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John Barone Photography

Philadelphia , PA
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316 Wellesley Road
Philadelphia, PA 19119 US (map)

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215-248-0897

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ABOUT US

My background is fashion and editorial photography for magazine clients like Philadelphia Magazine to more commercial clients like Urban Outfitters. It’s this style of photojournalism... Read more
My background is fashion and editorial photography for magazine clients like Philadelphia Magazine to more commercial clients like Urban Outfitters. It’s this style of photojournalism and fashion photography, combined with the traditional that bring to the table while telling your story. Additionally, I like to get to know who I'm working with. I prefer not to be just a vendor. Things should be casual and fun so it feels like a day spent with a friend. We'll have fun!! Read less
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John was outstanding! He was both personal and professional. He made the wedding day so much fun with my bridal party, my guests, my family and of course with my husband. John is so creative and he puts so much thought into each picture he snaps. The weirdest shot you think with the craziest pose or background will ultimately be your favorite. He showed me some photos from his camera soon after the shot was taken, he was able to capture great moments so easily. He suggested to do the First Look and I was hesitant, but looking back, I think that was the best advice he gave us, as we had so much more time to enjoy ourselves with the guests and with each other as soon as the ceremony was over. The black & white set is a must! I can't wait to see what shots came out of that. It was so much fun posing and being silly. The guests loved jumping in front of the set to get their pictures taken. It was a great addition to the wedding. He is a top notch, five star PLUS photographer. Book him soon as he gets booked quickly. He is money well spent, I promise! Thanks again John for being my friend and my photographer.
John was outstanding! He was both personal and professional. He made the wedding day so much fun with my bridal party, my Read more...
John was outstanding! He was both personal and professional. He made the wedding day so much fun with my bridal party, my guests, my family and of course with my husband. John is so creative and he puts so much thought into each picture he snaps. The weirdest shot you think with the craziest pose or background will ultimately be your favorite. He showed me some photos from his camera soon after the shot was taken, he was able to capture great moments so easily. He suggested to do the First Look and I was hesitant, but looking back, I think that was the best advice he gave us, as we had so much more time to enjoy ourselves with the guests and with each other as soon as the ceremony was over. The black & white set is a must! I can't wait to see what shots came out of that. It was so much fun posing and being silly. The guests loved jumping in front of the set to get their pictures taken. It was a great addition to the wedding. He is a top notch, five star PLUS photographer. Book him soon as he gets booked quickly. He is money well spent, I promise! Thanks again John for being my friend and my photographer. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a photographer, STOP RIGHT NOW. I knew how good he was before I booked him, so i seriously planned my wedding day around his availability. Everything else came second. This man deserves sainthood after putting up with me! Between the endless emails back and forth from me making sure everything was going to be perfect he never complained and always got back to me in a timely manner! At first, I was only going to take pictures at my reception hall, and he told me yeah we can do that, but I don't think you'll be happy. And he was right. He brought me out of my comfort zone and that always makes for better pictures! From the second he showed up at my grandmom's house on my wedding day, he immediately put me and all the girls at ease! He made it fun and not like "Oh god, another picture." He knew how quickly I wanted to get out of the church to make it downtown for pictures and he made it happen! He didn't miss anything, and the best part, he was there ALL NIGHT. He was there when the lights when on so you know he got all the good shots! John is the best, you honestly will not find anyone better!!
If you are looking for a photographer, STOP RIGHT NOW. I knew how good he was before I booked him, so i seriously planned Read more...
If you are looking for a photographer, STOP RIGHT NOW. I knew how good he was before I booked him, so i seriously planned my wedding day around his availability. Everything else came second. This man deserves sainthood after putting up with me! Between the endless emails back and forth from me making sure everything was going to be perfect he never complained and always got back to me in a timely manner! At first, I was only going to take pictures at my reception hall, and he told me yeah we can do that, but I don't think you'll be happy. And he was right. He brought me out of my comfort zone and that always makes for better pictures! From the second he showed up at my grandmom's house on my wedding day, he immediately put me and all the girls at ease! He made it fun and not like "Oh god, another picture." He knew how quickly I wanted to get out of the church to make it downtown for pictures and he made it happen! He didn't miss anything, and the best part, he was there ALL NIGHT. He was there when the lights when on so you know he got all the good shots! John is the best, you honestly will not find anyone better!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Personally, I feel that having great photos is the #1 priority over venue/food/music because they will be around to last forever. Over a year and a half ago when trying to decide who to be our photographer, not even a minute after posting on FB, all my friends mentioned John. I had no idea who he was except that I had wanted him! I chose him to photograph our special day well before we even booked our venue. Not only is he extremely professional, but he is also laid back and very easy to get along. Brides: don't be hesitant on doing the pinup because he makes you feel right at ease within the first five seconds of shooting.

Our entire wedding was beautiful and everything went along smoothly because John and Kyle were there to photograph it all. If I could give them 100 stars, I would!
Personally, I feel that having great photos is the #1 priority over venue/food/music because they will be around to last Read more...
Personally, I feel that having great photos is the #1 priority over venue/food/music because they will be around to last forever. Over a year and a half ago when trying to decide who to be our photographer, not even a minute after posting on FB, all my friends mentioned John. I had no idea who he was except that I had wanted him! I chose him to photograph our special day well before we even booked our venue. Not only is he extremely professional, but he is also laid back and very easy to get along. Brides: don't be hesitant on doing the pinup because he makes you feel right at ease within the first five seconds of shooting.

Our entire wedding was beautiful and everything went along smoothly because John and Kyle were there to photograph it all. If I could give them 100 stars, I would! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The only thing that will remain from your wedding day (really) is the pictures. Your kids will sell or toss your dress, hock your rings, and no one will talk about the food unless it was superb or completely gross. Photographs are the treasures from any special day. Why not go all out and get the best photographer imaginable? Let me suggest John Barone as the record maker of your special day since he totally rocked on ours.

John was courteous and professional in every interaction we had with him from our initial conversation all the way til November 1st, the day of our event. Besides taking the most gorgeous photos I've ever seen he was a key organizer for us. He gently reminded us of our time table and expertly timed our formal shots so we maximized our time with our guests.

John is simply the best wedding photographer. Really John is the best anything photographer, just look at his portfolio. We would (and do) recommend him to everyone we know. My ancient computer crashed while I was writing his review. I didn't save what I was writing in this box. I wrote another review after waiting the 20 minutes it takes this dinosaur to restart and reboot. I didn't want to forget to pay him the praise he’s due!

Thanks John! You rock!
The only thing that will remain from your wedding day (really) is the pictures. Your kids will sell or toss your dress, Read more...
The only thing that will remain from your wedding day (really) is the pictures. Your kids will sell or toss your dress, hock your rings, and no one will talk about the food unless it was superb or completely gross. Photographs are the treasures from any special day. Why not go all out and get the best photographer imaginable? Let me suggest John Barone as the record maker of your special day since he totally rocked on ours.

John was courteous and professional in every interaction we had with him from our initial conversation all the way til November 1st, the day of our event. Besides taking the most gorgeous photos I've ever seen he was a key organizer for us. He gently reminded us of our time table and expertly timed our formal shots so we maximized our time with our guests.

John is simply the best wedding photographer. Really John is the best anything photographer, just look at his portfolio. We would (and do) recommend him to everyone we know. My ancient computer crashed while I was writing his review. I didn't save what I was writing in this box. I wrote another review after waiting the 20 minutes it takes this dinosaur to restart and reboot. I didn't want to forget to pay him the praise he’s due!

Thanks John! You rock! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
John was one of the first vendors we met and we booked him the same night we met him. I remember he went upstairs to grab something from his office and at the same time my husband and I looked at each other and said 'he's the one'. It was such a refreshing first meeting where I felt like we really got to know each other in such a short time frame. He told us when we left that night that his goal was to be our easiest vendor to work with - he was that and SO much more!

When John showed up to the bridal suite he came right in and took charge. Which is exactly what any bride needs. I felt like he was part of the family he fit in so well and just made everything so easy. He has such awesome ideas that I didn't even have to think about anything or what type of pictures I wanted with my bridesmaids- I trusted him 100% and knew he would get amazing pictures.

He kept the mood so light throughout the entire day and made the day so much fun. I am laughing in so many of my pictures because John and his team made the day that enjoyable. There is no stress to be had when he is around :).

The black and white fashion set is an added bonus! Some of the BEST pictures have come out of that! As well as a bunch of great family photos that these guests can have forever.

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have looked at my pictures. Obsessed is an understatement. A girlfriend of mine summed it up perfectly "I can't handle your wedding pictures. Each one is better than the last".

John is a true gem and I cannot wait to book him for other events in the future. Thank you thank you - you are truly amazing at what you do!!

James and Kristen
10.25.14
John was one of the first vendors we met and we booked him the same night we met him. I remember he went upstairs to grab Read more...
John was one of the first vendors we met and we booked him the same night we met him. I remember he went upstairs to grab something from his office and at the same time my husband and I looked at each other and said 'he's the one'. It was such a refreshing first meeting where I felt like we really got to know each other in such a short time frame. He told us when we left that night that his goal was to be our easiest vendor to work with - he was that and SO much more!

When John showed up to the bridal suite he came right in and took charge. Which is exactly what any bride needs. I felt like he was part of the family he fit in so well and just made everything so easy. He has such awesome ideas that I didn't even have to think about anything or what type of pictures I wanted with my bridesmaids- I trusted him 100% and knew he would get amazing pictures.

He kept the mood so light throughout the entire day and made the day so much fun. I am laughing in so many of my pictures because John and his team made the day that enjoyable. There is no stress to be had when he is around :).

The black and white fashion set is an added bonus! Some of the BEST pictures have come out of that! As well as a bunch of great family photos that these guests can have forever.

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have looked at my pictures. Obsessed is an understatement. A girlfriend of mine summed it up perfectly "I can't handle your wedding pictures. Each one is better than the last".

John is a true gem and I cannot wait to book him for other events in the future. Thank you thank you - you are truly amazing at what you do!!

James and Kristen
10.25.14 Read less
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Kidian
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
John was referred through a friend who thought he was an absolutely amazing photographer, and she was completely right. Once my husband and I met John we knew he was the perfect choice. He is extremely professional, down to earth, and was the calm during the craziness of the wedding day. He was one of the best choices we made for our wedding and we cannot wait to see our pictures!!!He is also reasonably priced, which is just an extra plus :) You will not go wrong by hiring him as your photographer! I sing his praises to anyone I know that is getting married.
John was referred through a friend who thought he was an absolutely amazing photographer, and she was completely right. Read more...
John was referred through a friend who thought he was an absolutely amazing photographer, and she was completely right. Once my husband and I met John we knew he was the perfect choice. He is extremely professional, down to earth, and was the calm during the craziness of the wedding day. He was one of the best choices we made for our wedding and we cannot wait to see our pictures!!!He is also reasonably priced, which is just an extra plus :) You will not go wrong by hiring him as your photographer! I sing his praises to anyone I know that is getting married. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better photographer on our wedding day!! John made us feel so at ease and laughed the whole day. He had the most amazing ideas for pictures and was always up for any of my ideas.. He talked the owner of an amusement park to let us get on rides for free and hopped right on the ferris wheel and carousel with us to take pictures. By the end of the day John and his team felt like a part of our bridal party, just like we were hanging out with friends! I haven't seen our pictures yet but I know they will be truly amazing!
I couldn't have asked for a better photographer on our wedding day!! John made us feel so at ease and laughed the whole Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better photographer on our wedding day!! John made us feel so at ease and laughed the whole day. He had the most amazing ideas for pictures and was always up for any of my ideas.. He talked the owner of an amusement park to let us get on rides for free and hopped right on the ferris wheel and carousel with us to take pictures. By the end of the day John and his team felt like a part of our bridal party, just like we were hanging out with friends! I haven't seen our pictures yet but I know they will be truly amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John was very accommodating and great to work with throughout our wedding planning. He was awesome the day of our wedding, keeping us on schedule and making sure he got us memorable shots from that day. All of our guests loved John's version of a photo booth and we can't wait to see the pictures he captured that night. He is very creative and reasonably priced compared to other photographers we called. My husband and I would recommend him to anyone getting married!
John was very accommodating and great to work with throughout our wedding planning. He was awesome the day of our wedding, Read more...
John was very accommodating and great to work with throughout our wedding planning. He was awesome the day of our wedding, keeping us on schedule and making sure he got us memorable shots from that day. All of our guests loved John's version of a photo booth and we can't wait to see the pictures he captured that night. He is very creative and reasonably priced compared to other photographers we called. My husband and I would recommend him to anyone getting married! Read less
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Yaprak
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
John and his team are amazing. He was very responsive before, during and after the wedding. Not only is he truly a talented photographer (most of the images he showed us during the wedding didn't look like they needed any editing) he also helped me schedule the entire day. I felt very prepared for my wedding because of him. My groom and I chose not to see each other prior to the ceremony which truly is a challenge when you have a 5 hr long wedding but John was very flexible and calculated down to the minute to get ALL of the shots necessary and more. You're dealing with a professional here, if you have questions you can expect to pick up the phone and get a straight answer. If you have concerns, ask him, he's been through it before. One comment that stayed with me from the wedding party was that this was the first wedding where the photographer actually directed everyone and didn't just expect the bridal party to come up with all of the poses. We all appreciated John's direction, confidence and expertise. He gets booked SUPER fast so try to sweet talk him as early as you can. Overall, if you can book him, I recommend him. The B&W Fashion set is a needed bonus for any wedding. My family, friends and I had an amazing time!
John and his team are amazing. He was very responsive before, during and after the wedding. Not only is he truly a Read more...
John and his team are amazing. He was very responsive before, during and after the wedding. Not only is he truly a talented photographer (most of the images he showed us during the wedding didn't look like they needed any editing) he also helped me schedule the entire day. I felt very prepared for my wedding because of him. My groom and I chose not to see each other prior to the ceremony which truly is a challenge when you have a 5 hr long wedding but John was very flexible and calculated down to the minute to get ALL of the shots necessary and more. You're dealing with a professional here, if you have questions you can expect to pick up the phone and get a straight answer. If you have concerns, ask him, he's been through it before. One comment that stayed with me from the wedding party was that this was the first wedding where the photographer actually directed everyone and didn't just expect the bridal party to come up with all of the poses. We all appreciated John's direction, confidence and expertise. He gets booked SUPER fast so try to sweet talk him as early as you can. Overall, if you can book him, I recommend him. The B&W Fashion set is a needed bonus for any wedding. My family, friends and I had an amazing time! Read less
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George
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I did some basic online research and sent a few emails to Philly photographers. While they all replied with the standard text, John had a second follow-up asking us to set up a meeting to see if we are a good fit for each other while his one remaining slot was still available… I knew from this email he was different than the others.

We met at John’s house shortly after that. It was the first and only meeting we had with a photographer. John welcomed us into his home and got a sense of the kind of people are and allowed us to get to know him. During our meeting, he reviewed all of our options, explained the process in an easily understandable way, walked us through the basic contract terms and provided a few very helpful suggestions. About 2 weeks prior to our wedding, John reviewed our wedding day schedule and advised us how to make the timing of the day run smoothly. Not being very photogenic myself, I was very nervous about the photos. John and his staff were extremely relaxing and made us have FUN during the shoots. He was a critical part of our wedding experience and we are so grateful to have him and his team there. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and we will be sure to recommend John Barone to all of our friends. Thanks John!

George & Kristen
8-22-14
My wife and I did some basic online research and sent a few emails to Philly photographers. While they all replied with Read more...
My wife and I did some basic online research and sent a few emails to Philly photographers. While they all replied with the standard text, John had a second follow-up asking us to set up a meeting to see if we are a good fit for each other while his one remaining slot was still available… I knew from this email he was different than the others.

We met at John’s house shortly after that. It was the first and only meeting we had with a photographer. John welcomed us into his home and got a sense of the kind of people are and allowed us to get to know him. During our meeting, he reviewed all of our options, explained the process in an easily understandable way, walked us through the basic contract terms and provided a few very helpful suggestions. About 2 weeks prior to our wedding, John reviewed our wedding day schedule and advised us how to make the timing of the day run smoothly. Not being very photogenic myself, I was very nervous about the photos. John and his staff were extremely relaxing and made us have FUN during the shoots. He was a critical part of our wedding experience and we are so grateful to have him and his team there. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and we will be sure to recommend John Barone to all of our friends. Thanks John!

George & Kristen
8-22-14 Read less
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