Los Angeles Professional Photography Testimonials

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Los Angeles Photographer -- some testimonials


My Second Gay Wedding

Les and Chazz

September, 2015

Mark Laing is spectacular and 5 stars are not enough!!!!


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Lily & Matthew - baptism then a 1st. Birthday party!

Lily & Matthew

November, 2015

Working with Mark was such a pleasure. He is professional, timely and has an amazing eye! We contacted him for our son's baptism and he produced such amazing photos. We look forward to working with him again!

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Mike and Mila's Santa Barbara Beach wedding

Mike & Mila

September, 2011

Mark was simply the most fantastic addition to our wedding.

Even now, 5 weeks on we think Mark was the most outstanding professional we worked with across our entire wedding experience.

Mark is a real people-person. You don't get to be that good unless you have an understanding and affinity for people.

Mark's bright, enthusiastic personality and his ability to capture special moments helped make our wedding day a success and captured forever the elegance, excitement and magic of our special day.

After our wedding, Mark was wonderfully responsive - our whole family love the beautiful photos and moments he captured. We are left feeling REALLY relieved we found someone like Mark to make our wedding experience unforgettable. :)

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Sarah and Will's vegan hipster wedding

Sarah and Will

Mark is a talented, incredibly nice and extremely professional photographer. He was at the venue early, captured tons of beautiful shots, and had absolutely no ego when it came to my suggestions. Our wedding day was beautifully sunny - great for us, but challenging to a photographer - and Mark handled it beautifully, getting us great pictures. And he delivered our photos to us right away! I feel confident in strongly recommending him to any couple.

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Christopher T - Bat Mitzvah

Sarah's Bat Mitzvah

August 2014

You will never work with another photographer again after hiring Mark Laing. Mark is not only an extremely creative and talented photographer, he is also very professional and totally reliable. Our family hired Mark for photography and video services on two separate occasions; my son's bar mitzvah and my daughter's bat mitzvah.

Mark over-delivered on both occasions. Judging from the quality of the finished product (photos and video edits), he put far more time into completing the work than is reasonable for the modest fee he charges.

As a bonus, Mark is personable and a fun addition to the party!


Sam and Jay - a 1st Birthday party!

Samira & Jaiesh Khavani

I was shopping around for a good photographer to cover my kid's 1st birthday. Upon checking yelp reviews, packages/rates offered and going through their individual work, we decided to go ahead with Mark and are extremely happy with that decision. From the start, he came across as extremely warm, approachable, kind human being, and of course, extremely professional. After the event, he was also super quick at sharing the pictures/short video. I am extremely picky about pictures, difficult to please and hey did Mark deliver?! Of course. In fact, he exceeded our expectations. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good photographer and not willing to compromise on the quality. He will not disappoint.

Mark Writes:

Sam and Jay were so stylish and so warm that I felt like I was a guest at this wonderful birthday party. The birthday girl herself was a patient princess with no fuss, no crying and no tears - just wonderful parents, family and friends for a magical mermaid 1st. Birthday.


Davita and Michael's Hindu Wedding

Davita & Michael

Mark is a remarkable photographer and human being. He has an incredibly artistic eye and is able to capture moments in time that are far beyond the naked eye. He captures the essence and emotion of the most important day of you life, with an ease and understanding of what rests in the hearts of the couple and their vision for their day. He has a way with words and a very kind heart and is also a true professional. We highly recommend him if you would like a truly unique and beautiful expression of your wedding day! We were blessed to have him and are very grateful.

Mark writes:


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Dean & Darlene's Cowboy double wedding

Dean & Darlene & Kalyn and Matt - a double wedding!

Mark Laing is truly an artist, similar in fashion to Thomas Kinkade he has captured our moment (double wedding, my wife and I, my daughter and my new son in law) with amazing clarity, beauty and focus. Not only did he deliver more than what we expected, the personal attention to detail went far beyond our expectations. It is our belief that Mark was sent to us to capture this moment as only a talent like his would have an eye to see. We thank God for this blessing, moments to treasure for a lifetime. Thanks Mark you Rock!!

Mark writes:

Well, I was the one who was truly blessed to be part of Dean and Darlene's day. Not to mention his gorgeous daughter and new son-in-law. I wore my cowboy boots and hat to fit in -- the horse ranch and beautiful brides did the rest.


Jenifer & Javier

Jen Armstrong - just the wedding video this time.

Mark has the personal touch you want when documenting your special day/event/party. He is in the moment with you and all of the people that are important to the essence of the experience. Not only did you not realize he was there, he was SO there in every way. I can't express enough how overjoyed and grateful I am he was there to document the experience step by step. Everything happens to quickly so to have something that Mark has created for you to look back on, gives you an even better, more fuller appreciation of what the atmosphere was during that time of capture. Mark pays attention to those special moments and I cannot recommend his services highly enough to anyone who seeks to capture magical moments, those that you didn't even know were there! It was a gift, a pleasure, a privilege to have worked with him and his amazing spirit!

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Santa Barbara - video only this time.

Latoya and Marcus

We are so happy that we had Mark for our big day!!

We hired Mark to take video of our wedding on 8/20/16. We had already secured photographers, and only decided to add video pretty last minute (about a month before the big day). Mark was very responsive via email (given that we live out of state from the wedding/Mark) and his prices are reasonable.

We liked his work that we found online, and are thrilled that we chose him! Not only were the final products amazing and fast (he got us a sneak peek video within days of the wedding!), he was so warm, kind, happy and fun to speak with. Our family even told us how kind he was and love the videos as well!

I don't know what else to say that hasn't already been said by so many other reviews. If you are looking for a photographer or videographer, this is the guy!


My first gay wedding! Boy were the boys great!

Michael and Michael

A great guy, an amazing photographer

Reviewed On 12/02/2014

A big thank you to Mark for capturing the joy and beauty of our special day in spectacular images and also for being a top notch guy. Wedding planning is tough business, and you don't know what you're going to get in hiring a vendor to help make your day a success. A signed contract does not guarantee great performance. Mark Laing proved to be a sure bet straight away. We didn't meet in person until we walked in the door of our venue in Malibu that bright October day, and Mark was already there scouting the location, prepped and ready to shoot. Mark is a great guy. Gregarious and true, real, and a consummate professional, he immediately put us at ease and made the requisite pre-ceremony photo-ops great fun. We played on the beach and Mark gave us beautiful, natural images with which to forever remember those fleeting moments before we were to become the focus of our guest's attention. And with his images, we are witness to the terrific abundance of joy present in the faces of all who came to celebrate...


Lora and Emanuel's Wedding - Inn of the Seventh Ray

Lora and Emanuel

Mark is truly a talented photographer. He is extremely kind and professional. Everyone at the wedding loved him and felt comfortable with him. He was the first to arrive at the venue and was one of the last ones to leave. We couldn't be happier with our pictures. He captured some beautiful moments. He is an amazing photographer. We will definitely be using him again for future photo shoots.

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Erica and Carlos' Wedding

Erica and Carlos

I can't say enough wonderful things about Mark! I chose him as my videographer from his reviews off of yelp! I was scared about randomly choosing someone off the internet but after reading the reviews I felt confident about emailing and making a phone call to him. From the first phone call I had to the last email Mark was amazing! He was on time, very professional and just top notch quality work. I loved my video and the package it came in! I wish I would have booked him as my photographer too but I had already left a deposit with another one. If you're planning a wedding or any other ceremony you want captured beautifully I would recommend Mark.


Rachelle and Monte

Shirley Spady

Mark Laing is so personable . He is so talented at getting the essence of the wedding couple, but also captures the venue, details that you don't normally get from most photographers. He captured water from a fountain that was just beautiful at my daughters wedding , I can't tell you all little details he captured, that are so important. When you plan a wedding its all about the details and Mark gets it on film . I have never seen wedding pictures that convey romance as Mark does . His pictures make you feel as if you are there.


Yasie and Jonathan - Rancho Santa Margarita super stylish wedding

Yasie and Jonathan

So many great things about Mark. His pictures are awesome. He provided tons of sneak peak photos right after the wedding and a ton of wonderful and beautiful pictures a couple weeks after the wedding. The guests loved him. He's really fun to have around on the wedding day. He is on time and professional. He is super quick to answer questions, very helpful and flexible. He is also a great videographer. He created a beautiful video that was so fun to watch and really captured our wedding. Both my husband and I were in tears as we relived our wedding! Would definitely hire Mark again for another event.

Event photography smooch

Writers Guild of America West \Committee of Black Writers inaugural scripted reading event

Michelle Amor

I highly recommend Mark Laing for all your photography needs! Mark recently took pictures at an inaugural scripted reading event I hosted at the Writers Guild of America West on behalf of the Committee of Black Writers, and he did a fantastic job! He arrived in a timely manner and didn't waste any time getting started. I told him exactly what I wanted from him and he nailed it! His pictures were incredible and so creative. He took, literally, hundreds of photos and I (and everyone) was very pleased with them all. Everyone can't take good pictures of People of Color but Mark can and did. No matter the skin tone, he made sure to capture every person in the most beautiful way possible. He also got me sneak peek pics the very next day and worked very patiently with me to ensure I was 100% pleased before the pics went out. They say "A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away" and Mark made sure that this momentous event will be something we will always be able to look back on fondly. Hire him! You won't regret it.


Angie & Vikas - super mulit-cultural wedding photography in Anaheim, CA

Angie & Vikas

Mark is the best! Anyone interested in having a fun time Mark is the perfect photographer. The photos are beautiful and unique. He is very flexible and makes everything easy especially if you are shy. We had two family weddings and he made both weddings look stunning. People are still talking about the photos even the engagement shoot. Mark is now my always go to photographer. He is also shooting my best friends wedding. Would recommend to anyone!


Elaina and Kollin - Ojai backyard wedding meets Pokemon

Elaina and Kollin

"When my fiancé and I were looking for a photographer, we were looking for someone who was friendly and professional. We fell in love with Mark's black and white photos, we knew we had to have him for our wedding. Mark was very sweet and professional both online and on the phone, he always kept us informed and helped us through the whole process til the day we got married. We had so much fun and I couldn't have picked a better photographer, if you're looking for the best he's your guy."


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