For Those Who Want Above and Beyond

San Diego | Orange County | Los Angeles

You and your wedding deserve more than just great photographs.

You deserve a wedding photographer who will take the time to get to know you. Someone who will establish trust and make you feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Someone who recognizes the importance of your images in the years to come, and works with you to help preserve your gorgeous photos for generations.





Amazing weddings photographed

Years photographing weddings

Drinks spilled on me on the dance floor

Countries I've photographed weddings

Hey there, I'm John.

Going out on a limb here, but I'd say you've probably seen dozens of wedding photographer websites at this point. It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the different photography styles and packages.

Obviously you want amazing photos of every aspect of your wedding, moments large and small. But at the end of the day…

You deserve not only amazing photos, but an experience you'll never forget.

Trust me, you can have your cake and eat it, too!

bride and groom embracing la jolla torrey pines wedding

“Next level! John was everything we hoped for in a wedding photographer.”

Amanda + Jamie : La Jolla, CA

bride posing in susan neville gown st malo beach wedding

20+ years and nearly 400 weddings ago, I was in your shoes.

And that's why I started photographing weddings.

I know how hard it is to find the right photographer–I've been there! You need someone with the technical skill to adjust to constantly changing environments, the artistic taste to bring your vision to life, and the personal attention you and your wedding deserve.

With the right photographer by your side–someone who can help plan your engagement session, be a trusted partner on your wedding day, and help transform your photos into family heirlooms–your wedding can go from great to above and beyond.

Discover MOre!

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“We instantly felt comfortable around his easy-going nature. John captured every emotion and expression we were feeling in that exact moment.”

Jenn + Scott : Cape May, NJ

My Philosophy

Four Pillars for timeless Wedding Photos

bride smiling after wedding ceremony

Relaxed Posing

Capturing Candid Moments

Unless you're a professional model, being in front of the camera is super awkward! My relaxed, natural posing style helps make you comfortable so your images show your true selves!

For every big event at your wedding, there are a thousand little flashes in time that tell the true story of your amazing day. These are often the most powerful wedding photos and they're the types of images you'll cherish forever.

Memories Preserved

Timeless Tones

What good are all those amazing pictures if you can't enjoy them easily? I love walking couples through the album-building process, from designing the layouts to choosing the right cover materials.

Whether it's the subtle pastels of your floral arrangements or the vibrant colors of your sunset stroll, your wedding photos will withstand the test of time.

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bride and groom embracing on cliff above ocean san diego wedding

“John provided an extremely professional yet down to earth experience from the initial consultation to the final print of our album. We couldn't be happier!!!”

Echo + Ryan : Encinitas, CA


Featured Weddings

Melissa + Jason : Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Wedding

Amanda + Jamie : Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines Wedding

Stevie + Jason : London West Hollywood Wedding

Chase + Matt : Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

Dylan + Glenn : Montage Laguna Beach Wedding

Marie + Adam : La Valencia Hotel Wedding

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bride and groom embrace in field crossroads estate wedding
bride and groom walking down aisle crossroads estate wedding

“My job requires me to work with so many talented photographers, and so I will admit that finding the right photographer was a challenge for me. John’s work caught my eye as his images all feel so real.”

Ruth + Matt : Los Olivos, CA

Featured Venue Guides and Tips

Planning Your Lodge at Torrey Pines Wedding

The Ideal Wedding Photo Timeline

Vista Valley Country Club Venue Guide

In-depth guide for planning the perfect wedding at this iconic San Diego wedding venue.

All the nitty-gritty you need for creating your ultimate wedding photo timeline!

The ins and outs for planning a luxurious wedding at Vista Valley.

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bride hops on path at alcazar gardens in balboa park
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“Working with John is a collaborative and creative experience from start to finish and that sort of thing is only possible with a certain quality of artist.”

Taylor + Paul : San Diego, CA

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