You don’t have time for a photographer who doesn’t know what they’re doing.


Hiring me for your corporate, commercial or editorial photography means you won’t have to babysit if you know what needs done, and you won’t have to figure it all out on your own if you don’t.

You care about the quality of what you produce; I care about the quality of the pictures that represent you. These companies that I’ve worked with agree:

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I do good work, I listen well, I take on the stress of planning shoots (so you won’t have to), and I guide you at every stage. The end result is a stress free process, and pictures that represent your brand in a dynamic and beautiful way. Do you feel like that’s a big challenge for your business?

I love challenges. Tell me yours and I’ll let you know how I’d approach it in a FREE 15 minute phone consultation: call 417-622-1379. Hate the phone? Drop me an email instead to

If you’re in the Southwest Missouri, Northwest Arkansas, or mid Oklahoma area, I’ll come to you for that consult and buy you a cup of coffee! I can travel for consultations in Springfield and Joplin MO, Tulsa OK, and bentonville/fayeteville AR area. When it comes to the actual shoots, I can travel anywhere in the US.

I’m here for corporate team photos, architectural and product work, editorial shoots, concept, and long term storytelling and stock library creation. 

I have created large-scale image libraries for tourism destinations such as Decades of Wheels and George Washington Carver National Park, and for internationally operating companies like CIY,Bergan pet products. This is an area where I shine- telling a story with photos over an extended period of time, to provide an organization with its’ own personalized library of images to use. These show personality 10X better than stock photos could ever do.  Take a look at some specific projects...


Looking for photo + VIDEO?

I get it… sometimes you want a photographer and videographer all rolled-into-one. I believe in quality collaboration and have developed a close partnership with Derek Hammeke of Flying Treasure productions. Derek has a tremendous amount of experience with every stage of the video process and every scale of shoot. I can bring Derek in easily and handle the communication for shoots; between the two of us, we got you covered!

You can check out Derek’s portfolio here

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…I like the little guys too.

 Maybe you’re not a national brand. Maybe you’re a budding small town entrepreneur, or a seasoned one with need of image refreshment. If you’re a small business owner needing professional photography in the Joplin Missouri or northwest Arkansas area- just a round of team photos, or some exterior photos of your business or a quirky little ad campaign- I’m still your man. I love those jobs and have an affinity for big hearted small businesses!

oh hi. This is Mark.

This is me. I am not just a photographer. I am a dad of 2, a husband of an amazing potter, a connoisseur of breakfast burritos, a Joplin coffeeshop regular (like, they call it “my” table at the coffeeshop), a Coen Brothers fan, a creator of artist community, a frequent collaborator with other creative minds, an unlimited viewer of “Scott Pilgrim vs the World”, a loud laugher, and an avid record collector. You can find out some more things about me here.

If you don’t click on that about page, you can still gaze at this majestic photo of me below. That’s the camera strap from my grandpa’s original vivitar (the camera I started with), and a crocheted tie my wife made for me. And my mustache was in really good form that day.

…also don’t let me scare you. I never look this serious in real life….

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Again, I’d love to talk to you to see if maybe I can do some good for your business.

You can CONTACT me right now and I’ll get back with you pronto! Just click that button down there.