A Little Bit About Myself…


Hello! I am Mark Anderson, owner / photographer. I have been shooting since I was about 10, when I also first experienced the wonders of the darkroom. I was lucky that my home town Boys’ club had a darkroom and that a friendly engineer from Grumman Aerospace (I grew up on Long Island) was kind enough to share his knowledge with me and a handful of other kids. Thank you Harry Roslund wherever you may be!

I took a non-typical path to photographer as a career. For the first, 25+ years, I was an electrical engineer / manager generally working in the combined fields of computer software and factory automation. Having gotten burned out, I left my global software manager’s job at a Fortune 5 company to start my own photography business, one that kept the customer focus in mind and that was intended to be fun for both me any my customers!Following my broad range of photographic passions, I shoot a lot of youth sports, nature, wildlife and landscape. I love doing family portraits, seniors, and weddings. And along the way I have shot commercially oriented subjects such as business people, performers and models needing publicity photos and portfolios, and product photography for catalogs and websites.

There’s more to great professional photography than having a fancy camera! After all, every Uncle Bob at a wedding has one – or thinks he does! The art, the passion, the experience and the results – these things differentiate my fellow professionals from an Uncle Bob! You may never even see those snapshots from Uncle Bob – he may lose the disk or forget where he filed them on his computer. And of course, after that last PC crash, all hope was lost anyway! But an Uncle Bob can’t provide the finished creations that people really want. Fine art books, coffee table wedding albums, carefully retouched portraits and master printing simply are not available at the local drugstore lab!

Please wander around my blog and website as you will, enjoying the many images you will come across along with some of the commentary and notes that will accumulate as I blog my way along. Have a question? Drop me a note! Add a comment as you will. I can only hope that you enjoy my work and will find in it a sense of what I can do and how I might apply that to your own photographic needs.

In June of 2008 I changed my business name to the current name, MJ Anderson Photography as I found that most of my clients recognized that my personality and style were such a key element of my work!


— Mark

9 responses

31 08 2006


This site is very nice! You people done good job!

Best Regards,
Nitin Patel

30 03 2007

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30 03 2007

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30 03 2007

Hi there! Your site is cool, indeed! Would you please also visit my site?

21 02 2008
Wendy Shanks

I’m trying to locate photos from the Christmas Program on 12/21 put on by Whistle Stop Station pre school?

thanks wenrock@hughes.net

27 02 2008
Mark Anderson

Wendy – I sent you an email.

To all others, I am available for bookings at school and preschool events! Either on a personal basis to photograph just your child at the event or for your parent organization to photograph all the students!

Please give us a call to discuss how we can serve you!

4 03 2008


27 04 2008
Connie Gardner

Hi Mark. I just wanted to thank you again for taking the photos of my daughter Marlena’s wedding. I can’t wait to see what you’ve captured. You are a true professional. At times, we hardly knew you were there!

Thanks again!

28 03 2009
Ginny Peters

When will Taste of Saratoga pix be put on your website? Thanks.

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