Mark Black

Mark  Black

Mark Black uses his over 25 years of photojournalistic experience to capture the precious and sometimes fleeting moments of your wedding day. Mark's fascination with photography began with the discovery of an old camera in his grandmother's basement at the age of 10. While attending Columbia College he interned and freelanced with several area newspapers. After graduating with a B.A. in Photojournalism, Mark continued to freelance for several area newspapers before accepting a staff photographer's position at the Daily Herald. Since starting with the Daily Herald in 1993 he has advanced to the position of Senior Staff Photographer.

Mark has received numerous awards for his images from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, National Press Photographers Association, Inland Press Association, Illinois Press Photographers Association, Chicago Headline Club and Associated Press just to name a few. Mark has had his images published in newspapers and magazines around the world including the main images on the cover of "People Magazine". Mark has been intricately involved in the photojournalism industry in Illinois, acting at the Vice President of the Illinois Press Photographers Association from 1999-2009.

Mark and his wife live in St. Charles, Illinois, where they are raising their two young sons.

Mark Black
2000+ (USD)

Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Mark Black. Click an image to view a larger version.

  • Tina Marie & Angelo

    Tina Marie & Angelo

    Married 5 years ago
    Mark, you were the best to work with and we could not be more happy with your work. Thank you Thank you thank you!!!!
  • Elena & Aaron

    Elena & Aaron

    Married 8 years ago
    “Hey Mark, The photos are great! Some of them are REALLY great. We especially had a blast looking at the dancing photos of all our friends :)”
  • Jennifer & Chase

    Jennifer & Chase

    Married 2 years ago
    I can't thank you enough for your hard work! So many happy tears when I saw the photos. You captured the emotion behind the happiest, most beautiful day of my life. I just love the candid shots of the kids and my friends and family having fun. I was able to see the events that unfolded while I was busy throughout the day. Oh my goodness! There were so many shots that were surprises and we were just thrilled! And the details so carefully captured will help us remember the day that went by too too fast.
  • Anne & John

    Anne & John

    Married 4 years ago
    The photos turned out FANTASTIC!!!  We love them
  • Zara & Jeff

    Zara & Jeff

    Married 4 years ago
    Very down to earth and easy to work with. We've loved what we've seen so far... Very creative and played off our personalities well!!
  • Amanda & Jeff

    Amanda & Jeff

    Married 4 years ago
    You truly are an artist! You did an amazing job and were so easy to work with. We couldn't be happier!
  • Anthony & Dan

    Anthony & Dan

    Married 4 years ago
    Mark, The pictures turned out great! It was such a beautiful day & because of you, we have these moments captured in time forever. Thanks again for everything!
  • Tiffany & Chris

    Tiffany & Chris

    Married 2 years ago
    Mark, Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day so beautifully. You were amazing to work with and we're so luckily to have found you. We wish you all the luck, love and happiness in 2015. Love, Tiffany and Chris.
  • Sue & Eric

    Sue & Eric

    Married 3 years ago
    We are absolutely thrilled with how the pictures turned out! You did an awesome job taking not only portraits, but some absolutely great candid pictures. What was really great about the candid pictures is that you weren't up in our face or asking someone to "hold up." The outside pictures -- under less than ideal conditions -- were a real treat. I had it in my head before the wedding that a photographer captured some posed pictures, some of the ceremony and a few at the reception. You definitely helped us define what we would like to capture and helped us craft a better plan. If not for that, we wouldn't have all of the great memories that we now have. It was also great just having you as a guest at the reception. I know you had a job to do, but you helped make it special for our guests, too!