Welcome, I’m Mark.

I believe there is a distinguishable difference between having a wedding and getting married. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life in my humble opinion, and getting married is the most meaningful part of the day.

When Heather and I got married we loved celebrating with all the people in our lives, but there was no way I could prepare myself for how important the experience was going to be to me. I knew that joining our families would be the most profound change in my life and that brought a nervous excitement.

Getting married changed me to my core. Through all the great times, happiness, struggle, pain, and contentment I have enjoyed the journey of our big crazy family. We’ve added five children to our family and Marriage is hard work, but there is no one I would rather raise our children and work on our marriage with than my beautiful wife.

I'm a man who loves family. I feel your life is more important and that the focus is you, your loved ones and your connections. Focusing on life creates latitude for being present and capturing moments that you would never expect. Moments that are the most real when everyone you love is completely present, which really is the most important thing.

It is my profession and honor to document how the love, family, and unique experience of your wedding day changes you.

 

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Hi everyone! Who is that guy with the camera? I’m a husband and dad to five kids ranging in age from 17 to 6. We’re a loud crazy family, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

If that isn’t crazy enough we just brought home a new addition name Diesel. He’s a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and you can see him here.

I grew up in a rural town in Appalachia Maine called Dover-Foxcroft and will probably consider it home for the rest of my life. I love Maine.

I went to college at Maine Maritime Academy and graduated with a B.S. in Marine Engineering, The I joined the merchant marine so I could travel.

I have traveled around the world and I enjoyed every second that I spent in 44 very different countries. Through my travels I really came to appreciate not just our differences in cultures, but the common threads we all share.

I love photographing weddings because I like the unexpected. I like solving problems on the fly. I might be a guy, but I know how to use a needle and thread when a button pops or a dress rips.

So what sets me apart from all those other photographers? I work a bit outside the box. A bit daring. I really look for the quiet or unexpected moments that make every wedding unique.

I am a visual storyteller. Put us together and you will have a series of photographs which frame your day, tell your story, and show your emotions.

I photograph weddings from Bar Harbor to New York City and once in while in Pennsylvania.

My most recent work is on my blog so please take a gander!

I’m balancing out the photo of me with something cute, like this  photograph of Zak on his first day of school. I strive to document all of our family milestones and I hope that I start you on your own journey of documenting your family with the photographs I take on your wedding day!

You can found out more about me on my Facebook Page 

Q: Where are you located?A: I live in North Attleboro, MA and I spend a lot of time in Providence, Rhode Island and Portland, Maine with my family. But that doesn't limit the area I cover for weddings!

Q: How do I contact you? A: You can call me at 508.463.8138 or e-mail me at mark@markandrewphotographer.com. I'm available on weekdays from 9 AM to 8 PM for a free consult to discuss your needs, and by appointment on weekends. Alternatively, there is a contact link in the main menu of this website which will take you to a form where all information can be entered for your event. If you contact me this way, I will send you an e-mail confirming availability for your event and providing additional information about my services. On weekends, especially during the busy wedding season, it may be faster to call Heather, my business manager (and wife), at 508.463.8498 to confirm my availability and to schedule a brief consult with me.

Q: What pricing commisions are available? A: I offer several standard commisions which are designed to meet a range of needs including intimate ceremonies at a single location, traditional (and non-traditional) wedding days at multiple locations and multi-day extravaganzas. I would be happy to share my standard commision pricing upon your request and can provide you with a custom proposal after a brief consult to discuss your specific requirements. Most clients spend between $4,000 and $8,000 which includes an engagement session, full day coverage (6 hours to unlimited), an album(s) and print credits.

Q: How do I commision you for my wedding? A: First, we need to confirm my availability for your wedding date and discuss your specific needs. After a brief consultation, I can send you an electronic contract reflecting our agreed upon commision. To formally book me for your wedding day, a 33% deposit of the total commision is required. It is due immediately along with the electronically signed contract to hold the date. Mark Andrew Photography can accept personal checks, along with credit cards for all payments.

Q: Do you photograph engagement sessions and rehearsal dinners? A: Yes. I am available for engagement sessions, rehearsal dinners and other journalistic opportunities. These can be booked separately, and are also included in some of my standard commisions.

Q. What type of equipment do you use? A: High-end equipment does not make a high-end photographer. However, when you are responsible for documenting something as important as a wedding day, there is no excuse for not having the right tools. All professional photographers will own top-of-the-line professional equipment. You should never be shy about asking your photographer for a glimpse into their proverbial tool bag. Professional photographers love their equipment and will proudly provide more information than you really want (or need) to know. And with internet capabilities, it's easy to verify that the equipment being used is considered to be 'professional' within the industry.

Personally, I am a Nikon junkie. I shoot with the Nikon D3, D3s and D700 camera bodies which are Nikon’s top of the line professional models. These camera bodies allow me to shoot in all forms of available light, from outdoor ceremonies on bright sunny days to dark churches and dimly lit reception halls. I have a variety of Nikon professional lenses including wide angle lenses suitable for capturing the entire church or ceremony location, image-stabilized telephoto zooms so I can focus on your nuptials without getting in the way of other guests and high quality fast focusing lens to capture spontaneous, fleeting moments. I bring professional lighting (where allowed) and backup equipment to all shoots.

Q: How much experience do you have? A: I have a passion for photography and have many years of experience. I have shot off and on since childhood in a variety of formats. Before entering the world of wedding photography, I established a fine art background competing in many juried competitions and as a guest artist in several east and west coast galleries including: Gallery 121 in Boston, MA, the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO and the Art of Photography at the Lyceum Theater Gallery in San Diego, CA. I shot my first wedding in 2004 for my best friend on a schooner off Bailey Island, Maine and immediately fell in love with shooting weddings. Today, I specialize in wedding photography with selective expansion into lifestyle photography for friends, family and previous clients.

Q: Will you be my photographer? A: Yes, I love weddings and personally photograph every event. Depending on the size of the wedding party, the number of guests and number of venue locations, I will likely bring along another industry professional photographer (not an assistant) to work alongside me for the day. This individual is often referred to within our industry as a "second shooter" and will help document the details of your wedding day. Working as a team, we are able to be more creative and flexible in capturing the emotional, memorable exchanges between individuals which happen spontaneously (and often on the periphery) without concern that something else is being missed.

Q: Do you bring backup equipment? A: Always. My backup equipment includes professional quality Nikon camera bodies, lenses and lighting. I always have extra batteries and memory cards. As an industry professional photographer, any second shooter who joins me for the day would also follow those same standards. We do this for a living, and anticipate the odd mishap so you don't have to worry.

Q: Will you travel for weddings? A: Yes, I'm happy to travel for weddings anywhere. There is no travel fee for any wedding within 200 miles of Providence, RI. If air travel or hotel stays are required for weddings outside that geographic area, I pass along the actual costs without any additional uplift or fee.

Q: Will I be able to view my photographs online? A: Yes, along with your family and friends, you will be able to view your images and order prints online for one year. There is a link on the site to direct you to your event.

Q: When will I receive the proofs of my wedding? A: You will receive online proofs with downloadable galleries within 6 weeks of your wedding during the slow season from December through April. Delivery is 8-9 weeks from May 1 through November 30th during the busy season.