Hello, I am Mark Whiddon, owner of Whiddon Photography. We are a full time, professional photography studio located in Meridian, Mississippi.
The Whiddon Family has been involved in photography for over 73 years beginning with my Father, Jim Whiddon, who was an Army Air Force photographer during WWll. After the war, along with his brother in law and partners, he helped create School Pictures, Inc. It would later become the world's largest school picture company.
I attended Holmes Junior College, Mississippi State University, and the Winona School of Professional Photography. I was fortunate to be able to begin my training as a photographer under two of my uncles - Kurvis Burns in Shreveport, Louisiana and Bill Whiddon in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Over the years, I have studied under many of the nation's most well known and successful photographers.
My wife Carol and I created Whiddon Photography to fulfill our desire of owning our own business and to pursue our love of photography. Our ambition to succeed, hard work, attention to detail, and outstanding customer service has allowed us to build and maintain a successful business.
We have been fortunate to win national, regional, and local awards in portraiture as well as business practices. We are proud to have been voted "Best Photographer" by the readers of The Meridian Star multiple times.
I have participated in and taught workshops in photography internationally, and each year I devote time researching the latest portrait styles and techniques throughout the country. I am a member of several national and regional photography organizations and I am a member of the Meridian Rotary Club.
The Whiddon family would like to thank our clients, staff, family and God for the continuing success of our business.
We hope you will trust us to create lasting memories for your family!