About

MarkKelly

I’m Mark Kelly, and I bring a unique blend of experience and a creative edge to my work. Whether you need a great portrait, photos for ads or magazine covers, or even videos, I can come through for you with hand-crafted images that exceed your expectations.
I was born and raised in the Detroit area. I’m old enough to know how to load and process sheet film, but I’m still young enough to keep up with high school athletes as a lacrosse referee.
I’ve been taking photos my entire life. Early in my career, I traveled the country and a bit of Europe as an assistant to one of the world’s best photographers, shooting automotive ads and catalogs.

I’ve slept at 16,500 feet, a day’s walk from Everest base camp.

I’ve spent three days with the Tipiuni tribe in Amazonia.

I was a managing partner for a commercial automotive photograph studio.

I’m the proud father of a teenager and a husband of 21 years.

I’m the world’s least finicky eater. I should have a badge for that.

I love new technology and the digital world, but I also have three film cameras I still use.

And even though I’ve taken thousands if not millions of photos, I still look forward to each shoot with a sense of anticipation. Each session still ignites that creative spark. To get epic photos, it helps to foster a sense of fun, adventure and teamwork. I truly enjoy the process.

“A picture is who you look like. A portrait is who you are.”

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  • review rating 5  A true artist. He has a great eye to capture you looking your best.

    thumb Blake Belding
    11/09/2018

    review rating 5  Mark did an incredible job with our pictures at the Clarkston Chamber! He was able to make them all look very professional but approachable images and we are over the moon with the results! Highly recommend MPK Photo for not just professional head shots but for all photography needs. Thank you so much Mark!!

    thumb Samantha Parks
    10/26/2018

    review rating 5  Our organization has been working with MPK photo for years and he’s the best of the best. I always tell people that he really goes out of his way to make sure you’re comfortable in the session and will make sure you look great. He likes to see your candid personality which I really appreciate. Thanks Mark for all that you do!

    thumb Marie Clifford
    10/26/2018
  • review rating 5  I love Mark's photos! He really knows how to capture your true self, and makes you feel comfortable while taking the pictures! Totally recommend him for any of your photo needs!!

    thumb Gina Garavaglia
    10/26/2018

    review rating 5  Mark is a gifted photographer, very creative. He has the ability to make those who are uncomfortable being in front of the camera feel at ease, hence capturing a great image! If you haven't checked out his Sports Photography, do so - inspiring!!!

    thumb Kelly Scott
    6/12/2018