About Me - Mark Rapien

Hey friend! I'm Mark,

a visual storyteller living in St. Petersburg, Florida and serving the surrounding Tampa Bay area. My family and friends have described me as fun, genuine and easy-going with a passion for adventure and people.

My first photographic muse is this great big beautiful world we live in. I am always planning my next getaway or exploring all the wonderful beach towns surrounding me, photographing the vast seascape or the rolling mountains. I grew up reading National Geographic Magazines and learning and dreaming of becoming a travel photographer.

Later on in life I realized another photographic muse: people. Much like a stunning sunset view, capturing raw human emotions in their truest form really gets my heart moving. I want my individual clients walking away with images that they can look at and feel confident, beautiful and elegant. My goal is to capture the raw compassion, pure happiness, and deep love between my couples or family clients. At the end of the day I am looking to create the absolute best work that I am capable of producing.

When I am not out creating you can find me exploring new bars and restaurants in the area, running or hammocking around Vinoy Park, or with some popcorn in hand watching a good movie.

Welp now you know a little more about me. Thanks for stopping by and reading my bio. Now let me know about you and what I can help you with! Hit the hire me button in the menu, email me at mark.rapien@gmail.com or find me on social media. Instagram is where I am most responsive. Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers!

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