Big Mark
Big Mark & Co
021 147 8499

Big Mark's Qualifications

  • Webflow CMS, Layout, 101 and Expert Certification
  • New Zealand Diploma in Screen Production (Southern Institute of Technology)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Southern Institute of Technology)
  • Certificate in Practical Photography (Photoschool)


I was born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, and I lived here most of my life. My parents were Sam and Pearl, they were the two greatest people I ever knew, and I miss them both very much.

My first job was at the local supermarket, and my second was washing dishes at Wellington Hospital. It was while working at the second job that I developed a love for the hospitality industry that ultimately turned into a 15-year career in the conference and events industry.

I’ve washed dishes under the shadow of Mount Cook at the Hermitage Hotel, supervised banquets at the Auckland Park Regency and the Stamford Plaza, waited on tables at Fortuna Restaurant and the Airport Hotel, managed conference centres at Sky City and the New Zealand Parliament, managed the 2002 State Dinner for HM the Queen, co-ordinated events for Te Papa and my own catering company.

I started my own business in 2011 called Big Mark Photography. We developed a reputation as conference specialists, but we did many other things as well. We covered everything from fashion shows to corporate trade-shows, from intimate private events to large international festivals.

Big Mark Photography became Big Mark & Co, and our focus shifted from photographing conferences and events. Towards the end of 2022, due to ongoing issues with my health, Big Mark & Co fully transformed into a business that focused on web design.

How we manage our Webflow projects
Friday, September 8, 2023
Kia ora, Talofa, Hello! We use Notion to manage our Webflow projects. Take a look behind the scenes on how we do it.
Introduction to the Webflow Content Editor
Saturday, September 2, 2023
New to the Webflow Content Editor? I made a quick introduction video to help you manage your new website.
My conversation with Bob.
Friday, April 21, 2023
I sat down today to have a conversation with AI. The following is a transcript of our chat, the conversation is printed in full of some edits for clarity. Text in bold were my questions, quoted sections are the response from the chat.
Mark Y Studio: Wellington Wedding & Event Photographer
Thursday, March 23, 2023
A closer look behind the scenes of the website build for Mark Y Studios, a Wellington based videographer and photographer.
The Voice Activated Light Stand
Friday, July 22, 2022
What is a Voice Activated Light Stand? Find out the location strobe photographer's best-kept secret and go behind the scenes with Big Mark Photography.
To live a happy life
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Some personal reflections on the last few years of business, the future, and how its now time to fly.
Project 50
Monday, June 14, 2021
Flashback to the first major photography project undertaken by Big Mark Photography, back in 2013.
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