John Decker

John is an award winning photojournalist with over 20 years of experience. In 2005 and 2006 he was Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's personal photographer where he documented the activities of the Governor and First Lady. Prior to that he was a staff photographer with the Sacramento Bee, Bergen Record and Hudson Dispatch. He was also multimedia editor at the New York Times and a web designer at the Detroit Free Press. His photographs have been published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Time and many other publications.

Photographer John Decker 
Location Northern California, United States
Starting Rates $3200+ (USD)  View Packages
Website johndeckerweddings.com 
Photos 7 Contest Winning Photos
Blog weddings.johnthephotographer.com 
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of John Decker. The following awards have been earned by John from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2013 Q4 2nd Place - Weather
4th Place - Portrait of Bride AND Groom
17th Place - Portrait of Kids
2010 Q4 9th Place - Cake Cutting
10th Place - Musicians & DJs
BRIDES 2nd Place - Bride and Groom
2009 BRIDES 9th Place - Bride and Groom

John Decker offers the following wedding coverage packages.

$1000 - Rehearsal dinner coverage
The beginning of your wedding is really your rehearsal dinner where your closest friends and family get together before your wedding day. Coverage for up to three hours at the rehearsal dinner is $1000.

$2000 - Flush mount wedding album
Flush mount wedding albums start at $2000 for a 40 side 10" x 10" album.

$3200 - Standard Coverage
Eight hours of wedding day photography by John Decker
Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience and I want to be there to capture it all from getting ready through dancing the night away at your reception. The standard package includes eight hours of coverage. Additional hours and photographers are available.

$400/hour - Additional hours
You decide the number of hours of coverage you think you will need - $400/hour

$600 - Engagement Session
An engagement session is a great way to get some wonderful photos of you and your fiance as well as being a great time for me to get to know you and for you to get to know me. It is always nice to spend some time with you before your wedding and for you to have an opportu- nity to get used to being photographed.
We’ll spend two hours together at some place that is special to you. Maybe it is where you got engaged, your favorite park or coffee shop.
You’ll get approximately 100 digital images to use as you like with a copyright release for personal usage.