[Editor's Note: As of January 2018, John Cachero Photography and Ross Costanza Photography have amicably split ways as John's commercial photography work continues to expand.]
I've been on quite a journey these past several years as a wedding and portrait photographer in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Building my own photography business starting in 2009 were equal parts exciting and rewarding, but also exhausting. In 2014, a change had to occur so that I could keep my sanity and still make a living from the passion that I love. (See Part I - Yes... I'm Still Shooting Photos Professionally.)
Enter Ross Costanza of Ross Costanza Photography (RCP). Ross and I started our photography businesses right around the same time. We had met up a few times over the years and respected each other's work. While I grew my photography company at a decent pace, Ross had grown RCP faster and more efficiently; big enough in most years that the most popular weekends were always booked, and future inquiries would have to be turned down and referred out to others. This is a predicament many wedding photographers encounter annually. We can only shoot one wedding per day.
As explained in the previous blog post, an opportunity arose that had me photographing a wedding for Ross. Things went fantastically. So much so, that after much discussion, we came to an agreement that I would photograph weddings as a primary photographer for Ross Costanza Photography. With the majority of the business side handled by our team at RCP, I am free to concentrate on capturing the best photos I can for our wedding clients while providing them a friendly and enjoyable experience on their special day. This business venture has been beneficial for everyone involved, from Ross and Jess to myself and to our clientele.
Here is a sample of the engagement portraits and weddings I've photographed since joining the Ross Costanza Photography team.
John Cachero is a photographer based in Hampton Roads, Virginia specializing in commercial, portrait, wedding, and special event photography for clients not only in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, but also all of Hampton Roads, its surrounding areas, and destinations beyond.