You are invited to set up a complimentary consultation in person or by phone to discuss your goals and expectations. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about my style and for me to learn more about YOU.
My passion from a life engaged in photography and performing arts provides an objective eye to capture your magical moments and create art. There is no time limit for a session and I aim for the experience to be as organic and natural as possible to showcase the best version of YOU. Sessions take place at my Chicago Studio with natural or studio lighting, in home, office or at a unique location of your choice. I love being creative and having all my sessions being as unique as each individual that I photograph.
Within two weeks of your photography session, I will present a slideshow of carefully selected images. Presentations are available in-person or via Zoom. I use state-of-the-art viewing software that makes the process enjoyable and stress-free. I will help guide your selection of the best images, as well as the most appealing framing options.
One-stop shopping! Your photos can be matted and framed, on canvas or metal. I can design the perfect grouping of photographic artwork to decorate your walls. We also offer delivery and installation services. Custom designed albums or holiday cards can be created. I can help select the most effective digital images to use for your website and marketing materials.
My loft studio is on the top floor of the 100 year old iconic Deagan Clock Tower building in Ravenswood. It provides a spectacular backdrop for our session, including a panoramic view of the Chicago skyline. There are high ceilings with natural light. We also have a large studio with professional lighting and classic backdrops, perfect for a headshot or photographing a newborn.
(a few fun facts)
When I appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show after returning from Africa, she made me cry.
I photographed Princess Diana in London as a college senior.
I am a part-time actor, stand-up comic, and a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Improvisation program.
My TV credits include Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD.
I was crowned “Disco King” when I competed in Chicago’s Dancing with the Giordano Stars.
I’m a long-time volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Best Buddies and Special Kids Photography of America.
I’ve lived in Chicago, Maryland, New York, and London.
“Mark has been photographing our family for the last 13 years. He is enthusiastic, creative, and he does an incredible job of capturing the true expressions of those he is photographing. The experience is relaxed and fun, and results in amazing photos. He has captured special moments in our family, from Christmas card photos, to the addition of our dogs to our family, to graduation portraits. The finished photographs are true works of art. Mark’s enthusiasm for his art and his talent are unparalleled.”