John Arcara Photography

(51 reviews)
64 Broad St Red Bank, NJ map | (732) 299-9537 (732) 861-8644
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Wedding: 11/16/2013
Member Since: 10/22/2012 verified review
November 16th bride    posted 11/18/2013 (updated 11/19/2013)

I love John Arcara Photography! The wedding pictures I've seen so far have been stunning and everyone at my wedding was so impressed. He made me feel so beautiful on my special day. Everyone in my family and wedding party enjoyed working with him. We couldn't be happier and the shots he got were priceless. I would recommend him to anyone!

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Wedding: 5/11/2013
Member Since: 9/20/2013 verified review
Most fun and professional photography service in New Jersey!    posted 9/22/2013

It was an absolute pleasure working with John and Lovina and their team. They took amazing photos and video at every stage of our wedding throughout the day. So many photos were taken that every memory of the day was captured. The video teaser looked great and we can't wait to see the final version. I would highly recommend using John Arcara Photography for any special event!

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Wedding: 5/11/2013
Member Since: 4/22/2011
Best Wedding Photographer!!    posted 9/20/2013


John Arcara and his wife Lovina Arcara did an amazing job at our wedding!!! They are very easy to work with because of their fun and laid back personality. Not only were they very professional but got everyone on track with time. They went above and beyond for us on our wedding day! The preview slideshow they provided the day after the wedding was fantastic and a very neat surprise! John took so many great pictures, we are having trouble narrowing it down for our album!! We highly recommend John Arcara Photography for engagement and wedding photos!!!

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Wedding: 6/8/2013
Member Since: 3/1/2010 verified review
LOVEEEEE JOHN ARCARA PHOTOGRAPHY!!!    posted 9/19/2013

My experience with John and his team actually occurred many years before my wedding even happened. John did my brother's wedding and I instantly fell in love with his work. I was in the bridal party for my brother's wedding and I remember John being so much fun, not your typical stiff wedding photographer taking your typical wedding photos (I've been in and been to many weddings where talking to a wall would be more interesting than talking to the photographer! The best I ever experienced was a photographer who missed half of the reception on cigarette breaks! You won't get that kind of service from John and his team!!!). When I got engaged, and before a date or venue was set, I knew I wanted John to shoot our wedding. He is so full of energy and fun ideas....even our engagement photos came out so beautiful and we had a ton of fun walking around Red Bank with him shooting them. He is quick to answer any questions/emails you send his way and he truly is such a talent. As our wedding day approached, and with the threat of soaking downpours, John called me up to reassure me that no matter what, our day would be excellent (which helped ease my fears, especially since I wanted to take a lot of photos outside at our venue - Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin). He was filled with excitement and energy, reassuring me that no matter the weather, he would be able to get some amazing shots, and even gave me some pretty incredible ideas (especially when it came to a surprise I had for my husband during the 'First Look' shot). John and his team showed up right on time the day of my wedding to the salon and we all immediately had a blast; again, he isn't your typical, boring, stiff, wedding photographer! - It felt like it did at my brother's wedding...John and his team being awesome, us having some great laughs, and him shooting away while NOT being in everyone's hair and business. For example, there would be times where I would find myself talking to my bridesmaids and then realizing that John and his wife, Lovina, were photographing us from afar the entire time! Luckily, it didn't rain on our wedding day, but I still appreciated how he took away any stress I had when it came to our big day being a wash out. My wedding day simply was the most amazing day of my life, and I truly thank John, Lovina, and Matt for being a part of that day. Our pictures came out BEAUTIFUL! They are more like works of art than your typical wedding photos!!

If you are looking for a photographer who you can have fun with, who won't add ANY stress to your day, and someone who will take beautiful pictures of one of the most important days of your life....then John is without a doubt the guy you want!! John, Lovina, and Matt felt like family to my husband and I, and our entire wedding party LOVED them! I highly recommend John and plan to use him in the future for any family photos we may have (maternity shoots!) I can't say enough positive things!! :)

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Wedding: 5/26/2013
Member Since: 3/4/2012 verified review
Captured an Unforgettable Night - May 26, 2013    posted 9/16/2013

We interviewed almost 10 photographers before deciding on John Arcara - he was so enthusiastic that it was infectious, and I knew I wanted that energy at our wedding. We were not disappointed! As soon as they arrived, they jumped right into action without being intrusive at all! Lovina even helped my bridesmaids to dress in their sarees. Their style is relaxed and energetic, and I found it definitely helped to keep my energy up. They captured every moment - I don't know how they were in so many places at once! They knew exactly where to take pictures to capture the mood of our wedding and reception. The pictures turned out beautifully, and there are so many that I am having a hard time narrowing down the ones I want to frame.

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Wedding: 5/25/2013
Member Since: 4/10/2012 verified review
Amazing detail, amazing talent, amazing memories!    posted 9/16/2013

We selected John Arcara Photography for our May 25, 2013 wedding and were nothing short of impressed! His talent, artistic ideas, and overall shots are incredible. He makes the entire process fun and relaxing, even the bridal party had a good time! You never feel pressured into shots or "setup"; his style is natural and fun, which comes across in the beautiful memories he creates. We just picked up the proofs from our wedding day and we were extremely happy with how they turned out; he captured shots that made us laugh, cry, and relive the incredible love we felt that day. We are incredibly grateful that John allows us to relive those wonderful memories each time we view our wedding pictures! We would highly recommend John and his team for any and all occasions and hope to work with him in our future to capture memories to come!

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Wedding: 10/20/2012
Member Since: 10/4/2010 verified review
Amazing Pictures    posted 9/16/2013 (updated 9/16/2013)

We are so happy that we were able to have John photograph our wedding last October. We just picked up our wedding album and it is beautiful. We get so many compliments on not only our wedding pictures, but on our engagement pictures and wedding FusionFilm as well. John and Lovina make the whole process easy and enjoyable from start to finish. You definitely will not be disappointed when working with this awesome couple!

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Wedding: 6/22/2013
Member Since: 6/25/2013 verified review
The Absolute Best!    posted 9/2/2013

John, Lovina, and Matt photographed and filmed our wedding on June 22nd and every moment of the day was like one surprise after another from them. Their photos were beyond creative and excellently executed and they were so attentive to us and every little detail of the day. In less than 24 hours we had photos to see already and a photo album they created while we were still at the reception! We even had a video "trailer" by the morning after. The service was impeccable and so fun - it felt like we were hanging with our friends while taking our photos. I could not be happier with the results and look forward to using them again for special events in the future. And P.S., they also did our engagement photos which were magnificent!

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Wedding: 6/7/2013
Member Since: 1/31/2008 verified review
Amazing Photographer!    posted 6/24/2013

John is an incredible photographer! Our engagement session was so fun and the pictures were great. BUT the wedding day photos (which I have only seen a handful on his blog so far) are absolutely breathtaking! Everyone keeps saying the pictures he took look like it was a VOGUE photo shoot!! We got married on 6/7 during a tropical storm, and outside...but with Johns amazing pictures, you would never have known! I cant wait to see the thousands of pictures from the wedding very soon! He's incredible and I totally recommend them!!!!

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Wedding: 8/3/2012
Member Since: 10/11/2011 verified review
AMAZING    posted 2/7/2013

we had the pleasure of having John and his team take photos at our wedding this past August. The entire process was so much fun. Jon made it so easy for us on our day that we were having fun and not worrying about anything. Also, the photos turned out absolutely gorgeous. 6 months later, we still look through our photos and remember what a beautiful day it was.

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Wedding: 11/17/2012
Member Since: 2/27/2012 verified review
so flexible and responsive    posted 12/2/2012

We had to switch photographers last minute, and John and his team were great. They met with us on very little notice, even while in the middle of a move, and we ended up getting Scott and Devin for our wedding day. They did a great job, capturing all the moments and making sure everyone in our families got the photos they wanted. They were always very willing to talk to us and learn what we wanted, and we really appreciated that. Prices are definitely high, but we're excited to have John edit all our images and to have a shared copyright. We only have a few shots so far, but their quality and artistry has really impressed us.

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Wedding: 7/14/2012
Member Since: 10/4/2010 verified review
John is the BEST!!!!!!    posted 7/19/2012

We are so thrilled that we booked John for our wedding. Not only are his pictures stunning but he is so fun to work with. He had the entire bridal party laughing and having a great time. So many guests complimented how awesome our photographer was and how beautiful his pictures are. I cannot say enough positive things about John Arcara. We absolutely love him and he was the easiest and best decision we made when planning our wedding!

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Wedding: 6/22/2012
Member Since: 7/24/2011 verified review
By Far the Best!    posted 7/18/2012

John was amazing!!! He had photographed a cousin's wedding a few years ago and I knew that I wanted him for mine!!! I was so excited that he was available and was so happy with the entire process. He was willing to work with everything I wanted and I couldn't be happier!!!

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Wedding: 6/9/2012
Member Since: 1/6/2011 verified review
Best Photogragphers ever!    posted 7/2/2012

We loved John and Lovina! The moment we met them we realized they are very very original and so excited about each couple they work with. They pay attention to detail and are very trendy and so easy to get along with! Their work is impecable and we are so ahpppy we made the perfect choice to have them photograph our wedding!

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Wedding: 5/19/2012
Member Since: 12/31/2010 verified review
We love Tim    posted 6/5/2012

John's A List Photographer, Tim, shot our wedding and he did an amazing job. He was very professional but at the same time fun and he was very easy to work with. We actually had so much fun taking hours of pictures thanks to Tim! We only got a brief preview of our pictures but what we have seen so far we absolutely loved. People have said to us they enjoyed his style in that most of the time you never even noticed he was there snapping away. We can't wait to see all of our pictures!

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Wedding: 11/12/2011
Member Since: 2/20/2007 verified review
Definately the Married Photographers to use    posted 11/29/2011

John & Lovina Arcara, husband and Wife, where one of the best choices we have made for our wedding. Their attitude, their style, just everything about them was truly amazing. They are a spectactular couple and they know how to make you love the camera. I know our pictured from our wedding will be nothing less than amazing. John, Lovina, thank you for being YOU and for being so amazing!!!

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Wedding: 8/12/2011
Member Since: 7/15/2010 verified review
John Arcara    posted 11/8/2011

Amazing photos!!! Awesome to work with to capture your special day!

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Wedding: 9/16/2006
Member Since: 2/21/2005 verified review
Beautiful!    posted 10/13/2011

John & Lovina are so talented! My husband and I are so happy with our wedding photographs! We recommend John Arcara Photography to all our friends!

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Wedding: 9/23/2011
Member Since: 8/22/2010 verified review
Awesome    posted 10/11/2011

I cannot tell you how pleased we were with John the day of the wedding. He is amazing!!! He made us so at ease and was incredible to work with! The photo booth we had at the wedding was a HUGE hit! Highly recommended!!!

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Wedding: 6/5/2011
Member Since: 6/24/2011
The ONLY Photographer you want!    posted 6/24/2011

My wife and I hired John and his wife Lovina immediately! After meeting them we knew we had to have them at our wedding. John brings the fun and the talent you want on your wedding day. His pictures are phenomenal!! My friends and family can't stop talking about how great they look. Most people stick their wedding album in a draw or closet, not us. Our wedding album will be a show piece in our living room forever! Thanks John + Lovina!

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John & Lovina Arcara portray a playful and contemporary style through their photojournalistic images. Their sexy, spontaneous photographs are featured in various magazines including The Knot. Whether it's a local or destination affair, they are ready to bring their fun and urban approach to document


  • Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
  • Specialty: Photojournalism

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