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!
Our family has worked with Mark twice. His pricing is an excellent value for the quality of editing and magazine quality images. Mark is also great working with kids and works magic to get them to cooperate better. Will be using him year after year!
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!
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!!!!
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!
We've used Mark Block for two extended family beach photography shoots over the past few years. Mark's work is BEAUTIFUL and he make the process a breeze. His communication before and after the shoot is great, he is timely and efficient. His rapport with my kids (boys 4 and 6yrs old) is amazing and he makes the time fun for all! Thank you! We will continue to be recurring customers 🙂
Escaping the cold and snow for the sun and sand of Marco Island after Thanksgiving was incredible! Finding Mark Block to capture the memory of that vacation for our family was extraordinary! Mark is an absolute pro, and a total pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the area is outpaced only by his talent behind the camera. Mark arrived on time. He came and went with a smile and made the whole shoot a lot of fun. We had four couples and six kids to work into the mix and Mark did it all with ease. The final product was beautiful and made for a perfect present to my wife's parents. If you are heading to Marco and even thinking about a family photo, reach out to Mark. It will be one of the best one-hour investments you make!
Mark Block is an amazing photographer, and someone our family will always be grateful for! We started having a 'family vacation' (including Grandchildren) in Naples four summers ago. Our family was growing, and I wanted some professional beach pictures taken. I found Mark on the internet - loved his pictures - affordable prices - and the fact that he edited all the pictures and gave us printing rights to them. He made such a great impression that first summer! He was so fun to work with, was great with the little ones, and captured the most amazing shots. We loved all of them, but especially the ones of the children running around and just having fun on the beach. Now, four years later we are still calling Mark each summer! He knows we are only there a few days, and is always gracious to accommodate our schedule. Those beach pictures are among my most treasured possessions - and priceless to me! Each one holds great memories. My entire family recommends Mark Block Photography to you without reservation!
Amazing!!! Not only was Mark flexible when our schedule changed last minute, he balance looming weather, bugs on the beach, and a 2 year old toddler + his 3 month old baby twin sisters. We had a blast! He moved quickly to beat the storm without us feeling rushed. To make it even better - the way he does the pictures you get all of the digitals and print on your own! SO much better than buying prints and having to choose if you want specific digital images. Hands down, would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone in the area! Hope we will have an opportunity to have him brave our kiddos and take pictures again!
We are a family of five from Iowa and we had an awesome photo session at the beach! We have beautiful photos that we’ll cherish forever! Mark did a great job keeping our three young kiddos engaged and got some very sweet smiles from them all!
Listen, we aren’t the most photogenic people on earth, but Mark was awesome. He did a great job, even as our 2 year old wasn’t the most cooperative. We got our photos back in the agreed upon time frame. The pictures looked great. He did a great job. I fully recommend him.
I HIGHLY recommend Mark Block as we had a wonderful experience using him as our photographer! We were on vacation and wanted some family pictures and came across his reviews online, and they were so accurate! He was quick to get back to me and flexible in setting up a time! He is very professional, patient, personable, great with kids, and truly very talented! We absolutely LOVE our photos from our beach portrait session and we enjoyed getting to know Mark during it. He helped our family feel at ease and the pictures came out so natural! He is so talented and creative and you feel like you made a friend by the end of the session. Can't say enough great things about him and will definitely use him again if we are back in the areas for vacation!
I can’t say enough nice things about Mark! We have had the pleasure of working with him several times. Each time he has been fun, patient and professional, and the photos are amazing! He has taken some of my very favorite family photos over the years!
We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding photos! We were married on a beach on Marco Island. Mark was very creative and took the time to capture our special day. He is TRULY TALENTED and genuinely cares about the photos he takes. We can say we loved each one!We highly recommend Mark!Sincerely,Mike and Julie FairMay 2019
We had a family vacation planned to Sanibel and wanted to get some professional beach pictures taken. We found Mark Block and could not have had a better outcome.Mark is super laid back but also professional. He makes you feel comfortable during the process and is VERY good with kids. We had 3 little's with us (ages 7, 4 and 2) and we had no crying through the entire process.Thank you, Mark, for your expertise! We HIGHLY recommend Mark!
I found Mark Block through a referral from a local Facebook moms group, so I contacted him to take pictures of my extended family while we were vacationing in Florida. He was very easy to communicate with to set up time, date and location. Unfortunately the day of our scheduled time, it was rainy with no end in sight. Mark was very flexible to reschedule; however, we only had one day with the entire extended family. So we decided to go for it! He made the best of what we had. He was very easy to work with – we had little kids, and he was able to bring out the best in them. He worked quickly and was able to get the large group shots that we were hoping for. We could not be happier with the results – you actually can’t even see the rain in the background! He delivered the photos quickly and the whole process was just very easy. This will be an annual vacation for our family, and I am looking forward to using Mark again and again!
We are from Minnesota and were down for a family trip on Marco Island. We searched and found Mark online and were completely satisfied with our entire experience. Mark did a wonderful job with an assortment of poses that we have to choose from. He captured everyone’s unique personality from our 4 month old and 3 year old grandsons to our children. And even the kids said it was an enjoyable experience!!
Mark was able to put us at ease for our family photos on the beach, regarding weather, timing or dealing with three restless kids. He did this by talking to us, sharing his history and getting to know ours. The result is seen in our smiles and the fun we had together. I highly recommend Mark Block for your own beach session. His caring way shows in his photography.Radhika
We had a wonderful experience with Mark taking pictures of our family in Naples. He was flexible about the times and mobility needs to accommodate our group (ranging in age from 7 mo to 94 years). He got really beautiful shots of everyone-- it's rare that everyone likes themselves in photographs! He gave us both color and black and white images. We will cherish them forever.
My family and I had a session on the beach with Mark and he could not have been more pleasant to work with. Mark was the consummate professional and worked EXTREMELY well with my 2-year old niece. Mark was efficient and accommodated all of our requests, even working a little longer than the agreed upon period. We received the photos last night and they turned out incredibly well. We can't say enough great things about our experience with Mark from beginning to end and would highly recommend him.
We had a wonderful session last week with Mark for family photos. The original date was going to have some unfavorable temps for evening pictures and young kids. He was able to accommodate us on another date which had much better weather. He was wonderful with the kids! He has some great tricks for getting them to do what he wants without the nagging parents dole out. I would suggest to other parents sit back and let him take charge of the kids and I am sure he will get them to listen better than you are able to! We can’t wait to see the pictures! Would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.
My family had beach photos taken by Mark Block the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Mark was excellent! Very patient with my grandkids. Had really good poses for every picture. Got the proofs back today. Very pleased with every photo. I may buy them all!
We vacationed in Naples for the first time and decided to have family portraits done while were down. With no recommendations, I turned to google to find a photographer. Mark’s online catalogs looked great and he had positive reviews, so we contacted him and scheduled our session a few weeks out. Lucky for us, Mark was a professional in every sense. He knew a great location and time of day for the photos, was wonderful with our semi-tricky 2 and 5 year olds, and best of all, the portraits are fantastic!! We give him five stars, 2 thumbs up, etc!!
Mark recently took our family photos on Marco Island and he was fantastic! We have two kids (ages 8 and 5) - he started right off with a game and they were comfortable around him the rest of the photo shoot. The location he picked served as the perfect backdrop for our beach photos. We couldn't be happier with how the final photos turned out. The bonus was that the photo shoot was a highlight of our trip too! I highly recommend Mark and will use him again if we vacation in the area again.
Mark took family pictures for us for my twins sweet 16 Birthday. He was very professional and friendly. The pictures turned out beautiful for a great price. We highly recommend him. Thanks Mark!
Mark was professional and took our engagement photos at our location of choice in Naples, Florida. The photos turned out beautiful. We chose him as our photographer based off of these online reviews and he did not disappoint!
Wonderful photos that capture such natural and special moments
Mark took our family pics in Marco Island this May. He suggested we meet at the beach in the morning with our 5 year old and 3 year old. This was a fantastic idea as everyone was fresh in the morning and well behaved (as opposed to evening/ beach sunset pictures). Mark took a lot of time with us...getting to know us, and giving the kids time to get comfortable with him. He is very friendly and easy to talk to. The pics he took are amazing! We’ve had beach pictures taken in the past and we are happiest with the pictures from Mark. We are very pleased with his work and we plan to book him again next year to take our pictures again.
I have used Mark for several years and each time we end up with wonderful pictures. He is also an extremely kind human being too. He works fabulously with children as well. He’s got a customer for life with me and my family.
I found Mark from Google maps.Our family reunion was in Naples, and we wanted his type of work.I could immediately discern his quality by the questions he asked and attention to detail by explaining how he works.I was not disappointed.He produced about forty beautifully composed photos. Impeccable contrast, lighting, and expressions.Well worth his reasonable fee.I'd use him again.
My wife found Mark Block Photography to take our son's 9 month photos while we were on vacation. I'm so glad that she did because Mark was awesome! From start to finish the entire experience was top notch. He had my son smiling the entire time! I would recommend Mark to anyone looking for a photographer in southwest Florida.
Mark is very nice and patient. Communication was great leading up to our shoot (we were coming in from out-of-town). Pictures came out great!
We found Mark by google when looking for a photographer for a family shoot in Naples. Mark was very professional, relaxed and easy to work with. We had a great evening and the photos are beautiful. Thanks Mark!
Such a great experience! He was on time, and gave specific detail on where to meet. Very outgoing and did fantastic with the kids! Would definitely recommend and we will be using him in the future!
Wonderful photographer, very professional and high quality. Loved working with Mark and would highly recommend to anyone in the area. We love our engagement photos and couldn't be any happier.
We were so thrilled with our wedding photos and our wedding would not have been the same without the talent of Mark Block. When he first arrived he immediately put me at ease with his calm demeanor and confidence and as a result allowed me to enjoy every moment of the experience. The combination of his relaxing manner and keen eye created a wide array of photos which really captured our joy and the essence of the moment. Our highest recommendations.
Mark took our family photos at Loudermilk Park in Naples. We had a big group - 6 adults, and 5 kids ages 15 to 2. The pictures came out beautiful. He's also reasonably priced and *very* fast - we had a lot of wonderful pictures with different combinations of family members, all done in under an hour - even with the antsy two year old! Our pics were actually taken a year ago but I'm realizing I never wrote a review.
Simply the most down to earth, artistic, passionate photographer I have ever met in my life. Thank you Mark for photographing our wedding on the beach. You did a fantastic job and a year later we have these beautiful memories you took for us that we will have forever.
Mark is such a wonderfully talented photographer who is great to work with! You will not be disappointed!After looking at Mark's work online I was excited to have him photograph my family while we were vacationing in Naples. During our shoot he was incredibly patient with my two small children, giving them breaks, and keeping everyone happy during our session. I've used other photographers in the past, but Mark far surpasses any of my previous experiences. Thank you for beautiful pictures and memories I will treasure for a lifetime.
I found Mark Block photography through a google search. I live in Illinois but needed a photographer for my Florida destination wedding. I made a list of 5 photographers and MB was the 3rd one I called. I knew he was going to be my photographer after a few minutes of talking with him. He really understood what I was needing and the goals I had for the photos. His website is organized well and you can see a large gallery of photos. All of which are well lit and capture special moments above and beyond the regular point and shoot style. He was professional and accommodating and made everyone, including the young children, feel comfortable. He is a real treasure and will deliver.
Thank you for such beautiful stunning pics for our beach wedding! You are truly so talented at capturing every moment. You are a true artist at your craft. Everyone was in awe of the pics. It was great working with you.Thanks again!!!Holly and Kevin
6/1/14: Mark Block took our family portraits on Marco Island Beach April, 2014. Five adults and one 8 month old baby. The pictures turned out beautiful; the compositions and natural lighting made us all look our best! Many different poses, lots of different combinations, so many good photos to choose from. Thank you Mark for wonderful pictures we will cherish for many years to come! Ruth R., Naperville, IL
We had the greatest experience with Mark, from the beginning to the end, grandma was the first who spoke to Mark and she said: he is the one, she was so right. Everything was fun, besides very very professional, our wedding was bilingual so my parents were so amazed at how hi worked with them, Mark said mama and papa and they knew what to do!. We got the pictures two weeks ago and they were absolutely beautiful. We have images -Memories!- that we we were like "when did it happen", pictures at the church were astonishing!We are so happy that Mark was with us,Mark, once again thank you very much for capturing great moments on our big day, God bless you!Julieth and Tom
We chose Mark for a family beach portrait, and we were extremely impressed! Initially, he was easy to reach and very responsive. On picture day, it was going to be raining during our scheduled time. He was very knowledgeable about the weather patterns and was flexible with his scheduling. So, we were able to get beautiful portraits done during the tiny slice of time when the weather cleared. He also went over and above what was promised to make sure the images were touched-up to perfection. Highly recommended!
We had the greatest time getting our family photos done with Mark! It was a Christmas gift for my in-laws and they were thrilled with the outcome. He did such a wonderful job keep all 10 of us focused and feeling comfortable. The photos exceeded all of our expectations and we can't wait to fill our home with the prints!
We bought a family photo-shoot for my parents for Christmas.He was great with the kids and we were all thrilled with the results. We can't wait to do it again next year!
We had a great experience working with Mark Block Photography for our family pictures. His friendly demeanor and professional attitude put everyone at ease. Our shy three-year-old talked about how fun it was to watch the sunset with "Mister Mark" for days afterward! Mark captured so many beautiful images of our family. We look forward to working with him again!