My husband and I were married in December at an inn in Lenox. I was originally a little worried about the photos because of the intimate space and the lighting… a touch of the bridal jitters that completely subsided when I went to review my prints the very next day! Mark's keen lens captured the evening in remarkable style. On top of that, he was patient, easy to work with, and his attention to detail gave us just the shots we were looking for. My wedding album continues to come to life whenever I relive my special day.
Mark shot the concert event during which we recorded my fourth album, "Live at The Guthrie Center". The CD insert features his work exclusively. He is a man devoted to his work/love of photography, and it shows in the images he captures. Live performance photography is extremely challenging in many ways… there are no do-overs. Simply put, he takes the best performance shots I've seen…… all that, and we hardly even knew he was there.
Thank you SO much, Mark. The photos are beautiful - now we have to sit down and figure out what we're going to get and how many! You don't make it easy, as there are so many good ones!
The Photo Shop has developed pictures for our family for many years. Recently Mark came to our house to take pictures of our three young children. We wanted to capture the joy and delight of our children - alone, with each other, and with their grandmother. Mark was very good at getting them to cooperate and getting them to not "pose" for the camera. Mark exceeded our expectations in not only capturing the beauty in our children, but their expression of life. We highly recommend Mark without any reservation.
We love Mark's work. He's a consummate professional, very responsive and considerate. We go back to him every year. He puts out a great product and everybody has fun in the process. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my friends and colleagues.
Hi Mark - You are Speedy Gonzalez… I appreciate it very much. Lots and lots of great shots, something for everyone!
Hey Mark, Joe shared your great photos with us the night after the Hinsdale gig at our "band party" … Terrific work, man! The photos put us right back into the night before.
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo shoot of my family for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary this past Friday. It was a fantastic experience for all of us. A true testament to you and your work.
Thank you so much for coming last weekend. We really enjoyed you and you were the perfect photographer for our wedding.
Thanks again for everything - we really, really appreciate all you've done. You really did an awesome job, especially capturing our guests, which as you know, were the shots we really wanted. Everyone especially likes the pic with the veil blowing all over my dad.
Janis and I would like to thank you for taking the photographs at our wedding; you certainly helped make it a lively and very special event. We hope that you enjoyed yourself, and we are looking forward to seeing the proofs.
Thank you for being the photographer at Clarissa and Brian's wedding. Then pictures came out great. It's hard to pick our favorites - they are all so good. I recommend you to all my friends for their special functions. Great job, well done.
Mark has a way of capturing the setting and the kids so that the memories of the places in the Berkshires and those teen years of the kids mesh into one! He was flexible in a meeting place and time, and coordinated things perfectly so that a great birthday gift was attained. Thanks, Mark!
Russ and Lynn
Mark has a way of capturing the very essence of a live performance in his photography. I can almost hear our music emanating from each photograph. He even makes me look good these days in photos - now that's a testimony!
Rex Fowler, Aztec Two-Step
We were so pleased with Mark's photography at our wedding. He caught many wonderful moments and iterations on film, while remaining unobtrusive. He's responsive, easy to work with, and quick -- and his work is beautiful!
Mark is a true professional. His extensive knowledge of photography, both in the studio and out, makes for a perfect working relationship.
Mark Swirsky was the photographer at the release party of my most recent album. I couldn't believe how many great shots he got! He managed to capture all of the emotion of the fun, and also of the poignant moments of the evening. Not only am I impressed by the number of great photos he get at one event, but of the high quality. Top of the line. And it never felt like someone was sitting there taking pictures. Mark is a true pro, and a pleasure to work with!
Mark is so nice, I have so much fun when he takes my picture.
Jordyn, age 8
During the Highwaymen's first performance at The Guthrie Center a couple of years ago, we noticed a rather energetic audience member moving about the room and taking a serious number of photos of us. It was, of course Mark Swirsky, and we were so pleased with what he created that night that we asked him to come back the next year and do some more formal shots.. You can see the results on our website: www.originalhighwaymen.com
Great job. I was able to let everyone who attended my party view pictures of the memorable event. I think it worked very well. I highly recommend your services.
Mark took stunning pictures of my less-than-cooperative 2-year-old. He has a great eye in terms of color and backdrops and lots of patience.