Panama City Living Magazine July 2020 Issue
In June of 2020 I was honored to shoot a clients wedding during the height of Florida’s lock down with the Covid 19. My client had a social distanced wedding and only invited close family member while guests watched the dock side ceremony from boats safely distanced within the cool waters of Merritt’s Mill Pond. To make their wedding even more unique I suggested we take underwater portraits in the adjacent Jackson Blue Spring.
The photos, and ceremony where an instant success with the client happy and delighted multiple publications and media outlets contacted me for the story. Panama City Living Magazine made it their cover and full feature for the August 2020 issue.
About the photographer
As a Florida native, John Starrett grew up in the water. From surfing to free diving, he has always been immersed in the water culture and water man lifestyle. It is because of this love affair with all things liquid he has used his imagery to raise awareness of our dying Florida Springs and our vanishing marine life; both within salt and fresh water environments. He continues to work with several conservation agencies and groups, in hopes to inspire future generations to carry on in the efforts to protect and nurture our marine waterways, lakes and oceans.
John is skilled in many aspects of photography ranging from upscale weddings and fine-art to commercial shoots. With a niche in lifestyle photography, John uses his creativity and skill to create eye catching content for his clients. He has had the opportunity to create and provide images for some of the industry's leading brands such as Yolo Board, Isle Surf and Paddle Co, Flogrown and many others.
In John's unique ability to create imagery to stand out in a crowd he has been able to make himself indispensable to his clients. Once hired to create photographic content he is typically sought after in future projects so that the particular client/brand can maintain a certain aesthetic in their imagery throughout their promotions and marketing.
You can learn more about John's work on our Community Ambassador page, and on his website https://www.johnstarrettphoto.com/.