“In a world where everyone wears a mask, it's a privilege to see a soul."
- Amanda Richardson
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.
Be present, be mindful, just be.
The best wedding photographs are the ones you can look back on
knowing you were completely present & in the moment with the one you love.
How beautiful it is to have found that someone that gives you a space,
a space to be your true and authentic self.
How beautiful it is to be that someone to hold space for.
Pure vulnerability & honest emotion IS strength.
I believe in romance,
I believe in affection.
It’s the fleeting moments of thoughtfulness
that resonates with me the most.
Weddings encapsulate the whole human spectrum of emotion.
It is intimate & powerful.
This is what I love to capture.
Genuine human connection makes life beautiful.
I will give you a space to just be.
I hope you will be open,
to hold a space for me too.
My journey of self.
I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery these last few years, and I can safely say it has been one of the hardest things I’ve gone through my entire life.
I didn’t go to South America, trek into the jungle abyss and take Ayahuasca (but its definitely on my list of things to do!), but I did venture a little closer to home. I went deep inside myself, doing a lot of introspection and reflection.
As difficult as it can be, I think a little soul searching is what we all need to do from time to time. I am not afraid to say it, but being human can be hard. What I’ve learned through this all though, is that it doesn’t have to be!
I realized the value of living with intention and the value of being vulnerable. It’s freeing.
I am learning to be mindful of my words and my actions, and learning to strengthen my self-awareness. I am beginning to notice all of the signs around me, the synchronicities, and the significance each one brings into my life.
And wouldn't you know it, this journey of self love led me to love someone else.
I fell in love with the most beautiful human being.
(I love you, Andy. Is it really this cool to be in your life?)
Every day I wake up with gratitude. I know deep down that if I never dared to take this journey of self-discovery, we would have never crossed paths.. but I did, and I am so grateful for this.
I am so grateful for him.
I still have a lot to learn, and more self work to do, but I am up to the challenge. I am excited.
My journey of self led me to discover the beauty inside of me and I allowed myself to finally embrace it.
I see the world around me with new eyes.
I see the world through my lens with new eyes, because of the way I see myself.
I hope you can feel it in my pictures..
Because I do.
I EMBRACE COLOUR.
I keep my edits as natural as possible.
There is beauty in every colour and shade and I believe in showcasing it.
Blue skies stay bright and bold, greens remain lush and living.
Your skin colour is beautiful and it’s important to me that I embrace it in my images.
I want you to see the world the way I do.
2019 & 2020
I am now booking for 2019 & 2020. For more information, please email me with all of your wedding details directly to email@example.com.
Due to the high volume of emails, I will only respond to detailed messages
that must have the following information included:
Date of Wedding
Venue(s) of Wedding
Hours of Coverage Needed
How did you discover me?
Your Wedding Day Details & Information
Follow me on Instagram at @johnbello.ca to see more of my work, a behind the scenes peak and a look into my life
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
CPC Top 30 Under 30 2014, 2015 & 2016
Wedisson Award Collection 22 2016
Fearless Photographers Award Collection 25 2014
BC Wedding Awards Finalist 2013
BC Wedding Awards Winner 2012
Featured on Rock & Roll Bride
Featured on Real Weddings Magazine (Print)
Featured on Moment Junkie
Featured on Junebug Weddings
Featured on Style Me Pretty Canada
Answers to questions you might have!
Each wedding is unique in its own way. Head to my pricing page to get into contact with me for a quote.
WHAT DOES WEDDING COVERAGE INCLUDE?
Wedding photographer coverage includes the following:
a complimentary meeting consultation
photography by John Bello
personal online gallery for viewing and downloading of images.
an optional engagement session before the wedding day
DO I NEED A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I prefer to photograph weddings myself as I am confident in my ability to capture the story of the day on my own.
However, I do understand some weddings, which have many, many guests, or require photos to be taken at different locations at the same time, require a second photographer if necessary or preferred by you.
Second photographer options available include:
a full day second photographer option for 675.00
and a half day photographer for 325.00
(second photographer coverage typically goes from the start of the day until after the ceremony)
HOW DO I SECURE YOU FOR MY WEDDING DATE?
In order to secure me for your wedding date two things are required:
a 1575.00 deposit
the completed and signed contract
The remaining balance is due one month before the wedding day.
HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I EXPECT?
From a typical wedding day, you can expect anywhere between 600-800 images.
Portrait or Engagement sessions include approximately 60+ high resolution images edited in my style. Portrait sessions typically go for an hour.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT THE COMPLETE GALLERY?
Wedding images are delivered 6-8 weeks after the day of the wedding, with summer weddings typically completed closer to the 8 week mark.
Engagement session images are delivered around 2 weeks after the shoot date.