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 a Destination wedding photographer
to capture your wedding in the Bahamas?

I would be happy to meet you in Nassau, or on any of the hundreds of other islands in the Bahamas. So far I've shot weddings on 5 different Bahamas Islands and all of them were spectacularly beautiful. Nassau is certainly the most common choice for a wedding location, but I encourage you to check out the other islands as well. There are some incredible wedding spots spread out on the different islands.

The people in the Bahamas are one of my favorite parts of the area. They always seem so happy and friendly no matter what's going on.

Some wedding locations to check out...

Old Bahama Bay    Green Turtle Club   Pelican Bay   Treasure Cay

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  A note from the Bride in this slideshow....

I stumbled upon Glen’s website a year before I was even engaged and it was a complete accident. I read every page of advice to brides, and I previewed every couple’s slideshow. Each time I watched a couple’s story being told through Glen’s photos, I felt like I too had been there. I felt the excitement that each bride felt, the sadness of the fathers of the brides as they walked their daughters down the aisle, and the nerves of some of the grooms as they waited for their brides. It just brought me to tears! As the photos progressed, I saw the couples fall in love all over again, and yet what was so amazing was the way in which each photo was captured…You see, as a destination bride, your surroundings are equally as important as the man you are standing next to, because there was a reason why each couple chose to be married in the location they did.

That is the beauty of Glen’s work—he has the artistic ability to not only tell a story through the camera, but also to incorporate the scenic landscape into that story as well.

As I look at my own slideshow and I have the opportunity to come full circle; from viewing other couple’s days to seeing my own, as was told through Glen’s eyes, I can’t help but be moved to the same tears that I shared as I saw all of the other couples. I can see every feeling I had, and every feeling my husband had. I cannot believe as I look at my pictures now, that each time I see them I can feel the way I felt when each one was taken. What a gift Glen has given to me, and all of his other clients. The moments he has captured and the story his pictures tell will be mine forever, even if our memories may fade, his work will live on and consistently tell the story of November 7th, 2009.
Glen, thank you so much for your beautiful work,

Jaclyn Vento
Jaclyn and Gregory
November 7, 2009
Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island


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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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.







Interested in planning something REALLY different
for your Bahamas wedding?

The Robinson Carusoe Wedding Package!

Have you ever dreamed of being stranded on a deserted island?

If you've watched the 2nd version of Pirates of the Caribbean, you'll remember the area where the pirates were fighting over the chest containing Davy Jones' heart. Remember the shallow blue-green water with miles of silky soft white coral sand? Well it really does exist, and yes, the sand really does feel silky soft. In real life, the place is called Sandy Cay (Key) just a 30 min boat ride off Great Exuma. In fact, there are literally hundreds of small Cay's like that where you could plan your own wedding on a pristine wild beach with nobody else in sight - unless you count a few Iguana's or the occasional plane flying high overhead.

Here's a wedding idea for the adventurous couple...

You and your fiance could be "shipwrecked" on a lonely beach all by yourselves. Of course you wouldn't exactly be roughing it. Your beach would already be set up with a beautiful tent and sufficient supplies to enjoy the night. Before leaving you alone, your delivery crew (and yes you can call them Pirates if you want) would set you up with a bottle of wine and a fabulous catered meal to enjoy as you watch the sun set.

Your beach shelter could range from rustic to totally lavish 5 star depending on your taste.

The next morning, your hair and makeup crew would arrive to help with dressing, then our crew will set up your ceremony right there on the beach before your guests and the minister arrive.

After the ceremony, everyone will ride the boat back to Stocking Island for a reception at a totally Bahamian beach bar called the "Chat N Chill". After a nice meal and a few Kalik beers, a local band or DJ can play some dance tunes. After the festivities are over, your guests would take a 5 min boat ride back to Exuma where there is a selection of hotels for every taste ranging from simple to extremely elegant.

Why am I suggesting all this?

Well of course it's because I'm hoping you'll need a photographer to capture it all.

How do you make it all happen?

You could start by hiring me! :)

After that, contact Kwanza at.....

Kwanza Clay Bowe, CWS
Certified Wedding Specialist
Chat 'N' Chill Bar & Grill
Exuma, Bahamas
(242) 336-2700 Bahamas
(954) 636-1300 US


Kwanza and her friends can work with you to create any sort of wedding you might dream up - even if it's not quite so adventurous as the Robinson Carusoe package I've mentioned here.

If you can't get an email from her just be patient, the internet is very temperamental there on the island.

See you at the beach,




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

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