Classic Photography for the Contemporary Couple

San Diego Wedding Photographer

Serving Southern California and Destinations

Stunning photos.

Timeless tones.

Feeling confident and beautiful.

You want a mix of stunning portraits, candids that radiate real emotion, and all those pretty details.

And you want all those amazing moments from your wedding showcased in true-to-life colors and classic black and whites that never go out of style.

And all the while, you want a feeling of comfort, confidence, and beauty on the biggest day of your life.

Yes, you can have it all.

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

Amanda + Jamie

How We're Different

As one of the best San Diego wedding photographers for over 20 years, I've helped over 400 couples preserve precious wedding moments through honesty, empathy, and listening to their needs.

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So your photos of every gorgeous detail, every candid moment, and every jaw-dropping romantic portrait will never go out of style.

For the perfect blend of free-flow and structure, knowing when to let a moment unfold and when to direct you.

Through communication and guidance throughout the process, so you'll feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera on your wedding day.

Through active listening and empathy to deliver what's important to you on your wedding.

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"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

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Recent Work

“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

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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