portrait & editorial photography

Offer & About


“Together – efficiently and competent towards YOUR images.”


Portrait and Editorial-photography as well as film making are my passions and are where my focus lays.


By creating Portraits it’s important to me, to involve the customer deeply in the process of creating the image. We work together towards the image which suits your personality and matches with your notions. This may take more time sometimes but as a result you’ll be happy with your pictures.


Editorial- meaning pictures created to being published together with text – in magazines, project descriptions, brochures, annual reports or websites. Although the trend points toward saving money by using stock photography, latter will never have the same effect to your customers as customized imagery adapted to your personal needs and wishes.


As a photographer and videographer I’m located near Berne, Switzerland. I work throughout Switzerland (Zurich, Basel, Geneva etc.) and abroad as well (US, Latin America, Middle East, Europe). I speak German, English, French and Spanish fluently.


I have a mobile studio equipment, therefore my shootings are always “on location”, meaning at your place.




Some examples of my work:



business or private, accompanying for an interview, for artists or entrepreneurs, for print or online publication.
Together we discuss in advance how many different images / backgrounds / subjects  your shooting will contain according to your needs. After the shooting you’ll receive a preselection from which you can choose your favorite images. Your favorites will then be retouched in detail. In the end you’ll receive a DVD with all the pictures from your shooting.





for reports, advertisement, brochures, documentation, specially for foundations and NGOs but also for companies.
We discuss in advance what kind of imagery you’ll need and what is important concerning your customers. In the end you’ll receive all the images ready for print and online use on a DVD and as a download.




Images that are able to tell stories about people and their environment, for print and online magazines and advertisement.
As I’m traveling a lot through the world, I have a profound archive of travel images from many countries, which is constantly extended. I’d be happy to discuss with you what kind of imagery you’ll need and how we can embed your assignment into my next travel route. I take pictures with a 36 megapixel full frame camera, therefore large prints are possible (e.g. for billboards).




Short movies and trailers for advertisement, longer documentations, for web and TV, video-interviews, including script, editing and post production.
I’m filming with my Nikon D800E (FullHD resolution), which was used e.g. in TV productions as”Dexter” or “Wilfred” and I’m using film specific gear as directional and lavaliere microphones (almost invisible on-person microphones) as well as video lighting. Together we develop the concept for the movie to be sure the movie fits your needs in the end perfectly. For editing and animations I use Adobe Premiere and After Effects.




Statements from customers



Ich habe heute Post bekommen – vielen Dank für die super Fotos, das angenehme & unkomplizierte Shooting und den super Service!

Danke dir sovielmals, ich bin sehr zufrieden!

Danke vielmals, es ist ein grosses Glück, dass du in diesem Projekt mitmachst. Meiner Meinung nach bist du ein sehr guter Regisseur, machst sehr gute Video-Schnitte und hast tolle Ideen!

The video looks fantastic!! Thank you so much!

Danke dir für deine Unterstützung und deine wunderbare Arbeit.

Wir haben die Bilder soeben angeschaut – und sind seeehr zufrieden. Haben bereits eine erste Auswahl getroffen. Es hat soo viele gute Bilder. Das ist ein highlight! Die Stimmung, die du kreiert hast, die Ausleuchtung, die hohe Bildqualität, die verschiedenen passenden Hintergründe – und diese schöne Frau. Du hast die Aufgabe optimal gelöst.

Ich danke dir ganz herzlichst für diese tollen Bilder. MERCI für deinen Einsatz.

I absolutely love it! I think it’s a great video and it seems that the people are really having a good time, which is important for promotion. Well, you’ve really done a great job, Marc! I think all sides agree on that.

Hey, die Bilder sind ja perfekt rausgekommen! Genau was ich brauche!

Auf jeden Fall finde ich, dass du eine Superarbeit gemacht hast!

Vielen Dank für die Fotos, sind echt toll!




Please contact me for more information:

Marc Terry Sommer Photography
Thun, Switzerland
Phone: +41 76 418 78 15









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Last but not least -a super-theatrical trailer I made for my website release…. 😉


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