SimplyTwo Photography

15225 Palisades Village Lane, Santa Monica, CA 90272 Map · Phone number
Hired? Save
  • Photos 48
  • About
  • Reviews 175
  • FAQs
  • Network

About SimplyTwo Photography

...a wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Southern California, John loves loves loves his brides and grooms! Regularly gracing the pages of wedding magazines and fireplace mantles, John's art is deeply inspired by the influence of modern art, fashion, and photojournalism.

Brides often describe his highly refined style of wedding photography edgy, chic, and brilliantly narrative.There's so much more to wedding photography than gear, lighting, and technical hoo-ha. It's about timelessness. It's about story telling. And it's definitely about bending over backward just to get that o.m.g. shot.

You see, that's where John's experience, love for people, and intuitive desire for awesomeness come into play. Not only does John play the role of a "ninja in a tree" to capture the candid and unrehearsed moments but he also loves it when he gets to step up to compose the imagery that brought you here in the first place.

John's best advice to brides: Keep a pair of flip-flops near you all day. Your feet will thank you!

John is available for both local and destination adventures and travels to photograph his clients.

Follow SimplyTwo Photography on

Other couples have also viewed:

  • Aircam
  • Kate Voda Photography
  • Chris Schmitt Photography
0047s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
946d1dc736bc3972 1469519104791 0001s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0001s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0002s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0004s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0003s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0010s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0008s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0007s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0005s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0006s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0009s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0011s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0012s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0013s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0014s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0015s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0016s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0017s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0018s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0019s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0020s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0021s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0022s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0023s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0024s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0025s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0026s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0027s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0028s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0029s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0030s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0031s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0032s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0033s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0034s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0035s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0036s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0037s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0038s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0039s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0040s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0041s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0042s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0043s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0044s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0045s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0046s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0047s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
946d1dc736bc3972 1469519104791 0001s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography
0001s2photography
SimplyTwo Photography

Interested in this vendor?

Request pricing

175 Reviews for SimplyTwo Photography

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

14 User photos

Sort by:
  • Deborah

    Deborah Wu · Married on 12/10/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fun and magical

    This review is long overdue. My husband and I got married last October at South Coast Botanic Garden, and John helped us take some amazing pictures of our wedding. We also had him take our engagement pictures for us. My husband and I are not particularly comfortable in front of a camera, but throughout both the engagement shoot and the wedding, John made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. Dare I say we even had fun! He was accommodating and always timely in his responses. He even got our pictures ready for us earlier than anticipated. We're very happy to have worked with John!

    Sent on 05/24/2020
  • J

    Jennifer · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great Photographer, Amazing Wedding Pics

    Working with John, from start to finish for our wedding, was a great experience. He is very easy to contact and responds very quickly! John has great passion and an amazing eye to capture the beauty of our wedding. He was so fun to have around, and really helped to make sure we got all the meaningful and fun pictures to remember our big day. John is easy to work with, very professional, super talented, and we would highly recommend him!

    Sent on 10/13/2019
  • L

    Lauren Cheng · Married on 04/14/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A 5 star legend of a photographer

    John from SimplyTwo Photography is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! Seriously the best photographer out there. Hiring him for your wedding is the best decision you can make. For us, getting a good photographer was the most important thing in terms of vendors, and we are SO glad we went with John. He has a natural ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and is so good at directing you on how to pose. We absolutely loved our engagement shoot with him, where we were able to go to many different locations and wear multiple outfits, and really just get as many awesome photos as possible. The photos turned out amazing of course, and were just a small teaser of what was to come for the wedding. For our wedding, John far exceeded our expectations. He has an eye for knowing what type of scenery and lighting will look good in photos, and he was able to pick out the best places for us to do our first look and bridal party photos. We also did dusk and night time pictures during our wedding and they turned out so incredible. John knows all the tricks of how to make photos turn out amazing thanks to his many years of experience and hundreds and hundreds of weddings he has done. He is seriously a magician of a photographer. He was very accommodating to our schedule and requests, while at the same time giving his professional advice on what would look good in photos. Not to mention he is incredibly fun to hang out with and has a fun, witty sense of humor that we and our bridal party loved. Do yourself a favor and go with SimplyTwo Photography!!! I promise it is the best decision you can make for your wedding!!!

    Sent on 04/20/2019

Awards

175
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

SimplyTwo Photography FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?
    $ 4500.00
  • 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
    Slideshow
    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?
    $ 10800.00
  • 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
    Slideshow
    Toning
    Trash The Dress
    Albums
    Canvas
    Digital Files
    Flush Mount
    Matted Prints
    Negatives
    Prints
    Proofs
    Save the Date
    Thank You Cards
  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Contemporary
    Natural
    Photojournalism
  • What photography services do you offer?
    Additional Hours
    Custom Graphics
    Destination / Travel
    Engagement Shoot
    Hand-Coloring
    High-Res Images
    Liability Insurance
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Second Shooter
    Slideshow
    Toning
    Trash The Dress
    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

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • ECHOUMAKEUP MAKEUP & HAIR STUDIO {AIRBRUSH / HAIR EXTENSION} Wedding Hair & Makeup

    John, Simple Two we had a lot of same customers who love his style and personality. I love to work with John too, he is easy work with and all my brides were very happy with their pictures.

  • Ryan Geldermann Cinematography Wedding Videographers

    the man is a genius. 'nuff said.

  • Mad Mochi Photo Booth Photo Booths

    John Yao from SimplyTwo Photography is simply awesome. He was the photographer at my sister and now brother in law's wedding and not only did he put in time and effort to do a great job on the engagement shoot and wedding, but he went above and beyond. We had a photo booth at the wedding and had some technical issues with the flash. He was kind enough to let us borrow his extra flash unit. John is super friendly and knows how to please not only the wedding party, but the guests as well. Can't wait to see more of his work!

Map

  • 15225 Palisades Village Lane Santa Monica, CA, 90272 See on map
    (Phone number)
    Location of (SimplyTwo Photography)