About Mark Jordan Photography

Orange County’s Leading Family Portrait Photographer
and Headshot Photographer Since 1981


I am a Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and an invited member of the American Society of Photographers. The International Photography Hall of Fame has inducted me as a permanent exhibitor where my photo-recreation of Georges Seurat’s “La Grande Jatte” was installed between Ansel Adams and Edward Steichen in the museum. 

My clients tell me what sets me apart is my flair for capturing their personality, genuinely and artistically. Whether I’m photographing their family or creating their headshot, they are amazed not only at the extent I’ll go to elicit something special about them, but how I make it “fun” and “painless.” I think what they sense is that I am as passionate about people as I am about photography.

In addition to being named O.C. Photographer of the Year, I am also an eleven time recipient of the International Loan Collection Award. A few prominent organizations that have honored my work are Professional Photographers of America, Norway, Germany, Kodak, and Fuji. EPCOT Center also honored me the three consecutive years they held the annual exhibit of the “World’s Greatest Photographers.” My photographs adorn the living spaces of world renowned individuals, including musicians, authors, actors, leaders and royalty.

As impressive as our national and international recognition might be, what’s vastly more important is that every single honor and award that I have ever earned has come directly from commissioned portraits. That is to say, I owe my success to my clients; it all began with simple inquiries such as yours and continues today because of those who honor me with their trust.


At Mark Jordan Photography, our passion is to delight our clients with family portraits and headshots that portray honest, natural expressions, which are a genuine reflection of how people live, work and play. We call it Timeless, Simple, Meaningful. We are committed to elevating the art, science and profession of Orange County photography, while exemplifying the highest professional and ethical standards in all facets of business and client interaction.

 commercial clients

About Mark Jordan Photography – in addition to family portraits, we create headshots for businesses and the arts. A few notables that have commissioned Mark Jordan Photography for headshot photography are:


major awards

  • International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum
  • International Loan Collection Award – 11 Time
  • EPCOT Center World’s Greatest Photographer Exhibit – 3 Time
  • Portrait Photographer Award of Excellence – Germany
  • Portrait Photographer Award of Excellence – Norway
  • Orange County Photographer of the Year
  • Family Portrait of Excellence & Dedication Award
  • Society of Publications Designers Award
  • Master Photographer
  • Craftsman Photographer

 family – personal note

I married a vivacious, effervescent woman whom I met in 1985 while teaching 4th Grade for Irvine Unified. Kari was assigned to my classroom as a student teacher – it’s not a saucy as it sounds. We were married in 1989 and managed to create three independent children (now grown). Kari is not only my wife, but the Studio Manager at Mark Jordan Photography. Kari also serves as our portrait studio’s “master puppeteer” and is my right hand woman in our family and children portraits. When we’re not creating studio photography we can be found around town at local eateries, on the greens, at the movies, concerts, Yogurtland, and Saddleback Church.


In no particular order of preference:
Music – Art – Golf – Movies/Theater – Guitar/Bass – Ceramics – Baseball – Stained Glass – Travel – Wordle® Puzzles – Reading – Psychology – Politics – Tropics – Dining – Belly Art


About Mark Jordan Photography would not be complete if I failed to list a few of my favorite movies: Young Frankenstein – Inception – Incredibles – Aliens – Braveheart – Shawshank Redemption – Bee Movie – Unforgiven – Gran Torino – The Accountant – Matrix – Roman Holiday – My Fair Lady – Zootopia – Man With Two Brains – Groundhog Day – Fargo – Heaven Can Wait – Damn Yankees – Blade Runner – Wizard of Oz – Rear Window – IronMan – Casino Royale – Lord of the Rings – Terminator – You’ve Got Mail – Forbidden Planet – The Dark Night – Batman Returns – The God’s Must Be Crazy – Sully – Sleepless In Seattle – Hell or High Water – Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid – Lincoln – As Good As it Gets – Fantastic Beasts –  Captain Phillips – The Hobbit, et all.


  • When your vision is clear, the decision is easy.
  • If you want to be loved, be lovable.
  • Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
  • The road to a friend’s house is never long.
  • Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

As always, should you have questions regarding any aspect of About Mark Jordan Photography, no concern is too small.

Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan
Master Craftsman Photographer
American Society of Photographers
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum
Orange County Photographer of the Year
3-Time Honoree -EPCOT’S World’s Greatest Photographers Exhibit

When looking for a professional Orange County Family Portraits photographer, or Orange County Headshots Photographer please call 949-888-8071 or complete our online request form.

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