John Schnack Photographer

John Schnack Photographer

crown Top 10 in San Diego
crown 858 on Wezoree

Providing sophisticated couples with classic, timeless wedding photography and an unforgettable experience.

star 5(14)
budget $6 995
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14 Reviews for John Schnack

out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Pete Gorence on 21 Apr 2018
John photographed my wedding last spring.  He came very highly reviewed from our wedding coordinator... And he exceeded my lofty exceptionalness!

John spent a lot of time getting to know my wife and I before the ceremony (met for drinks, exchanged multiple phone calls and emails, and spent an entire afternoon together taking engagement photos and talking about expectations for the wedding).  At the time, I didn't realize how important getting to know each other would be, but pre and post wedding pictures end up being really intimate.  I can't imagine having a stranger there with my wife and I while taking the photos.  By then I felt like John was a friend, and I was glad to have him there with us.

John is a very talented photographer, and I love our photos.  Not only did John's photos come out spectacularly, but he was also a calming and organizing voice during all of the pre and post wedding madness.   Between family, vendors, and guests there is a lot that goes into a wedding.  John was instrumental in making our wedding run smoothly.   He did an amazing job of getting both formal and candid pictures.  His photos did a great job of telling the story of our wedding.
Matt Thompson on 12 Jan 2019
We hired John after he was recommended by our wedding planner.  From start to finish he was friendly, attentive, and very responsive.  He replied to all my questions promptly, tailored the shoots to our vision, his website works PERFECTLY (payments, photos, everything was easy and quick), and he was lighting fast with both the engagement and wedding photos.  Our wedding seemed to go by so fast, the very next day it just seemed like a happy blur.  When I got the pictures, I spent HOURS laughing, crying, and truly enjoying more moments from the wedding than I'd been able to do on the actual day.  He did a BEAUTIFUL job, and the memories he captured have added so much to our special day for me.  I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Andrea Kehoe on 09 Feb 2019
John is so professional and makes you feel at ease in front of the camera. He captured beautiful moments at our wedding that will last a lifetime. We worked with John long distance as we were planning a destination wedding. His positive energy made him one of the best vendors to work with throughout the planning experience. I highly recommend John to anyone looking for a seasoned photographer in the San Diego area and beyond.
Karen on 23 Mar 2019
We loved working with John. He is a talented photographer, capable of capturing the best moments without disturbing the action. He is respectful of the clients' requests, however specific they might be. Also, he is a super nice guy. Thank you for your wonderful work, John!
Brooke Buringrud on 13 Apr 2019
John captured our wedding day so perfectly. His images tell a story and allow us to relive our wedding day over and over. As a bride, you want to feel comfortable on your wedding day, and John is so easy to be around. Can't thank him enough for working so well with us and our family that day. Can't wait to hire him again to capture other life milestones. Thanks John!
Aida Ceja on 15 Jun 2019
John is an amazing photographer! I cannot recommend him enough.
I reached out to him through his website and he emailed us right away to schedule a telephone conference. Everything (payments, pictures, etc.) is done through his website—when planning a wedding and trying to keep track of a lot of different payments, it makes life so much easier.
John is truly an artist and is extremely professional. We received our wedding pictures in 10 DAYS!! They are all so beautiful. Family and friends keep saying how amazing our photos are; that they “belong in a magazine.” They truly do.

Thank you John!!
Amanda Youngblood on 12 Sep 2020
Next Level! John of John Schnack Photography was everything we hoped for in a wedding photographer. Beyond talented, charismatic, and easy-going, he made our day stress-free and fun! He was very professional and flexible with our needs. He was organized and timely too. The photos came within weeks of the wedding and they were artistic, editorial and sophisticated - perfect for the sartorial couple we are. We would hire him again in a heartbeat and would strongly recommend his services to anyone.
Teddy on 20 Feb 2021
John is a dream to work with. I’ve worked with John on several projects now: my wedding, engagement shoot, bridal shower, Sunday brunch, and shoots with clients. I’ve worked with many photographers because I modeled for years, and John is who I choose to work with. I would say I am an extremely detail oriented person and John doesn’t miss a beat. He’s just fun to work with, professional, and so thorough. Working with John is a collaborative and creative experience from start to finish and that sort of thing is only possible with a certain quality of artist.
Pablo Viera on 17 Apr 2021
Working with John was a pleasure. He took the time to get to know us prior to the sessions and we were in constant communication. With my wife we ​​went to have a coffee with John where we talked about the expectations of the sessions (engagement and wedding). He really cares about his clients and the quality of his work.
He has been very professional and considerate at all times during our engagement photography session and with our wedding photos.
Both my wife and I, our friends and family were impressed by the quality of the results. John has the ability to bring out the best in a specific moment and frame it in a photographic image.
It has been very easy to work with him and he has adapted his work to the weather conditions, to the shadows of the photography environment or any other unexpected occasion. He has managed to capture every special moment and this is exactly what we wanted from a professional photographer.
Ruth Bernstein on 12 Jun 2021
"We feel so lucky that John photographed our destination wine country wedding.  The entire experience with him was so natural I hardly had to say much of what I wanted, he had it handled.  From the moment we met him, he felt like an old friend of ours.  His presence seemed so subtle on the day and yet every tender moment is captured up close.  My job requires me to work with so many talented photographers and so I will admit that finding the right photographer was a challenge for me. John’s work caught my eye as his images all feel so real. We have hired John for family portraits after our great experience and can't wait to do so again as soon as we can all be together.  I could not recommend him more, he is so easy and reliable to work with."
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John Schnack
Photographer John Schnack About me

As a wedding photographer in San Diego for over 20 years, I've combined an honest and empathetic approach to help hundreds of couples enjoy the entire journey.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for John Schnack wedding photography services?


What avaliable photography services that can be provided by John Schnack?

John Schnack offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Boudoir Shoot, Destination / Travel, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Second Shooter, Wedding Portraits, Wedding Albums, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Film Photography, Bride-only Session, Drone Photography, Online Proofing, Printing Rights, Fast Editing

What primary photography style does John Schnack identify with?

John Schnack works in the following photography styles: Fine Art, Natural, Editorial, Film, Photojournalistic, Traditional / Classic, Fashion, Vintage, Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Night, Dark & Moody, Landscape, Illustrative, Underwater

Which wedding events does John Schnack service?

John Schnack provides photography services for the following events: Wedding

What percentage of users recommend John Schnack and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

John Schnack is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

Vendor Insight

John Schnack's photography services resonate with a standard of excellence that couples in San Diego and beyond have come to trust. A two-time Wezoree award winner, John exhibits a skill set and attunement to his craft that ensures the creation of a visual narrative that will be cherished for years to come.

With 14 glowing reviews, John's reputation as an outstanding wedding photographer precedes him. His clients, such as Cara North, emphasize his perfect blend of professionalism and congeniality, qualities crucial in capturing the essence of a joyous yet intense wedding day. John's experience and positive energy make him more than just a photographer; he becomes a supportive presence amid the festivities.

The testimonial of Diane Gilbertson further attests to John's exceptional capabilities. His approachable demeanor throughout the evolving uncertainties of a pandemic wedding provided a reassuring and steady hand. Diane highlights John's responsiveness to their needs and his initiative in recommending an engagement session, a testament to his commitment to client comfort and delivering stunning results.

Ryan Dahl's referral portrays John as the epitome of professionalism blended with a grounded approach. His exceptional photography doesn't overshadow his ability to forge a genuine connection with clients, resulting in a harmonious experience and exquisitely captured memories.

Chelsea Archbold's account speaks volumes about John's dedication. Notably, his readiness to adapt to the challenges of a COVID-influenced elopement and his thorough preparation exemplify his commitment to his craft and clients. Chelsea applauds John's guidance on wedding customs and etiquette, showing that he goes above and beyond his photography duties.

Lastly, Ruth Bernstein eloquently encapsulates John Schnack's gift for subtle yet profound presence, effortlessly capturing intimate moments that may otherwise have been missed. Across a cornucopia of cultures and traditions, John's expansive portfolio demonstrates his versatile adaptability to an array of wedding ceremonies and styles.

In conclusion, John Schnack emerges not only as a master of the lens but also as a cherished contributor to the eternalization of love stories. His keen eye for detail and ability to cater to a diverse range of photography styles make him a valuable asset for any wedding event. John's impact goes beyond photography, leaving a lasting impression on clients' hearts as he turns fleeting moments into lifelong treasures.