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Carol Payne

6 August 2019

I have had multiple items framed here and they did such s beautiful job! They made my art look even better.

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Lynn Dale Bauer

16 July 2019

We can’t thank Chris enough for our beautiful family photos on the beach. His irresistible personality and sense of fun won 6 small children over. He is an excellent communicator by phone and very patient with a large group especially with a lack of cooperation from small children at times. We highly recommended him for your treasured family memories! More...

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Patrick W.

22 May 2019

Chris photographed our wedding elopement at Atalaya Castle. From the moment I met him, I knew he was the right choice. Very relaxed demeanor with a thoughtful approach. We improvised our plan a bit based on his suggestions, and the photos turned out wonderfully.We felt at ease together. Even if you don't feel super comfortable in front of a camera, Chris lets you create and live in a space where you can be.As others have said, his rate is extremely reasonable for the quality and artful vision. Cannot recommend highly enough! More...

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Kim Montray LaCoste

20 April 2019

Great pictures!!! Very flexible...got pictures to me so quick! Highly recommende

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Joanne Willoughby

22 March 2019

Great service and quality products. Very helpful picking out frames etc.

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Natasha D.

24 November 2018

I am writing this review, after finally signing a contract to sell my house in Myrtle Beach.  The home-sale adventure began in October 2018..  I listed my home and took for granted that my "realtor" would try to position my home in the best light IE: Good photos.  I assumed she would use good photos because most people start the buying process online nowadays right?  The value of good photographs CANNOT be disputed.  I'll never forget the initial feeling of excitement I felt as I clicked on the link to load my new listing, after the Realtor posted it and sent me the link... I couldn't wait to see my ad!  Then that feeling of excitement was replaced by complete shock.... then horror as I thumbed through each photo she posted... They looked like crime scene photos!  I needed a Real Estate photographer ASAP.  It turns out - I had mistakenly placed my trust in the "realtor" (never mind the $21,000 commission she stood to make on my house...) she informed me she had no intention of hiring a photographer to take proper photos of my home.    She went around and literally snapped cell phone photos to post my house on the internet - they looked TERRIBLE.  I sat and thought about all of the money I spent getting the house ready... cleaning fees, painting, on and on.... the photos are one of the most important parts of selling a home... make no mistake about it.  I was immediately in a panic - I knew that I had to get better photos up ASAP so I turned to Yelp.  I found Chris on Yelp and called him, half in a panic.  I explained the situation and I begged him to fit me into his schedule.  Let me just say - as a seller who was trying to manage this process remotely - from several states away - blindly placing trust in strangers is difficult but necessary.  Chris was an absolute savior!  He came the same day - and took MUCH MUCH better pictures of my home.  He let me know about several issues that my "Realtor" had not taken care of, in addition to letting me know that the Realtor was just tossing my key under the doormat and not even bothering to meet people.  He also warned me of some potential issues with the carpet cleaners who were there at the same time he was there to take the photos.  I felt like, not only did he have my best intentions at heart, he is genuinely a good person (and he saw that I was being taken advantage of) and he spoke up.  The end result - the photos that Chris took - were AMAZING and the price was VERY fair.  My house sold at full price... and I have no doubt that Chris' photos were part of the reason why.  I would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone needed any type of professional photography work in South Carolina.  You get what you pay for - and he did a great job, he's an honest person and tries to please his clients.  He also helped me get the intel I needed and potentially saved me thousands of dollars.  The only regret I have is that I did not meet him sooner, when we still lived in the area.  I would have loved to have professional family photos done by him, now that I've seen his work.  Good photographers are truly hard to find.  Thank you Chris! More...

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Monica Mackin

17 September 2018

Chris was awesome. His pictures were great. We will definitely be using him again

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Chaney Peavler

20 July 2018

We did a beach session with Chris and just received our link to view the prints! We love them! They turned out great, he was awesome to work with, and was super with our four year old niece. Thanks so much, Chris! We definitely recommend! More...

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Victoria Carter

14 July 2018

Chris is such a fun and personable photographer!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a photographer in the Pawleys Island area! Also, he had no issue with my pup being in the photos which is a HUGE plus to me! Thanks so much!! More...

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Fairleigh Johnson

9 July 2018

Absolutely incredible and a pleasure to work with! The pictures turned out amazing. His gift for editing was also impeccable. Aside from the picture quality the photoshoot itself was fun and enjoyable! He was able to make it fun for all the kids (ranging in age from 1-11). I look forward to a new tradition of working with Chris every year! I would HIGHLY recommend! Thanks again Chris! You captured us so well! � More...

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Amy Mazeski

9 July 2018

He is amazing! Captured such wonderful memories for a very large group (22 of us) - such art and talent and the quickest turnaround time EVER!!! So grateful!

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Stacey Forester

1 July 2018

Fantastic, friendly family photographer! We had a great time and he was so patient with my girls! Would definitely recommend and use again

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Ashly White

14 June 2018

Our family had such a fun experience working with Christopher! Highly recommend

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Dickens Trudy

24 March 2018

Thank you so very much! We love our pictures and had so much fun. We will be back . We highly recommend Christopher John for ALL your photo needs, Also check out his Seaside Gallery, beautiful artwork. Thank you again!

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Troi Paris Kaz

21 January 2018

How blessed we are in Pawleys Island to have such talent among us!!!!! Chris is an artist, not just a photographer. I've hired him for real estate photos, interiors, exteriors and drone shots. He's terrific to work with, and gives great turn-around time. I highly recommend him! More...

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Melinda Fisher Pryor

4 October 2017

"Mr. Chris" did an amazing job with our family beach photos! He was great with the kids and got lots of smiles from them all. I highly recommend him for your next family pictures. More...

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Lara Bratcher

2 October 2017

Chris did a family shoot for us at the beach and I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. The session was easy, efficient, and fun. Chris has a way with kids and adults, making the grumpiest of us smile and managing 5 year old twin boys (not the easiest task). He had some great ideas for poses and got the whole group and individual families. The finished gallery arrived quickly and was easy to download. My jaw hit the floor when I scrolled through them. There are so many GORGEOUS shots that I am going give to my parents for their 40th wedding anniversary. These are beautiful photos we will treasure for years. I HIGHLY recommend Christopher John Photography. I hope we will get to work with him again. More...

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Magen Lucas

16 September 2017

Thank you!! Just days after Hurricane Irma swept over Myrtle Beach, Chris was in great spirits! Our engagement shoot turned out better than I could have ever expected. His style and personality is wonderful. He captures so much more than just pictures. His love for photography shows in his work! More...

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Ginger Peart

12 September 2017

Fabulous pictures. So easy to work with. Couldn't be happier!

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Catherine Tamilia Fiola

8 September 2017

I cannot say enough about what a wonderful job that was done on our photo shoot at the beach. Chris worked around rain storms and even came back the next day. Out pictures are fantastic. I highly recommend him. More...

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Lani G.

4 September 2017

Chris is highly professional and extremely talented. We had him do a family shoot for our vacation and he did an amazing job! Very nice, great with my 3 year old, and punctual. For a 1 hour shoot, we have many many amazing photos to memorialize our family vacation together. Thank you so much, Chris. More...

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Rob Dupre

2 August 2017

We had Christopher take family pictures for us and they turned out amazing! He was great with our entire family especially with my 1-year old niece. All around A+ experience!

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Courtney Willingham

23 June 2017

He managed to get us some amazing pictures even with an extremely grumpy 21 month old! I would definitely recommend him!

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Jeannette Winfree Hodge

15 June 2017

Fantastic photos that will be keepsakes of our family reunion beach trip. It was a fun photo shoot that captured great facial expressions in candid shots as well as posed shots.

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Judy Tolley

30 May 2017

We love your pictures. What a great talent. He is so good with kids and adults . Thank you so much. Best Christmas present ever.

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Sarah Purdy

13 December 2016

Our daughter from Denver and our son and family from Maryland were home for an early Christmas, so we wanted to have some family pictures taken. I emailed Chris and received a reply in a very short time. We had two small children in our group, and Chris was wonderful with them. Pictures were taken in three different locations, and when we saw the final results, we were very pleased. We love the pictures! Thank you! More...

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Katherine Phillips Adams

26 September 2016

We aren't that family that has spent our life in front of a photographer's lens. We snap pics like there will be no tomorrow; but have never gotten up the courage to schedule a beach photo shoot. There was always something uncomfortable and awkward about the whole idea . . . Fake smiling, orchestrated posing in the midst of God's most beautiful canvas . . . Under the direct scrutiny of a perfect stranger It just wasn't on my bucket list. Well, color me wrong! The moment we laid eyes on Chris it was as if we had just reconnected with an old friend. Chris was "the bee's knees". Our smiles and laughter were genuine as he made us laugh, smile, and enjoy every minute of the time we shared. We can't thank him enough for capturing moments that will make us smile for a lifetime. He was prompt, professional, and a true joy to be around. We don't feel like we found a photographer; we found a friend. More...

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Angie Irwin

13 August 2016

Absolute best photographer! He is so laid back and friendly. Our wedding photos came out amazing! Thank you so much Christopher! We are so happy we chose you to capture one of our most special days! More...

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Karen Whitlock

4 August 2016

Chris was such a delight to work with! He has such a great personality and was very patient with our toddler when he took our family pictures at the beach. It was so nice to have a photographer take the time to get such wonderful pictures for our family. Anyone in the area should definitely let him help capture your special time. Thanks Chris. Hope to see you again in the coming years for more pictures when we are down that way. More...

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Courtney Jo

14 May 2016

Chris was the absolute BEST photographer we have ever hired. We are from out of state and came to South Carolina to get married on the beach. From the very start, we put our faith in Chris's abilities and talent, and glad we did so. We had asked him for recommendations on location and time, considering we were unfamiliar with the area. He was very helpful, and we met him at the wonderful Huntington Beach state park (thanks to his knowledge of the area). From every phone conversation, to email, to meeting him in person, he was friendly and outgoing. It is clear that he is knowledgeable in his profession and takes so much pride in his work. We have a one year old little girl who was VERY fussy and irritable the day of the wedding. Being her mother, it was difficult for me to even console her with how tired she was; however, Chris was able to get her to calm down and focus on him for quite a few photos. Chris works very quickly, we had been at the beach for maybe an hour and a half, yet we got MANY fabulous pictures that we will cherish forever. He edited them quickly, as we got the photos within just a day or so of shooting them! I highly recommend this guy and wish he lived near us, as I would hire him for any photo shoot needed! Needless to say, his work is worth your money! For the work he does, I would've expected to pay AT LEAST double what he charged us. For the short time we had with him, he was very personable and makes the experience even more exciting. He is a phenomenal photographer - can't say enough good things about him! More...

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Tanya Miller Taylor

12 April 2016

Absolutely a Wonderful experience with my daughter's Senior Photos. I can't stop looking at them. If you need a photographer, he will exceed your expections!

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Eileen J. Colon

30 December 2015

Chris did a great job with our family get together, including a 5year old, a 4 year old and 2year old. We had a fun session and the pictures are fabulous!

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Lisa Retey

3 November 2015

Chris did an amazing job with our family beach photo shoot! We have 4 children ages 7 and younger, and he was able to capture each of their unique personalities with ease. Chris' calm and friendly demeanor made capturing these amazing images fun and easy! I would highly recommend Christopher John - his work speaks for itself! More...

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Andie Pluto

28 October 2015

Chris did an engagement photo shoot for my fiance and I that was spectacular!! He's very personable and has a great eye for beautiful photos :)

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Tara Vizzi McDade

29 August 2015

Our extended family had a wonderful experience with Chris taking our family beach photos this week. Flexible with us because of bad weather, exceptional photos, and great personality - even getting my stubborn son smiling! Highly recommend.

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Donna Kurtz

20 August 2015

What a great photographer! Creative, fun and talented. He is the one to book if you are looking for beach photos!

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Shelly Morgan Yost

18 August 2015

Christopher John did a fantastic job on our beach pictures! We have a huge family and he was able to capture all the photos we wanted in an hour session. He did a great job with the kids and even got the best smile out of our youngest by running around like a monkey! :) Christopher is very quick with edits and uploads. We had our pictures done the next morning! I would definitely choose him again for our next beach family pictures. Great job Christopher! We love them! More...

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Harrison Kurtz

15 August 2015

Easiest, funniest, and best photographer I've ever had. Made it so fun for our family and the pictures were awesome!

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Allison L. Hasson

7 August 2015

Christopher John did a family session for my family. He was so professional when I contacted him and didn't hesitate to answer every question I had. He took us to pawleys island and was so friendly and very professional. He utilized so many backgrounds for our family pictures. He did awesome making my 10 month old niece smile and was very creative with many combinations. We finished our session around 8:30pm and all of our pictures were edited and uploaded by midnight that night! We love the pictures so much and are still talking about how impressed we were with Christopher John! We will DEFINITELY be using him again for future beach pictures! Thank you thank you, Christopher John! More...

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Teresa Henry Shuler

28 July 2015

Chris was one of the easiest photographers to work with. His work speaks for itself. When we come back to the beach we will be getting him to take pictures again. Thanks for making this a wonderful time having our pictures made. More...

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Emily L.

30 April 2015

Christophers work was very creative, candid, and fun. He was very responsive on time and affordable.

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