Photo sessions that are easy

Professional Rochester photographer shooting business headshots, family and pet portraits, event and commercial projects.

John’s Mission

to make you comfortable and have a good time

I understand that people rather get a root canal than get their picture taken. I hear it all the time. “I hate having my picture taken” or “my kid never smiles in photos”. I pride myself in helping you feel relaxed in front of the camera so that I capture natural expressions and you end up walking away saying that was easy.

  • I would highly recommend John for any of your photography needs! He was very professional and is great at what he does.

    Ryan DeCory Avatar Ryan DeCory

    John took my professional headshots, and he was excellent. I really enjoyed my time working with him; he was professional, yet laid back and relaxed. He easy to reach as well. Would definitely recommend him!

    Antonio Calascibetta Avatar Antonio Calascibetta
  • Easy, comfortable experience. Very professional, great results

    Danny Krebs Avatar Danny Krebs

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

    Michael Grosodonia Avatar Michael Grosodonia
  • 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.

    Daniel Diefendorf Avatar Daniel Diefendorf

    Professional, quality headshots. John is fantastically talented!

    Patrick Case Avatar Patrick Case
  • I LOOOVE working with John! John is talented, friendly, professional, and so much fun! I will give him extremely vague instruction on what I'm looking for, "Whatever you think works" and he provides EXCELLENT photos EVERY SINGLE TIME. 10/10 I ALWAYS recommend John!

    Jessica Marie Avatar Jessica Marie

    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!

    Robert Mostyn Avatar Robert Mostyn
  • John did an awesome headshot session for me in NYC. He has a great eye for capturing interesting and unique backgrounds, no matter what the surroundings are, and using them to make his subject look their best. In addition to being a skilled photographer, he is also just a fun and easy-going person to be around, which makes for a completely relaxing environment. John comes at a completely reasonable rate and churns out wonderful photos in return that you have the option of selecting. I highly recommend John Schlia & Watermark Photography!!!!!!!

    Kirk Stevens Avatar Kirk Stevens

    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!

    Michael Cadogan Avatar Michael Cadogan