Mark Flynn Photography: Blog en-us (C) Mark Flynn Photography (Mark Flynn Photography) Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:22:00 GMT Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:22:00 GMT Mark Flynn Photography: Blog 120 86 EV CHARGING POINTS & ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS EV CHARGING POINTS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

Recently I was asked to photograph a number of Euro Garage sites by my client Beekay Electrical based in Heckmondwike. The images will eventually be used in various case studies and featured on the companies website showcasing their electrical installation work within Fuel stations, Starbucks & in particular a number of EV Charging stations. With the massive growth in electrical vehicle use the need for more charging stations is paramount.

In order to showcase these sites to their maximum potential it was decided that both ground and aerial drone photography would be required.

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(Mark Flynn Photography) beekayelectrical casestudies commercialphotography dronephotography electricvehicle eurogarages ev evchargingpoints evpoint industrialphotography photographer starbucks websites Mon, 08 Apr 2024 15:49:57 GMT

Recently I have been working with Cure Usher an organisation that was toatally new to me until last October when I was priviledged to photograph their annual gala ball and fundraiser event in Gateshead. 

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CUREUsher was formed by Jo Milne when she saw the need to create a dedicated charity for Usher syndrome in the UK. Since then, CUREUsher has gone on to gain a committed team and board of trustees.

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Usher syndrome was first described by the founder of modern ophthalmology, Albrecht von Graefe, in 1858. Despite this, there’s little public awareness about the disease today. That’s because Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disease.

It’s incredibly important that they raise awareness, so that each person living with Usher syndrome is better understood and supported by the society they live and work in.

Usher syndrome causes hearing loss, and a progressive eye disorder called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). It can also affect balance. It’s a different experience for everyone. For most people, hearing loss occurs from birth and their sight deteriorates as they get older.

People with Usher syndrome are often diagnosed in childhood or early adolescence depending on the severity and type of the condition. There is currently no cure for Usher syndrome, but a genetic test can confirm the condition and people with Usher syndrome are then more able to decide on the best help to adapt their lifestyle.


I was recently asked to travel to Westminster to document a Cure Usher event at Portcullis House one of the Parliament buildings. 

This was just one of many events at which the Cure Usher team used to lobby MP's to raise awareness of Usher syndrome to increase funding and change policies to prompt research. Further more events like this help to encourage additional education on Usher syndrome with GPs and healthcare professionals. 

They also campaign to raise public awareness of Usher syndrome and the red and white striped canes and dogs’ harnesses that represent them.

At the London event I was privilidged to meet many MP's and the Minister for disabled people the right honourable Tom Pursglove. This was also a great opportunity to meet their new Patrons Mark Jordon and his wife laura Norton; who themselves have just had their own children diagnosed with Usher Synrome. 

If you would like further information on the charity or would like to make a donation to their cause please see their website here:

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Jo Milne and her Husband Stephen at the London Event


(Mark Flynn Photography) Charity Cure Usher Jo Milne Wed, 15 Mar 2023 18:20:58 GMT
Aggregate Industries - A look back Aggregate Industries A Look BackAggregate Industries A Look Back

(Mark Flynn Photography) Aggregate Industries Bradstone Charcon Commercial Landscaping commercial photographer huddersfield Construction Express Asphalt Masterblock photographer Product photographer Spade Oak Wed, 15 Mar 2023 17:25:23 GMT

A quick look back over some of the wedding highlights of 2022.

Current situation 2023 is 70% full, 2024 is 25% full and 2025 is 5% full.

If your interested in my wedding photography services for 2023 I urge you to get in touch soon as inquiries are coming thick & fast this week! More info at:

Enjoy the show!

Wedding Highlights2 2022

(Mark Flynn Photography) Ascot wedding photographer event photgrapher huddersfield huddersfield wedding photographer London wedding photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer wedding photographer huddersfield wedding photographer in London Wedding photographer london west orkshire wedding photographer Mon, 09 Jan 2023 19:45:00 GMT
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Publication of new hard landscaping brochure

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(Quadram Building Norwich)

I have been excited for the launch of this new brochure for a while now as it marks the culmination of two years’ worth of photographic projects that I have undertaken for Aggregate Industries (AI) Charcon Division.

Aggregate Industries is a major manufacturer and supplier of construction materials. Their Charcon range of hard landscaping offers the industry complete commercial solutions for all types of projects. With an emphasis on high quality, innovative and integrated solutions to architects, civil engineers, landscape professionals, housebuilders and contractors in every aspect of the construction industry.

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Charcon provides innovative flag paving, block paving, kerbing and drainage solutions. This also includes products that are specially developed for cycle lane/vehicle segregation which, as a keen cyclist an area very close to my heart.

Another important aspect of the people at Aggregate Industries Charcon Division is that they are constantly looking for more sustainable solutions for better building & infrastructure.

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(Southampton Cycle Scheme)                        (Cambridge Student Living) 

I have been providing photography for AI’s Charcon Division for four years with the last two years (pre Covid) almost totally dedicated to producing high end imagery for this most comprehensive of product portfolios.

The Brief

Working closely with the marketing team at AI namely two people in particular, Robert Davenhall (National Major Projects Manager) and Natalie Thomas (Marketing Comms Manager) we were able to devise a plan on how best to ensure that the Charcon products that were to be included in the brochure were photographed at their best & in their best location.

Charcon Products can be used in a whole range of projects from, retail & science parks, schools & colleges, cycle schemes, pavements, roads, town centres, transport hubs, housing, sports stadia and on one occasion I even visited a sewage farm!

The brief was always to show as much of the range of Charcon Products as possible and in the best possible light and situation and as Charcon Products are supplied throughout the country this also meant a great deal of travel.

Just thinking back, I think the furthest north I travelled was to Harrogate in North Yorkshire with the furthest south being either Southampton or Kent and as far east as Norfolk & as far west as Bristol and with multiple days spent in the London area. I do remember one journey when I started off photographing a project in Derby followed by Worcester, Bristol, Southampton, Brighton and London.

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I do not at all mind travelling & enjoy planning the most efficient route but there is one thing that you can never account for and that is the British weather! Importantly all product photography of this nature is best undertaken in dry & bright conditions and whilst leaves are still on the trees & not covering product. Litter free is always best too!  (A good brush is always an essential part of my photographer’s tool kit)

I spent many an hour studying weather forecasts and even checking web cams in various parts of the country to try to ensure dry weather & thus dry product.  I still have nightmares about the day I stepped off the train in London only to find it pouring with rain, of course it was totally dry when I set off with no rain forecast! Typical!

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Another essential part of the brief to be covered was to show how the product was being used and to show “life” in the image. This could be in the form of people walking on paving, cyclists being segregated from vehicular traffic, cars in carparks or parked on grass grid product even market stalls being used on paved areas.

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(Grass Grid Cheshire & Leeds Park & Ride)

All projects were to be photographed to try & include as much product as possible whilst also closeups and any special features or use of the product in situ.

A few days were also spent at Aggregate’s Derbyshire concrete plant photographing new manufactured product and a few members of the Charcon Team.

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It’s been my absolute pleasure working on this project with the Aggregate Industries Team and I am so pleased that the completed brochure features so many of my images. The whole brochure really is one of the most definitive guides ever produced of Charcon Products.

 I myself am proud of this project and I think that the Aggregate Industries Marketing & Design Team have done a fantastic job in bringing everything together in this industry leading brochure.

Many thanks to Robert Davenhall, Natalie Thomas and the various Aggregate Industry Regional Managers & contractors that assisted me throughout the country.

(Sheffield & Birmingham Uni's)

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To download your copy of the brochure please see:

Or to talk to me about architectural photography please either drop me a line at [email protected] or call 07745204331. 













































(Mark Flynn Photography) Aggregate Industries Architectural Photographer Building Charcon Charcon Products commercial photographer huddersfield Commercial Photographer UK Concrete Construction Councils Cycle Schemes Landscape Architecture Paving Retail Town Centers University's Thu, 15 Apr 2021 19:47:50 GMT
WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO 2020 - YES- There are some!!!!!!! WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO 2020 - YES- There are some!!!!!!!
Well I didnt think there was going to be a wedding highlights video for 2020 but thanks to a run of MINI weddings at the end of the year its just made this highlight video possible. Please note the 1st wedding on here was 29th Feb! Just in time before the world fell apart! Congratulations to everyone that tied the knot during this difficult year!

Please click the image to view.


(Mark Flynn Photography) event photgrapher huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Mon, 18 Jan 2021 18:53:46 GMT

YES! There are plenty despite the year we've have had! 

Here is a round up of highlights from 2020's Commercial Photography Shoots. Please note quite a few of these projects were shot at the beginning of the year before Covid was even thought of! The style of photography then had to change and adapt throughout the year dependent on the rules that were in force at that specific moment in time.  Anyway if you have a total of 2 minutes & 52 seconds to spare I hope you will enjoy looking back at my 2020 year in commercial photography.

NB. Designed to be viewed on phones & tablets.


(Mark Flynn Photography) Commercial photographer Huddersfield Commercial photographer UK event photographer huddersfield Industrial Photographer UK photographer photographer huddersfield PR Photographer UK Press Photographer Huddersfield Product photographer Huddersfield Professional photography during Covid West Yorkshire Commercial photographer Fri, 08 Jan 2021 14:13:03 GMT

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Recently I was asked by Alex Mason (Alex Mason PR) & Melanie Hill(Gravity PR) who run very well respected Public Relations Company's in Huddersfield if I would kindly undertake a PR Photoshoot for their client Daval Furniture. 

Daval has been nestled in the heart of Slaithwaite in the Yorkshire countryside since 1978 and is still proudly owned and managed by the Bodsworth family that started it. It is a business with a passion for quality, design and functionality at it’s heart.

By choosing Daval furniture, you are guaranteed something that combines the premium look and the quality craftsmanship that you have come to expect from a great British brand. There’s something we trust about a British made product. It speaks of tradition and quality; a product that is designed to suit our British tastes and lifestyles. Daval mainly specialise in manufacturing the highest quality Kitchen & bedroom furniture whilst also produce pieces for the lounge or other home areas; even to the extent of designing & manufacturing home bars in some cases.


The brief provided by Alex & Melanie was quite wide ranging and was to involve a full day shoot at not only the companies HQ & manufacturing base but also to encompass some of the local countryside & village area of Slaithwaite. The intention that the images were then to be used across a wide spectrum of publications both offline & online and where to try to get an overall focus for the companies family ownership, its location, the company's advanced high tech manufacturing facility, its large onsite showroom and distribution facilities. 

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The first half of the shoot basically involved photographing the current family owners and in this case the Bodsworth brothers which; is quite a unique story in it's self, having three brother owners that each specialise in different areas of the business. The brief was to photograph the owners in more natural surroundings rather than have stuffy corporate office shots, so we went for some more "lifestyle outdoor imagery as well as a few within the companies showroom in order to also showcase some examples of Davals fine furniture.

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Daval really are at the forefront of production & design when it comes to furniture manufacture. Recently they have made significant investment into a new automated production facility at their factory in Slaithwaite and of course this was another area that both the company, advised by Alex & Melanie were eager to shout about. The best way to describe it would be to use words like: Massive, Robotic, Efficient, Accurate and Fast. I was literally amazed by the shear size of their automation and production capacity. 


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When you’re making a commitment to improving your home, you need to be confident that your furniture has been designed to last a lifetime. That's why at Daval they are keen to keep pace with innovating technology both in production & design. Thus bringing you great quality & value to suit the customer's own taste and specifications. Daval's products are sustainable too, with raw materials from suppliers with responsible attitudes towards the environment using timber that is exclusively sourced from properly managed forests. They even use the waste from manufacture to heat the factory!

If your interested in improving your home why not take a look at what Daval has to offer HERE today! 

If you need help with your companies Public Relations why not contact Alex Mason HERE or Melanie Hill at Gravity PR HERE

Of course not forgetting if you need help to produce some fantastic new imagery to showcase your company's staff, production, service and products please check out my commercial photography work HERE or drop me a line at [email protected] 07745204331. 


(Mark Flynn Photography) commercial photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield PR Photographer Huddersfield PR Photoshoot for Daval Furniture Company Public Relations Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:59:51 GMT

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Recently I was contacted by Lydia Horbury, Director of External Relations at Rishworth School asking if I would be interested in quoting to undertake some photography that could be used in the schools new prospectus and website. Of course I was delighted to be asked to quote as school prospectus photography has become one of my specialities, having undertaken similar jobs for other local schools. 

The brief was extremely well organised, very varied and like most school shoots to be undertaken to a strict timetable in order to get around everywhere.

Another challenge was of course carrying out the shoot whilst complying with the schools anti Covid measures. I have to say that considering the size of the school (and Rishworth is not only a day school but also a Boarding School) the measures that were put in place to ensure not just visitors safety but also that of the staff and pupils where second to none! It must be mentioned that the pupils were in fact all allocated there own "bubble" whilst attending the school. 

I must say I do feel for the staff at this difficult time as after every lesson or even after ever visitor to a classroom everything had to be cleaned and sanitised ready for the next class. 

Going back to the brief which was to cover not only pupils in action, captured in a reportage style but also to capture some of the stunning architecture & landscape of the school. Rishworth after all is located just outside Ripponden in quite a rural setting and is spread over 130 acres! 

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It was a long and challenging day but in that time we managed to capture some of the architecture of the school which included the schools chapel which was in fact the original school built in 1724 no less!! Whilst also including Pupil Enrichment, (covered in a lifestyle manner), portraits of some of the senior leadership team, music & choir in the old but very ornate chapel. Then on to domestic science, an IT lesson and science experiments, the boarders rooms and breakout areas, whilst also fitting in a trip down to the junior part of Rishworth School (Heathfield) to photograph the Head, Council Members and some of the children's artwork. Phew!

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The job was made easier by being able to work with such helpful, friendly staff and pupils. YES! Even the pupils were good!! 

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Overall I was extremely happy with what we managed to achieve in the time frame and with what I thought was the minimum of disruption to the school.

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The feedback from Lydia at the school was simply amazing and certainly one of the best testimonials that I have received for my work. Here is what she had to say:

"Mark recently undertook a piece of educational, commercial photography for my organisation. The day was long and there was a huge variation between the different photographs needed, as were trying to demonstrate life in a boarding school and all the different subjects, enrichment, lifestyle elements. Prior to the day Mark took the time to understand what we wanted to portray. On the day, Mark was simply fantastic, slipping with ease between the different styles; headshots of SLT, catching a chemistry experiment, taking arty shots of the stained glass window in the chapel. He was friendly and really communicative and has such a lovely manner when directing the staff and children on the day. We are absolutely delighted with the outcome. I welled up when I saw the results. Mark somehow managed to capture the essence and feeling of our school in his beautiful shots. Mark’s photos are fantastic and his rates are very reasonable, would not hesitate to recommend."

For further information on Rishworth School and their facilities please see here


(Mark Flynn Photography) commercial photographer huddersfield Commercial School Photographer West Yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield School Prospectus Photographer School Prospectus Photography School Website Photographer Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:28:34 GMT
Advanced Actuators Advanced Actuators

Brochure & Website Photoshoot

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Recently I worked with Samantha Willhoughby at 1017Marketing on some new imagery for her client Advanced Actuators based in Silsden, just outside Keighley. Sam who is somewhat of a marketing guru in the area of fluid dynamics & engineering engaged me to initially shoot some new images for a company brochure. I always enjoy working with experts in their field like Sam as you just know lots of planning and client meetings have gone on beforehand to ensure a perfect shoot day. This is normally accompanied with an easy to follow photographers brief for me to work to.  

I am pleased to report that my images have now also been used for a new company website which launched last week.

Advanced Actuators Ltd (originally Elram International) is a leading supplier of actuators, control solutions and hydraulic components. Since 1969, they have been serving specialist, niche markets in the oil and gas, nuclear, power, water and bulk material handling sectors and are renowned for making things move in some of the remotest and challenging environments!

Based in the UK but with a dedicated network of distributors globally, they have become one of the world’s leaders in electro-hydraulic engineering, serving clients in the Middle East, Far East, Australia and Europe.

AA as they I call them offer both standard and bespoke actuators and systems with some products of their standard range available on short delivery times.

The main focus of the shoot (pardon the pun, who me:)) was really to emphasis some of AA's key products but in a more lifestyle way rather than all simply catalogue shots. So the idea was to have shots of the products being assembled and serviced and include some "human" interaction. Before you can build a product of course you firstly need a design, so it was here in the design studio that I set up my first shot.

Shooting computer screens is always a challenge when it comes to controlling reflections etc as you really need a strong on screen image to draw the eye in. This calls for some creative lighting as you still require light on your subject whilst maintaining a reflection free screen!

MAF-39MAF-39 Following on from the design studio its onto the shop floor to scout for potential product action shots. A good tour round the factory is always to be recommended before even getting the camera out so that I can plan my shots and not waste precious staff time.

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It's a good idea when visiting factories to keep the majority of shots quite tight. This ensures background distractions are kept to a minimum and along with some creative composition and lighting, more emphasis can be put on the product.

MAF-90MAF-90 Another great detail to get into a shot when shooting for marketing materials is the company branding on staff workwear. Anything that helps strengthen the companies brand awareness should be captured. Producing shots with staff at work also helped to portray the servicing facility that the company also has to offer, which they do both on and off site.

Then finally its onto few more standard product shots some in a more lifestyle factory setting whilst others more studio based. Once again ensuring that the companies logo was clear & easy to read on their products. 

MAF-118MAF-118 MAF-125MAF-125   To read more about what services and Products Advanced Actuators can provide please see their website here where you can also download their brand new brochure too! 

If you wish to speak to Sam at 1017 about your companies marketing requirements please see here: and of course if you are interested in a commercial photography shoot from myself why not visit my sample gallery here: and then drop me a line at [email protected]. Many thanks for reading! 

(Mark Flynn Photography) commercial photographer huddersfield Engineering photographer west yorkshire Engineering photography huddersfield Hydraulic Photography images of hydraulics photographer photographer huddersfield Wed, 05 Aug 2020 18:16:48 GMT
ROSIE RU - Gifts For You - PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT ROSIE RU - Gifts For You - PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT - The Perfect Social Distance Shoot! 

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Recently I had the pleasure of undertaking an "in studio" Product Photography Shoot for Jo McFarlane the creator of Rosie Ru and the company that now carries her name. 

Rosie Ru is a small independent Huddersfield based British company, specialising in ultra high quality unique hand illustrated greeting cards, personalised gifts & bespoke illustrations. 

Jo's aim for Rosie Ru is to "paint warm, inspirational characters our children will love, and relate to."

The Brief:

The brief was to produce some high quality product photography that displayed Jo's artwork & products in the best light possible that would mainly be used for an online ecommerce store.This involved producing two sets of images which could not only used for selling online in a standard shop format but also portrayed to the viewer how the product would look in a clients home, in situ or in a more "lifestyle" environment as it were.

When I collected all the products ( there were quite a few!:)) from Rosie Ru HQ, I can tell you I was blown away by the shear quality of Jo's artwork. Drawing,painting quality and attention to detail was off the scale! Simply stunning work and all presented in unpretentious frames so as not to distract from the artwork. 

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The Shoot:

Throughout the shoot consistency in lighting & composition was key as at all times the products needed to look like they belonged together, part of the same family etc and not with images of wildly different composition, backgrounds & lighting which would confuse the potential purchaser.

To ensure this consistency I decided to shoot with studio lighting so that I could replicate the results no matter what the weather! It would be no good using daylight and then Jo coming back to me in the future with more products which would potentially then look totally different if natural light had been used. That said, I did try to keep the studio lighting as subtle & as natural looking as possible. 

The first element of the shoot was to produce what may be called "standard" online shopping images which would not only be easy to view for the potential purchaser but also comply with "Etsys" online store parameters. To this end the first batch was all shot on white background with quite contrasty lighting to give the products plenty of punch, ensuring they stood out from the background & where crisp & clean & did not confuse the viewer.  

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For the second part of the shoot I used a very large softbox to one side of the product with a small amount of reflected light opposite in order to emanate window light and thus produce a more "natural" look for the lifestyle images. This also ensured that the lighting could be easily replicated if required. This time the products were placed on a mock shelf and accompanied by a few props which help give the feel of a child's bedroom helping to give the potential purchaser a "feel" as to what the product may look like in their own home.

Before launching into the shoot I supplied Jo with a series of "TEST" images to ensure I was on the right lines with her brief. This I think helped with both our piece of minds.

Accurate editing was required following the shoot to ensure both colour & density remained consistent throughout.

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Overall a very satisfying shoot for what I think I am safe to say a very satisfied and very talented client. So much so that Jo very kindly presented me with a superb recommendation which you can read below and for which I am very grateful. 

The Recommendation:

"I first contacted Mark enquiring about product photographs for my business. Mark responded promptly (within 24 hours), and we were able to start discussing things very quickly. Mark was really intuitive to the look and style I wanted to create, and was proactive in finding what was required to create the shots I needed. I had a long list of photos required, again Mark used his intuition and skill to guide me towards the best look and feel for my me options that I hadn't even considered.

I was so pleased with the shots Mark took, they were perfectly detailed-and showed my products in the very best way possible. I was also very pleased with the amount of options Mark gave me, allowing me to choose the right shot for the right platform.

I am really looking forward to working with Mark again, and would certainly recommend him to anyone seeking a professional photograph service. Mark was a pleasure to work with: he is approachable, reliable, personable, and professional."

MAF-259MAF-259Rosie Ru Gifts For You I am now looking forward to working with Jo on the next installment for Rosie Ru but for that you will have to wait a little longer so watch this space or any of the links below to Rosie Ru Gifts for you! 

Village Shop: RosieRu  Facebook page: Facebook

To make a purchase from Rosie Ru Gifts For You please see links below: NOTE Purchases can be gift wrapped for you too, so what are you waiting for! 



(Mark Flynn Photography) commercial photographer huddersfield Etsy" photographer photographer huddersfield Photography for Photography for Amazon Product photographer Huddersfield Ruby Ru Gifts For You Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:47:10 GMT

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Recently I was asked by Kirkwood Hospice to photograph a selection of their charity shops prior to them re opening following the Corvid19 lockdown.


Why do this now you may ask?

Well for two main reasons. Firstly, with the shops being closed for a long period of time it has given the hospice time to restock, clean & organise the shops so basically at the this point in time they look their best. What a great opportunity to carry out some promotional photography prior to reopening.

Secondly Kirkwood Hospice wished to ensure members of the public that it was doing everything it could to ensure their premises were safe for their staff to work in and just as importantly to ensure it was safe for customers to shop.

This of course meant that I was to document the fact that all anti corona measures where in place. These measures included social distancing guides marked out on the floor of shops, health & safety signage displayed, sneeze screens in place and that hand sanitiser was freely available.

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Kirkwood’s shops sell a fantastic range of clothes, accessories, books, toys and much more and their friendly teams are always on hand to help you with either your donations or purchases.

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Are they accepting donations of goods?

It should be noted that not all shops have re-opened just yet as Kirkwood are carrying out a phased reopening but the ones that are can accept donations again. However, to ensure both the safety of customers & staff they have several safety measures in place. These include quarantining all donated items for 72 hours which may mean they are not able to take donations at some shops at certain times as they have limited storage space. So best to try calling prior to a visit.


Kirkwood Hospice helps to improve the lives of people affected by any life limiting illness, supporting them to improve their quality of life. With the public's support Kirkwood’s shops help raise over £2 million each year which helps enormously with this effort.

Hopefully, the photography I have produced will lead to greater awareness of the Kirkwood Hospice Shops and the work of the hospice.


Full details can be found on the Kirkwood Hospice website: here

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(Mark Flynn Photography) commercial photographer huddersfield Corona shops Corvid19 Images of social distancing measures lockdown photographer photographer huddersfield PR Photographer Huddersfield Retail photographer Huddersfield RETAIL STORE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOTING CHARITY SHOPS for KIRKWOOD HOSPICE Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:28:07 GMT

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Recently I was contacted by Hello Mint one of Huddersfield's premier digital marketing agency's asking if I would undertake some photography for their client, Rogers Plant Hire. The photography was required for the company's new website and social media. Hello Mint was keen to provide a fresh, creative and dynamic new website that fully showcased all of Rogers Plant Hire services & facilities that would revolutionise the businesses online and offline presences.

Rogers Plant Hire has outlets in both Rotherham & Honley with the Honley office being their state of the art and purpose-built headquarters. Both outlets offer an extensive range of Plant, Tools, and attachments both for small- and large-scale projects. Their range of both plant and construction equipment can be both hired and purchased, and they also have a range of PPE, garden tools and a fully stocked shop of ancillary equipment.

My photography brief was to ensure that I captured the full range of Rogers Plant Hire Services that they offer as well as to give some idea of the actual range of products that can be hired and /or purchased.

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As well as the more “major” plant equipment like JCB Excavators & Dumpers they also have a range of garden equipment to help get your garden “Summer Ready”! Which includes: Turf Cutters, Lawn Aerators, Scarifiers, Woodchippers, Pressure Washers, Stump Grinders, Chain Saws and Strimmer’s. With STHL being one of their high spec brands that can both be hired or purchased.

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Rogers Plant Hire offer a complete service; not only can you collect but they also offer a heavy Plant delivery service too. After hired out plant is returned its cleaned and serviced using their onsite facilities and made ready for the next hire.

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All Plant maintenance is carried out onsite in their own service bay and in addition a repair service for client’s own plant is also offered.







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I think I was successful in producing a broad range of imagery that complimented the brief plus a few onsite action shots to help create a more dynamic website.

The Rogers Plant Hire website is due to go live very soon but, in the meantime, you can contact them here:

[email protected]
01484 667766

and if your looking for a digital marketing & web design service you can also contact Hellomint at: HELLOMINT

Of course if you are looking for some stunning commercial photography for a new website or to refresh existing content whether it be website or social media please feel free to check out my commercial sample gallery here: and /or please drop me a line to discuss. [email protected] 07745204331.




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Just thinking back to the early stages of Corvid in March when I saw 6 months worth of bookings empty from my diary over the course of a week! Only to be followed by weeks of zero photography shoots (with the exception of a couple of volunteer PR Photo shoots for Food 4 Heroes) which of course meant zero income & of course all due to Corvid19/Coronavirus. Thank goodness for the governments self employed income support scheme as without & what is rather limited help in my case, I'd probably would be joining the ever increasing que at the virtual dole office/job centre!  

Finally; & complying with the government's regulations surrounding self employed work & "those that can't work from home are encouraged to return to work" it's finally time to get back to it! 

What a better job to start with than a photoshoot for George Street Storage in Huddersfield where social distancing was basically easy!

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George Street Self Storage is Huddersfield’s most accessible and affordable self-storage facility. They offer brand new 20ft & 10ft self-storage units from as little as £2.75 per day.

Whether you are moving to a new house, a student between terms or need to use storage for your business, they can help you and with two sites Milnsbridge & Croslandmoor there's plenty of storage. 

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There is full 24 Hour access 7 days a week & site security is second to none with full CCTV monitoring!

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For further info please visit link here:  GEORGE STREET STORAGE

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With the onset of the dreaded #coronavirus leading to increased #onlineshopping now is the time to ensure your #ecommercewebsite is the best it can be. People buy from pictures so if your #websites #images are looking a little below par give me a call & i'll produce some new images for you your customers will love & thus generate you more #onlinesales in the process. FREE collection & return service throughout #Huddersfield NO human interaction required! #commercialphotography #commercialphotographer #productphotography #webdesign 


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Slightly later than advertised this year, due to a busy January but I just wished to start the 2020 Blog off with a huge congratulations and equally large thank you to all couples that employed Mark Flynn Wedding Photography services in 2019. Congratulations to you all and very best wishes for the future. In the words of the are some of your highlights! Click play :) 

Bookings mainly being taken for 2021 but we do still have the odd date still available for 2020 if anyone is interested?

Enjoy the film!



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Recently I was proud to receive a terrific testimonial from Sarah Holbrook at Working Insync Marketing specialist. 

I have been working with Sarah for a few years now undertaking photographic commissions for her clients and this is what she had to say:

Dear Mark I started working with you through my BNI membership in another local group and ever since then you’ve been my go-to photographer. 

We’ve done photography for the Cancer Support Yorkshire website, at YH Training we’ve gone on a tour of the North of England taking photos of apprentices in the workplace and young people on Military Training programmes, and, at Parkinson Spencer Refractories we’ve done the standard corporate headshots and onsite photography for brochures and their website – plus some product photography of their very heavy manufactured products. This wasn’t against the ideal backdrop, but you’ve still managed to work wonders.

The people I’ve referred you to have always been very happy and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Your photos are always great, you offer a good value service, you’re always reliable and flexible – plus you’re an easy to get on with person that always represents yourself well with clients.

I look forward to working with you on future projects and I’m sure each of the organisations mentioned wouldn’t hesitate to use your services again.

Yours sincerely

Sarah Holbrook

I am so proud to receive such a fantastic testimonial and thank her for taking the time to write it and look forward to working with Sarah on future projects.

Some examples of the work I have completed for Sarah can be seen below: and to contact Sarah who now runs a counselling service as well as marketing company please see: Workinginsync for Marketing Services and Counselling


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In celebration of the fact that this week is National Apprenticeship Week I thought I would look back over some recent photography shoots that I have been commissioned for which have helped to promote apprentices and the apprenticeship scheme.  This annual celebration of apprenticeships brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Over the past year I had the pleasure in producing work for two apprentice focused companies, namely Syngenta in Huddersfield and YH Training who have their HQ in Scarborough but also have offices in Huddersfield, Hull, Doncaster, Leeds and York.


Working for YH Training came about when I was contacted by Sarah Holbrook at workinginsync who was engaged in marketing the YH Group. Sarah contacted me to arrange photoshoots of apprentices in action throughout YH's area.

YH are a family run business that cares about its learners and employers. They are a leading training provider with over 30 years’ experience of delivering high quality vocational training and workforce development solutions for local people and businesses. They help local businesses train and nurture their apprentice work force and have over a 1000 learners placed on programmes with over 650 employers at any one time.

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Its was my job to produce photographs that promoted the benefits of both recruiting an apprentice and becoming an apprentice. This involved traveling around the YH area capturing apprentices in action. YH provide training programmes in practically any sector of business so the photoshoots included a whole host of job roles from office based clerical roles, manufacturing, advertising, health care, customer service, sales and even military preparation training. 

Following the shoots which took several days to complete the images where then used for various marketing materials which included a brand new website, banners for display at exhibitions and leaflets.

Personally I think the project was a huge success with the pictures provided helping to promote the marketing of YH and its services both to would be apprentices and employers alike.

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Syngenta Huddersfield have used my services for a couple of years now in order to promote their workplace apprenticeship scheme.

Established in 1916, Huddersfield Manufacturing Centre employs up to 400 skilled people, dedicated to professional manufacturing of important crop protection products that help growers meet an ever increasing demand for food, feed and fuel. Their talented and dedicated workforce make this possible. Manufacturing excellence, safety and skilled people are at the heart of the site's ambition and they are committed to their award winning Advanced Apprenticeship programme.

An apprenticeship with Syngenta in Huddersfield can lead to a rewarding career in a STEM discipline: Science, Technology, Engineering or Manufacturing. Many of Syngenta's apprentices have been successful in winning many local and national awards and must be one of the largest recruiters of apprentices, certainly locally if not nationally. As you can see by the group header picture which shows last years intake of apprentices. 


Now is your chance to join as an apprentice with one of the countries top 100 employers but time is running out............. see the link below before its too late!

The window to apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship with Syngenta Huddersfield is closing.

There are just 7 days to apply for a role in Manufacturing or Engineering. Jump over to - and submit your application.

#Huddersfield #Apprentice #Photography #CommercialPhotography



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A quick video featuring just some of the highlights from my Commercial Photography Commissions from last year.

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 Just some of the many highlights from the year Just wished to start the 2019 Blog off with a huge congratulations and equally large thank you to all couples that employed Mark Flynn Wedding Photography services in 2018. Congratulations to you all and very best wishes for the future. In the words of the are some of your highlights! 

Booking mainly being taken for 2020 but we may have the odd date still available for 2019 if you wished to inquire.



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JYSK OPENS in DONCASTER JYSK The Scandinavian Homeware Store Opens In Doncaster

Danish homeware company JYSK opened a new outlet at the town's Danum Retail Park on York Road on Saturday July 28th and having covered previous store openings, asked Mark Flynn Photography to provide both photography & video to cover the build up to the opening, a VIP night and finally the grand opening. It goes without saying that I was delighted to cover such an exciting event.

This time was extra special as there was increased excitement with the opening of this specific store as it is JYSK's first ever "Concept 3" store in the UK. The store differs from existing stores in being more home and lifestyle led with items presented in beautiful room sets to showcase its range of products. 

So just who are JYSK??

JYSK opened its first store in Denmark in 1979 with a mission to  be a great Scandinavian offer for everyone within sleeping and living. JYSK opens an average of two stores every week (worldwide) & is amongst the largest retailers of duvets, pillows and mattresses in Europe; selling 3.8 Million mattresses & over 10 million pillows each year. As well as offering other items for the rest of the home.

The Brief:

In the first instance I spent the Tuesday prior to open day on a PR exercise going around Doncaster with a giant GOOSE to help promote the store opening; the Goose being the mascot of JYSK. This included a quick shoot with SineFM Radio Station that has also been promoting the new store opening.











Following this the next job was to record a VIP opening night on the Friday before the store opening. For this and also the store opening both still photography and video where required which involved working alongside Deryn Carr at Grit Pictures who's superb complete video edit can be seen at the end of this Blog.

Friday nights tasks included getting shots of all JYSK colleagues, the inside of the store all nicely laid out and then arrivals, people chatting and general enjoyment, examining items etc. To be followed by the UK Managers address and welcome to the Mayor of Doncaster, continuing with tours of the store and a competition winner’s reaction and presentation. 

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The following day we were back at the store for 7.30am ready for the store opening and the Mayors arrival. 

After the Mayors arrival and quick store tour it was time for the Mayor to cut the ribbon. So with excitement building, staff gathered around and massive ques building outside the Mayor officially welcomed JYSK to the town and the store was open!





















As customers rushed inside they were welcomed with a complementary Danish breakfast (Danish Pastries of course!) followed by the chance to enter competitions and of course fantastic open day discounts. Musical entertainment throughout the day was also provided by TRAXFM of Doncaster.

I was tasked with not only photographing all the events taking place but also people trying out furniture, the crowds, JYSK colleagues in action, happy customers, especially ones that had won a competition for a brand new mattress! 












































It was also an opportunity for the company to give something back to the community and for that JYSK teamed up with local charity Cash for Kids who they will be working with going forward.

By mid-morning my job was complete and it was a swift drive back to the office and on with the editing. All pictures and video were turned around by the end of the working day and ready for distribution by JYSK social media and web channels.

For more info on JYSK and their range of products please check out their website at JYSK to learn more about helping cash for kids please see Cash4Kids and local radio stations TRAXFM & SINEFM and for all your film and video making requirements don't forget to drop Deryn at GRITPICTURES a line. Also for PR info please contact JYSK PR [email protected]








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Thank you for joining us for part two of our Tanzanian East African Safari into the Ruaha National Park.

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So after four fantastic days in Selous National Park it was time for another internal bush flight to the great arid region which is Ruaha National Park, staying at one of the English owned Foxes Safari camps, namely Ruaha River Lodge.

Ruaha National Park is one of the best parks for predators in Africa but is generally overlooked by visitors as other parks tend to be more accessible - a blessing for those that do venture here. Not only is Ruaha's wildlife amazing but it is possible to drive all day in the park without seeing another vehicle! In stark contrast to Selous Game Reserve; which when we left was getting very wet; Ruaha when we arrived had yet to experience any rain since spring. This of course was to change the first night us Brits arrived! After being promised a rain free 1st game drive by the camp manager it promptly rained on us! Not that it spoilt anything of course as the shower soon past, leading to some spectacular wildlife views. 

Ruaha River Lodge is situated on one of the many bends of the so called Great Ruaha River but of course at this time of year the river is bone dry. Our banda (hut) was located right on the river bank and we could enjoy splendid views of Elephant digging for water right outside our door! Luckily for them they did not seem to have to dig down all that far to find water but watching them in action was classic David Attenborough stuff!!!

Below are a few highlights of our trip to Ruaha.

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Closest relation to the Elephant, the Rock Hyrax, apparently!!!

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The superb Lilac Breasted Roller takes some beating for colour.

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King of the beasts!

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Male Kudu

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So that concludes our brief three day trip to Ruaha National Park. I hope the picture above the pictures above give a brief insight into our time there. If you you would like to view all of the images from the trip please feel free to follow the links below. It's now time for us to depart the East African mainland and board yet another internal flight to the Island of Zanzibar.

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For those of you who know me and even for those that don't you maybe interested to learn that it was my interest in wildlife that kicked off my interest in photography, so when the chance arose to book an African Safari with my partner Rachel I was in my element. Initially the idea began after we received a holiday brochure from a travel agent specialising in VERY high end wildlife speciality holidays. After reading the brochure and choosing our favorite one I decided that I could probably work it out & book it myself and that of course was what I did, saving £3000 in the process! Yes you read that right £3000!!  It involved a great deal of work in the planning and a few anxious times getting everything to fit together and even the odd panic of a flight reschedule which I sorted, which is of course just one of the reasons why most people use a Travel Agent. If you cannot cope with this worry and time spent planning than a Travel Agent is still the best option but I would certainly book my own trip again.

So the trip began by flying to Dar Es Salaam (Commercial Capital of Tanzania) with Qatar Airways (awesome) via way of Manchester to Doha (Qatar) this involved two 6.5 hour flights. We left Manchester 20.50 Hrs on a Monday finally arriving Dar Es Salaam the day after at 14.10. We then overnighted before going back to the airport the following morning for our 8.30am Coastal Aviation flight to Selous Game Reserve.

Coastal Aviation fly 16 seater Cessna's (including use of the co-pilots seat for passengers!) landing you on sandy runway strips in the bush, right on the edge of Selous Game Reserve. The experience and views from the plane were amazing, though you must remember this is now Africa and things can run very "pole' pole'" (slowly in Swahili) so when a plane is scheduled to leave at 8.30am it does not always mean it will be 8.30am that day but may even be the next day! Fortunetly for us we found Coastal to be very efficient; indeed being almost always very close to the scheduled time of arrival/departure. (Would avoid FastJet by all all accounts not very fast at all).

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On arrival at the terminal hut (literally) with Fire Engine standing by (yea right!) we were met by our guide & driver from Selous River Camp who introduced himself as POKO. I choose Selous River Camp for a number of reasons: Close to Game Reserve entrance whilst not actually being inside (saved money on park fees which can mount up), entrance was literally 5 mins away from camp: SRC offered Game Drives, Walking and Boat Safari's (not offered in the North of Tanzania ie Serengeti) all which we were eager to try. The camp also had lots of great reviews on tripadvisor & facebook and was more competitively   priced than other camps. SRC offer both Tented and Mudhut accommodation. Being the start of the short rain season we opted for the mudhut to ensure extra shelter but also the Mudhuts had views of the great Rifiji River below, complete with bathing Hippos! All of which were very vocal and added to the great bush living experience. Selous River Camp really looked after us with a very friendly helpful team with a relaxed style and I couldn't recommend them enough!

The Selous Game Reserve is a scenic wilderness covering over 50,000 Sq KM making it one of the largest protected areas in Southern Africa. The Great Rifiji River runs through the Reserve forming channels and ox-bow lakes as it goes. These give way to riverine forests and swamps, woodlands, open grasslands and acacia clad hills, making it home to large populations of Game. This is one of the few places in East Africa where you can experience not just game drives but also boat and walking safari's.

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A Selection of "IN" Camp Visitors:

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The following day we set off with guide & landcruiser into Selous Game Reserve on our first full day Game Drive. POKO our guide/driver had both amazing driving skills and knowledge of both the local area and its wildlife. My god there was nowhere this man would'nt take his landcruiser in order to get us the best possible views of wildlife. Some people may find this a little challenging as you are jolted around both on unmade roads and off road in some occasions as sharp Acacia trees pushed themselves through the open sides of the jeep but we found it all part of the excitement and loved it! 

Of course the spectacle and closeness of  the wildlife is simply amazing and I would urge anyone with or even without an interest in wildlife to try the experience.

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A young Marshall Eagle with his freshly killed baby Impala, soon attracted the attention of many Vultures!





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Not all plain sailing on the roads of the Selous after a downpour!

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Bath Time for Baboons                                             Classic Acacia tree scenery, caused by Giraffes eating the lower branches

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In the Selous it helps to use two heads always better than one

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Look like rains a coming

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What a better way to get around than to use the Hippo water taxi!

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Walking safaris are a fantastic way to get close to nature and you learn more about the smaller species and the bush itself. It's an unforgettable experience to walk within such a vast and untamed area of natural reserve(with Park Ranger & GUN). Although we spotted some Giraffes, Impala and Warthogs on the walk and also walked in the footsteps of elephants, the walking safari gave us the opportunity to learn about the things you miss from a vehicle or boat & the ecosystem that the animals live in. We Learned to identify animal tracks, Sh*t and signs and hear fascinating information about the insects, trees and colourful birdlife.

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The Selous is one of the very few game reserves in Africa where you can view game from the water, and after the dust and bumpy roads of a game drive, there's nothing more relaxing that drifting along the river watching the wildlife. 

The Boat safari was an ideal way of enjoying the stunning scenery of the Rufiji River with its many hippos, crocodiles and beautiful birdlife. Definitely not to be missed was the sunset from the boat - there is nothing quite like the peacefulness of the river, hippos honking all around you while the sun dips below the horizon. Oh and the unbelievable closeness that you can get to open mouthed 2M long Crocodiles!!! We certainly felt that now;...... we were in Africa!

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Living Life on the edge with this Yellowbilled Stork, note the shape in the bottom right corner




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That just about completed our boat safari but there are many more pictures to see if you wish by going to the full gallery at the base of this Blog.

The following day and our last day in Selous we enjoyed another full day game drive. here are a few highlights which included getting stuck in the mud and having to be towed out whilst searching for Lions!!!


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Marshall Eagle, check out its catch under its foot!!

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After four fantastic days spent at Selous it was time (sadly) to bid farewell to Poko our guide to move on; but wait we were not going home but taking another internal flight further into the interior of Tanzania to explore the great Ruaha National Park.

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Read all about our adventures in Ruaha in the next installment of this Blog.....coming soon!!!

To see all the 700+ images that I shot in Selous Game Reserve feel free to visit the full gallery at:







(Mark Flynn Photography) east african photography photography east africa - southern tanzania to zanzibar photography of africa selous game reserve photos selous river camp wildlife photographer Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:38:39 GMT
The People's Postcode Lottery - Public Relations Photography Have you heard of the People’s Postcode Lottery?

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The People’s Postcode Lottery, as you may be able to guess from the name, is a nationwide subscription lottery that offers people the chance to win cash prizes based on their postcode. I’ve been working with the People’s Postcode Lottery for years now, capturing the different winners’ wide range of reactions for PR photographs.

As you can imagine it’s a very uplifting project to be a part of as you see just how overjoyed people are to have their lives changed with huge cash sums! I’ve seen it all when people are handed their novelty oversized cheques; dancing, shouting, screaming, laughing, people being left speechless – it really is different every time and a pleasure to be a part of.

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I go to the homes of the winning families all over the North, having travelled as far as Chesterfield, Stamford,St Annes and York and take celebratory photographs on their doorsteps. As well as capturing the winner’s reactions, I also have the rather unique dual role of helping encourage the best possible reactions from the winners for the videographer’s benefit. This can include lots of smiling and waving off screen which is all part of the fun shooting for this great client!

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The People’s Postcode lottery raises a phenomenal amount of money for a range of different charities. There are a number of trusts set up within the organisation that donate to a number of different causes. These include the Postcode Animal Trust, the Postcode African Trust, the Postcode Children Trust and Postcode Culture Trust.  Taking part in the People’s Postcode Lottery can help support these charities with at least 30% of the money going towards these causes.


In recent weeks I was also privileged to photograph one of The Postcode Lottery's Millions Events where all the lucky winners resided in the Dearn Valley area of Rotherham. This was an amazing event where over 600 people were invited. Players and charity beneficiaries all mingled together whilst being entertained by roving magicians all awaiting the results of the millions postcode lottery draw to see how much they had won.

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The Postcode Millions draws offer the players the chance to win a share of amazing £3 Million prize pots* every month. Could you be next in line for a life-changing cheque?

* In accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, the maximum amount that can be won by a single ticket is 10% of draw proceeds up to a maximum of £400,000

Watch me in action here with a particularly happy set of winners here

To sign up to the People's Postcode Lottery click here


(Mark Flynn Photography) event photographer uk event photographer west yorkshire event photography huddersfield pr photographer people's postcode lottery pr photography pr photographer in huddersfield pr photographer west yorkshire yorkshire pr photography Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:41:07 GMT
WEDDINGS AT THE WOODMAN INN Weddings at the Woodman Inn

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A wedding is said to be the best day of many peoples’ lives and I couldn’t feel more privileged to be the one responsible for capturing peoples’ special day.

Wedding photos are treasured for a lifetime, and every wedding is different, that’s why I will never tire of being a wedding photographer even though it’s something I’ve done for several years now. (20 in fact!)

I started out my career as a professional photographer by specialising in wedding photography, and I’ve learnt over the years that having the right venue for a wedding is a very important factor in making sure the newlyweds have their perfect day (and photographs!).

One of my favourite locations to shoot wedding photographs is at the Woodman Inn, based in Thunderbridge, Kirkburton, Huddersfield.

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I am one of the recommended photographers for the Inn and over time we have built up a great relationship as I have taken pictures of wedding ceremonies and parties that have taken place there.

For over eight years now I have been photographing weddings at this amazing venue, with the most recent shoot I did there being at a lovely ceremony just last weekend.

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The Woodman Inn was built in the 18th century and is set in the stunning South Pennine countryside.

With its homely feel and wonderful gardens, the Woodman Inn provides the perfect romantic backdrop for any couple tying the knot!


The Inn is oozing with character and charm, which makes my job of taking great photographs there very easy indeed!

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The events team and chefs ensure you are well looked after providing excellent service and food.

It’s also the perfect party location, and I always have a chuckle to myself watching the dance floor antics unfold and the dad dancing coming out!


There is now even more scope for Weddings at the Woodman Inn with the opening of their new beautiful Orangery and gardens which is just across the road from the existing building which; also has the option to bolt on a large marquee to enable you to celebrate or entertain even more guests.

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It’s the ideal place for an intimate wedding day with all your family and friends around you. So if you’re looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, why not visit the Woodman Inn for their Wedding Open Day on Sunday 9th June? For more information, you can visit their website here:Woodman Inn


(Mark Flynn Photography) Wedding Photography at the Woodman Inn Woodman Inn Thunderbridge Kirkburton Huddersfield event photgrapher huddersfield event photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:37:22 GMT
Marathons Chocolate Ale Wine & Pies! Marathons Chocolate Ale Wine & Pies!

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Well according to the scenes I saw and captured at this year’s Huddersfield ChocAthlon they actually seemed like a perfect fit! If you’re not the keenest of runners, I bet the idea of chocolate treats at the finish line and at various ‘feed stations’ along the way might be the enough to convince you to get your running shoes on! This 9km trail run takes place in Marsden and is organised by Team OA, a company that was established with the aim of ‘putting the fun back into run’ with their themed races.

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If you’re looking for a boozier alternative to the ChocAthlon, a WineAthlon or Ale Athlon might be more up your street – which, perhaps unsurprisingly, is always a hit with Stag and Hen parties. I’ve had the very amusing pleasure of photographing both these types of events for Team OA in the past. There is even a PieAthlon and CakeAthlon for those who get a bit peckish when exercising. My job at these types of events is to really capture the atmosphere of each event, which is easy to do as everyone is usually in good spirits and ready to laugh in their fancy dress outfits.

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Although it’s not only these fun-themed races that Team OA provide, they also provide more traditional marathons (aka ones that lack the snacks or alcoholic beverages) across West Yorkshire. This year I’ll be in charge of capturing the Huddersfield, Halifax, the Oldham Way Ultra and Wakefield Marathons. It’s always inspiring to see the entrants working so hard to smash their targets and never give up on getting the best possible time they can on the day.

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Pictures of competitors are available for a free download as a memento to remember what is always a great day. The images are also used for promotional purposes by Team OA and are shared on the website and across social media. I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Team OA events and sharing all the photos with you on their website here: TEAM OA ,so keep an eye out for these over the coming months!  

"TEAM OA they really are "PUTTING THE FUN BACK INTO RUN"!!!!!!



(Mark Flynn Photography) Ale Athlon Chocathlon Halifax Marathon Huddersfield Marathon Pie Athlon Running Race Photographer TEAM OA Wakefield Marathon Wine Athlon commercial photographer huddersfield event photographer huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:33:22 GMT


Extract Technology provide a range of products to help ensure the safety of staff during the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Creating pharmaceuticals often involves working with a number of potentially harmful and hazardous substances. Extract Technology manufactures products such as downflow booths, containment isolators and IsoPharm isolators in order to make it safe to work with these substances for members of staff.


Recently I went to photograph some of the new machines they had made at their factory on Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Extract Technology have been a great customer of mine for a long time now. However, that doesn’t mean that shooting their products isn’t without its obstacles!


Extract Technology’s machines are huge, which can make it a challenge to capture the whole machine in its entirety. Also, the industrial lighting in the factory doesn’t particularly lend itself well to photography. With this said, I love overcoming obstacles to get the best possible photos for my clients. I surrounded the machines with as many white screens as possible to improve the lighting. Also, because a lot of the machines are encased in glass, the white screens reduced the reflections from the floor and surroundings for the photographs. After this, I retouched the photos to ensure they were completely reflection-free and then carefully cut them out in photoshop to make the final version of the finished images.










I also had the opportunity to do something a bit different with the photoshoot at Extract Technology – video work! I am mainly known for my work with stills but I really enjoy working with video too. I relished the opportunity to flex my videography muscles making a short demo video for their machines. It was great to have this opportunity and I can’t wait to continue doing more video work like this in the future.


I always talk about how interesting and varied it is to be a photographer, but no two days are the same. The company are very pleased with the results and so am I! The shots I captured will be used on their website, in their brochures and their operating manuals.


For more information on Extract Technology or to see how the photos are feature on the website, visit EXTRACT


(Mark Flynn Photography) Industrial photographer in Huddersfield Photography for Extract Technology Huddersfield commercial photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:48:28 GMT
BRADSTONE.......PAVING THE WAY TO A SUCCESSFUL AWARDS EVENT Bradstone….Paving the way to a successful awards event

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Being a photographer is a varied job and I’m lucky to be able to get involved in shooting a lot of fun and exciting events. However, there aren’t many that are quite as fun as the day I had shooting the Bradstone Assured Awards and activity day recently.

Bradstone, part of Aggregate Industries, are a leading supplier of paving, walling, edging, decorative stone and driveway products in the UK. After a successful year, Bradstone had the idea of putting on a day of fun events followed by a lavish awards evening as a thank you to all the independent driveway and paving contractors that had used their products over the past year.

The attendees gathered at Wild Park, Derbyshire for a day of outdoor fun and activities. First up they took to the woodlands of the park for a hard-fought game of paintball. It made for a dramatic scene to shoot and at times it looked like a paint-splattered scene from a war film! All this action made for some exciting fast-paced shots that were a pleasure to shoot.

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Paintball was followed by some rip-roaring quad biking through the Wild Park fields. I love the dramatic shots of the quad bikes flying through puddles and the mud shooting up in the air. I experimented with some different effects on some of the shots, including the blurred effect on a shot of the guys on the quad bikes to capture the speed and power of these machines!

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Archery was up next for the attendees – and I think it really hit the spot! With a few bull’s eyes being hit, I think this one really resonated with its ‘target audience’ if you’ll excuse the pun. Next up Bradstone had organised some demonstrations to showcase a selection of specialist products at the forefront of the paving and driveway industry. Specialist tool manufacturer Makita was also on site offering product demos.

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With only a short window of 2.5 hours to process the images so they could be showcased on large screens at the awards event, time was of the essence. Thankfully all the photos came out great and looked brilliant displayed around the Roundhouse in Derby, where the ceremony was held. This impressive old building used to be used to be where trains turned around and with its huge timber beams and glass roof, it made for a stunning location for the event, and a lovely one to capture.



Bradstone had carefully selected the winners of the Bradstone Assured Awards honouring the cream of the crop of the driveway and paving industry. It was a wonderful ceremony with celebrity guests including ITV’s ‘This Morning’ gardener David Domoney and ex Arsenal player Paul Merson to help present the awards to the winning guests.


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It was a privilege to shoot for such a large and respected company and be involved in the day rewarding their clients’ loyalty and success. Take a look at more of the images here and I’m looking forward to hopefully shooting more fun-filled days of this kind in the future!




(Mark Flynn Photography) Aggregate Industries photography Awards night photography Bradstone Bradstone paving Corporate photography Photos of David Domoney TV Gardener Photos of Paul Merson commercial photographer huddersfield event photographer huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:46:05 GMT

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Being able to put a face to a name is so important in the world of business. With an increasing amount of emphasis being placed on social media with websites such as LinkedIn, it is important to have a smart, professional portrait that reflects you and the business you work for in the best possible way.

Team photos and individual head shots are also a great way to personalise your website with 'about us' or 'meet the team' sections allowing potential customers or clients to feel like they've got to know you more before you've even met. By including these sections, it can increase the feeling of approachability for a business and help them pick up the phone and make an enquiry.

Recently I did some individual and team shots for local Huddersfield-based architecture firm, Fibre Architects. The company wanted the photos for inclusion in a new 'meet the team' section on the website, for social media and potentially for use in PR campaigns.

As with all of my team projects, as well as having the traditional headshots - I wanted to use the team photos to reflect the business. Having worked with Fibre before (after being asked to photograph some of their architecture work for them) I knew it is a modern and creative company with a charming office - and I wanted to get that across in the photos I produced for them.  

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In order to offer them some variation I took photos both in the daytime and at night, I particularly like how the outdoor night-time shots make use of their unique neon sign they have by the entrance to the building - which I am a big fan of.


The Fibre team were really happy with the photos and are looking forward to using them in the future.

If you or your team think they could do with some team photos or headshots for use on websites, PR or social media - get in touch! We can either visit your premises and photograph you in situ or if you would like a studio style headshot you can simply make an appointment for a visit to our modern studio premises. A couple of example of studio headshots can be seen below:

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(Mark Flynn Photography) Business Portraits Huddersfield Corporate photographer Huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:30:42 GMT

In the short video below I invite you to view just a few of my Commercial Photography Highlights from 2016. The video includes a broad range of my photography from Commercial, Industrial, Product, Marketing and PR.  Over the past year I have produced work directly for Manufacturers, Service Companies, Finance Companies, Estate Agents, Marketing and Public Relations, Advertising Agencies, Charities and Web Developers.

In all of the above cases I am pleased to have been able to help raise the profile of my clients and thus increase exposure for them in their chosen markets through the use of high quality imagery.

Not included are two new services which I introduced in 2016 are those of Aerial Drone Photography/Video and interactive 360 degree photography. These will be covered in separate forth coming videos.

For further information on Commercial Photography please contact [email protected] 07745204331.

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(Mark Flynn Photography) COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Marketing Photography Huddersfield PR Photographer Huddersfield Product photographer Huddersfield commercial photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:09:36 GMT
YOUR WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Just wished to start the 2017 Blog off with a huge congratulations and equally large thank you to all couples that employed Mark Flynn Wedding Photography services in 2016. Congratulations to you all and very best wishes for the future. In the words of the apprentice here are some of your highlights :) 


(Mark Flynn Photography) 315 Lepton Bagden Hall Briar Court Gomersal Park Hotel Holdsworth House Hotel Huddersfield Town Hall Pennine manor Saddleworth Hotel The Dean Water Hotel The village Hotel Victoria Hotel WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY HUDDERSFIELD HIGHLIGHTS 2016 Wedding Photographer in HD5 Wedding Photographer in Huddersfield Woodman Inn photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer west yorkshire Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:33:19 GMT
Green fingers for Forget Me Not! Green fingers for Forget Me Not!

A blog you may not like at first but may soon grow on you :)

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Recently I was asked to shoot the overhauling of the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice's gardens, courtesy of Wyevale Garden Centre. Wyevale kindly provided the materials and some manpower to help makeover the outdoor area which the children enjoy at the Hospice, and they asked me to document the day.

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Forget Me Not Children's Hospice is an institution that provides care and support for children with life-shortening illnesses and their families. I have worked with the charity on many occasions before and have seen first-hand the amazing work they do. This is the latest in a series of big changes the charity has done to make the children in their care's lives as enjoyable as possible.

As well as the Wyevale staff, the rest of the gardening work was done by volunteers, Hospice staff and (when I wasn't snapping away) yours truly! Two staff from Banney Royd Landscaping who built all the structures whilst I was asked to record the transformations.

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The day was a very interesting one to shoot and I find it really exciting to capture things being created as it allows the photographs to really tell a story. It also provides a contrast to some of the more stationary shots I am often involved in and I love diversity in my work.

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The Wyevale Garden Centre have several stores, with two located in Huddersfield at Birchencliffe and Shelley. It was superb to be able to see their generous helping of the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, and document it through some exciting photos. I had a great day and I look forward to working with them again in the future as well as continuing my ongoing relationship with the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice - maybe with less gardening duties involved next time around... but who knows!


(Mark Flynn Photography) Forget me not children's hospice Green fingers for Forget Me Not! PR Photographer Huddersfield Press Photographer Huddersfield Wyevale garden centers photographer photographer huddersfield Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:11:07 GMT

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I’ve been working with Tobermore (a block paving specialist) for seven years now, photographing their projects all over the North of England.

Tobermore are a UK based paving and walling manufacturer specialising in the supply of landscaping materials including block paving, paving flags, kerbs, edging and walling products for both the domestic and commercial markets throughout the UK and Ireland.

Ranging from large retail parks, schools/colleges, supermarkets, garden centres, hospitals, sports centres and housing estates.

At first glance these may seem like mundane photography projects – how wrong could you be!  A seemingly ‘run of mill’ job soon brings up its own challenges and allows me to use my creativity in a new way.

The lack of time spent setting up ‘poses’ and making the subject feel ‘comfortable’ allows me more time to perfect each shot and thus get the best out of the project.  

With Tobermore projects, I take on the mantle of photographer/weather man and pore over forecasts when planning each photography session.  The paving must be dry to be photographed and as with unpredictable weather guaranteed ‘oop North’ it can be dry in Huddersfield (occasionally) but may be pouring with rain in Hull or Lancaster.

I also make sure I have a brush to sweep away the leaves and dirt that may have found their way onto the paving (and have even been known to pick off discarded chewing gum lest it ruin my shot).

The great thing about these projects is the way I can arrange the shot and use my architechtual creativity to compose the perfect shot - step ladders are a must to get high shots and padding for lying down on the ground to get up close.  Tobermore also like to have shots with blurry feet or car wheels to show the paving in use (great shots for website and promotional use) and to bring the project to life.


I love travelling around and photographing their fantastic products and I’m glad this job can only be done in the summer (mostly) – no chilly ground for me.(sometimes)

People skills are vital as I often have to negotiate with schools and sports/shopping centre's so I can get a clear shot without disturbing the day-to-day running of wherever I’m needed and also ensure sensitive people are not included in the shot.















I feel that working with a company for so long not only shows that they like my work but also shows how well we work together and long may it continue and in the words of Tobermore lets keep producing #Quality like no other!


For more information on Tobermore Products please see:​

(Mark Flynn Photography) Architectural Photographer Commercial photographer Industrial Photographer Photographer Photographer Huddersfield Tobermore Concrete Products Thu, 24 Nov 2016 19:45:14 GMT
Dock of the Bay DOCK OF THE BAY

Last month I had the pleasure of shooting for local clothing company Dock of the Bay. Dock of the Bay wanted my help photographing their clothing for their Autumn/Winter campaign, and I was happy to be involved! Their aesthetic is very much to do with the countryside and the outdoors, as it is specifically an outdoor leisurewear brand. Therefore, I took the shoot to the scenic woodland areas surrounding Honley and it couldn't have offered a better environment to shoot their clothing.

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Models Beci, Katy, Amelia, Chris and Katie take to the woods for a fun day capturing what Dock of the Bay's clothing is all about. I really wanted the images to embody the lifestyle that Dock of the Bay represents, which is why we wanted some family orientated outdoor pictures of families and couples enjoying walks in the countryside. The weather was glorious on the day of the shoot, which made for some excellent natural light to shoot with.
























All the models loved the clothing that was both stylish and comfortable. I enjoyed taking the catalogue style pictures for Dock of the Bay's website, and also managed to get some great candid pictures. One of my favourite shots of the day was of our youngest model, Amelia, playing in the heather field near the woods. We also had our 'dog model' Alfie bounding around on set which made for some engaging shots with our other models too.  


It was a fabulous day on set as I love getting out and about to take photos as much as possible. I'm really happy with the images we managed to capture and how they managed to capture the Dock of the Bay brand. The pictures are being used to advertise clothes on Dock of the Bay's website and also on their social media.

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You can take a look at how the photos came out by visiting the Dock of the Bay website here: and follow my Twitter for more updates about photo shoots here: @markflynnphoto


(Mark Flynn Photography) Dock of the Bay Fashion Photography Huddersfield Huddersfield Fashion photographer Huddersfield Lifestyle Photographer Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:19:15 GMT

Recently I had the honor of photographing David & Lisa's wedding who married on the 17th June at St Mary's Parish Church in Mirfield and held their wedding Reception at The Gommersal Park Hotel. Lisa has been kind enough to write me a wonderful testimonial which follows below. I have also included a few highlights of the day which I hope everyone will enjoy.


"Mark did a brilliant job for us at our wedding. Our photos are fantastic and we can't stop looking at them. From the moment we met Mark we knew that we wanted him to photograph our special day. He made us feel at ease. He was incredibly patient and offered us advice and guidance when we couldn't decide which package we wanted to go for. - Sorry Mark!

You captured our day perfectly, the photos are amazing and will certainly help us remember every little detail of the day. 

Our photos were ready to view online within a week of our wedding and then transferred to usb a few days after that, the service you offer is brilliant and we will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer. Thanks Lisa & David Bottomley"
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(Mark Flynn Photography) David & Lisa Wedding at Mirfield Parish Church & Gommersal Park Hotel Wedding Photographer Mirfield photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer west yorkshire Thu, 07 Jul 2016 17:59:44 GMT

Just recently I was commissioned by Huddersfield based Marketing Company KC Communications to undertake some commercial manufacturing photography for their client Heald Ltd.

Heald Ltd designs, manufactures and installs a range of innovative counter-terror products such as roadblockers, barriers and bollards that aim to protect vulnerable sites around the world. Their products play a leading role in the defence of properties against terrorists and criminal organisations, and are installed in airports, shopping center's, military sites, government buildings and many more. With the growing threat of terrorism in modern society, Heald's innovative products are fundamental to the safe guarding of many vulnerable sites and citizens worldwide. Heald are dedicated to creating their own, significantly improved versions of the standard roadblocker.

Heald is keen to invest in new machinery and keep production in-house to ensure best value processes. All parts of the manufacturing process, including electronics, are conducted at their base in Hornsea.










To capture images of the manufacturing process and engineers in action and showcase electronics and software development elements which take place in house. Ensuring the message "Made In Britain" is conveyed.




















It was also essential to capture shots of senior management and group photos of the team which can be used on a new website and to feature in other literature and PR opportunities.


In fact an article focusing on Debbie Heald (Director,Joint owner & multi award winning business woman) featuring some of my images and compiled by KCcomms has already appeared in Womanthology Magazine which can can be seen here:

Heald are currently looking for more distributors in key markets, and creating new innovations to meet their clients ever increasing security needs. 

Heald can be contacted at:   KC Comms can be contacted at

and of course for all your Commercial Photography requirements please contact mark on 07745204331 or [email protected]





(Mark Flynn Photography) Commercial photography Company Photography Heald Ltd Industrial photography KC Communications Manufacturing photography Professional photographer Huddersfield Staff photography Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:24:53 GMT

Just wished to start 2016 with a huge congratulations and thank you to all couples that employed Mark Flynn Wedding Photography services in 2015. Congratulations to you all and very best wishes for the future. In the words of the apprentice here are some of your highlights:


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Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a TOWN fan? Then why not check out the Huddersfield Town Football Club’s Mega Store, Website & Retail Catalogue.

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Last month I was delighted to be contracted by Worthington Brown of Holmfirth who are Huddersfield Town’s FC Marketing Agency to undertake both Lifestyle & Product Photography Shoots for a new retail catalogue for the club.

The aim was to produce a more modern and interesting retail catalogue for “TOWN” which would display a selection of the clubs retail products both as individual products but which also showed the products in situ or in use.

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We started with the Lifestyle shoot first, which of course had to be at John Smith’s Stadium; the home ground of TOWN.

After recruiting a selection of willing models we went about equipping them with a range of Town retail merchandise which they could model throughout the ground.

It was decide to undertake the shoot on an under 21’s match day as we required shots of out of focus crowds but not so many as on a senior match day when we may not have had room to work.

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We tried to keep the shoot as informal & natural as possible to try and show off the products as they would be in “real life” but of course this did also require some acting from our models that performed brilliantly on the day.  We shot mainly at wide aperture and madegood use of portable lighting for each shot thereby placing more ethnises on the subject and hence ensuring the product stood out from the crowd.



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With a selection of clothing and other retail products shot on the day it was then back to the studio for what was to be a two day shoot undertaking fairly straight forward product photography. The only problem was that there were 200 individual products to be photographed and all had to be taken out of wrappers and pricing removed which was quite time consuming. Finally it was onto the shoot.

We used classic seamless white studio backdrops with nice contrasty studio lighting to show the products off to their best advantage. This meant that the shots could now be easily cut out and used both in the new catalogue and on the clubs website.

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_MAF0115Huddersfield Town RetailHuddersfield Town Retail With the completion of the shoots all images where edited and colour corrected and handed over to the Graphic Design Team at Worthington Brown who used the new images along with player stock images to design and print the new Huddersfield Town Mega Store Catalogue; which I hope you will agree looks fantastic and will hopefully increase retail sales for the club.




Catalogue available at HTAFC Shops and HTAFC Canalside and other local outlets.

Come on you TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HTAFC Retail can be contacted on:

Worthington Brown can be contacted at:




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(Mark Flynn Photography) Commercial photographer Huddersfield HTAFC Huddersfield Town Huddersfield photographer Product photographer Huddersfield photographer photographer Huddersfield Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:43:43 GMT
It’s a dog’s life! It’s a dog’s life!

Having previously covered the opening of the Dewsbury Vets 4 Pets I was delighted to be asked to spend a ‘day in the life’ of the Vets 4 Pets team in Barnsley.

I was asked to spend half a day in their practise taking photos of the staff in action.  I couldn’t wait, especially to see their new hydrotherapy center which uses warm, clean water to support and massage whilst the treadmill controls the exercise accurately.















The team wanted a few staged portraits but really wanted me to be a ‘fly on the wall’ from reception, consultation to procedures so yes, I had to scrub up!  I was asked to don a PPE gown, hair net (not sure why for me!), foot protection and face mask so I could access all areas of the practise and even watch a first time surgical procedure.

















I was asked to photograph a Doberman who was undergoing an endoscopic surgical procedure – the first to be performed at this practice, it was to correct a twisted stomach and remove her ovaries. (nice....)













‘Mark was fantastic when we asked him to spend half a day at our veterinary hospital in Barnsley. He perfectly captured the balance of clinical imagery along with making the surgery feel a welcome and caring environment. He effortlessly shot in very trick situations from surgery to portraiture and put people and pets at ease.

His costs were reasonable and he was quick at turning around the photographs at the other end.

We’d certainly recommend him for future jobs – a pleasure to work with’

I really enjoyed the challenge this project brought to me, the very busy practise meant that a shot was there one minute and gone the next as the nurses and vets ran around attending to their patience.

I had to work with the lighting as it was impossible to set up equipment for a specific frame due to the speed I had to work.

The challenges of not only putting the staff at ease but also the animals and their owners made it a very enjoyable day. 

I really feel I have captured the warm environment for their marketing and website needs as well as the possibility of my surgical shots being used for a medical journal. 












(Mark Flynn Photography) Animal Photographer Huddersfield Pet Photographer Huddersfield Pet Photographer West Yorkshire Vets4Pets Vets4Petsphotographer commercial photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:38:41 GMT
Its back to School for me!! Its Back to School for me!


They say never work with kids and animals*, but in our case we’ve done it twice recently thanks to KC Communications!

Following a successful photo shoot for a Temple Learning Academy, which opened in September 2015, KC Communications once again appointed me to undertake a photo shoot for another one of their school clients, Khalsa Science Academy.

Having opened in September 2013 and becoming more established having grown to three-year groups, the time was right to undertake some photography, which could be utilised to create updated literature such as prospectuses.

The photo shoot covered photographing the children in their learning environment, taking part in everything from English lessons, music lessons, IT, PE and even school lunchtime.














This had to be one of the trickiest shoots I have had to undertake. Having staged a previous school shoot it was easy to showcase the children as engaged in an activity, however, undertaking a shoot during a lesson so as not to disrupt the learning process is a whole different story.




The outcome of the shoot resulted in some fantastic images with one of our favourites being a young girl who was desperate to answer a maths question. It really captured how children love learning and that magical moment which ‘it’ just clicks.













































I’m looking forward to working with Khalsa Science Academy once again as I undertake their individual and class photos in November and again when they move to their permanent site in Alwoodley I will be back to undertake some refreshed photography to showcase the first class facilities on offer at the school.

*For the record, we had a snake on the first school shoot!



Are you a school or academy looking to reach a wider audience and increase your intake? If so then why not give KC Communications a call to discuss your marketing requirements and of course for high quality school photography just drop Mark Flynn Photography a line. [email protected] 07745204331   & Katrina at KC Communications at [email protected] 01484829029.  Khalsa Science Academy can be contacted on [email protected]

(Mark Flynn Photography) KC Communications Marketing for Schools School Photographer School Photography Leeds School Photography West Yorkshire School Prospectus commercial photographer huddersfield khalsa science academy photographer photographer huddersfield Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:30:12 GMT
"Photographs in ‘Full Colour" Photographs in ‘Full Colour’


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Whenever I am official photographer for Kirkwood Hospice events, I always know that the day will promise to be action packed, fun and well organised.This weekend was no exception with the first ever ‘Kirkwood Colour Rush’ at Oakwell Hall Country Park.

For those of you not in the ‘know’, a colour rush is basically a fun run through clouds of powder paint.

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Official wording for the event was:

“Get ready to have the time of your life with the first ever Kirkwood Colour Rush. Celebrate the vibrant characters in your life and create new memories as you run, walk, skip or dance your way around the 5k course, being covered with vivid colour combinations along the way.”

And I was there to capture the event in ‘full colour’.






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The sheer volume of people signing up was staggering –an estimated 600 people registered which helped raise £1000’s for the hospice.

The pre-run atmosphere was absolutely fantastic, with participants getting dressed up, face painting whilst a DJ and Zumba instructor ensured everyone was warmed up and into the Colour Rush vibe.

A staggered start meant that I was able to get around the course to photograph as many people as possible.  Adults and children completed the run, giggling and shrieking as they were covered in coloured powder. 

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Despite my best efforts at keeping my equipment covered, they fell casualty to the sheer volume of powder paint floating around (thankfully not for long, they cleaned up pretty easily).

As participants ran over the finish line, coated with paint, they were presented with a goodie bag containing their medals.

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The merriment continued even the fun run was complete with yet more powder paint throwing and en masse dancing in the celebratory atmosphere.

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At the end of the event, I had captured hundreds photographs, all of which are available to view and purchase via my website – proceeds from the sale of these photos will go to Kirkwood Hospice to top up the overall fundraising effort from the day.

The corporate sponsors of the event were Choice Furniture Store and Armitage Sykes Solicitors.






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(Mark Flynn Photography) Kirkwood Hospice Kirkwood Hospice Colour Rush event photographer huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire photographer huddersfield photographer, Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:50:57 GMT
‘Electrifying’ Trade Photography'! ‘Electrifying’ trade photography! 

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When Huddersfield based M&L Electrical approached me about undertaking some corporate shots for their new brochure and website I was only to happy to oblige. 

Run by Mark Harrison & wife Melanie, with an ever expanding team of electricians, M&L have been established for over 15 years and have experience in domestic, commercial and industrial electrical work. The brief was that they wanted their corporate image aligned with their professional service and capabilities through sharp photography of projects they have undertaken, with the end use for the images being their website a new brochure and other marketing material.

The first project to start the ball rolling was the work they had undertaken at KT Dance Academy, an exciting and innovative dance school which has opened in Lindley, Huddersfield.

M&L had undertaken a full electrical installation for the new studio, and wanted to show off the finished project.

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Photographs were taken of the completed internal dance studio (complete with its new energy efficient LED ceiling lamps) and, with my advice, external shots of the building were taken at dusk for added effect which produced simply stunning results.

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Another project M&L had completed and wanted photographing was the external lighting installation in Meltham Park.  The installation was undertaken using environmentally-friendly and energy efficient LED's. 

Also, knowing how much Mark loves his branded truck, I suggested we include some shots of Mark with it at the entrance to the park with the installed lighting, which sits on top of some beautiful old stone pillars.  Coupled with the cobbled road it has made a great shot for a brochure cover or website banner.Whilst we were in the area we also included photography of the team working and displaying branded clothing (useful photos that can be used in a variety of media) on an industrial project in Meltham Mills.

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Mark and Melanie are thrilled with the finished results and agree with me, that with imagination and using the natural elements such as dusk and evening shots (particularly for electrical photography) we have been able to complete some stunning trade shots. 

Recently we have not only undertaken photography for an Electrician but also a whole range of trades such as; a Heating Engineer, a kitchen & Bathroom Fitter and a Plasterer. So if your company belongs to one of the "Trades" and you wish to promote your company with some shockingly good images from a down to earth photographer drop us a cable today, you will wonder why on earth you didn't do so before! Call Mark on 07745204331

M&L can be contacted on:

Tel: 01484 766260Mob: 07894 910958Email: [email protected]

(Mark Flynn Photography) Commercial photography Huddersfield Electrician Huddersfield Electricians at work Industrial photographer Huddersfield M&L Electrical Photographs of Electricians Trade Photography photographer photographer huddersfield Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:05:22 GMT
Burning the midnight oil Burning the midnight oil



This weekend, once again, I was honoured to be part of the Kirkwood Hospice’ Midnight Memory Walk, photographing the many people taking part on this wonderful fundraising walk to remember loved and lost ones to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice.

This was the third year I have photographed the event with each year seeing an increase in ‘walkers’ in support of the valuable work Kirkwood Hospice undertakes.  Approximately 800 people partook in 2013, 1000 in 2014 and this year an amazing 1100 people walked the route raising a staggering £96,000.

As the official photographer, the brief was very involved but thoroughly enjoyable. It was challenging getting around all the route with lots of activities going on in various places – all the while capturing the images in the dark.  The route was either a six or ten mile loop, dependent on which one walkers chose, encompassing Waterloo, Lepton and Almondbury along the way.













I started off at ‘base camp’ which again was John Smiths Stadium photographing the preparations as people donned the yellow ‘Midnight Memory Walk’ t-shirts, painted faces, dressed up and generally created a fantastic atmosphere amongst all taking part.  Volunteers worked hard at registration, signing up the 1100 people taking part.

The ‘Memory Wall’ was crammed with hundreds of messages for loved and lost ones, it was a particularly poignant feature at the stadium with people taking the time to leave emotional notes.



















Many people arrived early and mingled with each other as they were entertained by Madam Mango and Chris Marley who provided stilt walking, juggling and illuminating hoola hooping.  A fitness trainer then got everyone warmed up in an energetic Zumba routine prior to the walk beginning.


















Compering the preparations with music and announcements was TAP, Total Awareness Promotions, who helped contribute to the high spirited atmosphere.

At midnight, confetti cannons were fired to mark the start of the walk and so it began.














Marshalling the route (to prevent us getting lost in the dark) was the WestYorks 4x4 volunteers who did a sterling job, particularly when the rain came pouring down on us all!













I dashed about the route during the night, capturing as many photographs as I could.  I managed to grab a quick drink from refreshment stalls, again, manned by fantastic volunteers at the Northgate Kirkwood Hospice Shop in Almondbury.

With local support from well-known faces Jason Mcarthy MP and Blue Watch from Cleckheaton Fire Service, who were there to honour their colleague Woody, Twitter was trending with Kirkwood’s hashtag #MMW2015 on for reports during the night and for subsequent updates following the event.













Heavy showers at 3.00am challenged not only myself, but the many walkers who battled through to the finish at 4.30am. On arrival at the finish walkers were greeted by the welcoming sight & smell of bacon butties being cooked and teas & coffees on tap. All freshly prepared by Anthony & Glens team at Asparagus Green catering who had given their time for free!














So overall, it was a truly fantastic, humbling event to be involved with, once again.  A mention must be made of the fantastic sponsors who helped make the event so successful: Syngenta, Myers Group, Hepworth Honda, Bluebird Care and ERS Medical.

Huddersfield should be proud of themselves.

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The rest of the images from the night can be seen at:

By Laura Lambert

(Mark Flynn Photography) #MMW2015 Huddersfield John Smiths Stadium Kirkwood Hospice Midnight Memory Walk 2015 event photgrapher huddersfield event photographer huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer west yorkshire Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:00:00 GMT
FIRE IN THE VALLEY! Fire in the valley!

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When Chris Worsley, owner of the CSW Retail Group Ltd, opened his first shop, “Easy Fire Place” in Milnsbridge, he had a burning desire to make his business the place to go for red hot deals on new fires. To help promote his business Chris asked Mark to undertake some corporate photography.

Firstly he had in mind a brochure and leaflet campaign but also he wanted a bank of photographs to use for future adverts and his website.

Generally speaking, people love shopping for fires but as it can be a costly investment, they want the backing of excellent customer service combined with quality which is something Chris felt strongly about.

There is a massive range of fires within the shop, so the brief was to capture plenty of different shots of the showroom alongside a few close ups to show just how good the quality was.


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The main part of the shoot took half a day with lots of studio lighting involved and delicate exposures as we wanted to illuminate the showroom whilst maintaining detail in the fires that were lit.

The external shots were a little trickier. Milnsbridge sits in the ‘belly’ of the Colne Valley and is historically an industrial area, so on an overcast day can appear a little gloomy. To overcome this, Mark advised Chris that shots taken on a clear evening at dusk, would allow some of the blue in the sky to be retained, which, coupled with the shop lights illuminating the windows produced some really stunning images.

Chris also required some retouching of the external images afterwards to ‘tidy’ them up – including removal of an unsightly Street sign. This involved some quite challenging digital wizardry and the end result looked fantastic.


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Easy Fireplace (Market Street in Milnsbridge) has now been expanded upon with an additional shop; Envy Fires & Fireplaces in a former Bridal wear shop just a few doors away on Morley Lane. Whilst Easy Fireplace focuses on “supplying and installing British-made fires at great prices backed by great customer service”, Envy focuses on the high-end market with pure luxury fireplaces.

Once again, upon opening the Envy showroom, Chris came to Mark with a similar brief for corporate photography which he undertook.

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Both businesses now come under the umbrella of the CSW Retail Ltd Group – which now includes the recently opened Easy Fireplace Stove Centre selling some great looking Stoves at fantastic prices that will not burn a hole in your pocket!

Would your company benefit from some stunning corporate or PR photography to promote your business? If so speak to Mark on 07745204331 for more details.

Published by Laura Lambert -  June 2015

(Mark Flynn Photography) Company photography Huddersfield Corporate Photography Huddersfield Easy Fireplace Stove centre Easy Fires Envy Fires Milnsbridge PR Photography Huddersfield Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:24:19 GMT


Shooting the Experts!



I have been fortunate to be working with Howarths People and Safety Management for a few years now.

They are undoubtedly one of the most friendly, professional and welcoming commercial clients I have worked with – a world away from the stuffy corporate suits I’d imagined when I set out working with them (sorry guys, but dealing with ”lawyers” generally strikes dread into the hearts of most people).

Alongside corporate photography for their website and literature, I have undertaken PR shoots and Christmas card shoots. 












I started off undertaking some staff photography for them to use on their website and literature. They wanted to convey the modern and friendly vibe that this established company prides itself on.

We went for clean and crisp photographs with good lighting. I was able to get the staff to relax and enjoy the shoot (even those who ‘hate’ having their photo taken) MAF-37captionHowarthsHowarths  The end result was some brilliant images that everyone was happy with.












So when they approached me with an idea for some PR shoots, I was really keen to be involved. They wanted me to do a series of shoots with Howarths’ clients who had written testimonials for them. 

These testimonials would then be overlaid onto the photos and turned into canvases to display on Howarths wall. 


I arranged to visit these clients in their place of work, to take photos ‘in situ’ on behalf of Howarths. Each client couldn’t have been more different:

Again, I was able to get people to relax and enjoy the shoot for some really great photos. 

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The finished photographs, once the testimonial text was overlaid, looked absolutely fantastic. They were then enlarged and printed to canvas by Zest Print ( to hang in Howarths’ offices. A really novel and striking use of photography. 


Howarths was founded in 2002 by Andy and Helen Howarth with a passion to change the way HR, Employment Law and Health & Safety support was delivered to businesses. 

Andy Howarth says “We believe in giving people practical HR advice exactly when they need it. We ensure that our clients receive the relevant information, delivered in the right way, at the right time. We will always try to give people an immediate response when they call for HR advice, and if we're unavailable we promise to return their call at the first available moment.”

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If you are interested in having some corporate photography done for your company to raise your brand awareness, our prices start from £200 for a half day shoot. Images can be prepared to be used on websites, brochures, posters and as we have seen in the case of Howarths on the wall of your business premises. Please contact us for more information.


*Please note Howarths is not a firm of solicitors






(Mark Flynn Photography) Blog Commercial Photographer Commercial Photographer West Yorkshire Commercial photographer Huddersfield Employment law Health & Safety Howarths Employment Law & Safety Management Huddersfield photographer Shooting the Experts markflynnphotography Thu, 21 May 2015 16:00:00 GMT

Wednesday night saw Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice’s annual ‘Sporting Dinner’ taking place, once again, for the second year running.  I was there to capture the highlights of the night, camera in hand, and mingle with the party goers who were all there to have a good time and raise funds for this wonderful charity.

The evening raised a whopping £35,000 which is just amazing. 

I love attending these events, as I am able to capture, in pictures, the fabulous events that Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice organise which really are superb and I am so proud to be involved with.

VIP guests of the evening included BBC Commentator Steve Cram, Huddersfield Giants Eorl Crabtree, Retired Footballer Frank Worthington and Olympic Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead. All the VIP's did a splendid job keeping guests entertained by their fun & entertaining after-dinner interviews which gave the 290 person audience an insight into the lives of these sports personalities!

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The ‘talk’ of the night was ‘Luke’s Phone’ which started trending on Twitter #lukesphone.  Luke is supported by Forget Me Not Children's Hospice and had made a toy phone for the Chief Executive, Peter.  Luke's dream is to make a real phone one day, so everyone who attended the Sporting Dinner was encouraged to also share Luke's dream by taking a picture with his phone.  Well done Luke! 



More photos of the evening can be seen here

On a serious note, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice undertakes some wonderful work for the local community.  By supporting families who have a child with a life shortening condition, they make their lives a little bit easier by supporting them in various ways.

The charity is currently caring for over 100 local children and families, more than double the number they were caring for last year.  Every day they have more families who come to them for help.  There are over 700 local families who could benefit from the work the hospice does.

Each year they need to raise more than £3.2 million, with only 4% of this coming from the government your support is vital.  Please visit their website for details of how to help.

If you would like me to attend your event, to capture the evening in pictures for future promotional work or just as a record of your night, please get in touch at [email protected] or call 07745204331

(Mark Flynn Photography) Eorl Crabtree Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 2nd Annual Sporting Dinner 2015 Frank Worthington Huddersfield Giants John Smiths Stadium Lizzie Armitstead Steve Cram event photgrapher huddersfield event photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:00:00 GMT

Just recently I was asked to write an article for an online event planning company. Dine asked me if I could give a selection of tips to couples planning their wedding and in particular how to select a wedding photographer for their big day. What came out of this was my 10 top tips which I have shared with you below, I hope you may find it of interest; especially if you are planning a wedding!

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Choosing the right wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will have to make for your wedding day. Couples are always remarking on how fast their wedding day went and how hard it is to remember everything. Once the wedding car has driven away, food eaten, table decorations have been cleared away and suites returned to the hire shop all that remains are the photographs. Photographs will be your only real tangible memories from one of the most special days of your life this is why it is so important to choose an experienced professional and not simply a friend or relative. Let’s face it; if a friend or relative were to make a disastrous job of the photography would they still be your friend????

1. How many weddings have they done?

This is important as one sign of a good photographer is popularity and success, and doing a certain amount of weddings ensures the photographer has experience. But be careful, because if they are shooting weddings left, right and centre they probably won’t be able to give you the time and attention you need. Ideally, you want a talented photographer who will really take the time to get to know you and your fiancé and put 100% effort into photographing your special day. Another thing to take into consideration is that photographers who shoot a lot of weddings often outsource their post-production..

2. How long have they been established & are they qualified?

Coupled with how many weddings the photographer has done, will give you a good idea of how much experience they will have. Another question to ask is; are they a member or recommended by a professional body like The British Institute of Professional Photography? Not essential but it all helps to build up a picture (pardon the pun) of how professional and competent they are.

3. Do they have testimonials?

When searching for your perfect wedding photographer it is important to ask if they have any testimonials from previous clients. The feedback in these testimonials can give you an insight on what the photographer will be like to work with as well as how happy the clients have been with the photographs. It is also a good idea to speak to some recent brides that the photographer has worked with, if you can.

4. Have they worked with your venue or a similar venue?

While it is not a necessity that your photographer has worked at your venue, it can often be an added bonus as it ensures that they have had previous experience there and will know the best places to take certain shots. Check if the photographer will be visiting the venue beforehand if they have not been before.

5. Sample Albums & Online Galleries help determine Photographers style

Have a look through their sample albums and see if their photography style is what you are interested in for your wedding. Sample albums will often have a wider range of photographs from each wedding then the galleries on their website and can give you a better feel of what the photographer’s work is like. When looking at a sample album, make sure they can show you a complete wedding, not just the few best shots they have ever taken as these could be done on training courses and not really reflect what you will get when they are going solo all day at your wedding.

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6. Equipment

Even if your knowledge of photography equipment is limited it is important to ask at least one question and that is; do they have a backup camera if one should suffer a fault? Or heaven forbid even dropped! It’s also worth asking if the photographer’s equipment can cope with both outdoor and indoor shots. Particularly important these days with the growing number of photographers that work by natural light only.

7. Personality

Your photographer is going to be almost everywhere you are on your wedding day and it is so important that you get along and enjoy working together. A photographer that can make you feel relaxed and happy will get the best out of you, and will be the one to get the best photographs of you too. Having a photographer who is a real pleasure to work with, and who you will enjoy having at your wedding, really will make such a difference. Booking a pre-wedding or engagement shoot with the photographer also helps with this process.

8. Are they calm and confident?

Are they going to stay calm through the pressure of capturing your big day? If something goes wrong will they have the coping mechanisms to deal with it, the backup plan? Will they have the flexibility to change and not panic? Will they be assertive enough to get the attention of your 200 guests and get them in position without taking forever or annoying them? Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and definitely don’t want to waste time worrying about your photographer.

9. What if the photographer is taken ill?

This is one question that is very rarely asked but certainly it must be one of the most important. If the photographer is unwell prior to the day or at the very worst even on the morning of your wedding day what happens?? Is there a reserve or backup photographer that can step in at the last moment?

10. Following the wedding

How long will it be before I see my photographs? I have heard several horror stories from Bride & Grooms that have waited almost a year before seeing their wedding images, check if the photographer has any guarantees relating to turn around time. Where will they be? Will the photographs be displayed in a Proof Book or Online Gallery? Will the images be sharable via Social Media? This could determine whether or not your photographer is moving with the times or still in the dark ages. 

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(Mark Flynn Photography) 10 TOP TIPS ON CHOOSING YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER WEST YORKSHIRE event photographer huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:55:06 GMT

Just received two great testimonials from clients, a great way to start 2015 off! The first is for the last wedding of the year 2014 that I photographed for John & Helen at Holdsworth House in Halifax. John & Helens wedding was one of the most relaxed weddings I have had the honour to photograph. Despite a very wet and cold day everyone was happy and had smiles on their faces. A super winter wedding!  John & Helen at Reliable Windows fit dam good windows and doors too! John is also a Locksmith that offers a 24 Hour call out service. So if you are ever stuck call John on 07926018201




The next testimonial came from one of my Commercial Photography customers Howarth's Employment Law specialists in Cleckheaton. Thank you Tracey Craven, Andy Howarth and Gavin Howarth pleased you are happy with my work you are always a pleasure to work for.

For the past few years I have looked after all of Howarth's Staff Photography, Product Photography and occasional PR work. My photography is used on the Howarth's Law website, brochure's, press releases and even the company Christmas card!

Anyone requiring Employment Law or Health & Safety advice could not be in better hands than if being looked after by the fantastic team at Howarths - The Employment Law Specialist.



(Mark Flynn Photography) Commercial Photographer Cleckheaton Employment Law photographer Health & Safety Photographer Photography Testimonials event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:33:56 GMT

Firstly may I take this opportunity to wish all my clients both past and present a Happy & Prosperous New Year!

This year just after Boxing Day we decided to go away with a few friends on a train tour of Scotland. How is this even possible some may say! Well after lots of route planning, accommodation searching, ticket booking and lots of head scratching it finally came together. 

The route was to be as follows:

Walk to Mirfield Station 2miles, 1st Train to Dewsbury change at York then onto Edinburgh with yet another Train; Edinburgh to Perth and finally Aviemore in the Cairngorms for our first 2 night stay at a very nice B&B. Here we had to stay 2 nights because one of the days was a Sunday and there were no trains on the remainder of our route on a Sunday.

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All was set for the first part of the journey, that was until.....the SNOW arrived on Boxing Day evening! Despite worries of train cancellations we still set off for Mirfield the morning after and yes you guest it....First train DELAYED!!! Fortunately the delay was only 10 minutes and luckily our next connection was also delayed which was still going to be ok until we got to York where we only had a 10 minute change window. On arrival in York we were greeted by the sight of our connecting Edinburgh train pulling out of the station. NO!!!! We cried! Thinking the plan was now totally ruined! However, all was not lost as there was another train to Edinburgh in only half an hour. This of course meant that we now missed our connection to Aviemore. This meant we now had an hour to kill in Edinburgh which we put to good use by having a walk up to the castle and a little wonder around the Christmas Markets. Finally arriving in Aviemore only an hour and a half later than what we first intended.

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Our time spent in Aviemore was on walking up to Cairngorm and visiting the Reindeer heard on the mountain side.

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From the trianFrom the train Eventually we arrived in Plockton, a stunning picturesque seaside or Lochside village made famous by the filming of Police series Hammish Mcbeth and The Wickerman.

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We had three days stay in Plockton which took us across the New Year into 2015 and it was here that we met up with the rest of our friends that were arriving later via a Lake District route. It was great to meet up with friends and we split the time between exploring the countryside around Plockton and enjoying a few drams in The Plockton Inn!

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With the Hogmanay celebrations over it was time for us to be on our travels again. With the 2nd of January being a Bank Holiday in Scotland this meant that no buses or trains were running so we had to charter a minibus for the next part of our journey. This entailed minibus from Plockton via the Skye road bridge to Armadale on the southern part of The Isle of Skye. Here we were to enjoy a one night stay before setting off for the first ferry the following morning to Mallaig back on the Scottish mainland.

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Our final day saw us catch the 9.25am Caledonian Mcbrayne Ferry from Armadale to Mallaig. Leaving just 10 minutes to spare to catch the train to Glasgow by way of Fort William and the stunning scenery of Rannock Moor.



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The last leg of the journey was from Glasgow to Huddersfield via Manchester and again all trains on time without a problem. Just goes to show that it is still possible to complete a journey such as this with practically sole use of public transport! A fantastic festive trip, enjoyed by all! Just one thing remains to be sorted out and that is where shall we go next................! Slainte!As the Scottish say!

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If you wish to see all the images from the trip please see:

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Back in November we relocated both house and business a huge distance of over half a mile! So yes we are still in Kirkheaton, Huddersfield!

This has allowed us to open a brand new full time operational Studio on the premises.

Don't worry we will still be offering a full Portable Studio Service to anyone that requires this, but having a permanent set up enables us to be more creative with both backgrounds, lighting and the subjects we can photograph.

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The new studio has now given us the capacity to photograph groups of up to 15 people, perfect for large family and or friends Portrait Shoot. We can also now photograph large products up to a maximum of 9ft in width by 8ft high and 10ft deep.

There is also a selection of permanent backgrounds to choose from; which include Ice White, Coal Black, Smoke Grey and our brand new Muslin Backdrop designed & used by world famous Emily Soto, American Fashion Photographer. If that was'nt enough we also have Green Screen Technology which we can use to put practically any backdrop into a shot. Perfect for Themed Photos Shoots, Parties and Product Photography.

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We are also pleased to announce the launch of our new FROZEN inspired Photoshoots. Looking forward to welcoming lots of Elsa's, Anna's, Kristoffs and will even welcome Sven & Olaf too!

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Why pay expensive airfare's when you can simply fly by magic bathroom carpet!

Here at Mark Flynn Photography we have just upgraded our green screen system so we can produce more fun shots at Events, Award Nights & Parties! We can place you in front of your company or club logo, backdrop or even stadium. Contact us for details. [email protected]


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Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has sent me a thank you card or note of thanks recently, its been quite amazing receiving so many at once. It really is very much appreciated! I have had thank you's for wedding photography, commercial work, proms and other special events.  

Especially with the busy lives that everyone seems to have these days, I can appreciate finding time to pen a note of thanks is not always easy. 

So thank you!

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Summer finally seems to have arrived so this is a great time for me to get outside with the camera.

Lifestyle Portraits (sometimes called Environmental Portraits or even portraits outdoors!) are a portrait session designed to capture people in a relaxed and natural setting, ideal for couples and families. This is a more natural alternative to a studio based shoot where shots tend to be a little more posed. People tend to be more themselves when in a more comfortable and natural location. 

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As a consequence the photographs normally capture more natural expressions and interactions that take place, ensuring that genuine expressions and moments are captured forever.

Lifestyle shoots could take place in your own garden, park or other pleasant outdoor location. 

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Prior to the shoot:
I will discuss with you the style of images that you might prefer and plan where the best place might be for the lifestyle portrait session. I have a selection of favorites of my own but I would also welcome suggestions from yourselves also.
This type of session works best with couples and families but it is normally recommended that babies are at least of toddling age for an outdoor shoot.  I can also advise you, as to what to wear (which also depends on location to some extent as well as photographic appeal) and also the best time of day to suit individual locations. We must bare in mind also that this is England so its not uncommon that on some occasions Lifestyle Shoots have to be postponed due to inclement weather. 
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During the shoot:
I try to capture moments as they happen, rather than always trying to force that smile and try to make everyone feel as relaxed as possible. I schedule most sessions for about an hour but its best to allow up to a maximum of two hours. I would rather spend a little longer in a pleasant environment with nice people creating images that will capture lifelong memories that you will want to cherish forever rather than rush the experience.
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After the shoot:
I will upload all the images taken onto your own personal web gallery which can be password protected if required so only you and anyone you invite will have access. On the web gallery you will have the facility to enlarge each image, crop the image and have the ability to order a wide variety of products through the fully integrated online web store. There is a full range of products available from single Prints, Framed Prints, Canvases, Eco Frames, Mouse Mats and Mugs etc. So its also ideal opportunity to purchase presents for other family members for Birthdays, Christmas and Mothers day/Fathers Day etc. There is also the facility to purchase all the high resolution digital files free of copyright.
Making a booking:
In the first instance it is best to drop me a line either by email at [email protected] or call 07745204331 and we can discuss your ideas and requirements. Prices are £45  for the session which covers all areas withing a 10 mile radius of Huddersfield. I will travel further but there will be an additional travel cost.
So don't delay book today, the man who will "shoot the wife & frames your kids" and if you like I will even "hang up the mother in law" too!
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Its Our M & S Its Our M & S

Just recently I was asked to provide some still photography that was to record the making of a short film. What they did'nt tell me was that I was to have my first cameo role in it!! (You will have to be quick to spot me)

Business leaders recognise the importance of keeping ‘Customers At The Heart’ of their organisation. The film that was a brain child of retail guru Kate Hardcastle and song writer Sam Dunkley at Insight with Passion who are a business transformation company, working with leadership teams to solve their challenges both analytically and creatively. Insightwithpassion is at

Insight with passion have spoken to thousands of customers who now feel unloved by M&S and have championed their cause, watch their video and help to spread the story …See the full video here:

Note: these are the views of the consumer brought to you by Insightwithpassion.:

After many many years together (well since 1884 actually), building relationships, enduring good and bad times, 'we' have fallen out of love.

Tired, disappointing, bland, and above all poor customer service.

A Nation asks - M&S -- are you listening to us?

Even if things are developing at HQ -- not communicating with your customers & reassuring them what's going to change is a big challenge.

Your food is fantastic (but the offers don't work at the checkout!), must-haves, ties, the odd present, but why can't we be wowed by fashion and store experience?

(Not to mention the disappointment and confusion in your sea of sub-brands) 

Listen to a nation speak, through this unrequited love song for M&S -- Its our M&S
It's clearly not us -- it's YOU!


See also Dedicate website.


The movie was recorded in and around Leeds City Center by Pictures and Noise with particular help from Moments Coffee Shop.


Behind the scenes stills footage can be seen here:



Song written by
Sam Dunkley
Kate Hardcastle

Lisa Roberts
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Kate Hardcastle

Matt Morgan
David Tattersall 
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Chantel McGregor
Jonathan Dyson
Lisa Roberts
Kate Hardcastle

Bryony Allen
Tazmin Bennison 
Natalie Eaglen 
Brett Punnett 
Caroline Vella 
Anthea Orchard 
Jackie O’Reilly

Directed by
Kate Hardcastle

Sound by
Luck Lane Studios

Produced by
Pictures & Noise

Edited by
Noel Curry

Special thanks to
Moments Coffee Shop Leeds 
Mark Flynn Photography 
The people of Leeds

(Mark Flynn Photography) Insightwithpassion Its Our M&S Kate Hardcastle Mark's and Spencers event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:39:45 GMT
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The other week I was pleased to be asked to record an event at  Moments Coffee, Leeds newest independent coffee shop which hosted Access for All, a support program for small businesses, which was visited by Deputy Prime Minister, and Sheffield MP, Nick Clegg.


Moments founder and mum, Agne Rucinskaite attended the workshop event with nine other growing businesses aimed at helping small firms to solve their most pressing challenges and to become more profitable


The workshop event was led by business and retail expert, Kate Hardcastle of Insight with Passion, who emphasised the need for small businesses to bridge the disconnect between what customers expect and what they receive with passion.











Enjoying a Moments latte coffee the Deputy Prime Minister thanked Agne for hosting the business event saying “we need more

businesses like yours encouraging others to set up and direct the significant number of government funding assistance available through and local government agencies”















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(Mark Flynn Photography) Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Business Visit to West Yorkshire Insight with Passion Kate Hardcastle Leeds Business Liberal Democrat Moments Coffee Nick Clegg commercial photographer huddersfield event photgrapher huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:18:45 GMT

It was Friday 29th November and I was to have the pleasure of photographing this superb event which was held at Huddersfield Town Hall. The Hall itself had recently had a stunning face lift and this concert really showed the Hall off to its full potential.

The Charity Dreamgirls are a voluntary organisation raising awareness for smaller and lesser known charities.

So far the Charity Dream Girls have helped over 13 charities create millions of awareness opportunities through events, pamphlets, programmes, the web and most importantly, volunteering. The CDG started in 2007 when Kate Hardcastle founded the organisation. Since then they have supported and made a huge difference to vast range and number of charities.

The 7 year concert  is aimed at raising awarness for two important charities. The Forget Me Not Trust Children's Hospice which supports children with life limiting conditions & Positive Image which was founded by Kate Hardcastle is focused on inspiring others to have more confidence in themselves.

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The concert consisted of nine individual performers, Headlined by Heather Small of M People & X Factor fame and backed up The Dream Girls themselves, The Risk (X Factor), Melanie Masson (X factor), Jaz Ellington (winner of the Voice), Angie Brown (Bizzare Inc), Voxe (New singing dancing girl group) Hot Gospel (Norths premier Gospel Choir) and Positive Image own choir.The whole event was compared superbly by Sam Dunkley a freelance singer,composer, conductor & musician.


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It was a great atmosphere on the night with fantastic performances by all the artists, eventually the majority of the audience where up on their feet dancing to the music! 

From my own point of view it was a pleasure to photograph whilst also providing a professional challenge with difficult lighting and performers movements to capture. It was also challenging trying to be in the right place at the right time to get the best shots. Overall I am more than happy with the out come.

The evening was a huge success and all concerned should be congratulated on a job well done including all the local business that pulled together and gave their time and services to help run the event.  One cannot even start to think about the amount of time that Kate and the Dream Girls team must have put into organising the event. You all deserve one hell of a pat on the back ladies!

For more information on the Dream Girl team please see:

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To complete the concert an after show party was kindly hosted by Grosvenor Casino in Huddersfield  for more info.  

The after show party gave some of the companies and sponsors of the event that had given their services & products for free to support the event, the opportunity to meet some of the performers and stars of the show and of course have a photograph taken as well!

Following the concert and subsequent circulation of my images I have now had some wonderful feed back, mainly through twitter. Below are some of the fantastic comments I have received. Don't forget if you wish to comment via Twitter to include @markflynnphoto @CharityDreamGRL and most importantly to include # CDGdiva !!! To see more images from The Dream Girls Concert please visit :

I am now looking forward to next years event where I hope to be involved again, rumour has it that it will be a concert with a Beatles theme so watch this space!


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@markflynnphoto @MelanieMasson1@CharityDreamGRL @ForgetMNotChildyou've done a great job mark! Top man

#Thankyou to 
@markflynnphoto who covered the event with professionalism & care

#Needoursupporterstomakeithappen@CharityDreamGRL #CDGdiva

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@markflynnphoto Wow, fantastic Mark! Tricky to catch stage #pyro, it's over in a flash!


Love this pic by @markflynnphoto from Friday's concert x



@markflynnphoto well done Mark, they are fantastic!!!! #goodjob

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awesome !!!!


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Love this pic by @markflynnphoto from Friday's concert x





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@markflynnphoto @MelanieMasson1@katehardcastle @CharityDreamGRL@ForgetMNotChild wow awesome photo !!

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@markflynnphoto @katehardcastle@CharityDreamGRL @ForgetMNotChildGreat pic Mark. I LOVE this x


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@markflynnphoto well done Mark, they are fantastic!!!! #goodjob


(Mark Flynn Photography) 7 years of the CHARITY DREAM GIRLS CONCERT Angie Brown Charity Dream Girls Forgetmenot Childrens Hospice Heather Small Hot Gospel Jaz Ellington Kate Hardcastle M People Masson" Melanie Positive Image Risk" The The Risk Voxe event photgrapher huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:31:16 GMT
FORGETMENOT HOSPICE 99ERS No 10 BAR Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er's

This week saw the fourth running of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er's business network event at No 10 Bar Lindley Huddersfield  

A children's hospice is a serious business!

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Forget me not recently launched their 99er membership scheme. They are looking for big hearted businesses to become founding 99ers, companies who will commit to donating just 99p a day to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, helping them to put smiles on the faces of children and families who, for many reasons, have very little to smile about, during this most difficult of times.

Becoming a member of their 99er initiative will provide positive publicity for your company and your regular monthly donation will help to provide a sustainable source of income for the hospice, helping them to achieve their annual fundraising target of £2.5 million.Every three months Forget Me Not hosts a business network event for its 99er's and also for any other business that would be interested in becoming a 99er 

This was the fourth event and was kindly hosted by Nikki owner of No 10 Bar located on Lidget St in Lindley. No 10 Bar is a recently refurbished bar that is modern and chic and very welcoming. It has a fantastic wine & cocktail selection, extensive seating and even more importantly at this time of the year a real fire! Nikki and her team laid on some fantastic food and drink for the guests. More info at 

Besides having a chance for businesses to network, the evening included a short introduction by Jason Costello the Hospice's Partenership Development Manager and short talk by the Hospice's Chief Executive Peter Branson. 











Forget Me Not have a proud history of working closely with businesses ranging from sole traders to multi-million pound companies. Support from all types of local businesses can help to make a real difference to the lives of the local children, young people and families who rely on The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.



























How you can get down to business – For 99p per day

To become a Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er all you have to do is make a regular monthly donation of £30.00 (minimum period of 12 months).

Benefits of being a Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice 99er Member.

  • Inclusion of your company logo on The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice 99er page of our website along with a link to your own website

  • A certificate of membership

  • Use of The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice 99er logo on your communications such as your website, emails and printed materials

  • Priority notification of The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice key fundraising events

  • Joint press release opportunities

  • Once we have 99 members we will hold network meetings every 6 months giving you the opportunity to do business with other 99ers.

  • Your business will also enjoy the benefits of:

    • Public recognition for having a supportive association with a highly regarded local charity
    • Encouraging staff to work together to achieve a common goal therefore improving staff morale
    • Helping to fulfill its corporate social responsibility requirements
    • Demonstration of your on-going and long term commitment to The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

    How to join

    Please help us to make a difference and sign up today by completing this application.

    Return to Jason Costello, Russell House, Fell Greave Road, Huddersfield HD2 1NH For further info please contact:

    Email: [email protected]

    Telephone: 01484 411040 
    07887 747 549




































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Excited about providing photography coverage for tonight's Charity Dream Girl Concert at Huddersfield Town Hall tonight from 7pm

Have you got your ticket?????


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Looking for something different to entertain your family this half term???

Then why not make an appointment for a family portrait shoot with the man that will "Shoot your wife and then frame your kids"!

Enjoy a relaxed photo session in your own home with our mobile portrait service.

Make it easy for yourself; forget about driving and paying for parking at busy town centre studios when I can simply come to you.

I can include traditional, modern, fun and moody styles or you can even bring your own ideas or favourite hobby items and pets to the shoot.

This service includes a 1.5 hour photo shoot in your own home that will be relaxed and friendly. Following the session you can choose your favourite shots from the range of photos taken. All your portrait images will be loaded onto your own personal web gallery where you can view, share and purchase products if you so wish. There will be no studio hard sell from us we simply let you decide how you would like to receive your images, just a print, framed, a canvas or even an album of your portrait session, you decide!

You're guaranteed to take away wonderful images you'll want to show the rest of your family and friends.

Half term special offer £40 which includes the sitting fee and a FREE 9x6 print in a presentation mount.

When we have completed the shoot why not take the opportunity to have a selection of pictures made into personal Christmas cards that will impress your friends and relatives. Please ask for further details about our Christmas card service.   “i SHOOT PEOPLE”

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(Mark Flynn Photography) Half term Family Portraits Home Portraits Portable Studio What to do this half term photographer photographer huddersfield portrait photographer in huddersfield Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:05:30 GMT


Why not pop down and have a chat about your photography for your wedding day at our stand at the John Smiths Stadium Wedding Fayre this Sunday 10am to 4pm

Admission is FREE:
There will be 30 Local Wedding Suppliers with trade stands in attendance:
Food and drink will be available to purchase:
Confetti UK will be providing complementary bags to all visitors which will include money off vouchers for their online Wedding Planning Shop.
For directions to the Stadium please see here:
NOTE: I will be providing FREE studio engagement photography shoots on the day with 9x6 prints in presentation mounts available to purchase on the day for £10.
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This week I have the pleasure of introducing the second edition of the wedding spotlight feature. This feature will focus on some of the wedding photography highlights of the year so far.

This week the spotlight is on Huw & Kat who tied the knot at the Manchester Marriot Hotel. 

It was a wonderful sunny day (one of those rare occasions for a wedding photographer in Britain!) Unfortunately the Hotel was undergoing some renovation work but we managed quite successfully to avoid all the scaffolding from stealing the limelight in the wedding photographs!

Being so close to Manchester city center I expected to find it difficult to produce some pleasing natural shots. However, the Marriot was situated adjacent to the River Irwell which provided a nice backdrop to some shots. There was also a pleasant lawned area with fountain which was ideal for some shots.


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(Mark Flynn Photography) Huddersfield Wedding Photographers Huw & Kat Wedding Photographs Kirkheaton Manchester Marriot Wedding event photgrapher huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer west yorkshire Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:50:20 GMT

This week I have the pleasure of introducing a wedding spotlight feature to my blog. This feature will focus on some of the wedding photography highlights of the year so far.

To start us off we have the wedding of Leanne & Darren who tied the knot at the end of May this year. Darren & Leanne were fortunate enough to have their wedding ceremony & wedding reception on a wonderfully beautiful day at the fantastic Carr Hall Castle near Halifax.

The colour theme of the day was a deep bright red in which the Bridesmaids were clad and looked amazingly vibrant in the early summer sunshine. Darren & Leanne wore what you could class as vintage/gothic style attire (but I am no fashion expert) which blended nicely with the castle surroundings.

The couple had full use of the castle for their wedding day but in order to cater for the number of guests the ceremony was held in a marque attached to the rear of the castle. Its was a wonderful ceremony complete with string quartet to add to the atmosphere.

All Darren and Leanne's wedding planning appeared to flow like a dream and an enjoyable time was had by all.

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Carr Hall Castle is owned by Leeds entrepreneurs Terry George and Michael Rothwell, the castle, available for hire for weddings & luxury breaks, is situated in a secluded, wooded valley, adjacent to a deer park, midway between Leeds and Manchester.

The castle was the winner of Channel 5's I Own Britain's Best Home. Voted for by the public, it beat off stiff competition from 26 other luxury homes around the UK, including a stately home and a converted water mill. It is now hired out for luxury short breaks and luxury weekend breaks.

Set in 12 acres of lush land, there's an outside courtyard with barbeque area and a lake with a rowing boat.

In 2008, the Castle won the coveted title of 'Britain's Best Home', voted for by the British public, beating off stiff competition from 27 other stunning homes. See more at: and

see all of Darren and Leanne's wedding photographs here at:



(Mark Flynn Photography) Carr Hall Castle Wedding Darren & Leanne event photographer huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire ishoot people markflynnphotography photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:07:46 GMT
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An enjoyable evening Birthday Party with a difference!
Last Friday I was asked to provide some contemporary photography for a Tutus/Ballet Converse Shoe Party. What!  Some of you may be wondering was all that about?
Well I will mainly let the pictures speak for themselves but basically it was one young ladies birthday, who just happened to be well into Theatre & Dance and had lots of friends who were of the same mind set. In fact all were members of the Strickland Cook Theatre School.
We first took some group photographs outside and then it was indoors for some studio shots. Using my portable studio set up, I decided to try to recreate a type of theatre lighting look using a black background and some low key lighting.
All the girls looked fantastic as they posed in their dance wear, tutus and converse shoes. It was amazing how flexible the girls were as they acted out various dance poses. I was very pleased with the low key shots I produced and it appeared that a very enjoyable evening was had by all!
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(Mark Flynn Photography) Ballet Converse Converse Trainers Dance Dance Photography Performance Strickland Cook Theatre School TUTUS & CONVERSE PARTY Theatre Photography Tutus event photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield portrait photographer in huddersfield Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:51:25 GMT
Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er's Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er's

This week saw the second running of Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er's business network event at Hipperholme Grammar School.   

A children's hospice is a serious business!

Forget me not recently launched their 99er membership scheme. They are looking for big hearted businesses to become founding 99ers, companies who will commit to donating just 99p a day to the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, helping them to put smiles on the faces of children and families who, for many reasons, have very little to smile about, during this most difficult of times.

Becoming a member of their 99er initiative will provide positive publicity for your company and your regular monthly donation will help to provide a sustainable source of income for the hospice, helping them to achieve their annual fundraising target of £2.5 million.Every three months Forget Me Not hosts a business network event for its 99er's and also for any other business that would be interested in becoming a 99er 

This was the second event and was kindly hosted by Hipperholme Grammar School. Besides having a chance for businesses to network, the evening included a short introduction by Jason Costello the Hospice's Partenership Development Manager and short talks by the Hospice's Chief Executive Peter Branson, Richard Gage North of England Regional Head of Orchard Energy and Sue Oliver Head of Marketing & Admissions at Hipperholme Grammar School.
























Richard Gage Forget Me Not have a proud history of working closely with businesses ranging from sole traders to multi-million pound companies. Support from all types of local businesses can help to make a real difference to the lives of the local children, young people and families who rely on The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

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How you can get down to business – For 99p per day

To become a Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er all you have to do is make a regular monthly donation of £30.00 (minimum period of 12 months).

Benefits of being a Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice 99er Member.

  • Inclusion of your company logo on The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice 99er page of our website along with a link to your own website

  • A certificate of membership

  • Use of The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice 99er logo on your communications such as your website, emails and printed materials

  • Priority notification of The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice key fundraising events

  • Joint press release opportunities

  • Once we have 99 members we will hold network meetings every 6 months giving you the opportunity to do business with other 99ers.

  • Your business will also enjoy the benefits of:

    • Public recognition for having a supportive association with a highly regarded local charity
    • Encouraging staff to work together to achieve a common goal therefore improving staff morale
    • Helping to fulfill its corporate social responsibility requirements
    • Demonstration of your on-going and long term commitment to The Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.

    How to join

    Please help us to make a difference and sign up today by completing this application.

    Return to Jason Costello, Russell House, Fell Greave Road, Huddersfield HD2 1NH For further info please contact:

    Email: [email protected]

    Telephone: 01484 411040 
    07887 747 549

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(Mark Flynn Photography) Business Networking Forget Me Not Children's Hospice 99er's Hipperholme Grammar School Networking Orchard Energy Wilson Vale Catering commercial photographer huddersfield event photgrapher huddersfield event photographer huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:01:42 GMT


Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2013 Midnight Memory Walk. Your total fundraising pledge of £71,000 will help Kirkwood Hospice immensely. All the money raised goes directly to the Hospice, helping to provide specialist palliative care for patients and families across Kirklees with life-limiting illnesses.

WHILE most people were tucked up in bed almost 1,000 gallant fundraisers braved the rain to strike out on a midnight stroll in memory of their loved ones.

Starting out from the John Smith's Stadium, the Kirkwood Hospice Midnight Memory Walk featured a 10-mile loop around the streets of Huddersfield.

The crowd began to gather in eager anticipation way before the start of the event and were entertained by Surefire Contemporary Circus Theatre who wowed walkers with a mesmerising LED light show.

















TAP Events were also on hand to get people in the party spirit.

Lucy Penrose guided the crowd through an energetic warm-up routine before the walk got under way.

Kirk Wood, the Dalton hospice's champion and Duncan the Dragon delighted young and old with their antics throughout the evening.

As the clock struck its magical midnight chime a huge cheer went up as a symbolic balloon release officially signaled the start of the 2013 Midnight Memory Walk.

Hospice fundraiser Emily Kennedy, who organised this year's event, was delighted by the number of people who turned out to walk in memory of a loved one.

"The walkers who turn up to walk en masse every year really make this event special," she said.

"The Midnight Memory Walk is one of the hospice's major events and to see so many people enjoying the atmosphere and sharing stories of loved ones is amazing."


annual Midnight Memory Walk has now been running for seven years.

The event attracts walkers from across the world each year and 2013 was no different.

Participants from Australia, Ireland, Hertfordshire and Northumberland all made the journey to remember a relative or loved one.

All the money raised goes directly toward providing specialist palliative care for patients and families across Kirklees with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, heart failure and motor-neuron disease.



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To see all of the images that I took on the night please go to:

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Just a few highlights from some of this years school prom photography which include a few shots that are a little different to the norm.

The featured schools are Wakefield City High, Carlton high School Pontefract and Colne Valley High School Huddersfield.

All the proms where fantastic events with some amazing dresses and suits and even more amazing forms of transport to the venues.

The venues included Holiday Inn's at Wakefield and Brighouse and Rogerthorpe Manor part of the Best Western Group.


Working in conjunction with Proffoto Events we were able to offer a full studio set up, several viewing stations and an on site printing facility on the night.  All of which proved very popular. All of the prints sold on the night enabled us to donate a massive 25% of the evenings profits to all of the schools funds!

All the girls looked stunning in their ball gowns with some very spectacular outfits and all the lads looked very dapper in their dress suits!

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         For the proms I took a range of formal ballgown and suit shots but also had lots of fun encouraging the pupils to dance about a bit and pull funny faces, all of which made great photography.

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All in all three very successful nights!

To view all the photographs taken on the night please see:

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What a fantastic Birthday Party held at 315 Lepton Huddersfield (  to celebrate Natalie's 40th! With the weather staying fine, guests were able to make the most of 315 superb function room and outside patio area where a top quality barbecue was laid on.

There was a jam packed evening of entertainment ensuring that everyone could celebrate in style! This included music by DJ Music Man of Wakefield and a superb Magic Circle magician.











    To top the bill a fantastic show was put on by "Kyla's "ALMOST PINK" an excellent "PINK" tribute act.
















Of course not forgetting the evenings event was photographed by mark flynn photography! We provided full coverage of Natalie's Birthday celebration, complete with portable studio, funky props and onsite printing!















(Mark Flynn Photography) 315 315 HOTEL Lepton Birthday party photography NATALIE'S 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY 315 LEPTON HUDDERSFIELD event photographer huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire party photographer photographer photographer huddersfield Tue, 21 May 2013 22:00:07 GMT

The winner of our £12k Win a Dream Wedding competition was revealed last night - and it was Amy Wood and Mark Pitchforth of Dalton!! 

Massive congratulations to Mark & Amy who, last night were revealed to be the winners of the Huddersfield Examiner backed win a dream wedding competition! The competition was run in conjunction with the John Smiths Stadium Wedding Fayre that was jointly organised by the Stadium, myself and Glen at Flowers by Glen.















A BRIDE-TO-BE shed tears of joy last night as the Examiner made her wedding dreams come true.

Amy Wood, 26, will finally be able to tie the knot with sweetheart Mark Pitchforth, 27, after more than eight years together.

Amy was overcome as she and Mark were revealed as the winners at a heart-stopping presentation night at the John Smith’s Stadium.


Whoever collected the most tokens printed in the newspaper would win the £12,000 package of wedding services.

Virtually everything is taken care of from a fantastic £5,000 reception including a three-course meal for 60 guests, courtesy of the John Smith’s Stadium, to a sun-soaked week in a private villa in Cyprus for the honeymoon. 

Not forgetting the all important Wedding Photography provided by "MARK FLYNN PHOTOGRAPHY"

The only thing that isn’t sorted is the all-important bridal gown and Amy will have £500 towards the dress of her dreams.

Amy and Mark enlisted an army of family and friends to collect thousands of tokens to make their dream come true.

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(Mark Flynn Photography) Huddersfield Examiner Huddersfield Wedding Photographer WINNER OF £12K WIN A DREAM WEDDING COMPETITION REVEALED!!! event photgrapher huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:56:01 GMT

This week I was very pleased to receive a very nice letter from Stewart Cairns a Painter & Decorator based in Fenay Bridge. Just before Christmas I did a family photography shoot producing some great images for him. See below:

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A few highlights from Louis's recent party for which we provided event photography, portable studio, onsite printing and prop experience!

A great evening was enjoyed by all at Louis's recent themed "Essex style party" at "Strooms Restaurant & function rooms in Pudsey near Leeds.

















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What a fantastic awards night held the week before Easter by Tesco's central store in Huddersfield. The "New Hudds Awards" went ahead at John Smiths Stadium in the newly refurbished Revell Ward Suite despite the heaviest fall of snow for years! Over 180 guests attended a fantastic evening jointly organised by the Tesco social club and the Store Manager James Buckingham.


James along with Deputy Store Manager Ron did a brilliant job of hosting the evening with an "Ant & Dec" style presentation which was highly entertaining and humorous.


Throughout the night a number of awards were handed out ranging from such diverse titles as Best Employee, Best Team, to Best Bum!!!!   The Awards were presented in an Oscar style, with each award announced by different people. 

Everyone who attended were either dressed in Tuxedos or glamorous Ball Gowns and yours truly was given the difficult task of judging the best dressed man & woman competition!! 





















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What a fantastic and successful day last Saturday when real life NASA Astronaut Alfred J.Worden landed in Pontefract!

It seems quite amazing that at almost the same time I was being born Alfred J.Worden was actually orbiting the moon!

Appearing in Pontefract due to the efforts of Ken Willoughby, who helps bring in Astronauts to inspire local school children he gave a talk at Carlton High School Pontefract to 200 people.

In conjunction with Prophoto Event Photography we were tasked with the unique opportunity to photograph Alfred with anyone who was interested in having their picture taken with him. As it turned out some 70 people took up the opportunity including yours truly!


Our job for the day was to set up a studio at Carleton High School, using "Green Screen Technology" we photographed everyone on a green background and then allowed green screen software to work its magic by replacing the background with a fantastic moonscape complete with APOLLO 15 and by special permission the logo of the Apollo 15 mission. With on site printing facilities we were then able to output completed prints and mount them just as Mr Worden's talk was finishing so that they were ready for collection immediately after the event.

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Everyone I spoke to seemed really pleased with our work, some even said that our photography was out of this world!!!!

Thank you Mr Worden it was a pleasure and honour working with you!


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JOHN SMITHS STADIUM136 Last week I was asked by Heineken UK to provide photographic coverage of its Virtual Cheltenham Race Day, a corporate event that Heineken was hosting for its South Yorkshire based customers. The event was held in the Revel Ward Suite at John Smiths Stadium. The largest function room at the Stadium had to accomadate over 260 guests.hieneken060 My brief was to cover the spirit of event ensuring that the companies "brand" was prominent in as many shots as possible.

It was quite surprising to discover just how many drink brands fall under the Heineken banner.

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The Crowds Arrive!!                                                                            A cool photographer providing some refreshing images!!!

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What  a fantastic turnout of at least 300 people for the first wedding fayre at John Smiths Stadium, Huddersfield, organised by Mark Flynn Photography and Glen at Flowers by Glen. In partenership with the Huddersfield Examiner there was the chance to win a dream wedding worth over £12000!!! 

Featuring two fashion shows and over 25 exhibitors there was everything you required for planning your perfect day.

Great feed back from visitors and exhibitors some wanting to book the next one. The models for the fashion show donated their fee a total of £240 to For Get Me Knot hospice and Kirkwood Hospice for payment in lieu of the models strutting their stuff
Well done all involved and huge Thank You!!



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(Mark Flynn Photography) WEDDING FAYRE HUDDERSFIELD WEDDING FAYRE ROUND UP JOHN SMITHS STADIUM LAST SUNDAY event photgrapher huddersfield photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield wedding photographer west yorkshire Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:46:59 GMT

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Come along and visit the markflynnphotography stand at the WEDDING FAYRE SUNDAY 17TH MARCH JOHN SMITHS STADIUM Huddersfield 10-4PM. Come and see our beautiful range of environmentally friendly, fine art storybook wedding albums!

Over 15 other wedding suppliers also exhibiting! Fashion Show 12 -2 pm!  Its also your last chance to collect as many tokens as possible for your chance to win a dream wedding as promoted in the Huddersfield Examiner!!!

Vouchers also available for discounts off all wedding photography packages booked on the day!!!!

There may also be time to have an engagement picture taken on the day!!

Wedding Fayres don't get better than this!

See ya there!!!!

(Mark Flynn Photography) WEDDING FAYRE SUNDAY 17TH MARCH JOHN SMITHS STADIUM HUDDERSFIELD 10-4PM event photgrapher huddersfield event photographer west yorkshire photographer photographer huddersfield wedding photographer huddersfield Fri, 15 Mar 2013 01:05:54 GMT

What a great night at the John Smiths Stadium last Friday night with the relaunch of the Revell Ward suite.

The  Revell Ward suite has undergone refurbishment on the third floor and has included; new carpets being laid throughout, replacement of ceilings, painting and re-wallpapering of walls, and new furniture including the installation of a modern blind system.  The refurbishment started with the design of a contemporary, bespoke patterned carpet which would complement the new teal, bronze, and cream colour scheme of the new fabrics, wallpapers and sheers. This classic colour combination creates a warm and inviting environment which is fashionable but will also provide longevity for the design .

It was fantastic to meet and see so many local business on Friday night supporting the relaunch. The Revell Ward must now be Huddersfield's number 1 Event venue!  Cant wait to see the wedding fayre set up in there on the 17th March!

It was a pleasure to provide photography for the event whilst also being given the opportunity to promote my company to other businesses. Here's to the continuing success of the Revell Ward! 

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Recently I was asked by Howarths Employment Law Specialists who are based in Cleckheaton near Huddersfield to assist them in refreshing their company website using photography. The brief was not as straight forward as other commercial shoots I have undertaken for similar professional companies but was too prove to be a lot more interesting and fun!

Working in conjunction with Nick from Para Creative a leading UK Brand Agency ( and Adam at Fallen Leaf Web Design ( the brief was to show potential clients of Howarths that here was a company that takes pride in their personal approach to assisting people. A company that takes pleasure in getting to know their clients, to not only understand their business but the people who manage it. After all, people are at the heart of everything they do. The task was to convey through photography that here are real people, with real lives with real personalities and with real interests outside of work. A great team of people who are easily approachable, ready and with the knowledge and expertise to help with your Employment Law Matters.

Besides shooting images of the general working office environment, we asked all members of the Howarths Team to bring in some kind of prop that showed their personality or portrayed an interest outside of work. The idea here was to get across that here were real friendly people ready to help and not just cold corporate voices on the other end of a phone. 

I think if you look at the following images I think you will agree that we have in fact succeeded in this mission.

To read what Howarths thought about their new images and website please go to

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Just recently I have been overcome with the amount of kind words that customers have written about myself and my photography work by way of testimonial. Its taken me a while to get around to sharing some of these with everyone but here they are below for anyone to read who may be interested in using mark flynn photography.

First up is Charles Coombs from MJC Residential, Huddersfields number one on-line letting agency

Many thanks for your kind words.


2nd we have Carlton Littleford from Carlton Alarms based in Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Huddersfield's number 1 company for Security Systems.  Many thanks Carlton for these kind words.

What customers sayimg005 3rdly we have Adam Welsh from Fallen Leaf Web Design specialists in a range of web based mediums, including Java, PHP, Graphic Design, Joomla, and Animation. Many thanks Adam for these kind words.


4thly I have had a letter of thanks from Chris Woodhead at Zest for Print. Based in Meltham near Holmfirth, Zest is a company that specialises in the production of high quality large format digital printing. Everything from banners, posters and canvas printing to photo quality in store POS, window vinyl?s and in/outdoor signage. They create large format prints ideal for outdoor advertising and bespoke promotional signage.  Cheers Chris for these kind words.

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Wow!!! Here is the album I have been waiting for! The largest wedding album that I have had the pleasure to design. A fantastic 12x12, 40 spread or 80 pages Folio Album containing 185 individual images.

Made by UK based Folio Albums, (@folioalbums) the album was printed on Folio's Art White Fine Art Paper which is a brilliant bright white paper that has produced a dazzling spectrum of colours giving the images instant vivacity. This paper is a wood based paper made from sustainable sources which has produced sharp saturated images with an ultra matte finish. The book lays completly flat and the centre crease is quite invisible. Simply fantastic!

The album is then bound in Folio's Eco Almond real leather which has an incredibly luxurious feel. The eco credentials of this leather are the best in the industry. The leather is only sourced from the UK and is fully sustainable at source. The tannery is one of the most advanced in the world with waste product being converted in to thermal energy and nothing going to landfill. The tanning process is continually reviewed to reduce waste and they are committed to operating zero waste by 2015.

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 The album was delivered in a eco friendly bag made from unbleached cotton inside a recycled cardboard box.

The Folio Album is the perfect product that enables me to showcase my wedding work to the very highest standard, whilst maintaining my commitment to running my business as eco friendly as possible. A fantastic product from a great British Company!












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January has started  a little busier than expected and this coupled with the onset of the dredded flu that seems to be going around means that I have only just got around to finishing up my own review of last years weddings. Firstly congratulations to all couples that were "shot" by markflynnphotography in 2012 and may 2013 be a great year for you!

I am also now welcoming bookings for weddings for the coming 2013 season so any Bride & Grooms to be out there, if you require further information on markflynn photography wedding services or even you wish to arrange a free no obligation home visit to discuss your day please do not hesitate to call! 07745204331. Here's to a great 2013!


I thought I would now share a few of my favorite candid wedding moments of 2012 with everyone. So here you go enjoy!

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What a fantastic evening Ball we were pleased to provide photographic coverage and entertainment for last Saturday.

The Winter Ball was held at the Midland Hotel in Bradford, West Yorkshire in one of its spectacular Ballrooms. The Ballroom was beautifully decorated with some fantastic chandeliers and candelabra and the Midland Hotel staff were very organised and helpful.

Everyone looked so glamorous in their dinner jackets, black tie and Ball Gowns which made it a perfect opportunity to have an individual Portrait or photographs with their family and friends.



















The evening consisted of good food, dancing and great music provided by a live band and DJ Cornel Daley.

Our portable studio set up was busy right up to the last minute, with individual Portraits, family groups and fun shots all on the agenda and with the photos on display instantly a great sense of laughter, amusement and delight was created.

Congratulations to Carla for organising a spectacular evening.

Thank you also to Paul, Carol and Judith for recommending Mark Flynn Photography!




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