Syracuse Engagement and Wedding Photography


Syracuse Engagement and Wedding Photography














It may be the hopeless romantic in me, but photographing weddings holds a special place in my heart. The responsibility I hold for capturing the couple’s day can sometimes leave me exhausted the next day. I strive to capture all the emotions and events in a beautiful and artistic way so when they look back upon the pictures many years into their future, it will bring back all the joy and happiness they experienced. .


Welch Allyn Wedding

Welch Allyn Wedding












Congratulations on finding someone to share your life and love with. Nothing is more fulfilling than the sacred bond which love provides.  I absolutely love to photograph weddings and consider it an honor as well as a great responsibility. I can think of no other service on your wedding day, which is more lasting or holds greater responsibility.  The photographs taken will provide you and your family the opportunity to remember the special moments and the people whom you shared this very special and sacred day with.

The Hayloft on the Arch Wedding












Aurora Inn Wedding Pictures

Aurora Inn Wedding

Belhurst Castle Wedding

Wedding Photography in Syracuse












































I am a Professional Wedding Photographer based in Syracuse NY. I am available for any wedding, in any location including all of Upstate and  Central NY (Binghampton, Rochester, Albany, Buffalo, Seneca, Oneida and Onondaga, etc..) as well as the continental United States.  My prices are very reasonable for a professional wedding photographer and I present my packages in a straightforward and simple manner.  

Rochester Wedding Photographer

Oswego Wedding Photographer

Bayshore Grove Oswego

















































Like most couples, you have probably spent hours and hours of planning as well as a significant amount of resources in hopes of making one of the most important days in your life, a perfect one.  When hiring a photographer for such an important day, you should be looking for a photographer who is not only an excellent Portrait Photographer, but also someone who is skilled in Photojournalism (candid and spontaneous moments), Architectural and Landscape Photography (being able to capture the venue in an artistic way) as well as Product Photography (being able to capture the dress, shoes, tables, cakes, party favors, etc… in a unique and effective way).  It takes a well-rounded, experienced photographer to capture your wedding day in a professional, beautiful and creative way.  I put in many, many, hours of work after the actual wedding – experimenting with color, contrast, saturation, exposure, etc… and I feel that this is part of the reason people find my work is unique and special.


Welch Allyn Wedding




















In addition it is of utmost importance to have confidence in your photographers’ professionalism as well.  A lot of time will be spent coordinating and communicating prior to, during and after your wedding.  Having to deal with an inexperienced and/or unprofessional photographer will add a lot of stress.  I have many excellent reviews and encourage you to visit my testimonials page and see what others have said.



Syracuse Wedding Photographer

Flower girl watching bride getting ready on her wedding day.

Wedding Details

Creative Wedding Photos





























The following photographs represent a few weddings, in beautiful Syracuse, NY. I hope they will convey my style of work. I really enjoy photo journalistic approach, capturing people uninhibited. Taking the photograph is just the beginning to creating beautiful and memorable photographs. I feel that as a professional photographer, it is important to not only photograph your wedding, but also create beautiful and artistic pictures.  I feel my photography is unique in this regard as I spend hours and hours developing the images from your wedding. Thank you for considering me to be your wedding photographer on this very special day. ~John Carnessali

Turning Stone Wedding













I always feel so honored when chosen to photograph one of the most significant and monumental days in a couple’s life together. and there is a bond with them that is created and which is difficult to put into words. I feel so blessed to be doing something that brings such joy to my heart and satisfaction to my life.

Turning Stone Casino Wedding
















So I just want to say “Thank You” to all the couples for entrusting me. And I also want to thank my beautiful and tireless assistant Heather who does so much. I can’t imagine doing this without you by my side <3

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