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John's MissionFun, funky, yet elegantI have been a wedding photographer serving satisfied clients in Rochester, Fredonia, Buffalo and The Finger Lakes for over 15 years. My fun, funky, yet elegant style combined with my first rate technical knowledge and professionalism ensures that your wedding photos will be everything you dream of, and more. My unique eye for the ‘little moments’ will capture the most precious moments of your wedding day.Contact John
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- Michael Cadogan
John did a wonderful job on my headshots! He's got an amazing eye for composition and light. Superb photographer and very professional. Would highly recommend!
John photographed our wedding and we were completely delighted with the photos. Not only were the photos beautiful, John was so fun to work with. I never even noticed him at work during the ceremony, but then was completely delighted with beautiful ceremony shots and candids of all my friends and family. We had only booked him for a limited amount of time, but he used the time well and got excellent shots. We would highly recommend him as a photographer!
- Robert Mostyn
John did a great job with my headshots and even came up with some great creative ideas for how to make them stand out. Highly recommended!
We hired John for our wedding on July 7, 2018 in Rochester, NY. We couldn't be more happy with his service! From the very first interaction, he was accommodating; none of the packages on his website were exactly what we wanted, but he was flexible and made us a custom package that was perfect for us and for a great price! Leading up to the wedding he kept in touch and made sure he knew the whole schedule and everything. On our wedding day, John just took the lead and made sure he got every shot we could want. We didn't have to worry about anything! e.g. when it was time for sunset pictures, he came and got us! He didn't miss a single moment!
I enjoyed working with John. I especially liked that he took the lead in directing the shots and offering suggestions on various poses. He had a clear vision of how the shots would turn out and it showed in the final results.
When I got my picture back I was amazed with the nice quality. It was the best picture experience I have ever had.
- Pauleen Vacca
As a wedding planner, I love recommending John to my couples! We have worked on many events and projects together and he always delivers excellence. He is a talented photographer and works to build a genuine relationship with all of his clients. He has a postive attitude, even through the most challenging events. Not only will John capture beautiful photos, but he will also deliver professionalism with a side of fun!
I really needed good quality professional headshot and I found John on google search and really liked the pictures afterward . Thanks so much .
- Kerry Venanzi
My husband and I got married in August of 2018. John was such a pleasure to work with right from the start! He is extremely easy to work with and makes sure that every detail is perfect and just the way that you want it. Aside from just taking our wedding photos John was extremely helpful in providing us with information about other vendors – many of whom we used for our wedding because of his recommendations. Our family and friends have used John for many occasions including weddings and have never been disappointed. John is very approachable and extremely helpful in making sure that your needs and wants are met. Because we have worked with John in the past, using him for our wedding photography was a no-brainer! His personality, professionalism, skill, and customization far exceeded our expectations! We will continue to use John Schlia Photography exclusively for all of our photography needs in the future.
John is an incredible professional who goes above and beyond to get all the best images of the day. His photos are always beautiful and his customer service is excellent! Whether for a corporate event or wedding/family photos John really delivers. Not to mention his pricing is very reasonable, especially for such high-quality images!