Welcome to Maria Holmes Photography. I am a professional wedding photographer based in Torbay, a beautiful part of South Devon.
Photography has been a passion of mine since I was a child and although I specialise in wedding photography, I also cover family events including christenings, birthdays and mother & baby portraits. My style of photography is contemporary, a mixture of both reportage and formal styles, giving you the best of both worlds.
On the commercial side, I cover everything from hotel pictures for websites and brochures to professionally produced product photography. I am also able to provide event photography supplying a high quality portable studio with onsite printing using professional dye-sublimation printers. I use top of the range equipment, as you will see if you read through my equipment page.
Based in South Devon, I regularly cover weddings and events throughout the South West, including Cornwall, Dorest, Somerset.
I have had the pleasure of working at fabulous venues such as the beautiful family run Berry Head Hotel in Brixham, the majestic Dartington Hall in Totnes, The Grand Hotel on the seafront in sunny Torquay, Room With A View at Living Coasts with spectacular views on the harbour, the magnificent Boringdon Hall plus many more.
We are able to offer you a relaxed, informal, unobtrusive and fun way of capturing those magical moments as your special day unfolds. I always feel honoured and privileged that I am able to take part on your most memorable occasion.
I do offer the option of having a second professional photographer at your wedding or civil ceremony as this maximises coverage, with even more stunning images that will last a lifetime. Please check out our special offers.
As you would expect, I am fully covered by both public liability and professional indemnity insurance and a copy of the certificate is able to be viewed online, along with my terms and conditions. All electrical equipment is fully PAT tested, to comply with the requirements of your venue.
The cameras we use are top of the range Canon 5Dʼs Mark lllʼs and Mark llʼs. We use Canon’s best L series zoom lenses to make the most of the available light to deliver stunning images We only use a flash when absolutely necessary and the superb low light capability of our cameras and lenses make this a very rare occurrence. We always have back up cameras and lenses as we don’t take any chances on technical failure.
Post production work is done with a 27” Apple iMac using full versions of Adobe Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5 both being industry standard professional software editing suites. For your peace of mind I am a member of the Guild of Photographers who operate a strict code of practice. On booking you will receive a contract and once this has been signed and returned along with your deposit, then your date is secure and no other booking will be taken for that date.