Mark Avellino
About Me

Mark Avellino

Mark Avellino is a multi-award winning freelance photographer who shoots in a photojournalistic style, chronicling your event with the same verve and professionalism with which he approaches his commercial and travel work.

Based in Melbourne, Mark regularly travels to cover sporting events, weddings, work on photo commissions and create vibrant travel stock images. He is also passionate about imparting his love and knowledge for photography with private tutorials on request.

Mark has recently won the 2015 Les Shorrock Award for best Football Image and had one of his Wedding images included in the Wedaward November collection.

Represented by prestigious photo libraries Getty Images, Lonely Planet Images, Photoshot and Imagebrief, Mark’s stock collection includes vibrant and creative images from over 20 countries. Including; Morocco, Malta, France, Turkey, Hungary, Portugal and Spain. These images have been featured in everything from annual reports, outdoor advertising, travel features to travel guidebooks – with Lonely Planet choosing Mark’s Malta work to spearhead their ‘Two Streets Over’ campaign of 2007. His work can also be seen on the cover of the Lonely Planet French Phrasebook.

Mark brings his passion for life and photography to all assignments, from weddings, to shooting on the sidelines for the Football Federation Victoria or working as the official photographer for charitable institutions – like Ovarian Cancer Australia for whom he donates his time and images.

Examples of Mark’s corporate, sporting and fine art images have appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines such as; The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Times of Malta, The Guardian and the New York Times and a number of books, including Through The Eyes of the Horse and the critically acclaimed and internationally exhibited Malta 24/7.

Mark is a co-curator of the 2013 and 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Projections program and has recently been appointed to the board of the festival.

Despite his busy schedule, he still manages to find time to work on personal projects as well as weddings. Mark loves being able to capture the intimate moments, details and range of emotions of a bride and groom’s big day with a mix of editorial, formal and casual shots to create an album filled with images worthy of an heirloom album.

Contact Mark today to see how he can deliver on your brief.

Image courtesy Anita Milas

Mark Avellino
  • Right from the beginning when we were researching for a photographer we came across Mark on the internet. The first thing that captured us to his business was a photo he had of a married couple in front of a tram in Melbourne. We thought that was so unique (even though we didn’t have our wedding in Melbourne) Within 30 mins after requesting a quote Mark rang and had a quick discussion about our requirements etc and booked us in to come and see him and at that point we felt really comfortable with him as he took the time to get to know us and we thought it was quite exciting to go with a photographer who hadn’t done a wedding in Geelong before as we would be the first and he would have fresh eyes to look at locations along the waterfront for pictures on the day. During our wedding day when he came to our apartments, he was professional right from the word go, was never pushy let us do our thing and when it was time for a certain pic he would let us know. During the whole ceremony/ reception we didn’t even know he was there, never in our face and captured great moments for us that we are going to treasure for the rest of our lives. I would soooooo recommend Mark to anyone if its for your wedding or just for a special occasion, you will get the best service for your day and wont be disappointed. We will definitely be using Mark again if the time comes for us to have a family of our own 🙂

    Gemma Jensen
  • Your friendly manner and professionalism, helped make our event a huge success. The suggestions you made were really helpful and worked a treat. You made all of our attendees feel like VIP’s. The pictures were great and the feedback from the guests excellent. Thanks Mark!

    Feedback from corporate client.
  • Words cannot express how utterly delighted we are with our choice of Mark Avellino as photographer. With his easy-going nature, Mark captured every special moment of our day for us to relive for years to come and we can’t thank him enough. Do yourself a favour, meet Mark!

    One of his recent brides.