About



John Yao is a wedding, fashion, and lifestyle photographer from West Los Angeles. His art is deeply inspired by the influences of modern art, fashion, and a healthy amount of photojournalism. Couples have described his highly refined style of wedding photography as sexy-edgy-chic-bold-bright-punchy-classic-and brilliantly narrative...there's probably more but this writer forgets.

Wedding photography is a tricky lover. Technical camera stuff really doesn't matter, or fancy lighting, and while were on the topic, let's also include cookie-cutter methods and fads images that litter the interwebs. It's about capturing timeless, storytelling shots that will still look good a decade from now when were old and crusty. It's about pulling out all the stops and bending over backward just to get that omg shot. To capture the candid and unrehearsed moments John is way ninja; you won't see him. And when he steps up to the plate to actually compose the creative stuff that brough you here? Homie, he comes alive.

A boutique wedding artist, John Yao personally polishes every photograph he creates. By holding off on corner-cutting automation, he possesses a firm grip on the quality and consistency SimplyTwo is known for. To that end, SimplyTwo Photography invests on average, 100 hours to perform a full & proper edit for each wedding. SimplyTwo couples deserve the best, so while we'd love to book up every day of every weekend...no way. Low volume keeps the quality where it needs to be: unquestionably high.

Getting married? Good. Let's do shots.