I'll admit it: I'm kinda awkward. A bit eclectic. Somewhat quirky. And not the least bit OCD. I'm pretty even-keeled: I don't get rattled. I don't get stressed. I'm just a happy-go-lucky guy doing what he loves.
I've tried to be the rock-star photographer with the big personality. You know the one. Always 'on.' Always 'out there.' But, that's just not me. My place is behind the camera — quietly having more fun than you'll know.
I got into photography as a hobby in high school, then took a few classes in college. I quickly realized this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The only problem was I wasn't really that good! I guess my instructors saw the potential I had, though, because they encouraged me to continue and see where it got me. I picked up the technical aspects (f-stops, shutter speeds, iso) quickly and that gave me a solid foundation to develop the artistic side. Eventually I reached the point where the art and the science became one, and things just clicked. I found my style.
The first big chunk of my career was as a newspaper photographer. I documented some of the biggest stories of the last fifteen years. I traveled the world. I won awards. I witnessed the amazing, the depressing, the inspiring. I've met presidents, athletes, war heroes and thousands of everyday people doing extraordinary things.
I left my job as a newspaper staff photographer several years ago and dedicated myself to documenting weddings. I love meeting new people and sharing in the moments in their lives. I love the spontaneity, the raw emotion, the reaction, and the challenge of finding new ways to tell someone's story. Weddings are a photojournalist's ultimate assignment!
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Mark. 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.
Wedding Photography Packages
Packages begin at $3500. Please contact Mark for more details.