Mark Black

Mark Black uses his over 20 years of photojournalistic experience to capture the precious and sometimes fleeting moments of your wedding day. Mark's fascination with photography began with the discovery of an old camera in his grandmother's basement at the age of 10. While attending Columbia College he interned and freelanced with several area newspapers. After graduating with a B.A. in Photojournalism, Mark continued to freelance for several area newspapers before accepting a staff photographer's position at the Daily Herald. Since starting with the Daily Herald in 1993 he has advanced to the position of Senior Staff Photographer. Read More...

Photographer Mark Black 
Location St. Charles in Illinois, United States
Starting Rates $2000+ (USD)  View Packages
Photos 5 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 9 Client Letters
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Mark Black. The following awards have been earned by Mark from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2015 Q4 7th Place - Other Vendors
Q3 1st Place - Weather
2014 Q4 14th Place - Cake Cutting
2012 Q3 10th Place - Reception
2011 Q4 18th Place - The Cake

The following letters are from the clients of Mark Black. Click an image to view a larger version.

Tiffany  &  Chris

Tiffany & Chris
Married December 31st, 2014
"Mark, Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. You were amazing to work with and we're so luckily to have found you. We wish you all the luck, love and happiness in 2015. Love, Tiffany and Chris."

Jennifer  &  Chase

Jennifer & Chase
Married September 27th, 2014
"I can't thank you enough for your hard work! So many happy tears when I saw the photos. You captured the emotion behind the happiest, most beautiful day of my life. I just love the candid shots of the kids and my friends and family having fun. I was able to see the events that unfolded...more "

Sue  &  Eric

Sue & Eric
Married October 5th, 2013
"We are absolutely thrilled with how the pictures turned out! You did an awesome job taking not only portraits, but some absolutely great candid pictures. What was really great about the candid pictures is that you weren't up in our face or asking someone to "hold up." The outside pictures...more "

Amanda  &  Jeff

Amanda & Jeff
Married November 3rd, 2012
"You truly are an artist! You did an amazing job and were so easy to work with. We couldn't be happier!"

Anne  &  John

Anne & John
Married September 14th, 2012
"The photos turned out FANTASTIC!!!  We love them"

Zara  &  Jeff

Zara & Jeff
Married July 27th, 2012
"Very down to earth and easy to work with. We've loved what we've seen so far... Very creative and played off our personalities well!!"

Anthony  &  Dan

Anthony & Dan
Married June 2nd, 2012
"Mark, The pictures turned out great! It was such a beautiful day & because of you, we have these moments captured in time forever. Thanks again for everything!"

Tina Marie  &  Angelo

Tina Marie & Angelo
Married September 24th, 2011
"Mark, you were the best to work with and we could not be more happy with your work. Thank you Thank you thank you!!!!"

Elena  &  Aaron

Elena & Aaron
Married May 28th, 2008
"“Hey Mark, The photos are great! Some of them are REALLY great. We especially had a blast looking at the dancing photos of all our friends :)”"