Hi, I'm Mark. I'm a Philadelphia native now living on Boston's North Shore. I love to travel though - so don't let location stop you from reaching out! The best way to get to know me would be for us to get together for a cup of coffee, but until we get a chance to do that, I hope you get a sense of what I'm about through the words below and in images you've seen here.
My goal as a wedding photographer is to attend weddings that I ultimately don’t deserve an invitation to, and use my cameras to tell an honest visual story of the day’s events. I want the quality of my work to be reflected in the significance of moments documented, rather than just their visual impressiveness. Of course I look for the moments where these two qualities intersect, but my primary concern is to make photographs that are going to mean something to the couples that I photograph. I love sunset portraits on a mountaintop just as much as anyone, but I often find a deeper fulfillment photographing those less glamorous but more meaningful in-between moments that color a wedding day.
I consider it such a privilege to have made a career out of documenting these moments. If you decide to work with me you can do so knowing that I will feel so lucky that I get to be a part of telling your story. Whether our journey takes us somewhere far away or just to your own backyard, I want to capture the truest versions of you.
My work is something that I take very seriously, but I promise I’m not too serious of a person. You be you. I’ll be me. If that sounds good to you then let’s talk more! Shoot me an email and we’ll set up a time to chat.
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Mark Spooner was recently named one of the 23 most important photographers to follow by Boston Magazine // 2019
"Mark elegantly crafts the photo in a way that enhances the existing image without making it feel too overdone. They feel natural but elevated at the same time.... He has a fun energy, a kind demeanor and a calming presence. He cared about things beyond the photos he was taking. In fact, all the other vendors - from the florist to the videographer - specifically mentioned they loved working with him."
- Joanna Hausmann, 2018
"Mark has a genuineness to his personality which plays into the energy and passion he has for his craft. You can tell he truly loves what he does. To my husband and I, that is what stood out because it allowed for a real connection for remarkable photos at our wedding. He also knew just what to say if you need to calm your nerves, or needed a light moment. We would hire him again in a heartbeat, and couldn’t be more happy with our experience with him." - Mary Tang, 2017
“Working with Mark was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding weekend. My wife and I are so happy with how all of the photos turned out. His work speaks for itself, but the thing that you don't see in the photos is how easy and fun Mark makes the whole process feel. From the initial planning sessions to the photos on the big day, he was always easy to work with. We felt confident that he had everything covered without it feeling over-the-top or adding to the stress of planning a wedding. During the big day, Mark made everyone feel comfortable and we had a great time taking photos. He captures the "in-between" moments naturally, and also makes suggestions when there's an opportunity for a great shot. Most of our favorite pictures happened because Mark had already taken the time to get to know our location by the time we showed up. Several folks in our wedding party told us that they had a great time chatting with him or appreciated him taking a specific photo. I'd recommend Mark to anyone. We are so glad he photographed our wedding!” - Emory Griffith, 2018
“Mark is amazing. He kept everyone incredibly calm, cool, and collected that day. He listened to what we both wanted but also provided knowledge and insight from his past experiences to lead us through the day. He is so personable and it's easy to forget that our wedding weekend was only our first time meeting in person.” - Michelle, 2019