John Matthew Harrison


about me


Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to look through my work.  My name is John, and  I'm a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer. I'm based out of San Diego, CA but have traveled, and am willing to travel domestically and internationally.   I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design, but I found my true passion was documenting moments and creating beautiful images, and I'm thankful I get to share this with the world.

I describe my style as Fine Art Photojournalism.  My infatuation is for storytelling and it is my mission to document events and capture incredible images that will allow you to relive your special moments over and over. My goal is to make you smile, laugh, ooh and aah, gasp, and I kind of want to make you cry.....but in a good way.  I'd be honored to capture these heartfelt moments for you.  




It is the only way to freeze time


It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words.   The power of a photograph goes well beyond simply being worth a thousand words.  A photograph captures a moment that will never happen again, at a time that will never be the same.    They freeze an instance in our life and all the memories associated with this mili-second snapshot of time.  

Through photography we get to relive our memories. We not only get to see what we look like, but we also get reminded of how we felt, what we were doing, and what that time was like.    They are a means in of capturing time in a bottle and preserving it forever.  This is the true power of a photograph.

The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
— Andy Warhol


A smile is timeless


I'd love to talk about how I can create beautiful images that will make you smile forever.