About John

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About John

A diverse career has cultivated John's unique ability of capturing moments and emotions in beautiful ways

John Nassari first became interested in photography at the tender age of 13 when his stepfather gave him his first camera. After earning a degree in advertising photography from the then called Medway College 1991 (now called University of the Arts), he pursued a career in advertising and editorial photography.

John followed the academic path throughout much of his career. He completed an MA in Visual Culture at Middlesex followed by a PhD the University of East London and spent many years teaching at university level.

Working closely with the British Council, John curated exhibitions on identity, exhibiting his work in the UK and around the world. His work has been seen in prestigious galleries such as the Pantheon Gallery, Cyprus, The Town House Gallery, Egypt, and the National Portrait Gallery, London.

In addition to exhibiting worldwide, John has also competed for a number of well-known accolades. In fact, John has been a finalist of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2000, 2006 and 2013, where his work was selected for the final exhibition in the National Portrait Gallery.

John’s wedding photography career has seen him win countless awards, and he works very closely with luxury planners, brands and a number of luxury venues and hotels in London including The Savoy, The Landmark Hotel,  Mandarin Oriental and One Events. He has photographed Richard E Grant, Jeremy Irons, Emilia Fox, Salman Rushdie, Kevin McCloud, Roxanne McKee, Princess Royal, and David Cameron.

John’s diverse career has cultivated his unique ability of capturing moments and emotions in beautiful ways, a skill that perfectly translates into his wedding photography. In 2014, John pioneered a ground breaking 360° multi-media wedding interactive photography service which launched at the Brides the Show.

John is a brand ambassador for Olympus UK. In 2016 he was selected as an Olympus Visionary; a title reserved for a small group of professional photographers whose work is used to promote the brand. John also participates in a programme of tutorial events and seminars run by Olympus and regularly presents on many aspects of photographic technique.

John is an Ambassador for SIM Imaging; supplier of choice for professional photographers looking for the finest books & albums.


John’s diverse career has cultivated his unique ability of capturing moments and emotions in beautiful ways, a skill that perfectly translates into his wedding photography.


Dedicated to visual storytelling, John’s approach to videography allows him to deliver exceptional visual content throughout every project. 

Drone Certified

Staying on top of the latest tech, John holds a full Drone Operator’s licence allowing him to capture footage that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. 

Awards & Accolades

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Finalist 2013

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award

Finalist 2000


University of East London

Top 10 UK Wedding Photographer

One Eyeland

Hedsor House & Park

Preferred Supplier & Active Member

Blenheim Palace

Preferred Supplier & Active Member

32nd AOP Photography Awards

Finalist 2015

45 UK Wedding Photographers Everyone Wants to Book

One Fab Day

Photographic Portrait Prize

Finalist 2006

Savoy Hotel

Preferred Supplier

Events Photography Awards

Runner Up 2014

Belgravia Wedding Quarter

Active Member

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London

Preferred Supplier & Active Member

One Events

Preferred Supplier & Active Member

International Photography Awards: Weddings

Honorable Mention 2016

Published in HELLO! Magazine

Sarah Lindsay Wedding 2018

Olympus Visionary

2016 - Present

Visual Culture MA

University of Middlesex

13 Best London Wedding Photographers

Evening Standard 2016

7x Award Winner


Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Platinum List Photographer

Founding & Active Member

The Wedding Gallery

Top Wedding Photographers of 2017

Masters of Wedding Photography