26 featured reviews
Member Since: 10/13/2012
We looked into countless photographers online before finally settling on Whitney Lee as our photographer for our big day, and I am so glad that we did. From the moment we met for our engagement photos, I knew it was the right choice. She made my fiance and I feel immediately at ease and it really shows in our pictures.
In the weeks leading up to our wedding day, Whitney made sure that she knew who the main players in our wedding were and what sort of posed pictures we wanted to make sure happened. On the big day, Whitney captured all of the details, big and small.
Now that we have our final pictures, I am absolutely sure choosing Whitney was the best choice I could have made. Her fantastic work captured the happiness of our big day in a way we could never imagine. I can't wait to have another big occasion to hire her again.
Member Since: 10/2/2013
If you're looking for a fun, eclectic, yet professional photographer, look no further! Whitney Lee is amazing! Whitney was my photographer for my wedding and I am not the easiest person to deal while taking photos. However, she knew exactly how to position me and everyone else for that matter to make the photos come out perfect. As difficult and uncomfortable I might have been, Whitney and her two assistants were amazing and patient :) She also is aware of the sentimental value of certain things involved in a wedding that need to be captured. For instance, I had one yellow rose in my bouquet and she knew that it represented my late grandmother and how important it was to me. She took my rings and my husbands ring and put them inside the yellow rose and caputred the most beautiful photo I've ever seen. It is one of my favorite photos ever! Long story short....She and her people are amazing and if I could do it all over again, I'd choose her without hesitation! :)
Member Since: 2/1/2009
We enlisted Whitney Lee herself to shoot our engagement session & photograph the big day. Whitney is not only awesome as a person, but she has a very keen eye and is basically a ninja when it comes to sneaking up for candid shots. Throughout the whole process, Whitney responded promptly to emails and was very professional in organizing shoots and learning the "who's who" of my wedding. She is flexible in that she operates very smoothly on her own, but also values the creative input of her clients.
We were a little apprehensive about sitting for our engagement shoot, but she made us feel so comfortable, like she was an old friend. I think her laid-back atmosphere is part of how she gets her photos to look so natural. She is also really honest and isn't afraid to tell you or your future hubs to "suck it in" or "stop squinting". That is absolutely priceless advice to me! On wedding day, Whitney and her assistant Romina were very organized and not only captured all the formal photos, but also ran our photo booth and snagged a ton of great candids. Looking back at the photos, you'd think everyone at the wedding had been laughing-gassed; the moments that Whitney captured are so full of raw emotion. We will most definitely suggest her to our friends when their big day comes!
Member Since: 9/24/2013
My husband and I searched for a local photographer to do our engagement photos and I came upon Whitney Lee's site... I absolutely loved her portfolio. It was so upbeat and modern and fresh-feeling and "Austin". (If you've been here, you'd know what I meant). She was super friendly and easy to warm up to.. especially considering we took our photos on a 35 degree February day lol. But you couldn't tell it looking at the pictures (black and white, with the hearts.. that's us :-) ).
It was a no-brainer that we'd also hire her for our wedding and 2 years later he we are about to book her again for our twins baby photos!
I would totally recommend her to anybody I know!
Member Since: 4/8/2011
Getting quality wedding photos was incredibly important to me and my husband. They are, of course, the main source of our wedding memories. We did a lot of research before selecting Whitney to do our photography. We loved her creative shots and fun use of lighting and color. You could tell the whole time pictures were being taken that she was carefully thinking about the best way to capture the moment in front of her, and we ended up with gorgeous engagement, bridal, and wedding photos. We couldn't have been more happy with the end result. Whitney is fun, professional, and extremely talented!
Member Since: 12/11/2010
After doing much research, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted Whitney to shoot our wedding. Her portfolio met the look and feel of our wedding perfectly and she did not let us down. First, her personality is approachable, fun and creative while still unbelievably professional. You can tell she loves her job! The package we got included an engagement shoot which originally I didn't really care about but the photos came out amazingly well and we now have them printed and framed around our house. As for the wedding, we could not asked for better photos. She did a great job of making our relatives feel comfortable for the mandatory family shots but my favorite photos by far are the candid photos. She knew how to capture each joyous moment and the interaction between the guests at exactly the right time. If you are looking for a professional, creative and playful photographer for your wedding, look no further than Whitney Lee - she rocks!
Member Since: 11/27/2011
I can't say enough good things about Whitney Lee! I met with her after a recommendation from a friend and by the time I left our meeting, I had decided Whitney Lee Photography was the perfect option for our wedding. Her pictures are nothing short of amazing - simultaneously creative and classic. And on your wedding day, you want a photographer that you are comfortable with personally and professionally - Whitney fit the bill. Our engagement session was fun and the pictures were everthing we wanted. On the wedding day she and her team were everywhere but remained "invisible". They captured moments I didn't even realize they were around for but later saw in the pictures. My husband and I still look through our photos all the time and smile. She captured our perfect day perfectly. - Megan Hamilton
Member Since: 1/8/2011
We found Whitney through a friend of my dad's and we were SO thrilled with our choice. One of the best things is how you OWN the photos when she is done. You don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get the entire set of photos. She gave a discount for our wedding being on a Friday, which offset the fee for her to travel out of town for our wedding. We came to Austin to do our engagement photos because we had friends there and we knew she would know the perfect spots. She did! What a beautiful location she chose! She made us both feel so at ease, and she even made my fiance comfortable getting his photos taken, which is really hard to do. She was more than happy to include our dog in some of the photos and we treasure those. On our wedding day, everyone was gushing about how nice and great she was. She remembered family names and relationships based on the list I sent her. I was so impressed. She really did her homework! She is just such a sweet person and we were so pleased with everything. Everyone in my family said how great she was and we plan to use her in the future for any family photos, maybe pregnancy photos in the future!
Thank you so much Whitney!!
Member Since: 7/12/2012
The most important thing in a wedding photographer is of course, the quality of the photos. But in order to get fabulous photos, you need someone who is organized, stays calm, relaxes the subjects, and can adjust to whatever the event throws at them. Whitney Lee is all of these things and more. Her quality and creativity is so obvious in her work. But what you can't see in the photos, is her calm and wonderful personality. The only thing sweeter than Whitney was the wedding cake! When people comment on my daughter's wedding, what they seem to remember most, was this wonderful professional. I am the mother of the bride and also the event coordinator. Whitney knew exactly what to do all day leaving me free to focus on the million other things that come up on the big day.I am so pleased with the results and the entire experience I could go on and on.
Member Since: 4/9/2012
Whitney Lee is simply amazing! I sought out her services when I got engaged because I had attended two of my friends' weddings who used her and I was so impressed with the resulting pictures. The two brides also highly recommended her to me. The photos were vibrant, beautiful and at the same time had this great quality due to her artistic eye. When the time came for my wedding, I attended the requisite Bridal Extravaganza but made a beeline for Whitney's table. Her pricing is reasonable and on par with others in Austin but what sealed the deal for me was knowing that I would have an album full of awesome and unique photos to cherish.
She did both our engagement and wedding photos (I would have used her for bridal photos too but ended up not doing any) and somehow managed to get my fiance/husband to actually crack a smile in some photos! This is a testament to how easy it is to work with her and her sparkling personality even at the crack of dawn. We were also able to bring a few of our own props that literally allowed us to personalize the shoot and that was really great! At the wedding she was able to direct the formal photos with the families, aka the herding of the cats, look easy. Many of my family members commented on how painless the process was and how pleasant she was and skilled with the camera. She and her crew were able to truly capture the joy of the day and so many wonderful moments in the photos.
Booking Whitney Lee was one of the best decisions we made. I have also recommended her to many of my friends without hesitation. I should mention that I actually moved my wedding date to ensure that I would have her too! I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Member Since: 12/12/2009
Whitney Lee was the perfect choice for my wedding photography! She did an amazing job with every photo shoot we had. Our engagement shoot was in August in Austin, and while my groom was not excited about the 7am start time Whitney made us so comfortable and the photo shoot was a blast. I had a bridal portrait shoot, then had it redone because I lost weight and my dress didn't fit! Whitney was happy to redo the shoot and the pictures turned out beautiful both times. The day of the wedding she was profession and so sweet, having to contend with my large loud family to get pictures done before the ceremony. All the pictures have turned out phenomenal! Since this is the one thing you look at forever, I wanted to make sure my pictures were great and Whitney far surpassed my expectations. I would definitely recommend her to all brides!
Member Since: 9/18/2011
Whitney is a breath of fresh air. We automatically clicked and I knew I wanted her capturing our wedding day. She truly cares about her clients and it shows through her product and correspondents. I highly recommend Whitney!
Member Since: 6/20/2010
Whitney was best decision we made for our wedding. My wife and I researched a bunch of different photographers around Austin and we feel in love with all the photos we saw that Whitney had shot.
Every interaction we had with Whitney was a pleasure, she returned our emails in a very timely manner and showed up early for every meeting. She helped us make our special day amazing and captured so many moments. We treasure every photo. I cannot recommend her enough. We were so lucky that she was available for our wedding.
Here are some photos she took at our engagement shoot:
Member Since: 9/12/2011
When we researched the different photographers in the WLP studio, Amanda's portfolio stood out to us. After our first meeting with her, we knew that she was the person we wanted to trust with our wedding photos. We loved her! Her package included an engagement portrait session, a bridal portrait session, on-line viewing & ordering via Pictage (with a $250 credit), 6 hours of shooting along with a second photographer on the day of our wedding, and a data DVD of our photos. Trust me. We researched Austin photographers like mad. We have an entire spreadsheet dedicated to it. Amanda's rates for all that she offers is an incredible deal. She blew us away every step of the way. Our engagement photos turned out amazing, even though they took place in 103 degree weather. I'm not sure what magic she pulled, but we did not look like sweaty beasts in our photos. My bridal portraits were breathtaking, too. She really knows how to make her subjects feel comfortable and pose in a way that doesn't look or feel awkward. The photos from our wedding day were so beautiful and so much more than we ever dreamed of. Amanda and Trish (her second shooter for the day) did not miss a single moment. Every photo of the 1100+ that she shared with us through out the process is print-worthy. I have NO idea how we're going to decide on photos to frame because SO MANY of them are perfect! If you are looking for a talented photographer who won't miss important moments, who won't kill your budget, and who will capture your special day in the most beautiful way with the utmost professionalism, Amanda Hagood is perfect for the job.
Member Since: 6/23/2010
I love the artestry of this company as a whole and especially of our particular photographer Amanda Hagood. She not only appeared to be everywhere at once, she was also just nice and helpful too.
Member Since: 2/2/2010
My husband and I agreed that Photography would be one of the items we expected to spend a little bit more on for our wedding. We met with several photographers & told each one exactly what we were looking for: unique, non-stuffy, vibrant, fun photos. After meeting with Whitney, my husband and I both arrived at the same conclusion on our own, a mighty feat, mind you: Whitney Lee possessed the professional gear, the technical photography skills, as well as the aesthetics and style we were looking for. In fact, she really struck a chord with us the first time we met. She was very professional and asked many questions about us as a couple as well as what we wanted in our pictures. This told me she was truly out to tell our story through photos. Our engagement session was fun & Whitney gave us enough direction to ensure beautiful pictures while at the same time, letting us be ourselves. She is very realistic with timing and location-hopping. Just trust her and her direction - she has your best interest at heart! On our wedding day, I was so happy to see her tactfully and assertively "herd" our guests so that all the formals we wanted were photographed. The candids came out beautiful. The photobooth area she and her 2nd photographer setup was fun for the guests, and those who took photos in it came out with some outstanding professional portraits. Afterwards, Whitney does take 2 months or more, to work on the photos, but it is absolutely worth the wait. My husband and I are so happy with them and everyone who has seen them express how much they are blown away by how beautiful they are. The photos truly captured the fun my husband and I had on the best night of our lives!
Member Since: 9/9/2009
Josh and I picked Amanda to be our photographer at our wedding and for our engagement pictures. I felt like photographers were the thing I was most picky about in our wedding planning process and I can honestly say I could not be more happy with how our pictures turned out. Our photos came out perfectly and all of the colors and moments and the photojournalistic style came out so much better than I could have imagined. Amanda was wonderful to work with and I would recommend her any time to have her photograph your wedding. There's no way you would be anything but thrilled with the results!
Member Since: 9/25/2008
Amanda at Whitney Lee Photography did an amazing job photographing our wedding! She was extremely easy to work with, always answered my emails and questions, and had creative ideas for the photos and photo locations. As an artist myself, I am extremely picky about working with other artists, but Amanda listened to what I wanted from our photos and surprised me with so many amazing shots that I could not love more. She was enthusiastic and creative during our fire-truck engagement shoot, patient and resourceful during my rainy-day bridal shoot, and everywhere at once during the whirl-wind day of the wedding. When we first started looking for wedding photographers, I was afraid that we would have to settle for a so-so photographer given our budget. But I can honestly say that Amanda gave us editorial-level photos, and that was something I had never dreamed of. Our guests even said how much they loved the "photo-booth" at the reception. Thanks Amanda!
Member Since: 4/20/2009
Many thanks to Whitney Lee and Erica Knix for all their energy and enthusiasm. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the photographers at the wedding and reception. All the images we got back were excellent and I love looking back at them. If you really want to invest in your wedding, invest in the photography!
Member Since: 11/22/2010
We had a great shoot with Whitney, even though we were running a little late. The photos were amazing!
creative & fun wedding photography!
'We wanted a photographer whose work was fun and relaxed, yet still professional and delicate. Once we found Whitney Lee Photography, we knew there was no need to look any further. Their work is beautiful, elegant, and seemingly effortless.' - Cynthia Rodriguez
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011