About Clark Marten Photography

We love people. More importantly, we love who people are.

As you enjoy our work, the commitment to quality is obvious. Even casual observes pause to comment…

“…striking and dramatic…”
“…unlike any portraits I’ve seen.”

Like da Vinci, Singer Sargent, and even Renoir, we have an artistic responsibility to record the now. Displayed above a hearth or as a collection down a hallways, memories live forever as true masterpieces. With us, time stops.

We have been chosen to photograph President George W. Bush, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as Daymond John of Shark TankWillie G. Davidson from Harley Davidson, and Miss Rodeo America on a regular basis, not to mention the local families and individuals in all walks of life who want portraits of quality.

Thirty years ago life was very different for us.

Believe it or not, we were chicken farmers. Thirty thousand egg laying hens under the name Pepper’s Eggs (after Clark’s dad, Pepper). It was a family farm with Clark’s parents and many other hands that helped feed, pick eggs, tackle very smelly jobs, and produce eggs for south-central Montana.

In the mid eighties as egg prices no longer supported all of us on the farm we followed Clark’s passion into photography. It started out in our basement with our four children running around in the living room above. By 1989, we expanded with a home-studio addition. In 2008, Rudi returned home to join the business, and by 2012 we moved into a stunning space on Historic Montana Avenue in Billings.

For the past 3 decades, we have created an industry benchmark. We care about our work and appreciate each portrait with a true artist’s passion, creating images beyond normal portraiture. Our trademark look has won virtually every award in the field, and he has been featured in numerous magazines, publications, and lecture tours. Our portraits with their unique blend of dramatic artistry and meticulously handcrafted finishes are created to be pieces of art and timeless family heirlooms.

All that said, our real gift and talent is working with people. We make you feel beautiful right here, and right now, in a world where we don’t always feel that way. After 30 years photographing high school seniors, families, and children we love that all of us are different, and all of us are beautiful in our own way. Our passion is helping you see and feel that.

We mean it when we say we want you to have the most memorable experience when you come to us and leave with thrilling portraits every time. So much so that we 100% Guarantee your happiness with everything we do!

Please join us and experience the world’s most beautiful portraits.


Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only