A magical venue. Gorgeous details. An amazing dress and a sharp tux.

Your closest friends and family all together for one amazing party.

Your love story deserves above and beyond.

Your wedding is an amalgamation of big moments and tiny details. Together they tell your love story.

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“John was amazing! He met with us multiple times before our wedding day to ensure he knew how to make our day perfect!”

Lauren + John : San Clemente, CA

My love for telling stories through pictures.

My love for telling stories through photographs began in high school as a photographer for the school paper. Upon graduation, I landed an internship and later a position as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in San Diego.

Each assignment brought a new challenge, whether it was a mundane political 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 would prove to be the perfect training ground for wedding photography.

Each wedding I photograph draws from my training as a newspaper photojournalist.

The foundation of the approach is unobtrusive photojournalism. This allows you space to enjoy your day to its fullest and for those wonderful candid moments to unfold organically.

This is carefully balanced with natural posing techniques, so you're relaxed and look your best in front of the camera.

Finally, your decor and details are carefully composed using still life techniques, completing the story of your wedding.

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speakeasy themed place setting coronet room

“Our wedding seemed to go by so fast, the very next day it just seemed like a happy blur. When we got the pictures, we spent HOURS laughing, crying, and truly enjoying more moments from the wedding than we had been able to do on the actual day.”

Chase + Matt : Coronado, CA

The foundation of your wedding story

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“John's preparation and thoughtfulness is special. His easygoing manner belies his willingness to take chances and create organically in order to capture moments that are otherwise left only to memory.”

Emily + Justin : Bealeton, VA

“Let's do it again!”

These are the words I said to my wife, just as we recessed down the aisle after our wedding. Which is very odd, considering I was a nervous mess in the weeks leading up to our ceremony.

I didn't say it because our ceremony was lavish (it wasn't), and I didn't say it we had these amazing, creative vows we had written ourselves (we didn't).

I said it because, for the first time in my life, I was certain that for those 20 minutes in which I couldn't take my eyes off my bride, I didn't want to be anywhere else.

Over 20 years and one teenager later, I still don't want to be anywhere else.

I live a very blessed life, one surrounded by a loving family and lifelong friends.

I also get to play a small role in your journey, documenting your happiest day amongst your close friends and family.

And that, in my humble opinion, means I have the greatest job in the world.

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“John was truly amazing to work with! He was able to capture the smallest of details to the largest of personalities and moments without ever being in the way or interfering.”

Courtney + Chris : Lake Almanor, CA

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