Mark's Story

In Mark’s Words:

"My mission as a photographer is for my images to tell a story.

My goal is to create artwork that will be creatively and prominently displayed.

In order to create one-of-a-kind images, it is crucial that I personally get to know my clients, before, during and after the photography session.

I guarantee the entire photography experience will be unique, fun and memorable. "

                                                                                          - Mark Brown

Unique Facts about Mark:

Mark has been creating pieces of art with his unique, journalistic approach for over 20 years.

Early in his career he studied improvisation with the celebrated Second City theatre group in Chicago. Mark credits his love of improv as a perfect way to reach out and understand everyone who walks into his studio. He puts each person totally at ease, unaware of the camera. His patience ultimately creates the perfect setting for anyone no matter the age.

Mark is well known for his work with special needs children and has been featured on ABC News and WGN. Mark’s personality and ability to create a relaxed, fun environment allows children with special needs to be themselves.

Mark volunteers for numerous non-profit organizations and is most proud of his work with Make-A-Wish, Best Buddies and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundations. Mark captured the beauty of Africa and its children on AIDS missions  with the Glaser Foundation. His journeys in Africa were featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Although Mark's studio is based in Chicago he takes his style on the road throughout the United States and has several clients in New York and Los Angeles.