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On WeddingWire since 2011

Love is the most sacred bond we experience. I absolutely love to photograph weddings and consider it an honor as well as a great responsibility. I can think of no other service that day, which is more lasting or holds greater responsibility. I provide all the photos from the wedding - not just a few hundred that I choose. All will be high resollution without a watermark. For 2024 only, I am also including unedited video for no extra charge as it is a new service I am looking to provide in the future.

It's not just about capturing but also creating! You want to feel confident in your photographer's ability to capture this once in a lifetime event in a way that makes you also feel comfortable and authentic. I have been photographing weddings for over 15 years. My approach to photography is very photo-journalistic - I like to capture the day as it unfolds rather than try to orchestrate every moment since it ends up feeling fake or staged. With that said, when it comes to the formals (pictures of the couple, wedding party, family) I will help pose and choose locations to create those iconic images.

I have always been creative. I was a sculptor and my work was in galleries when I lived out west (California, Oregon, New Mexico and Arizona). My work has been published both nationally and internationally.

Some clients I have worked with include; Syracuse University Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim, Mayor Ben Walsh, President of The United States, MacKenzie-Childs, Burger King, Carrols Restaurant Group, Ed Pagano (Chief of Staff for Senator Patrick Leahy), Bauer Hockey, NHL, ProLiteracy, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Labatt’s Brewing Company, Lambda Legal Defense, Aspen Dental, and New York Times Best Selling Author Tamora Pierce – among many others.

The best way to see and understand me and my style is to meet in person and view several weddings. If you like my style, please don't hesitate to reach out to me!

https://johncarnessali.com

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$500

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Custom Graphics
Engagement Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Trash The Dress
Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Negatives
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,800

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Custom Graphics
Engagement Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Trash The Dress
Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional
Vintage

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Negatives
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Reviews of John Carnessali Photography

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Rick L. Sent on 11/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredibly Lovely!

John was so so nice! He really wanted to understand our love story and what makes us - us!
He was flexible and I can tell that he does this because he loves it. He spent the time and effort to make sure we took all the photos we wanted!! He went above and beyond!
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Michael M. Sent on 08/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Photographer in the 315!

We found John’s website through acquaintances of ours, and we could not be happier that we did!

We hired John to complete both our engagement shoot, as well as our entire wedding ceremony and reception. He was very personable and available to us throughout the entire process. We met with him once in his studio to go over location and setting for our engagement shoot, as well as different shots and angles we would like done for both our engagement and wedding photographs.

He provided us with a brilliant and beautiful place to do our engagement shoot (Franklin Square), and took the time to go there himself the day before to scout out different angles to photograph from. He also took the same time and care to go to our wedding location, and determine which ELA read had the best surroundings and sunlight for his pictures.

For both our engagement shoot and the wedding photographs, John was very timely in his work and got back to us with proofs very quickly. In fact, he got us a sneak peek of both days after the event. Furthermore, John got all of our wedding photographs back to us in ONE WEEK’S TIME! Unheard of!

Not only was John quick to return the photographs, the touch-ups and quality of the pictures was far and away better than we could have ever hoped for. He and his assistant Tammy worked so hard on our wedding day to make sure all of our requested shots were completed, that all pictures of our family members were taken, and finally, that every couple and family there had their photos taken.

We would recommend John to anyone looking to have work completed. We will be returning to him for all future photograph requests!
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Kira K. Sent on 08/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome wedding photographer

John was great to work with! He really brought our vision to life and captured wonderful memories that we will forever cherish!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

John & Luiza
131 photos · 06/18/2022
Amanda & Kyle
57 photos · 06/20/2020

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Wolf Oak Acres Wolf Oak Acres Barn & Farm Weddings

John Carnessali has now been to wolf oak acres for a few different weddings. I can certainly say his artistic eye and attention to detail is outstanding! We have had great reviews from our couples about the service they received- and after seeing the end results - I can say that the pictures were breathtaking! Great service and amazing pictures - what every couple is looking for!

Pamela Beth Weddings Consulting Pamela Beth Weddings Consulting Wedding Planners

I love Johns eye! His work is so unique, not same-old same-old! Talented!

mayer video mayer video Wedding Videographers

Its always a pleasure to work with John, highly recommended!

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