Mark Cruz is a passionate Life style photographer based in Long Island, New York.

About Me

By captivating a moment in time that calls for reflection, feelings and emotions, I show my  perspective on life...

my work

I strive to show my work just as I captured it - in my world authenticity wins over perfection.....

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Please reach out any time, I would love to hear from you no matter the request or questions you may have...

About Me

Photography is my passion.
I picked up my first camera when I was six years old and haven’t put it down since.

I was inspired by my uncle Javier who was a gifted photographer and I always wanted to create something as captivating as he did.
His photos taught me to think outside of the box.

Even though you may know what something is, you can always find depth in it. 
Each one of us experiences different things that shape our perspective on life.

Photography allows me to show others my perspective on life. A photo captures a moment in time that can transport us from now to then.
It can make us feel something.

i captivate life through my lens...
my why
I have been shooting photos for more than 15 years and my love and passion for this craft never seems to fade.
My inspiration comes from everywhere - captivating those special moments of life will forever be my greatest mission.

I see the world through my lens. I will capture whatever catches my eye.

Many things inspire me.

Nothing is too simple or complex - a door knob, a certain light, a texture, a facial expression etc.

I always aim to capture:

Raw over Perfection

I try to edit as little as possible.

I strive to show my work as I captured it.

Authenticity over perfection.

My Gear

I have tried different cameras through the years. My favorite is NIKON, which is why I have several of them.

I have invested in different lenses, so that I can capture the exact shot I want.

I do my captures in the best light - daylight, ensuring a high picture clearness and quality.

pro gear
photo edit
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Popular Photos



30 minutes

10 edited photos (chosen by CBYC)

App. 2-3 days turn around*




60 minutes

15 edited photos (chosen by CBYC)

Edit requests available

App. 4-5 days turn around*




90 minutes

20 edited photos (chosen by you)

Edit requests available

Pop-up shoot with props

App. 5-7 days turn around*

* If you want photos expedited a fee of $75.00 will be added to your total.

Gift cards for all packages available
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* Billed as $420 yearly



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Services CBYC provides

Micro weddings


Family photos


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If you have any special requests for photo shoot.

What People Say About My Work

Chris Datsun

We have been "Captured by Cruz" a few times and it's always a great experience.
Mark is constantly updating his shoots with fun locations, themes, and props. My daughters are always excited to see what's next.
Our sessions have been quick and effortless, but we never feel rushed. I love that we get a unique shoot every time, unlike typical cookie cutter photoshoots.

JOB: Family shoots

Kathleen McDonough

After coming highly recommended by a dear friend who has utilized Captured By Cruz before I scheduled a mini photo session on the beach for our annual Christmas photos. We were not disappointed!
From scheduling our session, to the actual shoot and receiving our photos the entire process was easy and seamless. Mark is a true professional with an incredible talent in his craft of photography.
He made my children and I extremely comfortable during our photo session and even allowed my daughter the opportunity to express her visions through some shots.
The time and attention that were provided to us made our photo session both relaxing and enjoyable. Mark’s ability to capture lifetime memories is evident in the stunning images I received.
We can not thank Mark enough and look forward to our next session.

JOB: Mini photo shoot for Christmas

Meadow & Macy

We had the pleasure of meeting and being photographed by Captured By Cruz when we spontaneously booked Christmas pics with the Longbeach Photobus!
I had a vision of how I wanted my girls to look and Captured by Cruz was SPOT ON & EXCEEDED my vision!!
He captured the true boho hippie vibe I wanted. To say I’m happy is an understatement- I am beyond!!
I reached out to definitely have him capture more photos of my girls for their modeling portfolio in the future! He has a vogue feel and that’s ALL I’ve ever envisioned!!! THANK YOU!!!!

JOB: Mini photo shoot for Christmas

Marci Dease

Mark was a joy to work with! From the moment we met he was professional, upbeat, prepared and extremely welcoming.
We felt comfortable with him and that really translates in our pictures. It was a very smooth experience start to finish. He is also a perfectionist and you can tell he cares deeply about his work and the final product he turns out to his clients. We couldn’t recommend him more!

JOB: Mini photo shoot for Christmas

“Working with Mark was amazing, he made me feel so comfortable in front of his camera.”

Israel morris | private shoot

“Working with the team took us from being just normal to be awesome”

THOMAS DOE | Cfo Webflow

“Mark is the best one in NYC - no doubt and then he's a very nice guy too.”

Roger ville | business shoot

“Working with the team took us from being just normal to be awesome the team took us from being with the team took us from being just normal to  from being with ”


“What a day!! The best one of my life and now I have it all beautifully captured by Mark, whom I give the highest recommendations.”

margaret Smith | wedding shoot

“Working with the team took us from being just normal to be awesome”

ALAN ROGERS | entrepreneur
photos from abroad


Another great passion of mine, besides photography, is traveling. I have visited several countries and cultures and have spent many hours photographing the unique beauty of each.

Experiencing the cultures, art, foods and lifestyles of other nationalities is something that deeply inspires me.

" Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow..."
-Anita Desai

Captured by Cruz
[ Merch ]

What better way to support your friendly, neighborhood photographer than by repping this merch around town.
These sweatshirts are perfect for those cool summer nights or chilling on your couch watching Netflix.
Each tie dye is unique and handmade, meaning no two shirts will lookalike. Sizing is unisex and is recommended to size up for an oversized, comfy feel. A portion of profits is donated towards Feeding America at every purchase. Grab one today!

Poster Art
[ Life in Focus ]

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Shot and Designed to Awaken & Vibrate a Mix of Feelings.
Made of Premium Photopaper, this Piece of Art will Massively Impact the Ambiance of the Room.


All posters are 20 x 30 in - High quality photo paper to last a lifetime.

Pre-orders will be shipped in Aug

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Contact Me

If you like my photos and the way I capture life, please feel free to reach out any time.
I am always looking for new projects, small or big, all motives - I'm not a niche person, as life is not...

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Frequently Asked Questions

When will my order ship?

Our products are individually photo-printed once you order it! We guarantee your order will be processed and printed within three to seven business days upon receipt of your order. Once your order has shipped, you will receive the tracking number(s) via email. 

How much is shipping?

Captured by Cruz covers all shipping . 100% free no matter where you are in the United States

How fast is shipping?

All orders will be shipped within one week.
Our free shipping takes approximately two to four weeks for ALL items to arrive. Typical transit time generally falls within two weeks, but at most will take four.

When will I get my tracking number?

Once your order has been packaged, you will receive an email with the tracking number(s). This generally takes three to seven business days upon receipt of your order.

Do the posters come with the frames in the pictures?

In order to keep our poster prices as low as possible for you, they do not come with the frames in the product image.

Any other questions?

Please send email to support: mark@capturedbycruz.com or use contact form.