Testimonials & Reviews

The following are reviews from Google, Thumbtack and Yahoo.. Most of my reviews were deleted by Google years ago. When I inquired as to why, they said that the number of positive responses was overwhelming and therefore in order to keep a fair playing field, they randomly deleted reviews. I have decided to post reviews that I have on other sites such as Yahoo, Thumbtack,ect. or that have been sent to me personally. Please scroll down to read the reviews.

Gardner Family


We had the pleasure of working with John Carnessali a few months ago for our family pictures. John was very professional and wonderful with our 3 girls. We spent at least an hour at the photo shoot and paid a very reasonable price for the time and quality of the photos. The online interface available to view pictures to select for publishing was relatively easy to use with the option of choosing favorites. John even made some minor adjustments on one of the photos due to our request. John is passionate about his photography and comes highly recommended from myself and my wife.

Moses Family


We have been lucky enough to have John Carnessali, a Syracuse Photographer, at family events taking pictures. I am always so amazed by how John can capture a moment or a personality trait. His pictures are absolutely beautiful, and I would never even consider hiring anyone else. He is great with children, and is able to get the most amazing pictures even when they are running wild! I would recommend John for any occasion or event.

Halloway-Regal


This Syracuse Photographer is the best and best priced. I recently had a photography session with this Syracuse photographer and I have to say, "There is no better photographer in the upstate NY area - especially for the prices." His work is extremely artistic which I appreciate. There is something very unique about his work. He photographed our wedding and I could not believe how many beautiful images he captured during our very special day. He is extremely generous and extremely talented. Look no further for your photographic needs!

DandylionDancer


JC can make even me look good! I am one of those people that it is impossible to take a good picture of. Seriously, I have about 3 photos from the past 15 years in which i don't look goofy, and had pretty much given up on the idea of anyone being able to take a good photo of me. but along comes JC and within 10 min we have a whole roll of photos which amazingly are not only not bad but are actually really good - 95% of which i feel like i could post on my webpage or send to friends or whatever without any reservations, and with no need of retouching even. somehow JC has the eye and talent to capture just the right angle in the right moment. cudos JC!

Anonymous Google Review


Professional grade! John has a great eye and takes phenomenal photos. The headshots he took came out great and I have dozens to choose from for my Linkedin and Facebook accounts for my business. It was a great experience to work with John and I highly reccomend his services.

Debi


So talented Only a true artist can take pictures like John, and he is so patient and fun during his photo sessions. He has an eye for beauty and it truly shows in his work... If you ever need a photographer for any reason call John he is Great.. and he has reasonable rates too... He is not one to screw you over...pardon my french :o) Thanks for all the gorgeous pictures John we will always have sweet memories because of your talent :o) Debi

Kate


After careful research, I found John. He was first recommended by a friend of a friend, who runs her own salon business and has worked with many different photography professionals for various occasions, as requested by her clients. When she told me that she now, exclusively recommends John, well, that was saying something special. I expected his services to be quite expensive. So, I was THRILLED to find out that his services cost less than most others, who provide much less personalization. The one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to remember this as OUR day, unique to us. John did not disappoint. He is a true professional who accommodated our needs and requests. He responded quickly and i was pleasantly relieved and comforted by the ease of communication. He listened to our needs, offered suggestions and made this part of our wedding planning a breeze. The best part - I could not be happier with our photos! In fact, he exceeded my expectations. We were BLOWN AWAY! Thank you so much!!

Carlos ‎ (Google Review)


John is an extremely talented and Professional Photographer and my wife and I were overwhelmed by the quality and artistic aesthetic of the wedding photos he shot for our special day. This guy should be shooting Hollywood weddings, he is unbelievably talented. I'm a designer by profession and tend to want the best of everything for my wife and I, so as you can imagine I can be a little picky, but I let John do his thing at the wedding and now when we show our album to others they think that we flew some photographer in from NYC or LA. If you want wedding photos that will remind you forever how magical that day was then call him now!

Jerry K.


He is the most AMAZING photographer! Some people have hobbies and some people have talent....he is so extremely talented. My daughter has been photographed twice by him and both times the pictures brought tears to my eyes. He works so well with children and has a great turn around time considering how many clients he has. His album site is extremely user friendly and the prints are fabulous! I cannot say enough about him! I will continue to use him for my daughters pictures and family portraits!

Melissa S.


Mr. John Carnessali is an amazing photographer that has a great eye for artistic photos. He can take 2 people or 200 people and make you feel the emotions of every single person. His work is brilliant and I was so lucky to have him for my wedding day. I will forever have great memories because of John and I could never say thank you enough.. His rates and packages are great and his work is phenomenal, just take a look at his portfolio and you will be blown away.

Chris K.


Our sessions with John are cathartic! John has shot myself, and my family on several occasions. We are always amazed with his work and will continue to use him as our children grow. John is a top notch photographer and could easily double his rates for the quality delivered. Our kids love John. They call him 'Johnny'! Johnny is a true professional, a talented artist, and a skilled photographer. I am always amazed at his ability to capture the moment from so many different vantage points and unique perspectives. His rates are straightforward and we always know what to expect in a timely manner.

Mark L.


John Carneselli is the best photgrapher I have ever meet. He was at our wedding for over 8 hours and did an amazing job at a unbelievable price. My wife and I meet John through a mutual friend. While we were shopping for photgraphers we visited John first. After our meeting with John my future wife said, "I want him to do our photos." The shopping for phtographers was over. Mind you this was after we visited 3 DJ's before we made a desicion on one, 3 wedding venues before we made a desicion on one, 3 videographers before we made a desicion on one and we choose John on just one visit. I called John the next day and gave him the deposit and every step of the way was done with professionalism and care. John is a great people person and I will admit I hate getting my picture taken but John made me feel so comfortable. John took the most amazing pictures I could ask for. Our wedding was at Belhurst Castle and let me first tell you he captured that day perfectly. John did such an outstanding job that he has earned a customer for life. I will use him for future family events. He is not only a great photographer but a great man. Mark L.

Lisa K.


John Carnessali is an amazing photographer. My two active boys are hard to photograph and often uncooperative. John captures the most precious pictures and will lay right down in the dirt in order to do so. I highly recommend John to all my friends and family who also give rave reviews. I will never go back to a chain portrait studio, and I will never be dissapointed again!

Arizona Power Yoga


John is a wonderful photographer! He has done many shoots for my yoga studio and we were extremely happy with his work. I would recommend John to anyone and everyone! His artistic ability shines through with each shoot and each picture.

Katherine S.


I recently used John to photograph my wedding ceremony and reception. From work I saw that he had done, I had very high expectations. When I saw the pictures he took, they more than exceeded what was expected. They were breathtakingly beautiful. If there is a category above superior, John's photography fits in that. He captured the sheer happiness that was felt that day. Every time I look through my pictures, I am able to relive each moment and feel as if I'm there again. It's amazing that his work is capable of reproducing such an emotion. John Carnessali is a truly gifted, top notch photographer and person, and comes very highly recommended by me.

Tim


I am very happy with my pictures! John's work is pricesless,he helped me achieve my goal and stayed within my budget and actually went above and beyond to get me exactly what i wanted!!! John Carnessali pays a great attention to every detail. He is an amazing professional patient photographer and i would recommend him for every occasion!

Kathy Bulriss


I contacted John after finding his beautiful website! I own a small children's online boutique, K.L.B. Designs www.klbdesignsonline.com. John shot the most beautiful pictures of my designs with gorgeous little models from Syracuse and surrounding area. He has helped to launch my business into the main stream with the beautiful pictures he shot. If you are looking for photos for your business I would highly recommend John. He is professional, a pleasure to work with and so extremely talented! He listens to what your ideas are and makes them come to life. Thank you John! Kathy Bulriss

Katie Labalfour


After careful research, I found John. He was first recommended by a friend of a friend, who runs her own salon business and has worked with many different photography professionals for various occasions, as requested by her clients. When she told me that she now, exclusively recommends John, well, that was saying something special. I expected his services to be quite expensive. So, I was THRILLED to find out that his services cost less than most others, who provide much less personalization. The one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to remember this as OUR day, unique to us. John did not disappoint. He is a true professional who accommodated our needs and requests. He responded quickly and i was pleasantly relieved and comforted by the ease of communication. He listened to our needs, offered suggestions and made this part of our wedding planning a breeze. The best part - I could not be happier with our photos! In fact, he exceeded my expectations. We were BLOWN AWAY! Thank you so much!!

Hanna W.


John photographed our wedding for us. We were struggling trying to decide if we could afford to spend the extra money on a professional photographer as opposed to some of the amateur photographers you see on Craigslist. At first I was a little nervous because his prices were so low and I wondered if he was going to match the quality I had seen on his website. He cost a little more than some of the others on Craigslist, but far less than most of the professionals we contacted. In short, he went beyond our expectations. John is a gifted photographer. You can see and feel his enthusiasm. - he truly loves what he does and his amazing pictures are the proof. Not only did we find the photographer who will be taking our family pictures for years to come, but also a caring and gentle spirit. You simply will not find a better photographer at a better price.

Melinda


What can I say? John is an AMAZING photographer. He photographed my wedding and when I saw the pictures I literally cried. He captured the day perfectly. What was most surprising was that although his prices are much less expensive than many other photographers, his work excels beyond many of them. I cannot recommend John enough for your wedding or for any other event. He is simply the best photographer at the best price! Thank you so much John.

Christine K.


John Carnessali has photographed my family on many occasions. He has the unique ability to capture beautiful photographs of my children as they truly appear; something I was never able to get when I brought them to a department store photographer. Every photography session we have had with John has resulted in numerous photographs that I cherish. He is wonderful to work with and his pictures are breathtaking.

Yahoo! User


John has taken over 300 pictures of my girls over the years and everytime I am amazed at his natural talent and artistry- he creates an engaging and natural environment for taking pictures-We have done both studio and outdoor locations and they were both exceptional and the quality was excellent- I highly recommend John for your family pictures- he really has a way of capturing the best pictures- I have had my kids photographed by many different photographers and John is by far the most talented and original- Top Notch

Jennifer and Tucker


"Looking through the wedding pictures last night brought me so much joy. You did such a beautiful job, and you captured so many special moments. My husband told me that some of the pictures you took of his relatives show them happier than he has ever seen them in his entire life. You even found his super grouchy Aunt ------ in a loving moment on the dance floor with her husband. You truly have a gift...to catch so many of those moments with such ease...it truly is a talent. While the formals are beautiful, I especially love the private moments you caught, when we didn't know you were shooting, especially of my husband and I. Thank you so much for your efforts. We SOOOO did not need a videographer...you captured it all, and we are so grateful for the time you put in before, during, and after our wedding. You are a rock star. Thank you, thank you..." Hope all is well with you!

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