It’s about the little things

Newspaper photojournalism: The perfect training ground for wedding photography

I began my career as a photographer for a daily newspaper in San Diego. Think police scanners, tight deadlines, and gross darkroom chemicals.

Yet, each assignment brought a new challenge, whether it was a mundane press conference, a creative portrait of a business owner, or an action-packed San Diego Padres game.

But no matter the assignment, one thing remained constant: I had to bring home the goods. No reshoots, no do-overs.

This environment was the perfect training ground for wedding photography: Relating to a wide variety of personalities; diligent preparation so the day flows smoothly; working with what’s in front of me; and always keeping a watchful eye for unexpected, magical moments.

bride and groom embracing la jolla torrey pines wedding

“Next Level! John was everything we hoped for in a wedding photographer. Beyond talented, charismatic and easy-going, he made our day stress-free and fun!”


Behind every beautiful photograph are intangibles that make the experience extraordinary

Classic Images, Timeless Tones

Artistic or traditional. Editorial or documentary. No matter the style, you’ll see your wedding as it was meant to be seen.

An Unobtrusive Yet Guided Approach

Knowing when to direct and when to let a moment unfold. The perfect blend of free-flow and structure.

couple posing outside vintage airstream rustic barn wedding

“He was able to capture the smallest of details to the largest of personalities and moments without ever being in the way or interfering.


For you, it’s about more than just gorgeous wedding photos

An Experience Tailored to You

Finding out what’s important to you to ensure you enjoy your wedding just as you want. After all, it’s your day.

A Man With a Plan

Detailed location scouting, collaboration with your creative partners. Leaving no stone unturned so your day can flow freely.

“John’s an incredible artist and a fine person, and he is remarkably dedicated to his craft. He was incredibly flexible and took great pride in scouting our venue in D.C. for photo locations.”


It’s the little things that make all the difference

Comfort and Confidence

Building trust through empathy. active listening and communication, so your experience is as elevated as it deserves to be.

Unparalleled Experience

Over 20 years of beautiful photography, curated experiences, and letting the day be authentically yours.

bride and groom kissing on lawn congress hall wedding

Not only did we decide to use him for our destination wedding in Cape May, NJ, but we also flew him back to NY to shoot our engagement photos in Montauk. John captured every emotion and expression we were feeling in that exact moment.” 



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Classic tones that never go out of style. Emotional candids, stunning portraits, and all the details. And a photographer who makes you feel heard throughout the process.