Mark Hardy was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, Mark headed west and received two college degrees, one from the University of Hawaii and one from Washington State University. The western U.S. is where his interest in photography began.

After graduating from WSU, Mark headed south to warmer climates spending 18 years in New Orleans, Louisiana, five years in Atlanta, Georgia and the last 13 years in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. While in New Orleans, Mark returned to college to study photography.

In addition to freelance photography, Mark has been employed as a trainer and photographer by two of the largest photography companies in the U.S. as well as working as a sports and portrait photographer at Legends Event Photo and part-time as a photographer with the Knoxville News Sentinel and Keller Williams real estate.

For any photography inquiries Mark can be reached at phone number (865) 482-0412 or by e-mail at

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