A full service one-of-a-kind senior photography studio


Mark The Date Photography

Hello, and thanks for visiting. I’m Janet Van Blarcom - - the smiling face behind the camera. I am a high school senior portrait photographer in southern Wisconsin. In 2014, my husband, Mark, passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. Many emotional and heartbreaking days followed me and my family. Shortly after the loss of my husband, I learned taking up a new hobby is an effective coping mechanism for grief. I decided to re-focus my energy on something that brought peace and joy to my heart and to my life. I picked up my camera and started capturing all the beauty around me. It didn’t take long before I launched my business, “Mark the Date Photography.” My goal is to show off what is uniquely beautiful about YOU. Each click of the shutter will showcase your beauty, grace, strength and enthusiasm for life. It will be an incredible experience. I can’t wait to meet you.


~Janet Van Blarcom

I couldn’t imagine taking my senior pictures with anyone other than Janet. She is super approachable and so personable.Janet Takes photography to another level and she makes sure to capture the perfect moments. She is super creative and will listen to your requests. I highly recommend Janet because of her passion for the job and obviously amazing photos.

Brooke Watrud

Janet is the most energetic person I’ve met. She’s always happy and is passionate about her job as a
photographer. She always makes you feel comfortable and relaxed and give you tips on how to pose so you get the best pictures ever. I’m so happy I was able to have Janet do my senior pictures because no one could have done them any better.

Chloe Schwartz

I was so excited for my
senior pictures all throughout high school. It was probably the thin I looked forward to most about senior year. I’m so glad I was able to work with Janet for my senior pictures. She’s so nice and the best person to hang out with for the day and have fun. She made it so comfortable and easy to take pictures in a professional setting. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for their senior pictures.

Alison Giblin

My experience with Janet
was definitely memorable. Janet is one of the nicest and cheerful people I have ever met. She makes you feel so comfortable when taking pictures, even when you’re nervous. Photo shoots with her are so fun and I look forward to them every time. She listened to what I liked and disliked about locations and poses. She made them unique to me. Also, her style closet is so diverse and fit my style perfectly! She is so knowledgeable in the art of photography. Janet is someone I truly look up to.

Jada Malaise

Janet is the absolute best. Her style is unique and will make your photos even more personalized. Her positive vibe is contagious, and she makes you feel like it is YOUR special day. I adore the way my senior pictures turned out and I have so many friends who have said “WOW your photo are amazing, who took them?” She made me not only look beautiful but feel beautiful while in the process and I wouldn’t have
wanted anyone else to take them!

Andrea Wendricks

Janet did my daughter Brenna’s senior pictures and to say they turned out amazing is an understatement! Janet does beautiful work! From helping with the outfits and makeup to finding the perfect settings and poses, she is truly amazing! She is easy and fun to work with and made the entire experience a memorable one! We would very much recommend her to anyone!

Chris Meier

We have been lucky enough to work with Janet on 3 different occasions. She took my oldest daughter, Lucy’s, senior
pictures a few years back, and we had such a wonderful experience we scheduled a session with both my daughter’s on the spot. This past summer she then took Sophia’s senior pictures. Each of these sessions were completely unique and wonderful experiences. She captured the individual spirit and personalities of each of my daughters during their respective senior sessions and their strong bond in their ‘sisters session’. Janet has a brilliant eye, creative energy beyond words
and a fun sense of adventure. She takes the time to listen and engage the
subject of her sessions and as a result successfully captures beautiful moments that will last a lifetime.

Rachel Grady

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Janet truly goes above and beyond. I highly recommend Mark the Date Photography. I’m absolutely thrilled with the outcome of my daughters senior pictures. We plan to use Janet again for family pictures.

Janice Runde

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Janet took my daughter, Maddy’s pictures and they are amazing. We had a
specific location we wanted to use and she was flexible in accommodating that
request. She made the experience really fun and had so many great ideas. We loved working with her. Everyone loves Maddy’s pictures.

Jodi Weber



TEL :: 608•576•3927