Portrait & Commercial  Photography







"I adore John, I love his creativity and the work he puts in to his images: he's so talented. I always have a great laugh... he's such a sweet-heart. Can't recommend him highly enough"

- Lilly




Congratulations to Emma & Sam on a brilliant evening!

Your gallery is now open!






Quick! Get in before the kids change (and before any more remnants of youth are sneakily taken away in the middle of the night!)



"Had another brilliant shoot with John... This was a test shoot to see how I felt after my car accident. I had such a laugh with him and he really boosted my confidence... I would recommend John to anyone. He's a genuine great guy."

- Jasmine






Dogs, snakes, frogs - they're all welcome.

But book a LOCATION shoot if it's a giraffe! 






For home or a special location within 20 miles of FORMBY PHOTOGRAPHER studio.


Includes one FREE download of your choice worth £95!



"John is awesome, what a brilliant guy... I will definitely shoot with him again! 100% recommend!!"

- Khethiwe


Over  90% of FORMBY PHOTOGRAPHER clients book another shoot within 2 years!





From £100.00

& £350.00



There's no time to waste - put yourself on the map now!




"He got the best shots to really showcase our school in the best light. I cannot speak highly enough of John and would recommend him in an instant."

- Rebecca


Nearly all FORMBY PHOTOGRAPHER bookings are returning clients or recommendations!

Tailored Artwork



Choose from LIBERATION the economical Range,


Or the luxury SIGNATURE Range...




"A WORK OF ART. Absolutely amazing John, I am SO pleased. Can't thank you enough! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU"

- Harvey


About the photographer, John Howard...

John was born and brought up in Formby and educated in Crosby. He went out dancing, first in Southport and then LiverpoolAfter graduating in Philosophy and Psychology at Staffordshire University, he moved into project management. John was a brand identity & wayfinding consultant for almost a decade, working with global companies including BARCLAYS and ERNST & YOUNG and GSK
In 2005, John retrained as a teacher. He received a "Distinction" for his PGCE and went on to be rated an “outstanding” teacher who specialised in helping children with additional learning needs and social, emotional & behavioural difficulties. Pupils' results placed the school in the
top 100
in the whole of the UK! 
But photography and art were always John’s passion. He owned a camera, a Polaroid, from the age of five! In 2014, he took the plunge and picked up his camera professionally. His wide-ranging career gives John a unique ability to relate to and understand his clients. People say they love working with him because he makes it a fun and easy experience. 
PORTRAIT & ARTWORK: John opened a PHOTOGRAPHY studio in Formby to undertake portrait work and art commissions. He works with clients locally, across the region and beyond. He has won a number of photography awards and his friendly professionalism has even attracted commissions from Scotland, Wales and southern England
While John welcomes people to his studio, he’s equally happy working with them at home or on location. The aim is to make you as relaxed and comfortable as possible. 
COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: John brings his businesses experience to bear when providing a service for commercial clients. He understands it’s about more than simply providing high-quality images. He takes time to understand what makes a business special, in order to capture its unique character in images
John can provide a holistic service drawing upon established relationships with designers, printers and IT professionalsWhether you’re an individual, a family or a business, John will take the time to understand your story and find the perfect shot.
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