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Reviewed On 3/24/2021 by Whitney D
Janet is wonderful! I initially found Wheeland Photography online for our engagement photos and loved her style and her way to capture natural light perfectly. We were so comfortable with her while being in front of the camera and we had the be...
st night taking engagement pics! Still one of our favorite memories! We then reserved her for our wedding photos (which we had to postpone) and she was amazing with managing our changes in having a 2020 wedding. Our park ceremony and backyard reception was perfect and the photos will forever remind us of just that. We loved her ability to capture our love and the pure bliss of the day all while remaining calm and organized. Would definitely recommend and use her amazing skills in the future! She went above and beyond taking care of everything for me the day of the wedding and we received our photos in record time!
Reviewed On 10/11/2020 by Danielle L
I am so grateful to have had Janet capture my engagement and wedding photos. I found out about Janet through Casa Romantica's preferred vendor list. She came highly recommended by the venue. I was pleasantly surprised that her prices were so re...
asonable and that my fiancé and I were able to pick a package that fit our exact needs. Janet answered all of our questions and helped us find the perfect location for engagement photos. My fiancé and I were nervous because we tend to look awkward in photos; but, Janet guided us and we loved how our pictures turned out! When our world got turned upside down in March 2020, Janet helped us come up with a backup plan for wedding photos in case our big day wasn't able to happen as we had planned. She was not only our photographer, but walked alongside us by providing helpful wedding advice, thoughtful planning, and calming reassurance. On the day of our wedding, Janet captured the day beautifully and handled our big families like a true pro. Thanks to Janet, we will always be able to look back at our wedding photos and remember the pure happiness and love we experienced that day.
Reviewed On 3/14/2020 by Kelley A
Janet did a spectacular job capturing beautiful photos of Kelley and Jake’s engagement and bridal portrait. She exceeded our expectations with her creative talents in wedding photography. Janet's pictures were both memorable and breathtaking!
Reviewed On 1/21/2020 by Madalyn R
Janet makes the magic happen! Janet photographed two of my sisters weddings and my corporate head shots, so when we got engaged I couldn't imagine having anyone else capture our special day! When it came to our engagement photos, Janet was tota...
lly up for adventure in beautiful Joshua Tree and captured what has to be the most epic movie worthy pose, complete with a flamethrower!
Beyond her obvious talent, Janet is a joy to work with. She is super responsive, organized and was such a great, calm, guiding hand through the whole process. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients. I was blown away that we had a sneak peak of a dozen wedding photos the afternoon after our wedding (wow!!), and our full gallery of images a little over a month after our wedding - which is unheard of!!
Thank you so much Janet for capturing our wedding day!!
Reviewed On 1/12/2020 by Christina C
Janet was absolutely amazing for our engagement session and wedding! She has such a fun style that creates both stunning and natural photos that we will treasure forever! She was able to lead us to take gorgeous photos and also caught special m...
oments when we thought no one was looking. Janet also got us some highlights a few days after our engagement session/wedding which we appreciated since we were eager for photos! Our family and friends all commented on how great and sweet she was as well - I cannot recommend her enough!!
Reviewed On 11/05/2019 by Megan L
Janet was a blast to have at our wedding. Our package that we picked included engagement photos which was absolutely great to have for save the dates, social media, and getting excited about the actual wedding. It was also a way to ice-break in...
to the act of being photographed. My husband and I aren’t the most photogenic people and we aren’t comfortable in front of a camera. Janet will keep you calm, keep you laughing and keep you in a situation that will make your shot gorgeous. I never felt posed. Never felt uncomfortable and never willed away the camera. Sneaky little outtakes and raved about Selfie to Dancing transitions are only a few of the wonderful shots you’ll get by booking Janet. We can’t wait for our wedding album and looking back at her beautiful work for the rest of our lives.
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Jessica G
Janet was awesome! She scheduled a phone call weeks before the wedding to discuss details and make sure that we got everything we wanted. She is super friendly and really flexible with what we wanted as a couple. On the day of the wedding, she ...
worked so well with us as a couple and with our families. She is very laid back, calm, and patient which is nice because family portraits after the ceremony can get a bit stressful. During our couple portraits, she directed us well and was very encouraging that the photos were turning out great. We had never done a professional photoshoot before and she made us feel pretty comfortable. We received some highlight photos several weeks after the wedding and then received all of the photos only a few weeks after. It was all very timely! The photos turned out amazing. My family and I all thought she did a great job. She not only captured great portraits and pictures of the typical wedding activities, but also great candid shots of dancing and guests interacting with each other. She was able to capture great shots of nearly all of our guests which was really nice. Janet and her 2nd shooter worked well together and we are pleased with the end results!
Reviewed On 10/05/2019 by Manny A
I can't recommend Janet enough! She did such an amazing job for my wedding and was so friendly and helpful every step of the way. She made taking the hundreds of wedding photos fun and easy. I'd recommend her to all my friends and family for al...
l our special events.
Reviewed On 9/15/2019 by Anna P
I am absolutely blown away by this girl’s talent. All my wedding photos came out looking like something taken from a movie. I loved the photos and so did everyone else.
Here is why I’m recommending Janet:
- A couple of days after the wedding,...
I received some wedding highlight images that were superb. This is not normal, and all my married friends had to wait for weeks and months just to get some photos from the wedding.
- Even though I had never met Janet before the wedding, I felt like I had a connection with her. We had calls and email communications where she listened to what I wanted, and she also gave me some good ideas and suggestions. After we had talked through what I wanted, she sent over a list of photos that she was planning on taking on the wedding day and I got to review. I also sent over a Pinterest board of images that I liked. She followed all of it and I got exactly what I wanted and more.
- The photos are amazing.
- I have hundreds of gorgeous photos to pick between and I can’t choose which once to hang on the wall.
I am so thankful that I went with Janet. It made my wedding day.
Reviewed On 8/01/2019 by Julie P
Janet did an amazing job photographing our wedding! We could not have asked for a better person to capture our day. She was flexible, had a great vision, great at communicating and was able to capture some amazing moments! Even our guests comme...
nted on how great she was. Can't wait to work with her again!
Reviewed On 7/12/2019 by Kathryn H
We loved working with Janet! Janet had been the photographer for a few of my friend's weddings so I already knew I liked her photography style, but I didn't know yet how great she was to work. From the beginning I loved that Janet would perso...
nally be the one taking both our engagement and wedding photos, rather than being part of a larger photography group. She was so flexible on dates and locations for our engagement shoot, even moving the shoot last minute when it was forecasted to rain. Taking photos can be a bit awkward, especially in crowded areas, and Janet made us feel totally at ease. Both the locations for our engagement shoot and wedding were places she had never shot before she even showed up early to scout out good locations. She absolutely goes above and beyond for her clients and it comes through in her phenomenal photos. We're really grateful we were able to work with Janet for our wedding photos and would highly recommend Wheeland Photography!
Reviewed On 6/18/2019 by Jacky S
Janet is sweet, fun, and professional. She went above and beyond on our wedding day and captured the most stunning images that my husband and I treasure! She took our engagement & wedding photos, as well as pictures of our newborn son. She will...
forever be our photographer of choice.
Reviewed On 6/13/2019 by Cristie M
Choosing Janet as our photographer was easily our best wedding decision- besides saying ‘I do’! She has a way of making everything fun, casual, and so beautiful. Everything was extremely personalized and working with her was not only stress-fre...
e but so enjoyable (and calming! even in the midst of pre-wedding chaos). *Tip for brides* she is wonderfully creative so, think of some special items that hold meaning for your big day (your written vows, a grandparent’s or parent’s keepsake, etc.) and give them to her. She does an amazing job of creating a genuine and beautiful story through photos. I wouldn’t change a single thing about our wedding day, Wheeland Photography played a big part in that and now we have that amazing day captured perfectly! Honestly, a wedding is stressful enough, don’t stress photography.. this decision is easy (and fun!) P.S. she’s also awesome at including your fur-babies in photos!
Reviewed On 4/23/2019 by Laura C
We absolutely loved Janet's work! She captured every important part of our wedding day. She was so patient and friendly (very helpful when you have a large crazy family). I loved that she captured the small details of our wedding. She was sup...
er organized and walked us through every step a week before the wedding day. I couldn't have asked for a better person. I am so happy with her work.
Reviewed On 4/06/2019 by Katie P
Janet was an amazing photographer and she did more than we could have imagined! She was so friendly and kind and was able to direct my entire HUGE bridal party of 10 girls so easily and efficiently without my fiancé or I having to worry about s...
thing! She was so efficient with our timeline and made sure she didn’t miss any pictures that we had planned our with our families. The was early to our venue and had an amazing spirit and smile the whole night! She even pulled us out for some sunset pictures to capture a couple of sweet moments together away from the reception. The pictures turned out beautiful and she gave us so many highlights just a week after the wedding and a few sneak peaks days after! I was in shock how she was able to edit them so perfect and quickly! She was so detailed and helpful I would recommend her to everyone !!!!! We absolutely loved every picture we got back!
Reviewed On 3/22/2019 by Raylene R
Janet is the photographer you want on your wedding day! She has such a beautifully calm demeanor. My husband and I liked her right away. Out of all of the vendors we chose, there were only two that I was very impressed with and Janet was one of...
them. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 2/21/2019 by K R
We cannot recommend Janet Wheeland enough! She along with our entire list of wedding coordinators helped me and my husband achieve the wedding day of our dreams. From our initial email to months after our wedding Janet has been nothing short of...
amazing. She responds quickly and is very open and honest about her work and the process and timing. If memory serves me correctly she gave us all photos before she promised which was great! We had her do our engagement shoot and our wedding and we couldn’t be happier with the finished product. She really takes time to get to know what we wanted as a couple and was opening to hearing ideas. We choose Janet because she is great with capturing color details and her night shots are breathtaking. Everyone that has seen our photos loves her work. She is so fun to work with and worth every penny. I can’t thank her and her team enough for giving us the gift to be able to look back on our wedding day for years to come. We can’t wait to work with her in the future for family photo shoots.
Reviewed On 1/16/2019 by Mallory G
"Best Wedding Ever!" "Incredible!" These are just some of the quotes we hear almost daily since our wedding, and Janet was able to capture every single moment and every emotion felt! We had such a wonderful and stress free experience working wi...
th Janet. She truly made each interaction with her feel like you were hanging out with a really good friend that was always looking after your best interests. Janet has such a reassuring way of being a professional that really made everything feel easy. She went above and beyond in our engagement shoot as well as on our wedding day. On our big day, she brought a second photographer to make sure every detail was captured in its entirety. We remember the excitement of receiving communication from Janet following the wedding, as she would release photos to us as soon as they were ready. The anticipation of the full album was not a let down! Janet delivered a beautiful album with countless memories that we will reflect on and smile, laugh, and cry for years to come. We cannot wait to work with Janet in the future! Thank you for everything!!!
Reviewed On 11/09/2018 by Adrienne L
If you are reading this, no need to read further and book Janet as your photographer for all things photos! When my husband and I initially met with Janet to see if she would be a good fit for our engagement and wedding photos, we immediately k...
new. Janet has a way of making you feel completely comfortable with the idea of having a photographer during these special moments in our lives, and this I the biggest plus because my husband tends to be camera shy. She makes you feel like old friends, and all of our time has felt just like that – hanging out with a friend. However, her professionalism and attention to detail are absolutely on point. This left us with a gallery full of perfectly candid moments and shots that left us, our family, and our friends breathless.
Her photos have so much beauty in them. She captured the most amazing moments and does so with a fun and inviting personality that leaves you feeling comfortable throughout the shoot, whether it was our engagement shoot or our wedding day. You can feel the emotion in the photos and live through these photos as if you were there. To be quite frank, we’re over here thinking about when we are able to work with her again – wish we could get married all over again!
Furthermore, Janet’s delivery time is so on point. She not only keeps you in the loop but sends out little sneak peeks to hold you over until you can get the full gallery. I really want to mention that she went absolutely above and beyond because she came along to our rehearsal day and took shots that we weren’t even expecting. Also, I unfortunately lost my grandfather just 3 weeks after the wedding, and I reached out to her asking if I could get copies of photos with my grandfather in them. She delivered them without hesitation even though we weren’t expecting our gallery for another few weeks. Needless to say our experience with Janet of Wheeland Photography was amazing, and I am absolutely positive that yours will be too!
Reviewed On 11/03/2018 by Gabrielle B
I would highly recommend Janet for a photographer! My then fiancee and I had a destination wedding in San Clemente and we were interested in hiring a local photographer to really grasp the vibe we we're going for. Janet did that and so much mor...
e! I couldn't have imagined a better photographer for our wedding day no matter the location. Her personality lends itself to a nice, calm, relaxing experience with just the right amount of direction to make everyone comfortable! Considering it was a destination wedding she reached out and took the time to get to know our story and our personalities! She was so personable and accommodating we truly found a gem in Janet! No matter the occasion, I would hire her for any photography needs!
Reviewed On 10/05/2018 by Jessie S
I've known Janet for years & was so excited to have her photograph our engagement session/wedding. If you are looking for someone who is all about professionalism, quality, flexibility & creativity, Janet is the perfect photographer for you. He...
r attention to detail & her creative intuition was something that really attracted me to her photography. Not only that, but her eye for COLOR! I was in love with how she captured color & I know it's a skill that must be hard to do, but she's perfected it. Not only color, but my husband & I were looking for photo styles that were timeless. Something that we could look back on for years & still feel like our wedding just happened yesterday. Something light, colorful & fun...I knew Janet was the perfect photographer for us!
On our wedding day, Janet got right to work! Photographing all the details from getting ready all the way up until our getaway at the reception. Janet helped Matt & I feel relaxed all day & she was not afraid to pull us away to get in a couple more extra special shots. Not only that, but she was also so sweet & got along so well with our other vendors & that made our day even more fun! She was so flexible with last minute changes on locations too. Our wedding day was hot & a popular wedding date, but Janet was prepared & equipped with ideas. Janet is also quick to think on her feet & when unexpected things happened during our wedding, she knew exactly what to do to get the right shot at whatever angle. My husband & I are so thrilled with our pictures & have gotten so many wonderful compliments on them. We will definitely be asking Janet to photograph us again in the future.
Thank you, Janet! You are truly one of a kind & we love your work & you!
Reviewed On 9/26/2018 by Elizabeth S
Janet is a fantastic photographer and amazing person! From our first phone conversation to her communication during planning and her ability to help make wedding decisions, she is the best decision I made during our wedding planning! During our...
planning process she made herself available for any questions or suggestions while supporting the vision that my husband and I had for our wedding. She has such a positive yet calm demeanor that everyone involved in the family pictures was laughing and smiling the entire time. The pictures she captured on our wedding day are truly a work of art and I will be forever thankful for her ability to capture such precious memories. Thank you Janet!!
Reviewed On 8/16/2018 by Lauren C
We highly recommend Janet Wheeland Photography! She photographed our wedding and the photos are absolutely incredible! Janet put us all at ease during a very busy day and as a result, my husband and I were so relaxed during our whole wedding an...
d were really able to live in the moment. Her coordination of all the different photo combinations was smooth and easy. Janet also captured us with the many amazing natural backgrounds at our wedding venue, allowing for so many beautiful and different photos. Janet's kindness and professionalism made her so easy to work with. Our family, friends, and ourselves love each and every wedding photo! She perfectly captured the joy and love of our wedding!
Reviewed On 7/31/2018 by Kayla W
Janet and team were absolutely the best the day of! They were so professional and I felt like I didn't have to do anything the day of. I didn't know any poses so they positioned us and got there early to walk the venue and check the light! High...
ly recommend and will definitely use them for any friends/family.
Reviewed On 7/13/2018 by Heather M
Such a beautiful person and talented photographer! We loved having Janet as our photographer, her and her assistant Melissa captured our day perfectly and we are looking forward to working with Janet again!
Reviewed On 7/09/2018 by Zachary U
Janet Wheeland is incredible! When I was looking for a photographer for the big day, I wanted to make sure it was someone I felt comfortable being around and Janet has the most calming and down to earth personality. She also has an eye for deta...
il and a true gift for photography. All of my wedding photos turned out absolutely beautiful and I couldn't be happier!
Reviewed On 12/29/2017 by Jillian L
Janet is so incredibly talented. Her patience and attention to detail on the day of our wedding was exactly what we were hoping for! Our wedding photos turned out more gorgeous than we ever expected or hoped for. She was able to capture literal...
ly every moment of our day, allowing us to cherish these memories forever. I honestly couldn't have asked for a more professional, caring, and personable photographer! Thank you so much, Janet! I will definitely be recommending you to all of my engaged, and single, friends ;)
Reviewed On 11/14/2017 by Aly H
My husband and I got married this past October at Swallow Creek Ranch in Cayucos and it was a dream. Janet came up to Cayucos for the weekend and photographed our wedding. We are obsessed with ALL of the photos. Before the wedding Janet worked ...
with us to make sure she understood everything we wanted. She got everything we wanted and more! She did an awesome job and we can recommend her enough!
Reviewed On 9/20/2017 by Katie D
I hired Janet for my engagement photos and wedding photos and it was the best decision. I heard about Janet through my best friend who also had Janet as her wedding photographer. I was able to see Janet in action at her wedding and absolutely f...
eel in love with her work and personality. Janet is so sweet, helpful, organized, and thoughtful when working with her clients. She gives great advice and really helps you organize your day or choose the best place for photos that compliments each couple's style. Janet seriously does amazing work! She is professional, creative, and very talented. She is a true expert photographer and captures the sweetest most natural moments. I couldn't be more happy with my engagement and wedding photos from her. She is so much fun to work to work with because she is friendly and very knowledgeable in the wedding and photography field. She has given me so many special moments to relive. There are so many photos that are my absolute favorites and I seriously love all the photos. She captured all my special moments, details, and more from my wedding day. I can't express how thankful I am to have had her as our photographer. She truly is the BEST!!!
Reviewed On 9/20/2017 by Arielle W
Janet is the ultimate BEST wedding photographer there is. She is not only talented but incredibly thoughtful, detail oriented, and just all around caring. She knows how important these photos are to her clients so she goes above and beyond to m...
ake them feel comfortable and at ease. On my wedding day she bustled my dress for me, fixed my hair, and other small random acts of kindness that made me feel like I had a dear friend by my side all night. The next day, she texted me 5 sweet shots to my phone! And then had my large picture book and 2 parent books ready in less than 2 months--simply amazing. Like I said, Janet is the best there is.
Reviewed On 9/15/2017 by Maribeth J
I can't begin to say how amazing it was to work with Janet! Janet is truly gifted with her work and is such a kind and sweet individual! Janet went above and beyond with our engagement session- she brought props and bubbly! And we went to 3 loc...
ations to take photos! Janet also wanted to take the time to get the right shot! Our wedding day was just perfect! Janet and her team took SO many pictures, ones I really wanted and then some! She was able to capture so many perfect moments!! Not only is she talented, but she is a true gem!! Take my advice-- pick Janet as your photographer and you will NOT be disappointed!
Reviewed On 7/02/2017 by Bella S
Janet was absolutely the best photographer ever, especially because she kept my husband and I calm and relaxed during photos! We are thrilled with the photos, and couldn't imagine having had someone else capture our wedding day! Thank you, Jane...
Reviewed On 3/15/2017 by Mackenzie C
Hands down the best photographer EVER!!! Janet is sweetest most compassionate, down to earth person I have met, and did everything possible to make my wedding experience the best. She not only took the time to make my husband and I feel comfort...
able before the wedding by explaining everything about the process, she also spent extra time with me before the wedding to make sure everything was taken care of. Her artistic eye and love for her work make her photography one in a million.
Reviewed On 3/05/2017 by Erin P
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! My husband and I got married in a Brewery in San Diego and took pictures at rail road track. These can be tough places to make beautiful wedding photos but she did AMAZING!!! I loved every single one of them. She was supe...
r nice, very knowledge, talented and a joy to work with! Highly recommend
Reviewed On 2/05/2017 by Bianca C
Janet is hands down the best special occasion photographer in Orange County. She photographed my Fiancé and I for our engagement and we were blown away with how comfortable she made us feel and how completely she captured the "real us". We were...
so thrilled that we booked her for our wedding. I wouldn't trust anyone else to document our big day. Book her as soon as you can because she is quite popular!
Reviewed On 12/18/2016 by Christine B
Our entire experience with Wheeland Photography has been great. My husband and I were married in Nov 2016. Janet was recommended to by our venue and after looking at her website we knew her style of photography was what we were looking for. We ...
booked an engagement photo session to get to know Janet before our big day. Janet made us feel very comfortable and helped us relax in front of the camera. Nearly every picture we got from both the engagement session and our wedding were fantastic. Janet was always extremely professional and very responsive, and her pricing is very affordable. We couldn't be happier with how our photos turned out and are so glad we chose Wheeland Photography!
Reviewed On 12/06/2016 by Lauryn S
Janet Wheeland and her team were beyond amazing!! Our pictures came out even more beautiful than I could ever imagine! My husband and I went through a few photographers and we were not satisfied with them or they were going to cost an arm and a...
leg. When we met Janet I knew she was the photographer who was perfect! She understood our vision and knew the venue we used very well! Janet Wheeland is the photographer everyone should use! She's amazing, friendly and will give you an amazing final product!
Reviewed On 12/06/2016 by Emily A
Janet is INCREDIBLE! We hired her for both our engagement and wedding photos and are SO glad we did! She is so sweet and was more than happy to go along with the different ideas I had for our engagement session. All of the pictures (engagement ...
& wedding) turned out AMAZING and she delivered them to us SO quickly- we couldn't believe it! She is a true professional. From the moment we hired her, she was so easy to reach. I never worried about being able to communicate with Janet and that is HUGE when you’re deep into planning a wedding! She knew exactly how to keep my husband happily going when he started to get restless with pictures. And we received SO many compliments at and after our wedding about how friendly she was, her ability to seamlessly integrate with the party and capture some wonderfully candid moments, and her professionalism! She caught everyone's personalities exactly making the candid shots some of our favorites! Even though she was busy all day, she managed to find some time to print out a few photos for us AT THE WEDDING. We were literally blown away! It was wonderful to have those photos right then for us and to share with family; not to mention they are absolutely beautiful!! Hiring her was easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! Her work is outstanding and, despite being so busy, she goes above and beyond to make you feel like the only clients she has. We honestly can't say enough good things about Janet and would (& have) definitely recommend her!
Reviewed On 6/01/2016 by anisa t
When I meet Janet I fell in love with her immediately. She is so sweet, caring and such a genuine person. Of course it being our wedding we had a few reservations but right away she put me and my husband at ease. I automatically felt a connecti...
on with her like she knew exactly what I was visioning for my wedding. We decided to book with her, not only because of her personality but her pricing was very reasonable. We booked a full day of wedding photography with included an engagement session (yey!)
When it came to our engagement I have to say for a couple like my husband and I being so unaffectionate and goofy Janet made us feel so comfortable. I have never in my life taken such beautiful and fun photos. She let us be our self but still directing us when necessary.
On our wedding she was so amazing, she didn't only fill the role as photographer but as coordinator and helping the florist, videography and me get ready and fixing my hair and make-up. Janet captured all the important parts of my wedding and all the little details for me to remember late down the line. She is so great that my picky family even loves her. So much in fact she is booked for my cousins wedding in September.
If you are looking for someone that genuinely cares about you and has a big passion for what she does Janet is the way to go. out of everything I booked for my wedding Janet was by far the best investment we made.
- Anisa & Vinh Tran 05/07/16
Reviewed On 11/12/2015 by Knottie13868826
I stumbled upon Wheeland Photography from the Knot and I am so glad that I did. Janet took our engagement photos in Newport Beach pier. There are so many great, quality shots, we are going to have trouble deciding which to use for the Save the ...
Dates. She is very friendly and put us at ease during the shot. She is extremely professional and was prompt at returning our emails and getting back the edited pictures. Did I also mention she is a great photographer? She went out of her way to take some great sunset and night shots. For the time she spends and the number of edited pictures she provides, this was a great value. If I was getting married in California, I would have also used her as the wedding photographer. I highly recommend Wheeland Photography.
Reviewed On 11/07/2015 by Knottie1446936427
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).
Reviewed On 10/31/2015 by Samantha H
Janet is absolutely amazing! We decided to do our engagement photos at Disneyland/California Adventure and she was so creative and energetic but still made us feel comfortable and relaxed with her. Our engagement photos were absolutely beautifu...
l! The day of our wedding, Janet showed up to the hotel wide awake and ready to go! She really helped move us along! I absolutely love candid photos and during the reception, Janet took the most perfect shots of my friends and family dancing!
Janet is so sweet and attentive to the bride and groom. She's fun but still very professional! I give Wheeland Photography 5 stars because the quality of Janet's work and the amount of care given to each client does not compare to anything else. Janet's the best!!
Reviewed On 10/30/2015 by Knottie1428622268
We could not have asked for a better photographer - absolutely phenomenal!! We asked Janet to do our June 27th wedding that ended up being an all day event with photos taken across several locations (even in the rain!). Janet never missed a b...
eat. At the time my wife and I were living in different locations out of the SoCal area, despite this Janet was incredibly responsive and worked with us to perfectly capture our special day. We received our beautiful photos much faster than we expected and were so impressed by the quality of the compositions Janet created for us. We are so incredibly grateful to have worked with her.
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Knottie1446047182
Janet was fantastic! We had a very early morning wedding and she showed up around 5 am totally awake and ready to go. Our pictures turned out amazing and received compliments from other photographers that we know, especially with the outdoor be...
Reviewed On 10/22/2015 by Dominick C
Janet and her team made our amazing day ever more amazing! She was such a blast to work with and captured all of those little moments perfectly. Janet was super great to work with and made everything super easy for us! It was nice to have someo...
ne who made us feel so free to be ourselves on a such stressful day. While on our honeymoon we got samples in an email, and our digital photo album came quicker than we could have imagined! Everything we had hoped for and then some! Thanks a lot Janet!
Reviewed On 6/27/2015 by mdigregorio0
I am so happy I chose Wheeland Photography to capture photos on my wedding day. Janet is very professional and super sweet! She did such a wonderful job on all of our engagemnet photos and wedding photos! There are so many great photos I can't ...
pick one that I like the most! We had 26 people in our wedding party and Janet was calm and got some great group photos. She was with me from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight and she took photos the entire day capturing some very emotional photos! My friends and family keep telling me how beautiful the photos are and have been saying what a wonderful job Janet did! I would definitly recommend Wheeland Photography to other brides!! Janet will respond to emails and phone calls very quickly, she will make you feel comfortable during your photo session and most of all she will take some beautiful photos on your special day.
Thank you Janet!
Reviewed On 5/10/2015 by Amber
Janet is absolutely amazing! She is creative and super fun! I am so in love with all my wedding photos. Janet captured every moment so beautifully and I am so thankful that she did because now I get to relive those moments through the beautiful...
pictures! Thanks Janet for being amazing!
Reviewed On 4/29/2015 by Knottie25278614
It was such a joy to have Janet Wheeland do my engagement and wedding photos. I love looking at my pictures and wish I had a way to display more of them around my house! Janet worked with me to meet our individual needs and desires for our big ...
day, she answered my questions quickly, gave me advice, and got all the pictures I wanted. Janet does great things with lighting, and making light look natural even when it is not. She truly has an eye for what she does. You won’t be disappointed in her work.
Reviewed On 12/26/2014 by Ms. D
We had the most fantastic experience with Janet Wheeland as our wedding photographer. We cannot recommend her more highly. She created a customized wedding package for us that captured the religious ceremony, the rehearsal dinner, our welcome p...
icnic, a couple's photo shoot (in lieu of an engagement shoot done months before), and of course, all aspects of our big day! The value was out of this world. Her photographs were high quality, beautifully lit, vibrantly colored, and tremendously framed. Her rapport with guests of all ages was excellent; she brought out the best in everyone. She learned about religious traditions outside of her own, worked well as part of our vendor team for long days with unwavering energy, and was incredibly self-sufficient. She caught all the details that were important to us, and so many spontaneous moments! For example, she creatively used a party favor to back-light a beautiful shot at the end of the evening in front of the moon! Simply, she's incredibly talented!! And yet, her persona is a quiet professionalism. Throughout the weekend, she was always "there" when we wanted her to be, and never in a way that detracted from the experience itself. She sent us a highlights album before we were even home from the honeymoon, and then a beautifully presented digital file album in exactly the time frame promised. Personally, she was easy to work with from the start, just a pleasure to have as part of our celebration --and somebody who we intend to call on to capture all of life's important moments ahead!
Reviewed On 10/31/2014 by Sarah R
Janet was seriously amazing! She photographed our engagement session, rehearsal dinner and wedding. She made us feel so comfortable and her creative and enthusiastic energy helped us to capture some truly special moments. She did a great job ro...
ping in our 18 bridesmaids and groomsmen as well as two large crazy families !! Not only was she a great photographer but she helped with some coordinating and made my crazy day feel effortless. I high recommend her and can't wait to use her for more events as our family grows!
Reviewed On 8/18/2011 by Laura J
Not only is Janet a sweetheart, she is a great photographer. She listens to what you want, and gives ideas based on your needs. She is super talented! She captured all the right moments for my wedding!! Wheeland Photography is the way to go!
Reviewed On 3/27/2011 by lisa t
I love Janet's work. She did both engagements pictures and wedding shots and we couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. She has a very good eye for composition and can make her subjects seem so at ease and natural. It was a great pleasure wo...
rking with Janet and I'd recommend her to all the brides out there wanting beautiful, elegant, and artfully framed shots... I also like to comment that on my wedding day it was so easy to have a female photographer in the room with me while I was getting ready... Janet was fantastic to work with and she made me and my fiance feel at ease and comfortable on our wedding day. Thank you Janet!