John Arcara Photography is a couture and family-owned wedding photographer and videographer based in Red Bank, New Jersey. Experienced wedding photographer John Arcara keeps the process energized and exciting, not forced and uncomfortable. Several of their playful, contemporary and photojournalistic images have been featured in various bridal magazines, such as The Knot.
John Arcara attended the International Center of Photography in New York City, studying fashion photography and photojournalism. He assisted some of the world's most famous fashion photographers, including Patrick Demarchalier.
You take center stage with John Arcara Photography, and their team will do everything in their power to make you feel luxurious and pampered. Wedding services offered include the following:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Stefanie & Kurt · Married on 09/06/2014
UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING & FANTASTIC in every single way! When searching for my vendors I kept a lot of wedding advice in mind. One VERY IMPORTANT piece of advice I was given that I would give to EVERYONE is...when all the planning is done & the best party of your life is over, all you will have left is your memories & your photos/video. This is in my opinion one of the MOST IMPORTANT PARTS in all the planning. I heard about John Arcara Photography from a friend & could not wait to meet with them. Before I went I looked at their work & sure to say WOW. I sat down with John & knew this is it!!! There was no other photographers I wanted to work with. I looked at other wedding albums in their studio & felt like I was at those weddings! I watched a few vimeo clips & thought WOW! They captured every moment & all the little details. John is so knowledgable, passionate, & talented. John, Lovina, & each and every person on their team are PHENOMENAL beyond words. They are the nicest, most down to earth people! They made me & my now husband feel so comfortable. There was no worry what so ever. They are always readily available for their couples, & willing to help in anyway they can. You don't just get photographers & videographers you get friends! Everything we wanted we received & much much more! We also chose them as our videographers. OF COURSE, the crew was WONDERFUL! On our big day we felt like celebrities. When we look at our photos or watch our video we relive that day all over again. Mission accomplished!!!!! We get extremely emotional EVERY single time. What they captured took our breathe away! The photography we received are more then just pictures to us, they are works of art, ours,that John & his team helped us to create. They create true magic through the lens of their cameras. We can't express in words how thankful we are for the incredible job John & his team did but in this review we tried! If you want the ABSOLUTE BEST CHOOSE JOHN ARCARA!-Stef & Kurt 9/6/14
Christina · Married on 10/14/2017
What a blessing it was to have John and his team capturing our engagement/wedding. He made the process so easy, comfortable and fun. He has the best energy that is contagious and so helpful. He made me feel so special. He knew all the right places for pictures, also open to anything I suggested too. I had a big bridal party w/different personalities and he handled all of us swiftly and effortlessly. During the reception you barely even knew his team was around, allowing us to be natural and enjoy our night, which are the best shots. He really gets in there, I laugh because in one video he is in, John reminded me of a gun slinger, cameras hanging all over him and using one camera, dropping it and with lightening speed grabbing another. Our SDE was so beautiful, along with all of the photos from the day/night showing on the screens during the reception. John knows what he is doing and is so passionate that he inspires you!! BEST decision I made having him manage one of the most important parts of the wedding.
Arielle · Married on 11/12/2016
John is seriously the best!! We initially had a different photographer, but didn't click with the first person, so we found John through our venue and I am SO happy we did! My husband and I instantly clicked with John; his creative nature and outgoing personality makes him so easy to get along with. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day, he always had different poses and direction for us, all the while making us laugh and smile. He was always available to us, and even took the time to speak to my mom about a few questions she had - but I always knew I could text or email him and he would get back to me ASAP. We also had our wedding video done by John's company, and it turned out amazing! Both the short and long videos are perfect; and when I had a small request to add in a couple of extra moments to our long video, John made it happen. Overall I would (and will) highly recommend John Arcara Photography to anyone and everyone!! Thank you so much for capturing our perfect day John!!
I've known and worked with John and Lovina for more than 10 years. They are one of the best in the industry, very professional and always such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their photography and videography services!
John Arcara Photography is an amazing vendor. His work is breathtaking and our couples have had nothing but wonderful things to say about working with him. He knows our venue and the surrounding area and uses that knowledge to capture one of a kind images.