Photographs at social events and celebrations – and Markus MacGill has often been commissioned by couples to create wedding pictures. (For 'lifestyle' social photography, see the portraiture gallery.)
Lots more from the film days are still to be scanned for this gallery. And I need to clear all those from the digital queue first...
A feeling of freedom in Paris (five minutes before the ceremony). 2008
Solemn promises: Wayne, about to marry Julie, standing in front of Italian bureaucracy in Tuscany. The tenth anniversary was celebrated in June 2016, when the couple returned to Italy. 2006
Queuing for party ice cream at Tapeley Park, north Devon, for Liberty's seventh birthday. 2010
Ceilidh dancing. 2004
Julie and Wayne at the town hall some days before their wedding in Tuscany. 2006
Rural wedding in Umberleigh, north Devon. 2010
Lucy, nearly ready. 2010
Rachael and Stan. 2010
Did the baker notice a slant and then just go with it for the next layers? 2010
Rachael and Stan. 2010
Lucy getting loyal help for an adjustment. 2010
Ceremonial flourishes for a wedding at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
This wedding was one of my favourites purely because it was in Iddesleigh in rural mid-Devon, where I saw links all around me to my favourite photographer James Ravilious. (See his best pictures or read what his surviving wife says about how he made his contribution to English photography.)
Lucy and James. 2010
I knew I had to get up to this vantage point for the first dance ‒ but I wasn't expecting that! Rachael and Stan. 2010
Kirstie and Stewart, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Surrey. 2008
It's the 'Reservoir Dogs' gimmick
She's putting in so much effort to catch up to a relative who's not even trying!
Nobody had asked ‒ the ceremony must have inspired her!
The now-ubiquitous sight of a compact camera or mobile phone pointed at the happy couple. 2008
Wine or tea, wine or tea? Oh, go on then ‒ wine!
The great British weather never hinders a celebration
Tuscany ties and pockets squares. 2006
Julie contemplative. 2006
Evenings in Tuscany are lovely
I kept my clicks to the very minimum. Yet I clearly wasn't as reverent as this young man
Signed, sealed and delivered. 2008
Loving good wishes from the father of the bride
Any minute now...
Good lad ‒ there was no need to ask him for this smile!
Adriana and Viktor
The mood let me get away with this picture in low light without flash ‒ I think the slight movement adds to the moment rather than blurs it
Grandad Masters. 2006
The wonky cake further up this page was a lot of fun – but then this perfection is also wonderful, isn't it?