Padraig and I booked Mark for our new Year's Eve wedding on the evening that we met him! It was an easy decision for two reasons; we loved his photography style and we found him so nice and easy to talk to about the big day! We are so glad that we did!
Mark was so easy to work with and his approach to our wedding day was extremely professional. With each of us coming from large families, we really appreciated his efficient approach towards the family and group pictures. Mark worked hard to help everyone relax and smile! We really enjoyed the whole experience!
We were so excited to see the pictures from the day a few weeks later and absolutely delighted with them! We ordered our wedding album soon after and we are so pleased with it. He comes highly recommended!
Padraig & Emer Courtney
"When it came to booking the photographer for our wedding Kevin & I wanted the best and as we had seen some of Mark’s work previously, we knew he was the man for the job.
We knew we had made the right choice even before the big day as a month before our wedding. Mark travelled the 80 miles from Clonakilty to Dungarvan to familiarise himself with the area. We had really no idea of what sort of photographs we would like but thankfully Mark was there to provide us with some fantastic suggestions of what we could do.
On our Wedding Day itself, Mark was great fun and I think that showed in the pictures he took, they are exciting & fresh. Everyone found his easy going but highly professional approach relaxing and we got the impression that the day was as important to him as it was for us.
After the wedding, Mark was happy to give advice on selecting our album type and the way in which he arranged our photographs in the album really told the story of our day perfectly.
And if that wasn’t enough when our album was ready he even delivered it to us in person - in the UK. We love our album and we will treasure it in the years that come.
Thanks Mark, you were amazing from start to finish.
Kevin & Ann-Marie McQuarrie
"P.J. & I had our wedding in 2012 in Mayo, followed by a reception in Salthill in Galway. From the get go Mark provided an excellent and thoroughly professional service. He arrived to my house early in the morning and he worked right up to the late night. He took whatever photo we requested and more. We have ended up with absolutely beautiful photographs thanks to his easy temperament, and uncanny ability to fade into the background and click away unbeknownst to us all! A number of things Mark did on the day stand out; coping with a large crowd and managing to get pics of all of our wedding guests at some stage during the day, and even lying on the ground in the old Castle ruins on a freezing cold damp day to get that special photo of P.J. and I to name but a few! Mark has a great eye for detail and we are completely delighted with the photographs! "Thanks again Mark!""
PJ & Mary T Garvey
"From our first contact with mark we found him to be relaxed, pleasant and very helpful.
As we came nearer to our wedding day mark was great at putting us at ease and making sure we could fit everything we had planned into our day.
On the day before coming to the bride's house, mark spent the morning with the groom and his grooms men and got fantastic pictures that captured the friendships, fun and personalities of the lads! We could've made a separate album out of these pictures we loved them so much. Mark was efficient in dealing with family photos especially those with small kids and again captured those fabulous moments.We were delighted with our selection of photos, our only problem was which ones to choose for our album.
Mark had truly done a great job and captured some treasured moments that fly by so quickly on the most special day of your life. We would recommend mark for a number of reasons: his easy yet efficient manner, his professional approach and his talent of capturing those natural moments as well as posed ones
Evaleen & Colm O’Regan
"Booking our wedding from overseas definitely was tougher than anticipated but when asking for recommendations for photographers, Mark's name kept popping up; between our hotel venue & other wedding service providers, he came highly recommended. Mark first meets you to figure out the type of photography you would like and he is able to pinpoint this so quickly from a quick meeting with the couple. The best part about Mark is his efficiency, he took so many incredible & candid shots and the best part was we hardly noticed any being taken. He is uber efficient with the official pics after the church and gets so many top notch shots taken in a short period of time. He also is so familiar with so many venues that he knows all the prime spots to get the best shots. Our guests raved about how great & fun he was also. A big bonus was that Mark popped back to our venue to take some dance floor shots from first dance to about 90 mins into the evening which were great shots to add to the album. The hardest part was narrowing down the 1200+ great photos we received to approx 200 shots for the album. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for a second, Thanks again, Mark! "
Conor & Helen Walshe
"Mark came highly recommended to us and from the first time we met with him we
knew that he was the right photographer for our wedding. He instantly made us feel
at ease and was very patient in going through the different options we had regarding
albums, photograph styles and he listened to our perspectives on how we wanted the
day to run. On our wedding day Mark was absolutely fantastic. He made everyone
feel completely relaxed and he really got the best out of all of us. The moments he
captured on camera were incredible and exceeded all our expectations. He made full
use of the beautiful grounds in UCC as the backdrop to our post church pictures and
everyone from bridesmaids and groomsmen to wedding guests commented on how
inventive Mark was with poses and shots. Mark will make every bride feel confident
and beautiful (whether your pro camera, or camera averse as I was). He is an
extremely professional and talented photographer and we would highly recommend
him to any couple looking for a wedding photographer.
Margaret & Seamas O’Reilly
"Thank you for the amazing photos, we are so happy with them. We have shown our family & friends and they are all most impressed. We are so very happy with them, it will be so difficult trying to decide which to exclude from our album. Our guests were also very impressed with your etiquette on the day, so many people have commented on how patient and accommodating you were when they were taking photos, something they say they don’t often come across, thank you for adding so much to our special day."
Trish & Barry Hayes
"Thank you Mark for your very professional, yet friendly approach to the photography on our wedding day. We are delighted with our photos, and enjoyed the fun we had taking them on the day. Your attention to detail and imagination is reflected in some wonderful photographs presented in a fabulous album! Many thanks for everything!"
Juliette & Joseph Crowley
"Mark was our first choice of wedding photographer as we had seen some of his photos previously and we knew that they were exactly what we wanted. He made both of us feel so relaxed on the day and this showed in the end result.
We met with mark prior to the wedding and he gave us some tips and he knew what style we liked before the big day. He asked for a list of people that we wanted photos taken with and he made sure to include everyone.
On the day he blended into the mayhem and captured some wonderful natural photos that people were not even aware that he was taking. He captured some wonderful photos in a storybook that we will truly cherish for years to come.
We also met up with mark for a cherish the dress photoshoot some weeks after the wedding. This allowed us to totally relax and have some fun without worrying about ruining the dress! He took some fabulous shots of us on the beach and because of his style, I didn't even mind lying in the freezing cold water!
We have recommended mark to several of our friends since and they have all been delighted with their results.
Thanks mark for capturing every moment of our special day.
Niall and Mary