"The Best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do." - Andy Warhol
This is OUR STORY
My love and passion for photography stems from watching my Father take pictures from early on. As many sons do, I wanted to be just like him. So I purchased my first camera in high school and the journey began there. Some years later, when my father passed, something inside me longed to take the gift and skill that I learned to a greater level. I purchased a new camera, enrolled in classes and jumped in to take my images to the next level. Here I am now over 20 years later, still shooting and creating. I've seen a ton of changes from the film and darkroom world to that of digital technology and Lightroom and Photoshop.
I'm also super passionate about Prints on Display. In this digital world of selfies and iphone pics, it's easy to forget about displaying the images you and I love. As I mentioned, I lost my dad over 20 years ago and unfortunately, I don't have a professional image of he and I (as adults) and it breaks my heart. So part of my motivation and passion is not just capturing the image, but creating art work and helping to select the right product to display in your home for the world to see. My home is full of images of my LOVED ones and I'm so blessed to see their beautiful faces.
Images by Marc Anthony is all about capturing the essence of you! We focus on building relationships with our clients which allow us to create images that are truly natural and stunning. We have a genuine love for people and feel privileged to capture those decisive moments. We specialize in photographing high school seniors, headshots, musicians and portrait work. We do lifestyle location photography and enjoy identifying locations that fit any need.
Our focus is to create an EXPERIENCE. We take the time to build rapport with our clients and add value through wardrobe and styling consultations. The bottom line is that we put in a great effort to ensure that you will have an incredible time and have images to cherish for a lifetime.
The owner and principal photographer, Marc Anthony Smith is a member of the PPA.
What We Do
What others are saying...
Marc is an exceptional photographer. I'm not just saying this either. I have at least 3-4 photographer friends and I chose Marc to do headshots for my business branding. I instantly felt relaxed and comfortable during the shoot. Once I laid eyes on the images, I fell in LOVE! They are truly amazing and exactly what I envisioned. He killed this shoot!
I'm having a moment...looking at his photos and realizing that my little boy is all grown up. He'll be 18 in a couple of months and will be graduating from High School. No words or deeds could thank you enough for capturing these special images for us to cherish!! Thank you just isn't enough! Thank God for you and ur gift!! I can not stop crying!!! When I look at each one...There is a piece of him that u captured that quite frankly only you could do! These photos are EXACTLY the way my Isaiah is. I see compassion, gentleness, intelligence, a leader. THANK YOU!! A. Rhone
I truly enjoyed the experience of having professional photos taken. Marc was very patient and gave awesome instruction to ensure that I had the best possible outcome from my shoot. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in having professional photos taken!
I've worked with numerous photographers, but no one comes close to high level of expertise and professionalism that Marc gives. I did a Branding Photoshoot and the entire experience was amazing. It felt like a great collaboration. Marc is genuine about helping you achieve the your best photos. He was a great consultant with wardrobe, scenery ideas, and other pre-photoshoot prep. At the photoshoot, I was treated like an A list celebrity--he made me feel very comfortable and provided my favorite snacks. After photoshoot, he remained in constant communication with me--giving me the updates on when my photos would be finished. His work is great! He's a master of his craft and I highly recommend him.
I absolutely LOVED working with Marc for my head shots for the Miss IL USA pageant this year. He made me feel comfortable and understood the importance of the occasion. We spoke briefly about what I needed and he took the wheel from there, creating a high fashion, glamorous but natural look. He shot with purpose rather than wasting time hoping we would get a good shot. His direction was incredible and his professionalism was to the highest standard! I can't wait til next year! Thank YOU!
My experience with Marc was/is indescribable. This was so much more than a photo shoot for me. The day of my shoot, I found out some pretty compelling news. Marc was able to capture every moment and feeling that I had perfectly. He was able to show my strength and vulnerability. Not to mention the pictures came out AMAZING. He absolutely has the eye and knows EXACTLY what to shoot.
imagesbymarcanthony = Exceptional Service. Highly recommended!!!!
Thank you, Images by Marc for the Amazing job you've done for our Daughter's prom. The photos are stunning and, she couldn't be happier. She's showing them to everyone, wishing to go back to that day again.
This was a very fun and informational shoot. It helped me get tips and pointers on modeling and helped me practice.
Marc was an absolute pleasure to work with. I hope that we work together again soon sometime. He is super talented and knows his stuff. He knows all about professional lighting, which makes for great photos. He is also super funny! He knows how to keep you focused, but have fun at the same time. He also is super creative which makes for some awe-dropping images. I can honestly say that he is one of the best photographers I have ever shot with. A professional business man with professional quality photos.
I had an awesome experience working with Images by Marc Anthony for my Personal Training promotional shoot. He did an excellent job of calming my nerves while providing me with a truly professional photography experience. The images were nothing short of AMAZING...better than I could have expected. He is definitely my #1 choice for all my future photography needs and I would highly recommend Images by Marc Anthony for yours.
I booked Images by Marc Anthony for my daughter's prom send off after admiring the quality of a friend's photo taken by this company. The photos taken of my daughter exceed my expectation. They are phenomenal and well worth the investment. I highly recommend Images by Marc Anthony for ANY occasion. The service is professional, timely, punctual and interactive. The quality of the photos were superb from the lighting to the color and the angles of the images. Both candid and posed shots are breathtaking, intriguing and expressive. They truly capture the essence of your special day while sharing a story that leaves lasting treasurable memories. I will use Images by Marc Anthony for my future photography needs. Thank you for creating such fantastic memories of my daughter's prom send off.
"Capturing the Essence of You is an understatement. They are professional and understand how to take an introvert like me and make me feel comfortable in front of a camera. In a snap, I feel like they captured my family in a way that is timeless and that we can now enjoy forever."
I had an amazing time with this shoot as did my daughter. MarcAnthony was very professional and he got haylee to laugh and smile very easily. It was a fun and friendly experience.
Images by Marc is a wonderful photography company to partner with to make you look AMAZING! We have utilized them on different projects and haven't' been disappointed yet and neither will you!! Be sure to book and get a GREAT look!
Marc is one of the best photographers in the game. I've used his services for a few of my music career endeavors (CD promo, album artwork, marketing materials), and he always exceeds my expectations.
Marc's "book-smart" expertise of the craft combined with his "let's-make-our-own-rules" creative courage makes for an unforgettable experience from start to finish.
I selected Marc Anthony Smith as my exclusive photographer as I prepared to launch my new website and upcoming book release and I am beyond elated with the decision to do so. During the consultation we had leading up to the shoot we were able to discuss what the images would be used for and he was able to provide me with his creative goals for my project. Although we initially planned for website only images, the quality of his work afforded me the chance to make the images multi-purposeful.
What made the photo shoot successful was his attention to detail (making sure lipstick wasn't smeared, no blinking etc.), his ability to convey to me what he wanted from me as the subject as well as his ability to keep me relaxed made the time spent in front of the camera an enjoyable one.
Not only did I receive more than enough images for my online projects I was extremely pleased with the coffee table book of images that he prepared for my use and I cannot wait to work with him again in the future!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED my photo shoot! Marc was creative, prepared, and spontaneous! He has a real gift in "Capturing the Moment". My images looked amazing! Marc' s ability to bring out your best shot is evident in his work!!!
Not only did my pictures turn out SUPERB, but I had such a blast on the shoot! Marc was very professional, and at the same time, made me feel very comfortable by giving me time to "warm up" and showing me how to pose. He also chose a beautiful location to take the pictures; knowledgeable of the grounds and knowing where each picture would look good at. His follow up was also expedient. I was able to view a "sneak peek" that same day! I would HIGHLY recommend Marc and can't wait for my next shoot!
My experience with Images by Marc Anthony was second to none! As a new mother, I was seeking a photographer who could capture the true essence of my child who was reaching his 6 month milestone. Marc Anthony truly exceeded my greatest expectations! He was creative and patient throughout the process and I will be forever grateful for this experience!
In the past, my family has taken your standard "manikin style" poses which cause you to apply vaseline to maintain the 30-minute series of ingenuous smiles and back-breaking poses. If you're looking for a non-traditional, memorable, fun-family experience, then Images by Marc Anthony is your answer! Marc captured our family's true authenticity and brought our pictures to life. Not to mention his videography skills, Genius! We are forever grateful to Marc for taking our family portrait memories to another level. Marc, our prayer is that God will continue to enlarge your territory and bless you with the desires of your heart!
My Experience was outstanding. You really pushed me and gave me the start to my career. So for that I applaud you and your work! You're an amazing photographer. I'm in love with my portfolio and all the images we were able to create together. Thank you!
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