We hired John from Schnack Studios about a week before our wedding because our original photographer backed out. Naturally that's enough to make any person freak out, but we felt that we liked John's style more than other photographers we met with that were available. We never met with John, just relied on email and his website and crossed fingers! Since we were flying by the seat of our pants, I didn't get a chance to identify key people and ensure they were in pictures.
On the wedding day, John was prompt and attentive, but unobtrusive. My husband and I really wanted a photojournalistic style with few posed portraits. During the time we took our family portraits, John was so patient and funny in dealing with the kids in the bridal party (and the whole party in general) in the uber hot mid-day July sun in Pasadena. At the end of the day (and between the day and when we got our pictures), I wondered if we had enough picture varieties. When we got our pictures back, my husband and I were both floored. They are GORGEOUS!!! I also noticed John took note of important people or asked my coordinator because there are some great pictures in there that I would have wanted and forgot to ask for (my grandmother, picture of both of our mothers, etc).
I think John is a great photographer and also is an outstanding deal for the quality of pictures he provides. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fabulous photographer with a great eye.
Rose DeSimone Bridal
They did an Incredible job photographing one of my Bride's wedding. The shots were amazing!