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Introduction: Hi, I'm John, a local photographer with 30 years of experience behind the lens. I believe that everyone deserves to have a professional take photographs of their events and celebrations. I always attempt to work with my clients to find a budget that is comfortable for them. I shoot engagements, weddings, anniversaries, reunions, baptisms, quinceañeras, bat mitzvahs, family and pet portraits, sports, property, grand openings and everyday event photography. I shoot unlimited high-resolution pictures and use professional full-frame Nikon equipment. Backdrops and studio lighting are available also. I lightly retouch, color enhanced and then provide you with a flash drive with unlimited print rights. Photo stream and social media uploads are available as well. My local and recent references can verify my artistic skills, promptness and professional approach to photography.

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Hired 67 times

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29 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

30 photos

  • Santa Barbara Vacation Home

    Aerial Photography


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Excellent 4.9

45 reviews


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Celeste Z.

Portrait Photography

John was amazing! Our family is not easy to photograph. He was patient with the kids, including our special needs son. He was very well-priced and the family photos and portraits turned out fantastic! We love them!
Jul 30, 2021
Raymond V.

Engagement Photography

John was very professional and very responsive with helping me plan my out-of-state proposal 10/10 would recommend them to anyone looking for A professional photographer .
Apr 27, 2021
Brianna K.

Real Estate and Architectural Photography

John was a pleasure to work with! He was extremely responsive, he provided a quick estimate and his availability within minutes of requesting his services and he followed up consistently. His photographs are beautiful and high quality and we will use him for future projects. We highly recommend John and are very happy we found him!
Oct 25, 2020
Mira Y.

Nature Photography

John responded quickly and first to my request for proposal. He met us at Fun Zone in SB for our annual family Christmas photos. He was affordable, professional, and great quality. I was so happy to have found him!
Oct 22, 2020
Anne B.

Wedding and Event Photography

We had a great experience using JP‘s pics, he was professional, on time, very responsive and I will definitely use them again for future events!
Apr 5, 2021
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John Parsons


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Penn State University BA Visual Arts

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    After school, I moved to California and worked in a Corporate office for 20 years and then retired early to start my photography business. During the twenty years working in Corporate, I continued my passion working and learning photography.

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