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About Orange County Headshots Photographer – Mark Jordan

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As you might have guessed, I am Mark Jordan. I am the principal photographer and owner of Orange County Headshots, along with my wife, Kari. Our residential studio is in Rancho Santa Margarita. We have been the go-to Orange County photography professional since 1981.


The most common question people as me is, “What sets your work apart from other headshot photographers?” Though there are several differences, I think there are two meaningful distinctions.

The first difference is our intuitive knack for capturing genuine expression. Whether we’re photographing a corporate event or creating a actor’s headshot, our clients tell us they are amazed not only at the extent we’ll go to elicit a wide range of genuine expressions but how we make it “fun” and “painless.” Which brings me to the second characteristic.

We recently conducted a poll, Survey Says, in which nearly 600 clients responded. In it, we learned there are seven most cited reasons for clients choosing our studio.

BEFORE our clients hired us, they reported that the most persuasive reasons were because of our reviews and recommendations.

AFTER they have had their headshot created, however, they cite an entirely different reason. That being, I made them feel relaxed during their session. Even the most “UNphotogenic” clients stated that for the first time in their life they felt at ease and comfortable, if not photogenic!

They also cite that the entire process was actually educational, effortless, and enjoyable. I think what they sense is that I am just as passionate about them as I am about my photography.


Besides being recognized as a leading Orange County Headshots photographer, I’m one of a handful of artists, worldwide, inducted as a permanent exhibitor into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Should you ever visit the museum, please stop by the main hall where my photo-recreation of Georges Seurat’s, “La Grande Jatte,” is currently on display between Ansel Adams and Edward Steichen.

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 an 11-time recipient of the prestigious International Loan Collection Award, 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, every honor and award I have earned has come directly from headshot and portrait commissions. That is, while it’s customary for photographers to contrive specialized “award sessions” specifically for the critic’s eye and national judges, I owe my success to my clients. All my work and subsequent awards begin with simple assignments from people like you, which have allowed me to have fun and explore. In turn, we continue to keep going strong because of those who honor me with their trust and lifelong patronage.


At Orange County Headshots, we are dedicated to the craft of designing professional images. Our passion is to delight our clients with headshots that portray them at their best. We strive for natural expressions, which are a genuine reflection of their achievements and aspirations. We are committed to elevating the art, science, and profession of Orange County photography while exemplifying the highest professional and ethical standards in all facets of business operations and client interaction.


Besides designing individual headshot portraits, my studio, Orange County Headshots, also designs corporate headshots for businesses and the arts. A partial list of notable companies that have commissioned Orange County Headshots can be viewed by clicking the link: Our Loyal Headshot Clients


American Society of Photographers
Professional Photographers of America
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 the Irvine Unified School District. Kari was assigned to my classroom as my student teacher (it’s not a saucy as it sounds). 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 for family portraits. When we are 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, doing our morning mile swim, reading at the beach, or hanging out at Saddleback Church with friends.

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Mark Jordan
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.

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