John is Awesome!

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.

After resolving to just NOT have a professional photographer at our wedding at all (because we were not about to spend $2500) a friend of mine found John's website - and thank god she did! I was impressed, at first, by his comments on WHY professional photography costs so much, and why he refused to take part in ripping people off! I was further impressed by the amazing photographs I viewed on his website. I paid particular attention to his shots of other wedding's flowers, cakes, wedding dresses, reception tables & pictures of the favors, etc. He does some very creative shots, and these were the things I was interested in. I was seeing all of the same types of shots I saw on those really expensive photographer's websites - and for less than 1/2 the price! So I emailed him.

John is very easy to communicate with. He answered all of my questions promptly and we communicated entirely by email, which I love. John photographed our wedding on January 1, 2005 at River Ridge in Oxnard. I hope everyone has a chance to see the pictures of our wedding he's put here on his website, and the Web Album he created for us. I strongly recommend doing that. I can't tell you how many comments I get about how beautiful our pictures are.

John was amazing at the wedding! All of my guests loved him and my family and I are going to use him again for some studio shots this xmas. I have two friends getting married soon, and they both are planning to use John after seeing how wonderful his work is. He took ALL of the shots I wanted to be sure to get, and many, many more. In fact, I was surprised at some of the shots he got, because I never even noticed he was there at the reception!

John has a wonderful sense of humor and really goes above and beyond the call. He even came to our rehearsal just to check everything out. We were extremely nervous about it raining, and that day turned out to be the only day in a string of ten that it didn't rain. But John brought his studio equipment, just in case we had to do pictures inside (which we didn't) - and he took pictures of many of our guests at the wedding, inside, with a backdrop- they were very impressed!

We loved John and strongly recommend using him - we will again!

Thanks John!

Erin & Kyle Epley

Originally Posted 02/07/05 at 08:50:07