HarveyJohn has supplied photos to go with stories at the Weekender Herald for a number of years. I greatly admire his skill in the photos he takes for us. They are always creative and technically perfect and his images are great illustrations of the stories we want to tell.
Harvey Schiller
The Weekender Herald



grace_w320Through his work at both Dominican School and Our lady of Mt Carmel Parish School, John has been able to capture who we are as a school community. He creates pictures which capture childrens’ inquisitiveness, their sense of fun and their relationships with those around them. John has a warm professional approach and connects easily with both adults and children. His photographs are both beautiful and evocative.
Grace Parletto
Dominican Catholic School Semaphore


meredith_w320There are photographs and then there are PHOTOGRAPHS. John Hemmings’ work with students at Woodville High School results in their potential shining through whether he has captured hem in conversation with each other or in Dance, Music or conducting a scientific experiment. He is respectful of the students with whom he works and this results in powerful photographs of high quality. I highly recommend the man and his work.
Meredith Edwards
Woodville High School


JenniferI have worked closely with John for over 20 years but more recently have used his photography skills at our Neways Pacific Rim Conventions these past 10 years. I have found him to be a great asset to our convention team. He is calm under pressure, has a great eye for detail and can capture the most magical of moments on the camera. His rapport, with not only our staff, but also our delegates is second to none and his shots reflect the ease with which people relate to him. He is not only a complete professional, but also an all-round “good guy”.
Jennifer Read-Smith
Conference Facilitator
Neways International


QattroJohn is an extremely personable and professional photographer and we couldn’t be more pleased with his photographic skills and also his rapport with the staff and management at Qattro.
Bradley Jansen
Managing Director
Qattro (Property Construction and project management)




GeraldineMy professional relationship with John has continued for several years in my role as a Marketing professional in Catholic Secondary Colleges. John’s demeanor and approachable manor have made our working experience one that has an ease of communication and collaboration. On the job; during what can be a daunting photo shoot for the students portrayed in the shot; John’s ability to connect with students and engage their understanding of what is required allows them to feel at ease and also connect with him and his ideas. John’s great compatibility with students is reflective in the final images he is able to achieve for professional marketing purposes for schools. Having built our professional relationship over the past 7 years I highly recommend John as a trustworthy, creative and collaborative professional.
Geraldine Dixon
Publications and Marketing Manager
Mary MacKillop College Kensington (SA)


MeganI have worked with John in two capacities. Firstly in Creative Design for Neways International. In this area John’s photography is always superb in design and technically excellent. I find him very professional and easy to work with in both the teasing out of ideas and at the actual situ/photographing stage.

Secondly: John photographed my Wedding. I could not have asked for a more professional and passionate photographer for my special day! A real ‘people person’ who knows just how work with people so to bringing out their best while putting everyone at ease as he goes about his craft. His photos proved to be a true reflection of who we are. Our family and friends thought highly of him. Thank you John!
Megan Adams
Senior Graphic Designer
Neways International


John’s easy rapport with young and old alike results in great photos that capture the essence of Catholic schooling. His mannerism and style of imagery has been extremely important to us as we’ve developed our brand identity over the last 10+ years.
Marie Woods
Communications & Marketing
Catholic Education Office (South Australia)


SharonBeing a public relations professional who prefers capturing images, rather than being the subject, it was with great reluctance that I embarked upon a long-overdue corporate photo shoot. Fortunately, I engaged John for the task.

Thanks to John’s affable manner, I was immediately at ease and what I had anticipated would be an intimidating experience was far from it. The resulting images were a reflection of John’s professionalism and his engaging nature.
Sharon Watt
Porter Novelli Communications


RhiannonI came to appreciate very quickly how easily John created a rapport with the children he needed to photograph.. John works with the children with great patience and respect and this is recognised by the children in the way they relate and respond to him. His ability to quickly build genuine connection, enabled each child to respond, in front of the camera, in a very natural and spontaneous way.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their participation as John set about crafting photos of the students in their learning, co-operating and community activities.
He created some delightful photographs that reflect our school community. These images will be at the core of our website and future marketing.
Rhiannon Walsh
Yr 1-2 Co-ordinator
St Thomas Catholic School


SophieThanks so much John, You take wonderful pictures and I look forward working with you again.
Sophie Thomson
Gardening presenter and writer
Gardening Australia & Sunday Mail