Mark Veness is an experienced portraiture professional, clocking up over 90 paid shoots over the past 5 years. An IT architect by day, he utilizes his technical skills to enhance the quality of his images through editing and optimizing the online experience for his clients. Mark has completed training courses in Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, image composition and image critique.
I love capturing that 'moment of beauty' - the smile, glance, hug, kiss that may only exist for a few seconds, but can be preserved forever in a photo. Finding the right light, whether it be picking the right time of day or finding elusive shade when the sun is overhead is always rewarding when it comes time to edit.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have completed many family, senior, head shot and special event shoots over the years. In every case it's important to connect with the people in front of the lens, which I do with humor and by continuously talking throughout the session to get them comfortable. While some photographers deliberately don't show images at the time of the shoot, I love giving clients a glimpse of a special image or two on the back of the camera to build anticipation for the completed images.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Featured as one of Snappr's Best Photographers in Knoxville
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm originally from England, but met my wife here while I was on a business trip in 1999 and moved Stateside in 2001. Somehow I have kept the accent, but don't worry, I have better teeth than Austin Powers ;)