John Park 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.

John Park did an amazing job in photographing every special moment of our wedding day. I don't remember seeing him too much, but I know he was everywhere because he captured angles and areas that were unbeknownst to us. He was not all up in our faces, either. His smooth, quite, creative style allowed him to capture beautiful pictures that we will cherish forever. Not only that, but this man is a true professional. Our wedding (8/11/07) was in Santa Barbara but we live in Los Angeles so John made every effort to meet with us close to where we live, explained the whole photography wedding process (don't know about you, but all this wedding stuff is like quantum mechanics if you haven't been married before), and helped us pick the various photo locations in Santa Barbara since he knew the area better than we did. He answered all our email questions, literally in minutes, and was punctual for every meeting, including the big "event". Our ceremony was at 10am and he was busy taking "getting ready" pictures at 8:30am. Additionally, his day was just as long as ours...all the other photographers we'd spoken to were like "we only cover 4 or 6 hours and if you need more time of coverage, that's gonna cost you". Not John, it was all part of the package, and let me tell you, his package was the best!! Taking pictures in the sun in a big ole’ heavy wedding dress and dark tuxedo is not the best scenario you can be in. However, John's calm and soothing approach made the day and experience go by fast and even enjoyable. His passion for photography was evident in the way he interacted with us. You could see his mind racing as he thought of creative, unique, poses for us....not those cheesy type that when you see the pictures, you're like "phoney - that looks so posed". These were like, "cool, that's so fun; these pictures (and the quality) are awesome!!" And that's exactly what all our friends and family have said since we received our album, which was only 2 weeks after the wedding. We weren't even back from our honeymoon when the album arrived!! Now that's what you call customer service!! I have friends who are still waiting for their albums and it's been a year since they got married. I also have friends that are getting married next year and guess who's going to be their photographer?? Yes, John Park, because he is amazing and has an eye that translates into the most beautiful pictures ever. Thanks, John, for doing what you do and for sharing your passion with us!!! You’re the BEST!!