Hey, I'm John! I'm a St. Louis based photographer and filmmaker. Let me tell you a little about myself. Just the important bits. Born in El Paso, Texas (Charcoaler!) but immediately moved to California. Grew up skateboarding the streets of California during the school year with my mom and riding horses in Ruidoso, New Mexico in the summer with my dad. I grew up in two very opposite environments. Cut to me going to NMMI (New Mexico Military Institute class of '98) in Roswell, NM (aliens!) then the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (Breaking Bad!). There I discovered my love for film, photography, and hardcore punk rock. After practice, practice, practice, my band The United went on a six week tour where we decided to move to San Francisco. I got back into film and photography and then moved to Los Angeles. My wife and I were looking for our next adventure and decided to move to China. We planned for only a year but stayed for five. Then we moved to sunny Jeju island, South Korea to have a couple of rad kids. There, I was a stay-at-home dad for four years in addition to making marketing films in Asia. I moved to St. Louis in June 2022 to be close to family, root for the Cardinals, and kick it with you guys. Love to you all and thanks for visiting my site!
I can make a professional promotional marketing video for your business, lifestyle video for your family milestones and parties, capture your important events live, and make an enchanting highlight reel for your wedding.
John Lore was a fantastic photographer to work with! He really took his time to adjust lighting and poses to make sure we had the best family photos! He was very flexible to work with and gave our family freedom to pick creative backgrounds!
We loved working with John Lore. His creative eye catches the personality of each person and draws out the beauty of the surroundings. We did an outdoor fall session and I had so many beautiful options for holiday gifts and cards!
Family Portraits for Holiday Cards
We were so grateful to have John Lore's help with us to support our marketing efforts at Branksome Hall Asia. John has a tremendous talent and is able to capture incredible moments that can then be shared within the broader community.
Principal Cinde Lock
School Promotional Video
TROM PROCTOR - Events Coordinator STL
"We used John Lore's services to photograph our annual family portrait and we couldn’t be more happy with the final result. Throughout the experience John went above and beyond to provide a great service and the photographs are just what we needed, there were so many great pictures to choose from we had a hard time deciding. I could not recommend him more highly."
PHIL BROWN - President, Phosphate Specialties Solutions ICL
"We worked with John Lore for two recent last-minute video projects. John was flexible with scheduling and took his time to create the best lighting and sound for the project, along with some great suggestions on making the videos more engaging. His turnaround time on project completion, along with completing the edit and adding music, was great. We will definitely partner with him on future projects."
Booking and Pricing
Below you will find my booking and pricing information. I offer packages for each option that can appeal to all price ranges and requirements.
Custom Portraits - Commercial Modeling
Packages start at $300
These portraits are distinctly you. There is consideration and planning on my part to create a unique one of a kind portrait using props, wardrobe planning, atmosphere and lighting considerations, and extra retouching and editing to perfection. This option is great for individuals and groups that are looking for something new and have never seen before, something that can border on the experimental or surreal but also remains polished and eye-catching.
These portraits capture those special moments. We will work together to choose indoor or outdoor locations that naturally embrace your look and style. There are no props, set designing, or moody attire like a custom portrait would be. These are natural down to earth photos that capture you and your family in natural surroundings. Need help, picking what to wear, choosing a location or posing? No sweat, I have all that covered. These are touching, polished photographs that will be proudly hung on your walls and passed down for generations to come. My expertise in lighting, composition and utilization of the environment will ensure a warm and loving representation of you and your loved ones. This option is perfect for individuals and families that want a natural, more grounded, and familiar approach. The retouching and editing is more neutral which gives you the versatility to use for anything from wall art, social media updates, invitations, and holiday cards.
Headshots can give you new opportunities and open doors. Whether you're an actor looking for their next role, or a CEO of a major corporation looking for an image that represents you cleanly with status and prestige, a headshot is perfect for you. With over 250+ headshot clients, I can lend that expertise to you to insure an amazing headshot for your resume, social media profile, or website.
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