Why Mark Turner Should Be Your Family’s Photographer
Everyone thinks they’re a photographer these days. Why should you choose me, Mark Turner, as your family’s photographer?
I guarantee my portraits and want you to be absolutely delighted with them.
When you view your proofs on our big screen, if you aren’t thrilled with the results I will happily reshoot or refund your session.
When I deliver your finished portraits I want you to be thrilled with them. If not, you don’t take them and you don’t owe anything.
You’ll look fantastic.
Compare my work with anyone else’s. I know how to make you look better than you ever imagined, even if you don’t like to be photographed. I start with great technique, lighting, composition, and posing. Then I add finishing touches to enhance your final portrait.
You’ll get images that match your personality.
Your portraits at Turner Photographics are limited only by your imagination. From classic to gritty, from a clean studio background to your favorite outdoor environment, even complex digital composites creating something that exists only inside your head, I’ll work with you to make your portraits personal.
I’ll help you be comfortable and have fun.
You’ll find that I’m constantly talking, moving, doing whatever it takes to help you relax and show your true personality and expressions.
Limited Sessions Each Day
I only schedule one or two portrait sessions each day. That allows me to take advantage of the best light, which is early in the morning and late in the afternoon. You’re also assured that I won’t be rushing off to another session, so you will get my full attention for as long as it takes to create magical portraits. I care about you and your family. I enjoy making new friends while creating portraits that you’ll cherish forever. It’s a process that can’t be rushed.
You’ll be able to see your images right as they’re being taken on our exclusive iPad viewing system. If something isn’t the way you like it, we’ll see it right away and be able to correct it. Even minor problems like stray hairs and wardrobe malfunctions are caught and fixed immediately. No other photographer locally has the ability to do this. You’ll never have to worry about how your portraits will turn out, because you’ll be able to see how awesome they look before you even leave! It’s not just a studio system. It works anywhere you want to be photographed.
I meet with you in your home and work hand-in-hand with you to plan your portrait before we schedule the session. If possible, I like to meet with everyone who will be photographed, including your kids and pets, so we’re not strangers when photo day arrives.
I Specialize in Location Portraits
Working on location allows me to create your portrait in an environment that is comfortable, familiar, and means something to you. It takes extra effort to bring lights, tripod, lenses, and backup equipment. It also takes skill and experience working in ever-changing light and new locations. Of course, if you prefer a studio session, I do those in my Wynn Road studio.
When your portraits are finished and framed I’ll deliver them to your home. I’ll even hang them for you.
Photography is All I Do
I live and breathe photography; it’s all I do. I’m passionate about my work and feel very fortunate to be earning my living doing exactly what I set out to do when I was 18. Nearly 40 years later I’m still in love with photography.
In Business Over 15 Years
I have been in business as an independent photographer since 1994.
I studied photography at one of the top photo schools in the country, Rochester Institute of Technology, ultimately earning a degree in Audio-visual Communication. Every year I invest both time and money to attend professional workshops, seminars, and online training to improve my skills and learn new techniques.
I teach photography workshops and lecture on photography several times each year. North Cascades Institute, Siskiyou Field Institute, The Burke Museum, Washington Native Plant Society, Whatcom Horticultural Society, Garden Writers Association, and Birchwood Garden Club have all sponsored my classes.
I am the photographer and co-author of Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest and the photographer/author of Bellingham Impressions. My photography also appears in numerous magazines and books each year.
I am a member of the premier national and state associations for professional portrait photographers: the Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Washington, where I am Northwest District Representative.
Bellingham is my home and has been since 1990. I’m a member of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerceand Bellingham Bay Rotary. I served some 15 years as a Boy Scout Leader, was on the the Sehome Hill Arboretum Board of Directors for 6 years, am a member of the Washington Native Plant Society board of directors and past president of the Koma Kulshan chapter. We contribute to numerous local non-profit organizations each year.