Photography for individuals, couples and families

  • Portraits for families, seniors & couples
  • Wedding & engagement photos
  • Headshots & sports portraits

Your life goes by all too quickly. Great photographs enable you to enjoy the special people and times in your life long after the memories have faded. Post portraits on your wall, not the one on your phone, but on the ones in your home or office where you can see them anytime with just a glance, and warm to the feelings they evoke.

We create fine-art portraits for families, seniors, couples and individuals in the studio, your home or just about anywhere outdoors. We especially love photographing people in our studio, in their homes, in their favorite places and doing what they enjoy most. We also photograph weddings, elopements, engagements and other special events in life.

To make your portraits, we first consult with you on the design of your portraits, how you will display them, where to make your portrait, what to wear, and other details to ensure that you get the best possible outcome. We then photograph you at the chosen location to capture digital negatives from which we'll create your portraits. We are experts at using light to ensure the best captures, including mixing flashes with ambient light. This means that we can still create great photos in a wide variety of lighting conditions and times of the day. Once we have the digital captures, we use the digital darkroom to handcraft your portraits. This includes retouching for the best look and compositing the best of multiple images to create the final portrait. And finally, we'll work with you to create the best prints that you can enjoy for a lifetime in your home or office, or give as gifts to friends and family. We can also make books, holiday cards, calendars, coffee mugs and much more. Portraits start at $200.

For weddings and events our base service also includes consultation, photography and processing in the digital darkroom. You only get one chance at weddings and events. There are no do-overs. We find that we get the best results when we carefully plan the photography. Afterwards, we work with you to create the output that you desire, which can include prints, books, albums, video shows and digital files. Wedding photography starts at $1000.

Contact Mark to discuss how we can help you enjoy your life, family and special times with great photography. 360-472-0191 or photobymg@rockisland.com.

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