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Laura and Dustin

You might remember Laura and Dustin from their engagement session last fall. There was a little more sun and warmth compared to that November day.  In fact, the day was beautiful all around. The historic Church of the Covenant and the Taj Hotel provided a stunning background to such a special gathering of Laura and Dustin’s loved ones. One of the funniest parts of the day was the glut of selfie sticks. Laura and Dustin gave them to the groomsmen and bridesmaids beforehand. Everything was very well documented while I tried not to worry about my job security. Congratulations, Laura and Dustin!


CJP Goes Commercial

In March, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with mcgarrybowen on a Jeweler’s Mutual ad campaign in Austin. The shoot was just like an engagement session . . .  that lasted two days and involved 10 people : ) The couples were patient and delightful to work with. I loved collaborating with creative director Nako Okubo, and I was grateful to have found producer Matthew Slimmer whose expertise and hard work before and during the shoot made everything run smoothly so we could focus on the content.  Such a pleasure working with this awesome crew. Creative Director: Dan West Art Producer: Antoinette Rodriguez Account Supervisor: Mary-Therese Barkhausen Photo Assistants: Conor Mack and Amy Smith Makeup Artists: Alyssa Garcia and Jamie Watkins

Brenna - Gorgeous.June 24, 2015 – 6:54 am

Megan - awesome, channing!June 23, 2015 – 4:20 pm

Alexandra and Patrick

I would describe Alexandra and Patrick’s wedding day as warm. The temperature was on the higher side, but the primary warmth came from Alexandra and Patrick and their friends and family. Loving emotions always seemed close to the surface. At any given moment someone was either crying or bursting into dance. The Lyman Estate also gave the wedding a backyard feel that kept everything relaxed and familiar. We were lucky to get Sean Proctor to tag along and second shoot. His beautiful and complex images are scattered in below. I was so happy to be a part of this one. Congratulations, Alexandra and Patrick!lyman-estate-wedding-01lyman-estate-wedding-02lyman-estate-wedding-03lyman-estate-wedding-04lyman-estate-wedding-05lyman-estate-wedding-06lyman-estate-wedding-07lyman-estate-wedding-08lyman-estate-wedding-09lyman-estate-wedding-10lyman-estate-wedding-11lyman-estate-wedding-12lyman-estate-wedding-13lyman-estate-wedding-14lyman-estate-wedding-15lyman-estate-wedding-16lyman-estate-wedding-17lyman-estate-wedding-18lyman-estate-wedding-19lyman-estate-wedding-20lyman-estate-wedding-21lyman-estate-wedding-22lyman-estate-wedding-23lyman-estate-wedding-24lyman-estate-wedding-25lyman-estate-wedding-26lyman-estate-wedding-27lyman-estate-wedding-28lyman-estate-wedding-29lyman-estate-wedding-30lyman-estate-wedding-31lyman-estate-wedding-32lyman-estate-wedding-33lyman-estate-wedding-34lyman-estate-wedding-35lyman-estate-wedding-36lyman-estate-wedding-37lyman-estate-wedding-38lyman-estate-wedding-39lyman-estate-wedding-40lyman-estate-wedding-41lyman-estate-wedding-42lyman-estate-wedding-43lyman-estate-wedding-44lyman-estate-wedding-45lyman-estate-wedding-46lyman-estate-wedding-47lyman-estate-wedding-48lyman-estate-wedding-49lyman-estate-wedding-50lyman-estate-wedding-51lyman-estate-wedding-52lyman-estate-wedding-53

Channing - Thanks, Kelly! There were so many great moments to capture.June 19, 2015 – 11:34 am

kelly lorenz - I love this wedding SO much. So good.June 19, 2015 – 10:41 am

Channing - Thanks, Alex!June 19, 2015 – 10:15 am

Alex - Wow, beautiful!June 19, 2015 – 10:07 am

Channing - Thanks, Ned!June 18, 2015 – 3:18 pm

Ned Jackson - Awesome as usual my friend.June 18, 2015 – 3:17 pm

Channing - Thanks, Masao!June 18, 2015 – 2:40 pm

Masao - These are so great, Channing! I love the stroller and brow wiping images.June 18, 2015 – 2:36 pm

Kathleen and Kevin

Kathleen and Kevin got married at the Willowdale Estate. They were both emotionally present on their wedding day. I’d never seen a groom not only think ahead to get flowers for his bride but to also thoughtfully and patiently do the arrangement. I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this wedding and wish Kathleen and Kevin all the best. Congratulations, guys!willowdale-estate-wedding-01willowdale-estate-wedding-02willowdale-estate-wedding-03willowdale-estate-wedding-04willowdale-estate-wedding-05willowdale-estate-wedding-06willowdale-estate-wedding-07willowdale-estate-wedding-08willowdale-estate-wedding-09willowdale-estate-wedding-10willowdale-estate-wedding-11willowdale-estate-wedding-12willowdale-estate-wedding-13willowdale-estate-wedding-14willowdale-estate-wedding-15willowdale-estate-wedding-16willowdale-estate-wedding-17willowdale-estate-wedding-18willowdale-estate-wedding-19willowdale-estate-wedding-20willowdale-estate-wedding-21willowdale-estate-wedding-22willowdale-estate-wedding-23willowdale-estate-wedding-24willowdale-estate-wedding-25willowdale-estate-wedding-26willowdale-estate-wedding-27willowdale-estate-wedding-28willowdale-estate-wedding-29willowdale-estate-wedding-30willowdale-estate-wedding-31willowdale-estate-wedding-32willowdale-estate-wedding-33willowdale-estate-wedding-34willowdale-estate-wedding-35willowdale-estate-wedding-36

Phillip Mello - Channing these photos are awesome!!! You really captured the moments of Kathleen and Kevin’s special day.

I have to ask …….. What plugins or software do you use?

PhilJune 10, 2015 – 9:28 pm

Natalie and Patrick

Natalie and Patrick got married at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, Rhode Island. The venue is one of my favorites to work at, and Natalie and Patrick quickly became one of my favorite couples to work with. We didn’t get a chance to meet before the wedding, but I learned quickly how easy they were to be around. I’m used to constantly problem-solving on a wedding day, but for some reason everything about this one just came together so easily. Thank you, Natalie and Patrick for being wonderful to work with. Congratulations!mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-02mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-01mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-03mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-04mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-05mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-06mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-07mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-08mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-09mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-10mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-11mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-12mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-13mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-14mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-15mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-16mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-17mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-18mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-19mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-20mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-21mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-22mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-23mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-24mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-25mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-26mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-27mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-28mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-29mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-30mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-31mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-32mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-33mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-34mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-35mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-36mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-37mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-38mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-39mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-40mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-41mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-42mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-43mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-44mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-45mount-hope-farm-bristol-ri-46

Allison and Steve

I had such a great time with Allison and Steve during their engagement session last year. They were both charming and very easy-going. Weddings can be stressful, yet on their wedding day Allison and Steve managed to operate with the same relaxed and warm disposition. They spent as much time unnecessarily helping the people around them as they did requiring the sort of attention only socially acceptable on your wedding day. Basically, I’m just saying I like Allison and Steve, and I really enjoyed being around them and their families. Mass Moca is also one of my favorite wedding venues, so I was even happier to be with them in North Adams to celebrate. Congratulations, Allison and Steve!


Amanda and Chris » Channing Johnson Photography - […] and Chris and their families were so wonderful to be around. But I knew that. I worked with them at Allison and Steve’s wedding a couple of years ago. Allison is Chris’ sister. Thanks for having me back and […]June 5, 2017 – 10:00 am

Katie and Ryan

Katie and Ryan both went to MIT so we started at the dorms and wandered around from there. I really enjoyed Katie and Ryan’s company and can’t wait for their wedding along the same river next month. The winter has been long and these two reminded me how much I love what I do and how excited I am for a summer of weddings and working with wonderful couples.


From Darkness

I don’t know how far back Ellis’ memory goes, but it’s possible he doesn’t know what grass is. On Mondays I stay home with him, and I’m looking forward to some outdoor adventures instead of figuring out how to entertain a confined toddler for hours. This week we warmed up with a trip to the aquarium and a walk along the harbor. I can’t say with certainty, but it feels like Ellis is pretty excited about fresh air and sunshine. Lord knows I’m tired of cursing the cold and snow. I just want a chance to complain about the heat. Monday fun day!


Nikki - He is growing up right in front of the camera-great shot Channing!April 16, 2015 – 7:53 pm

Jeff Bridges

Almost a year ago I went to Little Rock for No Kid Hungry to document Jeff Bridge’s visit to Arkansas. Jeff visited Stephens Elementary School to thank a staff that is providing breakfast in the classroom for kids whose last meal may have been their school lunch the previous day. Getting a call from NKH is always an honor, and spending the day with Jeff Bridges was a lot of fun.



There was a time when we feared Ellis would have a hard time nursing. Then there were weeks we worried he would never drink from a bottle. Now Brooke and I are concerned he won’t ever give up the bottle. Ellis’ parents worry a lot. Luckily he doesn’t seem to stress about his constant state of transition. He knows quite a bit of child-rearing tends to sort itself out regardless how much you worry. Brooke and I are still learning.