Some very kind words from our awesome clients....

This is why we LOVE our job and it's what keeps us hungry for more...

Jess S


For our wedding we were looking for a photographer that was modern and didn't just do the standard boring wedding poses. Mark is the photographer that will get you anything but standard! Clarisse photography really is the best in Melbourne. 


Mark - your great style and eye for details captured so many fantastic moments of the day. Your style truly captures the fun and emotion people experienced. You're easy to work with and extremely accommodating. As we've told you - so many of our guests commented on you being an utter legend. It's unheard of at weddings for the guests to comment on how likeable the photographer was and how easy they mingled in with the guests. Your talent to capture candid moments is fantastic. 


When you sent us our photo gallery to look at - Paul and I were speechless the whole time. We felt the photos captured our personalities and that all of them were amazing. 


Thank you Mark for being so phenomenal. Love Jess and Paul  


StKilda Wedding bridal party crossing the road at sunet


Hi Mark, 

..............YOU. ARE. AWESOME. These photos are unreal!!

We can’t thank you enough for Saturday - you made us all feel so at ease and comfortable!!

You have captured all the key moments but in such a cool and casual way - we can’t wait to see the rest!

We just knew you were the right “fit” for us and we’re so glad to have worked with you!

Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!


Speak soon, 

Jess + Rowan




Oh Mark!!!


I don't know how to even begin to thank you for the absolutely stunning photos and memories you have captured for us! Going through the photos last night was like reliving our day, except we got to notice a whole bunch of small details that we missed on the day and now we get to have them forever. The photos are truly incredible, I knew you were obviously a very talented photographer but your ability to capture people's emotions and what we were all feeling at the time of the snap is truly remarkable!


Having you there was an absolute pleasure as it just felt like we were hanging out with a friend all day! Photos made us a bit nervous since we are not used to having them taken but you made everything feel so natural and we're incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. I know how crazy busy you have been and I so appreciate the time and commitment you have put in so that we can continue to relive these memories every time we look at these photos for the rest of our lives. 


You are absolutely incredible and thank you thank you THANK YOU again from the bottom of our hearts for documenting so beautifully the most important day of our lives. We can't wait to talk to you more in the new year regarding the album but until then we will be in a photo viewing dream with all of our friends and families over the holidays.

All our love,


Sim & Joachs 





Words cannot even begin to describe how beautiful these photos are!! I was trying to look through the gallery at work and I just couldn't get the smile off my face! We absolutely love them! It's going to be hard narrowing down the images for the album! Thank you for everything you captured so many moments from the day, going through the photos brought back so many memories and will help us remember our day as it was such a blur and went so fast! I'll let you know when we have chosen our favourites!

Thank you a million times more!





EMAIL RECEIVED 26th August, 2016

"Hi Mark,

Words cannot possibly express how much we love the photos you took of our wedding day.

Not only did you capture such beautiful images, but also the emotion of the day. Looking back through them, we can clearly remember all the feelings we felt at the time; the nerves, the love, the happiness and the fun. Anyone can take a photo, but not everyone can capture an emotion - something that we hope you pride yourself on.

We particularly loved that you captured both candid moments (many of them we didn't even know about at the time!) as well as beautiful portraits of us and our family.

We are so grateful to have chosen such a talented photographer for our wedding day. You fitted so well into our wedding that even our guests thought you were awesome!

We will truly cherish these photos for the rest of our lives.

Thank you.

Best of luck for the future!

Jess & Dwayne"







Hi Mark!

I know I've already sent an email to let you know how happy we are with everything from our wedding on Saturday but needed to make it public knowledge now that I finally have a minute to sit down in peace and reflect on the day! Not only are the photos we have seen absolutely stunning, but we can't get over how you went above and beyond to make our day amazing. It was from making sure both Boofa and I had a drink when needed, making our bridal party so relaxed and always laughing, being the least invasive photographer without missing a single special moment, all the way to printing out photos at our reception to share around with everyone during the night.

Our guests loved you, I can't count the amount of times we have heard that our photographer was such a great guy! At the end of the day we all felt like great mates and we can't recommend and thank you enough! We cannot wait to see the rest of the photos from our day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!




Mark!!! How exciting they are, so stunning! Thank you so much for everything, everyone kept telling me how awesome you were even though we already knew that!

Thank you so much we wouldn't change a single thing yesterday and you were such a big part of that!

Can't wait to see the rest of the photos, but pretty happy for those to do for now haha they're amazing!

Thank again,


Email sent from Tash 13.11.15

Text after her pre-wedding shoot

Unbelieveable Thank you so so much :) I feel like this is the first thing we've done for the wedding that's just been simply fun and for us and only us. You're amazing!

Everyone needs to do one of these!

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Email from Adriana

Hi Mark, 


I don't even know where to begin. The photos are incredible. Thank-you so much you captured the night perfectly. I was going to email you saying I wanted you to capture the sweets and all the little decor bits & pieces but you did that all without me mentioning a thing. So thanks again, I am in absolute awe....



Email sent from Amy 30.08.15

Morning Mark, 

I don't know how you did it but you have somehow managed to make Luke and I look amazing. Thank you so much for the (******) was fantastic to crash on the couch last night and look through them.

Words fail on how I can thank you enough.

Amy x


Text received from Natalie Wedding 18.04.15

Mark...You were awesome!!! We've had so many comments about how approachable and easy going you were.We had no idea until our day how important it was to have (a) photographer who gets on with and fits in with your guests. We are so lucky that we had you shoot our wedding, but you stayed for the WHOLE NIGHT!!!!....Thanks for the thoughtful little gift and for all that you contributed to our special day!!!! X nat and Ben


Testimonial from Laura Wedding 14.03.15

Hi mark! 

A big thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our wedding photos! You were so easy going throughout the day/night and felt very much like a guest! You also stayed back longer then you had to and printed a few photos from our day for us to take home which was just so amazing of you!! we really appreciate all the hard work you put into our day, you made it very special for us! 

All our guests had positive comments to say about you, especially about how friendly and nice you are!

Our photos are just perfect. We are so happy and thankful we went with you as our photographer and we will defiantly be recommending you to anyone who is looking for a photographer! Xx

Testimonial from Julia Engagement 17.01.15

My Fiance and I celebrated our engagement on Saturday and we hired Mark to be our photographer. He was absolutely fantastic. We are so happy with the photos he took throughout the night. Mark was extremely friendly, so flexible and easy going. We would highly recommend Mark's services to our friends and family in the future. And definitely checkout his website to see his great work :)"

FromKirsty, Text Received Saturday 16.01.15

Omg Mark these are amazing!!!!!!!!

U felt very much like a guest and we kept saying how lucky were to find you as a photographer..These are incredible!!!...


From Kim, Testimonial received 07.12.14

"Phil and I were looking for something a bit different for our wedding photos. I'm thanking my lucky stars I found Mark Clarisse!!! I wanted a mixture of posed and casual photos. Mark is a pure professional who took the time to get to know us before the wedding. We discussed our needs and he was more than obliging to fulfill them. He is courteous, professional, easy going and exceptionally good at what he does.

Mark had a ball capturing the most special day of our lives, and I am absolutely rapt with the result. He mingled with guests, got some great shots, and was having such a good time, he stayed much longer than he had to. Mark you are amazing and I can tell you that you will be getting a of business from us and our friends in the future:)


From Tameeka, Review Posted via 'Easy Weddings' website on 04.11.14

From: Tameeka T.
Score: 5/5
Comments:"If I could give more stars for these guys they would have them all! Mark was so fantastic he felt like one of the family on our wedding night, everyone has loved our photos so far and he is just so relaxed and clearly loves his job! If you take any of my recommendations, this is the one to choose!
Will be going with these guys for everything from now on!"


From Bec, Texted on 12.10.14

"Hi Mark, Matt and I just want to say a massive thank you for yesterday. You helped make the day fun for us and our guests...I am honestly lost for words. I can't believe that is me lol." after emailing through her sneak peek images.


From Di, Message 21.09.14 via text

Hi Mark,

Thanks so very much for being the best photographer we could possibly ask for!!! The samples are absolutely brilliant, very happy...Truly, you were absolutely amazing and were extremely impressed with the photos, as well as you as a person! Thanks for making our day so special.....

Thanks very much again Di and Rogan.


From Kady, Message 24.06.14 via text, our Facebook Page + our Instagram account (@clarissephotos)

Facebook Page: Thanks Mark! It was an absolute pleasure having you at our wedding and what fantastic work you've done! (After posting their sneak peek images)

Instagram: Love love love your work, thanks for helping to make our day so much fun!!!

Via Text: We had the most amazing day and were so fortunate to have you as our photographer! You captured our special day but made it so much fun and we really had a blast with you....We can't wait to see the rest!!! Kady & Mike.

 Kady + Mike taking a moment away from the bridal party

Kady + Mike taking a moment away from the bridal party

 Mike played and sung as Kady walked down the aisle with her very emotional father by her side. He was actually sobbing for several minutes handing his daughter away to her husband to be.

Mike played and sung as Kady walked down the aisle with her very emotional father by her side. He was actually sobbing for several minutes handing his daughter away to her husband to be.

 I don't believe that girls should always have the most fun. If the guys are keen, it's fun aplenty for all and the girls always have a good laugh looking on at what the guy are doing.

I don't believe that girls should always have the most fun. If the guys are keen, it's fun aplenty for all and the girls always have a good laugh looking on at what the guy are doing.


From Vanessa, Via email 19.06.14

Hi Mark,

Oh my goodness the photos are amazing! They are better than I could ever imagine. Words do not express my gratitude for your work on our special night! I have had a quick look at the photos at work and they literally brought a tear to my eye! ........

 The reaction of Venessa's guests as they quickly realised that the engagement they were attending, in fact ended up being a surprise wedding....

The reaction of Venessa's guests as they quickly realised that the engagement they were attending, in fact ended up being a surprise wedding....


From Annelle, Message via our Facebook Page 17.05.14

I would like to extend a MASSIVE thank you to Mark for attending our wedding day on Fri 16th May. Every guest personally came up to me and expressed how much they enjoyed your company. The words "he is freaking awesome" were used! And its true. We enjoyed every second of your company, your so bright, witty and funny and thank you for sharing in our day. It wouldn't have been the same without you. Like every bride I can't wait to see the photos but at the end of the day, the photos are only apart of our experience and service from you. THANK YOU. Xxx

 Taking in the view in the Yarra Valley

Taking in the view in the Yarra Valley

  Annelle & Brian's Wedding at Wild Cattle Vineyard-Seville.

Annelle & Brian's Wedding at Wild Cattle Vineyard-Seville.


From John, Texted 30.04.14

Wow Mark, got your sneak preview! ...Blown away by your photos! It's so amazing and we're both in awe now! You're such a skilled, talented and adaptable photographer! A simple idea like the "leaf throw" turned out to be so natural yet stunning!  Also loved your "Mary Poppins" idea, it added so much depth to the Photoshoot! Man thank you again for such an amazing day last Sat and also for displaying such amazing work! Cheers John


John + Junie's Pre-Wedding Shoot April 2014.


From Flip - Posted on our Facebook Page March 10th 2014

Thank you so much Tracey for photographing our wedding on Saturday!! You were awesome and I can't thank you enough for everything (particularly your patience!!) lol. Can't wait to see the photos!!


Flip & Matt's Wedding, March 2014

From Charlotte, texted 24.03.14 

..."I'm at my desk at work not even all the way through these photos and I've laughed and cried through the whole thing! They are amazing an absolute credit to you! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for providing us with such incredible memories..."

  Charlotte & Thomas' Engagement March 2014

Charlotte & Thomas' Engagement March 2014



FB Message from Kate & Drew March 2014

Kate wrote: "Thank you Mark for keeping up with Phillip and I on Saturday. You were a highlight for us, and we cannot wait to see what you captured from our crazy day:)"...

Drew Wrote: " Mark was an excellent choice for your photographer. Engaging, flexible and able to get the best from everyone. Can't wait to see the pictures!..."

 Kate & Phil's Wedding in The Dandenongs - March 2014

Kate & Phil's Wedding in The Dandenongs - March 2014


From Brett, texted on 02.02.14 

"Very impressive mate, the are like postcards, the girls love them too...everyone has been blown away by your pics. 2 different people from work are getting married both have asked about using u..."

 Brett & Cathy's Wedding February 2014 

Brett & Cathy's Wedding February 2014 


From Mylene via our Facebook Page on 07.02.14

Mark & Tracey, your work is truly amazing, you captured every moment, thank you so much for giving us a lifetime memory, not surprised that your photos are winning awards. Love your work, I am recommending you guys to everyone I know

  Sarah & Michael's Wedding at Tatra Receptions in the Dandenong's, January 2014.

Sarah & Michael's Wedding at Tatra Receptions in the Dandenong's, January 2014.


Hayley emailed on 31.01.14

"Hi Mark,

We had a look at the photos on the gallery last night and they are absolutely stunning. You have done such an amazing job and we are so thankful that we chose you to do our photography....

And once again a big thank you for your services, you made us feel so relaxed we thoroughly enjoyed our special day from beginning to end. 

We'll have no reservations in recommending you to all our friends who are in need of a photographer..."

 Hayley & Craig's Wedding at Mornington Golf Club on Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula January 2014.

Hayley & Craig's Wedding at Mornington Golf Club on Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula January 2014.


 Nicole from Nar Nar Goon, VIC 

January 23rd, 2014

"Mark did a great job, he was very flexible, patient and the shoot was very relaxing. He worked well with young people and would highly recommend him for family portraits. "

 Christmas gift for their parents

Christmas gift for their parents


Linda from Berwick, VIC 
December 12th, 2013

"Excellent professional service provided by Mark at Clarisse. I loved my shots and Mark was extremely helpful with variations of the shots etc. I would highly recommend Mark and have done so!"

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Corporate Head shots


 Noelle from Albert Park, VIC 
December 11th, 2013

"I am so happy with the images Mark took of my family and I. He is an excellent photographer,so professional and obliging.. he was wonderful with my children and captured beautiful photos of them. I would highly recommend Clarisse Photography."


Family Portriats


Kelly emailed on 09.12.14

"You've nailed it Mark, love them! So does (business partner). You've got the exact feel/look I am after. Spot on, they are great...

Thanks again, it's very exciting!..."

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Eve's Better Bake website/ brochure images


Ben texted on 11.11.13

"....she would love to see a sneak peek as she has not stopped talking about it (the engagement shoot) since!......They look super can't wait for the link" (to the full gallery)