who am i
Born in 1987 and raised in Bemidji, Minnesota, John always loved the beauty and moments that a photograph could capture. After graduating from Universal Technical Institute in 2007 John moved back to Bemidji and borrowed his first digital camera. With a thirst and a passion to bring high quality photography to the Bemidji area John soaked up information wherever he could and spent hours and months studying the ins and outs of photography and cameras.
In 2009 John opened John LaTourelle Photography and operated a small studio out of his home, eager to photograph anything and everything he honed his skills and discovered his love for wedding photography. With a clear vision of where he wanted to take his passion he began studying again and began to follow some of the world’s leading wedding photographers.
Now in 2015 it has become his goal to bring back the beauty of printed photographs and albums. The following quote below by Jerry Ghionis sums up perfectly the direction that John would like to take his wedding photography.
“We are living in the first digital generation where most people don’t print their photographs. It’s truly sad. History will have no record of this generation and future generations without printed photographs. Most people over the age of 12 living in a first world country own a cell phone which has a camera so everyone believes they’re a photographer. If everyone owned a microphone it wouldn’t mean that everyone could sing. I strongly recommend couples to hire an experienced professional to photograph their wedding and insist on a wedding album. Wedding photography is the only thing that appreciates in value after the wedding with every day and every death. Long after the flowers have died and the dress that is worn once and long after the last dance on the dance floor, the only thing will remain is your wedding photography. Digital images on a hard drive that will inevitably fail are not real until they’re printed. Your wedding album is part of your history and legacy. It is truly priceless!” -Jerry Ghionis