Flying Scotsman in Somerset

by Taunton and Somerset Photographer, Mark Cox Photography A few weeks ago The Flying Scotsman visited the West Somerset Railway for a week.  During this time I managed to squeeze in various visits to the railway to capture the beauty of this train.  One of the most famous steam engines, the Flying Scotsman did not disappoint. It was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built in 1923 as part of the A1 class of steam locomotives.  In 1924 it was given the name "Flying Scotsman" after the daily London to Edinburgh rail service. In 1934 it was recorded as doing [...]

Flying Scotsman in Somerset2020-05-05T13:24:00+00:00

Family Portraits – Capturing Memories

by Taunton Portrait Photographer, Mark Cox Photography Family Portraits are always fun sessions.    I always try to remember a favourite saying of mine when I have a family portrait session:  "A Smile happens in a flash...It's memory lasts a lifetime." My aim on any family portrait session is to capture everyone having fun and therefore provide my client with a collection of beautiful images they can treasure forever.  Each session is different and for the majority of my family portrait sessions there are no planned formal shots or set poses. First of all, sessions normally take place at a location [...]

Family Portraits – Capturing Memories2020-05-05T13:24:30+00:00

Family Holiday Portraits – Holiday Memories

by Portrait Photographer, Mark Cox Photography With so many things to do in the area, it is easy to see why people come to Somerset for their family holiday.  There are several beaches near by, the West Somerset Railway and of course Exmoor to explore. Furthermore there are lots of wonderful places to stay.  This family stayed in the very beautiful Old Rectory, part of the Sleeps12 group of properties in Somerset.  This luxury sleeps up to 18 people with glorious views of the sea on the North Somerset Coast.  Fortunately we were blessed with some lovely weather.  As a [...]

Family Holiday Portraits – Holiday Memories2020-05-05T13:24:47+00:00

Somerset Wedding Photographer – A Friend’s Wedding

by Somerset Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography. As a Somerset Wedding Photographer I am lucky to photograph weddings all over the county and further afield.  In 2017 I will be visiting some new venues from the beautiful Cranberries Hideaway in Devon to a gorgeous stately home in Shropshire.  However, it is always nice when I have a wedding close to home. My last wedding of 2016, was the wedding of Paul and Kerry.  The wedding was held in at the Somerset Register Office in Taunton.   I have photographed a few weddings at the Register Office so know the venue [...]

Somerset Wedding Photographer – A Friend’s Wedding2020-05-05T13:25:25+00:00

Childhood Themed Portrait Shoot

by Portrait Photographer, Mark Cox Photography These childhood and festival themed images were shot as part of a styled shoot I was lucky enough to win with Aspire Photography Training in Burton-in-Kendall, Cumbria.  Each year at  Christmas the Guild of Photographers  has its annual 24 Days of Christmas prize draw.  In the 2015/16 draw I was lucky enough to win the Childhood styled shoot with Aspire.  I like to invest in some photographic training each year to keep my mind fresh.  As a result this was a great opportunity not to be missed!  Although not a formal "training" day, the [...]

Childhood Themed Portrait Shoot2020-05-05T13:27:07+00:00

Taunton Wedding Photographer – Valentines Day Special Offer

by Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography. Valentine's Day is almost here and love is in the air for wedding photographer, Mark Cox Photography.  As a result I want to share the images from one of my 2016 weddings. The location for the wedding and reception was the Square and Compass Inn near Ilminster.  The day started at the bride's house for hair and make up for the bridal party.  After a glass of the fizzy stuff I set off to the venue to capture some shots of the groom before the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful with some great readings.  [...]

Taunton Wedding Photographer – Valentines Day Special Offer2020-05-05T13:28:31+00:00

Valentine’s Present – Special Offer

Couple Portraits by Taunton Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography. Valentine's Day, probably the biggest day of love in the whole year, is only a few days away.  Are you struggling to find that special gift for your Valentine?  Why not consider something different than chocolates and flowers? Do you have many images of you and your loved one together? How about a fun photo shoot of just the two of you? Furthermore, how about a beautiful framed print or canvas that will make you smile every time you look at it? Portrait sessions can take place at anytime and [...]

Valentine’s Present – Special Offer2020-05-14T12:41:06+00:00

Winter Wedding Photography

by Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography. A winter wedding is always magical.  Churches are decorated so beautifully with Christmas trees, lots of light, tinsel and candles.  As a result the decorations help make this a fabulous time of year to get married.  The images below are from a renewal wedding vows service that I photographed around this time last year. It took place at the beautiful Church of the Holy Cross, Hillfarance near Oake. It was a very personal occasion with only me, the vicar and the happy couple.  Everything was organised by the beautiful bride and it was only [...]

Winter Wedding Photography2020-05-14T12:46:16+00:00

Green Door People Development – Commercial Photography

by Taunton Photographer, Mark Cox Photography. Commercial photography is not my part of my everyday workload as I primarily a wedding and portrait photographer in Taunton, .  However, I was approached by Green Door People Development to capture images from a training session at Dillington House for use on their website.  Dillington is such a beautiful venue for a wide range of activities from training days to weddings and as a result I jumped at the opportunity.  I have been to Dillington several times so I know the venue well.  Furthermore I have also photographed weddings there. The day was [...]

Green Door People Development – Commercial Photography2020-05-05T13:30:05+00:00

Mount Somerset Hotel Wedding Photography

by Taunton Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography. With my 2016 wedding season starting very soon, I thought I would share my last wedding of 2015.  This wedding meant a lot to me as the couple were family friends.  I have known Sam and Jim for a few years now and when the doorbell rang and both of them were stood there smiling I knew something was up!    There was no "hello" it was a just "will you photograph our wedding for us...??"   I said yes without even know the date / time or location!  I knew it would be a [...]

Mount Somerset Hotel Wedding Photography2020-05-14T12:45:40+00:00