My husband and I got married on June 26th, 2016 at Gerry Ranch in Camarillo. We came across Waller Weddings as they had previously photographed weddings at our venue. Prior to finding Dustin and Courtney, we had an awful engagement photo-shoot experience, so we knew exactly what we did not want in a photographer for our wedding. Even though we knew what we did not want in a photographer, we still had no idea what we wanted. Once we met with Dustin, we knew he was the one we wanted to capture our wedding day. He was so extremely down-to-earth, listened to our concerns about our engagement photo-shoot, and listened to everything we had to say and made us feel beyond comfortable. Throughout the process Dustin and Courtney were always available, worked with our day-of-coordinator’s timeline and always touched base to make sure they knew the specific shots of the day that we wanted. On the day of they were everything we could have ever asked for and more. They made everyone feel completely comfortable, captured amazing shots without anything being forced or ‘posed’ (which is what we hated from our engagement shoot). We really felt like we were hanging out with more of our friends who just happened to be holding cameras, capturing all of the amazing, important moments. All of our family and friends commented on how awesome our photographers were, how stealthy Dustin is, and how they did not stick out like sore thumbs or make the wedding all about the photos than the experience. On the day of they even provided us with a massive stack of printed teasers! We have no idea how they pulled that one off but really made such a difference and made driving home the day after our wedding that much better because we had those to look through already! After going through all of our photos (provided to us within a month), and after we thought our experience could not get better, they blew us away again. The photos could not have been more perfect. We are beyond thankful and are recommending Dustin and Courtney to all of our newly engaged friends and family. If you are looking for an amazing duo whom genuinely cares about your wedding day experience and capturing it all at the same time, these are the photographers for you!
The Wallers were incredible! They were so fun and comfortable to work with on the day of the wedding and even in the logistics leading up to the wedding. By the end of the day, we were good friends! Got the pictures back in a timely manner and they were perfect! You can't go wrong with these guys!
Dustin and Courtney were an absolute joy to work with and they truly are artists! Worth every penny and more.
AMAZING WALLERS!Reviewed on 11/23/2015 Mackenna R
My husband and I truly cannot say enough great things about Dustin and Courtney Waller. We met the Wallers nearly a year before our wedding at a cafe and just and talked ideas for over an hour. In addition to being extremely professional, they were personable and "real" and just a pleasure to work with! Throughout our planning process, Dustin and Courtney answered every question we had and were extremely meticulous about planning our preferred photo list. On wedding day, they went above and beyond to make the entire bridal party comfortable and created a fun and easy going atmosphere (which the groomsmen especially appreciated). The two traveled from various venues throughout the day to make sure they captured every aspect of our wedding day. Now that we have seen the pictures, we LOVE them even more! Our pictures are incredible and each time we look through them we relive the genuine happiness we felt that day. We would hire Dustin and Courtney over and over and have already talked about how we plan to hire them for events in the future. THANK YOU Wallers for capturing the best day of our lives!
We can't recommend them highly enough. We were organizing everything from Japan and not doing a very good job of it. Dustin managed to coordinate all our ideas and take fantastic pictures of everything too. Thanks to them we have a beautiful record of our most special day. It is something we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
Waller of Love!Reviewed on 11/04/2015
We're so glad to have caught Dustin & Courtney in October 2014 (a year before our wedding) on our way out of a small wedding showcase in Santa Barbara. They're warm, genuine and their work is beautiful. We booked them right away, even tho we won a $300 discount from another photographer. We met with Dustin at our wedding venue (Cold Spring Tavern) a month before our wedding day and it felt more like hanging out with an old friend than meeting a vendor. Dustin helped us with our timeline for the day, which we were clueless about! On our wedding day, Dustin and Courtney came on time and blended in with our family and friends right away. We felt super comfortable with them the entire time and trust me, my husband and I are camera shy introverts. They even took us on a mini adventure before our ceremony for some awesome outdoor photo ops. They stayed the entire night of our wedding reception and afterwards, friends came up to tell us that they enjoyed meeting and talking to Dustin and Courtney. We'd get married all of over again just to hang out with them, one of the sweetest, humble people we've met. Can't wait to see our pics, which we're certain will be just as awesome as they are. Waller Weddings FTW!
Waller WeddingsReviewed on 11/01/2015 Hannah G
Dustin and his wife Courtney were absolutely wonderful photographers for our wedding day. From the very beginning I knew it was a good fit, because they were professional but friendly and comfortable. My husband and I felt so relaxed during the photos at the wedding, because Dustin and Courtney made everything feel so natural and authentic! They are a wonderful couple and I would highly recommend them as photographers for any big event. Our pictures came out beautifully and I believe the price of their service was an excellent value. Thanks Waller Weddings! -The Leonards
One-of-a-kindReviewed on 10/20/2015 Emily H
I can't imagine our wedding without the one-of-a-kind team of Dustin and Courtney Waller. They were worth every penny, and more. We can't recommend them enough. Their pictures make our big day look even more magical than I remember it being. Every emotion was captured. The shots they took were so inventive, and the attitude they brought to our wedding day was fun and professional. By the time the day was over, I felt like they were part of our wedding party. We hung our wedding photos all over the house. We've had so many compliments. They make me wish I could get married all over again (and work with them one more time)!
The most unbelievable find!!Reviewed on 10/17/2015
We met Dustin and Courtney at a bridal show in Santa Barbara. There were photographers EVERYWHERE. We were pretty frustrated and discouraged. Their photos looked fine, but there wasn't a real connection with the photographer(s). Then we stumbled upon the Wallers. Right away I could tell their style was above and beyond the others. The emotion the couples were feeling in their photographs was very obvious and translated so well in the pictures. The set ups, angles, and use of lighting were super clever, so right away we wanted to check out more of their work. While the other photographers were making hard sales; telling us about all their experience, who they shot, how good they were (blah, blah, blah), Dustin and Courtney gave us a lot of space and humbly let their craft do the talking. We immediately knew we had to do whatever we could to book these two. We were certain we wouldn't be able to afford them, but when they gave us their qoute, we were floored. The value was right in our sweet spot. We pounced like a couple of starving lions. Moreover, than the ease of choosing them was their availability to us. They checked in with us at the right times and helped organize our thinking so we could make the best of the experience. It's so easy to feel overwhelmed with so much going on in the last few weeks and days leading up to the wedding. Knowing that we had a smart, hip duo with a keen eye and fantastic organization working with us let us breathe a sigh of relief. The day of the wedding went as smooth as silk. We opted to do a "first glance" pic at a spot they had never been to. They were so clutch. In minutes they had the placed scouted to capture this very important shot. If I could load those pics up into this review, I would. They're classics our kids and grandkids will love to see. The rest of the night was SO MUCH FUN!! Courtney and Dustin stayed as long as they could and captured incredible moments with friends and family. They were always at the right spot, at the right time. They gave us free range to pull them over in an instant to grab any pic. By the end of the night, my tie was wrapped around my forehead and Dustin was right there to snap it!! Two things happened in that season with the Wallers. One, we were blessed to have the absolute best wedding photographers around to capture our moment. Two, we became friends - and not the type of "friends" you check in with from time to time on Facebook. Real friends. Stop your search and make your appointment to meet these two special people. You will not be dissapointed.
Amazing JobReviewed on 10/16/2015
Dustin and Courtney did an absolutely amazing job photographing the day of our wedding. From the beginning they were very professional and prompt answering any questions we had. The day of they showed up at the time we planned for them to be there. While I was getting ready with my mom and the girls I did not even notice Courtney in the room. The whole day they just blended in and were not intrusive at all. Their pictures captured the whole day and told the story from beginning until the end. They are both so much fun and helped the whole posed picture process flow smoothly. They were able to make it more relaxing than stressful and I knew that they would capture all the pictures that I wanted. By the next day they had already sent us about 50 teasers! While opening gifts with family and friends we were able to look at the pictures and remember the day all over again! We got the rest of our pictures within a month and there are so many stunning pictures it has been hard deciding which ones to print!
Amazing Wedding Photographers!Reviewed on 9/09/2015
To me, one of the most difficult parts in planning a wedding is choosing your vendors. If you don't know someone who knows someone or have a referral, you're left to scavenge and sort through all the reviews online. Even then, how do you which vendor is the right fit for you? The wedding gods were smiling down on us when we came across Waller Wedding Photography. Their website drew me in, reflecting creativity and family values (with photos of their babies, awe!) We set up a phone interview with Dustin and ended up chatting for almost an hour! Usually the grooms are not as involved in the planning process, but my husband said right then and there we needed to hire Dustin and Courtney before someone scooped up our wedding date. When we met Dustin in person to go over details, he was warm, laid back, and down to earth. Exactly what we wanted ☺ Dustin and Courtney were very fun and easy to work with. Our family and wedding party who were involved with photos loved how funny Dustin was. We even had recently married couples tell us they wish they had Dustin and Courtney as their photographers. After the wedding hustle and bustle, the USB with our final photos came in an amazing and thoughtful package. We would recommend Waller Wedding Photography over and over again! Dustin and Courtney, thank you for capturing our special day so we may remember each moment!
My husband and I highly recommend Dustin and Courtney Waller for wedding photography. We were originally introduced to the Wallers from a recommendation from a friend who had them photograph her wedding. At first we were hesitant because the Wallers were out of our price range. After meeting with them and seeing their photographs on their website, we decided to splurge. My husband and I agree that they were worth every penny! Dustin and Courtney are a great couple to work with. When it forecasted rain on our engagement shoot we were able to push it back a day, which was closer to Courtney's baby due date. Dustin did a FANTASTIC job at multiple locations despite keeping an ear out for his phone informing him that Courtney had gone into labor. His intuition was spot on as she ended up going into labor the next day! The day of the wedding the Waller's were very easy going. Throughout the ceremony and reception my husband and I didn't notice them as they seamlessly took photos as we remained enjoying ourselves in the present moment. When we did more staged photoshoots (bride/groom, family, bridal party) we felt they put us at ease in front of the camera. Typically I get really shy when taking photos but the day of the wedding I felt like I could just be myself and the photos reflected that. The photos came out amazing and my husband and I will cherish them for a lifetime!!! Without any reservations we recommend the Wallers!!!
The BEST Wedding PhotographersReviewed on 8/03/2015 Rebecca O
Dustin & Courtney are hands down the best wedding photographers out there. When we had to move our wedding date up by six months, they still made it work and sacrificed their own wedding anniversary in the process. The best part about these two is not only are they incredibly gifted photographers, they are also the most sincere and laid-back couple you will find. We love everything about the treasures they created for us and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a high-quality and enjoyable experience!
In one word - AMAZING!Reviewed on 6/22/2015 Katie M
In one word, our experience with Dustin was AMAZING! From start to finish, Dustin was so easy to work with. As soon as we had met with him, Dustin put my mind at ease about our choice of photographer! His experience and ability to relate to both my husband and I on a personal level helped me have one less thing to worry about on our wedding day. Dustin was extremely professional but still much fun to work with! He asked for our personal input but guided us with his expertise. We had such a great time discussing the wedding day photos with Dustin that even my husband, who dreaded the photography part of our wedding, looked forward to the experience. On the day of the ceremony, Dustin was great at corralling the family (and with my large family this was no easy task!) During the shoot with just my husband and I, Dustin used his creativity to capture beautiful moments that were both artistic and emotional. He kept us laughing and enjoying the moment. There ended up being so many amazing photos that it will be a hard task to narrow down what I'll be putting into an album! We couldn't be happier for having found Dustin - he made our wedding day a truly wonderful experience and gave us a lifetime of memories!
Exceptional Engagment ShootReviewed on 5/29/2015
Dustin Waller is the real deal. He came as a recommendation from a friend (he shot their wedding), so my fiance and I decided to connect with him for an engagement photo session. From the moment we met him over Skype to the correspondance we've had with him since the photoshoot, he's been nothing short of friendly, professional, and responsive. It doesn't hurt that he's a darn good photographer on top of all that. He's been more than prompt with his appointments as well as deliverables. His selection of shoot location was perfect. His attitude and demeanor the day-of was fantastic. Very fun to work with - my fiance and I both felt very comfortable posing for pictures (which we normally don't!). Our pictures turned out incredibly. We're both very happy with the results. I don't think my fiance and I could have found better value for our money. The only "minus" is that he's so far away from where we live... I suppose we'll just have to make our next set of photo needs in Santa Barbara or get him to come out to us :) 5/5 - would work with again!
Burke Wedding-Santa Barbara, CaReviewed on 2/26/2015 Courtney S
We can not say enough for Dustin/Courtney and their team! From the second we met with them for coffee, to our engagement session, and finally the wedding, they blew us away. Dustin was so professional yet it felt like he was an old friend who you got to laugh with while he just happened to take GORGEOUS photos. Dustin has a background of shooting high fashion, and he can transform even the the most simple look and moment into something glamorous. Not only did we love and have a blast with the Waller Wedding team, we had countless compliments from our family, friends and all the other vendors. They made our day even more special than we could have dreamed up. Anyone looking for someone who can capture every moment and turn it into something beautiful; choosing Waller Weddings for your special day would be the best place to start. We wish we could do it all over again, just so we could work with Dustin! -The Burkes
PerfectionReviewed on 10/28/2014
From the first email to Dustin & Courtney to the delivery of the final photos, not one thing could have possibly gone any better. The Wallers exude professionalism while ensuring a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The plenitude of photos were delivered very quickly (as promised) and in a very nicely packaged box of personalized goodies. The photos were beautifully shot by both Dustin and Courtney and exquisitely processed; the shots perfectly captured the essence of the venue and time of year. We were both endlessly thrilled with the whole process. There's so much to worry about when planning a wedding. If you choose Waller Weddings, you simply don't have to worry.
AMAZINGReviewed on 10/28/2014 Christina R
When I first saw this couple at a Santa Barbara Bridal Show I fell in LOVE!! Before even talking with them, their decoration and photographs they presented at the show were just amazing!! Then seeing that Dustin was wearing a bow tie mad everything better!! After talking to them me and my then fiance knew we wanted them as our photographers!! They worked with us and made sure we were getting what we wanted!! When it came down to the wedding they were amazing!! Everyone loved them because they were there taking pictures, but were not in anyones way. When we were taking wedding party pictures they were making everyone laugh and have a good time!! At the reception they had a computer setup showing just a teaser slideshow of some pictures, and they made sure it was okay with us if it was there first which was very nice, because some people don't like to show pictures before they see them. When we got our pictures after the wedding it brought tears to my eyes. They captured such awesome moments and it brought tears to my eye how beautifully they captured everything. We honestly could not have asked for anything better. Sorry this is so long but I could go on and on about how amazing these two are!! They truly made my wedding something to remember and something I want to show my kids, grandkids, and the world how wonderful they are and what amazing photographers they are!! I would TOTALLY recommend this vendor to a friend or anyone!! The price I put is an estimate, I honestly dont remember how much I paid.
Waller Weddings captured a perfect day for usReviewed on 10/24/2014 Malia B
Dustin and Courtney at Waller Weddings are hands down amazing! Right from the beginning, they were responsive, open to hear how we envisioned the day, and overall just a great couple to work with. On our wedding day, their professionalism shined through. They were flexible on timing (since we all know things get behind!) but we never felt rushed or stressed. They captured heartfelt candid shots throughout the day but my family, husband and I never felt like they were intrusive, just integral to making our day perfect. Their work is beautiful and I would recommend them to any of my friends or family!
Thank you Waller Weddings!Reviewed on 9/22/2014 Daniel J
Dan and I feel so lucky to have had Dustin and Courtney as our wedding photographers! They are so kind-hearted and genuine and we immediately felt comfortable with them. I can't overstate how important feeling comfortable is when it comes to photographers. Posing for the camera for an extended period of time can be an awkward experience unless you have a photographer that works to make you feel comfortable. From engagement shoot to the sparkler exit Dustin and Courtney were such a fun couple to work with. Planning a wedding can be so stressful and I often felt like I was just living day to day checking things off my list. But I remember our engagement shoot as such an enjoyable retreat where for a few hours we got away from that list-checking mentality and could focus on one another. Not to mention Dustin and Courtney are very good at making you laugh! During the shoot, Dustin and Courtney gave us good direction when we needed it, but also let us be ourselves. They were open to ideas when we had certain shots we thought would be fun. In the end, the shots really captured Dan and I as a couple. They were so good! Their turnaround for our engagement photos was very speedy. Within a few weeks I was already making the photo guest book for our wedding. They went above and beyond when it came to the weekend of our wedding too. We felt so relaxed on our wedding day knowing that they were capturing the day. From getting ready, to the ceremony, to our couples shots, they kept us smiling and laughing. Our guests kept raving about the slide show they set up at the reception with photos they took earlier that day. They captured so many great memories of our special day and we cannot thank them enough. We love our wedding photos! Just like our engagement photos the turnaround for our wedding photos was very quick. We received our photos within a month along with a sneak peak gallery shortly after our wedding. Thank you so much Dustin and Courtney! You both are awesome! Kenz&Dan
Natural talent, amazing wedding photographer!Reviewed on 9/16/2014 Erin M
When we began our wedding planning, booking a great photographer was one of our biggest priorities, as pictures are what lasts forever. There has not been one second that has gone by that we ever doubted using Waller Photography for our wedding pictures. Dustin and Courtney, are some of the most down to earth, genuine people we have met in life! They not only have such a gift at putting your nerves at ease, making you laugh and endulge in the moment, but they have such an eye for great shots! They are fantastic at getting the obligated staged shots, but most of all, they have such a gift at getting the "moments" that happen on such an important day...the shots that when viewing, will take you right back to that exact moment and the emotions felt during that day. They were always up for the challenge of creating new shots. Dustin even took the time to hike up a large hill while we were eating to scope out possible shots, hiking back down to get us, and once we got up the hill, we knew it was well worth it! Some of our favorite shots from our wedding came from that spot, and if it wasn't for Dustin's creativeness and spontaneity, we would have never been able to get those shots! From day one, Dustin has been great with communicating with us, putting our mind at ease with any stressors that came along the way, and they remained flexible with ideas and timelines. They were always very prompt with responsiveness when we reached out to them, and whether it be an email or Skype appointment, they always were available. We have constantly received comments on not only how nice they were, but how discreet they were, never in your face during the celebration. Since our wedding day, we have just been beaming with joy over the pictures we have received. Not only are we happy with the pictures, but we have received nothing but positive comments. They have actually made our job hard! We have so many favorites, that picking which ones to use around the house has been a hard choice! Definitely not something to complain about :) We would never hesitate to recommend Waller photography to any loved one or friend, and we truly hope to have the privilege to work with them again in the future, as our lives continue! We will forever be grateful for Waller photography, as not only have they given us the privilege of having amazing photos, but they have truly helped to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Waller Wedding PhotographyReviewed on 9/05/2014 Julie V
Waller Wedding Photography is AMAZING!!! We are so happy we chose them for our engagement photos! They are very professional, fun, and flexible. We love that they are creative, easy going and quick to respond to emails, questions, etc. We got our engagement photos back less than two weeks after our photo session. They turned out GREAT!!! We are very much looking forward to seeing them on our wedding day! :) Thank you Waller Wedding Photography!
Wonderful & TalentedReviewed on 8/29/2014 Stephanie O
Dustin and Courtney were such a please to work with and captured every detail of our wedding flawlessly. They are so much fun and we are grateful for the captured memories we will have forever. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for extraordinary pictures!!
AMAZING!Reviewed on 7/15/2014 charly e
We are from Washington state, and know nobody from California, so we relied on reviews to find our photographer for our intimate wedding in Ojai. I emailed Dustin as well as a number of other photographers in the area to see of they were willing to shoot our very laid back, simple, small ceremony as long as some pictures beforehand. The reasons I very fortunately decided on Dustin: 1. He emailed me back promptly, told me exactly how much he would charge, giving me all rights to ALL the photos he took, as well as driving from Ventura on a Tuesday afternoon for only three hours 2. He was very personable on the phone, funny, and friendly, as well as asked me a lot of questions about exactly what type of photos I wanted, my style, my priorities for the short amount of time, the venue, etc. 3. He gave me the best vibe! Just a good person. THEN.. He surpassed our expectations of a wedding photo shoot. He remembered all my ideas, used my ideas from my pinterest board that he researched on his own time, and seriously took 500 photos in three hours. We both like so many of them we don't even know what to do with ourselves trying to choose. He is creative, adventurous, but most importantly, cared about our style and what WE wanted. I wish I would have asked him to come all day long. I can't say enough good things about him, I can't even imagine what it would be like if both him and his wife would have been there. Kudos to good people who give great service!
The Wallers are amazing!Reviewed on 6/07/2014
My husband and I had an awesome experience with Dustin on our wedding day. He is extremely personable and makes the entire process easy and fun. He was also very helpful with suggestions and helping us plan the day. We planned the entire wedding last minute, about 3 weeks before the event. It was a non-traditional wedding, involving just us and our parents on the beach, so we just needed a couple hours of photography of the ceremony and some pictures taken around town. The Wallers were very flexible about fitting us into their schedule. They also cut us a good deal since we didn't need the normal "wedding photography" package... and maybe just because we're so cool. Dustin did the photography and is great to talk to. He made the day really fun, rather than just a bunch of stiff photo taking. He even indulged in the champagne with us! The photos had a quick turnaround, getting online in about 3 weeks, and they turned out fabulous. There's even some good ones of my husband who has THE MOST awkward photo smile. I would highly recommend the Wallers for wedding photography, or any other professional photos you need taken. Besides their high quality photography, they are both wonderful people.