John Yates is an award-winning photographer based in Nashville, TN. He specializes in headshots, creative portraits and commercial photography. His photography is influenced by his travels around the world.  


John grew up in Melbourne, FL before relocating to Nashville, TN where he found his love of photography. In 2011 he started the wedding photography brand Celladora Photography. John also teaches college classes and workshops in business and photography.

When he isn’t teaching or making photographs he loves being outdoors and traveling. His travels have taken him to Italy, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, France, Mexico and Costa Rica. He has road-tripped across the USA several times photographing many of the US National Parks.

In his free time he enjoys performing with his improv comedy group, cooking, and cheering on the Nashville Predators Hockey Team and Nashville Soccer Club.