Mark Basel Photography
Mark Basel Photography

Mark Basel Photography

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Introduction: I specialize in headshots for businesses and individuals. As a result of working with me you will look professional, approachable and confident. I work collaboratively with you throughout the process and we view the images together as we shoot so you walk out confident we got the look you want. I also help you with wardrobe, lighting, glasses, hair, makeup, and everything else that goes into the process. Send me a message!

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Hired 122 times

Serves Minneapolis, MN

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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28 photos

  • LinkedIn Photos

    Commercial Photography

  • Restaurant Menu and Branding

    Commercial Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

94 reviews


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Ashley W.

Portrait Photography

We loved Mark when he did our couple photo shoot! He did amazing work! We will definitely have him shoot photos for us in the future. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. He puts his heart and soul into taking pictures! Maybe he will shoot our wedding photos! Who knows! 😊😊😊
Jul 3, 2020
Laurie D.

Headshot Photography

Mark was awesome. He was willing to fit us into his schedule on short notice for some headshots. So easy to work with and we were able to narrow the shots down quickly to some great choices. He has a great eye for getting different looks. Absolutely thrilled with the quality of work and overall experience. Thanks Mark!
Jun 10, 2021
Lada S.

Headshot Photography

Thank you for your talent and extraordinary work. With diagnosis of Breast Cancer and shaved head, I went to the session to feel more confident and to inspire others . Mark have been very patient and very professional. He turned my pictures into art. Thank you for your professionalism Mark.
Apr 17, 2021
Patricia B.

Headshot Photography

The session for a head shot went very well because of Mark's intuitive nature. We ended up on the same page and I was very pleased with the result.
Dec 11, 2020
Carol P.

Headshot Photography

If anyone can put dash of creativity into the corporate headshot, Mark can. Very pleased to satisfy the corporate need while having a creative touch.
Nov 2, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Most people spend between $200-$600 on average for their session and edited photos. I offer simple pricing and bespoke packages based on what you need for yourself or your brand. Example: Professional headshot session (LinkedIn, website, social): Session fee: $200 Professionally retouched final image: $40/each Optional services: Hair and makeup (highly recommended): $150

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Generally I start communication through Thumbtack, email or a phone call. After we work out some details such as booking dates, times, etc. I will send an email with information about my studio, location, wardrobe, makeup and hair. I also like to learn a bit about you and your needs for the images as this helps me make the session more productive and comfortable.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have my degree in broadcasting and communications. I have worked for television, radio, technology and digital media companies since 1995. I have been in front of the camera in independent films, news productions, shorts and I have some stage experience including theater, improv comedy and stand-up. I am always working to improve my photography and I work with the best headshot and portrait communities in the world to better my work for you.

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