Meet The Team

John G. Wilbanks

John is a passionate photographer, determined to make each image perfect, and continues to master new techniques, technologies and possibilities to create images that capture the viewers attention. Whether it’s images for his clients or his travel photography, he is always working to create a better image.

As a published photographer and author, Johns writing and photography have been seen in “Outdoor Photographer”, “Nature Photographer”, “Realtor” magazine and “Photographers’ Forum”. His credits include “Capio Forma”, a photography column in “Publishing Photographer” and an instructional booklet on real estate photography published by White Palm Publishing.

As a residential photographer, his photos have graced the cover of “Distinctive Homes”, “Premier Living”, “Luxury Homes” and “Exceptional Properties” and regularly appear in the most exclusive residential magazines in the area.

As one of the most widely published residential photographers in the Northwestern U.S., John is the exclusive photographer to some of the most distinguished Realtors in the Pacific Northwest, regularly photographing multi-million dollar homes. Windermere, Coldwell Banker Real Estate and John L. Scott have enough faith in John’s work to place him on their coveted “Preferred Photographer” list.
John is widely traveled taking a number of photography trips each year to expand his stock library and challenge himself with new situations.

His travel journals are featured on The Travel Channel’s website and his images are represented internationally by Alamy based in New York and London

Ryan C Slimak

For more than a decade Ryan has been studying, learning, and working in and around the photographic arts. His desire for improvement and growth has served him well in his evolution from an inspiring amateur with a camera to a successful entrepreneur and professional photographer.

Ryan has owned and operated his own business, specializing in product photography, since 2008. Beginning in Spring of 2014, Ryan trained with John on over 100 photo shoots where he learned the compositional, lighting and processing techniques that set the company apart from its competitors.

Utilizing his keen attention to detail, developed as a product photographer, as well as a uniquely creative and imaginative eye, Ryan has quickly developed into a talented residential photographer. With every image he aims to uphold the standards of quality and style expected by John G Wilbanks Photography, Inc. and its clients.
Ryan and John continue to work closely together, enjoying the opportunity to discuss creative approaches, artistic vision and expanding services offered to our clients.

Samples of Ryan’s product/commercial photography can be found here

Emily Parker

Emily started in photographic production when all we had was film. She learned retouching when it was difficult and done by hand with pigment and brush. She worked in production environments meeting client needs under pressure when there were no “undo” buttons.

Emily is an amazing portrait and wedding photographer in her own right, has been a photographer’s assistant, supervised photo quality control and more. A true artist, Emily is also an actor, singer and dancer.

Along with her husband, James, she operates the Utah Children’s Theater, a non-profit organization in Salt Lake City.