- a little about me -

I don't want to bore you guys with a hundred and one facts about me and my background - so, to keep it short and sweet, I'm now in my 14th year shooting weddings and have shot over 500 weddings in total. But, despite that, I still get a wee bit nervous before shooting a wedding - but I think that's a good thing as it's a sign that I still care passionately about what I do.


Originally from North London, I've been in Scotland now for 22 years and live in Larbert, just outside Falkirk, with my wife Claire and two boys, Matthew & Christopher, who always keep things lively and interesting shall we say!


In my previous life, I ploughed my trade in the not so glamorous world of banking for more years than I care to mention - it didn't teach me a lot about photography, but it did teach me an awful lot about customer service ... good customer service that is, oh ... and spreadsheets!


So, I'm a very easy going, laid back type of guy (most people would say) and that very much suits my style of shooting on the day. If you want someone to boss you around and direct you all day then I'm probably not the man for you. No, if you don't notice me much on the day, that's a good thing in my book.


And, for anyone that is interested in a few random facts, I'm a huge supporter of the mighty Spurs ... not good for your health! I'm into music in a big way ... no plastic "chart" pop though! I also dabble occasionally on the old acoustic guitar (although it sits gathering dust most of the time) and I'm currently teaching myself to speak Greek in my attempt to converse with the locals when holidaying there ... I can order a beer in Greek ... what else do you need to know!


I would also very much like to shoot your wedding day!


"As Soon As I Came Across His Work On Facebook, I Booked Him Up"

"There was absolutely no doubt in my mind who I was booking for our wedding photography. Mike was the guy. As soon as I came across his work on facebook I booked him up. He was fantastic to deal with on the run up, super organised on the day and not to mention just a lovely all round guy. He was patient on the day, darting around our venue capturing precious moments without most of us noticing and thankfully didn't have us holding any awkward lovey dovey poses! Our photos are exactly everything we hoped they would be. Memories that will last a life time."


Emma & Gordon, Married at The Parsonage


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

Tel : 01324 557977

Mob : 07824 380674

Email : mike@mcookphotography.co.uk

Office Hours :

Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 3.00pm

Monday & Wednesday - 8.30pm to 10.00pm (meetings only, no phone calls please)