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Marcus Porter

Marcus D. Porter Studios
Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer & Videographer
Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Photographer & Videographer
Friends Call me Bob Lee Swagger A.K.A Sniper
Coolest Guy You'll Ever Meet!

I remember God telling me in my darkest moments that He loved me! There was a time when I didn’t know who I was nor what my purpose was in life! I had lost my way and I didn’t believe in myself! There was a time where I attempted suicide because I was so broken! But the man upstairs blocked it! Bills were piling up and I wanted to be a better husband and priest to my wife! I just wanted more out of life! I wanted to build a legacy for my family!

I was at my lowest point in life until I moved to Memphis 5 years ago! I had previous experience shooting photography but sold all my equipment in college because I was told I wasn’t good enough and that photography wasn’t a real education!

I remember shooting videos with my iPhone for my local church here in Memphis, TN! A guy from Baltimore reached out to my Pastor and was asking who was shooting videos for his church! The pastor told him it was this guy(Me) who was just using his phone to create content for the church! The guy from Baltimore told my pastor to help this guy get some gigs and pay him so he can get some equipment! If you can help him, I’ll mentor him and teach him some stuff!

That guy’s name is Chip Dizárd! Ever since I met Chip my confidence has grown! Chip lit a fire in me and help me see the talents and gifts that the good man upstairs put in me! Through the mentorship of Chip and also Trene Forbes encouragement, I picked myself up out of depression and started grinding! I left my job at FedEx 2 years ago to do what I love full time! Every time my wife looks at me she smiles and sees how I’ve stepped out on faith and how I’m now able to support my family doing what I love!

I’ve met so many people who are inspiring me along this new journey! People like Michelle Harris and Teshorn Jackson who have also mentored me on something’s as well! So many good people out here in this world! So I’m out here happy spreading love bruh! I’m so thankful that I can utilize my talents to show people my gift while being a light unto others!