Client Reviews

It has been such a privilege to have played a small role in the beginning of my clients' journeys. I am forever grateful for their kind words. Take a look at some of these wonderful client reviews!


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“John was integral to our wedding as a whole, and not just wedding photography! John just captured our playfulness so well. We decided on a Yosemite elopement and John was on board with every COVID date and time change. John spent an exceptional amount of his own time scoping out photo locations in the park beforehand, which really made the day flow smoothly! Additionally, we are pretty casual and John was very helpful when it came down to wedding etiquette and timeline! I really can’t recommend John enough. He will absolutely listen to your vision and work to the best of his ability to bring it life for you. He’s also just fun to have around which is something you definitely want in a wedding photographer!”

“We feel so lucky that John photographed our destination wine country wedding at Crossroads Estate. The entire experience with him was so natural I hardly had to say much of what I wanted, he had it handled. From the moment we met him, he felt like an old friend of ours. His presence seemed so subtle on the day and yet every tender moment is captured up close. 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. We have hired John for family portraits after our great experience and can't wait to do so again, as soon as we can all be together. I could not recommend him more, he is so easy and reliable to work with.”

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“We hired John after he was recommended by our wedding planner. From start to finish he was friendly, attentive, and very responsive. He replied to all our questions promptly and tailored the shoots to our vision. 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. He did a BEAUTIFUL job, and the memories he captured have added so much to our special day for me. We cannot recommend him highly enough!”

“John's an incredible artist and a fine person, and he is remarkably dedicated to his craft. He spent considerable time learning about us and connecting on a personal level such that we've developed a friendship over the years. 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. He was incredibly flexible and took great pride in scouting Great Marsh Estate–our venue in D.C.–for photo locations. When we look back at our photos we reminisce not only about the particular moments but also how we felt in those moments. We were at such peace knowing we could simply enjoy each other. John has an uncanny ability to capture all of the authentic moments and expressions unique to our relationship. We can't thank John enough for capturing not only some of our life's biggest moments, but also for how he made us feel while doing so”

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“When my husband and I planned our wedding in Cortona, Italy, finding the right photographer was a high priority for us. We didn’t want to risk using an Italian vendor. We had seen John's previous work and instantly fell in love with his photography. We knew he would be perfect for capturing our wedding abroad. We asked him to shoot our engagement photos in Florence–which became a very special memory for us–our wedding rehearsal the night before, and of course our wedding day. The pictures surpassed our expectations and John is incredible to work with. We couldn’t be happier!”

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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. We especially loved the fact that we could give him the creative control on our wedding day and he effectively captured everything we could have ever dreamed of!

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“We saw John's work on his website. He had stunning work from weddings all over the world. Immediately we were drawn to the lighting and colors he was able to capture in his photos. We flew John to New York City for a meeting and instantly felt comfortable around his easy-going nature. There were many local NYC photographers we could have chosen, but John's communication and efficiency made the process so simple, we couldn't think of using another photographer. 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. We are in love with our photographs and can't wait for another excuse to use him again!”

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“John is an amazing photographer! He shot our engagement photos in La Jolla as well as our wedding at the Prado in Balboa Park. I cannot recommend him enough. I reached out to him through his website and he emailed us right away to schedule a telephone conference. Once we booked him, all payments and contracts are done electronically–which made my life way easier while planning a wedding! John is truly an artist and is extremely professional. We received our wedding pictures in 10 DAYS!! They are all so beautiful. Family and friends keep saying how amazing our photos are, and that they belong in a magazine. They truly do.”

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“John is a dream to work with. I’ve worked with John on several projects now: my wedding, engagement shoot, bridal shower, Sunday brunch, and shoots with clients. I’ve worked with many photographers because I modeled for years, and John is who I choose to work with. I would say I am an extremely detail oriented person and John doesn’t miss a beat. He’s just fun to work with, professional, and so thorough. 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.”

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“Working with John was a pleasure. He took the time to get to know us prior to the sessions and we were in constant communication. He really cares about his clients and the quality of his work. He has been very professional and considerate at all times during our engagement session and with our wedding photos. John has the ability to bring out the best in a specific moment and frame it in a photographic image. He has managed to capture every special moment and this is exactly what we wanted from our wedding photographer.”

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“John captured our wedding at Vista Valley Country Club so perfectly. His images tell a story and allow us to relive our wedding day over and over. As a bride, you want to feel comfortable on your wedding day, and John is so easy to be around. Can't thank him enough for working so well with us and our family that day. Can't wait to hire him again to capture other life milestones.”

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“John has become this person in our lives that we think of almost every time we look at a wedding photo, or think of “that guy” who would have handled it with cool and class. We think of John often. Every year we will return to Santa Barbara as tradition of our wonderful partnership together!”

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“John was wonderful to work with from the very beginning! He helped us put together our wedding-day timeline to maximize the quality of photos we hoped to achieve. He also went over various lighting pros and cons for portraits, and helped us decide if we wanted to do a “first look” or not. On our wedding day, John and his crew were very professional and easy to work with. They made our wedding party feel very comfortable and relaxed, which helped produce such amazing candid shots. We were very pleased with our wedding photos, and extremely impressed with the quality of our wedding album. John exceeded our expectations, and captured our day perfectly!”