John has been a full time commercial photographer since 2009 and works with a close knit team of professional assistants and additional image specialist on limited non-competing assignments.  During 2009 and 2010, John served as photographer for the Commanding General of a major U.S. military installation while simultaneously creating an online photo archiving solution for them (growing activity from <1,000 views per month to >three million views per month).

He was invited to travel to the middle east in 2011 to provide many levels of photography solutions working directly with U.S., NATO, and Iraqi leaders. In 2012, he served as Chief U.S. Photographer for Iraq Operations, supporting various military and State Department assets. Other recent assignments include Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando,  Mexico, Las Vegas, and Japan.

Having accumulated over 500 hours of aerial photography in nearly twenty countries, his experience, expertise and ability to provide a wide range of image solutions is unmatched. Whether the shot calls for hanging out of a helicopter or photographing underwater (John is a certified scuba diver), he will do whatever it takes to nail the perfect image. John maintains a U.S. government security clearance and currently lives in Columbus, GA with his wife and three children; available for travel worldwide providing the best in photographic coverage for discerning clients.

September 21, 2013 - The Brent Schoening Strike Out Leukemia Foundation dinner at The River Mill Event Centre, Columbus, GA.  Photos by John David Helms, Kristian Ogden, Julie Wynn, Katie Parker, Josh Abraham and Noble Tillotson.   <a href=""></a>
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