Mark Creery

Photo by: 
Robyn Geering

Mark Creery

Mark Creery Photography
Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA

I started as photographers often do with a camera in hand as I traveled. I grew up in Victoria, Canada, and I was lucky enough to go to Europe every few years to visit my extended family. The new landscapes and architecture inspired me. I inherited my mother’s DSLR film camera body and lenses in my early 20's. As a competitive runner at the time, I took photos of my friends competing in races. Then I did my first wedding for a friend for free in 2003. I remember the adrenaline rush I got after surviving having to change film right before the First Kiss and still getting the shot. In 2005 I went digital and did a few more weddings here and there, for not much money still. I also sold photos from triathlons and running races, which taught me how to capture fast-moving subjects and more business skills. Everything I made from photography I put back into it. Then in 2007 I bought professional Nikon gear and decided I could do this as a meaningful job. I launched my website and haven’t looked back. Before going full-time I was a biologist and part-time gardener. After my first full summer of weddings in Canada, I followed my now-wife to Australia, who was doing research there for 3 years. In 2011 we made Fort Collins, Colorado our new home, where my wife got a job at Colorado State University.