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Yes, I’m a photographer. But here’s the deal. That’s only part of me. I know so many people whose profession is photography but it seems like they have no life outside of that. I understand obsession but balance is a good thing. So, photography is my profession but there are so many other things that make me Mark.

So, that’s what this little section of my website is about. Yes, I’ll talk about photography and some of the shoots I’m doing and maybe have some tips and tricks. But you can also read about other stuff that stirs my fancy as well. And I usually won’t post completed images from shoots here; that’s why my portfolio exists.

Oh, and if it looks like there are major gaps in writing. That’s because life got too busy. But I’ve got some systems in place to start making it easier to post here. Let’s just see how it goes.

Posted by: In: Journal, Taylor 17 Apr 2008 0 comments

Taylor, my 7 year old, participated in what has become an regular event for Honey Elementary Second Graders, Grecian Day. They spend weeks researching the ancient gods and goddesses of the Greek world and then present to classmates and family their findings. On top of that, they get to go dressed as their favorite character. Taylor picked Athena and you wouldn’t believe the costume she prepped. She finally stood in front of the class and spoke of the qualities of Athena. Great work Tay! Check out her teacher!

1x1.trans Taylors Grecian Experience
1x1.trans Taylors Grecian Experience
1x1.trans Taylors Grecian Experience
1x1.trans Taylors Grecian Experience
1x1.trans Taylors Grecian Experience
1x1.trans Taylors Grecian Experience
Posted by: In: Alex, Journal 17 Apr 2008 0 comments

Alex, my 9 year old, participated in her school’s science fair. She came up with a pretty interesting hypothesis connecting age with lung capacity and how all that works. She won a place to participate in the regional fair (only 5th graders can progress to state). And then she wound up walking away with a First Place. Yay!! She’s excited about participating next year and maybe expanding her project. I walked away feeling proud but also excited that I’m planning on sponsoring an award next year, something big, stay tuned.

1x1.trans The Science Fair
1x1.trans The Science Fair
1x1.trans The Science Fair
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By the way, it was really sad that no media was there to support these kids (4th – 12th graders). We had the brightest minds in the region, all in the United Spirit Arena, and anyway….

Posted by: In: Journal, Taylor 05 Mar 2008 0 comments

One of my daughters, Taylor, lost a tooth yesterday and wrote the following letter to the Tooth Fairy. What can one do? It’s pure sweetness.

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Posted by: In: Journal 04 Mar 2008 0 comments

I was talking with a good neighbor tonight (hey Jana!) about life and she mentioned how her family loves to do trips together. The whole family. Her parents, her siblings and their kids. And someone asked her how you all get along and she said something great. She said, “We just love each other anyway.” Not “in spite of,” not “just because.” We should just love anyway. Wow! That’s good stuff.

Posted by: In: Journal 04 Mar 2008 0 comments

• Own fewer things

• Do fewer things

• Sleep enough

Posted by: In: Fun, Video 16 Feb 2008 0 comments
1x1.trans watch Mark in the Tide To Go Commercial
Posted by: In: Journal, Photography 13 Feb 2008 0 comments

My birthday was great!! I celebrated #?? on February 11th with some family and very dear friends. Thanks to everyone who wrote me. My wife helped make it wonderful. She’s great!!

Also, had to post a sample of what we shot today. Leigh Bayouth was in choosing her daughter’s images and we convinced her to go into the studio and take a few shots herself. She was striking. Very exotic. Here’s a sample.

1x1.trans Thanks for the birthday wishes!!