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Mark Laing Creative Photography

Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Wedding, Event, Birthday, Bar and Bat Mitzvah Photography and Videography. Sports team and family photos.

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22 September 2019

We hired Mark to take pictures at a funeral which isn't a easy task. He was kind and did it with grace. He take pictures that have emotions and feeling to them. Happy to have hired him.

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15 September 2019

We hired Mark to take pictures at a funeral which isn't an easy task.  He was kind and did it with grace.  He takes pictures that have emotions and feeling to them.  Happy to have hired him.

Reviewed on Yelp

12 September 2019

Mark Laing went above and beyond what we expected. His photography work is great and he is a very kind and flexible professional. He stayed within our budget. We look forward to hiring him again for our family portraits. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

8 September 2019

Stunning work,

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29 July 2019

Mark was our photographer for our wedding, and we could not have had a better experience. He went above and beyond to accommodate all of our requests, and the pictures turned out beautifully. Thank you again for capturing our special day. We highly recommend him!! -Karina & Joel More...

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28 June 2019

Mark was great!!
He was very attentive and just did everything we asked.
The pictures were really perfect!!

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27 January 2019

We are so so glad we had Mark for our engagement photos, and both our small intimate wedding ceremony and large family/friends ceremony and reception! Our theme was “under the stars” and so we did our engagement photos at Griffith Observatory. The photos came out amazing and we had so much fun. We used the photos for our Save the Dates and wedding website. The photos and videos from our two ceremonies came out beautiful and the video gave a chance to family who couldn’t make the wedding to experience our happy day. Mark sent us prints of our photos and copies of all the pictures and videos in a beautiful and personalized box with matching personalized usbs. Thanks again Mark for being such a great part of our day! More...

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4 January 2019

Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end. We planned our wedding in a little over 2 months which was an absolute nightmare for our stress levels, but we did not have to worry about anything when it came to our photos! Our engagement shoot was located in Laguna Beach and the wedding was located in Newport Beach, CA. We had an engagement shoot with another photographer before that we did not like whatsoever, so we decided to do another one which came with the package we selected from Mark. He was very accommodating from the get-go. He was also very responsive to all of our emails and calls. I was impressed with his level of responsive-ness. This is very critical when planning a wedding with little time to spare. I also really liked his communication style. He listened well and made us feel comfortable in discussing our questions, comments and concerns. I felt like his pricing was very reasonable for his knowledge and quality of work. He sends out a survey to help with understanding the essential shots you need and the style you are going for. He does all the thinking for you so that you don't need to-he is also very gracious in trying to understand your culture/traditions. We had a fusion wedding with American and Iranian elements and he was very respectful in capturing it all.

He was able to give us previews of our engagement photos very quickly and we could tell we would already be happy with the wedding photos after seeing these. He has a good eye for angles. He also had great videography skills. We were super happy with our wedding video! He packaged everything in cute boxes and had a lot of nice touches. His packages include many options, but most include large easel print outs, a gorgeous metal frame of your choosing, and photos in a keepsake box. He also has the most up to date equipment and we were able to add a drone to capture the ceremony. He has other photographers and videographers on his crew to help out too. I would highly recommend Mark Laing for any of your photography needs. He is a true professional and has now become a friend.
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3 January 2019

Mark was an absolute pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end.  We planned our wedding in a little over 2 months which was an absolute nightmare for our stress levels, but we did not have to worry about anything when it came to our photos!  Our engagement shoot was located in Laguna Beach and the wedding was located in Newport Beach, CA.  We had an engagement shoot with another photographer before that we did not like whatsoever, so we decided to do another one which came with the package we selected from Mark.  He was very accommodating from the get-go.  He was also very responsive to all of our emails and calls.  I was impressed with his level of responsive-ness.  This is very critical when planning a wedding with little time to spare.  I also really liked his communication style.  He listened well and made us feel comfortable in discussing our questions, comments and concerns.  I felt like his pricing was very reasonable for his knowledge and quality of work.  He sends out a survey to help with understanding the essential shots you need and the style you are going for.  He does all the thinking for you so that you don't need to-he is also very gracious in trying to understand your culture/traditions.  We had a fusion wedding with American and Iranian elements and he was very respectful in capturing it all.  He was able to give us previews of our engagement photos very quickly and we could tell we would already be happy with the wedding photos after seeing these.  He has a good eye for angles.  He also had great videography skills.  We were super happy with our wedding video!  He packaged everything in cute boxes and had a lot of nice touches.  His packages include many options, but most include large easel print outs, a gorgeous metal frame of your choosing, and photos in a keepsake box.  He also has the most up to date equipment and we were able to add a drone to capture the ceremony.  He has other photographers and videographers on his crew to help out too.  I would highly recommend Mark Laing for any of your photography needs.  He is a true professional and has now become a friend. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

29 September 2018

We worked with Mark for both our engagement photos and our wedding and it was such a pleasure! He's so kind and we always felt very comfortable around him. The photos and the videos from Mark are stunning and we're so glad he was able to capture this special time in our lives. More...

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23 July 2018

Mark takes the most beautiful photos!!!! He was so much fun and has the best eye!!! I can't wait till I get married so I can use him too! !! Thanks for the amazing photos Mark and for being such a delight to be around!!! More...

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27 May 2018

Mark is AMAZING! He is a very talented photographer who takes great pics but he also makes everyone feel very comfortable from the beginning. We had the fortunate experience of getting to do several shoots with him and he truly felt like a long time friend that does amazing work. He is super prompt at turning things around and getting your pictures back in an easy to view/share way. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone for wedding, family, baby pics, etc. More...

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27 May 2018

Mark did a fantastic job recording our preschool programs!! He was easy to work with and very attentive to all of our needs. I loved the creativity with which he put our project together and the finished product was completed quickly. I am so thankful that he perfectly captured these precious moments for our preschool families!! More...

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27 May 2018

Mark was amazing. From a year before our wedding, he worked with me to find a reasonable price within our budget and everything exceeded expectations. Our engagement photos were included in the package and we received them within three days of the shoot. He helped pick out sites for our photo shoot for the actual day of the wedding. I booked two photographers for 10 hours on a very long and complicated wedding day. He and Debbie, the other photographer, were prompt and ready to go at 10am and we're extremely flexible with the entire schedule. There were photos done in Woodland Hills, Simi Valley, The Santa Monica mountains and finally Malibu. Mark kindly rode on our crazy limo bus between the church and wedding venue while Debbie went early to capture all the little details at Duke's. I never had any specific shots in mind but they were great at getting our attention and capturing so many photos and the beautiful sunset and scenery at our beachside venue. Lastly, they went above and beyond what was expected and stayed all night until the last guests left at 11pm. Digital wedding photos and our photo box arrived within 3 week of the wedding. He and Debbie were so much fun and just became part of the family. Everything was beautiful, I would highly recommend him for all of your photography needs! More...

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27 May 2018

I hired Mark to capture a henna party hosted at my house, and by the end of the night I knew he would be my family's new go-to photographer. Mark is so responsive, respectful, and easy to work with. And his prices are very reasonable too.My family and I really appreciated that Mark came early to capture all of the guests' arrivals. He was dressed in a beautiful black suit and totally blended in with all the other guests. My family and I feel like the photos he took at the party are magazine-worthy; they are that amazing. He is just so great at capturing raw emotion and sweet, special moments. We also loved how quickly he was able to return the photos to us. We got them back within a few days.Once Mark was done, according to the time allotted in the contract, we asked him to stay and hang out with us because we enjoyed him that much. He's just a genuine, good guy and added such a warm and happy energy to the day. He also makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is so important for a photographer. I can't recommend him enough. Mark, thank you for everything. I can't wait to have you capture my wedding portraits and our family Christmas photos!! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

22 April 2018

This review is long overdue. Mark is very sweet and extremely accommodating. He was so quick to respond to our emails and did his best to make sure we were happy and got the pictures that we wanted. He went above and beyond.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

24 January 2018

Mark was such an amazing photographer. He was attentive and made us comfortable from the moment we met him. Mark listened to us on how we wanted our photos to look, such as, more natural lighting and not too "posey". The day of our wedding, we received so many compliments on his demeanor...he was like one of our guests in the fact that he was like family. He was always smiling and encouraging fun photos. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is interested in a photographer. He also did our vidoeography, which made me and my husband cry from laughter as well as we felt the love. I cannot wait to hang the beautiful photos in our home. Thanks Mark for allowing us to have beautiful memories printed throughout our home. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

5 January 2018

Mark is AMAZING! He is a very talented photographer who takes great pics but he also makes everyone feel very comfortable from the beginning. We had the fortunate experience of getting to do several shoots with him and he truly felt like a long time friend that does amazing work. He is super prompt at turning things around and getting your pictures back in an easy to view/share way. I would definitely recommend Mark to anyone for wedding, family, baby pics, etc. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

4 January 2018

Mark was amazing. From a year before our wedding, he worked with me to find a reasonable price within our budget and everything exceeded expectations. Our engagement photos were included in the package and we received them within three days of the shoot. He helped pick out sites for our photo shoot for the actual day of the wedding. I booked two photographers for 10 hours on a very long and complicated wedding day. He and Debbie, the other photographer, were prompt and ready to go at 10am and we're extremely flexible with the entire schedule. There were photos done in Woodland Hills, Simi Valley, The Santa Monica mountains and finally Malibu. Mark kindly rode on our crazy limo bus between the church and wedding venue while Debbie went early to capture all the little details at Duke's. I never had any specific shots in mind but they were great at getting our attention and capturing so many photos and the beautiful sunset and scenery at our beachside venue. Lastly, they went above and beyond what was expected and stayed all night until the last guests left at 11pm. Here are some photos of his amazing work. Digital wedding photos and our photo box arrived within 3 week of the wedding. He and Debbie were so much fun and just became part of the family. Everything was amazing, I would highly recommend him for all of your photography needs! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

13 October 2017

Mark was an absolute delight to have at our wedding! Our photos came out so perfect. I really wanted to have candid photos more than staged/posed and I couldn't be any happier with what he captured. I'm not the most photogenic nor confident so I hate pictures of myself but the absolute joy mark captured I cant even pick which one I love the most! Aside from the amazing photos I had multiple guests approach me to tell me how much they liked him. He really made our day oh so special and I 1000% recommend him! :) More...

Reviewed on Yelp

15 July 2017

Surpassed expectations by far! Skill and creativity is amazing. Price/value is unheard of for this kind of quality. Just let him know ahead of time if you want specific photos, such as family groups, etc. used him for my 3rd child's wedding and paid less with MUCH better quality and service than I did 15 years ago. Engagement photos were included and people. Ant stop talking about them. Can't wait to use him again for EVERYTHING!!! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

17 June 2017

I hired Mark to capture a henna party hosted at my house, and by the end of the night I knew he would be my family's new go-to photographer. Mark is so so responsive, respectful, and easy to work with. And his prices are also very reasonable too.

My family and I really appreciated that Mark came early to capture all of the guests' arrivals. He was dressed in a beautiful black suit and totally blended in with all the other guests. My family and I feel like the photos he took at the party are magazine-worthy; they are that amazing. He is just so great at capturing raw emotion and sweet, special moments. We also loved how quickly he was able to return the photos to us. We got them back within a few days.

Once Mark was done, according to the time allotted in the contract, we asked him to stay and hang out with us because we enjoyed him that much. He's just a genuine, good guy and added such a warm and happy energy to the day. He also makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is so important for a photographer. I can't recommend him enough.

Mark, thank you for everything. I can't wait to have you capture my wedding portraits and our family Christmas photos!!
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Reviewed on WeddingWire

17 June 2017

I hired Mark to capture a henna party hosted at my house, and by the end of the night I knew he would be my family's new go-to photographer.  Mark is so so responsive, respectful, and easy to work with. And his prices are also very reasonable too.My family and I really appreciated that Mark came early to capture all of the guests' arrivals. He was dressed in a beautiful black suit and totally blended in with all the other guests. My family and I feel like the photos he took at the party are magazine-worthy; they are that amazing. He is just so great at capturing raw emotion and sweet, special moments. We also loved how quickly he was able to return the photos to us.  We got them back within a few days.Once Mark was done, according to the time allotted in the contract, we asked him to stay and hang out with us because we enjoyed him that much. He's just a genuine, good guy and added such a warm and happy energy to the day. He also makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is so important for a photographer. I can't recommend him enough. Mark, thank you for everything. I can't wait to have you capture my wedding portraits and our family Christmas photos!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 May 2017

We are so happy that we had Mark for our big day!!We hired Mark to take video of our wedding on 8/20/16. We had already secured photographers, and only decided to add video pretty last minute (about a month before the big day). Mark was very responsive via email (given that we live out of state from the wedding/Mark) and his prices are reasonable. We liked his work that we found online, and are thrilled that we chose him! Not only were the final products amazing and fast (he got us a sneak peek video within days of the wedding!), he was also so warm, kind, happy and fun to speak/work with. Our family even told us how kind he was and love the videos as well!I don't know what else to say that hasn't already been said by so many other reviews. If you are looking for a videographer, this is the guy! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

27 May 2017

Mark has the personal touch you want when documenting your special day/event/party. He is in the moment with you and all of the people that are important to the essence of the experience. Not only did you not realize he was there, he was SO there in every way. I can't express enough how overjoyed and grateful I am he was there to document the experience step by step. Everything happens to quickly so to have something that Mark has created for you to look back on, gives you an even better, more fuller appreciation of what the atmosphere was during that time of capture. Mark pays attention to those special moments and I cannot recommend his services highly enough to anyone who seeks to capture magical moments, those that you didn't even know were there! It was a gift, a pleasure, a privilege to have worked with him and his amazing spirit! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

27 May 2017

Mark is a phenomenal photographer. When you first meet Mark it feels like you have known him for a long time. During your first meeting he offers a complimentary photo shoot to help you decide if his style meets your needs. His personality, quality of work, and reasonable prices made it an easy choice for us. During the wedding our guests enjoyed his presence. Mark felt like another guest to us, he wasn't intrusive yet captured every special moment. Within a couple days we had an online preview album to share with family and friends. The end results were beautiful and amazing. Thank you Mark! More...

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31 January 2017

I was shopping around for a good photographer to cover my kid's 1st birthday. Upon checking yelp reviews, packages/rates offered and going through their individual work, we decided to go ahead with Mark and are extremely happy with that decision. From the start, he came across as extremely warm, approachable, kind human being, and of course, extremely professional. After the event, he was also super quick at sharing the pictures/short video. I am extremely picky about pictures, difficult to please and hey did Mark deliver?! Of course. In fact, he exceeded our expectations. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good photographer and not willing to compromise on the quality. He will not disappoint. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

30 November 2016

Mark is a remarkable photographer and human being. He has an incredibly artistic eye and is able to capture moments in time that are far beyond the naked eye. He captures the essence and emotion of the most important day of you life, with an ease and understanding of what rests in the hearts of the couple and their vision for their day. He has a way with words and a very kind heart and is also a true professional. We highly recommend him if you would like a truly unique and beautiful expression of your wedding day! We were blessed to have him and are very grateful. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

21 October 2016

We have used mark for over 5 years! He is simply the best!Thanks Mark!He just did another event for me.....superlative Brit milah photography!Pj

Reviewed on Yelp

6 October 2016

Mark has the personal touch you want when documenting your special day/event/party. He is in the moment with you and all of the people that are important to the essence of the experience. Not only did you not realize he was there, he was SO there in every way. I can't express enough how overjoyed and grateful I am how he was able to document the experience step by step. Everything happens too quickly, so to have something that Mark has created for you to look back on, gives you an even better, more fuller appreciation of what the atmosphere was during that time of capture. Mark pays attention to those special moments and I cannot recommend his services highly enough to anyone who seeks to capture magical moments, those that you didn't even know were there! It was a gift, a pleasure, a privilege to have worked with him and his amazing spirit! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

28 September 2016

We are so happy that we had Mark for our big day!!We hired Mark to take video of our wedding on 8/20/16. We had already secured photographers, and only decided to add video pretty last minute (about a month before the big day). Mark was very responsive via email (given that we live out of state from the wedding/Mark) and his prices are reasonable. We liked his work that we found online, and are thrilled that we chose him! Not only were the final products amazing and fast (he got us a sneak peek video within days of the wedding!), he was so warm, kind, happy and fun to speak with. Our family even told us how kind he was and love the videos as well!I don't know what else to say that hasn't already been said by so many other reviews. If you are looking for a photographer or videographer, this is the guy! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 May 2016

I highly recommend Mark Laing for all your photography needs! Mark recently took pictures at an inaugural scripted reading event I hosted at the Writers Guild of America West on behalf of the Committee of Black Writers, and he did a fantastic job! He arrived in a timely manner and didn't waste any time getting started. I told him exactly what I wanted from him and he nailed it! His pictures were incredible and so creative. He took, literally, hundreds of photos and I (and everyone) was very pleased with them all. Everyone can't take good pictures of People of Color but Mark can and did. No matter the skin tone, he made sure to capture every person in the most beautiful way possible. He also got me sneak peek pics the very next day and worked very patiently with me to ensure I was 100% pleased before the pics went out. They say "A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away" and Mark made sure that this momentous event will be something we will always be able to look back on fondly. Hire him! You won't regret it. More...

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30 April 2016

Mark is by far the best photographer I've ever met. His photos are amazing and he is a true pleasure to be around, he really felt like one of the family and is super sweet and professional. I was so surprised when he sent us some of our wedding shots only two days after the wedding so we wouldn't have to wait while the others were being edited, they were just breathtaking and he truly captured the moment. Thank you Mark we will be using you again! More...

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22 January 2016

I can't say enough good things about Mark. He is kind, professional, courteous, and so pleasant and easy to work with. And so TALENTED! We hired Mark last minute to tape a family event and what he delivered was above and beyond our expectations. We are planning to renew our vows next year and are looking forward to using Mark again for our photographs/video. Thanks for everything, Mark! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

9 October 2015

There are so many POSITIVE things I can say about Mark! He's so talented and did such a great job on our engagement shoot and wedding pictures!
His pictures are so clean and raw, but yet so much character. He's able to capture moments and connect with the couple! And he knows exactly what he's looking for, and for those who don't know how to really pose, he makes you feel comfortable in posing.

Pros:
- Friendly
- Creative
- Well knowledge of equipment
- Accommodating
- Prompt

Cons:
- None
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7 October 2015

I went to Mark for some headshots and they turned out great. He was very accommodating and got them done quick when I needed them for a deadline. I think the real testament to his skill is that he somehow managed to make me look ridiculously handsome in the headshots which is a feat of photography. Now if only we could get that to work in real life! I have him coming out to my business next week to do headshots for the entire company and he's made that process really easy as well. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

7 July 2015

So many great things about Mark. His pictures are awesome. He provided tons of sneak peak photos right after the wedding and a ton of wonderful and beautiful pictures a couple weeks after the wedding. The guests loved him. He's really fun to have around on the wedding day. He is on time and professional. He is super quick to answer questions, very helpful and flexible. I would definitely hire Mark again for another event. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

16 May 2015

Mark is an amazing photographer. His photos are beautiful and unique. We had a great time with him for all our photo shoots. He made it super easy! If you want to have fun and good quality photos Mark is the perfect photographer. More...

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15 May 2015

Mark is the best! Anyone interested in having a fun time Mark is the perfect photographer. The photos are beautiful and unique. He is very flexible and makes everything easy especially if you are shy. We had two family weddings and he made both weddings look stunning. People are still talking about the photos even the engagement shoot. Mark is now my always go to photographer. He is also shooting my best friends wedding. Would recommend to anyone! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

2 December 2014

A big thank you to Mark for capturing the joy and beauty of our special day in spectacular images and also for being a top notch guy. Wedding planning is tough business, and you don't know what you're going to get in hiring a vendor to help make your day a success.  A signed contract does not guarantee great performance. Mark Laing proved to be a sure bet straight away. We didn't meet in person until we walked in the door of our venue in Malibu that bright October day, and Mark was already there scouting the location, prepped and ready to shoot.Mark is a great guy. Gregarious and true, real, and a consummate professional, he immediately put us at ease and made the requisite pre-ceremony photo-ops great fun. We played on the beach and Mark gave us beautiful, natural images with which to forever remember those fleeting moments before we were to become the focus of our guest's attention. And with his images, we are witness to the terrific abundance of joy present in the faces of all who came to celebrate with us.There is a great deal of psychology at play in photographing people. Mark is smart and has a sensitivity that enables a truth to be evident in his work. That is what we wanted, not something posed or stiff. We were thrilled to catch glimpses of the first images so soon after the wedding. We were so lucky, our day felt absolutely perfect, and Mark's photographs confirmed this! We were a hit! More...

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6 August 2014

You will never work with another photographer again after hiring Mark Laing. Mark is not only an extremely creative and talented photographer, he is also very professional and totally reliable.  Our family hired Mark for photography and video services on two separate occasions; my son's bar mitzvah and my daughter's bat mitzvah.Mark over-delivered on both occasions. Judging from the quality of the finished product (photos and video edits), he put far more time into completing the work than is reasonable for the modest fee he charges. As a bonus, Mark is personable and a fun addition to the party! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 November 2013

Mark is the most Amazing Photographer, our family and friends cant stop commenting on how Beautiful the pics were.....He was a really nice and took sooooooo many pics. ...I would recommend him to everyone.....His Photography is Beautiful and so Artistic ! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 October 2013

Mark did our Wedding Oct. 13, 2013   What an AzaZing job he did....In Love with the pics....So Happy and he was a nice easy going guy.  Highly recommend this Photographer for any occasion.  People are going Crazy for the pics....Thanks again!!!!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

18 July 2013

We booked Mark for our April 2013 wedding aboard the Scarlett Belle in Oxnard, CA and we could not have been more happy with him! My husband wanted a photographer with a photojournalist look to his pictures and fun candid shots and Mark really fit the bill. He was very flexible with us and explored fun ideas for wedding shots. Sure we got the regular posed pictures but Mark also got some amazing gems that were candid and unplanned (by us anyway). Not only were the wedding pictures amazing but also Mark was the nicest person to work with. He fit in quite well with both of our families and everyone (especially my dad) loved him. I definitely thought I would feel awkward with some guy following me around with a camera all day but Mark made it very easy and comfortable to be a bride! He really did and excellent job in every way! I highly recommend him as your wedding photographer! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

13 June 2013

Mark was awesome! He came and took photos at two locations the day of our wedding and made sure that I got all the people and places I wanted for the photos and more!

Reviewed on WeddingWire