Madere’s SpectraLight Photography & Design was founded in Cleveland in 1980 and moved to Olmsted Falls in December of 1987 and then to North Ridgeville in November of 2006.
The studio is a small, family-run business operated by Mark and Doreen Madere from their home in Cypress Station – a development that is near the end of Bagley Road in North Ridgeville (about 9 minutes west of Great Northern Mall). Unlike most large studios, Mark and Doreen are available to provide you with a pleasant, more personalized service. They are dedicated to making your wedding or portrait experience a relaxing and pleasant one – something which will be reflected in your finished photographs.
Madere’s SpectraLight Photography & Design specializes in high school senior portraits, family portraits created in the park or in the subject’s home showcasing each family’s personal environment, photo restoration, Sweet 16 and Quinceañera Portraits, executive or business person’s portraits, glamour photography and more.
Mark Madere is the owner and lead portrait designer for SpectraLight Photography based in Northeast Ohio. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate Degree in Specialized Technology, majoring in Photography/Multi-Media.
Mark has photographed for two international news services: the Associated Press and United Press International. He has done medical and public relations photography for several hospitals throughout the Cleveland area.
Mark is recognized as a leading instructor of photography. He has taught classes at Cuyahoga Community College, the Olmsted Falls Adult Education Program and the Olmsted Falls Public Library. He has given lectures to the American Trade Exchange, Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), Eldercare Professionals of Ohio, University Hospitals Eye Institute, several professional photographers associations, civic groups and various classrooms through the Polaris Career Center.
Mark has taught business classes to high school students for the nationally sponsored Junior Achievement program. He was honored with displays of his photography at month-long, “one-man” exhibits at the Cuyahoga County Public Library | Berea, Westlake Porter Public Library and the Avon Lake Public Library. His photography has been featured on Channel 3’s Good Company and Channel 5’s Morning Exchange in Cleveland.
Since 1980, Mark has been a respected member of such elite organizations as Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Ohio and the Society of Northern Ohio Professional Photographers (SONOPP). He has also served on the Board of Directors for SONOPP and the Olmsted Community Business Association (OCBA).
Mark is dedicated to the growth and improvement of his community by previously serving as the Public Relations Chairman for the OCBA and the Olmsted Falls Kiwanis Club. He is the Founding Sponsor of the Olmsted Spirit 5K Race which has generated over a quarter million dollars in college scholarships for Olmsted Falls graduating seniors.
Mark has received many awards for his outstanding wedding and portrait photography from SONOPP as well as WPPI. The WPPI awards were selected from photographs submitted from its membership that is worldwide in scope.
Doreen Madere was born and raised in the Cleveland area. She does graphic design for brochures, business cards and logos as well as digital retouching for the studio.
Doreen is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an associate degree in Specialized Technology, majoring in Visual Communications. She is a recipient of the prestigious Gold Key Award for artwork she entered in national competition.
While in high school, Doreen received the distinguished Rotary “Vocational Art Student of the Year” award. She was also awarded a Greenbriar Art League Scholarship to further her artistic training.
Doreen is also dedicated to the growth and improvement of the community with past involvement on the boards of both the Olmsted Falls PTA and Preschool PTA.
For more information or to schedule a free, no obligation consultation, please send us an inquiry or call (440) 748-6300.