We already knew of John's work through our high school band. He's taken all of the photos of competitions and documented the band for many years. I wasn't sure what to expect working with him in a professional capacity as opposed to parent to parent though. He talked with us before our session and explained how our photo shoot would proceed. My daughter discussed with John various locations that she wanted to use and he was open to any and all suggestions, (even the Erie Cemetery!). John came to our house around 5 in the evening and I think he was all packed up and on his way around 10:45 that night, almost 6 hours! We were able to take pictures with our dog, at the beach, at a local museum and formals were done in our own living room! I think John really is able to capture the uniqueness of each subject. He was really able to capture my daughter's soft, silly, playful and serious sides by using various settings, lighting, and poses. Did he meet our expectations? Oh yeah! Met them and then ran with them for an extra mile! I only wish I had another daughter or son to get to do this again. When we had my oldest daughter's senior pics done, by a well known local photographer, we paid more and got less pictures for the money spent! We were limited to the settings that she posed in and the props she brought along for the photo shoot. The entire experience with John was relaxed yet professional from the beginning. I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Carol S.