John Doukas Photography is a full service wedding, portrait, and product photographer. Based in Orange County, John loves to share his passion for great photos for any event and moment.
Services include: wedding photography, engagement photo sessions, and portraits. Commercial and Product photography services are also available.
John has nearly two decades of professional experience. Styles range from casual candid photography, to more traditional posed images. John loves to capture the moments that matter to you and loves to collaborate on ideas unique to every client.
John is based in Orange County, California, and loves to travel.
Let John be your photographer.
We hired John for our Halloween party. He was awesome. He was on time very professional and friendly. We definitely recommend him.
John has been the best photographer that we have hired to date. We expect to use him at future events. The quality of his photos and his delivery turnaround speed is the best we have seen. Our attendees were ecstatic when they saw the photos that were taken at the event. Expect to be happy when choosing John for your future event.
We hired JD Photography for my mom's 80th birthday party and the results of the photos looked amazing! It was just what we wanted! He was on time, everything went smoothly, and we ultimately got over 200+ beautiful photos sent to us. We would love to hire him again for any future parties we host! Thank you!
Response from John Doukas Photography:
Thank you Layla. I enjoyed meeting your whole family.
John is not only a professional but is extremely easy to work with and rolls with the changes as they happen. John photographed our engagement and wedding photos. Both were incredible. To make it interesting, it rained on our wedding day, essentially making all of the shots we were hoping for, go out the window. John's improvisation still allowed us to have amazing wedding photos despite having to go to plan B. I would highly recommend John to photograph any events.
John was such a joy to work with on our engagement and wedding photos! He captured everything so beautifully and we could not be happier with the results. He even took the time to try some creative night-sky options we would have never even known to ask for and they are the most beautiful photos. Every person who sees them has the exact same response, "Wow! That is an amazing photo!" Our mothers even specifically requested framed 8x10s for Christmas because they were so stunning. We've recommended John to several friends and will continue to do so. You don't need to look any further. John is your guy.
You would love to hear those words in many parts of your life but rarely do. This is how John works. He aims to please and has the skills to do it. We asked him to shoot our engagement and wedding photos. He’s great at getting people to open up with some witty humor in front of the camera. We were more than pleased with his work and would say jump on the chance to work with John if you can.
What to Expect
John Doukas, as a wedding photographer, is both professional and casual. John loves in-person interaction, and planning over the phone or email. Planning with the wedding couple and the event planner help create a comfortable relationship, ensuring a smooth wedding day.
Services cover everything from engagement sessions to the big day. On the big day, you can expect John to arrive a little early. Photos can begin with the wedding party getting ready for candid styles, ceremonies, family and group pictures, the reception, and anything in particular that the wedding couple would want.
After the wedding, there is often a general 2-week turnaround the have the final photos delivered in hi-resolution formats ready for printing and sharing over social media. John is a professional photo editor and will include basic edits to adjust color, create black and white options. Retouching involves a discussion and possibly an extra fee.
John also creates wedding videos. The style and types of videos are more so highlights from the day in a cinematic way.
I’m a Southern California native, born in Torrance, CA, raised in Orange County. I have always been deeply involved in the creative arts. Throughout my life, I’ve taken some deep-dives into music, painting, literature, and all kinds of visual art, either making my own or experiencing the brilliance of others. To me, creativity is about the process. The end result is an encapsulation of those efforts, and everything I do is in service to the muse – and to my clients. After all, art is not just about my vision; it’s about everything that brought us to that moment.
My talent is in capturing not just what’s on the surface, but to elevate the essence behind the image into the everyday realm. Success is when you—and the world—see what I see.
Every photographer has their own philosophy, their own way of approaching a subject. My process requires full immersion, going beneath the surface to find the light within. I work closely with my clients to ensure I understand exactly what they’re going for, bringing my unique perspective into the mix to deliver a result that exceeds all expectations.
I worked for over a decade as the in-house photographer for a company named SureFire. During this time, I worked with hundreds of clients and collaborated closely with a creative team. Through this experience, I found my niche working with clients to bring their creative ideas to fruition. I enjoy collaboration as much as I do experimentation, and I bring the same energy and commitment to everything I do.
My long list of creative influences include Charles Peterson, Ansel Adams, Rembrandt, and Ichiro Nagata, but I can’t diminish the inspiration I derive from punk rock, Nirvana, the Melvins, Beethoven, the Three Stooges, Groucho Marx, and Jesus The Christ – all unapologetic innovators in their own right! I look to my parents as an example of the kind of person I want to be, and I’m inspired by people who show an unshakable commitment to their beliefs and values, like Michael Jordan, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mother Teresa.
I’d love to see what I can create for you. Let me tell your story!
Additional Booking Notes
John uses professional gear. All lighting is portable without a need for plugs.
Past Booked Events
|March 05, 2022 • 8:30am - 10:30am||Sporting Event|
|December 10, 2021 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 02, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
|October 30, 2021 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Halloween Party|
|August 18, 2021 • 8:00am - 4:00pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|July 31, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Surprise|
|July 17, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|