What Our Portrait Families Have To Say
✭✭✭✭✭ “One of the most fortunate things to happen to my family is that we were introduced to Mark Jordan Photography at an early stage. We still have the first priceless portrait he did for us still hanging in our house.
It was 1993, 20 years ago when our 5 year old and our 8 year old were photographed. I wish you could see it. EVERYONE that comes in our home comments on the breathtaking work of art. Since then we have had family portraits done every so often. All of them wonderful works that will become prized possessions through generations.
In 1993, I was not in a position to afford many luxuries. Having never worked with a Master Photographer, Mark’s fees seemed high, but I wanted something of value, not a department store generic photo. The financial sacrifice is long forgotten, but the works of art are still enjoyed every day. After watching and understanding the amount of effort that goes into each one of his pieces, I truly believe he could price his work much higher.
Mark Jordan is fanatical about his photography. Even if he tried, I don’t think he could ever force himself not to obsess over the most minor of details. I remember when he re-tied my tie for me, because he wanted it a certain way. I remember when he stopped and had to correct a button on my wife’s clothing. The choice of canvas, the frame. He sees everything and leaves nothing to chance. And he does it in a way that makes the entire experience a wonderful event.
If you want a portrait that will become an heirloom and bring joy to everyone in your family, than ask Mark Jordan to create it for you. It is one of the best decisions I have made in my life.” Reviews by Scott Rice, Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Blew away my expectations! Mark helped me with a surprise gift for my wife for Christmas. He was so accommodating and helpful, he made the experience absolutely delightful…..especially with three children under the age of 8yrs of age. He was able to bring out the best in my children’s photos, and created a piece of art that we will cherish for many many years. I have no hesitations recommending Mark Jordan, and we will continue to use him for all of our photography needs.” Family Portrait Reviews by Doug, San Clemente, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “What a tremendous guy! Mark took numerous pictures for our graduating daughter and we are very impressed with the quality of the work. Mark was extremely flexible with our schedule throughout the entire process. The finished product is outstanding. When I need professional level portraits, I will pick Mark.” Reviews by Janet & Jeff Ladwig, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark is not only a fabulous photographer but also a wonderful person!! We love having him photograph our family because of his attention to detail and his eye for what makes a beautiful photograph. Mark has photographed our family for over 20 years. He has become a very dear friend. We always recommend him to everyone we know. His photographs are hung throughout our home as works of art.” Family Portrait Reviews by Beverly Rice – Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “You will not find a more talented, creative and experienced portrait photographer anywhere. Mark’s dedication to his clients and his craft is unparalleled. The level of skill and professionalism that Mark brings to his clients is rare to encounter in any walk of life. I wouldn’t hire any one else to do our family portraits ever.” Family Portrait Reviews by Geil Family – Laguna Beach, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “My favorite photographer and recommend Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan to anyone looking for an absolutely beautiful portrait of their family. Mark is not only unbelievably talented in his creativity he also is a master of the technical skills needed to create a masterpiece image. You won’t find better customer service or higher quality work from any other photographer.” Family Portrait Reviews by Peterman Family – Mission Viejo, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “In the last 30 years, Mark Jordan has captured the most important times in my life and turned them into priceless memories. Mark has a gift of creativity and passion that flows through everything he touches. His gentle ways and compassionate heart make you feel right at home in his studio. I would not recommend him to just anyone, as I think so highly of him and his work… I would recommend him to those individuals that care about creativity, quality, artistry and perfection.” Family Portrait Reviews by Erica Walker – Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “I have worked with Mark Jordan as an Art Director for over 20 years. Mark’s portraits are breathtaking and timeless. He is a master of lighting, portraits, and freezing moments in a magical and timeless manner. In fact, we have worked together on photo-shoots capturing images of children, animals (both VERY HARD to do), still life, cars, teenagers (harder than kids or pups!), landscapes… Mark is a perfectionist with his craft, yet is a humble gentleman and treats everyone with class and patience. Perhaps this is the reason why his images are breathtakingly fabulous. His talent is a blessing… he is a visual master who has the talent to capture moments where most other photographers miss. This is a skill which cannot be taught. He just is an amazing artist.” Family Portrait Reviews by Sawako – Art Director – Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Orange County Photographer, Mark provides intelligent and well thought out input into the creative process, often making decisions based on what is right for the client. He is an outstanding and exceptional leader, who consistently over-achieves in work output. Mark has the ability to effectively mediate issues and challenges while continuing to provide appropriate encouragement to others. Mark confidently approaches his work and makes every effort to ensure that any mistakes or items of misinformation are corrected and not repeated. He handles himself professionally in all situations and has an excellent grasp of what is expected of him and how to accomplish these tasks. Mark is honest and sincere, and he continuously strives to meet the goals he sets for himself and those set by others. He is a truly unique and hardworking person who genuinely cares about the clients he serves.” Family Portrait Reviews by Anderson Family – Mission Viejo, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Kara absolutely loves her senior portraits!!. They are so beautiful hanging on the walls. The people who have seen them have been extremely complimentary of your portraits. Thank you so much for all you did for us and we look forward to our next photo session with you. Thank you again!” Family Portrait Reviews by Kapnas Family – Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan is an amazing professional photographer. He captured our family beautifully in two amazing portraits at Laguna Beach while the sun was setting; and notably, he did this with our 2 young girls (3 & 5) who were more interested in playing than taking pictures. … Mark (and his wife, Kari) were both very kind and patient, yet completely in control through the entire process. We were completely in love with our raw photos when we reviewed them initially, then Mark finished each portrait with some very tasteful photo-editing that transformed our family portraits into pure art. Thank you Mark for lasting memories!” Family Portrait Reviews by Lee Family – Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan made us feel special. Our kids loved him and even my husband commented that it was the most “painless” portrait he had ever taken. His portrait photography is so beautiful that I asked him if we could see his photographs along with all the paintings – what I didn’t know is that these WERE his photographs! They are that stunning. Though I spent more than I had planned, his prices were fair and we got way more than we expected. We have found our new family photographer.” Family Portrait Reviews by James Family – Del Mar, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark is the only one we trusted with photographing all 7 seven siblings at the same time for the first and only time in our family history. He picked the setting and coached us on wardrobe and put everybody at ease with his calm and confident style. The bottom line is we all looked good. If you were to meet us you would realize what an incredible feat that is. I am past president of Professional Photographer of California and have had the opportunities to work with many Photographic Masters but Mark was our first choice and he should be yours too.” Family Portrait Reviews by Goolsby Family – Riverside, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan is not only a talented Photographer, his skills in Photoshop helped all of us look our best but still recognizably “us” instead of a model version of us. His technique and easygoing style made the photo shoot very relaxed and enjoyable–he even captured a wonderfully natural smile from our 3 month old baby and 7 year old son who is notorious for forced looking grins! Would recommend him highly.” Family Portrait Reviews by the Ryding Family, Mission Viejo, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan has consistently delivered his service on time, within an agreed upon cost and with exceptional communication as to status and delivery dates. The results have always been exceptional to the degree that in every instance we are surprised at the high artistic quality, fit and finish we receive. Additionally we have never found a nicer more customer focused professional to work with. We have used his service on over twenty occasions and will continue to do so indefinitely.” Family Portrait Reviews by Mark & Karen – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan is a Master at his craft. He is both professional and personable. His work goes far beyond just creativity and attention to detail. It includes an accurate perception of the individuals and their inner qualities that can be brought out in the photo. I have commissioned Mark Jordan for both professional headshots and personal family portraits and I highly recommend him to anyone.” Family Portrait Reviews by Tom Spry – Mission Viejo, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark is an amazing photographer. He captured our family beautifully in two amazing portraits at the beach while the sun was setting; and notably, he did this w/ our 2 young girls (3 & 5) who were more interested in playing than taking pictures. Any photographer will tell you it’s “really” difficult to do a sunset shoot b/c of the small window of time to shoot. Add kids to the mix & it usually spells disaster. Mark (& Kari) were both very kind & patient yet completely in control through the entire process. We were completely in love with our raw photos when we reviewed them initially, then Mark finished each portrait with some very tasteful photo-editing that transformed the photos into pure art. They’re now the centerpieces to our home and our friends & family all love them. I’ve recommended him to others and will use him again when our girls are a bit older. Thank you Mark for lasting memories!” Family Portrait Reviews by Paul Lee, Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan did an awesome job with my senior portraits. Both Mark and Kari were extremely helpful with my clothing, makeup and choosing my portraits. Mark also photographed many of my friends and every one of them loves their portraits! He is an amazing artist. I cannot imagine going to any other photographer.” Family Portrait Reviews by Juli, Foothill Ranch, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark has photographed my family at the beach, park and in his studio on different occasions. He has been professional, patient and sensitive to our interests. The end result in all sittings has been exceptional. His works are in our entryway as well as living room and bedroom. We have received several positive comments on the quality, creativity, and uniqueness of these photos. Mark devotes his time and energy to produce the best images for his clients. I highly recommend Mark Jordan photography.” Family Portrait Reviews by Jeff M., Tustin Ranch, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan is a creative, talented and knowledgeable photographer with the ability to take an ordinary environment, place a family in it, and make it look like they are being photographed in paradise. The quality of his work is outstanding as each portrait that he creates, is made as if it were for his own family.” Family Portrait Reviews Brown Family, San Diego, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Hi, Mark – our photo is hung and we are thrilled with it. Thanks again for all your hard work and exceptional skills and talent. You are the best!!! Our best.” Family Portrait Reviews by the Wolder Family, Cota de Caza, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark creates a piece of art with his photography talent. He helped to capture and create a stunning picture of my family. I highly recommend using him if you wish to have a portrait that is unlike anything you have had in the past. Your portrait will certainly be better than you can imagine.” Family Portrait Reviews Shelly M., Cota de Caza, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “We love Mark Jordan and would not even think of going to any other photographer. Mark has photographed my family and me on multiple occasions and each one is a treasure – his portraits are among our most valuable possessions. For what Mark creates, and the time he puts into each portrait, his prices are more than fair, if not surprisingly low… We recommend Mark Jordan highly.”Family Portrait Reviews Cheryl S., Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan is a wonderful photographic portrait artist with heart and soul for his clientele. The experience will be a pleasure and the results will top notch! He will deliver beyond your wants and wishes!” Family Portrait Reviews by Lia Segerblom – Owner, Lia Portrait Design, Dana Point, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan, since 1991 and have commissioned him to create multiple images for me, personally as well as for my company: Strictly Vacations in Santa Barbara. Being a one time professional photographer myself, and having specialized in celebrity weddings, I was and still am very particular in regards to the aesthetic values of photography. Rarely have I seen a photographer rise to the caliber of Mark Jordan’s imaginative and creative flair. When you want the very best, I can think of no one better than Mark Jordan.” Family Portrait Reviews Steven E. Shulem, Santa Barbara, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan is a master of photography and I am glad that we entrusted him with our family portrait. It was clear from the beginning that Mark was professional, communicative, thorough, technically talented and very patient! We had a large group photo (14 adults, children and a baby) and Mark and Kari handled us like pros AND made sure that everyone was comfortable and had fun. I highly recommend!” Family Portrait Reviews by Phuong P., Costa Mesa, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “About the only concern we had about relocating to California was leaving our family portrait photographer. She had captured our family’s most treasured memories for nearly 20 years.
After moving here last September we asked anyone if they knew of a good photographer. We told everyone we were spoiled with New York’s finest. The one name that kept coming up was Mark Jordan – we were told that Mark wasn’t just for anyone, however, but for people who truly loved portraits and that excellence was of utmost importance.
We checked out his website and we were blown away! We hired Mark and Kari to create an “empty nest” portrait. The portrait session went wonderful. Kari was perfect at getting all of us to “sparkle” naturally. They were that powerful!
Our portrait now hangs on our den wall and we could not be any happier. Not only do we love California, we now have a new family photographer to make us feel right at home.
Thank you Mark & Kari, you are fabulous!” Family Portrait Reviews by Joanne Jenner, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark Jordan is an amazing photographer and person. His professionalism, skill and genuine kindness just won my family and me over in an instant. He is amazingly talented behind the camera and we’ve relied on his expertise for multiple portraits. He is detailed, organized and extremely patient. We could not be happier with our portraits. Thanks again Mark!” Family Portrait Reviews by The Hammond, Newport Beach, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “I’ve been reading so many reviews and want to write about something different. Yes, he is the best, bar none. That being said, it’s one thing to offer the best in family portraits, but Mark also shines in his business practices.
First of all, we appreciate that he offers a very wide range of portrait styles. His handmade photographs are incredible but can get expensive (if you like to visit often, as we do), however, he also carries regular custom type finishes which are great for everyday use, and is ideal for our budget.
Mark is also very kind, patient and exceptionally easy to work with. His wife, Kari, is also a gem and is incredible with our kids. She never says the “S” word (smile!) but creates so much fun during our portrait session, we forget about what we’re doing and “sparkle” naturally.
What is also surprising is that selecting our favorite portrait is not a matter of trying to find the best one but eliminating our favorites from among dozens! Regardless of how emotional it can (we want every single picture), Mark always has our best interest at heart and is fabulous at helping us pick only the best expressions from each pose. Even then, he emphasizes that we should buy only the very best ones, making the portraits we select all that more special us. He’s right.
We feel very fortunate to have found Mark (I don’t think he advertises) and could not recommend him any higher.” Family Portrait Reviews by Gail Long Family, Costa Mesa, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark has a very warm and open demeanor. The photos session was actually a wonderful experience due to Mark’s unique ability to make you feel comfortable. The options for pricing are yours to customize and the outcome is exceptional. Well worth the investment. Mark has my loyalty! He doesn’t just shoot photos…He’s an artist.” Family Portrait Reviews by Anonymous
✭✭✭✭✭ “Unparalleled Photographer – There are photographers and then there are PHOTOGRAPHERS. Mark Jordan is a PHOTOGRAPHER – exceptional in every way. Whether it’s the extraordinary service, spectacular family portraits or Mark and Kari’s unprecedented thoughtfulness and care, everything about their photography business shines. They have created three portraits for us and we will be creating all our portraits and hopefully, someday, our grandchildren as well.” Family Portrait Reviews by Turtles
✭✭✭✭✭ “Mark is a Master of “Writing with Light” – I made a costly mistake which Mark Jordan tried to spare our family. After searching the web for hours, I found a bunch of photographers with nice websites. However, the most attractive aspect was their price, and none with the experience or inspiration of Mark Jordan’s portraits.
I also discovered that most studios have no studio at all (they do everything outdoors) and other than a camera and website, rarely do they have any credentials. Regardless of being forewarned and my gut feeling, I opted for price…Suffice it to say, I found out the hard way.
We hired Mark for the first time this year for our family Christmas portrait and could not be any happier – ecstatic is more like it! Though we paid a little more, cost will be the last thing we’ll be thinking of years from now as we relive our family captured so beautifully!
Thank you Kari & Mark – you two are the very best!” Family Portrait Reviews by The Delano Family, Santa Ana, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Loved My Senior Portrait! – Mark Jordan was amazing! I was expecting this to be an unpleasant experience but Mark make it fun and enjoyable. He never asked me to do any of those corny poses, like jumping in the air – he kept it real. The hardest part was trying to narrow down our choices – every picture was awesome! I really liked the special work he did afterward on my photographs. One he did with a really cool blue toning. Classic! I cannot thank him enough and plan to come back in the future. Thank you!” Family Portrait Reviews by Tiffani Randall, Mission Viejo, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “The Only Photographer For Our Family – Mark Jordan is not only the finest photographer in Orange County, but one of the most talented in the country.
Our family has used Mark on several occasions, as does a large circle of our friends. We love him, his charming wife, Kari (who is magnificent at getting our kids to sparkle), and cherish his portrait creations.
We trust Mark so much we ask him to select his favorite expressions, swap all our heads, assemble the portrait to his liking, and call us when he’s happy. Our most recent portrait was a Masterpiece – we would not change a single stroke.
If you are looking for good photographer, you can get that anywhere, but if you want a true master, the only option for our family is Mark Jordan.” Family Portrait Reviews by The Hendersen Family, Irvine, CA
✭✭✭✭✭ “Our New Family Photographer – Mark made us feel special. Our kids loved him and even my husband commented that it was the most painless portrait he had ever taken.
His photography is so beautiful that I asked him if we could see his photographs along with all the paintings – what I didn’t know is that these WERE his photographs! They are that stunning.
Though I spent more than I had planned, his prices were fair and we got way more than we expected. Also, he does framing at cost which saved us big time.
His wife is also a great help and made even our 13 year old son enjoy the portrait shoot.
Mark has many awards, is in the Photographers Hall of Fame, and yet he is humble and caring. We have found our new family photographer.” Family Portrait Reviews by Cindy Robertson, Tustin, CA
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