JTH Photography is owned and operated by John Heckler, M.Photog, CPP. John is a fine art portrait photographer living in Mason, Ohio. He is married to his beautiful wife, Lisa, and has two boys, Ben and Drew. John is not unlike so many others who picked up photography as a hobby at a young age and has found it to be his creative outlet. When he started his family, his lens increasingly focused in the direction of his children and family, thus launching him into the wonderful world of portrait photography.

His desire to be his client's "photographer for life" finds him photographing everything from newborns, children, families, high school seniors, weddings and other special events. John holds a Master of Photography (M.Photog) degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and obtained his Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. John's award winning portrait and wedding photography has received the Fuji Masterpiece Award, Kodak Gallery Award, the Robert Graetz Memorial Award, and Professional Photographers of Ohio (PPO) Court of Honor awards. John's work has been published in Professional Photographer Magazine, PPA Loan Collection Books, and PPA Showcase Books.

"I consider it an honor and a privilege to photograph people during special moments and milestones in their lives. I am blessed by and sincerely thankful for all those who have given me that opportunity!"

Note: The above family portrait was taken by the amazing and talented photographer, Jennifer Englert, of Essenza Studio. As a professional portrait photographer, John practices what he preaches and had a professional portrait photographer take his family portraits. The "do it yourself, set a timer, and run behind the camera" isn't going to reflect the meticulous attention to detail that a fine art portrait requires :)