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Our Story

Award-winning photographer, Mark Barnett is based in
Charlotte, North Carolina where he is constantly
inspired by the people he photographs. Mark grew up in
a military family giving him opportunity to live in
numerous exotic locations and acquiring the skill of
never meeting a stranger. A master at putting his
subjects at ease, Mark takes his time getting to know
his clients, quickly establishing genuine friendships.
Mark becomes a familiar and friendly face who just
happens to have a camera. Knowing what makes his
friends smile and what gives them joy, he beautifully
transfers these emotions into the portrait that will
be treasured for a lifetime. Photo sessions are
refreshingly fun, unique and tailored to each
individual.

Respected by his peers, Mark is a leader and teacher
in the world of photography, digital retouching, along with
his creative way of capturing the essence of his
subjects. Mark’s genuine love of life and of his work
is evident in the beautiful images he captures and
artistically enhances.

A member of the Professional Photographers of
America, Mark has earned the most honored, Master of
Photography Degree, and the Craftsman Degree. His work
has earned the recognition of the prestigious Kodak
Gallery Award, the Fuji Masterpiece Award and the Art
Leather’s “Most Creative Album Award”. Mark also has
images in the State and National Loan Collection.

When Mark isn’t shooting he is thinking about what’s
next...how he can give back to the community that has
been kind to him and is active in several local
non-profits.