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About John

Classic, elegant and timeless wedding photography

Wedding photographer John Decker is an award winning photojournalist, photographer and educator with more than 20 years of experience capturing special events and moments in history.


John Decker

For the past six years John has been providing discerning clients with a unique style of wedding art in Northern California. He has photographed weddings extensively in Napa, Sonoma, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento, and the wine country of the Sierra Foothills, as well as the Seattle area and Vashon Island in Washington state.

From 2005 through 2007 John was the personal photographer for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger where he traveled the world documenting the activities of the governor and First Lady Maria Shriver.

His work has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the globe including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today, Stern, the Associated Press, Bloomberg News and many others.

He has been a member of the staff of some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country including: the New York Times, the Sacramento Bee, the Detroit Free Press and the Bergen Record of Hackensack, NJ.

Relying on his years of experience in photojournalism, his wedding, commercial and event photography have a distinctive and authentic journalistic and documentary style that comes from years of creative visual exploration.

Decker has a master’s degree in visual communications from Ohio University, considered one of the best graduate and undergraduate programs for photojournalism in the country. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and the Wedding Photojournalists Association.

Many photographers claim to shoot weddings in a photojournalistic style, but very few of them have ever worked as a photojournalist. If you really want that photojournalistic/documentary style of photography then be sure to hire a photographer who has the experience to capture those special moments that your wedding requires.