John Pacheco is a published and award-winning wedding photographer with a background in photojournalism and editorials. He has an Associates Degree in Digital Photography from the Art Institute of California. Over the past seven years, he has photographed over 100 weddings as well as countless assignments from publications such as Locale Magazine, EGM, Idyllwild Living Magazine, The Press-Enterprise, and more.
It's a cliche that you'll hear from just about every other photographer, but for me, as a photojournalist, it is especially true; I love telling stories. I truly believe as photographers that it is our duty to capture and immortalize fleeting moments for future generations. My favorite stories happen to be weddings.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I approach weddings as a photojournalist, also known as a documentary photographer. I focus on the elements that tell the story of the day as it happens, rather than fabricating a story by directing poses and events. The result is a collection of naturally beautiful images packed with emotion.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
WeddingWire Couples Choice awards two years in a row, Jostens Annual International Photo Competition
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm a big-time nerd. I was in band growing up and I love Star Wars.