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Mark Cooper Photography

Ottawa , ON

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Ottawa, ON CA

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I was so impressed with our pictures from Mark Cooper. We got so many amazing shots from our engagement shoot and our wedding day. We did a lot of research into photographers and Mark was defintitely the best price for what he was offering! We highly recommend checking him out!
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Cindy
Wedding:
4/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Mark did such a fantastic job with our wedding photos!!!! We've received soooo many compliments!
He was professional and very personable, he is truly an amazing artist!
Thanks Mark!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
I hate to say that I didn't have such a great experience :( The reviews everywhere are so flawless and he has such a great reputation, I know. However, perhaps it's the fact that he only hears the good reviews that I felt that he doesn't feel there is room for improvement. I did not feel at ease during the photo shoot. It's my fault for going with him having seen his style ahead of time and although I mentioned that 'fashion magazine' wasn't very much my style and that I prefer emotion to show through the pictures, I don't think he took any of that into account when shooting the wedding. He seemed extremely bored at the wedding, not very approachable (guests felt they were bothering him when asking for a picture or two) and not very friendly. Maybe he was having an off night? He didn't recommend any shots I later realized were a must to have (no pictures with myself and nuclear family or the groom and his family or both families....no bouquet picture or pictures of our rings. The angles weren't very flattering (always from below) though the quality of the image was excellent.
Overall, he took lovely pictures of the guests (though didn't wait around for those significant others who weren't sitting at the table when he came around so there are awkward pictures of people who don't know each other together) and there are a couple of the groom and I that I do like (though I wish we stopped looking into the horizon...). The price was very fair, there was just so much I wish he had done differently. Bottom line: He was the only part of the night that upset me. Oh well.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.8/5.0
Unfortunately, my experience with Mark was not very good. Although he is an excellent photographer, his photos are very serious, very 'high fashion', and not very genuine. During our wedding shoot he had us do things I was not comfortable with, like suspend me over the groomsmen's heads while they were standing on a 4 foot ledge, in my wedding dress and heels. I told him I didn't want to do it and he insisted.... the photos turned out awful and it took about 20 minutes to get ready for that pose! The photos are very serious, for most he shoots from below and wants a serious-high-fashion-type face, so if you smile you feel a bit awkward. He really liked a tattoo one of my bridesmaids had on her thigh and asked her to hike up her dress to expose it. Many of our group shots are not usable because you can practically see one of my bridesmaids underwear. He didn't seem privy to cathing in the moment shots - he likes more posed, orchestrated shots which is not what I was looking for. I should have known based on his portfolio, but oh well. We have some good shots - out of over 1100 taken I only printed about 115. Would only recommend him if you really like high fashion, serious photos.
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING photographer! He is insanely talented and so fun to work with. He has the ability to read the room, charm the guests and capture all the emotion felt during the event. On top of all that, he also had our photos to us in 48 hours! Like I said... AMAZING!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
I was NOT impressed at all with him as a person. I was told by my wedding coordinator to ask all the vendors to wear black on the day of the wedding, so they would blend in with the crowd and not stand out in the wedding video. Mark showed up in the WHITEST of white shirts that day. He did NOT show up to the salon to photograph me getting my hair done, and when I confronted him about it he just said he thought we were supposed to meet at my house, even though the itinerary clearly said the photographer was to show up to the salon. I asked him to take detail shots of my reception, and he didn't take ANY. I spent a lot of time picking all the details for my big day and it's too bad he didn't capture any of those.

Throughout the day I felt that he was more interested in photographing my bridesmaids than he was in me. I have more solo shots of them at my house while we were getting ready, than I have of myself. I have 2 pictures of me getting my makeup done. No pictures of my mom zipping up my dress, because he was outside shooting my bridesmaids.

Maybe I caught him on a bad day, but I have no sympathy for that. I expected him to be on his A-GAME and unfortunately he wasn't. I only get one wedding (as many of you will) to get all those pictures and he wasn't able to deliver what I expected. I found my single shots at home getting ready, left much to be desired. Whereas the pictures of my husband were spectacular.

I'm sorry I can't give him great reviews. I cried after seeing my pictures. I'll never be able to get those pictures. When I approached him about my disappointment, he was shocked. As if he could never do any wrong. I find him to be very arrogant and full of himself, and not very helpful when you are unhappy with his product.

But with something as important and special as your wedding day, I wouldn't trust him. He was my only regret and if I could change anything, it would be him.
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NathalieandDaniel
Wedding:
1/21/2012
4.5/5.0
Our experience was awesome! We loved our pictures and those are memories that we will cherish forever and share with family..
Nathalie and Daniel Côté
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A
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
He was so easy to work with and produced the most AMAZING pictures... I am not at all comfortable in front of the camera but he was good at making you feel at ease. I would not even consider another photographer.. ladies don't even think twice if considering him, do it!
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.5/5.0
We had George as our photographer, he was super. He went above and beyond our expectations. He was friendly and worked really we with our families (they can be difficult.) His personally and professionalism made our day all the better. We not only have the memories but the beautiful pictures for the reminder.
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skippybeans
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.9/5.0
Mark Cooper shot our engagement photo shoot and his assistant Amy and Julie took our wedding photos. They did an amazing job!! The benefit to having Mark Cooper Photography take your wedding photos is that you get to have all the photos they take afterwards, you don't have to pick and choose your favourites.

We highly recommend them, just make sure you book in advance, Mark is so popular that he is sometimes hard to get a hold of via email and his voicemail box can sometimes be full. But what a photographer!!!
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lilmissd
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
What more can I say about Mark, other than PERFECT. He went above and beyond, he spent the whole day and night by my side taking pictures of every last detail that I could think of. He was very easy to work with, and did an incredible job of keeping us on time. He even bought us nachos to snack on while we were having our make-up done!! His assistant spent the morning with boys and took some excellent pictures. I would recommend Mark to anyone; he truly is a talented photographer!
Services Used: Photography
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irelanc
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Mark was great to deal with and his photographer Amy was excellent!!!!!
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