Testimonials - Mark Basel

Anna L.
Mark was awesome- really friendly and accommodating. I felt really comfortable trying different looks and he was able to bring a great, genuine smile out of my for my headshots. I was able to review some of the shots turned out on the spot, and Mark was very encouraging and supportive. I left our shoot feeling confident and the shots turned out awesome. Work with him!



Nelson R.

Mark is the consummate professional who has a great eye on how to capture that unique headshot.



Caitlin C.
I really enjoyed the photoshoot with Mark! I got some really great headshots from the shoot. I appreciated the time he spent on the shoot and edits. Great work!



Kira D.

This guy is very professional, have sense of harmony and beauty and bringing a lot of fun during the session!



Judy J.

Mark is a very talented photographer and trust me when I tell you, your headshot will get you noticed.



Deb Z.

Very professional and fun experience. The head shots turned out great!



Joseph B.

Words can't describe just how fantastic this man is to work with. One of the most genuine human beings I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, and one of the most talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He was willing to experiment, he was willing to hear what I WANTED, and adjust to what is going to suit ME best. I have received countless compliments from the top agencies and casting directors in the area, and because the shots are so good it will be awhile before I change my headshot. The best part? When I do change my headshot, I'm going right back to MNTalent because I want the nicest looking shots in the area. I assure you, you aren't going to find a man with this kind of talent, care, and passion for his clients. Thank you Mark. Thank you so much.



Josh C.

Amazing photographer. Polite, funny. Made the shoot productive and very fun!



Karen V.

Mark is great - fun to work with and very talented. He knows how to bring out the real you, and produces outstanding, beautiful images that are ready to review with a very short turn-around time. Shooting with him was a fantastic experience, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my talent industry colleagues.



Amy S.

Mark is a fabulous photographer. I needed headshots for my business and I went to his studio on my lunch break. The lighting in his studio is amazing. I was in and out in a half hour and the pictures turned out so great! I was so pleased! I got a lot more than I expected. Highly recommend!



Maureen T.

Mark is easy to work with. The turn around time from the session to getting our final photographs was quick. Best of all, they turned out great!



Catherine K.

Got photos taken. Photographer on time, listened to my requests. Very professional



Trent A.

Mark was absolutely great to work with! He knows his stuff and can help get the exact shots that you want!



Ann K.

Mark was awesome! I needed corporate head shots. I'm not comfortable in front of the camera but with Mark's instructions I did not feel awkward. In a short period of time I got many fantastic photos to choose from! Who knew getting photos taken could be fun!? Highly recommended!!



Nicole L.

Mark & Nikki were so awesome and fun! It's my very first time doing this and it just turned out great and I love all the pictures!!! They helped me with my postures and also the best lighting :)



Matt G.

I had an outstanding experience with MN Talent. Incredibly professional and easy to work with. Beautiful, professional home studio. Very responsive and excellent work. Thanks.


Emily M.

I had a great experience working with Mark. He helped us out with some dance photos at a recent event for adults with disabilities and he had a relaxed and professional way of working with each individual. He planned well and made sure he had all the details prior to the event. The turnaround time on the photos was less than 1 business day! Great communication, prompt, and builds strong rapport with the people he photographs. Highly recommended!



Elizabeth H.

Absolutely loved it!! He asked great questions, had great ideas and tremendous patience. I am looking forward to doing it again! The results were outstanding, too. So glad I chose Mark for the job.



Madeline W.

Mark is great (and so is his dog). So personable and fun to work with, clearly knows what he's talking about, and I'm so satisfied with the shots - I'm ready to send them out all over the Twin Cities!



Marie-Pier V.

I had a seamless experience with Mark! Very professional!



Sara S.

Mark was so kind, fun, professional, and gave me exactly what I was looking for. He made the session enjoyable, and I got my head shots back within only a couple days.



Daniel L.

Mark has a lot of passion and a friendly disposition that makes it easy to be natural in a photo shoot. He's devoted to honing his craft, and it shows in his creative angles and shadowing for both fun as well as professional shots. Mark's turnaround on the photos was very quick, just a day or two after the initial photo shoot and similar once I had selected photos.



Brent B.

Mark is really committed to not just getting the right look and pose, but also the most honest emotion out of you. Definitely worth the time and effort.



Tom S.

Mark has an easy style that sneaks up on you, so before I knew it, I had exactly what I needed, or actually something better what I expected. Sitting for professional photographs was way out of my comfort zone and going into it, I was mostly interested in being done with it. When we were done, I was surprised how the time had flown. Mark gives off a perceptible aura of competence (justifiably - it is born out by his final product) that contributes to making the picture taking experience so pleasant. He communicated clearly what he was doing and why the entire time. Finally, I had too much going on to spend much time at all on the back end of the process, so I could not be happier with Mark's review and edit program. It was quick, painless, and the shots are terrific.



Annie M.

He makes you feel comfortable and review the photos with you as he takes them. Great work Mark.


Kim E.

Mark was awesome to work with! He took professional headshots for me. He is professional and the photos turned out perfect! I will use him again and highly recommend him.



Todd W.

Mark was excellent to work with and adapted my photos to what was required by my company. Highly recommended!



George B.

Excellent experience!



Susan G.

Did great job. Made me feel very comfortable



Robynn L.

We chose to work with Mark Basel at MNTalent Photography for our corporate head shots. He did an excellent job from start to finish! He was easy to communicate with. He always responded in a timely manner. He made the photo shoot very relaxed and fun! Most of all, we loved our final pictures! Would highly recommend Mark!



Sarah T.

Mark was really friendly and easy to work with. I usually am not comfortable taking pictures but he made chatted with me during the photoshoot and to make sure I felt comfortable throughout. The final products were also really great! Additionally, he'll give you recommendations for places to print the perfect headshots.



Oluwakayode O.

IF you want a headshot, he is the person to go to. Period.



Angela M.

Mark was professional from start to finish! He has a friendly and inviting atmosphere with a private getting-ready room so that clients can make sure we look our best and have space to consider wardrobe options. Mark has a professional makeup artist available so his clients will look polished and flawless. Getting a headshot can be intimidating and a little awkward, but Mark is great not only at suggesting poses but with getting the client to relax and have fun. He showed me several images from a monitor before I even left so that we both had confidence that we got exactly what I wanted. Receiving the images was pretty fast as well. All-around great experience!



Molly R.

Made me feel comfortable and it was fun!



Samantha L.

Mark was so great in the entire process! He helped choose which shirt would work best, how to pose (without making it look like I was in pain, super natural looking results!!!) , and helped pick the best pictures for me. The edits that he did look phenomenal! I could not have asked for a better experience!



Mark L.

I had a head shot taken for my linkedIn profile. It turned out well. Mark took the time to work around the reflection caused by my thick glasses. He is a true professional



Beth B.

I definitely recommend Mark! I urgently needed a quality headshot for business and LinkedIn. Mark responded quickly, made the session fun and easy. I'm thrilled with the final photo. He's masterful! Tip: be sure to do his pre-work. He sends a couple of links to prepare you for the session- and that really pays off.



Eric H.

Excellent session with Mark. He is a true professional and yet very relaxed and easy to work with. He did a great job! I recommend him highly and will recommend him to all my entrepreneurial friends and acquaintances. For my head shot session he found many different poses and "vibes" that all fit who I am and what I was looking for. He was totally responsive to my goals for the shots and added his wonderful creativity and skill to make for some head shot photos that really hit the mark.



Penthea S.

Mark was so nice and patient with us, he was so much fun to work with. Mark photographed my daughter for her Senior Pictures and the pictures were absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much Mark for these amazing photos that will last a lifetime!



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Sam W.

We hired Mark to do our school picture day. He was the consummate professional: self-sufficient, organized, able to make adjustments on the fly, and great with the kids and staff. Thank you Mark!



Jane B.

I received my final photos this morning and couldn't be happier with them. Mark was wonderful to work with from start to finish. He has a great indoor space to take photos if you don't want to or can't be outdoors or at your own location. His friendliness and easy going attitude made it a very comfortable and professional experience that I highly recommend.



Jill L.

Mark was great!!! I love my professional head shots! I wasn't sure what I wanted to wear so I brought a bunch of options and he helped pick out what would look the best. He was fun to work with and the pictures turned out great!!! So many good ones to choose from. Highly recommend!



Eric J.

I had a great experience with my head shot. I received excellent preparation information in advance, the session itself was enjoyable, and I am very happy with the final product.



Jill K.

MN Talent was fantastic to work with'



Reid M.

Mark is a total pro. Working with him was a very positive experience. I will be recommending him to friends and colleagues.



Erin G.

Really easy going, approachable person. I had never done a professional photo shoot and Mark made me feel very comfortable and at ease...even had some fun pointers for a great photo! Quick proofs and final photos too. Great value.



Deb N.

If you need a photographer for a headshot , or for that matter , any event, you cannot go wrong with Mark . I needed a headshot for professional purposes in a magazine . I chose Mark and received MUCH info prior to the shoot with info on what to wear , colors and even videos which would help me prepare for best sitting possible. I am astounded with the outcome of the shoot - he was able to take about 20 years off my appearance and produced a really great professional photo . I love it ! Also , professional, fun and a joy to work with . Chose Mark!



Shuo W.

Mark was excellent. He absolutely knows what he's doing as a portrait/headshot photographer. His studio, setup, and equipment are top notch. For me, the goal of this was to have headsets for the next 5-10 years that I can use in professional environments and on linkedIn. I think having good photos for presentations is one of the subtle details that are important. Mark was able to finalize some excellent photos that I am 100% satisfied with. If I ever to do something else with photography (family photos, etc.), I'd go to Mark first.



Janna J.

Mark handled the photo shoot expertly. My son is 18 and very uncomfortable in front of a camera. Mark was able to get natural smiles in a variety of poses and had both of us laughing throughout. It was a great experience and I would recommend Mark at MNTalent Photography in a heartbeat.


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