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Mary Wadland

Editor, The Zebra Press

Alexandria, Virginia

John, you worked SO HARD for us this week. I cannot thank you enough. It is such a pleasure to work with you—you are such a gentleman. Your instincts with our subjects are so spot on, and I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am for your flexibility, reliability, fun nature, and speediness in turning the pictures around.


Thanks again & I look forward to all the great things we can do together this year.


Lori J. Butler

NAMI / National Alliance on Mental Illness

San Diego, California


I can’t recommend the services of John David Coppola enough. I had the pleasure of hiring him to handle the visual media needs of an extremely important event for the national Mental Health community.


Not only did John capture the photos of the many celebrities, attendees, and speakers present at the Washington D.C. "Climb the Hill For Recovery" breakfast – he captured the spirit of the advocacy event in his photography.


What I most appreciated about his services was the attention to detail and my needs – giving me exactly the end product I needed for the International Bipolar Foundation.

I would absolutely recommend him to anyone considering hiring him for any important occasion or project.



Erin Taylor, Marketing Coordinator

J.S. Held LLC

Tampa, Florida


Very satisfied. John provided corporate headshots for our DC office, traveling on site and providing final, retouched images quickly.



Rima Bitar

Bitar Cosmetic Surgury Institute

Fairfax, Virginia


We were looking for a top-notch photographer to cover the 10th anniversary of our plastic surgery practice (the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute). I found John through thumbtack and I knew from the first email exchange that he was a true professional.


He visited the site before the event, showed up on time the day of the event, worked non stop throughout and even came back to our office to deliver the photos in person. The quality of his work is exceptional as well.


I would highly recommend John for any of your photography needs.



Scott Fallon, CDR, CPC, Senior Market Lead Recruiter

Grant Thornton LLP 

Alexandria, Virginia

It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation for John David Coppola. John is an exceptionally talented photographer and is truly a sophisticated professional.


After working with John on a number of projects I can attest to his passion for his work, as well as for his great personality. His excellent product is a testament to his tireless work-ethic and expertise in the field of professional photography. I look forward to utilizing his services again in the future. 

Bryce Adams, Senior Principal Consultant


Arlington, Virginia

To say that John did an amazing job on my digital photographs would be a tremendous understatement. He not only has a creative eye for what truly makes for great imagery, but he also has a great laid back vibe that truly makes for great, easygoing photo shoots.


Alisa Bernard

Former Director of Advocacy, Executive Board of Directors,

International Bipolar Foundation

Washington, DC


John is my go-to photographerWhether it is a business headshot or special events in and around Washington D.C.


John is the person who does it with professionalism and I trust him with fast-paced Congressional events when members of Congress are our guest speakers and they need to be photographed swiftly so they can get back to the Hill... ease!

I would not hesitate for a minute to have John Coppola as my resident photographer!


Joe Chiocca
Guitarist and Singer

Washington, DC

John is a thoughtful, creative photographer whose talents have graced my LinkedIn, Facebook, and website presence, as well as promotional materials for my band, for many years now. He is a good friend an a true asset to know and work with. Thanks, John!


Hope Katz Gibbs, Founder and President

Inkandescent Public Relations

Richmond, Virginia


John David Coppola is an excellent photographer and a joy to work with. He brings excitement, energy, and a polished eye to every shoot. He is professional, and consistently turns out excellent work. I highly recommend him.


Pete Kronowitt, Director of Business Development

Playing For Change Foundation

San Francisco, California

John has an insatiable curiosity which leads to beautiful and innovative photos. His photos capture the moment and, at the same time, artistically represent something special. John is also a joy to work with in every way. Highly recommended.


Brian McKinny
Sr. Editor, Writer, Producer, Promoter

Music Insider Magazine

I hired Mr. John Coppola to do the photo shoot for a Facebook Business Page I built for a local Chiropractor's office. He was a consummate professional, extremely knowledgeable, and very friendly with the office staff who were our subjects for the day.


His good nature put my clients at ease in front his camera, and the results were very natural, very professional photos for the website. His estimate was right on the money, and the results were excellent. In short, I would recommend John to anyone who needs professional photographs done, for any occasion.

John T. Allen, Jr., Consultant

Washington, DC

John has an uncanny ability to relate to (and get along with) everyone I've seen him interact with, which is a key attribute for a professional photographer.


He knows photographic equipment inside and out (not just cameras) and possesses a tremendous talent for taking flattering candid photographs. Also, I have found him to be consistently punctual.

Kerry McAteer, Operations Manager

David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship
Washington, DC

I would recommend John to anyone who is looking for professional headshots or other business related photography! He was efficient, on time, and the follow up was better than I have had in the past... he worked with me to find my best shot, had lots of great ideas and thoughts on what could work.


He also had up to date cameras and equipment - and extensive knowledge of it all. John's easy to work with and made me feel right at home.



Hoan Do 

Student Success Coach, Author, American Ninja Warrior

Kent, Washington

John David Coppola does an incredible job. I have used many photographers and he has easily been the best one I have worked with.


He was punctual, paid attention to detail, and took amazing photos. He even stayed after our agreed time frame to take additional photos of my event.


Whenever I am in the DC area and need photos he is my go-to photographer. I would highly recommend John as you will not be disappointed. Working with John was fantastic. 



Tre Johnson

Actor, Athlete

Los Angeles, California


I had a headshot photo session with John. He found a really unique location to capture the photos and I was blown away when I saw how well they came out. I use the photos for my Acting profile and my online business. I say it couldn't have gone any better.


John's really personable and made me feel completely relaxed. He's now my go-to photographer for future work.



LTC Bryan L. Pratt, Chief of Staff

International joint Command / Theater Engineers

N. Kabul Airport, Kabul AF


I needed some headshots as I'm transitioning from a long military career to the business world, and selected John for a number of reasons; reviews, communications, and of course price/value.


John communicates early and often; there's nothing left hanging. We scheduled the shoot at my office; he arrived on-time, quickly set up and we got to it. The proofs were posted the very next morning. Lots to choose from, and superb quality...


HIGHLY recommended!  



Natalie Hartman, Partner at The Markham Group

Arkansas Tech University

Arlington, Virginia


John is an excellent photographer and his talent comes through in the photos he captures. We very much enjoyed working with John. He is a true professional with impressive skills, great personality and expertise and we highly recommend his and his services! 


Tycie Horsley, Development Director

The Marshall Legacy Institute

Arlington, Virginia

John was the photographer for my nonprofit's gala and he was fantastic. We had a few special requests, such as requiring that he capture every table of guests, which is a pretty arduous task. He happily complied and the shots came out beautifully. I would definitely recommend him and plan to use him in the future!

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