Please let me introduce myself; my name is Mark Armitage, originally from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, now based in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester (with quite a few stops in-between!)
I started my creative path back in 1994 when I studied a Foundation in Art & Design at the Rotherham college of Arts where I found a particular talent and passion for Photography. From here I moved on to study Photography in more depth at the Sheffield College and finally on to Newcastle where I graduated in 1999.
From here I went on to work as a Photographers assistant in Edinburgh, Image retoucher for a Sports Photo agency and as a freelance Public relations and Promotions Photographer in Nottingham and more recently Leeds.
I now specialise as a creative Wedding Photographer and cover Saddleworth, Oldham, Huddersfield, Greater Manchester, Tameside and surrounding areas.
I like all things creative and enjoy painting and play a little guitar too. I am husband to Gemma (the hardest working Midwife in Manchester) and dad to Seth (9) and Edith (5) who both exhaust and inspire me in equal measures! There's nothing I like more than sticking our wellies and coats on and going for a nice long walk in and around stunning Saddleworth that we are lucky enough to call home. Nature continues to be my greatest muse and I am definitely at my happiest outdoors.
I genuinely love my work as a Wedding Photographer, the days of stiff poses and set formats are long gone and I am free to be as creative and 'real' as I can be to capture the story of your day and all the details and character within it. I feel very lucky to be at one of the happiest days in peoples lives and to be able to capture this for them to enjoy in the years to come
I am a naturally calm person and work in a relaxed and unobtrusive manner. I prefer the more natural and un-posed style of photography and aim to capture your wedding just how you remember it. Feel free to contact me with any question you have, to arrange a meeting to go over things and view the albums I offer or indeed to make a booking!
Thanks again for visiting my site and I will look forward to hearing from you soon.