About Orange County Headshots
Orange County Headshots Photographer Mark Jordan
Hello – thank you for dropping by.
I am Mark Jordan, the owner and principal photographer at Orange County Headshots in Rancho Santa Margarita. We have been the go-to Orange County photography professional since 1981.
The most common question people as me is, “Mark, what sets your work apart from other headshot photographers?” Though there are several differences, I think probably the most significant distinction is an intuitive knack for capturing genuine expression – simply and comfortably. Whether I’m photographing a family or creating a headshot, my clients tell me they are amazed not only at the extent I’ll go to elicit something special about them, but how I make it “fun” and “painless.” I think what they sense is that I am just as passionate about them as I am about my photography.
As to my credentials, besides being a leading Orange County Headshots photographer, I’m one of a handful of artists, worldwide, to have been inducted as a permanent exhibitor into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Should you ever visit the museum, please go to the main hall where my photo-recreation of Georges Seurat’s, “La Grande Jatte,” is currently on display between Ansel Adams and Edward Steichen.
Not to boast but I am also a Master Photographer, a Photographic Craftsman, and am an invited member of the American Society of Photographers. In addition to being named Orange County Photographer of the Year, I’ve been a recipient of the prestigious International Loan Collection Award eleven times, and have been recognized by such prominent organizations as KODAK, WINONA, EPCOT (3-time “World’s Greatest Photographers” exhibit), FUJI, Professional Photographers of America, Germany and Norway.
More importantly, I think it may be of interest to note that every honor and award that I have earned has come directly from headshot and portrait commissions. That is, while it’s customary for photographers to arrange specialized “award sessions” specifically for the critic’s eye and national judges, I owe my success to my clients. My work began with kind inquiries of people like you, who have allowed me to have fun and explore. In turn, we keep going strong today because of those who continue to honor me with their trust and lifelong patronage.
Business Photography in Orange County
Besides designing individual headshot portraits, my studio, Orange County Headshots, also designs photographic images for businesses and the arts. A few notables that have commissioned Orange County Headshots include:
- Tiffany & Co.
- Suspended Animation
- Crevier Mini Cooper
- California Angels
- Boston Red Sox
- Marriott Hotels
- Honda Corporation
- AVCO Financial
- Compak Asset Management
- Harris & Associates
- Pacific Mutual
- Guaranteed Rate
- MGO – Macias, Gini & O’Connell, LLP
- City of Rancho Santa Margarita
- Coastal Pacific Construction
- Security First Corporation
- Associated Luxury Hotels International
- Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs
- Meritage Homes
- Market Wap
- T&B Planning, Inc.
- City of Huntington Beach
- US Films
- Integrity Wealth Management
- Xplore Productions
- Devices For Life
- Array Skin Therapy
- Hitachi Solutions
- Clark Construction Group
- Watson Pharmaceuticals
- WD Land
- R.A. Smith National, Inc.
- Predictive Technologies
- Knobbe Martens
- Franchise Specialty Group
- The Henderson Group
- Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.
- People Magazine
- City Of Irvine
- New You Magazine
- Der Spiegel
- SunUp Group
- Highridge Provender
- Centennial Mortgage
- Accounting Principals
- Manager Magazin [sic]
- Seabourn Luxury Cruises
- Sullivan, Ballog & Williams, LLP
- Strictly Vacations
- GRS Group
- Krishnan & Associates
- Access Avenue
- AKM Consulting Engineers
- Bourns International
- Gensler & Associates
- Orange County Performing Arts Center
- The Actors and Productions of Tony Award winning South Coast Repertory Theater
- American Society of Photographers
- Professional Photographers of America
- Professional Photographers of California
- Professional Photographers of Inland Empire
- International Photographer’s Hall of Fame and Museum
I am married to a vivacious, effervescent woman whom I met in 1985 while teaching 4th Grade for Irvine Unified School District. Kari was assigned to my classroom as my student teacher (it’s not a saucy as it appears). We were married in 1989, and along the way we managed to create three very independent children (now adults). Kari, as you may have noticed from the correspondence you may have received, is not only my wife, but Studio Manager. Kari also serves as the studio’s “master puppeteer,” and is my right hand woman at family and children portraits. When we’re not perfecting our Orange County Headshots photography, Kari and I can be found around town at any number of local eateries (preferably Hanna’s or La Fiesta), at Cinepolis, or Saddleback Church with friends.
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Master Craftsman Photographer
American Society of Photographers
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum
Orange County Photographer of the Year
3-Time Honoree -EPCOT’S World’s Greatest Photographers Exhibit
When looking for a professional Orange County Headshots Photographer please call 949-713-4050 or complete our online request form.