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John Michael Photography

Sometimes, even though your photographer isn’t in the photo, there can be all of this evidence of them in the making of it – stiff fingers and frozen grins – and it pulls you out of the pictured moment and into the process of making the image.

When I make pictures, my goal is always to take myself out of the equation. I want to draw you into the moment instead of pulling you out. I love a gap-toothed, oversized grin or a strand of hair blowing in the wind. I love all the parts of you that beg not to be contained.

That’s why these photos bring me so much joy. As we played in the orchard, and I walked amongst beautiful trees, and chased kiddos around, I became a witness to their silliness and creativity and energy and vibrance.

And for the 1000th time while taking pictures, I fell completely in love with this family, this orchard, and this wild and wonderful life.

I'm John, a Los Angeles based wedding, business, lifestyle, and travel photographer. I'm crazy about what I do and love being creative on the daily. Whether I'm a third wheel on your wedding day, creating images for your new business, or just swapping travel stories, I'm doing it with passion and pouring my heart into our time together. I'm in my happy place when working with people who have a lust for life and don't take themselves too seriously. Let's do more than just take photos, let's create an experience and have some fun with it!

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