Thanks for checking out our images. Â We are JonJohn & Lovina Arcara a husband & wife in love with each other, our daughters, & photography.
We like to portray a playful and contemporary style through our photojournalistic images. Our sexy, spontaneous photographs are featured in various magazines including The Knot, Modern Bride, Conde Naste Brides, & NJ Bride. Whether it’s a local or destination affair, we are ready to bring you our fun and urban chic approach to documenting weddings. John Arcara Photography= Punk Rock Couture Wedding Photojournalism!
We are a second generation photography studio located in beautiful downtown Red Bank, NJ. Â 27 years ago My dad told me that if I can ask for money to go to the movies, I can carry a camera to earn it. Â Shooting wedding & portraits professionally since the age of 13, I have never had a job that hasn’t pertained to photography. Â Attending International Center of Photography, in NYC I studied Fashion Photography & Photojournalism. Â I figured, I already spent years training for & shooting weddings, & I wanted to go to school for something that would make it really exciting & different. Â After schooling I took a position assisting some of the worlds most famous fashion photographers. Â Working for Patrick Demarchalier taught me about creating a beautiful story using photography instead of words. Being in a punk band and singing on stage also gave me the edge both in a radical vision of imaging and a mega-watt energetic personality! Â A wedding to me is like a fashion show. Â You have a couple of models, a runway & of course an after party at THE most exclusive venue in town! Â We love to shoot more in an editorial or cinema-graphic feel, it just lends itself perfectly to a luxurious wedding day & the Couture style â€œFine Art Bookâ€ that we design.
Lovina is also a photographer, as well as the studio manager & full time Mom! Â She holds the reigns at John Arcara Photography. Â She went to school at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC studying marketing & advertising with spawned a love of asthetic images. Â Before we were even married Lovina had picked up camera & started shooting weddings, portraits & fashion images with me, around Red Bank, Asbury Park, & NYC. Â After working with advertising agencies in NYC, & Norma Kamali a fashion designer in NYC, Lovina decided that she was too in love with freedom & creativity to be committed to the corporate world. Â She created a new brand for us as John Arcara Photography & never looked back. Â Lovina is both the brains & the brawn of this studio & just adores the rush of creating a fantastic image. â€œI love to capture the day & show our awesome brides how beautiful they really are.â€ When not shooting we are usually found playing with our beautiful daughters, Molly & Lilly…