Mark Black is a wedding photographer based in the Chicago area. Mark has a true photojournalistic style that comes from nearly 20 years as a professional photojournalist.
Mark will photograph your special day as it progresses capturing moments that will bring back your memories in full detail. The images that he captures will grace the walls of your home for a lifetime.
Mark is also an award winning Senior Staff Photographer at a major Illinois daily newspaper.
What was your favorite wedding photo?
My favorite wedding photo was of my husband and I just talking. Mark had taken the photo from below. The sky is bright blue with white clouds. The way the sun highlights my dress and flowers is beautiful. Plus, we had a parasol that made the whole thing just wonderful. There is also this really neat one of the wedding party. We're on a hill and it looks like we are jumping into the sky.
How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?
Mark was very much involved with every aspect of the wedding - making sure it was documented. But he also "blended" in with all the guests. He wasn't obtrusive. He got these wonderful candid shots - I didn't even know he was taking pictures at that point. He made great use of the park we took pictures in. We walked around, talked, laughed. I'm even on the phone in one - had to put that in the album. He had wonderful ideas about how to set up shots without them looking too posed. Our portraits are beautiful. Again, just having fun, taking all the shots in between the 'posed' shots. He caught all these special moments between myself and my bridesmaids, my husband, his groomsmen, our families.
What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?
We got a basic package. We own all of our photos. They are on his website where we can order them. Mark also gave us a disk with all of our photos (high quality).
How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?
Honestly, he was just himself. He was pleasant and polite. He seemed interested in making our day special for us. We appreciated that he talked to us, got a little bit of the back story, tried to have our personalities shine thru. Up until the wedding, he was very helpful with details. We had pictures taken outside so we needed to keep an eye on the weather. He was so flexible. He was wonderful. As my friends are getting engaged, I make sure that I recommend Mark. He was just what we were looking for plus much more.