Go to space

See erupting lava

Start a fire with stones ✔ 

Visit all 50 United States (Currently at 36)

Stand atop the tallest building in the world

Make the News ✔

Dive in a cenote ✔

Smoke a cigar in Cuba

Learn how to pick a lock

Leave a 100% Tip ✔


Buy a house for my parents

Drive the Autobahn

Stay in the treehouses of Seattle

Fly first class

Photograph an out of state wedding ✔

Take my Dad to the super bowl

Jump off a large waterfall

Stomp grapes at a winery

Learn how to blow glass

Learn Spanish

Learn Russian

See the Aurora Borealis

Walk through Central Park ✔

Haggle for useless trinkets

Photograph NYFW

Have cereal milk ice cream at MILK in NYC ✔

Jump out of a plane

Photograph a wedding on the moon

Ride in a helicopter ✔

Photograph a wedding in Hawai’i

Set foot on all 7 continents

Dunk ✔

Be my own boss ✔

Get published in a national magazine

Visit the Sistine Chapel

Walk through a red wood

Donate an organ to save a life

Photograph a wedding in another country ✔

Meet another John Mansfield

Watch a meteor shower ✔

Patent something

Be a guest on Ellen

Free dive in Jellyfish Lake

Kayak the Grand Canyon

Live abroad

Fly a stunt plane

Float in the Dead Sea

Eat a Beignet at Café Du Monde ✔

Dive the crystal clear water of Silfra

Catch a fish a cook it within hours ✔

Do a polar plunge

Swim in all 5 oceans (Currently 2)

Walk on a bed of coals

Climb Mt. Sinai

Climb the heavenly stairs

Host a charity event ✔

Fire a bazooka


Give $100k to charity

Tour the White House

Meet the President

Dive in complete darkness

Eat at a Michelin 3 star restaurant

Fly a hot air balloon

Impulsively give something of value away to someone in need ✔

Be in a movie

Hang out with Chris Pratt

Watch a movie at a drive-in theater

Open a drive-in theater

Break a Guinness World Record

Crash a wedding

Shoot for National Geographic

Go to Hogwarts

Share a meal with a homeless person ✔

Take my wife to Ireland

Make $100k+ a year

Spend the night in a castle

Host a full photography workshop ✔

Dinner for two at a restaurant from Chef’s Table

Fully fund someone’s adoption

Sail across the ocean

Kiss in the pouring rain ✔

Learn Sign Language

Kill it at Karaoke ✔

Volunteer in another country ✔

Explore a ghost town

Visit Chernobyl

Go whitewater rafting

Take the family to Disneyland

Spend a day at Stonehenge

Fire a sniper rifle

Gamble in Vegas

Learn to use chopsticks ✔

Learn to play Chopsticks ✔

Adopt a child

Submarine the Marianas Trench

Go to the top of the Empire State Building ✔

Camp Yellowstone

Learn to fly a plane

If any of these match your bucket list, we should do them together!
I'll take the photos =]

MY bucket list

"“Easy going on the wedding day which took a lot of stress off me.”

-Kaylee +Corey 08.15.15

"I love his attention to details. I don’t think I can ever find a better photographer for my big day."

-Le + Khoa 08.06.17

"their work is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, but when you hire John and his staff you are getting wonderful people who take your day seriously and are determined to capture everything you want and more. "

-Tiffany + Jerrott 02.23.19

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