Mark captured the essence of our family in each of his magical images. Giving our children the space to be themselves and create their own natural moments led to completely organic images that brought out the true spirit of each child. Mark is a perfectionist, and his artistic vision and eye for detail produced memories that will be cherished for generations to come.
Shawnda Marmorstein, Los Olivos
We are loving our pictures!!! We hung the two large portraits in the spot we planned and they look beautiful! I find myself frequently just sitting and taking them in, they are so beautiful and peaceful.
They truly cause me to pause and reflect and find myself renewed after such a moment. These photos were extra special, if you recall, with this being a year of many milestones ~ Aaron and I both turned 40, Sarah graduated from high school and turned 21, Grace turned 5 and started kindergarten and Aaron and I celebrated ten years of marriage. The photos are a true reminder of the many blessings in our life.
Olivia Hinojosa, Pasadena
We will always look back on that day and remember how crazy and chaotic it was, yet somehow you captured our family in an amazing way. It's kind of what our life is like. Hectic and stressful, sprinkled with moments of love and joy. We would always regret not owning our portraits.
Dave Wagg, Encino
Our investment in these timeless pieces is one of the best decisions we have made as a family and Mark is the most talented photographer and artist we have encountered. He put it perfectly when he said, "It is time to move on from white shirts and jeans on the beach." He was right.
The portraits he did of our family, individually and together, are the most meaningful pieces of artwork we have in our home. His style is comfortable and relaxed, and he captures the most amazing emotion and family dynamic I have ever seen.
Stephanie Barrymore, Los Angeles
It was such a great experience, especially since we're the kind of family that who never thought we would do something like this. Our kids were dreading coming, but Mark made it fun for them and they bought into the process and had a great time.
I know that I'm going to spend a lot of time just admiring our portraits. Thank you so very much!
Linda Wong, Manhattan Beach
We hung all of the framed pictures and the entire family like them tremendously. We have received numerous compliments from relatives and guests about the pieces.
Barb mentioned you to another photographer who said that you are well respected in the industry, and known for your work in black and white and for your lighting. Word gets around when you do good work.
Thanks for your diligence in this project. Again, this was a priceless experience.
Christopher Watkins, Los Angeles
From the moment we entered Mark’s studio he and his lovely wife Jennifer made us feel very comfortable. This was our first professional photo session as a family and Mark and Jennifer made it a lot of fun and were very good at getting our cranky toddler to participate.
Every time I look at our walls and see our family portraits I am so happy that we had them done. I will never tire of looking at them. Not only do they capture us as a family in a style that’s unforgettable, they are beautiful works of art that we will always treasure. Thanks again, Mark and Jennifer.
Robyn Kimbrough, Los Angeles
Oh Mark, it's beautiful and wow, everyone in our family loves it. My new husband and I are so thrilled that we are lucky enough to have a Mark Robert Halper portrait. Thank you, thank you, thank you. It wasn't until the artwork was properly hanging in our dining room that we realized the full impact of how you perfectly captured our spirit. We already know that my son will ultimately be the proud owner of this memento. Alexander and I thank you!
Ana Murman-Drucker, San Francisco
We received all of the pictures, two are hung in our bedroom, and the family photo will be hung in our living room as soon as we get the ladder. They are just gorgeous! It's like Christmas in August!
I'm so thrilled to have had the experience with your studio and to have met you and your staff. My husband Patrick was blown away by your photography and everyone so far who has seen them (including other professional photographers that we work with locally) are completely impressed.
Susan Newton, Seattle
I do feel that after first seeing your work that there could have been no other photographer for me. Your portraits speak volumes of the people, the faces, and the lives they've lived. I cannot tell you all that I see when I look at that stunning photograph of our little family. There is so much there for me. It has touched me to the core. We just had to hang it immediately last night, and when we did, we were both moved to tears. Again.
What a pleasure to have spent time with you, Mark. A pleasure!
Denise Zofcin, Carmel
Mark Robert Halper has an amazing gift. What that man does with a subject, some light and a few directing words produces astounding results! My daughter and I truly loved the experience, from wardrobe coaching, through final presentation and framing.
Mark’s work has allowed us to view our inner spirit, bringing alive our souls and our mother-daughter connection. Thanks, Mark.
Wendy Pearce, Laguna Beach
Fine Art is an understatement of what you gave to our family. I cannot thank you enough for your absolutely amazing wall portrait and gorgeous albums of four generations of women.
I started out looking for a studio to take a few simple photos of me and my six-year old daughter. After one conversation with you, I knew I could not pass up the opportunity to also capture this moment in time with my grandmother, mother, and twin sister. Thank you so much for allowing me to see the moment in the first place so that I would bring everyone together. Then, thank you for so effortlessly capturing the essence of each of us in the portraits. The session was easy, and the portraits are stunning.
I have never seen us - the love, the connection, the moment - captured like that. The depth and beauty of each portrait is so incredible. Each portrait represents who we are and how we love each other. You see us laughing and hugging and loving one another so tenderly, so happily, in such amazing definition. Really, the portraits are so incredibly natural and fun and warm and truly beautiful. Thank you so very much. I smile every time I look at the wall portrait. As my grandmother says, it was the gift of a lifetime.
Marie Wrighten, Glendale