Our wedding venue listed Wheeland Photography as one of its preferred vendors and it was easy to see why. From our initial meeting, Janet was the consummate professional and an artistic partner when it came to our wedding photography. Even bett...
er, she was all this while being friendly, graceful, and an all-around positive force for our wedding.
My wife and I are not the most lovey dovey of couples. We're not Daria Morgendorffer either, but we don't exactly exude puppy dog eyes and eskimo kisses. Because of this, searching for a wedding photographer and looking at so many lovingly photographed couples brought its own specialized anxiety. Would we ever be able to find someone who could photograph us as well as these couples? Even moreso, would we be able to find someone who could capture OUR personality in the photos and not just put us in pre-packaged poses and looks that would only nag at us as "forced" or "artifical" as we looked through the photos years later? With Wheeland Photography, we got exactly what we were looking for. Janet provided an experienced guiding hand, implementing poses and looks that resulted in photos that we feel capture our genuine love and affection for each other and that also exude our personality and sense of humor in a real and organic way.
As strong we feel her portrait work may be, what initially drew our attention to Wheeland Photography is Janet's ability to capture impressive candid photos. Looking through her samples, you'll find amazing candid photos that convey a depth of mood and emotion. We constantly found ourselves thinking, "Wow, wish we could've been at that wedding!" Initially, we wondered if all these great photos were staged. But having her seen her work at our wedding and receiving the resulting photos, we can say conclusively that she is just THAT good at finding those moments. Many of these candids have easily become our favorite photos of our family and friends.
Wheeland Photography was equally impressive post-wedding with a quick turnaround. We received an emailed preview of our photos within a week and received all of our photos about a month after that, and they were easily sharable with our family and friends. Janet was very clear in our initial meeting that we owned our photos and we could do with them and reproduce them as we saw fit. To our surprise, this was not necessarily the case with other photographers that we researched.
All in all, we are incredibly happy that we choose Wheeland Photography and can refer without any hesitation. Janet captured our special day with photos that are ours in every sense, but we still look through the pictures and we can't help but think, "That looks like it was an amazing wedding!"
- Wheeland Photography was presented to us as a preferred vendor by our wedding venue (Aliso Viejo Country Club).
- We booked 6 hours for coverage of both our ceremony (outdoor) and reception (indoor).