Mark is warm, open and friendly and immediately puts his subjects at ease. This is harder than it sounds with portrait photography.
His photography was absolutely fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and use him again.
He’s also very affordable too. 10/10.
Amanda Thomson, Ripley mum
Thank you Mark for putting my 9 year old son at ease. He loved his photo shoot. Mark made myself and my son feel welcome on arrival and picked some different tops best suited for his skin tone. Mark was really friendly and made my son feel relaxed and confident. Marks instructions were clear for my son to follow to get the best photos possible.
The photos we have received are amazing I honestly don’t know which ones to pick. I would highly recommend Mark for any child shoot.
Helen ( Eddie’s mum) Eddie is represented by SCA Management
I took my 6 year old in to see Mark at MAD photography for her new headshots and the outcome was stunning.
Mark made my daughter feel welcomed and instantly she was made to feel at ease. Which then ended in fabulous results.
I would recommend Mark highly to anyone looking for headshots, We will 100% return when needed to renew.
Suzie (Mila’s mummy) Sylvia Young Agency
We chose Mark at Mad Photography for our 14 year old daughter’s head shots. Jenna was nervous beforehand as she did not know what to expect but Mark immediately put her at ease and she had a great time. She really enjoyed the experience and Mark made the shoot so much fun and really boosted her confidence. We are all really happy with the photos and the only problem we had was that there were so many great shots to choose from, it was very difficult to narrow it down.
I highly recommend Mad Photography for a very professional experience and great headshots.
Julie and Eddie Clarke
‘I showed up at Mark’s with a clear idea of what I wanted for the headshots and Mark did a fantastic job with everything from lighting, style, background etc.
The result was great and diverse. I couldn’t be happier!’
Thank you Freya Svart, represented by SCA Management
“Mark was recommended to me via our agency Creative Kids London who have just signed my daughter. My daughter has limited experience but Mark made her and (myself!) extremely comfortable from the moment we met.
The booking process was very straightforward and Mark was quick to respond to any questions. The pictures Mark took are fabulous and would certainly work with Mark again”. Tom Hunt
I had my headshots taken by Mark at MAD Photography and I am so pleased with the results! Mark is absolutely lovely, so professional, helpful and knowledgeable. The whole experience was so relaxed and easy because of Mark, the result being the best headshots I have ever had taken. I cannot recommend him enough and will definitely be returning for my headshots next year!
Thank you Scarlett Ayers LSMT 2023
“We visited the studio with Mark, before leaving my 8 year old daughter felt nervous, as we have never done anything like this before and she almost talked herself out of going. Upon arriving we felt instantly at ease with Marks personable and friendly manner. My daughter absolutely loved the photo shoot and did so well with Mark’s instructions and his comfortable but professional presence. He also had a clear vision and made direction easier for me as mum”
The 150 shots are all wonderful and it was a very enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend visiting MAD Photography for headshots. Thanks again Mark.
Jodie Mitchell & Ivy Mitchell
Jigsaw Arts Agency London
“Mark ensured we had a fantastic headshot session. We opted for the shared session and would highly recommend as we achieved everything we set out to in the allotted time and more with Marks expertise and guidance. We will definitely be booking in again and if you’re wondering whether to or not, go for it! You will not be disappointed”. Thanks again Mark!
‘After graduating from drama school in New York, I had headshots that I liked…but they felt a little too ‘American’ and they weren’t really me…in other words, a little too glamorous/model like and not really true to how I am as an actor. Mark, on the other hand, has given me something I know shows me off in my best, most natural light. Our session was so easy, comfortable and enjoyable…I haven’t done photos in so long but Mark made me feel right at home and I left with not only an abundance of great snaps (seriously, what a good position for an actor to be in when you’re spoiled for choice in picking headshots!) but so much wonderful insight and knowledge into the industry. I cannot recommend him more highly – thank you so much again, Mark!!’
“Your first impression with casting agents is your headshots, and based on them many casting agents have already decided if they want to hire you or not. Mark has been taking my headshots for years now and I couldn’t imagine using anyone else to take these images for me. He manages to get the best quality images and ensures that you’re happy with them, going above and beyond. He is the only photographer I have worked with that puts me at ease, with great direction to get the best photos of you possible. I will always recommend Mark to anyone looking for headshots.”
Mark strikes a fantastic balance of consummate professionalism and cultivating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I have used his services more than once and have found him to also be attentive and adaptable when it comes to mixing his own expertise and advice with any requests that I may have based on my own vision of what I want from the shoot. But most importantly the end product is of the highest quality and I am sure I will return to Mark again when the need arises.
As an actor, my headshots are first impression many people have of me. Being able to work with Mark was such an incredible honour, his knowledge of what the industry looks at in a headshot was incredibly insightful and the photography session was so stress free and enjoyable. His approach during this session allowed me to be relaxed and capture true images of myself that I am so proud of. I couldn’t suggest working with Mark more.
“For actors, their headshot is their vital calling card to the industry. Get this wrong and it can have serious effects on their career. I have used Mark for over ten years now and he just gets better and better. I am sure like most actors I don’t like having my photograph taken but Mark makes me feel really at ease and he gives my agent and me a real dilemma as he gives me so many great options. So, I would whole heartedly recommend Mark if you are looking to get some headshots done”.
Earlier this year I entered the Mandy Monologue Competition and with the help of my wonderful supportive fellow actors who voted for me, I managed to WIN! As part of the prize package I got a headshot session with Mark and I am beyond happy with the results. Headshots can be a blooming awful experience, the pressure to get the hair, make up and tops right, then to get infant of the camera and try and do everything while doing nothing is for me a tad terrifying. Enter Mark. A really lovely Guy, he put me at ease straight away, asked me about myself, casting, experience etc and explained what he thought we should go for looks wise. He helped me choose the best tops and gave me brilliant advice on hair and make up. What I loved especially with Mark is the way he explained the process. I’m someone who likes to understand things, I’m an actor and I like good direction and that’s what he did. By explaining what he was looking for and what makes a great shot and then giving feedback about what I was doing he quickly managed to get me into a state where I was able to make an offering and give something to the camera, rather than sitting like a stunned deer in the headlights! After the shoot Mark kindly let me sit with Tea and flick through the pictures to get abs idea of what we had got and I was blown away. The images were brilliant and not because they were overly posed but because they were just me but alive and ready, this naturally meant that the process of narrowing the 300 odd pictures to my final 3 was a real challenge! I put out a shortlist to Twitter, Facebook, Friends, Family and industry folk and the reacting was so great and the final 3 I have chosen I feel incredibly happy with. They offer range or age, casting and states of strength and vulnerability. I can not recommend Mark enough, he is professional, personable, and a great photographer an absolute dream to work with. THANK YOU MARK!!
We have been working with Mark for several years now and he is the only photographer that we recommend to our Jigsaw students who are seeking new headshots. This is because he consistently provides a fantastic service and very competitive rates. We are always provided with a huge range of shots to choose from, and it is always a very difficult decision to choose the right one as so many are brilliant. Mark is able to get the very best out of the children on the shoot, and they come away having had an excellent experience. Many of our students are in current West End roles and it is their headshot that gets them in the room in the first place. We highly recommend Mark!
Woh! The photos are amazing. I am so pleased with the different looks. It gives me so much choice and family and friends agree.
So a BIG THANK YOU for doing such brilliant work. I have to scale down my choices as there are just so many good shots.
But meantime again my thanks for providing me with fabulous headshots, it really makes me feel more confident and secure in putting myself forward for work. As we say back home “Pure Genius”.
I have known Mark for over 20 years I am pleased to say I still send actors to him, He has a brilliantly relaxed style and is always a pleasure to deal with. Always confident that the shots will be of the highest quality.
Mark makes having new headshots anything but a chore. He has great ideas, setting up before I arrived, and the session was easy and relaxed, and this showed in the great new Spotlight pic and the several other shots my agent has taken to use for castings. Technical excellence with the relaxed, personal touch- what more could you ask?
Mark Davis is the only photographer I know that can shoot 150 kids in a day and there still be a choice of at least 3 beautiful pictures to choose from for every child, his quality is exceptional, he is a pleasure to work with and his photos get clients seen. Great value for money, fantastic pictures & a nice guy, what more could you want?
Mark, what can I say? I have used him now for my last 5 sets of photos. I hate having headshots done, or at least I did until I went to Mark. He creates a relaxed and fun environment in which to work and makes the process so easy and enjoyable. As my agent says, when it comes to photographs “he just seems to get me”. He is also very reasonably priced. Oh, and he makes a wicked cup of tea!!!
Mark Davis of MAD Photography London is a superb photographer, his sessions are really relaxed, with such good results that you’ll have trouble picking a shortlist. He really goes the extra mile to make sure you’re happy with the final images, too.
Mark was fantastic and put my teenage son at ease immediately and the finished shots were amazing!
Mark is a pleasure to work with. He is professional, informative and a talented head-shot photographer. I decided to use M.A.D as they were ranked top of the pops on casting call pro, additionally his pictures are truly amazing. I highly recommend M.A.D photography. 10/10
After seeing the finished result of my head shots I could see Mark is a pure creative professional
An attention to detail from start to finish. Mark Davis’ photos are unique and dynamic so that every child or actor gets a bespoke head-shot created with state of the art processing to deliver a professional end result.
Mark was amazing he made me feel so comfortable and I think that’s portrayed in the photos the final picture’s came out so great and looked so natural, my smiles were never forced because mark would tell a lot of jokes that would keep me smiling through out the shoot. I would recommend MAD photography to any actor who wants amazing picture at such a great price. I should have come here sooner. Five stars.
Mark is very professional by getting the range of his subject and doing so in a kind and genuine way. He loves what he does and it’s a pleasure to be photo’d by him!