Priscilla & Rhys

John Laham...well before I brag about him as a photographer. I just have to say John’s personality is what first captured me. John is the kindest and funniest person you could meet and carried that energy into the wedding day making him a pleasure to have around on our special day. On top of that John’s photography is like no other, his ability to capture the most incredible candid moments along with his eye for detail makes for the memories of a lifetime. The only challenge this posed was the difficulty to choose which photo I like most from our wedding day as they were all amazing. As a bonus bit of info John not only works magic with a camera, but a coffee machine too. It was always a pleasure to catch up with John to discuss the wedding over his one and only cups of coffee. I will definitely be recommending John to anyone I know getting married and for myself in any future occasions that will require a photographer. Cheers, Priscilla and Rhys

Diana & Leigh

The qualities of the photos are magnificent and surpass all expectations that we had. He is extremely professional and skilled. Love him as his work. ;)

Adriana & Jay

John Laham is the utmost professional with a remarkable talent and a true passion for his work.

We would absolutely recommend John to anybody planning a wedding. He is very professional and his photos are the best we have ever seen. He left our guests speechless with quick glimpses on his beloved Leica camera of shots he had taken at our wedding. They are photos that we would not of even imagined were possible and will treasure them forever! THANK YOU John :-)

From the heart ,

Mr & Mrs Sutton

Georgina & Andy

We meet John at our wedding coordinator's recommendation. From the get go we felt at home with John's amiable and warm personality as well as his excellent customer service. He listened to what we wanted, he made the expert suggestions which resulted in our wedding photography being beyond perfect. In fact, our guests loved him at our wedding reception and are interested in hiring him for their events. We highly recommend John Laham's photography and look forward to working with him again. Thank you John!!

Luke Herro

John is beyond a photographer, he is an absolute gentleman.

Nazile & Bora

Dear John, How do we thank you enough? You managed to capture the most magical moments of our wedding and added a tasteful touch of John in there somewhere! We were very impressed at how quickly you prepared our photos, the quality of your work was remarkable. You truely do create art! I love that you captured every expression and moment. You were laid back and made our experience stress free and full of laughs. You brought out the most beautiful smiles in all of us and made the room colourful with your presence. It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a mastermind in the field of photography. You are unique, as is your art and we are forever grateful that you captured the beginning of our happily ever after.

You are awesome!

Lots of love,

Naz & Bora

Ken Nicholas

What an amazing photographer and what a brilliant man. from the time we first met John we realised that we were in the hands of a true professional that we trusted totally for the wedding of our daughter, and we felt totally relieved to find someone who took all the stress out of choosing a professional photographer for such an important "life occasion" be documented.

john made the whole day so easy and was unbelievably there for every moment to be captured but almost invisible, never in the way but always there to capture each special moment.

The result was a beautiful memory of a beautiful day artistically and naturally seen within all of the photographs that John took of the day.

he worked tirelessly throughout the day and made our daughters day and ours extra special as a result of his work and co-ordination .

John has a wonderful personality that allows everyone to be relaxed and happy. We were blessed and fortunate to have met him and to photograph our daughters wedding. we cannot recommend him highly enough.

Ken & Tracey Nicholas. May 2016

Lisa B

"John Laham Is an absolute artist! Hiss work is second to none. The quality and imagination of his work will astound you if you have a look at his website as I did when researching wedding photographers. You will see, as I did, how John's work is like no other photographer's out there! And that's exactly what I was looking for. John's Art Portraits are just magical! I fell in love with his work the moment I saw it, and knew then that I had to have him for my wedding! John is so easy to work with and so passionate about his work, he really is a joy to have at your wedding and doesn't have one of those gigantic cameras that other photographer's use as he uses a small powerful camera, therefore he isn't in everyone's face during the wedding etc. I highly recommend John Laham Photography to all Brides and Grooms out there researching looking for the perfect Photographer!"

Wedding Date : 22 Feb, 2014

Olympia & Matt

I received my wedding photo album just in time for my birthday, and can I say it was the best birthday present ever! Thank you so much John for your amazing photos, and capturing all the special moments in our wedding day! Matthew and I are in awe of your work, and I cant' stop looking at all the photos! Each and every time I look at our album it's as if I'm taken back to my wedding day! I highly recommend John to every couple who is looking for a talented, fun and artistic photographer. Thank you once again John!

Love Matt and Olympia Terzian

Ana & George Tzenos

John made not only our day enjoyable but the whole planning and photography selection process a great ease. It was lovely having such a fun and easy to work with and creative photographer.

We thank him for the beautiful memories he has captured of our special day and would highly recommend him.

Ana and George Tzenos

Rob & Tenille

We interviewed a number of Photographers for our wedding and picked John immediately upon meeting with him.

His personable nature and the artistic passion in his portfolio were without question the best we had seen.

The day itself was wonderful, and the volume and quality of the work produced was sensational.

We came away with an album that surpassed our expectations and it is admired by everyone we have had the pleasure of showing it to.

The overall service is what you are paying for and if you want an artist to capture the essence of your special day then we can’t recommend John highly enough.

Rob and Tenille Fellows

Page Garvey

John is not just a photographer, His truly an artist.

Words cannot explain how impressed my husband and I were and still are with our wedding photography and also Johns hospitality.

John made our day very joyful, natural and comforting.

When they say "You can’t put a price on memories" it’s true. Your wedding or any special occasion can be spoilt by bad photography leaving you with sour memories-with John this is not the case. You will NEVER be disappointed with his work.

John is a one man photographer which makes the dealings of the day and work on albums etc. afterwards much easier and relaxing. We spent almost a whole day with John setting up our album and choosing our perfect photos (which were all of them). It was amazing to have a photographer spend so much time in putting together our album with us and getting it perfectly set up.

I highly recommend John and his photography and artistry,

Fran & David Mesaros

Hi john,

I’m sorry for not getting in a big big thank you to you for the amazing photos you have taken on our special day on the 12th April 2015.

You had played a huge part on our day and filled it with lots of laughs and smiles. You have so much charisma and passion for what you do.

Thank you for your #amazing work!

Kind regards Fran and Dave Mesaros

Mark & Chrysoula Collaros

Dear John,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your part in capturing the most momentous day in our lives. From the very start you struck us as someone who has true passion for their work, who understands it completely, and carries out to the highest standard. From our first meetings, right through our wedding day itself and now to putting together our albums with us, we know that you have been the best choice as our photographer.

As we found out there are so many people available to so this task, but we saw in your previous work and most definitely in your work with us, that you do not just take photographs of the day, you capture moods, feelings, thoughts and “expressions”, and each photo says so much about that instant that was captured. We have not seen any other photographer who could compare to your level, or produce such photos as you have, that could show such substance and meaning. Your photos are more than just an image taken by a camera; they are moving pieces of art. The way you interacted with us and our guests brought out the best in each moment and we see this in every shot you took – The day itself was incredible and for you to show that and more in your work is invaluable to us and everyone who looks at our wedding photos.

We already have, and will continue to refer you to everyone we meet who may need a photographer. We loved every aspect of what you brought to our wedding day and captured from it. The essence of the day was represented perfectly in your work and we cannot thank you enough. Everyone who has seen the photos has been extremely impressed with the quality of each and every one, and we are so proud to have such a beautiful representation of our day. Your attention to detail, level of service and absolute perfection has resulted in an extraordinary experience which we will treasure and display with pride.

Yours faithfully Mark and Chrysoula Collaros

Vesna & Rolf Dammert

Dear John,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

I’m writing to sincerely thank you for your exquisite work on our wedding album, I know you witnessed my emotion and joy when I viewed the album for the first time in your studio but I wanted to write and again express my gratitude for how perfectly you captured our wedding day.

Looking through the album takes me back to every moment I put so much love and thought into planning the wedding and it was the most perfect of days. You have been able to reflect this love, attention to detail and perfection that strived to create and that means the world to me. For me, the wedding was like a fairy-tale and you have told the story in images that portray that fairy-tale.

I am taken back to the emotion of the day, to how I felt when each photo was taken when look through the album.

The photos are works of art I remember being so impressed the first night we met you and viewed some examples of your work. The creativity you showed us was exactly what I wanted and now when I look through the album I see myself and my wonderful husband reflected back so beautifully in such a creative way. I can imagine in time people looking at these photos of me and thinking ‘WOW’, just as I did when I first saw your work.

I absolutely love each photo that you enhanced for us and I am so pleased we invested in the enhancements as this ‘Art’ is what makes our album different to every other wedding photo album on bookshelves around the world. I think our wedding was very unique in a number of aspects and now the photography we have to remember this day shows off that uniqueness and beauty.

There are so many of the photos that I love, but there are two in particular that take my breath away. The first is the panoramic of the garden where we were married. It is incredible – like being back there in the moment. You can’t ask any more from your wedding photos than that. The second is the enhanced photo of us in the background of the garden with the daffodils and pink blossom tree – it is so beautiful that you can’t imagine that it is real. But it was and that photo captures the fairy-tale that was our wedding.

I also want to thank you for making sure the album was delivered in time for us to take overseas to show Rolf’s dad. You can’t imagine how much it meant to all of us to be able to tell the story of our wedding, introduce him to my family and our friends, and share our love for each other through your photography. He was so grateful for this as it was very disappointing for him to have not been able to be there in person.

John, I think you are a true master and genius. What you do every day brings pleasure to so many, and not just for one time, but over and over again throughout a lifetime. I will use our album to tell our love story to our children and I hope they will treasure it as we will treasure it throughout our lives.

I won’t say farewell as we will be back in touch soon to order an enlargement for our home, and hopefully you will also be able to add to our album with photos of us as the years go by and of our children when they come along too.

Thanks once again and know that we made the very best selection in choosing you as our wedding photographer.

Kind regards and best wishes always.

Natalie & Michael Refalo

Hello John,

It’s Natalie & Michael here. We just wanted to say a very big THANK YOU for not only all the amazing and beautiful photos you were able to capture on our special day but to also say thank you for taking the time to sit down with both Michael and I and also my parents to plan our wedding album. We are so delighted, thrilled and very happy!! Words truly can’t describe just how happy we are with our wedding photos. Every single individual photo tells a story about our special day, you captured every moment and emotion.

We can’t wait to get our album, its very exciting. Thank you again John for everything, your talent is truly amazing and we were so fortunate to be able to have you as our photographer. We look forward to viewing our proofs on the internet. As soon as they are loaded we will be sure to tell our family and friends.

Kind Regards, Natalie & Michael Refalo

Caterina Cannavo

We first met John at our friend’s wedding, where his creative ability and great eye for detail left us in awe after having shot a panoramic with what seemed to us with little to no effort. Soon after, we were engaged and didn't bother with any other photographer, we booked John and had no regrets. With a wedding of 350 guests, John worked alone with his one camera and captured every moment perfectly. We were overwhelmed with the number of high quality photos to choose from and the amazing artwork he created. Our wedding album is a masterpiece and one of a kind!

Since this experience we have referred him to several of our friends, who after having seen what he produced for us, have had no hesitation in booking him for their special day.

Now, after the birth of our beautiful boy we couldn't think of anyone else but John to help us capture our little boy as a newborn, giving us something to keep and cherish. My husband and I are already ecstatic at the raw images John has taken and know once he has added his creative flare to the photos we will once again have amazing original work that is admired by all.

Melissa Pressman

Would highly recommend John to anyone. Not only did he take beautiful photos and provide us with a gorgeous album but he was so much fun. With such a great personality he made it a relaxed environment (which is great for those who get a bit shy in the more intimate shots). Thank you so much for all the laughs

Catherine Fraser

John was an outstanding photographer for our wedding and I am thoroughly happy with the end results. John had previously (many years ago) taken photographs of my husband’s family and I had no idea of this connection when I first met him. It was fate! My wedding guests felt comfortable with him around (which was important for good photos) and we all had a great time! I can't recommend him enough

Sarah Marshall

A year ago we had the pleasure of having John photograph our wedding. Now, our first little son has just joined our family and there was no doubt in our minds who we wanted to capture some special images to celebrate our new arrival.

Once again John was truly wonderful. He came to our home, was calm and caring when our usually placid boy had an unsettled afternoon, and of course captured the most beautiful images of such an important time in our life.

It was surprisingly relaxing as there was no forced posing or need to make our little son do something he didn't want to do for the sake of a photo. And what we have as a result is not just a family portrait, but beautiful art. The images are natural and powerful, and make me quite emotional just looking at them (and it's not just the hormones!). I know when our little boy grows into a man we'll look back at how delicate and precious he is in these early weeks with wonder.

My husband and I can't speak more highly of John and his unique work. He truly is a master of his craft. We have and will continue to refer him to our friends and family wanting to capture the heart and emotion of special occasions and times in their lives. Thank you so much.

Lisa Bosnjak

John Is in a word "AWESOME", what a talented man! We have the most beautiful wedding day memories to keep for the rest of our lives and to pass down in our family, not to mention the amazing enlargements we have framed throughout our home to look at every day. It was such a pleasure and honour having John Photograph our wedding. John was never in the way but always there when something happened, he didn't miss a thing! Such an enthusiastic and artistic Photographer with a great sense of humour. Johns Art portraits are like no other, he can turn a photograph into a Rembrandt painting! When I first found John Laham when searching online, looking through his gallery I found myself so overwhelmed with emotion I had tears rolling down my face his work moved me so much! It was then that I decided I had to have him photograph my wedding, and we are so happy we did. We Highly recommend John Laham Photography!

Ralph Kooi

We asked John to be the man with the camera for our wedding. Just one visit to his office made it clear for us. He knows what he is doing and the results are spectacular. We (and our guests) were all full of compliments on how John was "invisible" during the whole ceremony and the shoots which makes our pictures look so natural and no flashes! (how amazing is that)We never had to re-take pictures and stand long to for poses, John just needs one take. John already created several 'Art" type photos using Photoshop to which adds this whole other dimension to the photo. He is an artist of his craft. We can't recommend John enough.

Caleb & Julie Taylor

Dear John,

Thank you so much for capturing our special day. words cannot express our gratitude. You are amazing at what you do and we will always count our lucky stars that you photographed our wedding, we have the most beautiful photos and memories to hold onto.

We wish you the very best on your journey and hope to stay in touch for any upcoming milestones to be captured. You are #amazing!

Lots of love and gratitude,

Caleb and Julie Taylor

Bridget Whitty

John recently photographed our wedding and basically - what can I say?

He exceeded our wildest dreams for our wedding, words cannot express our gratitude, and we want to thank him from the bottom of our hearts. He is a true genius - our family loved him, we loved him!!

Truly inspirational and the best decision we made for our wedding. Thank you John!xx

Jo Carter

I had the pleasure of working with John for a photo shoot on ice...and what a wonderful experience! After 2 Olympics and a career in professional ice skating, I was hoping to gain some professional shots of myself ice skating and John was able to capture both the glamorous AND athletic side of the sport which is so much a part of my heart and my life. It seemed as though he was zooming in on my passion and enjoyment at the same time as he was focussing on my positions and blades. The shoot was an experience I will never forget and the photos are memories i will treasure forever. I cannot recommend John highly enough..when you're trying to capture more than a simple photo. John is without doubt the man for the job....He is a true artist!

Nick Keilar

Cannot recommend highly enough - We got married in Feb 2013 and John did a simply amazing job with the photography. John's a great guy with a good sense of humour, capable of both unobtrusive capture of natural moments as well as setting up fun and clever staged scenes. The artwork shots and panoramas are WELL worth the extra $ too - can't believe how well they turned out in the album.

While he's a little pricier than some of the other photographers we looked at, you definitely get your money's worth. We had to get extra pages in the album just to get the best of the best photos in there, and there were literally hundreds more we would have liked to put in. It's far better to struggle with which pictures to take out of an album because you have too many great shots, rather than struggle to fill an album because all the photos are generic or awful.

In summary - highly recommended, check him out!

Michael McLennan

John recently photographed for my wedding in Sydney, Australia, in November 2012. Looking over the photos later, we were so impressed to see how much of the day he captured -- nothing and no one was missing, and every time he'd stopped us in the day to take advantage of a potential set-up he'd seen was a winner. Both families were impressed at the coverage, and the presence of John throughout the day -- ubiquitous but never intrusive, observant and rarely interrupting the natural moments that came to light. If we could be married again, he would be our photographer of choice without a doubt.

Julie Wang

Put simply, John is amazing and in a class of his own. John's work speaks for itself and we would recommend him 10 times over. In additional to his professionalism and expertise, John can put you, your bridal party and guests at ease in an instant. It is amazing how discreet he can be; he is in no way obtrusive, yet gets all the important shots. His communication throughout the process was always timely and its always a pleasure to hear from him. He has a great sense of humour. If you want classy, artistic and beautiful photos, you need John!

John Sowden

Dear John,

You can tell by the time of this e-mail (1:30 am!) how thrilled I am with your images of Tim and Karen. I arrived home at 11:30 pm and simply have to see every image before I go to bed. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Alix was so excited when I met her this afternoon. so you have made us very happy! Look forward to catching up soon — I would like you to make up a special album for Tim and Karen…as a complete surprise for them. Thanks again and God Bless….2 down 4 to go! John

PS I love the “Leica” look! Even more, I love the Laham look!!!!!!!

Emma Mancini

John takes beautiful, natural, flash-less photos and he is a great personality to have around on the day!

Lesley Ann Alburqueque

Great and artistic photographer. Adds fun and liveliness in an otherwise long and exhaustive day of photo-taking.

Melissa Cameron


Rebecca Heard

Amazing!!!! Cannot rave enough about how much I loved our photos and photographer. Our pictures were so unique and captured our day perfectly. Highly recommended.

Catherine F.

You just can't beat John. Not only did he do a fantastic job with our photos but my wedding guests as well. My husband's family had photos done by him 20 years ago - a fact I didn't know when I met him! He has experience & it shows!

Bridget Spinoulas

John recently photographed our wedding and basically - what can I say? He exceeded our wildest dreams for our wedding, words cannot express our gratitude, and we want to thank him from the bottom of our hearts. He is a true genius - our family loved him, we loved him!! Truly inspirational and the best decision we made for our wedding. Thank you John!

Natalia Smith

We flew John to our wedding in Bali. John was wonderful. He was a pleasure to have him there on our wedding day and I trusted him 100%.

The photographs were beautiful. We had a wonderful time taking the photos and he made it fun and easy for everyone.

Natalia & Mike Smith

Louise Hamann & Jurgen Treichel

Dear Joana,

I wanted to make a special mention and thank you for the Docksides referral of Mr John Laham of John Laham Photography whom we chose as our photographer.

John is a very personable, humorous and patient professional. He was able to make the most of every situation capturing many crazy fun and memorable moments that just would not have happened on a bright sunny day and perhaps not be all photographers. Not to mention I detest having my photo done so the fact that john was able to get a number of good shots of myself is a feat within itself.

We would highly recommend him to any of our friends and family, and hope that you continue to hold him high on your referral list to give to any prospective couples needing a photographer on their special day, or to any organisation even that needs a professional to capture their special event.

Kindest regards, Mr & Mrs Treichel

Francesca O'Hare & Rohan Johnson

Hi John,

I am writing to say thank you so much for the recommendation the dockside group made in regards to John Laham from John Laham photography. I was married at WatersEdge on March 13 this year and had already organised a photographer which unfortunately fell through 6 week out from our wedding.

As you can imagine we were extremely distressed but both Kristie and Nicky recommended we contact John to see if he could help us out. I cannot speak more highly of him, from the first meeting he was extremely helpful and a joy to be around. John became a massive part of our wedding day and he could not have fitted in any better with all our guests and family, 6 weeks later and people are still raving about him.

We recently met with him again to view our photos and make our album and I was stunned by the photos he captured, all 950 of them, they are absolutely stunning. If at all possible please pass on to him and your directors how truly happy we were with him, he is definitely an asset to the company having him as a supplier, I would not hesitate in recommending him to any of my family or friends.

Kind Regards Francesca Johnson

Virginia Brookes & Chris Van Bree

John from John Laham Photography was something else and I would refer him to absolutely anyone for their future special occasion.

Rosie & Kenny

I can’t even begin to describe how happy we are with John and our wedding photos. Beyond just being a photographer he is an incredible person to deal with. Honest, fun and so easy to talk to. He made us feel at ease and our guests are still talking about how great he was!! Would hire him again and again and highly recommend his services to anyone considering using him. You won’t regret it!!! If I could give 10 stars I would!! Thank you for everything John x

Jannah & Simon

John is a man of extraordinary talent, kindness and caring. It was such a pleasure to work with John throughout the wedding planning process. He went above and beyond in the lead up to the wedding to make us feel cared for and special, and we knew we were in good hands. When choosing a photographer we first looked at portfolios of ten recommended photographers and John's candid photography immediately leapt out from the others. He had captured the funny and emotional moments and created the genuine feel of a wedding. John cooperated with our other vendors and wedding theme in the lead up. On our wedding day he arrived early and spared no attention to detail during the bride's party preparations, the ceremony and reception. His photos captured our magical day perfectly and will be cherished for the rest of our lives together. Thank you so much John!

Sara & James

Photographed my daughter’s wedding! John is much more than a photographer he is an artist. God Bless you John.

Ben & Katy

John was the photographer at our wedding on 17/03/2017. We had a world class service from start to finish. John captured real, beautiful moments of happiness, intimacy and joy. Our first experience was meeting John in his apartment in downtown Sydney. We had a wonderful conversation over coffee overlooking Barangaroo and the harbour that filled us with confidence that John was absolutely the right choice. We selected the Botticelli package. On the day, John arrived promptly at my wife's hotel room and took a beautiful selection of photographs of her getting ready. The photos pop and tell a lovely story. Next, photos of my best man, my Mum and I were taken at the venue. John really captured the colours, sights, and affection shared with my family and I. The photos taken at the ceremony are intimate and were taken discreetly, helping us to focus on the moment. Our photos taken outside in Sydney bring out the majesty of the city while letting us remain the centre of attention. John took a panorama photo of us and our guests which just pops and looks incredible. As the night progressed, John captured multiple wonderful moments of action and intimacy. Our favourite photo, a spontaneous moment between my wife and I, is a moment I'm not convinced many, if any photographers would have caught. Our photos of the speech really highlight my wife's Dad, my best man and I in our flow as we gave our remarks. Our night progressed to be raucous and riotous and John was very much a part of our night. He mingled with our guests, ate with our guests and laughed with our guests. We loved watching our friends interact and have fun with John snapping away. John caught a truly magical bouquet toss - boyfriend of catcher caught up in the moment, and even our garter removal. After the wedding John invited us to his again to construct our album. With his guidance, we have made a treasure that will stand the test of time as the story of our day. I cannot recommend John's beautiful photography, his eye for a moment, and his gracious and respectful personality enough.

Rana & Bill

John was fun photographer to have at the wedding. he is the best.