Introducing our newest lead photographers!
We are so excited to have John & Sean on the Michael Will team. They’re both insanely talented and will do an incredible job documenting your wedding. They are story tellers and portrait making machines. These guys know what they’re doing! Check out their gallery and reviews below.
Meet the Photographers
Sean | Lead Photographer
As an artist and photographer, I have been focused on creating portraits for nearly two decades. I love bringing this experience to weddings, capturing real moments as the day unfolds and crafting portraits that reflect the beauty and joy present in every wedding.
I received my Master of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University, and my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University. It was as a grad student at WVU that I met and began working with John Pascarella, and we have been photographing weddings together since 2006. Drawing from the experience of more than 10 years of photographing weddings together, we strive to bring a positive and calm presence to your wedding day—quiet and unobtrusive as your wedding day unfolds, mindful and efficient when creating your wedding portraits, capable and confident when the unexpected occurs.
John | Lead Photographer
I’m a husband and father of 2 amazing children plus one crazy weimaraner. I received my Master of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University and my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Youngstown State University. I have taught fine art and photography at West Virginia University, Youngstown State University, and Washington and Jefferson College. In 2006, myself and Sean Blair founded The Brand Studio, we have photographed hundreds of weddings, sessions, and portraits together.
Being able to tell a cohesive story with my imagery, no matter the subject, is always my goal. The process of creating exceptional photographs, from start to finish, is my passion. I appreciate the places that image making has taken me, and the spontaneity and challenges of every shoot. I have had the good fortune of winning numerous awards, and I’m grateful for them all, but more importantly I believe in collaboration.
Just a few comments from the couples Sean & John have worked with over the years!
Sean and John are the BEST. From the moment we met with them about our wedding, we were nothing short of impressed by their talent and quality of product over other photographers. They are extremely prompt in their responses, professional, and make sure you get exactly what you want for your day. They were in constant communication with us throughout the planning process which ensured everything to run smoothly. We felt comfortable and natural during our pictures, and they were flexible as far as shooting at different locations, etc. We got our proofs sooner than expected and can’t stop looking at them! They are MORE than worth the investment and we would recommend them to anyone.
We had THE BEST experience with Sean and John! They were so helpful and were willing to answer all of my questions throughout the entire process. They helped to make our wedding day go smoothly and made us feel so comfortable. We were so happy with everything and our pictures turned out absolutely perfect. We could not be happier!
Sean and John were absolutely AMAZING. They were extremely accommodating and helpful from the start, even with our non-photography related questions. They made us feel very comfortable, and were easy to talk to and communicate with, and they were very helpful with keeping things going throughout the actual wedding day. And of course, the photos are absolutely beautiful! They did such a great job of capturing moments throughout the day, and our photo album is absolutely beautiful. My wife and I can’t thank them enough for capturing our wedding day so perfectly.
Sean and John were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were referred to us by a family member that had used them to photograph their wedding – the photos from that wedding were so beautiful that I barely researched any other photographers before booking, and we were certainly not disappointed!
Working with Sean and John was so seamless and easy. They were extremely prompt in replying to emails and were more than willing to answer any and all questions that I had, which I really appreciated. They were also very organized and made the process so easy from start to finish — everything from booking, to planning the timeline for the day of, to choosing our album design was very simple and straightforward.
Our wedding photos themselves turned out beautifully – we are so happy with them! The weather on our wedding day ended up being less than ideal, but it amazed me how Sean and John were able to capture our photos in a way that made it so that you could never tell the weather had been bad. They have a great eye as well — there were a few spots that they ended up taking us to for photos at our venue that I had never even seen before and the photos turned out to be so pretty. Their style is very classic, elegant and timeless, which is exactly what I wanted.