Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Capturing Sachi ~ U High 2013 Senior

After re-scheduling twice, we were able to complete Sachi's senior portrait session. And, although it was a little chilly, the sun was shining brightly and Sachi kept smiling!

Below is a sneak peek at Sachi's images... As I told her: Absolutely beautiful!!!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Photo Walk ~ McLean County Courthouse

Went on a photo walk today around the old county courthouse... LOVE this building. So glad the county made good use of it when it ceased being our county courthouse. www.mchistory.org

McLean County Courthouse

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Valentine's Day Sessions

Chocolates??? Again??? Really???

Think again!!!

Now scheduling "I <3 U" Valentine's Day 30-minute sessions...

  • kids for their dad/mom,
  • wife for husband,
  • husband for wife,
  • boyfriend for girlfriend,
  • girlfriend for boyfriend,
  • partner for his/her partner, or
  • reveal yourself to that special someone you've been secretly admiring

$75 ~ 30-minutes ~ 2 5x7 prints & 8 wallets (up to 2 poses) and 5 low-res digital images. I'll even throw in a heart-shaped box of chocolates :-)

Contact me by phone or text at 309-838-2252 or by email at marksextonphoto@gmail.com to set up your 30-minute session. But, move fast... February 14th will be here soon!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I Am An Artist

I recently had a couple of difficult days as a photographer... trying to justify to a client why I am charging what I do for my services and my prints and why I do not just give away the digital files for almost nothing.

After our communications back and forth, I took time to reflect about me, my portrait photography, and why I do what I do. I know I'm not the best photographer... I know I have a lot to learn... I know there will always be someone better... I know I fail at light, focus, and framing at times... I know my photography won't be everyone's favorites... I know some people will dislike my photography.

But, I also know...
I am a custom portrait photographer ~ I am an artist.
I am not a Sears Portrait Studio, a Portrait Innovations, and I am not conveniently located in your local Wal-Mart.
You are not just a time slot in my day… 
          you are an investment of my time, my passion, and my creativity.
I don't just take pictures…
          I create art with what I've captured through my lens.
I don't just sell you prints... 
          I offer you timeless keepsakes and cherished memories.
I am a custom portrait photographer ~ I am an artist.
Capturing Life ~ Capturing Memories
Mark Sexton, Photographer

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

So Blessed... And Thankful

As I prepared the below image to be the cover image for my Facebook page, I couldn't help but think about how blessed I am, and thankful I am.

The images in the collage are a sampling of recent photo sessions I've had.

My clients have no idea the amount of passion and emotion I feel during a photo session. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to capture their lives in a brief moment of time, knowing years later these images will be shared, talked about, and maybe still displayed on a wall, a desk, or an end table. These images could be part of a "Remember when..." or "This was you when..." or "I remember that top..." or "You were so cute..." or "That was your mom at the age of..." 

Yes... I am so blessed... and thankful... to have the good fortune to be part of my client's lives for a brief moment in time that will be a memory to be enjoyed, shared, and looked at for years to come.