A partial depiction of my past and present clients. My deep heartfelt gratitude goes to the people of these enterprises for entrusting me with the visual documentation of their architectural creations, buildings, products and services and for the joy and privilege to collaborate with them. To be among the group of architectural photographers and commercial photographers who are chosen to represent these brands with my photography and creative expression is an honor.


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What some of them said…

“Marian Kraus is the type of photographer everyone wants to work with. He’s flexible and will accommodate your needs – no excuses. Eager to meet your goals, he wants to hear your objectives and he’ll suggest the best way to make it happen. Personable, totally down to earth, unpretentious and hard working. Marian will rearrange furniture if that’s what it takes, he’s not there just to snap the picture. Thank you for making my job easier Marian!” – Alissa Infante, Manager, Marketing & eCommerce – Marriott International, Inc.

“As Principal and Group Creative Director at Firehouse Ad Agency I have had the pleasure of working with Marian on clients in the past. His creative eye and “whatever it takes” attitude was the difference between good shots and great ones. His photography is exceptional and combined with love for what he does and his great attitude I would work with him again on any day! If you have the opportunity to shoot with Marian I suggest you do. You’ll be happy and so will your clients.” – Everett Wilder – Principal and Group Creative Director – Firehouse Ad Agency

“RMK and M&R Development started developing luxury apartment complexes in 1996. We hired Marian to photograph the buildings, the clubhouses, the landscape and all the amenities. Marian is extremely reliable, personable, and a pleasure to have working side by side with you. His work is creative, high caliber, and always produces the results we expect. I highly recommend Marian as a person and a photographer.” – Anthony Rossi – Executive Vice President – RMK and M&R

“We were really pleased with the outcome (of the photo project) and it made my job so much easier as a designer to have great photographs to work with. Thank you for your high artistic standards, your professionalism and high attention to detail.” Christina Michaels, Marketing Coordinator – Chicago Trolley Co. – Chicago Double Decker Co.

“Marian Kraus has always been a pleasure to work with even in difficult situations. He is flexible and understands the clients needs. He goes the extra mile to get the best quality images. He is versatile and OnRequest Images can count on him to execute any creative concept.” Kristie Maxim, former Senior Producer – OnRequest Images

“Marian was chosen by Starwood Hotels to do our photo shoot in 2006. I was very impressed with his eye for detail, professionalism and personality. When it was time for our next shoot in 2010 I requested Marian and again the results of his work were outstanding! All that came in contact with Marian were treated with respect and accepted him as a member of our team.” Charles Payne, Director of Sales and Marketing – Sheraton Inner Harbor Baltimore

“Marian is one of my favorite photographers, with all of the attributes that make him a ‘top of the list’ choice for any number of photographic assignments. With his architectural aesthetic and out-of-the-box thinking he creates images that make the ordinary interesting and engaging. I have had the pleasure of hiring him for several projects and when I have the opportunity will do so again without hesitation. Marian is a great collaborator, full of ideas and a great attitude. I highly recommend him, he works smart, making the most of every opportunity.” – Barbara Ferderer – former Photographer Manager at ORI / now Freelance Creative and Art Direction

“WOW! Marian, I am blown away. You are a very talented photographer. Thank you so much.”Melissa Garcia, former Director Marketing Communications – Graycor

“Thank you, Marian. Your photography is beautiful and a great fit with Jagoli’s furniture.”Linda Trilla DiDonato, Vice President of Sales & Interior Design Services – Jagoli design + manufacturing

“I must tell you that I have worked with a lot of photographers in my career and Marian was outstanding.  He was professional, personable and most importantly, his shots tell the story that I wanted to tell.” –Shawn D. Frisbee, General Manager – Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel

“Marian has always provided a unique and creative approach to the architectural photography he has provided our firm. His use of natural lighting along with the camera angles he chooses provide fantastic results.”Bill Scheck – Principal – Formations Architects Planners & Design, Inc.

“Thank you for the wonderful photos of the Cardio and Squash Center, we are delighted with them!” Sarah A. Lewis, Assistant General Manager – University Club of Chicago

“I found Marian Kraus Photography when I was in need of a photographer who could take some very basic looking plastic parts and make them interesting at best. What I found was someone who took them and made them into complete eye candy, absolutely beautiful and creative photographs. We have not used anyone else since. He has consistently delivered above and beyond our expectations and has developed a relationship with us and an understanding of what we are seeking in our marketing photography. His work is excellent in all areas; nature, architecture, products.”Shelane Nunnery – President at Grapevine Marketing and Experiences

“Gorgeous photos – absolutely breathtaking!  Looking forward to seeing all of them but these are spectacular!  We’ve already had tons of wonderful comments on the photos – people have really enjoyed the photo stream!” David Kay, Executive Director – METROsquash

“I have had the pleasure of working with Marian both personally and professional for almost 12 years. His work is outstanding! If you want creative and professional results, hire him!” – Steve Farrar – Area Sales Director at OFRA