Mark A. Shephard

 

310 March Lane
Morgantown, WV 26508
(574) 612-0797
Today: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Personal Checks, Cash
Since 2000, I've offered my services as an editorial, wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer.

As of 2016, Morgantown, W.Va., has become home, and I look forward to getting to know and photograph the community and surrounding area.

My background as a professional photographer began in the 1980's, when I served two tours in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged as a Photographer's Mate Second Class. From 1986 to 1988 I served in the Persian Gulf with the Middle East Force, which was involved in Operation Earnest Will during the Iran-Iraq War.

I completed my Bachelor of Arts education at Ohio University, where I studied visual communication, and then moved to St. Joseph, Michigan, where I was a staff photojournalist for the Herald-Palladium during the 1990's.

One month after I started my job at the H-P I met my wife Jennifer on the sidelines of a high school football game that she was covering for a competing newspaper.

From 2000-2004 I worked as a photojournalist and imaging technician at the South Bend Tribune in South Bend, Indiana, while starting my photography business so as to photograph weddings, portraits, commercial work, and other editorial jobs.

From 2004 through 2015, after my wife Jennifer and I had moved to Elkhart, Indiana, I contributed photos and stories to the Elkhart Truth, where Jennifer worked as a photographer. I photographed close to 100 weddings, provided editorial content for RV Business magazine, did commercial work for local community businesses and colleges, and shot occasional family and senior sessions.

Together, Jennifer and I moved to Morgantown at the end of 2015.

I currently contribute photos and stories to the Dominion Post and Morgantown Magazine, and am looking forward to working with the photo staff of the Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia University's student newspaper) in the fall. I continue to seek work as a wedding photojournalist, and a locational commercial and portrait photographer.

My clients have included Southwestern Michigan College, Lake Michigan College, Ancilla College, Elkhart General Hospital, Affinity Media Group, USA Today, Navistar, Oaklawn, G&G Media, Bloomberg News, Blue Moon Design Group, Inc., Universal Bearings LLC, Waste Away Group, Inc., Kiel North America, LLC, New South Media, Inc., and West Virginia University.
Mon 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Tue 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Wed 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Thu 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Fri 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Sat 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Sun 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

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