About me – Mark Varney Photographer


Capturing the moment for businesses and individuals across Coventry, Warwickshire and the UK

Hiring a photographer can feel like a gamble. You want images that will capture your moment perfectly. But how do you know if they’ll be any good?

Before investing your time and money, you want to know you’re working with a professional who has the experience and skills to create standout images.


Hi, I’m Mark.

With more than 15 years behind the camera, I capture moments that no phone or tablet will ever be able to rival. Anyone can take a photo, but not everyone has vision. It’s a skill I’ve mastered through working with hundreds of clients on a wide variety of projects with work published in various UK and European magazines, including Planet Rock Magazine.

Another skill I pride myself on is the ability to put people at ease. When people are comfortable their personalities shine through. And that’s when you create photos that sit proudly on mantel pieces for years to come.

Not every day you get to photograph wild sea otters in Scotland, white-capped albatross in New Zealand or stunning landscapes. Lucky for me that’s how it all began on my travels around the UK and abroad. As a result, I was hooked.

My Background

My toolmaker background, working in various industries including aerospace and automotive, unknowingly paved the way for a career in photography – helping me to understand 3D shapes and develop a keen eye for detail.

Since then my portfolio has grown to include a wide variety of photography – commercial and corporate, headshots, portraits, media, PR, weddings, live bands, theatre, events and conferences. I offer promotional videos too. Varney by name, versatile by nature!

Most importantly, it’s not just the many years of experience that can give you the confidence you’re in safe hands – it’s my professional training too. I’m BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography) and ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) accredited. That means I work to industry standards, reflected in the high-quality work I produce. I was also named PR Photographer of the Year in 2017.


Working together

Throughout the project it’s about collaboration and I’ll listen to your aims and take a detailed brief. I’ve always got plenty of new ideas if you’d like some direction and can give as much or as little guidance as you need. I’ll work around you (happy to sign NDA agreements, as necessary). Hopefully we’ll have some fun in the process too!


Get in touch to get your photography project started.



We can’t thank you enough for the time and effort you put into our photoshoots. Mark is a confident and knowledgeable photographer that produces quality images.
Nothing was a problem for you and we all left smiling and happy with the outcome!”

– Karl Selickis, Drummer from The Bad Flowers