John is an award winning photojournalist with years of experience as a staff photographer with the Sacramento Bee, Bergen Record and others. He was also the official photographer for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver.
John also spent time behind a desk as the multimedia editor at the New York Times and a web designer at the Detroit Free Press.
His photographs have been published widely including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Newsweek, Time and many other publications around the world.
John studied photojournalism at the Visual Communications program at Ohio University where he earned a Master of Arts in Photo Communication. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont where he got his start in photojournalism working for the school newspaper - "The Cynic."
The style of John's wedding photography is influenced by his years working as a professional photojournalist. He feels that photographers should never stop learning or listening. Excellent photography is the result of patience and persistence.
John shoots with digital, film and instant cameras - when he is shooting for himself it is likely to be shot on film using medium format cameras. If you are interested in having you wedding photographed on film, please ask us about it - we love the look of old school film - be it 35mm or medium format.
John is married with a 6 year-old son (who he takes lots of photos of). He usually shoots between 15-20 weddings a year.
John currently has a grant from the California Endowment and does photography for their advertising and events - perhaps you have seen his images on a billboard or the side of a hotel?
12 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes John Decker as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
Wedding Photography Packages
Consultation, local travel, full day of wedding coverage, professional image editing, online photo spread & slide-show, DVD w/ LOW resolution images