Who We are
Mark and his associates are experts in high-quality photography and video production. Skilled in everything from candid in-the-moment shots to drone footage of music festival grounds, MCP collaborates with you and goes the extra mile to thoroughly capture your brand, find your best angle, or beautifully pitch your product. Mark and his team are your trusted, nimble, and collaborative partners for your next marketing/social media effort.
Mark and his team collaborate with:
Fortune 500 companies
Public relations AGENCIES
Vice Presidents of Marketing
Mark founded Mark Campbell Productions in 2009 while working as the Digital Content Producer at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and in 2010, MCP became his full-time gig. Mark's professionalism, personal touch, and refined eye make him a favorite with clients, and he's passionate about learning and using new technologies to meet his clients' needs.
He lives in Chicago with his wife Abby. When he's not behind the lens, you can find him by the lake— running, biking, or sailing.
Mark is proud to work with the collaborators detailed below.
the mcp team
Bob Callejas - Lead Producer/Photographer
Bobby has worked with Mark since the spring of 2018. He has a background in creating custom video content for marketing and branding purposes. As a younger creator Bobby found it difficult to manifest his imagination into reality. After being introduced to a camera he was able to bring his visions to life. Through developing his craft he has found contentment and has taught him to be patient, persistent, and that true dedication will cultivate success.
Julie Valkanet - Lead Photographer
Julie has been shooting professionally since 2009 and joined MCP as lead photographer in 2013. Her portfolio includes nationwide events, commercial trade shows, promotional photography for print, and corporate and actor/model headshots. With a background in commercial art and advertising, Julie adds a creative, contemporary vision to her style. Mark and Julie work together as a team to coordinate the most complete coverage for every event.
Karri Dyson - Studio Manager
As Studio Manager, Karri is our master of organization. She handles everything from client emails and phone calls, to creating quotes and contracts, to securing hair and makeup artists for shoots. Karri helps make MCP’s video shoots a success by making sure our client, our team, and any outside vendors are in contact with each other and have all of the details, contact information, and support they need for a successful shoot. A professional photographer since 2006, and with over 10 years’ experience of photo editing in both Lightroom and Photoshop, Karri’s photography background makes her uniquely suited to manage all aspects of photo and video work for our clients’ projects.
Charlie Fritschner - Director of Photography
Charlie has worked as a producer and DP since 2010 and has worked with MCP in various capacities since 2010. He has strong experience in broadcast, documentary and commercial production. He's at home both behind a camera and in the producer's chair, and enjoys creating stories with both words and images. With a background in sports and music photography, Charlie brings a familiarity with complex production environments to all of his projects. Producing beautiful images in demanding settings with a focus on each client's unique expectations is what it's all about!
Sam Callahan - Associate Photographer
Sam is a Chicago based creative specializing in photography + art direction. Inspired by her mother she picked up the camera at thirteen. She knew at a young age it was important to capture life and all of its beauty. Over the years, from then until now, she has gone from shooting with friends to shooting weddings, events, family and individual portraits, musicians and other artists, and much more. Sam is extremely hard working. She made her passion for photography her full time job.
Mainstream Media - Live Streaming Partner
MCP partners with Chicago's premier live streaming service to offer best-in-class live streaming services. Mainstream Media provides enterprise clients, event venues, and conferences with a platform to engage a global audience. Find out more here.