“John O has the remarkable ability to make every bride look at her most stunning. Not only is he incredibly talented, but he's also is someone you want to have around you on your wedding day—he's professional, fun, and a calming influence on a hectic day. 

I have worked with John O many times, not only on weddings, but also on editorial photo shoots, book covers, magazines, and more. Together, we have built quite a portfolio—work we're proud of—that sets new standards, especially in wedding photojournalism, beauty and makeup. As a photographer, I consider makeup to be the most important element to capture amazing photos of any model, bride, or otherwise. So, I only work with the best. And John O is the best of the best!”

Christian OTH STUDIO

Christian Oth




“John O is a talented artist—both with hair and make-up.  All of our clients have been over the moon with the magic he creates!”

Jung Lee


"At the last minute, I had a vision for the cover, and without the help of these individuals jumping on board immediately, it may not have happened. I am forever grateful to the following people: Christian Oth...Mark Ingram...New York Public Library... John Olavarria who came to the shoot for working after God-knows how many hours, for hair and make-up..."



Jung Lee

“John O. was an instrumental part of my wedding day. He gave me a flawless, glowing and natural look that was exactly what I wanted. The makeup was weightless and had a very clean effect. My hair was perfectly styled with a classic up-do that looked both modern and classic. I think more people complimented my hair and makeup than any other aspect of my look— including the dress!”

Laura Mestre