About Mike

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A Little About Me

One of my earliest recollections of photography was back when I was at school, and winning a photography competition based on our school trip to France. My prize..an “Asterix the Gaul” book in the French language…and I was pretty bad at French – c’est la vie! I think?

Even back then, I was never content with a bog standard shot with my Kodak Instamatic – different angles and compositions were always high on my list and I guess that’s something I’ve carried forward to this day.

At age 12 I can honestly say that I never thought that wedding photography would be my vocation (really!)…the world of aviation was very much my bag back then and you’d often find me scouring the perimeter fences at airports looking for the next great shot – these days, I’d probably be locked up on issues of national security doing the same thing!

My own wedding back in 2007 was really the spark that ignited my love of wedding photography. I had no idea how wonderfully creative it could all be – that was an eye opener, and I’ve never looked back since. Qualifications were important to me, and I hold a Diploma In Professional Photography and am a member of both the Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) where I hold a Licentiateship qualification. I’ve had work featured in The Daily Telegraph,  Fox News (USA), the Scottish Wedding Directory, Best Scottish Weddings, Brides Magazine and a host of popular wedding blogs.

I’m originally from London, but moved to Scotland in 2002 where I live with my wife and two boys in Larbert, just outside Falkirk.

I would also very much like to take your picture ♥.

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Add : 25 Lavery Avenue, Larbert, Stirlingshire FK5 4GF

Tel : 01324 557977

Mob : 07824 380674

Email : mike@mcookphotography.co.uk

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Monday to Wednesday - 8.30pm to 10.00pm (meetings

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