John and Colette are an amazing team. The pictures are absolutely amazing and we just love them! Colette is a makeup artist to the stars who will do amazing work for you and your maids. She does trial runs as well so you get a chance to see the final product before the day of and you can make any adjustments to it right there. John is the "lead"photographer and is incredible. Both of them do commercials and film work all the time, so they GET IT. They have great ideas to make the pictures meaningful, more like a story in pictures than just posed grinning traditional pictures. They are truly people I would recommend to ANYONE. They are people you WANT at your party as well as photographers who will catch it all and make it beautiful for your wedding. The price is a little higher than just one photographer, but you get two photographers and your hair and makeup done BEAUTIFULLY. I can't tell you what a joy it was having them at our wedding and how incredible the pictures turned out. Book them! -Morgan & Alex
John and Colette are an exceptional photography and beauty team, besides being warm and wonderful people. At every stage of the process -- from the first meeting at the studio to walking through our unique venue, from the engagement session to the make up trial, the wedding day, and afterward, John and Colette went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. They really take pride in their work and it shows. For make up and hair, I didn't have very specific ideas. Colette was really patient to work with me until we got to something that I liked. I never looked too made up, which was most important to me, and it was great to have touch ups all night, especially with a 90 minute ceremony and a costume change! We had a long and chaotic Indian wedding with so much to cover, so we really needed two cameras. John and Colette seemed to love the challenge. Colette shot 'second' camera after finishing make up, and worked really well together with John. Our photographs truly captured the spirit of our day and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Like all good photographers, John and Colette have their own particular style and aesthetic, and it comes through clearly in their images. If you respond to them the way I did, then hire them and be assured you won't have to worry about a thing! Anu & Mahesh
Finding the right Photographer(s) was the highest priority task in planning my wedding. Regardless of what lovely location, or magical gown I found, I knew those precious moments are over in a flash, and that I had better work hard to find just the right person/team to capture every last detail! John and Colette are all that I had hoped for, and so much more! The examples in their website albums are breathtaking! Their attention to detail and ability to capture the most elusive magical moments & expressions was true to their examples. They captured virtually everyone's personality in subtle, priceless candid photos. I have past experiences at weddings with other more forceful, less charismatic photographers, and I know this can put a big dent in your special day; however EVERYONE loved John and Colette! They blended so well into our wide variety of personalities, and each picture has the feeling that it was taken by a dear member of the family. Colette is a calming presence and a gifted artist! I can not say enough about how many compliments I received on my hair and make-up...It was breathtaking. I'm sure you've already gathered from the above, I very highly recommend John and Colette! A better Photography and Beauty team... you will not find! Cheryl (& Oliver)
It was a true pleasure to have John and Colette as our photographers on the day of our wedding.
They were lighthearted, creative, friendly , unobtrusive and respectful.
They really captured the spirit and character of our event, including the personality
of everyone involved. Our venue— the 1909 in Topanga CA — was showcased in all Its natural beauty.
Their photos met and surpassed all our expectations.
Julia & Matt
You two are magnificent. Your grace and ease made us and everyone feel comfortable and
nurtured. Your competence and guidance were an inspiration – you created experiences for us during
the weekend we wouldn’t have had without you. I’m certain that the documentation we’ll have
afterwards will be a treasure. You were there in the heart of our lives and we hope you will stay there
long after this piece is complete.
We love you, Katie & Larry… (Mr. & Mrs…)
John and Colette went above and beyond to make sure that we had the best pictures we could possibly have from our big day. They were professional and experienced yet blended into our wedding with ease. We wanted to be comfortable with our photographers while at the same time we needed them to be able to take control in order to get those shots that hang on your wall for the rest of your life. John and Colette made us feel comfortable and at ease which resulted in amazing photos. When you pick a photographer you are picking someone who is going to capture an important moment in your life. They are invited into your personal space and sharing in those moments with you. You want them to see those moments but let them organically happen. I couldn’t have asked for two people more at ease, skilled and able to do just that.It was also important that we have two photographers that could shoot from different angles while events were taking place simultaneously. We had a large wedding and having two photographers helped us to capture so many of our friends and family. Colette did my bridal hair and makeup. It was important to me that I looked like the freshest and prettiest version of myself. I wanted classic timeless beauty and Colette completely understood my vision. She takes the time to work with you on your “look” before the big day. I have had my hair and makeup done for many weddings and Colette was the first person who actually listened to what I wanted and helped me to improve upon it. Marissa (& Sam)
As a bride and groom we spend so much time thinking about how to make our day feel as special as possible. But when the day comes it goes by quickly. Nothing is more dear to us than the photos John and Colette took of our wedding. Natural, calm and collected, John and Colette blended in with the crowd catching every nuance and personality of the event. It is one thing to pick a photographer based on the photos- agreeably an important part. But when your photographers personalities are calm, confident, happy, and relaxed, not only are you, the bride and groom relaxed, so are your guests. The proof is in the pictures. Thank you John and Colette for adding so much to all our events by just being your amazing selves. We are thankful for your amazing artful eye. And the result- as the cliché goes- pictures for a lifetime. Lea & Clint
After reading countless glowing reviews, we had a great feeling from the beginning about John and Colette. Meeting them in person and getting to know their warm personalities sealed the deal for us and we booked them as our photographers. Like all of their work, our photos turned out just beautiful. We loved that their philosophy of capturing the day really aligned with our desire to capture candid natural moments as they unfolded, rather than overly forced or cheesy Pinterest style bridal shoots which are becoming more of the norm these days. Instead we have photos that are timeless, yet still fresh and stylish. They beautifully captured the many special moments of our wedding day. They are a truly talented and connected team, with a serious passion for their craft. And that's just their work! You could fill another review entirely on their great personalities--warm, friendly and funny- what a wonderful team they make! They had a way of making us feel so comfortable and at ease which can be a tall order with all the stress and pressure of everything wedding. Colette is also a very talented make up artist, and made myself and all my girls feel just beautiful for the big day. All in all, a wonderful experience and one of the best decisions we made in the planning of our wedding. Thank you for everything John and Colette! Highly recommended! Leigh & Matt
It was extremely important for my husband and I to find photographers who we felt could capture our wedding day in the most natural way possible.
We wanted the process to be fun and we wanted to feel a connection with the people who would be capturing our special day.
From the very first meeting, to the Big Day, John and Colette were wonderful to work with. Their genuine
personalities, kind hearts, pure talent, and professionalism, all come together to create not only
wonderful photos but a joyful experience. Their process feels natural and comfortable like spending time with
close friends. John and Colette provide the balance of being present and giving just enough direction to create
the perfect photo while still maintaining a natural and non intrusive atmosphere.
We cannot express enough how thrilled we are with the talent of John and Colette, and would recommend them without hesitation.
Casey and Emily Donelson
The images are absolutely stunning!!! It’s so overwhelmingly beautiful. I can’t even begin
to digest them all. Thank you so much!!!!
Rosita & Sharif Farag
OH MY GOD!!! They are INCREDIBLE! The slide show is adorable and all the pictures are
beautiful. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! They are absolutely awesome.
Love, Morgan and Alex Ford
Dear John and Colette The pictures look amazing! We absolutely love them! Thank yousooo much for your suggestions with the shot schedule and for making our family shots goso smoothly. Patrick and I would love to have dinner with the two of you sometime. We would love to catch up and to say thank you so very much for ALL that you did for us. Colette, you understood me and you calmed me, you were so amazingly professional and kind. Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you.
Talk to you soon.
Sophie and Patrick Wright
John how do you do it? You are so fantastic!
I know you were everywhere that day, seeing and capturing so many things all going on at
once, and not once did I ever feel that you were intruding in a private moment or in
anyone’s way. You have this amazing graceful style that allows you to blend into the
goings-on and be such a welcome part of the festivities. Thank you so much! Cynthia and Keith Argentine-Teruya
Dear John and Colette,The pictures are
beautiful and everyone loves them! Thank you for capturing the “magic” of a reality-televisonwedding and for sharing in our unique experience. You were both wonderful to work with.
Sincerely, Deb Dulaney
#@!&%!!!! They’re soooooo awesome!!!!!
I’m crying right now and I can’t see the keys. Thank you both so much! ALL the pictures
are beautiful! We can’t thank you enough! Thank you to you both. You really captured our vision with your fine work.
We love you!
Helena and Garen Grigorian
John and Colette, thank you so much for the beautifully captured memories. We absolutely adore our wedding photos! You really captured
the essence of the day, as well as our personalities, and you gave us the vibrant and beautiful photos we wanted that we will
treasure forever. We also want to thank you both for the wonderful energy you brought to our day. You are more than just talented
photographers, you are an amazing couple. The way you put us and our guests at ease really shows in the pictures. I also love my
hair and make-up and can’t stop wishing I could look like that everyday. We’re so happy that you were a part of our special day!
Always, Angela & Mike Nightingale
Dear Colette & John,Our pictures are breathtaking!! I’m getting so many compliments on the pics! Such amazing shots to help us relive our special day .
We love them!!! and my hair/makeup look fantastic!!
Thank you!! Laura & Mike Bobrowski
We are amazed and speechless! You’ve given us so many exquisite images of our wedding day… we are so glad we trusted our instincts and chose you.
You both went above and beyond to make everything perfect, and we loved the process of working with you asmuch as the results. Looking at these photos, I can’t imagine having had anyone else to make me feel beautifuland to capture our day in images. What a priceless gift. Thank you! We can’t wait to share the photographs with our family!
Anu & Mahesh Pailoor
Dear John and Colette, Yesterday was the best day of my life so far! And I have to thank you for contributing to that. Thank you both for truly being there for us on our special day.and all the help leading up to that as well!
I have to say, the best part of the whole experience,was becoming friends with you both. You two are amazing people, and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for everything.a thousand times. Thank you!
Again, you helped make our day perfect!
Much Love, Amanda & Patrick Seery