Clark & Rachel Marten started Clark Marten Photography in the basement of their home in the mid 80’s and in 1990, built a studio onto their house. Creating a business from nothing in rural Montana (which has a a population of only seven people per square mile), forced them to overcome mental and physical boundaries to do the absolute best with what they had.
Over the past 30 years, the Martens have created a winning photography style and marketing system that attracts high-end family, high school senior and children clients; and a sales system that has clients purchasing wall portraits and other high-end products.
In 2008, their son, Rudi Marten, returned to the studio and breathed new life into the established studio. With that energy and newly discovered way of doing business, they grew profits by $250,000 in 9 months. The following year they grew another 30%, and continue to enjoy a thriving business today.
Dreaming beyond Clark & Rachel’s retirement, Rudi was an inspiring force behind the Marten’s new 10,000 square foot studio that opened in downtown Billings, Montana in June 2013.
The Martens have spoken at dozens of national conferences and special events and are the recipients of multiple local and national awards. Enjoy their energy and passion for what they do, and you’ll walk away saying, “If they can do it where they live, I can do it, too!”