About Us

  • We are located in the beautiful Susquehanna Valley in Central Pennsylvania, and we are anxious to travel and photograph your special event wherever it may be held.

Locally we travel to Gettysburg, State College, Philadelphia, Hershey, and the Pocono Mountains. Out of state we have photographed in New York City, Washington D.C.; Billings, Montana, and the Finger Lakes region of New York state. Out of the country we have photographed a wedding at a resort in tropical Jamaica.

We love to travel!

  • We photograph weddings, families, and reunions on-location.
  • High school seniors, children, engagement and anniversary couples, as well as business and family groups are photographed in our large modern studio.
  • Proofing for on-location photography is digital and immediately available for viewing.
  • When you are able to place your order at the time of your sitting, all sitting fees are waived. Over 90% of our portrait clients PAY NO SITTING FEE!!
  • Our services are guaranteed at every step. Anyone, at any time, for any reason, may return any product for a full replacement or refund.
  • Gift Certificates are available all year long and can be customized (service and value).

About Our Staff


  • Mark P. Mallett

    Mark P. Mallett

    Owner and photographer, Mark P. Mallett is the current caretaker of the institution known as Schindler’s Studio.

Having purchased the studio in 1975 from brothers Edward and Walter Schindler, he has dedicated his career to keeping the studio equipped with cutting-edge technology while providing personal and professional attention to all clients. Having directed the studio through the digital revolution of the nineties and remodeling the physical premises at the 100th anniversary in 2008, the studio is well equipped and expertly staffed to carry through the second century. Mr. Mallett is a graduate of Bucknell University and a fifty-one year resident of Union County. Professionally, he is dedicated to being inclusive with regard to his client base. His expertise in lighting, posing, and printing makes his photography exceptional. He is knowledgeable in state-of-the-art techniques. Mr. Mallett is known for his photography and is often referred to as “Mr. Schindler” to many of his local customers. And with more than 42 years in the business and 54 years of photography expertise, he is sure to please any client for years to come.








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    Colin P. Mallett

    Colin Mallett, Mark’s son, is our long-time accountant and studio manager. He is a graduate of Bloomsburg University. Colin works behind-the-scenes insuring that the studio is running smoothly. He assists in photography, custom framing, and other tasks here at the studio. He is an outdoor enthusiast; enjoying kayaking, mini triathlons, camping, and exploring different countries and states with his wife. He has a fondness for Honda and F-1 Racing.












  • Grace Benfer

    Grace M. Benfer

    Longtime staff artist, designer and photographer Grace Benfer is a graduate of the Advertising Art & Design program at the SUN Area Career & Technology Center and the Graphic Design baccalaureate program at Pennsylvania College of Technology. She also earned her Elementary Education certification from Susquehanna University. She enjoys breaks from album design and restoration work on the computer to do custom framing. Grace has now taken on marketing and product development at the studio. She has been working hard to bring new, fresh products into our portrait sessions.


“I am enthusiastic and energetic about everything I do. I take pride in my work and my family. I give the same respect to our customers and the services we provide them. I hope that our customers can lead Schindler’s Studio into a new technological age and century. Please visit our studio so we can show you how much we appreciate our customers.”






  • Amanda J Snyder

    Amanda Buffington assists with photography, as well as other projects here at the studio. She earned a degree in drafting from Pennsylvania College of Technology. She enjoys spending time with her family. She resides locally with her husband and fur baby Jezzi.













  • Carlea

    Carlea J. Treas

    Carlea helps out on a part-time basis here at the studio when she’s not involved with school. She is recent graduate from Shikellamy High School with honors and will attend York College in the fall; majoring in Computer Engineering. Carla assists with daily tasks, helps with special engineering projects, and helps with research and development.












  • Belle & Laine

    Anabelle and Alaina are Grace’s daughters and visit the studio frequently. Belle is a quiet reserved helper here at the studio who loves to greet our customers while Laine is a feisty curious mini-Belle who is heard laughing with Mark most of the day she visits. Belle is involved in ballet and soccer and Laine’s interests include post-it notes and play dough. We hope you get to meet this fun duo when you come to the studio.









Our combined staff has over 60 years of experience here at Schindler’s Studio.