I began my photography career in 1991 as a photojournalist for the North County Times, where I photographed everything from politicians to the San Diego Padres. The lessons I learned there—finding great light, creating compelling images out of nothing, and knowing I had only one chance to bring home the goods—are the foundation of my work today.
In 2002, I started John Schnack Photography and never looked back. In addition to weddings throughout California, I have photographed weddings across the U.S., as well as in Belize, Portugal, Spain, Italy, England and Mexico. My wedding photography is regularly published in the industry’s most respected publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, California Wedding Day and C Weddings.
I also shoot commercial work for a select group of clients including Visa, New Era Caps, Louisville Slugger and Asics America.
I am based along San Diego's north coast, where I live with my wife and daughter.