about me

Well, hello there!

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I’m John Cruz!

Thank you for considering me to be your photographer for your special day.

I love photography — I always have for as long as I remember! When I was around 10 years old, my dad bought our first film SLR. It came with this instructional video that explained all the bells and whistles that the camera had. I remember watching that video over and over trying to figure out all that I could do with it.

Then I discovered the darkroom and the thrill of seeing the image that I foresaw in my mind come alive in a form that I could see and touch. It’s been many thousands of photos since then. Some good, some not so good, but all of them have helped me grow and develop my style as a photographer.

 Photographic Style

I am a documentary style photographer, a style that transforms the role of the photographer from an event recorder to a storyteller. It takes all the elements of a photojournalistic style, candidly capturing people’s emotions, stories, and beauty and, at times, lightly direct the event to enhance the story without changing it.

Well, now that you know a little bit more about me, why don’t you contact me? I’d love to get to know you and your plans for your big day!


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