John O'Boyle Photography

Westfield , NJ


Westfield, NJ US 07090 (map)




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As a wedding photographer and a photojournalist I have been documenting the lives of people in New Jersey and beyond for over 20 years.

In addition to my love of photographing... Read more
As a wedding photographer and a photojournalist I have been documenting the lives of people in New Jersey and beyond for over 20 years.

In addition to my love of photographing weddings I have covered many major events as well the special moments that make up everyday life. Among the major events I have covered are the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the US Open, Presidential inaugurations and Papal visits.

Luckily my efforts have been recognized by both brides and my peers. I have won many national awards, one of my photos even hung on the walls of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
I have appeared as a television guest on New Jersey Network and was interviewed by Brian Williams for NBC News.

While the awards are great it is really the ability to meet new people and capture the special moments of their wedding day that keeps me coming back for more. Read less




What primary photographic style do you identify with?
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Is your media preference film or digital?
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I want to tell the complete story of your wedding day so I never schedule two weddings on the same day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I use the highest quality professional Canon digital equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I want to tell a complete story so I'm yours for the day.
Do you charge for travel?
not if within 100 miles
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Since I have a photojournalism background I'm used to delivering photos quickly. I want you to enjoy your photos as soon as possible. Your proof book should be ready in 2 weeks. You can get a sneak peek with a dozen or so photos posted on my blog within days of the wedding.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
proof book and online gallery
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes but you receive a disc of high resolution photos that you can print.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes, I'm proud of the photos I take and love to show them off.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer gorgeous custom designed flush-mount albums


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John O’Boyle is not only an amazingly talented photographer; he is also a really great guy who genuinely cares about his clients. John captured our day beautifully, when we look at our pictures it’s as if we are reliving the day all over. We provided John with a list of must have pictures (some of which I even forgot I had asked him to capture), which he did an excellent job of capturing. They day goes by so quickly and you are often times pulled in different directions. John was able to take the pictures that we asked him to without disrupting the flow of the day.
Due to his professionalism and expertise, the picture taking aspect of the day was organized and enjoyable. When my husband suggested that we take a walk through the woods to capture some pictures of the two of us, John was all for it, sometimes putting himself in danger of falling into the stream. John will do what it takes to capture the best picture in the best lighting. He was a pleasure to work with.

There are no words that can vividly and accurately give accolades to John, his work speaks for itself in the beauty of his images. My favorite pictures from our wedding day are not the ones that I asked him to capture, they are the ones that his artistic eye captured and are forever memories hanging on our walls. Thank you, John, for working so hard to capture our day so beautifully.
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John is absolutely amazing! Words can't explain how happy I was with him. He is so attentive, professional and downright talented. He was a pleasure to work the months before the wedding - always checking in on us and seeing how planning was going. Our engagement pictures were perfect and put us at ease and used to being photographed. On the day of our wedding, John came early and worked nonstop for 10+ hours. He did not stop! I had a very big bridal party including a toddler, on top of uncooperative weather (pouring rain ALL day). John and his partner dealt with many elements during my wedding and they flawlessly captured the entire day.... including a beautiful picture of the rain that I couldn't have ever dreamed of (definitely made the rainy wedding day worth it!). He gave us a sneak peak the morning AFTER the wedding and the full set of our pictures within 1.5 weeks. Looking at the pictures allowed me to relive the night of the wedding and see so many things I missed while living it.. I absolutely love my wedding photos! Thank you JOHN!
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John did an incredible job with photography for our wedding. He was responsive and professional from the first time we spoke and met. I always heard back from John within 24 hours of contacting him. The day of the wedding John did an outstanding job of capturing spontaneous moments, as well as posed shots. He has a true gift for photography and it is apparent he is a real professional in this area. When I requested John capture certain pictures or moments he did so without hesitation. During the ceremony and the reception he knew how to blend in with the moment without "getting in the way". He also worked very well with my videographer. John's turnover time of picture editing was incredible. Within less than two weeks of the wedding I had the USB with ALL of our pictures. Within three weeks he had assisted with choosing pictures and a layout for the album and in less than one months time the entire album was laid out and sent to be bound. John also had the sneak peak blog up with pictures the very next day which was a great snapshot of the day that could be easily shared with family and friends. Many of my guests and bridal party commented on the outstanding quality of John's work and his outgoing personality and professionalism. I am would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!
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If you live in the tri-state area and are in search of a wedding photographer that stands out way above the rest, you can stop searching with John O'Boyle. John is an incredibly talented photographer who impressed everyone involved in our wedding with his professionalism and extremely high energy. We knew our wedding would be packed with memorable moments, and John did not miss a single one. His photojournalistic style helped us to relive all of the emotions of the event -- and so many of the reactions that we otherwise may have missed from our guests. John took beautiful portraits and helped to organize our large families in a short amount of time. Later, he got into the thick of the party to capture so many worthwhile action shots. Even more amazingly, John knew that we were departing on our honeymoon just one day after our wedding and he wanted to ensure that we could see a preview blog post of a few photos before we left -- he had the post up first thing in the morning and made sure it got to us before we took off. Just two weeks later, we have all of our photos and people can't stop talking about them. We are getting compliments over and over on the quality of our wedding photos and we couldn't be happier. There is nothing more we could have asked for in a photographer. John is the absolute best there is in his field!
Services Used: Photography
John was great to work with, always completely professional, responsive, and on time. He knew we didn't want to spend too much time doing posed photos so he was very good at getting everyone together to get the shots. I only wish there were a few shots of my bridal party and I while we were getting ready and my husband and his groomsmen while they were getting ready (since John was there at the hotel with us), but looking back that is something that I probably should have specified to him instead of assuming he knew. We did get some great shots outside in the snow, and John made sure we got out there just in time before the sun went down and we missed the light. John gave us some fun "sneak peek" shots the day after the wedding which was great, and we received the rest of our photos within just a few weeks. Overall, a very good experience.
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When wedding planning, we looked at different photographer websites. I selected my top three and then separately, my fiance (at the time!) selected his top three photographers. Without knowing who each other chose, we sat down together and discovered we BOTH chose John as our first choice. The main difference between John and the other photographers is that John has the natural talent to be able to capture candid moments between the bride/groom, family and wedding guests. My finace and I thought, posed pictures are great, but not every photographer can capture those moments that really do say a million words just by looking at the picture. We met with John, felt comfortable with him and agreed to ask John to be apart of our wedding.
We eventually arranged an engagement photo shoot. We thought we were safe from blizzard-like conditions in October, but we were wrong and had to reschedule. John was flexible in arranging to meet a different weekend with no problems (we were able to choose the locations!). We were more than pleased with our photos and used them for our save-the-dates.
Before we knew it, our wedding day arrived! John was once again punctual and captured the most BEAUTIFUL pictures that reflected us. We had several in our bridal party that we involved in other weddings this year, all of whom came up to my husband or I on our wedding day to compliment John's professionalism and how he "didn't get in the way" throughout the day or cause a distraction. We had a "sneak peak" the 1-2 days following the wedding and had our "brag book" of pictures to bring to work once we got back from our honeymoon. Our DVD of pictures and album followed shortly.
John always responded to us in a timely manner to any questions, concerns or suggestions we had. Needless to say, I highly recommend John O'Boyle to anyone I meet!
Services Used: Photography
John is an amazing photographer and he is very passionate about his work without coming of snobby or arrogant. We were 50 MINUTES behind schedule to take photos for our wedding (the bridal party was dragging their feet with makeup). My wife and I told him we still wanted to drive around town (we got married in Asbury Park, NJ) despite being behind schedule and still needing family photos. John said, "alright let's do it," we jumped in a guest's van parked outside the hotel and took off for the boardwalk. We took photos at 4 different locations and john just kept moving everyone along. We finished our photos and made up the 50 minutes with time to spare.

My family was also totally impressed with his level of professionalism. My uncle likes to get in the way at weddings with his fancy camera and previous photographers have gotten very annoyed. When my uncle warned John to let him know if he was in the way, John responded with a big smile "you let me know if I am in your way!" John took great photos and none of them feature Uncle Mike with his camera!

I would recommend John to anyone looking for a great photographer that is affordable and artistic without the drama. John captured moments of our wedding that tell a great story, and many times we didn't even see he was there! Thanks John!!

Some photos from our wedding: http://www.johnoboyle.com/blog/2012/06/03/avery-thomas-asbury-park-berkeley-hotel-wedding-photos/?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150961347683497_22404636_10150961833593497
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We always knew that we didn't want traditional looking pictures at our wedding, so we decided to try photojournalism. We found John through the WPJA website and once we met him we were sure he was the right person to photograph our wedding.
John has the right personality, not pushy and always in a good mood; he was always prompt and got back to us quickly whenever we had questions. I was so excited that I had him take portrait photos of my husband as a birthday gift and they came out amazing.
The day of the wedding John was extremely professional and flexible, and best of all, he took absolutely gorgeous photos. The best part is that days after we came back from our honeymoon we received our brag book and the digital copies of all our pictures. Most people have to wait months to see their wedding photos, but John is used to working under pressure and sticking to a deadline, so he was able deliver quality work in a short amount of time.
I would wholeheartedly recommend John as a wedding and portrait photographer. He clearly loves his job and it shows in the photos he takes.
Services Used: Photography
We were looking for a photojournalistic style for our wedding photos, so we included working photojournalists in our search. John came recommended by another photojournalist whose work we admired; they both shoot extensively for newspapers in New Jersey. John turned out to be a darn-near perfect match; he immediately clicked with both of us and understood what we were looking for. His pricing is straightforward, as well; he doesn't try to sell you any extras you don't need, he's available to you all day, and he gives you all rights to your photos. He was friendly and easygoing, and during the day of the wedding, put everyone at ease during the few formal family portraits we asked him to do. He also put a nervous bride and groom at ease as he took pictures of us pre-ceremony. During the ceremony and reception, he took some fantastic shots without being intrusive or prompted. The resulting shots exceeded even the high expectations we had for what we wanted. We'd recommend John in a heartbeat, whether you wanted him to shoot your wedding or engagement pictures.
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