Rochester Photography

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John’s Mission

to make you comfortable and have a good time

I have been a photographer serving satisfied clients in Rochester, Fredonia, Buffalo and The Finger Lakes for over 20 years. My fun and funky personality combined with my first rate technical knowledge and professionalism ensures that your photos will be everything you dream of, and more.

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  • 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!

    thumb Pauleen Vacca

    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!

    thumb Eric Ressel
  • John's great. Professional and very accommodating. Also great communicator coordinating and preparing you for the session. Headshots came out great and will use him again.

    thumb Daniel Diefendorf

    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!

    thumb Michael Cadogan
  • John was my wedding photographer. He was absolutely wonderful to work with. I have worked with a few photographers in the past for family photos and such, and John was the best. He did all the photos that we wanted and he presented us with other great poses. He was very patient with us and was willing to spend more time with us than was originally planned. He also traveled almost three hours to photograph for us. We are planning on using John as our photographer again in the future. I highly recommend him!

    thumb Chelsey Bowen

    When I got my picture back I was amazed with the nice quality. It was the best picture experience I have ever had.

    thumb Michael Grosodonia
  • 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!

    thumb Robert Mostyn

    I really needed good quality professional headshot and I found John on google search and really liked the pictures afterward . Thanks so much .

    thumb Gelila G
  • Great Man and great service. Made the experience that much better by making suggestions and putting you in in position to look your best. Thank you, John!

    thumb Raymond Ezell

    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.

    thumb André