Amanda & Josh
My husband and I absolutely love the photos of our wedding, and so did our friends- many have ended up using him after seeing our photos. We wanted a photographer who would work with our requests for pictures of guests enjoying the day and providing a photojournalistic flare to our photos, while also giving us a few traditional wedding shots. Boy did we hit the jackpot! John caught countless special moments during the wedding and reception with his natural eye for candid shots, and truly captured the spirit and feeling of the event. He was also able to take many beautiful bridal party photos that incorporated the natural beauty and light of our outdoor venue. It was obvious that years of experience with various styles of photography gave him the tools to take photos that were far above and beyond our expectations. John is extremely talented in his craft, but also has a great sense of humor and is one of the easiest people to get along with. He was professional yet personable, provided helpful direction without ever staging photos, and was always quick to respond to us when we had questions.
It is quite apparent that he enjoys what he does, which is reflected in both his photography and how he approaches working with clients. I would recommend John to anyone, hands down. He is a photographer with artful talent, good communication, attention to detail, and the ability to cater his style to your requests. I will tell you now that with John Decker, your friends will envy your photos!
Jen & Ches
We did our ceremony on the beautiful hills of a Sonoma winery. The way the winery coordinated it, there was limited time on the hill where the event was to be – so John had to be able to scout the location on the fly, set up his equipment, coordinate with his second shooter, all while still documenting my soon-to-be in the limo and the overall event. What John captured was the day as I remember it, and he captured it beautifully. John is also a modern digital photographer, which means he isn’t stingy on taking shots (as many who are trained on film seem to be). He also did a spectacular job with the group shots and the candids. We could not have been more pleased with the quality of work, responsiveness (we had 5 key shots to look at that evening, and all digital files within 2 weeks, tho the contract said it may be 2 months). The package of physical photos that arrived shortly after was one of the most beautiful keepsakes I’ve ever seen for a wedding. Sorry if this is over-gushing, but we were quite pleased with John’s talent, work ethic, and overall service.
Meredith & Ben
My (now) husband and I were so fortunate to have John as our wedding photographer this past September. I originally fell in love with his style of photography while browsing through photos of weddings throughout the Sac/SF area and beyond, and I can now say that he was my favorite wedding vendor throughout the entire process. John was highly professional to work with, and was very friendly and engaging with our wedding party and guests. I was so happy when he showed up while I was getting ready on our wedding day, and that is always a good sign! He made me laugh through what could have been a stressful time. He provided JUST the right amount of direction to get the shots that he wanted, while allowing everything to play out naturally. Looking through our wedding photos now, I can relive that day through the story they tell because of how well he captured everything… such a gift to us! He provided more than I had expected in terms of our prints as well, and he sent them to us in the most beautiful photo box that we will have forever (total surprise)! I have had so many compliments on our wedding photos, and I know John’s work speaks for itself. I can’t recommend John the Photographer enough… feel free to contact me if you are looking for further reference info!
Casey & Ryan
John was such a great person to work with! We initially reached out to him because we has seen photos he had taken at another wedding that was at the venue we had chosen. The images were beautiful and we couldn’t wait to meet with him. During our first meeting, we discussed things we were looking for in both a photographer and in our final images. John was very receptive to our ideas and desires and offered plenty of great suggestions of his own. It was very apparent, right from the start, that he was very knowledgeable and had many years of experience, which gave me peace of mind. We scheduled an engagement session with him and it was a great way to get to know each other and establish a nice working relationship. We were VERY pleased with how our engagement photos turned out and loved sharing them with our friends and family. John was always very prompt when responding to e-mails or phone calls and I always walked away from our conversations feeling like we were on the same page. When the day of our wedding arrived, John and our second shooter Ann were on time and ready to shoot! They spent more than 12 hours shooting that day and were there to capture every little moment. Our photos (over 1600 of them) turned out so lovely and we consider ourselves so lucky to have our wedding documented so beautifully! I highly recommend John to anyone who is looking for a hands-on, experienced and friendly photographer. You won’t be disappointed!
Linda & Lawrence
When I saw my wedding day photos for the first time, it was like reliving moments of my special day all over again and the pleasant surprise of seeing those moments that I had simply missed because I was the overwhelmed Bride that day.
The pictures captured every aspect of my wedding, including images of my groom and his attendants getting ready, my pre wedding moments with family and attendants, the ceremony, the reception, and our exit.
John was able to come up with images that were so creative and artistic, things that I hadn’t even thought of, but I’m so glad that he knew to capture as one of the many details of the day to remember forever.
I had an outdoor garden wedding, which transitioned to an outdoor evening reception, so the colors, lighting quality and his choice of background for the images were perfect.
The price was good; I was able to own the images with no strings attached. John was so professional, flexible and a real pleasure to work with through the entire process. His overall demeanor that day was fun, relaxed and calming when I needed that the most during my pre-ceremony shots.
The collection of images told perfectly the story of my wedding day and I couldn’t be more pleased with his work. I highly recommend John The Photographer.
Kate & Don
I cannot adequately express how wonderful it was to have John as our wedding photographer.
He is kind, smart, thorough, talented and funny. Oh, and he takes amazing photographs! Everyone at the wedding raved about John’s work.
At our venue, there was a back porch, and unbeknownst to us, John had set up a self-portait section on the back porch, where our friends and family could click themselves and each other in addition to the professional photographs.
An experienced photojournalist, John didn’t just capture the standard wedding snaps. He captured truly intimate moments that we cherish.
What are you waiting for? Hire him!
Jillian & Brian
I couldn’t say enough wonderful words about John! He fit in with my bridal party and family with ease. He blended in to take phenomenal candid shots and directed all of us quickly for beautiful group shots. John also suggested a “Photo Booth” for our guests to take photos during the reception, it was a HUGE hit! John took all of my input and created the wedding photos I had always imagined. That day when by in a whirlwind, but I am able to enjoy my wedding day again and again by looking through the incredible photos. I am so thankful that I had John as my photographer and you will be too!