What Customers say about
Kansas City Wedding Photographers
of Phoenix Photography

You and Lisa did an AMAZING job with our photos, Oh my gosh there are so many that are our "favorite". Josh says "Thank you so much for your hard work". We are so thankful that we came across your site. You two were the best to work with!!!

Heather and Josh

Thanks for covering our wedding photography, you guys did well. We appreciate your extra effort to find some pretty backgrounds for us.

Gary and Minjin

Thank you so very much for photographing our special day. We love our photos and can't wait to put them up in our house. PS: we love the TREX Photo!

Christina and Dustin

Phoenix Photography did an awesome job for our wedding day!

We couldn't have been more pleased to have such a great couple documenting our big day! Check out their work and all of the great photos they took! http://www.phoenixphotographyinc.com/

Leslie and Adam

John and Lisa ... I just went through Kayla and Shane's photos! OUTSTANDING!!!! Seriously, very outstanding!!!! You've got some photos in here that I'll want to use in advertising and on the website. I LOVE the ones in the lower level by the murals (I will use one of these as a header on our website in a couple months), and in the front entry. This was an especially photogenic bride ... such a pretty smile and lots of personality! I've saved many favorites.

Comment from previous wedding—I just went through Ashley and Patrick's pictures, and have to tell you that you did a particularly OUTSTANDING job with this wedding! We'll definitely want to use some of these photos on our website and in advertisements! Please know how much Ken and I appreciate all of the times you've helped provide us with photos to meet our needs! You've handled many events now at Loose Mansion, and we've not once had a client disappointed! Our customers depend upon us to give good referrals, and it is great to be able to refer you without a bit of concern! You are always responsive, dependable, creative, and do such a great job capturing the sheer joy of the wedding day with our brides! Thank you for all your efforts!


Barbara Saathoff

Hi John and Lisa,

I just wanted to let you know that I submitted a brief letter for your application in to the Society. Here's what I sent them,

When we went on our hunt to find our wedding photographers, we didn't know that we would find a couple that would be so thrilled to have in our lives. When we first met up with John and Lisa we felt at home immediately. These two were very welcoming, honest and respectful about every aspect of the wedding process. We left there knowing that we had found someone really great. In doing our engagement photos with them, we didn't realizing taking photos would be so easy. We had a couple ideas of areas that we might want to use and they shared their expertise with us to find the best location possible for that time of the year. It was a great choice! John and Lisa worked with us as if they had known us for years and took phenomenal pictures. We got so many compliments on the work they did and couldn't have enjoyed the process more.

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Hi Lisa and John, I've just reviewed the photos from Jenn and Joel's wedding. They are dazzling! In all my years in the graphic design business and working with photographers I've never seen such attention to detail and creative framing. Your work is a jewel box of rich memories. It is obvious that you love you work because it shows in every photo. You have such a knack for putting your subjects at ease. All your shots are so natural - Joel and Jenn just glow. I got teary-eyed all over again, just looking at your amazing site.

Thanks so much,
Pam, Videographer of Jen and Joel's wedding

John and Lisa,
The wedding pictures look absolutely amazing, we love them!!!! You both did an outstanding job, and we couldn't have asked for better pictures. You captured every special moment of the day! We loved the outside ones at the B&B and on the railroad tracks. There are so many great pictures to choose from!!!

Thanks so much for everything, it was a pleasure having you take our pictures!!! We had a wonderful day!

Lisa & Jake

James and I wanted to thank you for the gorgeous pictures took at our wedding. I get emotional each time I go on your website because I feel you did such an outstanding job capturing the day. Undoubtedly we will recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer. Thanks for your professionalism, lightheartedness, and attention to detail.

Warmly, Brenda and James

Terrific to work with and the pictures turned out very fun. They turned in to wedding coordinators when they were needed!

Monica and Sean


Thank you so much for making our wedding day truly amazing! We had so much fun with you two and you made taking photos fun instead of work! Everyone was commenting on how we've been in all these wedding where we were so annoyed with the photographers but that was not the case with you guys at all!

Allison Strong Hoffmann

Dear John and Lisa,

Tears of joy have once again ran down my cheeks as I viewed the wedding pictures for the first, second and third time. I just could not stop viewing the slide show; you captured a story of a glorious wedding from start to finish, but most importantly you captured the joy in both Kayla and Shane's hearts. Once again thank you for being our photographer, we are very grateful. How are we going to choose from such wonderful photographs? Is there anyway I could get a copy of the slide show to watch on a down day when I need a pick me up? You two should be called the dynamic duo of Kansas City.


Kris (mother of the bride)

Hi John and Lisa!

The photos look amazing - everyone that has viewed the website raved about how great the photos are. Dan & I are thrilled with all the shots!


Erin and Dan

Terrific to work with and the pictures turned out very fun. They turned in to wedding coordinators when they were needed!

Monica and Sean

The pictures are awesome! I don't know how we are going to narrow them down. I've already been thru them 2 times and can't wait to go thru them again. It's so hard to pick and choose.

We'll go thru them again once I figure out how many pictures we get and can work on narrowing them down.

Again, awesome job. Great coverage, everything we had hoped for!!!

Shannon and Danny

We love, love, love our wedding photos (did I mention we love them :)

Rachel and Eric

Hi John and Lisa,

I wanted to shoot you a quick note to let you know how wonderful the pictures are from the wedding! Not only does everyone look so great, but you really captured all the moments and emotions of the day...I got teary eyed looking at them! Both of you were a real treat to work with and I will pass on all the recommendations I can! Thank you so so so much!

Thank you again!
Eric and Jordan Thorsen

John and Lisa were great to work with! They were amazing at my sister's wedding 2 years ago and they definitely exceeded our expectations at our wedding! Not only were they professional photographers, they were also coordinators, they kept everything running smoothly. I couldn't be happier with our wedding pictures and engagement pictures we will definitely be using Phoenix Photography for our next big event!

Thanks for Everything!
Sara Deuel

I have to say that it is a good thing I wasn't asked to write this "short" testimonial the day after the wedding-otherwise I would have gone on and on, page after page after page, gushing the whole time about our wonderful experience with John and Lisa.

It wasn't until the day of my wedding that I realized how important the selection of a photographer really is, especially in our case. I say that because our wedding was at noon, the reception wasn't until 6:00pm, and we spent almost all the time in between with John and Lisa. Let me tell you, if you aren't getting along with your photographer, that can really ruin your special day. Lucky for us, Brad and I got along famously with John and Lisa, and I don't think we could have had a better time. Even though it was the beginning of July and most of our pictures were taken outside and the groom was sweating and my dress kept sticking to my legs because it was so hot, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. In fact, there have been several times since that I wish I could! (And it's only been three weeks!)

John and Lisa were professional, personable, efficient, fun and open to our suggestions for poses. I really felt like they wanted to get the best pictures they could for us, so we would truly love our pictures and always be able to look back on that day with happy memories, as opposed to just getting the shot and rushing you on to the next pose. You would think after shooting so many weddings it would be "just another job" to them, but I never got that feeling, and it really seemed like they were enjoying themselves, too.

I love how quick we were able to get our pictures, and can't begin to tell you how many times I have looked at them in the short week I have had the proof book. Just from looking at the pictures (even people who weren't at the wedding), I have had numerous people tell me "You had great photographer," like I didn't already know that! I have recommended John & Lisa to everyone who asks anything about my wedding. They helped make our day amazing-better than I had hoped for- and I can't wait for our one year engagement shots!


Kimberly and Brad Kliethermes

To whom it may concern,

Lisa and John from Phoenix Photography did an excellent job documenting our wedding through pictures. Their professionalism shines through even in stressful situations like wedding day chaos. We thought we had everything planned and organized after working for a year on this wedding, but several vendors we used created quite a bit of stress for us on our special day.

One company I am glad we chose was Phoenix Photography. Through all of the craziness happening during our reception, I never had a worry about the quality of service that we were receiving from Lisa and John. They rolled with the punches as our timeline became more eschewed. They kept in constant communication with us as to how they could still achieve to get the pictures we had requested, and they managed to achieve that goal and many other surprise pictures we would see later.

After we received our wedding album from KC Photo we were very amazed at the pictures. Their ability to capture .the moment. has to be a gift from the gods. We can't say enough about how happy we are with our wedding day pictures.

Everyone shops around for wedding photographers and we were no exception (I believe the number was 12 different companies). After meeting with John and Lisa the first time we knew we had found the match we were looking for. They offer flexible packages to cover just about anything you could want from a company, but the ink spread across that paper could not possibly have told us the level of service we were about to receive from Phoenix Photography.

If you are looking for a professional company which delivers an excellent product yet can still be nimble on their feet when timelines get crunched, look no further than Phoenix Photography.

Lisa and John, thank you again for everything you did for us on our day...

Brian & Jennifer Stallons

Two very happy customers of Phoenix Photography.

Dear Lisa & Johnny,

Thank you so much for all you did for us throughout our "wedding experience". The pictures and album are gorgeous. We appreciate all you did to make this a positive time for us. The frame and candle set are absolutely beautiful...you picked what has become an absolute favorite picture for us. You both were a pleasure to work with. We appreciate your patience and the personal touch you gave our photographs.

Thanks again for everything!


Steve and Katie Douglas

We cannot tell you enough how great you are!! Everyone commented on how professional and fun you were!! We can't wait to see the pictures as we know they will be amazing!!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Luke and Tamara Gladden

Thanks so much for the engagement pictures...they were outstanding!! Thank you for the free sitting and free 5x7. You will be highly recommended!!

Julie Gwartney and Jared Faurot

Both Lisa and John were professional from Day 1. It was a pleasure working with you both and the pictures are better than even I could imagine.

Thank You.

Amy Stiner

John and Lisa were excellent to work with! They have great personalities and were very easy going and flexible. Everything went very smoothly on our wedding day and the photographs were taken in a timely manner which was great. They even made an effort to make sure we got certain shots . the .rings. shot, us leaving the reception, etc.

Thanks for all of your hard work!

Dear John and Lisa,

Wishing you Both a Wonderful Thanksgiving shared with family and friends. I sincerely appreceiate you both and your incredible Talent as Photographers. I am thankful our paths have crossed and look forward to working with you more.

See you December 2nd at Amy's wedding.



Dear John and Lisa:

We are writing to thank you for photographing Melanie and Jeremy's wedding ceremony and reception on September 18, 2004. We were quite impressed with the careful planning and organization that you demonstrated in the meetings that we had prior to the wedding. It was obvious that you had the experience and skills to make this wedding a great success.

Since the wedding, we have heard from many of our friends and out-of-town relatives commenting on the professionalism of the photographers.

We look forward to seeing the wedding photos as well as working with you again.


Gordon and Georgia Schmittling

Parents of the Bride

Testimonial for Lisa and Johnny:

We highly recommend Lisa Catera and Johnny of Phoenix Photography to be a part of your wedding. Not only are Lisa and Johnny personal and professional but they are both creative individuals who care about making your wedding day special. Lisa worked with us to create our invitations as well as our programs. We are still receiving compliments on them even after our wedding! We had people respond that they couldn't make the wedding but they loved the invitations! Lisa and Johnny have a gift of creating a unique, beautiful and memorable day. Having Lisa and Johnny of Phoenix Photography as part of our wedding was one of the best decisions we made.

Melinda and Todd Senseney

Overland Park, Kansas

John and Lisa far exceeded our expectations! You were awesome, from our first meetings...to the wedding day! The engagement pictures were great...far better than expected. You were so courteous and really took the time to inform us about the events that would happen on our wedding day. You were so precise and flexible. There were no attitudes (except good ones) and everything was organized! They ran the photo shoots with ease and took the most gorgeous pictures. We were promised 300 pics...we had a good 50 extra pictures (at least!) We couldn't ask for more perfect pictures. You made our wedding day PERFECT! You captured our day Beautifully!

Kim and Jacob Kavanaugh

Our experience with Phoenix Photography was absolutely delightful! Their personality and professionalism was beyond our expectations with a great sense of humor and an eye for perfection, they capture the very essence of a story within a picture.a must have to share with others for a lifetime!

Edwin and Ellen Cespedes

We were really impressed with Phoenix Photography when we first me. We appreciated the way everything was presented to us. It allowed us to see how they operate, that they knew what they were doing, and made us really excited about our wedding. They had a really positive attitude and we loved their creativity. It seemed like they put us first and gave us more than another photographer would have. My mom had tons of questions and I appreciated their patience. The process for our engagement pictures went smoothly and we really enjoyed it. Plus we love the pictures!

Phoenix Photography helped to make our wedding perfect and they captured it perfectly in pictures. We really enjoyed having them at our wedding and many people thought they were great. We.re very happy that we went with Phoenix Photography. for our wedding pictures.

Laura and Adam Johnson

Suzanne and I enjoyed working with you two. Thanks for the great experience!


John and Lisa were absolutely incredible to work with. They were everything we wanted for our wedding day. They listened to us and were very concerned with being able to fulfill our desires for our wedding day. I would recommend them to anyone.

Thanks Lisa,

You are a delight to work with! And have made planning Kristen's wedding most enjoyable. Looking forward to working together on the BIG wedding day!


Doug and Laury Hunter

John and Lisa are so personable it makes them so easy to work with them. We met them at a Bridal Show, and even with the amount of people at the show, they still took the time to talk one on one with us, making us feel we, as the customer, were important to them even before we made a purchase from them! They were fair with their pricing, and the pictures were absolutely incredible. They truly tell the story of our wedding day. I received comments from the church wedding planner on how easy she, and our minister think they are to work with too. Our church wedding planner has recommended them to future couples! Our families loved the pictures too, especially the candids at the tables during the reception.

Thanks John and Lisa!

See you on our Anniversary!!

Jill and Mitch Rademacher

Our wedding experience was truly wonderful. We are so happy that we chose you as our photographers! Not only were you incredibly kind to us, but you made our families feel very comfortable and important.

Thank you so much for photographing our wedding and for doing such a wonderful job on our photos. We look at them and smile...we are thankful for such great photos for memories.

All I can say is you guys are amazing! Lincoln and I look forward to working with you for many years to come. You both made our day very special. Thank You!!

Staci Jepson

You guys did a great job in predicting what we wanted and how we wanted it. That probably comes with experience. We though it was great, because we didn't have to worry about anything, and we could focus on other things on our wedding day.

Thanks for everything!

The Wilson's

We appreciate how attentive and focused both of you were to our requests both on the wedding day and before. You both have the wonderful ability to coordinate your time to meet our needs, but you do it in a manner that makes others very comfortable and allows for a good time. Taking pictures before the wedding was so fun...some of the stress felt on that day subsided because of the two of you. I truly believe part of the reason many of our pictures came out so well was due to your laid-back fun style. You were focused on us from beginning to end. You didn't make us feel rushed and had fun right along with us. This was money well spent...we will recommend you both from here on out. Thank you for adding so much to our day!

Jan and Amy Hennes

You guys were the best. I have already sent a referral your way. Joe and Emily Cook are Holly's and my best friends. We "hooked" them up one month after we started dating. I know they are excited to receive the same exceptional service and quality we did!

Thanks for everything,

Johnny and Holly

I am sure it would be easy, after having taken so many pictures of weddings, to become disenchanted with the entire process. However, John and Lisa came across as enthusiastic and excited about our wedding. They helped me to feel like I was the only bride in town. John and Lisa were not only positive and friendly, they were extremely organized and efficient. They helped to educate me on the photo process, and also on the structure of the reception. They are a terrific duo. I've already recommended them to my Sisters, and will continue to mention their names to newly engaged couples. Thank you so much!

We love our wedding photos and working with John and Lisa was great! They listened to what we wanted and definitely delivered! After our honeymoon, we were totally reliving our day through the story that the photos told! Thank You for capturing every detail of our special day!


Derrick and Brooke Rieke

John and Lisa,

We just wanted to email and say thank you so much for making our wedding pictures fun and stress free. We had such a good time with you guys and truly appreciate all your hard work that day to get our memories in pictures. We can't wait to see all the pictures and look forward to seeing you guys soon. Happy Holidays.

Thanks again,

The Gorup's

Jason and Melody

We had an amazing experience with John and Lisa. From the very first time we met until the day of the wedding, they both made us feel so comfortable and at ease. Everything went so smoothly at the wedding and the pictures look amazing. All of our friends and family love them too. We are so glad to have had the opportunity to work with them and would recommend them to anyone.

Koty and Kate Mize

John and Lisa,

I cannot tell you enough how much I LOVE the photos of our special day. You were wonderful to work with. You both come highly recommended.

Dan and Jen Teixeira

John and Lisa-

Thank you so much for sharing in our special day with us. We appreciate all of the help and advice as far as planning our wedding. It was very helpful to us. We definitely appreciate your photography, the pictures you took will help us remember this day for the rest of our lives.

Thank you,

Craig and Melissa

The photographs taken by Phoenix Photography perfectly capture and preserve our wedding day. The joy of our day and the mood of our guests and family are reflected in the pictures.

Thanks for the memories!

Definitely a professional job!

Kristi and Darren Wilson

John and Lisa were great! My husband has never been a big fan of pictures, but John and Lisa managed to make him feel comfortable all day. They were very organized which made the time fly by during the pictures. They took a lot of pictures in a short amount of time.

The pictures turned out great and my family and friends raved about how beautiful they are. I would recommend John and Lisa to everyone. There is a lot going on on your wedding day, but they were a big part in making sure everything went smoothly. Thanks!!

Melanie Byler

John and Lisa were great photographers. They did such a great job on our engagement and wedding pictures. Couldn't have asked for better pictures. I will definitely use them again in the future and would recommend them to everyone we know.

Thanks for everything. Great Job!

Lisa and John were wonderful to work with. They made everything so easy from the engagement pictures all the way to the finished wedding album. I had absolutely no worries throughout the process after hiring them. I will recommend them to all of my friends. They were a joy to work with.

Chad and Michelle Carmitchel

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  • the whole experience has been wonderful
  • customer service was exceptional.
  • very accommodating, encouraging, relaxing, amusing
  • beautiful pictures...too many to pick from!

Carlos and Krinai Harrison

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