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Meet John Nam of Greycard Photography in Brea

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Nam.

John, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As a kid, I grew up helping out my family’s wedding photography business in Los Angeles, back in the film camera days of the mid-90s. We were still shooting medium format cameras back then and I distinctly remember being a young assistant, changing out rolls of 120 and 220 film for the main photographers, licking the rolls to seal them after they came out of the cameras, and numbering them to keep track of which rolls were shot in which sequence. It’s really crazy to think how much digital photography has changed our craft.

After college, I attended law school, which wasn’t what I expected it to be and so when my family asked me to work with them full time as a photographer, sales person, and an overseer of our team of photographers, I quickly agreed. I worked with my family for several years, until they decided to retire. They passed the torch onto me and so I re-branded by creating Greycard Photography, a contemporary, no-nonsense, competitively priced wedding photography company run by a small, tight-knit group of photographers who really love what they do. Over time, we became quite popular within the Indian wedding community as well and became immersed in their beautiful culture.

Today, more than half of our weddings are Indian and the other half, an equal mixture of the various ethnicities and cultures that make up Southern California.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Re-branding was scary. You start out with strong concepts and a clear vision that you know is going to take your business to the next level, but when your business doesn’t flourish right out of the gate, you start to doubt yourself and wonder if it was all a huge mistake. Fortunately, for us, it worked out.

Greycard Photography – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are a wedding photography business and we specialize in Indian weddings. We are known to focus on our craft just as much as we work hard to keep costs down for our couples.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Being featured by VoyageLA, obvi.

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