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John St. Clair Photography is an experienced wedding photographer located in Manchester, Tennessee and serving all of Middle Tennessee. Skilled in a variety of styles, including natural light, contemporary, traditional, or vintage, John and his other talented shooters will capture every laugh, happy tear, and candid moment that happens on your big day. The professionalism, vast skill set, and quality of photos produced by John St. Clair Photography has satisfied well over 200 happy couples.

Services Offered
John St. Clair Photography offers three different packages: the Gold package, the Silver package, and the Platinum package. Every package has a variety of amenities including 400-600 edited high-quality images, an engagement shoot, and an album of all the photos. They’re willing to travel and can shoot at multiple locations. Other services include:

Bridal Session

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$750

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Digital Files
Save the Date

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,200

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

Add'l Hours
Custom Graphics
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Toning
Digital Files
Save the Date

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional
Vintage

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
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
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Elizabeth Sent on 11/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Quality with compassion

The highest quality photos taken with love and compassion. The memories are forever saved and I am so thankful! Beautiful photography with outstanding customer service.
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Cassandra Sent on 12/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing photos

John was so incredible! Not only was the quality of the pictures amazing, but the volume too! We got so many great photos from the wedding AND he also added an engagement photo session, so we got to see his work before the big day. He was so kind and helpful. His wife was assisting him with photos at my wedding and she even helped me carry my dress into the venue! Very affordable pricing too!
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Jennifer Sent on 11/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have gone better!

John was by far amazing on our wedding day. He helped with keeping everything on track and moving along to make sure we could enjoy our day all while getting the pictures we wanted!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

Amy & Nash
21 photos · 12/26/2021
Leigh & Terry
28 photos · 05/22/2021
Tae & Ken
66 photos · 07/20/2019
Cathy & Art
48 photos · 05/18/2019
Brittany & Michael
54 photos · 10/27/2018
Carmen & Adonias
30 photos · 08/25/2018

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John St.Clair
John St.Clair
Owner/Photographer

Hi! I'm John and I love taking photos of beautiful and interesting things. You can see from my photo that I've been around a while! I have learned a lot in my years of photography and I am still learning. I am still experimenting. And I am still looking for that perfect picture!

One of the things I love about weddings is meeting all the lovely people from all over the world. I have photographed couples in traditional Hindu, Ghanaian, and Nigerian wedding apparel and a vow renewal at a masquerade ball. I have learned about wedding customs (and duties of the photographer) of many different religions. I have photographed weddings in large cathedrals, country churches, wedding venues, backyards, hilltops, forrests, cliffsides, horse barns, beaches, lakesides, riversides, and once in a grotto! I especially love the differing dances in differing cultures. And, oh my, the food choices!

But in all this diversity, in all these cultures, the wedding is always about love, emotion, dedication, rememberance, and beauty. My philosophy is to do my best to fulfill the bride's vision - to make her dreamed pictures come to life in real photographs. I have lots of experience and I can make suggestions. You can even leave it all to my discretion. But achieving the bride's vision is my goal.

If you would like to know a little about me, I learned photography as a teenager from my older borther who was an Army photographer with the 101st Airborne. I shot my first wedding in 1969 while still in high school. In high school and later at MTSU, I worked as a news and sports photographer for the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal.

I graduated with a math degree from MTSU and became a math teacher for my day job. But I continued to work as a photographer as a second job. I worked as a photographer for the Tullahoma News as well. While a school teacher, I coached girl's basketball and also boy's soccer at Tullahoma High School.

I moved on to become a math professor at Motlow State Community College and then moved on to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the Executive Director of Training & Technical Services of the Regents Online Degree Program. Now I have an Ed.D. from Tennessee State University.

Eventually I moved on to be the Director of Distance Learning at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I finished my carrer in education as Director of Consulting at Desire2Learn, an international software company.

I have been to 44 of the 50 states, 5 Canadian provinces, many countries on Europe, and to the Middle East.

During all this time, I have continued to work as a photographer. For several years I worked as a free lance photographer contributing sports photographs to MaxPreps, the high school division of CBS Sports. I maintain a blog of bird photographs at johnsbirdblog.com.

And I want to shoot your wedding!

Savannah
Savannah
Second Shooter

Savannah often helps out as my second shooter. She is a graduate of the University of Tenessee at Chattanooga and she is my granddaughter.

She began to help as an assistant in high school. By college she had her own camera and I began to seriously teach her about photography. She is now quite accomplished.

As you might guess, a photographer takes many more shots than are delivered. We take multiples to make sure we have a good one with everyone's eyes open. We take lots of casuals, some of which are great and some not so much.

Savannah's keeper rate (the percent of delivered photos) is actually better than mine. In recent weddings, she has been shooting at about a 45% keeper rate. Almost half of her shots are keepers!

She is particularly good with details, decor, and with the bride and other ladies.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Weddings & Events by Raina Weddings & Events by Raina Wedding Planners

As a wedding and event planner I love to work with John St. Clair Photography. John and his team are the epitome of professionalism immediately putting clients at ease so they can simply enjoy their event as he stealthily captures their precious memories. John St. Clair Photography offers many affordable packages ensuring that everyone can immoralize their most important moments whether it be digitally, in print or even on video. His skill and artistic eye go above and beyond to really transport you back to that special day as you look back over your photographs and video. I very highly recommend him and always try to work with him on all of my events!

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John St.Clair Photography frequently asked questions

John St.Clair Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Save the Date
John St.Clair Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • Add'l Hours
  • Custom Graphics
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Digital Files
  • Save the Date
John St.Clair Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
  • Vintage
John St.Clair Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
John St.Clair Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
John St.Clair Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
John St.Clair Photography currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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