Mark Wangerin Photography

Mark Wangerin Photography

5.0 (4)
2 hires on Fash
1 employee
27 years in business

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Queen Creek, AZ 85143
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Amelia Thomas

    Mark and Joani. I don’t even know where to begin. The most enthusiastic, supportive, unobtrusive, helpful and lovely photographers, who also happen to take the best photos. Flawless communication through the whole process without being needy or overly communicative. They were adventurous in our vision for our pictures and they turned out epic. Extremely quick turn around on our pictures, which, did I mention they are epic? Our friends and families loved having them around and everyone felt comfortable and at ease with them. They are such a lovely couple and really made our day special and have given us photos that will live with us forever. You will not be disappointed if you choose them for your event and they were a pleasure to work with throughout and very reliable. In my opinion, it’s about the little things. I wish I could mention every little detail these two did that went beyond your typical photographers but some are just too special to share. These two are now part of our family forever and we can’t wait to be able to use them when our family begins to grow. I will always treasure our EPIC pictures, but also having them be part of our day! Thank you doesn’t even begin to describe our gratitude.

  • KayeLynn Bridger

    The Wangerin's were very personable and fun. We enjoyed working with them.

  • Jayme Reese-Dam

    Joani and Mark were AMAZING!!! As a couple, 2020 was the hardest year we experienced together, from COVID postponing the wedding to parents getting sick and ultimately cancelling our wedding, we planned a long time to have the whole thing foiled. But Joani and Mark were so sweet and understanding, and understood that although we were unable to actually have a wedding, the pictures we took would represent a strong amazing relationship despite all the hardship. With everything we’ve been through this year, these pictures were exactly what we needed. Joani and Marks vision and wanting perfection in their vision was great, especially when we had none and felt defeated. I 100% plan to use them again once we decide to schedule a new wedding date! I cannot thank them enough!!!

  • Nikki Brauer

    So many reasons we loved working with them, they are 2 of the nicest people we’ve ever met, they are both so kind, they really care about making you’re special day memorable, They are so very talented in the work they do, we fell in love with our pictures, not only did we get the most amazing pictures, we had such a fun time doing it, they really care about making you happy while having the best time , I highly recommend Studio Wangerin for all your photography needs. I know we’ll use them again



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I love connecting with our clients first.  Understanding exactly what is desired helps us design the perfect shoot and the best photograph.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Mark has been a professional photographer since 1995 specializing in commercial, portraiture, and wedding photography. Recognized for his compelling work with light, Mark has carved out a unique niche in the world of Hollywood Lighting that has catapulted him to the top of his field.  He in fact, trained in Hollywood under the mentorship of George Hurrell's lifelong assistant.

In addition to photography, Mark holds a degree in Music Composition from Biola University, (a working professional musician since age 13) a discipline that has influenced his ability to compose with light, interpret movement, and to add or omit only that which adds meaning to a composition. Music, like photography, has everything to do with visualization - timing, foreground, and background interest all with the intent of creating one meaningful piece for the listener...the viewer.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Below you will find general pricing for our services. These prices may vary depending on your particular needs and/or any seasonal promotions that may be running at the time of your inquiry. Special Pricing in effect when booking prior to 3/2021 and photo shoot takes place prior to 3/2022

ENGAGEMENT COLLECTION: $575 Special Pricing: $475 (save $100) 1-hour, 1 photographers; 50+ images, 1 premium retouch of choice; a custom online gallery

WEDDINGS

Mini-Collection $975 Special Pricing: $875 (Save $100) Up to 2 hours wedding-day coverage 2 photographers Time-line consultation; Day-of Bridal/Couple Portrait, Custom on-line gallery w/high resolution, signature-edited, downloadable digital files w/photo release; mini pressbook album; $200 for each additional hour 

Traditional Coverage $2275 Special Pricing: $1975 (Save $300) up to 6 hours wedding-day coverage;) 2 Photographers Time-line consultation; Day-Of Bridal/Couple Portrait; custom online gallery - downloadable digital files w/photo release; Pressbook Album;  option to add additional coverage for $175/hr

Signature Service $3675 Special Pricing: $2975 (Save $600) 9 hours wedding day coverage 2 Photographers  Day-Of Bridal/Couple Portrait; Custom, on-line gallery w/high resolution downloadable digital files w/photo release Signature Album

HEADSHOT COLLECTION: $325. Special Pricing $275 (save $50) up to three outfits, in-studio; 1 hour; 20-40 images, custom online gallery

PORTRAIT COLLECTION: $475. Special Pricing $425 (Save $50) 2 photographers; candid and posed images; 1-2 individual(s); two outfits, two locations, 1-hour, 40+ images, 1 premium retouch of choice; a custom online gallery

FAMILY COLLECTION II: $475 Special Pricing $425 (save $50) 2 photographers; candid and posed images; up to 5 individuals; one outfit, one location, 1-hour, 40+ images, 1 premium retouch; beautiful online gallery *Each additional person above five people will be $25 each

EVENTS (Corporate, birthday parties, etc.): $475/hr. ($175/adtl hour); two photographers; custom online gallery

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: $750/half-day  $1500/day. Contact for details.

DESTINATION TRAVEL COSTS: (125 miles, round trip, from Studio Wangerin is complimentary. $.85/mile after) Reimbursement of travel expenses/accommodations as applicable. Contact us for details.


How did you get started in this business?

Mark started shooting weddings in LA back in 1995 for friends and quickly began to realize he not only loved it, he was quite good at it.  He soon was working with George Hurrell's assistant which propelled him into the world of commercial/fashion work.  With developing and retouching his own work, he soon became known for master work at retouching on film negatives....all of this has continued forward can be seen in his artistic work of today


What types of customers have you worked with?

We work with anyone..and LOVE it.  Being creatives, we love diversity and trying new things....so we've worked and done just about everything.  

From a micro cowboy wedding in the desert to a huge fantasy wedding at Disneyland, from a gradution picture to a high fashion shoot in LA, from an intimate family shoot in the desert to a grand corporate event at top golf....we love our clients, and unique experiences,  one and all.    


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We loved a recent wedding we did in Avondale.  Not only was it fun shooting the bride and groom in their horse and carriage.. and the mariachi's that greeted them as they arrived at the wedding...we especially loved capturing the intimate moments that happened throughout the wedding and reception.  The groom's father was diagnosed with Cancer, so they had moved their date up earlier....we were able to preserve so many memories for this family...and it was such an honor.  We love them!  (Their father passed away two weeks after the ceremony)


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Honestly, you get what you pay for. You're not really saving money by allowing price to be your key criteria. Beyond the necessary skill, and appropriate equipment, required to bring a quality product, we believe the connection between photographer and client is crucial....Trusting your photographer 'gets you,' and can bring your vision to fruition is paramount!


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Who is your audience (who are you taking the picture for...? What message are you wanting to communicate? Do you have a location in mind? Where will your photographs be enjoyed?