Mark Swirsky Photography

Mark Swirsky Photography

5.0 (3)
Best of 2023
1 employee
45 years in business

About this pro

40+ years experience in Family Portrait Photography, and Wedding Photography, as well photo restoration, video transfer from videotape and home movies, digitizing from old negatives, slides and photos.

I've had a passion for photography since the age of 5, my own home darkroom at age 7, and the love continues to grow today.  My biggest enjoyment, however, is seeing the happiness my photography (and services) brings to others.

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Pittsfield, MA 01201
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3 Reviews


  • Josh Cutler

    Mark did a wonderful job photographing our wedding this past August. His years of experience gave him tremendous perspective as he captured our event, and gave great focus on ensuring we had plenty of memories of our families and guests. I highly recommend Mark for any event you need photographed!

  • Cindy Fettrow

    My experience with Mark was outstanding. Our family of 16 was gathered (a once every 5 years event) for a family portrait. Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperating, and rain showers were predicted for our scheduled outdoor photo. Mark was so helpful and cooperative in changing the appointment time, to avoid the rain. As it turned out, the rain fell during the photos, but they turned out beautiful! Mark is a talented photographer and I would recommend him highly.

  • Kris and Amber Freeman

    Mark was fantastic at my sister's wedding, so I asked him to photograph mine this past year. We also decided to do a engagement shoot in the fall so we would have pictures to send out for wedding announcements. The engagement shoot was by a lake, with our dog, and Mark couldn't have been more professional and relaxed. He made us feel comfortable but also gave the occasional bark to make sure our pup was paying attention! The photos came out just as we wanted. They captured the look I had wanted. Mark was great during the wedding, and easy to talk to beforehand about what I expected from him. He is a photographer that captures the moments without you even knowing that he is there. We have looked back at our photos, loving the way he captured the special moments, and those certain looks that are unforgettable. He took a photo of every single person at the wedding and we are so glad we hired him for both the engagement shoot and the wedding. He has given us such a special gift to have captured the wedding in the perfect way. It was a pleasure working with Mark, and we are now ordering prints, that are also just as fabulous. Hire Mark for your wedding or special event, you won't regret it!


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

Meet/Speak together, to gather info, needs, etc.  

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

Bachelor Fine Arts, and over 40 years professional experience

How did you get started in this business?

Photographed professionally even as a teenager, I eventually, in 1978 after college, took over the camera shop my dad began in 1950.  It's evolved, thru many transitions, so the services I do today, having left retail a decade or so ago

What types of customers have you worked with?

All kinds

What advice would you give a customers looking to hire a vendor in your area of expertise?

Initially view the photographer's website, to get a feel for his/her talent and style of shooting, followed up by a phone conversation and meeting