Professional Photographer, husband and dad

Hello! I’m Mark. Professional Photographer, husband, dad. Not necessarily in that order.

I was born in Scotland. Unfortunately I wasn’t really there long enough to appreciate the breathtaking surroundings. When I was five, my parents moved back to Norfolk with its stunning coastline and beautiful countryside. Since then, I grew up around Dereham before moving to a small village near Fakenham. Several years ago I met my Wife, Meryl. We live in the vibrant market town of Harleston with Daughter, Niamh, our Son Cameron and our cat, Erica.

I am a great lover of the outdoors. Walking, all sorts of country pursuits and enjoying the beautiful countryside in Norfolk and Suffolk are just a few things that I like to do. I’m especially partial to a glass of Adnams, outside in my favourite beer garden chatting with friends & family.

Remember that moment

I always seem to have a camera close by, whether it’s one of my Canon’s or just my iPhone. It’s important to snap that memory to treasure and look back on in years to come. Particularly when you have a child. You want to remember every single moment to keep and pass on until they get married and have their own family.

I’m pretty chatty, which helps in my line of work. But one of the biggest compliments I get from my wedding clients is how easily I blended in throughout their day. Theres me, snapping away, but I won’t monopolise your time, get in the way or prevent anyone from having a less than fantastic day. Why not see for yourself! Take a moment to relax with a cuppa and read some of my blogs about my wedding couples special days.

Mark Raines - professional photographer taking a wedding photo