About Me - Photography by John Newenstyn

I live in Virginia Beach VA.  Photography has been a passion of mine since I was about 10 years old and received my first camera.  As early as high school I have had pictures published in the local newspaper and been hired by a school district to produce a photo essay on their adult education program.

It was my dream to become a professional photographer but life took me in a different direction, spending the first 20 years of my adult life in the Navy followed by the next 22 years working for the Navy as a civilian.  During those years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to take pictures around the world, from Alaska to Australia.  

Over the years, I have also been fortunate enough to do variety of photo shoots, including weddings, family reunions, portraits, special events, glamour, boudoir, and a pinup contest winner.  Recently I have spent more time improving my landscape photography abilities and have sold several prints.

In the fall of 2017 I retired (for a second time), providing me with the time and opportunity to pursue my passion for photography and work on my bucket list of photo shoots that I still want to accomplish.   And so, the journey continues.

If you have any questions or comments for me, please send me an email through the contact link on this page.