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

Janet was really easy to work with while getting my senior
photos done. She helped me with poses and knew exactly what I needed to do to look my best. She was so helpful and so energetic. It made my session 10x more fun! My pictures are spectacular!


Janet was incredibly enthusiastic and made my senior feel comfortable in front of the camera. She gave us awesome feedback as we had our session and has great ideas to make your session unique to your senior!


I am in LOVE with all my senior pictures! I’m so happy that I chose Janet to take them. She truly made all of my photo shoots so much fun. Janet is so sweet, accommodating and allowed me to make my session my own. She has an eye for the
most beautiful locations and has a vision for each shot. I would recommend Janet to absolutely anyone looking for a fun and memorable experience.

~Claire mathys~

Janet is so good at what she does. She comes to your session fully prepared with poses and locations and
fun ideas. It is hard to not feel confident when you’re in front of her camera. She helps pose you to make you look the most flattering. Also, she is always hyping you up and being so energetic. Her positivity always makes the sessions so much fun!


Janet was amazing to work with! She is very organized and knows exactly what to do in order for your pictures to turn out perfect! She is very outgoing and easy to talk to. She made all my photo shoots so much fun and I loved working with her! I would highly recommend Janet to all upcoming seniors!


Janet was so easy to work with! Everything felt so natural. Her kind, enthusiastic energy made my session with her so much fun! Her work is outstanding!! My pictures turned out amazing! I couldn’t have asked for anything better.


I am so glad I got the opportunity to do my senior pictures with Janet! She is so wonderful to work with during your session. You can see how much Janet loves her job. She is an amazing photographer and does an amazing job from start to finish. I recommend her to anyone looking to get their senior pictures, she’s amazing!

~morgan erstad~