Mark Nortcliffe Photography

I’ve always loved photography and seeing the pleasure that it can bring to those whose pictures I’ve taken. Originally from Great Yarmouth, as a child I spent many happy hours on the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline. Sunday afternoons were often spent on the beautiful Norfolk Broads. I come from a large family, and they laugh to recall how, as a 12 year old, I would stage family photos by using props or getting them to do something more interesting than just facing the camera head on.

I am so grateful for my family’s patience over the years as I honed my skill and waited with bated breath as my films were being developed! I like to think that I repaid them with some lovely compositions for the family albums. Fast forward more years than I care to mention and now living between Cambridge and London, I am still fortunate enough to have some wonderful places that I am able to create stunning and amazing photographs. Only its a new generation of family members that I have to now be grateful to.

While I was growing up photography was just a cherished past time but as I started taking increasingly accomplished photos I began to entertain the idea of photography as a career. I embarked on higher education; achieving a diploma with the Photography Institute and a double distinction in my City & Guilds Level 2 and 3 National Diplomas in Photo Imaging. My academic success and the encouragement from my tutors persuaded me to start my own business, and I’ve never looked back.

To be a successful photographer, I believe that an aptitude with the camera is only part of what’s required. A truly great photographer builds a strong rapport with his subjects and captures their personality in the compositions he creates and the narrative those images in turn portray. I want the experience to be professional and efficient but relaxed and fun too. I’ll make sure I get to know you so that I can make your pictures reflect the best of who you are. That’s when the most magical photos are created.