Christopher John Photography

Myrtle Beach, SC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Getting to now my clients in the first 15 minutes is the most important time I will spend in the session. Getting to know my clients, especially the children is what enables me to get the best candid, fun, creative, playful imagery. Making people feel comfortable in front of the camera makes for the best natural captures.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The beach is my office. Meeting people from all around the globe, on vacation... It doesn't get any better. I love the beach, I love people and I love hearing their stories. Where their from, what they like, what their about and then seeing them year after year as they call me back for the photographic experience.

Location

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Years in business

16

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

43

Reviews

24 Reviews
  • Susan M. May 19, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review
    Christopher's work is exemplary. He was timely in his response, flexible in scheduling, accommodating in turn around time, picture quality was exceptional. He was personable and professional. Hiring Christopher couldn't have been a better experience.
  • Rachel B. Apr 24, 2017
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Family Photographs at Surfside Beach
    Chris of Christopher John Photography was simply amazing! He managed to put everyone in our group of twenty at ease within minutes. Our only disappointment was the wind, but everything within his control was great! He was excellent with all of the young children in our group.
  • Chase R. Apr 1, 2017
    Real Estate and Architectural Photography
    Verified Review Updated
    Awesome work!!!! Very quick turn around!!!
  • Verified Review Original
    Awesome work!!!! Very quick turn around!!!
  • Sarah G. Nov 29, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great for Family Vacation Photos!
    CJ was a pleasure to work with. He was accommodating when coordinating a location. He was prompt, responsive and prepared our photos before we left to head home. He was very friendly and would use him again for our family portraits.
  • Joanna C. Nov 28, 2016
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Awesome Photographer!!!
    A very good experience! Photographer was on time and great with our 4 kids. We were very pleased with our pictures and service. I would highly recommend!!
  • Holly S. Jul 31, 2016
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Christopher was amazing. He was patient with my indecisive plan and even helped me brainstorm some ideas to make the proposal better! I couldn't give him an exact time and he was so patient and understanding and supportive. He went above and beyond with the photo shoot and even took extra shots with some of his own ideas after the proposal! The cost was extremely cheap and affordable and I never had to wait for a response when I contacted him about any details. He made my proposal into an amazing experience!
  • Deb G. Jul 31, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    If you are looking for a great beach photographer to photograph your family, Christopher John is the one you want. He went above and beyond our expectations and gave our family beautiful keepsakes that we will cherish forever. Chris was professional, engaging and did well getting the little ones to smile. He captured all the photos we wanted plus more. He made photographing our family of 16 look easy and was very knowledgeable. We even had our photos to view within 48 hours. Job well done - Christopher John. We thank you - Deb Greiner and Family.
  • Susan R. Jul 21, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Our family had a great experience working with Chris! He was awesome getting our young children comfortable enough around him to take pictures. It was so easy and fun and we got our edited pictures back the next day!!! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for family beach pictures!
  • Ron C. Jul 20, 2016
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    If I could give more than (5) Outstanding stars I would! Christopher was very professional, responsive, patient and simply awesome. He captured some beautiful photos of our family and various family units, as well as individuals. We traveled from FL and relied on his selection of photo shoot location (it was beautiful). We will cherish our wonderful family vacation and the beautiful photos will be enjoyed by all for many years to come. Christopher was a dream to work with and was able to truly capture the special moments, the joy, laughter and love. He is genuine and highly recommended. If we ever have the opportunity we would definitely use his services again. We would like to Thank Christopher from the bottom of our hearts.
  • Amanda B. Sep 18, 2015
    Chris is an absolutely amazing photographer! He effortlessly captured amazing memories of our family and entertained our 11 month old daughter filling her with all giggles and smiles. Working with Chris was a highlight of our vacation and thanks to his amazing skill set we are able to treasure photos of our family and baby girl forever. We would highly recommend Chris and can't wait to work with him as our family grows!
  • Tyra A. Sep 11, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Christopher John Photography was simply superb, affordable and accommodating to our event on such a short notice. I will definitely use Christopher John Photography when I'm in the Myrtle Beach area. Thank you Mr. John for an awesome job, my family and I were really pleased with your service!
  • Liz S. Sep 2, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Chris is an excellent photographer. He took beach pictures of my family (husband, 3 daughters and their husbands and 10 grandkids). He was very flexible and easy to work with. He was patient with our 10 kids and took his time to ensure that he took enough posed groups as well as candid shots of everyone. I would highly recommend him.
  • Erma R. Sep 2, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Our reunion was in his area and wanted a professional photo. Christopher was awesome especially since he satisfied EVERYONE!
  • Katie H. Aug 24, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
  • Barb S. Aug 23, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    EVERYTHING about our experience with Christopher was amazing!!! We had a very large group of people from ages 12 to 72. From the moment I got my quote from Christopher and by looking at his work on Facebook I knew he was the one. He got back to me right away and set up a time, date and place. He was totally willing to work with us anywhere we wanted but we took his advice on going to Myrtle Beach State Park. We were not disappointed. When we looked at the forcast it looked like rain everyday. He was very comforting and told us there were pavilions there if we needed to use it for intermittent periods of rain. And to reassure us that when it says it will rain in Myrtle it most likely will either be short or not at all. He was right! The sky was beautiful and went great with the color scheme we picked, which I highly recommend you do. I am in the process of picking out my pictures and they are ALL great! I don't know how I would ever be able to choose just a few. His prices are very affordable if you want him to print them out. Overall I wish I could give him even more than five stars. His personality, creativity and caring spirit will make your day and your vacation most memorable. Barb Svoboda
  • Kathy H. Aug 2, 2015
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    I hired CJ to photograph my family (2 seniors, 4 children, and 3 adults) for our family reunion in Myrtle Beach. CJ was phenomenal from start to finish. He was prompt and professional answering all of my questions prior to our photo shoot. He was sensitive and very accommodating to the needs of my senior parents who needed additional assistance on the beach. He was great with our elementary school aged children capturing their personalities and keeping them focussed for two hours--AMAZING!! My family was thrilled with our beautiful, family beach portraits. Plus, the digital images were ready in less than 48 hours so that we were able to share them with all of our friends before we left for home! We will definitely hire CJ again!!!
  • Pat K. Jul 31, 2015
    Family Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Just got our family pictures back from out photo shoot last night. We couldn't be happier. Christopher was fabulous! Great with the kids. He was also very accommodating when I asked him to come a day early. Highly recommend him.
  • Heather S. Jul 24, 2015
    Nature Photography
    Verified Review
    He did a fantastic job with pictures of me and my family! He was a delight and was very punctual and humorous as well. He did so many different situations and poses that the time went by way too quick. The pictures turned out wonderfully and we will be sure to book him again when we come back to Myrtle Beach! He was amazing and I can't say enough good things about him and his work!
  • Kathleen B. Jul 23, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Christopher did a nice job with our family. We are very pleased with our photos. Christopher was at the site and ready for us. We did this three years ago and was much happier with Christopher!
  • Barbara K. Jun 13, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    Great experience
  • January C. May 18, 2015
    Portrait Photography
    Verified Review
    We had an outstanding experience with Christopher John! He was completely flexible and willing to do whatever we asked! Very pleasant and professional! Highly reccomend him!
  • Kirk S. Feb 23, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Dixon K. Jul 9, 2014
    Christopher was awesome! He returned my calls, he was on time. We really loved his vision. The pictures were online within 48 hours. And the prints were beautiful. Our children especially liked him. He shot our wedding and our family portraits and was very affordable.
  • Dave E. Mar 26, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Chris was prompt, professional, responsive and very reasonable. We had our proofs online within 24 hours. He was great with the little children and we are very pleased with his perspective behind the camera. We look forward to the final product. Dave and Kerrie Eisenhardt.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First conversing on the phone and making feel comfortable with me. Then I'm sure to follow up within a week of the session.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree in photography from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. I am also and accreditied Photoshop user. I also do photo restoration and color printing. I use only the newest technologies and software to enhance the experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I do have a standard for portrait sessions. All pricing is on my website and is subject to change. Therefore, I cannot quote here...
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've always liked art in general. I felt magnetic towards photography because of the instant gratification.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I specialize in interacting with children and families and photographing them specifically on the beach. I've worked with families, children, seniors, brides, seniors, animals and many other different types of events and gatherings.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When you shop around for a photographer be sure to look at their portfolio. Then look at their reviews...Price is not necessarily and indicator of quality or creativity. Also make sure you know exactly what you are getting for your money. Most photographers have a day rate or and hourly rate. I don't limit my sessions to time or number of pictures. I shoot til y'all are tired...
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The whole process and how complex it really is. It's not just taking pictures. You must have knowledge of different types of software and how to use printing equipment as well an the newest camera equipment. Technology and using the web are very important today in viewing your images. People like to view their pictures on thier devices these days.