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We've hired John for two jobs so far-- our family portraits done in November, and recently to photograph our town hall wedding in Marblehead. We have also just hired him to come photograph our brunch by the sea in Manchester this August.
We hired John to come to Abbot Hall in Marblehead, where we were being married by the Justice of the Peace. What a blast! John had arrived early, to scout out the best locations and sunlight -- and had even convinced the Selectmen to allow us to move the meeting table so that we could have our ceremony done right in front of the Spirit of 76 painting. John has such wonderful energy- happy, energetic, creative. He couldn't have been more wonderful. He is incredibly talented at what he does. We have also hired him for our family portraits.....which included 2 dogs and our 7 month old son, plus multiple locations-- both indoor and out. He was accommodating, upbeat, original, enthusiastic and put us all at ease. In addition, everyone felt they looked great in the shots....he captured each of us at our best...all at the same time! No easy feat. He had the right equipment for every type of lighting situation, and regularly got into really contorted positions to ensure he had the perfect angle for the photos. Everyone has raved about our pictures. We'll be using John for years to come.
Words of advice to those considering using John: Don't wait-- hire John before the 'secret' gets out about how awesome he is!
Amy & Alf
Link to Amy and Alf's Wedding Ceremony Photos in Marblehead
Link to Family Portrait in Marblead
I just want to say how impressed and thrilled we are by your photos. You managed to catch every moment so beautifully. The spirit of the night and of our guests is palpable in all the photos. I am so impressed by your talent and creativity and pure awesomeness. I cannot thank you enough. I've been hearing this from everyone, both people who went and those who didn't. They have been so responsive to all these photos on Facebook, saying they felt they were there, etc. etc.. You are a true artist John! Thanks a million for everything!!!
Vasia & Armando
Link to Vasia's 464 Wedding Photo on Monhegan Island
My husband and I hired John Munson to photograph our wedding back in June 2012. He is the nicest, most professional photographer I've ever worked with. He is not afraid to have fun with everyone, and he captured EVERY moment of our wedding, from the girls and guys getting ready to my husband's pants splitting at the end of the reception! He was there for every funny moment, every serious moment, and every moment in between! I am someone who generally does not like how I look in pictures and, out of the 600+ pictures he took at our wedding, I only had about 10 that I didn't like. If you want a phenomenal, professional, and fun photographer please please PLEASE consider hiring John! He's incredible!!
Karyn and Jeffrey
Link to Karyn and Jeffrey's 599 Wedding Photos at the Sturbridge Village
John was great! We got married at Willowdale Estates in Topsfield and I asked him to go there and look around for great spots for us to take photos in since I didn't want to be walking around the grounds finding great places for our shots. He went there before our wedding, took several pictures and then proposed a few different (close by) places for us to take our pictures. He understood that I did not want to be taking pictures for a long period of time because I wanted to spend as much time with my guests as possible. Unfortunately, it poured the whole day and the grounds were soaked so we were not able to walk in the grass. He was able to take great photos for us nonetheless inside and outside of the estate. I had a flower girl in my party and he was very patient with her (she was 2 and a half at the time) and was able to get her into a lot of different pictures with us and smiling.
I believe he captured our day from start to finish which is exactly what I wanted because pictures last a lifetime and also tell a story. Our story is told in our photo album. He was very easy to work with. He responded to me very quickly and no question or concern was too small for me to ask him. He was always available to either email, phone or have me stop in the studio, which was a peace of mind at times. I was really pleased with his overall contribution to our day.
John has our photo album in his studio. If you have not been to see him, I suggest you take a look at our photo album. It came out gorgeous and was exactly what I had envisioned. I didn't want the normal or traditional photo album and I gave John a description of what I wanted for the texture of the pages, etc. and he was able to deliver exactly what I explained to him. I look through it often and showed many friends and family and they also agree with me, the book is amazing!
Chrissy and Andrew
Link to Chrissy and Andrew's 436 Wedding Photos at Willdowdale Estate
Link to Catharine and Kevin's 331 Reception Photos at West Dennis Yacht Club
November 1, 2013
All I can say is... John is amazing! He made the photo-shy come out of their shell! He had the 2yr old twins that were terribly overtired looking at the camera and smiling! He photographed more family in the shortest period of time in such a smooth and timely manner! His ideas for shots were soooo creative! He listened openly to me and my husbands shot ideas! He even risked his own life of getting a golf shot of the guys in their tuxes shooting off a green at him! I thought we might have gotten John killed, but he was all for the risk of a fabulous shot! My family nicknamed him the "Paparazzi Photographer" because everywhere we looked he was grabbing a photo! People tend to think they need two photographers for a wedding...You are wrong! With John... you pay for one and you get ten!!!! He really made my day so special!!!!
Lisamarie and CJ
October 19, 2013
John Munson was requested at very short notice for my wedding due to my mothers battle with cancer he was understanding and professional from the start. He brought smiles laughter light spirits and took amazing photos we had a great unforgettable experience and look forward to having more done by him in our future.
October 16, 2013
John Munson did the photography at our daughter's wedding last weekend. We were very pleased with John's promptness and professionalism. He was there to get all the wonderful poses and candids but he wasn't in the way. We are looking forward to seeing the pictures and reliving the wedding! John is an excellent photographer and I would be glad to give a reference to anyone interested in hiring him.
John made our wedding very memorable! He was an excellent photographer. We would definitely use him again. The pictures he took of the wedding and the scenery are beautiful. John was very professional.
October 4, 2013
We heard of John through a friend and decided to hiring him to do our wedding. John met with us in advance and took all of our suggestions to heart. Not only did he take all the standard family portraits we wanted (and there were a lot!), he made sure to include the entire list of creative pictures I had found online. Josh was professional throughout the wedding and was zipping all over our venue to make sure he was always getting the perfect shot. Our pictures were stunning and my husband and I couldn't be happier with the quality of his work.
October 3, 2013
John was awesome! We felt as though we knew him forever. All of our guests were loving him.
Our pictures could not be more perfect! Some of the shots that John got made every person that saw them either laugh out loud, cry, deep sigh, or gasp.
Denise and I HIGHLY recommend Beacon Photography!!
Thank you again John for making our day forever beautiful!!
June 3, 2013
John did my engagement pictures in November 2012. I loved how my Engagement pictures came out. I cant tell you how many people complimented on them. Also John was great to work with he has a great personality and makes you feel comfortable. He will be doing my wedding this June and I can not wait to work with him again.
April 10, 2013
John Munson really captured the beauty and simplicity of our wedding day. He caught the best moments and smiles of my husband and I and our guests. It was a small gathering on a small beach but his photography gave us memories to have for life. Plus he has reasonable pricing!
Pricing and Packages
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email you my prices within 24 hours. If you could share your name, wedding date, venue, and budget, I can better address your needs. Speaking over the phone or meeting in person is preferable, so if you give me your phone number I will call you at your convenience. I would also be happy to host you and your fiance at my studio in Winthrop or meet at a convenient location of your choice. I look forward to putting your special moments in focus.