Mark Lovett Photography

Gaithersburg , MD


Gaithersburg, MD US 20878 (map)




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Find out why clients are raving about acclaimed photographer/award winning oil painter, Mark Lovett. Mark is helping local folks on a budget, as well as gaining national recognition... Read more
Find out why clients are raving about acclaimed photographer/award winning oil painter, Mark Lovett. Mark is helping local folks on a budget, as well as gaining national recognition working with celebrities like Gregg Allman/Allman Brothers Band, actor Forrest Whitaker, and Congressman Bill Livingston.......

Capturing your timeless moments............ from getting ready, to seeing your future husband for the first time, through the last dance-I'm on a quest to capture the timeless moments that you'll treasure forever. I am passionate about your day and your pictures will be more than you've imagined!

If photography is the art of painting with light, who could do it better than a professional figurative oil painter represented by a top New York Gallery?

Mark Lovett, a figurative oil painter represented by Rehs Gallery NY,NY and Brennen Galleries in Palm Desert and Santa Fe, merges his unique background as professional oil painter with his mastery of the most advanced technical digital photography and lighting gear. The combination of these two talents result in gorgeous, naturally posed, sensitive, artistic breathtaking portraits.

Light and shadow can describe form in a flattering or unflattering manner, and Mark's expertise is in creating images that will bring out the absolute best in you!

My measure of success is your satisfaction and recommendation!

Please visit my web site at www.MarkLovettPhotography.com and www.photographybethesda.com to see the complete portfolio and find out more about how we can help you.

Phone: 301-873-4701

email : Laurel@MarkLovettStudio.com


I love to photograph weddings because it’s such a happy occasion and the bride, groom and everybody are at their best. I can feel the love throughout the day, and particularly feel it at around the ceremony. I am always touched when the father and daughter’s eyes meet right before they walk down the aisle. The shots I get are so real and touching, that I get overwhelmed with emotion when I see them. Of course, it also causes me to anticipate walking my own daughter down the aisle some day. As a father of my own beautiful 20 year old daughter, I would think that this would be one of the most spiritual and touching moments of my life. I’m on a quest to capture these timeless moments forever. It is amazing how these precious images speak to people’s hearts as they do mine. Of course, right around vow time at the alter I feel the same way. It’s very special and I must express this in my images.

I love capturing the bride getting ready in soft window light. The white veil looks so beautiful across her face as soft window light shines in the room. Capturing all the details of the day in an artistic way is so important because a lot of time, effort and money went into the occaision, and everything is so beautiful and needs to be expressed as such.

I love capturing the moments when people are greeting each other when they don’t even know my lens is on them. Some people haven’t seen each other for a long time and have come long distance for this occasion. These moments are very special too. Of course I get all the traditional shots of folks smiling at the camera too. I could go on and on for hours about my favorite things about photographing weddings but we wont have enough text space to use it. Read less




What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
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While trying to decide on photographers, Mark Lovett Photography popped out not only due to their amazing pictures on their website, but also in their prompt professionalism via email and in person. Super easy to work with and knew exactly how to go with the flow. They are very polite also! Then we got the pictures online and a hard copy in the mail. What an amazing eye! Couldn't be happier! We recommend them to everyone!
Services Used: Photography
2+ years ago
Very professional and prompt. His eye, especially for outdoor events, is fabulous.
Services Used: Photography
2+ years ago
Mark and his wife Laurel were wonderful!!! They us laughing during our wedding photo taking! We LOVE our pictures and couldn't thank more!!! We didn't even have to time to meet with them before our wedding but I had a good feeling after our numerous phone conversations and my feeling was right. Thank you so much for our beautiful photos!!!

Natalie & David
Services Used: Photography
What a Team! Mark and Laurel Lovett are superb! Mark took the most beautiful shots of our Wedding at the Inn at Perry Cabin (June 12, 2011), and have our Friends and Family (some of whom are Photographers) raving!

Mark and Laurel took the time to get to know us, in person, prior to our Wedding, and knew exactly how we wanted our Special Day, to be captured. In addition, they had some wonderful ideas of their own, which resulted in more beautiful shots! We trusted them, immensely...

We can't wait to see all of our Photos, and will continue to use Mark Lovett Photography for all of our Special Events in our Lifetime...

Thank you for being so good to us, and to our Friends & Family...you are truly Friends, as well...

Nicole and Garrison Cox
Services Used: Photography
I really liked Mark's photos that he took. He caught alot of candid shots that made our pictures tell a story rather than the stiff posed pictures you usually see of the wedding party. Alot of ours we were laughing or talking or making faces in, which may not appeal to some people but that was exactly what we wanted. He took a ton of photos also and we got them all on a CD so we were able to get prints of pictures that we may not have been able to get if we were stuck in a package deal like alot of photographers give you.

As for his professionalism I rated him along the middle because I had some issues with him wanting to change what we had agreed upon in our initial meeting and what was in our contract. I will say that he did go out of his way to to the wedding for us as he lives in MD and traveled about an hour and a half for the job. I was just very unimpressed with the fact that he called me the day before the wedding wanting to change things. That isn't something that the bride wants to deal with while going to from rehearsal to nails and dinner.
Services Used: Photography
Mark is an artist and it really comes across in his photographs. He made us all look great with wonderful camera angles, composition and editing. I feel fortunate to have found Mark's website randomly online. I was drawn to the fact that he is an artist and I wanted artistic pictures of our wedding that we could frame and keep forever. What I didn't realize at the time was that so many of my friends paid way more for their wedding photographers, and many of them complained that they didn't like their pictures at all. Mark is very reasonably priced, much lower than many of the "wedding packages" that included things we didn't need or want. And Mark, unlike other wedding photgraphers, let us have a CD of our pictures after the wedding, so we could print them ourselves however we wanted! This saved us a LOT of money. I highly recommend Mark to anyone who wants beautiful wedding pictures at a reasonable price.
Services Used: Photography
Mark is such a wonderful photographer. He is very talented and creative. He put his heart and soul in his work. We had such an amazing experience with him. He took so many pictures of us and we loved every single one of them. He was so easy to work with. He captured all the details that we were expecting to see in our special moments. We could not ask for more
We are so happy with the result and we highly recommend him.
Reyhaneh and Hamid
Services Used: Photography


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In addition to the beautiful photography and custom designed flush mount albums, Mark designs and creates stunning gallery style oil paintings that he paints the old fashioned way..... by hand....on the finest Belgian linen canvas, one brush stroke at a time! Join Mark's list of prestigious clients including Gregg Allman - Allman Brothers Band, Forrest Whitaker - Academy Award Winning Actor, Congressman Bill Livingston, Joe Matza - president eFilm Hollywood, CA, Bill Collins - President Cassidy & Pinkard Washington, DC and many others. Mark's painting has been featured in many national publications and he was a winner of the 2006 Portrait Society of America Children's painting competition. Mark's detailed bio can be seen online at MarkLovettStudio.com What Others Are Saying about Mark's Portrait Paintings: "Mark's portraits are beautifully executed." Martin Sullivan, Ph.D., Director, National Portrait Gallery Washington, DC ______________
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