Jippy & Kevin
The Knot Review
“Let me start this by emphatically stating that Cindy and Johnny were absolutely amazing to work with and the wedding photos they took were stunning! From the get-go, Cindy was responsive to emails and telephone calls, and she made sure we were on the same page throughout the entire scheduling process. When taking photos in Yosemite Valley, Cindy and Johnny knew all of the best spots for photos and they were an absolute pleasure to work with. On the day of the wedding, Cindy and Johnny were again amazing, and the photos they took are something that will help us relive that special day forever. When people say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” Johnny Stafford Photography makes it a reality. I would absolute recommend Johnny Stafford Photography for any special event. Thank you Cindy and Johnny!”
Each time we look at our wedding photos, our hearts smile and we’re taken right back to that very special day. You captured the elegance and playfulness of both our personalities and we are absolutely in love with your work. If you cannot already tell, we partnered up with some of the most talented and passionate vendors for our wedding. It was because of you that our dream wedding became a real life fairytale; we are in a debt of gratitude.
You photographed our Yosemite wedding almost five years ago and I just wanted to take a minute and thank you again. Those pictures are priceless to us. We have a little girl now and she loves to look at them! Yosemite has always been such a special place for us, as it seems to be for you as well, and you captured the magic of our day perfectly. Thank you again! Wishing you and your family all the best!
Michelle & Adam
Johnny and Cindy were absolute professionals from day one. Knowing full well we were overwhelmed with everything else they walked us through the entire process. Wedding photos are honestly one of the most important things on your BIG DAY and with Johnny and Cindy there was no stress and no worries what so ever. They showed up on time and their creativity took over and produced some AMAZING photos. If you’re getting married in Yosemite make them your first call. Thanks guys!
Rainee & Dennis
The Knot Review
“This photography team of Johnny and his wife Cindy are absolutely amazing. There isn’t one bad thing I could say about our experience with them. From the beginning they were very professional and prompt with info and replies. At our first meeting, before deciding to go with them, there was no question about it… Johnny Stafford Photography would be our guys… Showed up early on our wedding day to start getting-ready pics, very personable throughout it all, and made out party and guests very comfortable being photographed. We did a next-day-session in Yosemite Valley.. OMG the pictures are absolutely stunning. I felt like a model in every respect, the backdrops they chose (from much experience) were breathtaking and soooo artistic.. And I honesty didn’t know wedding pictures could be that fun!! Completely fun, comfortable, and great experience overall. We’ve already decided that we’ll be going to them for future family, pregnancy, life event photos… Sticking with the best”
Rachel & David
“Johnny and Cindy were such a pleasure to work with. From the start, Cindy replied immediately to my emails, which is so important to me. They show such courtesy, and are so sweet. We forgot that we might get a bit dehydrated on the big day, so Johnny and Cindy gave us some gatorade and offered us nibbles to revive us. Amazing. The photographs were so beautiful as well. They listened to the style of photos that I was interested in, and worked with us. We got so many stunning photos. We cannot wait to frame many of them and blow some up on to a huge canvas. I would definitely recommend Johnny and Cindy as the perfect photographers for your event. And if you are getting married in Yosemite, they are the best. They know all of the best spots and maximized our time for the most lovely photos. Thank you guys! We will cherish these photos for years and years.”
Amy & Paul
“Johnny and Cindy were fantastic photographers! We got married in Yosemite, at Glacier Point at the beginning of September this year. We did all the planning for the wedding over the phone or internet, including booking photographers. But everything worked out great. We met up with Johnny and Cindy on the morning of our wedding day (Saturday) for a photo shoot in the Valley. They knew all the great spots to go to and even discovered some new spots along the way. I was kind of dreading the day of photos, but I actually had a lot of fun. This was entirely because of Johnny and Cindy. They were both very down-to-earth and made us feel comfortable right away, which really made a difference in the photos. They worked tirelessly, but also made sure we took breaks and drank water and had something to eat. Their timing was impeccable – they knew how long it would take to get to different places, so we weren’t rushed at all. And every photo really took advantage of the beauty of Yosemite. It was like they read our minds and took the exact photos we had envisioned. The ceremony and reception photos really captured each moment. We’re so happy with the memories that Johnny and Cindy captured for us. I highly recommend these two, especially for Yosemite weddings.”
Megan & Dax
Wedding Wire Review
“Johnny and Cindy were OUTSTANDING! Not only are our pictures beautiful, but they were so friendly and pleasant to have around on our wedding day (this helps, considering that you spend most of your day with your photographer)! My other praise for Johnny and Cindy is that they were so organized and on top of our timeline–it was like having another wedding coordinator there to help. I would absolutely recommend their services to anyone.”
Caitlin & Keith
“If there were a 10 star rating, I would give Johnny and CIndy a 12! These two have yet to even shoot my wedding and already I cannot say enough about this husband and wife team. From taking my 3 million emails, to having a flexible schedule, to taking fabulous pictures, to being two of the most thoughtful, caring individuals ever…I cannot say enough about them! Johnny and Cindy shot my husband and I for our engagement/we were already married photos. They met us up in Yosemite and we very understanding when we were almost half and hour late…. The two of us were immediately at ease with Johnny and Cindy and it shows in the beauty of the shots they took. Our pictures capture the essence of our relationship…and by essence I mean how we’re always laughing thanks to my ridiculously good sense of humor and ability to make my husband laugh!
Great photos aside, here is the kicker. Johnny and Cindy shot our photos 6 days before my husband was being deployed to Afghanistan. Insistent that Keith should have some reminder of that day to carry with him, the Staffords not only got our photos online the next day, but they overnighted us mini flip books with some of the best shots from the day. Unbelievable. It is one thing to be good at taking photographs, it is another to go above and beyond like that for a client. Such a small gesture meant the world to Keith and I. He left for Afghanistan carrying those small books with him, and every time I get to talk to him, he tells me he still carries one of them with him every where he goes, out on patrols, missions, etc. Basically, it is a rare find to come across two people who are equally as good what they do for a living, as they are at being compassionate, caring individuals. I cannot wait to see what kind of work these two will produce at our big wedding in August!”
Annie & Bryan
Wedding Mapper Review
“It all started with the Tenaya and Johnny Stafford. What an amazing photographer! You really want to have a photographer that is familar with the area. Johnny lives in the Yosemite area and his pictures speak for themselves. The extra bonus is that his wife works with him as a team and they go above and beyond to get the perfect shots. They were with us for HOURS for our engagement pics in Yosemite Valley. Those are so beautiful and timeless…. They are wonderful, professional artists and I highly recomend them. You will love their work.”