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John Decker Weddings - John The Photographer

Sonoma , CA
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2939 27th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 US (map)

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At John Decker Weddings, we create wedding photography that is as unique as you are. We invite you to have a look around and imagine yourself in our photos then get in touch with us to... Read more
At John Decker Weddings, we create wedding photography that is as unique as you are. We invite you to have a look around and imagine yourself in our photos then get in touch with us to find out more about how we can preserve the memories of your wedding day forever.

Give us a call at 916-616-0110 or send us an email at john@johnthephotographer.com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We offer all images in both black & white and color at no additional cost.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
All lighting situations. As a photojournalist I have been trained to work effectively in all types of lighting situations.
Is your media preference film or digital?
John works with state of the art digital cameras and lenses.
How many photographers do you work with?
John is the primary photographer on ALL weddings that we book. Additional photographers are an option and I have several photojournalists that we work with as second photographers.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, John will be your photographer.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No more than one wedding a day. On some occasions we have more than one in a weekend when there are Friday or Sunday wedding booked when we have a Saturday wedding.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
In the very unlikely event that John will not be able to make your wedding (illness or injury), John will make sure that there is a competent photographer to record those special images on your special day.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
John brings 4-5 digital camera bodies to the wedding. He generally shoots with three cameras (All Canon 5d). He also has lighting equipment as well as a range of top of the line Canon L series lenses (these are Canon's best).
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Several extra cameras and lenses. There is plenty of back-up equipment, so equipment failure is never an issue.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, overtime shooting is available for $300/hour per photographer.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Not many. I am constantly working.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, after a certain distance. Depends on the package you order.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2-3weeks - rush services are available.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Limited number of prints as well as images on website.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever (online galleries are active for 3months to a year following the wedding (depends on package).
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Some copyrights. The bridal party is granted rights for personal non-commercial use of images. ie: you may get prints made at the photo finisher of your choice. I will not charge you extra for prints, nor do you have to buy prints from me.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Books.
When will the client get the final album?
Depends on size and complexity - proofing etc.

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Amber
Wedding:
11/8/2013
4.8/5.0
We were extremely pleased with the photos that John took! Our package was a great deal as well, albeit a tad on the expensive side. The second photographer was not as good as John. It's easy to decipher who took which photos. Highly recommend John, not so much on the second shooter.
We were extremely pleased with the photos that John took! Our package was a great deal as well, albeit a tad on the Read more...
We were extremely pleased with the photos that John took! Our package was a great deal as well, albeit a tad on the expensive side. The second photographer was not as good as John. It's easy to decipher who took which photos. Highly recommend John, not so much on the second shooter. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
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!
My (now) husband and I were so fortunate to have John as our wedding photographer this past September. I originally fell Read more...
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! Read less
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Ches
Wedding:
8/31/2012
4.7/5.0
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 the bride (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.
We did our ceremony on the beautiful hills of a Sonoma Winery. The way the winery coordinated it, there was limited time Read more...
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 the bride (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. Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
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!
John was such a great person to work with! We initially reached out to him because we has seen photos he had taken at Read more...
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! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Nothing short of brilliant, John provided a perfect combination of creativity, passion, skill, and professionalism for our wedding. A true artist, John captured all of our most important moments with a deft touch. John was able to improvise and be flexible with the evolution of our day. He's a great communicator, and we would recommend him to the highest degree. Thanks, again, John.
Nothing short of brilliant, John provided a perfect combination of creativity, passion, skill, and professionalism for our Read more...
Nothing short of brilliant, John provided a perfect combination of creativity, passion, skill, and professionalism for our wedding. A true artist, John captured all of our most important moments with a deft touch. John was able to improvise and be flexible with the evolution of our day. He's a great communicator, and we would recommend him to the highest degree. Thanks, again, John. Read less
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stellabakman
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
John did a wonderful job as your wedding photographer. He was very professional, hardworking, and had a great eye for creative and beautiful shots. We couldn't be happier with the final product - he delivered gorgeous, amazing photos that captured our entire wedding day. He's also got a great personality and he's easy to work with. The day of our wedding, the photo taking was very easy and smooth, and he gave good direction. Our photos were delivered on time and according to contract and his prices were very reasonable. We interviewed 8 photographers and John outshined them all and we're so happy we chose him! Hire him and you won't be dissapointed.
John did a wonderful job as your wedding photographer. He was very professional, hardworking, and had a great eye for Read more...
John did a wonderful job as your wedding photographer. He was very professional, hardworking, and had a great eye for creative and beautiful shots. We couldn't be happier with the final product - he delivered gorgeous, amazing photos that captured our entire wedding day. He's also got a great personality and he's easy to work with. The day of our wedding, the photo taking was very easy and smooth, and he gave good direction. Our photos were delivered on time and according to contract and his prices were very reasonable. We interviewed 8 photographers and John outshined them all and we're so happy we chose him! Hire him and you won't be dissapointed. Read less
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Darrel
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
John Decker's 's a friend and former coworker, and we were elated when he agreed to be the photographer for our April 2011 wedding. He’s worked as a photojournalist, most recently with the Sacramento Bee, was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s official photographer, and now is out on his own. We had a preference for a documentary-style photographer for our wedding, and that’s exactly what we got. But he also pushed us into a couple of more artsy photos. We trusted him, and he was right. Our photos are fabulous. We couldn't have asked for a more responsible, responsive or amazing photographer. As with our other vendors, he wasn't the cheapest, but he provided great value for his skills and photos.
John Decker's 's a friend and former coworker, and we were elated when he agreed to be the photographer for our April 2011 Read more...
John Decker's 's a friend and former coworker, and we were elated when he agreed to be the photographer for our April 2011 wedding. He’s worked as a photojournalist, most recently with the Sacramento Bee, was Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s official photographer, and now is out on his own. We had a preference for a documentary-style photographer for our wedding, and that’s exactly what we got. But he also pushed us into a couple of more artsy photos. We trusted him, and he was right. Our photos are fabulous. We couldn't have asked for a more responsible, responsive or amazing photographer. As with our other vendors, he wasn't the cheapest, but he provided great value for his skills and photos. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
John is an extremely talented photographer. He listened to what we wanted and worked very hard to capture every aspect of our wedding. He has a photojournalistic style that is truly timeless and beautiful. If you are lucky enough to have John photograph your wedding, you should be able to look back 30 years from now and love your photos just as much as you did the moment you saw them. I would recommend him to any couple.
John is an extremely talented photographer. He listened to what we wanted and worked very hard to capture every aspect of Read more...
John is an extremely talented photographer. He listened to what we wanted and worked very hard to capture every aspect of our wedding. He has a photojournalistic style that is truly timeless and beautiful. If you are lucky enough to have John photograph your wedding, you should be able to look back 30 years from now and love your photos just as much as you did the moment you saw them. I would recommend him to any couple. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
John is an extremely talented photographer. He listened to exactly what we wanted and worked very hard to capture every aspect of our wedding. He has a photojournalistic style that is truly timeless and beautiful. If you are lucky enough to have John photograph your wedding you will be able to look back 30 years from now and love your photos just as much as you did the moment you saw them. I would recommend him to any couple.
John is an extremely talented photographer. He listened to exactly what we wanted and worked very hard to capture every Read more...
John is an extremely talented photographer. He listened to exactly what we wanted and worked very hard to capture every aspect of our wedding. He has a photojournalistic style that is truly timeless and beautiful. If you are lucky enough to have John photograph your wedding you will be able to look back 30 years from now and love your photos just as much as you did the moment you saw them. I would recommend him to any couple. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
John did an excellent job shooting our engagement, save the date, rehersal, and wedding photos. He's a true professional and we really enjoyed working with him. His photo-journalism background really comes out in our pictures. I highly recommend him.
John did an excellent job shooting our engagement, save the date, rehersal, and wedding photos. He's a true professional Read more...
John did an excellent job shooting our engagement, save the date, rehersal, and wedding photos. He's a true professional and we really enjoyed working with him. His photo-journalism background really comes out in our pictures. I highly recommend him. Read less
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