Hello, welcome to my site. I’m Mark and I am glad you found your way here. I am a Minnesotan who has made his home in wonderful Portland, Oregon. I’m a lover of beauty. Whether it be on a morning walk in my neighborhood, during a hike in the woods or while making dinner at home with my amazing wife, I’m constantly inspired by life's simple pleasures. One of the ways that I enjoy experiencing the world is by taking photographs. Most days I carry a camera with me. (On your wedding day, I’ll carry two!) I strive to take honest, meaningful and beautiful photos. I’m attracted to natural light and soft shadows. Quiet expressions and unspoken words. When people ask me what sets me apart from other wedding photographers, I often think about my ability to connect with and understand my subjects. I am an observer to my core. I love watching the way couples interact with each other. Seeing the way that an inside joke whispered in your bride-to-be's ear makes her throw her head back in laughter or seeing you geek out when your DJ plays your favorite song. I love capturing all of the fleeting moments that tell your story.
When I'm not out photographing weddings, I love hanging out at home with my wife Lydia and our twins Jack & Audrey. If we're not camping on the coast, hiking in the Gorge or getting lost in the woods, you'll find us riding our bikes all over Portland. But really, most of the time we're either eating or thinking about eating. We love drinking IPA's at Sweet Hereafter, eating tacos at Por Que No, bagels at Spielman's, and pizza at Ken's. You might see us spending way too much time (and entirely too much money) at New Seasons or dreaming about how we wish we could decorate our house with everything at Canoe.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I look forward to meeting you and learning your story.