Challenging Candlelight Event Photography

One of my favorite things about event photography are the challenges that come my way. Eastman School of Music recently started holding candlelit ceremonies as part of the freshman welcome weekend. Having the right camera equipment allows me to provide photography at events like this and feel confident that I’ll be able to make the … Continue reading

Being a Photographer can Sometimes be Like Working at the Circus

The title is especially true when I am the event photographer at the Golisano Children’s Hospital annual Gala. Year after year the team at GCH produce one of the most successful events in Rochester. They have wild and fun themes which are always brought to life by the team at Wisteria Flowers. How fantastic will … Continue reading

When You Bring Someone as Awesome as Lidia Bastianich to Town, You Need Great Event Photography

I have been watching Lidia Bastianich for years and was thrilled to be asked to photograph her visit to a WXXI event. 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! ˜ WXXI Is … Continue reading

Event Photography for a Room Full of Heroes

Gilda’s Club is a charity in Rochester, NY that flies under the radar. They do so much for those living with cancer and their caregivers, with only a staff of under 10. This year they held their Heroes Ball at the Wintergarden, and as always I was there with my event photography skills. Is your … Continue reading

Splyce Team Building

A team building event is a great opportunity for photography to promote your company. Rochester based esports team, Splyce, held a team building event at Swillburger and I was lucky enough to photograph it. Good old fashioned team work and friendly rivalries ended with some sloppy burgers and milkshakes, and a noogie for the intern. I … Continue reading

LG Product Launch

It was pretty cool when LG contacted me to capture some event photography during a launch at a local Verizon store. I love photographing events like this because everyone is happy, especially the people who won new phones. If you are having an event in the area let me know and I’ll be there for … Continue reading

New! John Schlia Photography

This time of year always has us all reflecting on thankfulness. I am most thankful for my family. Of course having kids of my own makes me talk about my memories of my childhood. I was recently helping my mom get her house ready to sell and I had hundreds (maybe thousands) of photos to … Continue reading

Photographer for an Event with Heart

I am honored that a large organization such as the American Heart Association trusts me as their event photographer. This past year I was asked to work with them throughout at several events and each was as varied as the next. From an outdoor walk to a speaker session about STEM careers focused on high … Continue reading

Rochester Portrait Gallery

Toward the end of 2013 I was sworn into a very prestigious artist collective in Rochester. Dudes Night Out is a group of artists who like to inspire each other and love our city, Rochester. For our One Year anniversary show our theme was We Art ROC, artwork inspired by Rochester. I set out to … Continue reading