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Underwater Photography – Blackbrook Leisure Centre

by Taunton Photographer, Mark Cox Photography Underwater photography is quickly becoming addictive for me!  At present it may only be at Blackbrook Leisure Centre and Spa but consequently it's got me hooked!  Most of all being a diver I'm looking forward to using the new skills and new equipment when I go on holiday. Several months ago I was approached by the local Partnership Manager for GLL about a new possible project.   The project involves underwater photography for some of the swimming lessons at the local GLL sites.  After much discussion I was onboard with the project.  First of all I investigated the best cameras, lights etc.  I looked at underwater housings for my DSLR camera..they were expensive!  After trying the Olympus TG5 Tough [...]

Underwater Photography – Blackbrook Leisure Centre2018-10-16T04:22:01+00:00

Mothers Day Present

by Family Portrait Photographer, Mark Cox Photography On the blog today are some images from a portrait shoot I was commssioned to do a few years ago for a Mothers Day present.  All images were shot in the grounds of the beautiful Hestercombe House.  After the shoot a wonderful, large framed print was produced just in time for that pricesless Mothers Day Present. Happy Mother's Day to all those wonderful Mother's out there!  Enjoy! Would you like to arrange a family portrait session or purchase a family portrait gift voucher?  Are you planning a birthday party or wedding anniversary celebration?  What about a themed photoshoot – Just like the one here? Get in touch to discuss how Taunton Family Portrait Photographer  Mark Cox Photography can [...]

Mothers Day Present2018-05-23T11:55:33+00:00

Cranberries Hideaway Wedding Photographer

by Somerset Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography Cranberries Hideaway is a beautful wedding venue near Kilmington, Devon on the Devon and Dorset Border. In August last year, I was fortunate to be asked to photograph the wedding of Lucy and Rich at Cranberries Hideaway.  It is such as wonderful location with fabulous views. On a clear day, from the outdoor ceremony you can see all the way to the sea near Seaton. With accomodation on site and everone in one place this was a going to be a fabulous day with no rushing between venus.  Neverthelesss, to ensure I captured all the events of the day I was assisted by Emily Fairweather.  This meant I could capture both the bride and groom getting ready plus [...]

Cranberries Hideaway Wedding Photographer2018-05-23T11:55:33+00:00

Mount Somerset Hotel Weddings

by Somerset Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography The Mount Somerset Hotel, located between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills just outside of Taunton, is probably one of my favourite venues for wedding photography.  There are the beautful rooms with high ceilings, a spiral staircase and some very grand decor. It is certainly a fabulous venue for a country wedding.  Not to mention some great views of Somerset!  In August 2017, I was lucky enough to photograph the wedding of James and Alicia at the Mount Somerset Hotel.  Following a service at the very small but gorgeous church at Greinton it was  back to the Mount Somerset Hotel for the wedding reception. On most of my weddings I shoot with a second photographer to ensure I can [...]

Mount Somerset Hotel Weddings2018-10-02T06:09:05+00:00

Dunster Castle – Christmas Wedding

by Taunton Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography I love a good wedding and a Christmas wedding is very special.  My last wedding of 2017 was at the very beautiful  Dunster Castle in Somerset.  Before the wedding the bride and groom got ready at Emmetts Grange holiday cottages based in the heart of Exmoor.  At 1250 feet above sea level the property offers spectacular views of Exmoor. Unfortunately on the day the weather was not so wonderful. For most of the time we could only see fog!  When hair and make up had finished and everyone was ready, it is was a quick drive down to Dunster Castle for the wedding. Dunster Castle is beautiful at any time of the year but being the middle of [...]

Dunster Castle – Christmas Wedding2018-10-02T06:07:33+00:00

A Taunton Wedding with a bicycle made for two!

by Taunton Wedding Photographer, Mark Cox Photography Summer has passed but I wanted to share some images from a local Taunton wedding that I photographed at the start of my summer wedding season.  The wedding of Hannah and Andrew took place at All Saints Church, Trull with the reception just across the road in the Church Community Centre. I only managed to meet Andrew once before the wedding as he was living in Singapore until a few days before the big day.  The wedding day was a beautiful day that started for Hannah at HAIR@22 for hair and make-up.  Then a quick dash home to get changed before heading to the church. Following a wonderful service it was all across to the Community Centre for [...]

A Taunton Wedding with a bicycle made for two!2018-05-23T11:55:33+00:00

Flying Scotsman in Somerset

by Taunton and Somerset Portrait 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 over 100mph; the first locomotive in the UK to do so.  On one visit to the railway I met with 2 great people who [...]

Flying Scotsman in Somerset2018-05-23T11:55:33+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: 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 chosen by the client so that they feel comfortable.  This can be a favourite walk or location such as at home,  in the park or even at the beach!  Each session lasts for around 90 [...]

Family Portraits – Capturing Memories2018-05-23T11:55:33+00:00

Family Holiday Portraits – Holiday Memories

by Taunton 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 result, after some formal family shots to record who was on holiday, the session took on a less formal approach with lots of family [...]

Family Holiday Portraits – Holiday Memories2018-05-31T18:33:12+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 well.  It is a lovely venue with various rooms to accommodate different sized weddings.  Furthermore it is a short walk away from the Castle Hotel where [...]

Somerset Wedding Photographer – A Friend’s Wedding2018-05-23T11:55:34+00:00