Amazing family photos at the beach that we will enjoy for years to come! Mark was able to capture the precious love between grandparents celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and 4 busy grandkids (hard to get all kids to focus)!! Absolutely fabulous!! Highly recommend for anyone that wants to capture the unforgettable!!
Incredible experience- beautiful photos, and excellent value. Mark made our whole family feel very comfortable, and he interacted beautifully with the kids. I recommend Mark unconditionally!!!!Back again-- two years later! Both, he and the quality of his photos are incredible. Make photos with Mark Block Photography a priority for your family vacation!
We had the best experience with our family photos over Christmas! Mark was on time for the shoot and did a great job of directing all of us. He worked so well with all of our kiddos and the photos are exactly what our family was hoping for! I would definitely recommend Mark Block Photography to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer!
Mark was AMAZING! We haven't even see the final shots yet but I'm confident in posting this now. He braved the wind and cold for us and was so so easy to work with. He kept us laughing and so relaxed during our wedding shots and I'm so excited to see them! Thank you thank you thank you!
we loved having Mark take family photos on our Marco Island vacation. he was flexible and really knew how to interact with our toddler. will be using him again in the future!
The photos that Mark took are excellent! He was patient with our group and captured some great moments!
Mark took our family photos in March 2022 at the JW Marriott on Marco Island.When we first met on the beach, he did an excellent job of befriending our 2.5 year old daughter, who can be shy and sometimes reticent to smile in professional photos. He was patient and knew how to make our toddler feel comfortable, and most importantly, he made the environment fun during the photo shoot.Mark is a master of his craft. The photos he shot are gorgeous. He is an excellent photographer. He obviously also knows the environment well and advised us on the best times for the right light.Finally, the way he packages his photos…with one upfront fee that is inclusive of all the edited images he sends, is clear and there are no hidden fees at the end. In Mark’s photo package, there is no sifting through a massive amount of unedited proofs and then having to pick your favorite few and ultimately paying extra because you can’t narrow it down. In Mark’s model, you get to keep all of the glorious memories in the gallery he sends. I would absolutely use a Mark again and would highly recommend him to others. You will not be disappointed! Our beach photos are gorgeous thanks to Mark!
Couldn’t be happier with our photos! Mark was so easy to work with, highly recommend!
Mark is the best photographer a family or couple could ask for. He's an incredibly gifted photographer and works very well and is very patient with young children. We've worked with him on 2 separate occasions and can only say positive things! He was so patient to work with us and our young children to capture the perfect shots and amazing moments for our family. On one occasion he even worked with us to accommodate a last minute change in schedule when we had to change our return flight. We have several photos he took of our family in our home and friends and family that have come by and seen the photos were all extremely impressed. We've referred Mark to several friends and family that live in Naples and have visited and all were very happy with the experience working with him! Highly recommended!
Mark, I can not say enough wonderful things to express the joy in our experience. We weren’t sure finding a photographer would be possible given the impromptu but you delivered an over the top experience with little notice. Your creativity and ability to connect the missing images from our day allowed for a magical ceremony of memories. I’m so appreciative that you worked us in on a Sunday/Monday time frame without hesitation. Your work is impressive and our home will be filled with cherished photos forever!! Thank you for being an amazing asset to our family story!! Best experience by far!!! Kelly Sutherland
Mark was phenomenal! He really knows how to capture the best light and provide the best footage . He recommended 2 sights that were absolutely perfect. Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend him to anyone and use again. Thank you Mark for making our day so special.
Mark was a pleasure to work with! He was professional and personable. He was on time and came ready to work! He knew exactly how to capture my 2 yr old and 1 yr old with both posed and candid photos. Mark sent the pictures over in a timely manner and was great at communicating before and after the shoot. The pictures came out better than I could have dreamed! Highly recommend!
We found Mark on the internet 8 years ago… what a find. We have used him as our family photographer every year since. Mark is great with our kids and my mother, who is ill. He is so easy to work with and makes everyone comfortable and relaxed. This really shows in his work. We always wind up with great photos. I would highly recommend.
When I came across Mark’s work, I instantly liked his style — outdoors, classic editing, and good, active family shots — so asked him about his availability. He responded promptly, and continued to be responsive to our questions, desires, etc. from the booking through our session.Our group has several young children/babies, with one being a real wild card. Mark found so many moments during our hour together to focus in on our little ones and capture them doing what they do best: being goofy and exploring. I so appreciated that he didn’t try to force the kids to pose or do anything unnatural; and instead let them lead the way with what they were comfortable with.We did several fairly casual photos, with us walking on the beach and interacting with each other. He was very happy to accommodate our requests for more formal portraits, as well, and helped us make sure we got all possible combinations (we had four separate families included in our large group).I was also very happy with his price point, and that we have the flexibility to print our own images.And while I already mentioned I like his editing style, I want to say again how refreshing it is to find someone that edits without heavy color correction, filters or trendy techniques. Just beautiful images.I cannot recommend Mark highly enough. He’s very professional, incredibly talented, and we hope to use him again on our next trip to Naples!
colors of pictures pop. he caught essence of my family. very enjoyable to work with. I highly recommend Mark Block taking your family pictures on the beach.
We had family photos taken on the beach that consisted of two separate families with grandparents. He did an amazing job accommodating group photos, individual family photos, and photos of the children. He had his work cut out for him with four children under 4! He was very patient and great with giving direction, easy to contact and communicate with, and most of all a fantastic photographer. Our photos turned out beautiful! Thank you Mark!
Mark was so easy to work with! Responds to emails right away! Easy going with location and made our photo shoot so fun and enjoyable-even with a 16 month old! The pictures turned out better than we dreamed. Such high quality! We will hopefully be back to the area again and will call Mark when we are!
This was the most fun family shoot we have ever had with a photographer. Mark captured our 3 generations perfectly! All our love, humor, & silliness caught on film-masterpiece!Thank you, Mark for these treasured memories.Louise & John L
We hired Mark to photograph our wedding on Marco Island in March 2019. We couldn't be happier with him, his services, or the pictures that he took. Mark was easy to work with, very responsive, and listened to our needs. He was on time, very professional, and took beautiful pictures of our “backyard dock" wedding (non-traditional, awkward space for a wedding photographer!). He immediately sent us preview pictures the day after our wedding, which was a lovely surprise. We also received a high-quality wedding book with our chosen pictures that sits on our coffee table to this day, and I always flip through it and relive the day all thanks to Mark and his talents. In fact, we just ordered a second copy as a gift for my parents since they love it so much too. Thank you, Mark, for sharing your talents with us and capturing our happiest day. We hope to see you soon for family pictures when we travel back to FL post-pandemic! Thanks again.
My extended family and I went to Marco Island on a family trip for my MIL 60th and wanted to surprise her with a family photo shoot.I contacted a handful of places and they seemed to be pushy with “upgrading packages” and “selling” but Mark was very genuine and transparent from the beginning. He was very responsive and organized. Made the process very easy!Day of the photoshoot it was hot, humid and we had two toddlers. He had all the patience in the world for our family of nine. Had some beautiful sneak peeks but cannot wait for all of the beautiful pictures he took!!!
Unfortunately I can’t speak to Marks work personally because I had to cancel my wedding due to Covid-19 but I can speak to how understanding he is. I do believe is is a great photographer, during our conversations he brought up things regarding light and angle of pictures for our beach ceremony I had not even thought of. After a spoke with Mark about the cancellation of my wedding with no idea when I could reschedule I asked for my deposit back he was the only one of my vendors that returned my full deposit. I am so grateful for his kindness and understanding and %100 will return to him a year or two down the road when all this has passed. Thank you Mark for being a kind human! Stay well so that I can hire you back someday 🙂
Hired Mark recently for a family beach shoot in Naples. Stop searching and hire Mark if you’re looking for a truly professional experience with amazing results. Mark really knows how to capture wonderful images using the beach landscapes and setting sun. We got our pictures back yesterday (about 2 week turnaround) and everyone was just blown away by the images. He did such a great job with my four year old and captured many moments with his grandparents that we will hang onto forever. By the end of the shoot Mark on my son were like best of friends. He’s so good with kids. 100% would recommend for the quality, professionalism, and price. Thanks again, Mark.
My husband I recently celebrated a milestone anniversary with our kids. Mark made our vision come to life with stunning beach photos that captured our special day perfectly. He is so easy to work with and made the experience effortless. Our kids just loved him! Mark also found the perfect location for us. If you’re looking for magical pictures for a special moment in your life, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Mark!