I am currently RETIRED from photography
and working as a Cannabis farmer...   
You can see more of my new life at..... NaturesMeds.us


My good friend Juan Carlos is a Fantastic Wedding photographer who
lives and works in the Oregon Willamette valley.

You can find him and see his work at...    www.juancarlosphotography.com


I'm leaving this website operational just for fun and because I can't really handle the idea of deleting it yet.


Contact:    541-729-9256    -or-   grj (at) aperturephotographics.com


Are you searching for an english speaking Destination wedding
photographer to capture your wedding in Italy.

These days, paying for anything in Euros costs a lot more than paying in US dollars. Because of this, even with the travel expenses, my services are still very competitive with Italian photographers of the same caliber.


The images in this slideshow were created at the wedding of Editha Tendencia & James Boynton.
The location was a stunning villa overlooking the ocean near the town of Amalfi, Italy.

Be sure to stop the slideshow above before starting this one.

After hitting the play button, click the Full Screen button at the bottom right of the show.


The first set of images (in the slideshow) was actually taken on the day after the wedding in the nearby town of Ravello, Italy.

The brown tone images were shot with a camera that I converted to record only Infra Red light.

Instead of simply taking credit for all the great images that came out of this wedding, I think this is the perfect opportunity to point out how influential the bride and groom are in the creation of a great set of photos.
Future brides - take note!

Dee & Jim (along with their coordinator Claire) put together a fantastic event in an absolutely stunning location. They took time the time to walk around the location for some photos right at sunset, and they even got up again to redo the hair and makeup at 6:am the next morning so that we could catch some early morning light for our two hour photo session in the town of Ravello. My portrait style is to find a beautiful spot and put the couple in it, then see what they come up with. So many of the creative posing ideas came directly from Dee & Jim and their love for each other and their playful spirit is evident in the images we produced.

Amalfi Italy wedding photography RavelloRavello Italy Wedding Photographer

Thank you Dee & Jim for bringing me to such an amazing place. And I want to thank you also for all your hospitality. You really made me feel totally welcome in your family and I simply cannot say how good that felt. You all treated me like a friend and a very special guest and I can only hope that the art WE produced together will serve as a lasting thank you for the gifts you shared with me.

Credit for these images should also go directly to each of the vendors for this event because these wonderful
pictures would not have happened without the creative efforts of these people...

Coordinator - Claire Jollain      Music      Flowers       Catering     Villa Alba d'Oro

If you ever find yourself considering a wedding along the South Coast of Italy near Amalfi.
I highly reccomend that you check out the little town of Ravello which in the hills directly above Amalfi.
I personally found that place to be more beautiful and far more interesting than Amalfi itself.

Italy wedding photography in Amalfi and Ravello



flower arrangement from Ravello Italy

Bride in window Amalfi villa near Ravello Italy

Contact:    541-729-9256    -or-   grj (at) aperturephotographics.com



My name is Glen and I've been a full time wedding photographer for the past twelve years, during which time I've shot well over 200 weddings. I live in a beautiful place called the Willamette Valley, in Central Oregon. From that home base, I travel the world shooting weddings for Eugene Oregon Wedding Photographer Glen Johnsonclients that care deeply about having their wedding day captured as a story, told by an artist. I just recently completed my 58th Destination wedding outside the continental US.

I absolutely LOVE what I do. I love meeting new people, making beautiful art with cameras and computers, and traveling around the world.

I often find myself in some beautiful or exotic location and I'll stop, take a long look around, and think to myself, "I'm the luckiest person in the universe for having found this profession."

My style...  is to shoot quietly and unobtrusively in the background throughout most of the day, and then work with you to create dramatic and unusual environmental portraits when we've got a few minutes alone. My greatest compliment is when a bride looks through the photos and says, "I didn't even know you were there when that happened."

Your style...  is bold, fun loving, adventurous and totally in love with your new partner. You appreciate photography as an art and you want an outgoing, friendly photographer that you feel comfortable hanging out with. You don't want to worry about being embarrased by an egotistical photographer who tries to take over your day. You're not looking for the cheapest photographer - you're look for quality and expect it to cost more because it's the best. Finding a photographer who can tell a story with a camera is of the highest priority to you. You shudder at the thought of seeing your own faces in the cheesy wedding photos that are so typical these days. You want a large collection of natural, unstaged images that capture a moment, and all together, they tell the story of your day.

Some advice...  You are almost certainly a new bride or groom just venturing into the confusion of shopping photographers for your wedding. I've talked with hundreds of people in that place and I've personally seen enough weddings that I think I can provide some advice for you!

First of all, when you interview a photographer, perhaps the single most important thing to know is that it's very easy for new or moderate quality photographers to buy a website that makes them look as good as the really great photographers - at first glance.

The thing to remember is that most photographers will pick out their favorite 20 images from each wedding and show those on their website, but that should leave you wondering what the heck they were doing for the rest of the wedding day.

You need to know that any beginner can get 20 good shots during a 10 hour wedding day and that is NOT something to brag about.

So don't ask a photographer to "Show me your best picture."

What you should be asking them to do, is.... "Tell me a story." And believe me, there is a HUGE difference between the photographers that can get 20 decent shots, and those that can get the hundreds of great images it takes to tell the whole story of a wedding day.

More advice... Here are some more detailed things you should know about shopping photographers...

The slideshows below tell stories. Each show may contain over a hundred images but this is still only a small selection of the images taken at that wedding, and I hope you'll agree that each show tells the story of the day.

I hope that someday I have the pleasure of working with you, to capture your story.


These slideshows are from Oregon weddings.
For best viewing, turn on your speakers and set each video to play full screen at 1080.



Contact:    541-729-9256    -or-   grj (at) aperturephotographics.com


View More Video Slideshows from Other Weddings - each one tells a new story.


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grj [at] aperturephotographics.com       aperture1 [at] hotmail.com

All text and Images Copyright Glen Johnson


My Book for Brides - (eBook only)

Brides Guide Book

For most couples, finding the right photographer is a LARGE part of the wedding planning process. You know that aside from the rings, the pictures are all you’ll have left after the wedding is over. As you join together to become a new family, these images become the first record in your family history. The skill and style of the photographer you choose will determine how those memories are captured. And the scary part – for both the couple and the photographer – is that there are no second chances. Your wedding photographer has one chance to get it right and make it look beautiful – which means you’ve got only one chance to choose someone you can trust with that responsibility.

Read more about the book...
Download a copy...


(this book is NOT an advertisement for my
photography services)


I've been a full time wedding photographer, since 2000.

During that time I've shot over 300 weddings, with 58 of those being in other countries outside the US.

BOWP logoIn 2010 I was invited to become a founding member of an association called
Best of Wedding Photography. This is a gathering of the best wedding photographers on the planet. Membership is free, but it is by invitation only and there are less than 500 members worldwide. I was also invited to be an official board member for this organization. So now I am one of 8 Internationally know photographers on the board who are responsible for providing guidance about the formation of the organization, and also for actually interviewing other photographers around the world to decide who gets invited into the organization.










From: Editha Tendencia   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< (the bride)
To: grj@aperturephotographics.com
Subject: RE: Thank you

Dearest Glen,

Wow! We are speechless!! Our pictures are amazing and all that we envisioned them to be and much much more!!! We are soo excited to share these with our guests and we will do so right this minute. We are in Venice with an arm and a leg for internet minutes but, we just wanted to thank you for such a beautiful gift of memories :) We promise to write more and add our thoughts for your site when we return! We just have to say that in our filipino/asian culture there's no turning back once you've been inducted into our family :)

With much love,
Dee and Jim


From: Alice Chen
To: Glen Johnson
Subject: FYI, it made me cry too!

Dear Glen-
I just finished watching the slide show you put together of my lovely friends Dee and Jim. I was rendered speechless, and joyful, and tearful, and exuberant.

Thank you for bringing to life the momentous event that was my friends' wedding celebration. I felt, truly, as if I had been there.


Alice Y Chen
AY Chen Illustration and Design

Ravello Italy Wedding photography


Contact:    541-729-9256    -or-   grj (at) aperturephotographics.com

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