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Customer Reviews

Notice: I will book budget photography jobs per request. I am retired from photography. Please ignore my package/pricing. I will only take budget customers per request. I served Ventura County for over a decade. I have photographed hundreds of weddings. Email me: (home at venturaphoto dot com).

* If you have a normal budget, I am not a photographer for you. And PLEASE, I will not work for free. Expect to pay something. It takes me 5 hours just to get ready.

*Reviews & Testimonials written by past photography customers of VenturaPhoto.com.

John is the best! Wedding July 3, 04

Oh my gosh, where do I begin. First let me say that John was one of the best parts about my daughter's wedding! We live in Texas, and he and I had only had email contact up until the hour before the wedding! He was absolutely on time and very focused (no pun intended) on creating for our families the most wonderful memories any one could ever hope for. Boy, did he ever do just that!! He was always working, taking all kinds of shots, and we hardly even knew he was doing it. He knows the "usual" wedding kinds of shots and scenes, but he is also ready to take any special pictures that anyone requests. We now have our wedding album, digital discs, extra photos and negs here in our possession in Texas. WOW! You will not be disappointed if you choose to have John Park photograph your wedding or event. His prices CAN'T be beat!! We will DEFINITELY use his services again, if we ever get the opportunity!

Originally Posted 07/16/04 at 18:53:39

Super Photographer!!

John was the photographer for our daughter's August 6th wedding at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and he played such a big part in making it a very memorable day! He was amazing!!

When I found John's website earlier this year, I thought it almost sounded too good to be true. How could he offer so much for such a great price? After speaking with a couple other photographers and getting estimates that were over twice what John quotes on his site (and John's photo package offered us more than the others), I made an appointment with him. He brought along sample photos, albums and even his camera equipment. I was very impressed and decided to book him.

One thing that was very reassuring was that John stayed in touch with me over months so that I had one less thing to worry about. He would always answer my emails right away. As the day of the wedding got closer, he made sure that everything was arranged, and on August 6th, he was at the site exactly when he said he would be.

From that point, we were all amazed at how John seemed to be everywhere during the day -- from before the ceremony when the preparations were being made to the very end when things were wrapping up. He got it all in his photos. I especially liked that, in addition to the great formal shots, he got some wonderful candid photos and didn't forget the details of the table settings, the bouquets, etc. He said to us that when we wanted a photo taken, to just ask him, and he was willing to stay as long as we were there!

Everyone loved John, and he was so easy to work with. I know now that all the great comments that you read on this site are true.

We received our photos so fast, and they are terrific! They will be displayed on this website soon, so I hope you can take a look at them.

I will be posting our high recommendation for John on other sites, too. We know what a huge challenge it is to put a wedding together and to try to stay within some kind of budget -- he helped us accomplish that.

Thanks again, John!
Alice Morris (Scott-Pritchard wedding, Aug. 6th, 2005)

Originally Posted 08/17/05 at 06:24:51

Wedding Photographer

John was absolutely amazing! We only had two months to plan for our wedding and he was available lucky for us. He was a complete professional the entire time and captured the most amazing shots of our special day.

We would highly reccommend John to anyone for their special day. He captured many memories for us that we will never forget.

Thank you,
Shannon and Derrick
November 11, 2006

Originally Posted 12/01/06 at 09:46:05

Thank you!

John did a beautiful job as our wedding photographer! We are very happy with his work. I especially liked his prompt attention to e-mail and phone calls. Thank you John!
-Rosemary and Andy

Originally Posted 10/03/06 at 13:15:08

John Park

I highly recommend John as a wedding photographer. I was a bit nervous on my wedding day and John’s calming demeanor helped me stay relaxed. Our pictures came out beautifully too!

Originally Posted 09/13/06 at 22:07:17


We were so pleased with John's photography at our wedding in May. He was flexible with our timing snafus, creative in the midst of changes in plans, and so kind to everyone, even though there was a lot of stress! He was so professional, so kind, and such a calming presence to all of us, which made the most anticipated day of our lives truly a wonderful experience.

When we received our pictures, we were absolutely in love with them! In addition to his creativity in the staged pictures, John caught so many beautiful candid moments that bring out the personalities of our loved ones, which we really appreciate. We will cherish John's pictures for the rest of our lives. We recommend him to everyone!

John, thanks for everything.

Erin & Matthew McPhee ~ May 27, 2006

Originally Posted 08/22/06 at 10:18:07

100% Satisfaction

John is a wonderful photographer!... He made sure he asked us what we wanted, but he also knew exactly what shots to take that we would have never thought of... The pictures of our wedding day came out so much nicer than we ever could have imagined and we will be forever grateful John could be part of our day... If you are looking for a photographer with a great sense of humor, un-obtrusive, and a superb eye, John Park is the man for you...

Thank you so much John
Travis & Julie (July 22, 2006 Santa Barbara)

Originally Posted 08/19/06 at 10:10:20

7-1-06 Santa Barbara Wedding

Well, what can we say------Mr. John Park is GREAT!!!!

First, John is a wonderful photographer........he knows his business; the pictures he took of our wedding are beautiful, he captured "the moments". All of our family and friends are very impressed with his work.

Second, John is a great person....he has sense of humor that can't be beat....he is high energy....and most important he is willing and able to help out with our requests to ensure a smooth wedding.

We highly recommend him for all your photo needs.

Thanks again John, for everything. Eric and Gaby

Originally Posted 08/03/06 at 10:30:31

June 2006 Wedding @ wedgewood

Thanks so much John you did an awesome job at my wedding. The Photo's were great. Thanks again
Aaron and Tracy Yeaton

Originally Posted 07/25/06 at 02:07:55

Thank you John!

We HIGHLY recommend John Park. John was our photographer for our June wedding. He was professional, prepared, and had an easy-going nature that made everyone feel comfortable. We and our friends and family were very impressed with how beautifully John captured the special day. I smile everytime I see my wedding pictures.

Many photographers in the area charge twice or three times as much as John and you don't get as much camera time or photos as you do with John. If we or our friends/family need a photographer in the future, we will definitely ask for John Park.

Thank you John for doing an amazing job!

Ayumi and Robert Kurata

Originally Posted 07/04/06 at 11:11:50