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Mark O'Connell Photographer
Mark O'Connell
Things have changed ...

Long gone are the days of boring, stuffy headshots. In today
s fast paced, social media driven world, your image is the first impression - everywhere.
Why I Should Be Your Photographer

Isn’t that what you really want to know?  Well, I’ve probably photographed tens of thousands of faces over my 40+ years of doing this and have learned a thing or two. This has given me a good idea on how you’ll look your best when I photograph you. I look for the best angles of your face, combine that with some kick a** lighting (it does make a big difference!), and elicit that enduring expression. We won’t stop after a couple of shots but will keep going until you’re happy with your image. It’s that important to me that you are happy. You might go to someone else that’s a few dollars less expensive, but I guarantee you will not get from them what I can do for you here.

When you come to the studio for your headshot, you receive an unparalleled client experience and our signature quality craftsmanship in the products you receive.  So go ahead and treat yourself to your new favorite photo.

Mark O’Connell

       Having been born and raised in Taunton, MA, I began my photography career at the age of sixteen, working for the local paper as a sports photographer. I photographed my first wedding at the age of only seventeen, which officially started my professional career. While attending the New England School of Photography in Boston, I specialized in portraiture and commercial photography. Opening my first professional studio in the mid seventies, I strengthened my skills providing professional images for weddings, children, family, business professionals and high school seniors. You could say that I have done a bit of everything professionally since that time.

       The first time I picked up a camera it was my simple Kodak Instamatic 100 when I was 12 years old. I was fascinated with it and wanted to learn the process to go from film to making a print on my own. Luckily my parents saw it as a way to keep me out of their hair and helped me set up some space for my first darkroom. I didn’t realize it at the time but those first few years helped me know that my passion for this craft allowed me to have a unique voice and to share a piece of myself with those I photograph. I guess I keep going with the idea that my next shot will be my best one yet!

       Accolades of course! I guess this is the place where I tell you all the stuff I’ve accomplished over the years if you want to know those kinds of things.
       I have been awarded numerous awards for my images in both national and state PPA levels, including a Court of Honor award presented from the Professional Photographers of New England. Valuing the importance of continued education, I am a member of Professional Photographers of Massachusetts, Professional Photographers of Cape Cod (where I serve as website development coordinator) and an alumni of New England Institute of Professional Photography. I was recently honored with the National Award from the Professional Photographers of Massachusetts for many years of contributions and service. Over the past years I has been giving seminars to other professional photographers, sharing many tips and tricks I’ve gathered over my career.

       Oh, and what I like to eat and watch . . .
       They tell me that people like to read about this so here is a couple of tidbits. Big lover of ice cream, and chocolate, and fried foods. But since my body and my lovely wife told me that I would pay dearly for those transgressions, I have had to give those up and settle for lean meats, fish, vegetables, and yogurt. They are not really bad as I had imagined. Oh, and my favorite tv show was 24.

       So, if you’ve gotten to the end of this, thanks for listening!

       Mark O'Connell, Photographer