Halloween! | A Proud Dad Showing Off His Kids | Fresno, CA

Since I don't have anything big to announce right now, and yesterday was Halloween, I thought I would show off my kids a little in their adorable costumes. My son Jack is dressed as the Pokemon Raichu in a costume that was lovingly sewn by my talented and beautiful wife Leslie. And my sweet little girl Merrill is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood in a costume that was custom made by my ridiculously talented sister, Jennifer.

Fall Portrait Event 2012 | Two Days of Portraits | Fresno, CA

It’s that time of year again! You might not believe it, but it is going to get cool and those holiday cards need to be sent. So, Mark Janzen Photography is offering a very limited opportunity to a few lucky families! On the morning of Saturday, November 3 we will have a full slate of sessions at the beautiful Woodward Park taking advantage of some great fall color. Then the very next day on Sunday, November 4, we’ll have a full run of sessions Sessions with an urban feel in downtown Fresno. As with all Portrait Events, the sessions run about 20 minutes and are limited to a single family. These sessions are perfect for small children with those short little attention spans! You will

Senior Portrait Sale | Class of 2012 Early Bird Sale

Announcing the Class of 2012 Senior Portrait Early Bird Sale! Book before 09/15/2011 and you'll receive a 15% discount on your entire print order, a discounted $100 location session fee for a 1 hour session, and unlimited outfit changes. All session order minimums are suspended for this limited time. You must book your session before September 15, 2011 and the session must be photographed before September 30, 2011. Click the "Sign up" link below to request more information and to schedule your session!

**UPDATE**: The Spring Portrait Event 2011

All available slots have been filled EXCEPT for Saturday, March 26. I still have openings for Urban sessions in the morning, and due to popular demand, I'm ADDING Greenery sessions in the afternoon! If you've been waiting and procrastinating, this is your last chance. Registration will close Friday, March 18 at 5pm or when all available openings are filled. I currently have room for 3 sessions in the morning and 3 more in the afternoon. Don't delay! It's that time of year again! Soon the tempertures will start to rise, the fog and rain will go away, and we'll all be breaking out the t-shirts and flip flops. Those barren orchards will explode with color and all that green grass in the

The Foundation Workshop

So for about 9 days I fell off the face of the earth and I guess I should fill everyone in on where I went and what I was doing. Well, I was attending the Foundation Workshop in Austin, TX. The Foundation Workshop is a 5 day intensive photojournalism workshop geared towards wedding photographers. It is taught by a group of former, and present, working photojournalists and it is unlike any other photographic workshop I have ever encountered. For one, you don't shoot brides, or weddings, or models, or any other fake construct developed for the sake of a workshop. Each student is given an assignment and they are sent out for 2-3 days of solid shooting followed by group critique sessions that last well

BIG NEWS: JANZEN FRIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHERS IS ON!

Yeah, you read that right, Mariano Friginal and Mark Janzen are teaming up and offering some wicked cool wedding photography coverage.  While you can still choose one or the other, you no longer have to make such a heart wrenching decision.  If you do decide to have us both, you're in for a wedding photography experience that is unparalleled anywhere.  This is a two photographer team, photographers with a couple of the best reputations in the area. Visit the site, give us a call; we'll fill you in on all the details!   www.janzenfriginal.com

The Spring Portrait Event is extended to a second date!

Due to popular demand, we are extending the Sprint Portrait Event to a second date!  This will be your last chance for scenery like this.  By early April the flowers and grasses will have died and turned brown - don't miss your chance, call today! Mid-March is the peak of the wildflower bloom in the hills around Fresno, and we are going to take advantage of this beautiful scene by holding a final Spring Portrait Event at Millerton Lake on Saturday, March 20 2010! The fee to reserve your mini-session is only $50 - well below our regular session rate! To get in on the action, just pay your session fee by clicking here, scroll down and click on the "Portrait Event" button. Enter your

SPRING IS HERE! First 2 Portrait Events of the Year are on!

First up is the Urban Portrait Event on Sunday, February 21st with the first session starting at 12:30.  We'll only have room for about 5 families so sign up quick and reserve your spot!  To sign up, click here or click the "Booking Information" link in the menu above.  Select and pay for the Portrait Event Mini-Session Fee and we'll be in touch with further details. Next we have the 2nd Annual Spring Portrait Event.  This event will take place on the Madera side of Millerton Lake on Saturday, February 27 starting at around 9am.  The site is about a 30 minute drive from central Fresno and there will be a $10 entrance fee to the park.  This area is beautiful with wildflower blooms, lush

Last Chance!! | The Fall Portrait Event is almost full!

There are only a few openings left!  If you've been "thinking about it" now is the time to make sure you have some fabulous new portraits on the wall before Christmas.  I doubt the openings will make it through the weekend, but either way they will be closed to new bookings as of Monday 11/19.  Email me at info@markjanzenphotography.com right away (or click the contact link above) for detailed booking information.  Hope to see you there!

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