Meet Your Photographer

John Nunes

Certified Photographer, Photography Class Instructor & Owner of John Nunes Photography.

A 3rd generation Petaluma native John is a certified nationally speaking award-winning photographer, who started photographing in 1989.  Over the last 27 years John’s visions and talents have enabled him to expand his business to what it is today. He now has a 2,500 square foot state of the state of the art studio, located in the town of Petaluma, where the beautiful vineyards and blue oceans surround us.

Turning a Hobby into a Profession

As with many professional photographers, John’s love of photography started out at a young age while working in his fathers darkroom. John became the first yearbook photographer for Petaluma Junior High School. He took his first photography class in high school while attending Petaluma High School. It was 1984 and John was a freshman.  He was soon referred to as the “photo guy” throughout school and worked on the both the yearbook and newspaper staffs.

On the Personal Side…

In addition to photography, John loves the outdoors. He loves to do camping, hiking, boating, teach, travel, cooking and spend quality time with his wife Alisa and daughter Christina. John, Alisa and Christina are a Disney family, so you can find them down at Disney quite often.

It’s John’s passion to celebrate and portray the uniqueness of every person that he photographs, to reveal the heart and soul of a child, or the love,closeness and relationship of a family in a way that no one else can.  John cares about his work with a true artist’s passion. His trademark portraits with their unique blend of dramatic artistry and meticulously hand crafted finishes are created to be pieces of art.

In a world where almost anyone can take a decent picture, John has sought to stand above the crowd with continual training and professionalism. We offer a collection of the highest quality products in the industry and we aim to provide you with an outstanding level of client service and satisfaction. Our goal is to provide you with an exceptional family experience and priceless, fine art heirlooms of your family to cherish for generations to come.

Thank you so much for considering John Nunes Photography for your family portrait. Whether you are thinking about a portrait session for your child, high school senior, or entire family, we are looking forward to creating lasting memories through a timeless family heirloom.

Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions at any step of the process. We look forward to meeting you and start your portrait artwork experience!