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Mark Cooper photography

Ottawa , ON
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743 hamlet road
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations
What photography items do you offer?
Digital Files

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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/6/2017
0.5/5.0
We hired Mark Cooper Photography back in April for our wedding this coming May. We told him we were thinking of an engagement shoot in October (in the evening) at my aunts farm. He said not a problem and that he knew people in the area so traveling there wouldn't be a problem. Great! We sign a contract and give him a deposit. I thought all was good in wedding planning world.

I tried to contact him in July... No response. Again in August... No response. Try again and again... Nothing. I finally decided to text him. He responded but STILL didn't answer my questions. He then said he did not do engagement shoots in the evenings at all. Wtf then why did you say that back in April?! He is now refusing to give us back our deposit even though no services have been provided.

Moral of the story avoid this guy like the plague unless you enjoy no communication and having your money taken from you for 0 work.
We hired Mark Cooper Photography back in April for our wedding this coming May. We told him we were thinking of an Read more...
We hired Mark Cooper Photography back in April for our wedding this coming May. We told him we were thinking of an engagement shoot in October (in the evening) at my aunts farm. He said not a problem and that he knew people in the area so traveling there wouldn't be a problem. Great! We sign a contract and give him a deposit. I thought all was good in wedding planning world.

I tried to contact him in July... No response. Again in August... No response. Try again and again... Nothing. I finally decided to text him. He responded but STILL didn't answer my questions. He then said he did not do engagement shoots in the evenings at all. Wtf then why did you say that back in April?! He is now refusing to give us back our deposit even though no services have been provided.

Moral of the story avoid this guy like the plague unless you enjoy no communication and having your money taken from you for 0 work. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
According to social media and web this guy does terrible work.
According to social media and web this guy does terrible work.
According to social media and web this guy does terrible work. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
1/14/2017
4.5/5.0
Mark was the photographer for our wedding back in November 2016, and working with him was fantastic! He also did our engagement shoot back in March-ish 2016 and was super accommodating regarding when and where we wanted to go. We had our engagement pictures back in less than a week, and they were all perfect and beautifully edited! Our wedding photos took closer to 8 weeks, but this can also kind of be chalked up to the holidays occurring right in the middle of that time, as well as the fact we had a winter night wedding, so more editing was probably involved with such dark backgrounds. All in all, working with Mark was great. Our wedding party and all our guests loved him and thought he was very personable - and grew to love him even more after seeing the wedding photos! All the comments we've received have been full of praise - people saying that every single photo is stunning and flawless, as well as unmarried girl friends vowing to now use him as their photographer as well because they adore his work! Very quick to answer texts and e-mails, and always super friendly when he does, Mark is a wonderful vendor to work with for/on your wedding day - or any other special occasion, which we plan on being recurring customers for!
Mark was the photographer for our wedding back in November 2016, and working with him was fantastic! He also did our Read more...
Mark was the photographer for our wedding back in November 2016, and working with him was fantastic! He also did our engagement shoot back in March-ish 2016 and was super accommodating regarding when and where we wanted to go. We had our engagement pictures back in less than a week, and they were all perfect and beautifully edited! Our wedding photos took closer to 8 weeks, but this can also kind of be chalked up to the holidays occurring right in the middle of that time, as well as the fact we had a winter night wedding, so more editing was probably involved with such dark backgrounds. All in all, working with Mark was great. Our wedding party and all our guests loved him and thought he was very personable - and grew to love him even more after seeing the wedding photos! All the comments we've received have been full of praise - people saying that every single photo is stunning and flawless, as well as unmarried girl friends vowing to now use him as their photographer as well because they adore his work! Very quick to answer texts and e-mails, and always super friendly when he does, Mark is a wonderful vendor to work with for/on your wedding day - or any other special occasion, which we plan on being recurring customers for! Read less
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Samir
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
In short the pictures that we got from Mark Cooper are a piece of art, each individual shot has its own charm. His work is of an exceptional caliber.
We were referred to Mark Cooper by a friend that was very satisfied with his services. We scouted the wedding shows to explore some options in the photography department, before booking him. His portfolio was the one that retained our attention, given its diversity and the emotions captured in each of the pictures.
Scheduling the engagement shoot with Mark was very smooth, we ran into some bumps along the road since my fiancé and I had a busy schedule, but he was very accommodating and worked around our schedule.
Before our engagement shot we met Mark for a coffee in the market, where the session took place. He was pretty good at putting us at ease since we were a bit nervous about our engagement shoot. He got a sense of what we were looking to take out of that session and showed us some of his latest work.
The session was really fun, with Mark. Each pose had a story behind it, which made it easy to pose for it. He coached us through each one of them. He was always up to try new shots and we exceed our expectation with each shot. The photoshoot was a pleasant experience for us that my fiancé booked a “trashing session” after the wedding.
We picked up our engagement pictures (about 200) on the same day they were taken. The pictures were flawless. Each single one of them captured a different reaction and some of them are magazine cover quality, we didn’t know that we could pose for pictures like this.
In summary we are really satisfied with Mark’s services and the product that he delivered.
In short the pictures that we got from Mark Cooper are a piece of art, each individual shot has its own charm. His work is Read more...
In short the pictures that we got from Mark Cooper are a piece of art, each individual shot has its own charm. His work is of an exceptional caliber.
We were referred to Mark Cooper by a friend that was very satisfied with his services. We scouted the wedding shows to explore some options in the photography department, before booking him. His portfolio was the one that retained our attention, given its diversity and the emotions captured in each of the pictures.
Scheduling the engagement shoot with Mark was very smooth, we ran into some bumps along the road since my fiancé and I had a busy schedule, but he was very accommodating and worked around our schedule.
Before our engagement shot we met Mark for a coffee in the market, where the session took place. He was pretty good at putting us at ease since we were a bit nervous about our engagement shoot. He got a sense of what we were looking to take out of that session and showed us some of his latest work.
The session was really fun, with Mark. Each pose had a story behind it, which made it easy to pose for it. He coached us through each one of them. He was always up to try new shots and we exceed our expectation with each shot. The photoshoot was a pleasant experience for us that my fiancé booked a “trashing session” after the wedding.
We picked up our engagement pictures (about 200) on the same day they were taken. The pictures were flawless. Each single one of them captured a different reaction and some of them are magazine cover quality, we didn’t know that we could pose for pictures like this.
In summary we are really satisfied with Mark’s services and the product that he delivered. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mark was fantastic to work with. Very quick to respond to our initial email. He had an impressive portfolio to show us when we met for our consultation. We did our engagement shoot with Mark at a park in Orleans - the photos were beyond amazing. Even though the park was out of the way and he has never been there, he was willing to work with us on it and we were thrilled with the results.

Our wedding was in January and we went to the Museum of Nature for our photo shoot (as per Mark's recommendation).
All day Mark was very helpful and patient - right down to the last minute, with group family pictures with a screaming baby. He was respectful during our ceremony. The turnaround time for our photos was awesome - we had the discs within a week and a half from both the engagement shoot and the wedding.

In the 1 hour engagement session we received 163 photos - all with beautiful lighting, with different lenses and focuses - he took creative shots that we never would have thought of and gave great direction for each shot.

We booked 7 hours for our wedding day coverage and we got 494 photos - the lighting in the wedding pictures is gorgeous. We have received SO MANY complements on our photos its incredible and they are all spot on. The photos are art.

We could not have made a better choice. I contacted 15 photographers before booking - Mark was the perfect fit for us and we are so happy with our results.
Mark was fantastic to work with. Very quick to respond to our initial email. He had an impressive portfolio to show us Read more...
Mark was fantastic to work with. Very quick to respond to our initial email. He had an impressive portfolio to show us when we met for our consultation. We did our engagement shoot with Mark at a park in Orleans - the photos were beyond amazing. Even though the park was out of the way and he has never been there, he was willing to work with us on it and we were thrilled with the results.

Our wedding was in January and we went to the Museum of Nature for our photo shoot (as per Mark's recommendation).
All day Mark was very helpful and patient - right down to the last minute, with group family pictures with a screaming baby. He was respectful during our ceremony. The turnaround time for our photos was awesome - we had the discs within a week and a half from both the engagement shoot and the wedding.

In the 1 hour engagement session we received 163 photos - all with beautiful lighting, with different lenses and focuses - he took creative shots that we never would have thought of and gave great direction for each shot.

We booked 7 hours for our wedding day coverage and we got 494 photos - the lighting in the wedding pictures is gorgeous. We have received SO MANY complements on our photos its incredible and they are all spot on. The photos are art.

We could not have made a better choice. I contacted 15 photographers before booking - Mark was the perfect fit for us and we are so happy with our results. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.9/5.0
Mark Cooper is a high fashion photographer and hes very good at that. It was dark sexy and beautiful and I was drawn to his style. We did engagement shots, I did a boudoir shoot, and then our wedding photos. The engagement shoot mostly felt to posed and unnatural but we did get a few really great shots which was enough to send out our save the dates. The boudoir shoot was a lot of fun and he was very good at this style of photography. For the wedding however, we were sad to say that although a couple turned out exceptional, we felt that he didn't catch the candid moments and missed a lot of photos of our guests and other details of the wedding. During the wedding, he focused on one of our bridesmaids and we ended up with noticeably more photos of her than any other guest. The main thing that bothered me about this, is how unprofessional he was when approached about it during the night and again after the wedding. The photos that we did get of our full bridal party however turned out only okay and I feel we could have got more out of the photo shoot had he given us more direction. I would be very careful when choosing this photographer.
Mark Cooper is a high fashion photographer and hes very good at that. It was dark sexy and beautiful and I was drawn to Read more...
Mark Cooper is a high fashion photographer and hes very good at that. It was dark sexy and beautiful and I was drawn to his style. We did engagement shots, I did a boudoir shoot, and then our wedding photos. The engagement shoot mostly felt to posed and unnatural but we did get a few really great shots which was enough to send out our save the dates. The boudoir shoot was a lot of fun and he was very good at this style of photography. For the wedding however, we were sad to say that although a couple turned out exceptional, we felt that he didn't catch the candid moments and missed a lot of photos of our guests and other details of the wedding. During the wedding, he focused on one of our bridesmaids and we ended up with noticeably more photos of her than any other guest. The main thing that bothered me about this, is how unprofessional he was when approached about it during the night and again after the wedding. The photos that we did get of our full bridal party however turned out only okay and I feel we could have got more out of the photo shoot had he given us more direction. I would be very careful when choosing this photographer. Read less
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Trinity
Wedding:
8/14/2015
5.0/5.0
WOW! Where do I start?
I fully believe that a good photographer captures not just a moment but a feeling, an emotion in that moment, so that you can truly experience it all over again everytime you see those photos. At a wedding show my mom suggested I check out Mark Coopers booth. She had seen amazing photos in the past and knew he had been in the industry for many years, speaking highly of his professional and creative style.
As soon as I saw the photo display at his booth, I knew I found exactly the photography I had envisioned for our wedding day. So captivating and creative, the entire atmosphere of the photos was lifelike right before your eyes.
I contacted Mark right away and with a quick response, he had us over for a consultation within a day or two. He is so personable and professional, we immediately knew we were in good hands. He answered all of our questions and showed us tons of awesome photos. We felt so relieved when we left his house that day; we knew we had a photographer we could trust!
Leading up to the wedding Mark was quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. On the big day Mark was with us girls getting ready and his assistant was at the church with the guys. Mark was so much fun to have around, all the girls loved him!
During the ceremony, they did not get in the way at all! Usually u’d feel kind of uncomfortable having someone take photos of you staring lovingly at your significant other but Mark made us feel super relaxed, it was easy!
Having Mark as part of our day was awesome! Hes definitely amazing at photography and its not just because hes good at it, its because he has a great attitude and genuine passion for what he does, and he legitimately goes above and beyond for his clients. Besides that, our photos are INCREDIBLE!
I fully recommend Mark and his company 110% for any and all of your photography needs! He is a treat to work with and u can fully trust that u will fall in love with your photos again and again!
WOW! Where do I start?
I fully believe that a good photographer captures not just a moment but a feeling, an emotion Read more...
WOW! Where do I start?
I fully believe that a good photographer captures not just a moment but a feeling, an emotion in that moment, so that you can truly experience it all over again everytime you see those photos. At a wedding show my mom suggested I check out Mark Coopers booth. She had seen amazing photos in the past and knew he had been in the industry for many years, speaking highly of his professional and creative style.
As soon as I saw the photo display at his booth, I knew I found exactly the photography I had envisioned for our wedding day. So captivating and creative, the entire atmosphere of the photos was lifelike right before your eyes.
I contacted Mark right away and with a quick response, he had us over for a consultation within a day or two. He is so personable and professional, we immediately knew we were in good hands. He answered all of our questions and showed us tons of awesome photos. We felt so relieved when we left his house that day; we knew we had a photographer we could trust!
Leading up to the wedding Mark was quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had. On the big day Mark was with us girls getting ready and his assistant was at the church with the guys. Mark was so much fun to have around, all the girls loved him!
During the ceremony, they did not get in the way at all! Usually u’d feel kind of uncomfortable having someone take photos of you staring lovingly at your significant other but Mark made us feel super relaxed, it was easy!
Having Mark as part of our day was awesome! Hes definitely amazing at photography and its not just because hes good at it, its because he has a great attitude and genuine passion for what he does, and he legitimately goes above and beyond for his clients. Besides that, our photos are INCREDIBLE!
I fully recommend Mark and his company 110% for any and all of your photography needs! He is a treat to work with and u can fully trust that u will fall in love with your photos again and again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.0/5.0
Unfortunately we had a bad experience with Mark Cooper Photography. I was very excited to be able to book one of the "top" photographers in the city, he was very responsive to emails and inquiries while we were in the process of picking our photographer but that's when the good experience ended. Mark was very cocky and arrogant. Meeting Matt, the photographer who was actually going to be shooting our wedding, made me hire the company in spite of Mark's attitude. His portfolio was great and matched our style and what we were looking for. He made sure to get all the classic shots throughout the day and was open to me putting in some ideas and making them work. The assistant who was with with the boys getting ready did not do as good of a job, missing a lot of important details (i.e. flasks with their names on them but she had the grooms flask in the back and you couldn't even see his name). I pointed these errors out to Mark knowing that obviously they couldn't be fixed but thought it would be good point for him to bring up so that this doesn't happen again. Instead Mark gave me all kinds of excuses as to why it wasn't her fault and not taking responsibility of his photographer. We got over 3000 pictures given to us which sounds awesome but we got all the bad eyes closed, people not looking at the camera shot in there. Mark does the editing for all his contracted work but there was very little editing done other then a few black and white pictures thrown in. The final touches to make the pictures look great just weren't there. I brought my concerns to Mark who basically told me I knew nothing about photography (partly true, that's why I hired a professional) and that the pictures were fine. He was very rude in his answers to me obviously had no intention of doing anything about my concerns. Thankfully I was able to find another way to get my pictures retouched and they look great! Save yourself the headache and stay far away!
Unfortunately we had a bad experience with Mark Cooper Photography. I was very excited to be able to book one of the "top" Read more...
Unfortunately we had a bad experience with Mark Cooper Photography. I was very excited to be able to book one of the "top" photographers in the city, he was very responsive to emails and inquiries while we were in the process of picking our photographer but that's when the good experience ended. Mark was very cocky and arrogant. Meeting Matt, the photographer who was actually going to be shooting our wedding, made me hire the company in spite of Mark's attitude. His portfolio was great and matched our style and what we were looking for. He made sure to get all the classic shots throughout the day and was open to me putting in some ideas and making them work. The assistant who was with with the boys getting ready did not do as good of a job, missing a lot of important details (i.e. flasks with their names on them but she had the grooms flask in the back and you couldn't even see his name). I pointed these errors out to Mark knowing that obviously they couldn't be fixed but thought it would be good point for him to bring up so that this doesn't happen again. Instead Mark gave me all kinds of excuses as to why it wasn't her fault and not taking responsibility of his photographer. We got over 3000 pictures given to us which sounds awesome but we got all the bad eyes closed, people not looking at the camera shot in there. Mark does the editing for all his contracted work but there was very little editing done other then a few black and white pictures thrown in. The final touches to make the pictures look great just weren't there. I brought my concerns to Mark who basically told me I knew nothing about photography (partly true, that's why I hired a professional) and that the pictures were fine. He was very rude in his answers to me obviously had no intention of doing anything about my concerns. Thankfully I was able to find another way to get my pictures retouched and they look great! Save yourself the headache and stay far away! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.8/5.0
As the groom I was disappointed with Mark Cooper, whom the bride's parents hired for approximately two hours. The pictures themselves were mostly decent (nothing spectacular) and we got high-resolution watermark free images which I appreciate. There was one picture of the bride in the loft that was a bit disappointing because there were significantly visible dust spots showing up (this happens when dust is present on the camera sensor, and professionals should either clean their sensor or remove them in post-processing).

What I was really disappointed with was the overall service and attitude itself. During the wedding, Mark Cooper as he was in the loft to take the pre-ceremony pictures, rudely asked "so who's paying me?" He later insisted on several uncomfortable poses with the bride and her grandfather, with which my wife did not want to do. I felt he wasn't sensitive to the particular needs of our party. He kept glancing at his watch and seemed in a hurry. I suspect it's because we got one of the cheaper packages, but in my opinion if you pay for any amount of time, whether or not we get the basic packages, a professional should appear professional and polite.

This isn't the worst, however. After a month of not receiving the pictures, despite Cooper hinting that we would get them before a month and his website stating that this was a good amount of time to receive them, we emailed him multiple times. Weeks passed and we never got an answer. I emailed him, my wife's parents emailed and called (no answer or reply - answering machine full), and nothing. It is only after we contacted the wedding venue that recommends him, that we got an answer. Obviously he replied to them because they provide him with more business.

So, in conclusion, I found Mark Cooper's service very disappointing. Perhaps he would be okay if you paid for a more expensive, but I would recommend couples with smaller weddings to be very cautious of Mark Cooper and look elsewhere.
As the groom I was disappointed with Mark Cooper, whom the bride's parents hired for approximately two hours. The pictures Read more...
As the groom I was disappointed with Mark Cooper, whom the bride's parents hired for approximately two hours. The pictures themselves were mostly decent (nothing spectacular) and we got high-resolution watermark free images which I appreciate. There was one picture of the bride in the loft that was a bit disappointing because there were significantly visible dust spots showing up (this happens when dust is present on the camera sensor, and professionals should either clean their sensor or remove them in post-processing).

What I was really disappointed with was the overall service and attitude itself. During the wedding, Mark Cooper as he was in the loft to take the pre-ceremony pictures, rudely asked "so who's paying me?" He later insisted on several uncomfortable poses with the bride and her grandfather, with which my wife did not want to do. I felt he wasn't sensitive to the particular needs of our party. He kept glancing at his watch and seemed in a hurry. I suspect it's because we got one of the cheaper packages, but in my opinion if you pay for any amount of time, whether or not we get the basic packages, a professional should appear professional and polite.

This isn't the worst, however. After a month of not receiving the pictures, despite Cooper hinting that we would get them before a month and his website stating that this was a good amount of time to receive them, we emailed him multiple times. Weeks passed and we never got an answer. I emailed him, my wife's parents emailed and called (no answer or reply - answering machine full), and nothing. It is only after we contacted the wedding venue that recommends him, that we got an answer. Obviously he replied to them because they provide him with more business.

So, in conclusion, I found Mark Cooper's service very disappointing. Perhaps he would be okay if you paid for a more expensive, but I would recommend couples with smaller weddings to be very cautious of Mark Cooper and look elsewhere. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
5/30/2015
4.9/5.0
When we started looking for a photographer, we were not sure where to start. I found Mark's website and fell in love with the pictures. When we first met Mark, he put us at ease right way. He made sure to explain the different style of photography and answered all our questions. During both our engagement shoot and wedding pictures, Mark was very laid back and always thinking ahead to the next pose. Him and his assistant Michelle gave us incredible pictures that we will cherish for a long time. We highly recommend Mark and his team.
When we started looking for a photographer, we were not sure where to start. I found Mark's website and fell in love with Read more...
When we started looking for a photographer, we were not sure where to start. I found Mark's website and fell in love with the pictures. When we first met Mark, he put us at ease right way. He made sure to explain the different style of photography and answered all our questions. During both our engagement shoot and wedding pictures, Mark was very laid back and always thinking ahead to the next pose. Him and his assistant Michelle gave us incredible pictures that we will cherish for a long time. We highly recommend Mark and his team. Read less
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