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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
    08/11/2022

    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
    09/18/2017
  • Easy, comfortable experience. Very professional, great results

    Danny Krebs Avatar Danny Krebs
    05/18/2023

    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
    12/12/2019
  • 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
    04/11/2022

    Professional, quality headshots. John is fantastically talented!

    Patrick Case Avatar Patrick Case
    04/18/2023
  • 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
    04/12/2024

    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
    03/06/2020
  • 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
    09/18/2012

    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
    11/05/2020