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Freeze the special moments of your wedding day with the talented team of photographers from Mark Cooper photography. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, they specialize in contemporary wedding photography and are the area’s most sought after and trusted provider of wedding photography services. From your engagement shoot to your big day, you can be assured that all beautiful moments and unique details are captured for you to enjoy for years to come. Mark Cooper photographers have liability insurance.

Services offered

Couples are welcome to customize their own wedding packages or opt for the single wedding package offered. This is why this company consistently maintains a high referral rate with all of its customers! The single wedding package includes:

  • Coverage from morning preparation until 10:30pm
  • Two photographers
  • Engagement session
  • A complete set of fully processed high-resolution images
  • Digital files

How they work

After being contacted by couples, Mark Cooper photography will promptly provide them with information about their services. They invite couples to meet with them for a highly interactive and informative consultation. The Mark Cooper team will explain the important factors they should consider when deciding on a wedding photographer to hire. If a specific Mark Cooper photographer is requested and they are available on the wedding date, they will attend the consultation. Couples will always meet with the photographer that will be shooting their wedding.

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2nd shooter
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Engagement shoot
Multi. locations
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Reviews for Mark Cooper Photography

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Meghan D. Sent on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely stunnung photos and a fun day

Absolutely stunning photos! They look a movie scene. Mark and Tim were fantastic making us feel at ease and having fun while effortlessly instructing us on poses for the photos. They also captured all of the candid shots and got great photos of each and every guest enjoying the day and night. Highly recommend.
Amy D. Sent on 27/02/2023
1 out of 5 rating

Gets by on his reputation, but service is horrible

In Sept 2022, we hired Mark for our Feb 2023 wedding. He had been the photographer at a friends wedding and his work was good. From the beginning, our experience with Mark was abysmal.
He showed up for the first meeting late and was in a rush to leave. We tried to talk to him about our vision for our wedding and ideas for the engagement shoot. He was barely interested. He was in a rush for another photoshoot and said "we will talk about it later."

We set a date for our engagement shoot - but then never heard back from him. Tried to contact him to talk to him about ideas that we wanted. Never heard from him. Had to call him the day before our shoot to find out what time and where we needed to be. We suggested a location, but his response was "No, we are going to go here instead, because I have to pick up my son after school." It was October and the sun sets early. We look time off of work to get ready for the shoot and show up on time. It was supposed to be from 5 - 6 pm. Mark showed up at 5:30 pm. Sunset was exactly at 6 pm. We had to rush through our photoshoot, racing against the sunset. Only to find out that Mark had been busy helping a friend move, which is why he was late. What happened to his son? Not sure.

Mark, on his own volition, told us we would get photos the next day. We didn't. Not the day after or the day after. We asked for 4-5 photos to use for our wedding website. It was always "yes, you will get them tonight." and then nothing. We finally got some photos and they were good. I'll admit he has an eye for photography. But his inability to follow up with clients and be honest, is appalling.

According to Mark, we were always going to talk about photos for our wedding weekend "closer to the wedding." but it's unclear, how and when that was going to happen because he never set a date. Every time we booked a call with him (on our own volition), he would either 1) forget that we had the call booked or 2) double book himself and have to call us back (which he never did).

We were less than two weeks out from our wedding and had family starting to arrive shortly into town. Our vendors were waiting on some final decisions that we couldn't make without talking to Mark. We texted, called, emailed information to him. Never a reply. Never a response. Never a "sorry guys, I'm busy, let's set a meeting and talk on this day." If something was going on in his personal life, we have no idea. He was completely incommunicado.

We messaged Mark on Saturday to talk, then called him on Sunday twice. Texted him. No response.

The relationship had deteriorated so much that we were forced into the position of looking for a new photographer less than two weeks before our wedding. This caused a bunch of stress, as anyone planning a wedding can imagine. The response we got from other photographers very clearly showcased to us that Mark was not interested in our business at all.

It was late Wednesday night, a week before our wedding, that we fired Mark via email. Until then, we hadn't heard a single peep from him.

The only time Mark was on time or initiated contact was when we had to pay him the deposit. Not surprisingly, we never got that back.

The sad part is that we have met lots of people who have worked with Mark and I kept looking for reviews on him - they all were positive. Which confuses me completely and is the reason I am leaving this review. If anyone is thinking of hiring Mark for their wedding, I would seriously NOT recommend.

There is enough stress leading up to your wedding day. Your photographer is one of the most important vendors at your wedding. The last thing you need is Mark Cooper and his horrific service.

Mbagwu M. Sent on 30/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful experience!

Mark Cooper is an outstanding photographer. Attentive and kind, he went out of his way to make the process of engagement photos and wedding photos a success and joy. As a couple, we like quality photos, but can be camera shy. He was so patient in listening to our love story, catching tender moments, getting photos that were posed, but also that were spontaneous. He was even thoughtful with regards to the weather (and mindful of our busy schedules), suggesting times that would allow us to get the best image and the most gorgeous sunlight. We received our fully processed engagement photos four days after the photo shoot… and at the very same time received the gift of peace of mind. The photos were phenomenal! We were able to use them for our wedding website, and we still share them to this day! We were very happy with our experience. When the time came for our wedding day, the experience was also a breeze. He checked in with us a month prior to our wedding. We had a phone call to discuss our extensive family photo list. Once again, he was patient through it all, and this was the same for our wedding day. From 11 a.m. to the late-night cake cutting, without forgetting speeches and the dancefloor photos, Mark did not miss a beat. He worked in the company of a second photographer named Tim. Our family and friends were so pleased with the experience. “Your photographer is so approachable!” “We haven’t had family pictures in so long!” “Thank you for making us feel so welcomed and included!” It was a perfect day! The most intense exercise was a receiving line for all of our guests! It is to this day one of our most memorable wedding day souvenirs. The day was a blur, but we have photos with everyone. We received the photos 23 days later, fully processed, and exactly to our liking! Mark, thank you for everything! We appreciate what you have done for us as a couple, and will be recommending you to all friends! Thank you very much!
Trish D. Sent on 21/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and courteous with a great sense of humour!

Mark worked very hard to get the perfect r shot. In the end.. he was successful and there were many excellent shots in the package. Mark goes above and beyond to capture the best shots and he does it with a smile and a great sense of humour. Unfortunately. Mark broke his foot during our session but he continued to work another 6 hours in pain to complete his job.( not expected) That is complete professionalism and commitment to finishing his job. We would highly recommend. We also wish him a speedy recovery.
We are very pleased with the quality of work for the price.
Andrea K. Sent on 20/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful photos

Mark was recommended to us by the venue and we couldn’t have been more pleased by the outcome. He was patient with us before the wedding as nerves set in, was able to fix an eyelash and took the most beautiful photos. Not sure how we will choose which was one to develop.
Elisabeth M. Sent on 24/06/2018
4.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Magazine-Quality Photos

Mark was such a nice and personable photographer to work with, both emailed and texted with me, and got us our photos in record time (two days post-wedding, I was amazed!). Our friends and family could not stop saying how much they liked him on our wedding day, and he got beautiful shots of every guest there which was so nice for us to be able to provide to them all.

Our pictures captured every moment of the day, with two photographers all day they really didn't miss a thing. The only small thing I would have wanted more of would be natural candid shots of me and my husband. Mark is amazing at magazine-level posed photos, and it did get us some gorgeous shots, I truly felt like a model sometimes. However, that's not really mine or my husband's style so some more natural options would have just been the cherry on top.
Dawn Z. Sent on 16/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Experienced, professional, reliable, affordable!

WOW! All I can say! When you hire Mark and his team, you hire true artists who are not only experienced and professional, but creative and love what they do! Mark and his team shot my wedding... they captured ALL of the special moments. He posed us in ways that looked so beautiful and romantic. The emotion of our day and the fun of the bridal party and family, it was all captured in our photos! Best choice we could have EVER made! And I looked at many photographers. None of them even came close! THANK YOU MARK!
Megan H. Sent on 17/01/2017
4.8 out of 5 rating
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!
Sami A. Sent on 11/07/2016
5 out of 5 rating
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.
Ryan Z. Sent on 19/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The best photography company in the Ottawa region!

Mark Cooper photography is the best in Ottawa and region. We scoped multiple companies before finding Mark. Most companies could only show a few good pictures from multiple weddings, but Marks full weddings were phenomenal! We had him shoot our wedding and he lived up to the expectation!!! Our pictures turned out elegant, beautiful and sharp! As a photographer myself, I was blown away!
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