In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is John Ryan, Co-Owner of J&J Studios, LLC.
John Ryan started J&J Studios in 2011 with the original intent to provide premier event coverage of various collegiate events. He was very involved in ballroom dance, and wanted to provide competition photographs for his team. It grew very rapidly from there to include corporate events, weddings, portraits, and headshots.
Recently J&J Studios has incorporated videography and aerial services into their offerings and became licensed drone pilots!
I was able to sit down with John to ask him a few questions… check it out!
What makes J&J Studios, LLC stand out next to companies like it?
We have an “all in” approach to business. We are full-service so we keep our production, editing, and delivery all in house. Our customer service is almost instantaneous. When you message us, you get a response in minutes.
What is your favorite type of event?
Weddings for sure. I get to be a product, portrait, lifestyle, glamour, boudoir, family, and documentary photographer all in the space of 10 minutes.
Favorite Wedding Month?
What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?
Make sure to meet your photographer in person. There’s no substitute for clicking with your photographer.
What is your Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?
Eat, of course! Huge foodie here. I love Talula’s Garden, Barbuzzo, Jamonera, Vetri, Volver, Fork, Vernick, Zahav, among others.
What is your Zodiac Sign?
What is your Favorite Movie?
Deadpool, John Wick Movies, Matrix
What motivates you to work hard?
Nothing better than working for yourself. I think this can’t be stressed enough. Working for someone else is never quite as enjoyable. It also keeps you accountable. Now any failure and any success is based on you and your work. The buck starts here and the buck stops here.
What wedding trends are you loving?
Love the return to vibrant, bold, “contrasty” images.
What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?
Light and Airy Images
Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I can dance and play piano pretty well. I love playing Billy Joel, Elton John, and The Beatles.
What is your Go-to at Karaoke?
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?
U2. Hands down.
Is there anything else you want to tell us about your company?
We love what we do, wouldn’t want it any other way.
Show us some photos of your work!
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