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engagement session @ mystery location

As a photographer I tend to enjoy to being behind the camera as opposed to being the subject for a portrait. I can sense the anxiety that can come along with having professional portraits made, even if my subject happens to be a professional photographer. I was excited beyond belief when my good friend and colleague, Erik Matey (along with his fiance, Christie), asked me to shoot their engagement photos. When we showed up at this amazing, undisclosed location, my heart as well as my brain raced as the images formed in my mind… Everything was perfect… the location, the light, a couple willing to do ANYTHING!

I found myself with the perfect opportunity to shoot for me… and no doubt I did, I love the amazing stuff I got. As our shoot came to a close I just felt that I needed to present this couple with a few images that say more about Erik and Christie, than about me…Mark Gardner, the photographer.

So as we wrapped up the shoot I found a couple locations where the light was just right, and put them in a position where they could simply be… and enjoy each others company… then the fun began… enjoy!

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Chesapeake Bay Hyatt Beautiful Summer Wedding

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old town alexandria engagement session

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last minute wedding planning?

Congratulations! Procrastination has paid off in a big way if you are still in search of your wedding photographer!
Maybe it’s because the economy is tough and you thought hiring a skilled, talented, and artistic photographer wouldn’t fit into your budget. Or, perhaps you just haven’t found the right personality or chemistry with those photographers you have met with. I’m confident your search is over, this is the hottest deal going right now for the coolest months of the year.

Starting RIGHT NOW you can take advantage of our newest package, “Old Man Winter”. Yes, a boring name, but truth be told I want to work in what are normally the slow months of the year, and don’t want old man winter to settle in an make home here. I need to keep my skills and vision sharp.

So what is it? Well in short, old man winter is a wedding package where you simply pay a small non refundable contract fee, which covers our basic time and expenses up till the wedding day. This payment is also converted into credit for to use after the wedding toward the purchase of prints, albums, or files, you choose. Easy.

Because I’m making myself extremely available there are of course some rules, but you will have to contact me to find out what they are; and when you do, please include some information about your wedding plans, such as, where and when are you getting married, how big is the bridal party, how many guests, etc. I’m happy to answer and in most cases we’ll do it within 4 hours.

This is by no means a wedding giveaway. It’s a contracted booking – just like all other weddings that I book during the busy wedding season. The only difference is that if you are not absolutely in love with your photos after your wedding – you owe nothing and have no requirement to purchase anything further. The industry standard for wedding photographers is to collect the entire balance due BEFORE the event, but I’m mixing it up on this one. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

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happy birthday lifestyle portrait

Had a great time hanging out with Luca and his family on his 1st birthday, just having some everyday fun.


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