"I could go on and on about how pleased we are with our wedding photos and how amazing Whitney is. She exceeded our highest expectations as our photographer and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. Whitney quickly put us at ease with her warm personality. She made me feel like we had an old friend photographing us. She is someone I could easily sit down with and want to get to know. We have the perfect blend of posed and candid images to select from. I love how she caught so many candid moments without us being aware that the lens was on us. I also appreciate how she captured the little details, like the decorations and little things that mattered to me since it was mostly a DIY wedding. Her artistic flare captured every detail of our special day. We couldn’t be happier with our choice of photographer. “
"Meeting Whitney was like connecting with an old friend. She came bearing a delicious birthday treat for my husband (we were celebrating his 40th!) and she had quite the touch with our one year old daughter - coaxing giggles and smiles and even capturing several shots of our girl in a precious family heirloom sweater. Whitney knew the best spots and managed to arrange a most beautiful juxtaposition of old and new architecture in Portland, introducing us to hidden gems we were overjoyed to discover. The captures Whitney gave us are photojournalistic beauties: telling a story and preserving the wonder and magic of love, of adventure, of right now - soaking up a getaway in a favorite city."
"If you ask me what my LEAST favorite thing about being a musician is, I will tell you it's getting a photo shoot. Not only do I not know what to do with myself, or where I should go, but I'm horribly uncomfortable in front of the camera and usually only get 3 good photos of about 500 taken. NOT SO with Whitney! We had an all day shoot, hit over 5 locations and afterwards had DOZENS of photos that not only could I *live with* but I really LOVED! She is someone you will be comfortable in front of to try new things and she's taking pictures when you don't know it, which is usually when you are being your best :). She is seriously professional and I appreciate feeling like she helped me LOOK like I was."
Naomi Hooley (Moody Little Sister) www.moodylittlesister.com
"Whitney - I can not thank you enough for capturing the most important day of mine and Mike's lives. The pictures you took at our wedding were stunning and showed exactly how we feel. Between our joking, laughing, happy tears, and dancing, you still managed to make this album everything I could've dreamed of. Mike, myself, and our families thank you for the incredible work you do. You are a true blessing."
"Our family had so much fun taking photos at Red Rocks, Colorado. Thank you Whitney for making our boys feel comfortable. We love the photos!!!"
"We are so lucky that we picked Whitney as our wedding photographer. It sure felt like a gamble at the time, meeting so many different vendors and deciding who was the best fit...Our biggest worry was picking the right photographer. I was totally impressed with Whitney's portfolio and stunned that she was within our budget. After a quick meeting, we doubled-down on Whitney. Day of the wedding went so well thanks to many people, particularly Whitney. She was super quick with my partner and I as we got ready in our respective suites and she seemed practically invisible at our ceremony. I'll admit, I was focused on my bride but looking at the photos now, we are just blown away at all of the incredible shots she snagged; I do not know how she did it. Some of our favorite shots are of us getting ready - it looks like we posed for them but we just didn't have the time - Whitney captured it all anyway. Something else that we deeply appreciated - Whitney took time at our reception to scope out our guests and got so many incredible shots of them with their partners, children, etc. Many are so intimate and touching that we are framing them and gifting them to our friends for the holidays. I know they'll cherish these photos just as much as we will. We got our photos within days of our wedding and had so much fun looking at them for the first time. We are so thrilled and hope to work with Whitney again someday. Thank you Whitney!"
"Whitney did an awesome job on our special day! She is VERY easy to work with. She really listens to what you want. Whitney is a professional, compassionate photographer. Working with her was a privilege as well as a pleasure. We got our images back way earlier than expected. We love our pictures! We will definitely be coming back to her for our important family milestones. We loved our time with you Whitney!"
"Whitney, we love our wedding photos and cannot thank you enough!!! They were beautiful and captured all the moments that we will cherish for our lifetime. It seems like you had an army helping you, we can't believe all the great pictures you took by yourself, you must have been exhausted!"
"Best photographer in Oregon. Thank you so very much Whitney."
Jeff Eager, Mayor of Bend, Oregon
"Whitney, all of us at HQ just gathered around with our jaws on the floor looking at this gorgeous shoot - you knocked it out of the park for this one!!!! Absolutely amazing!"
"We were familiar with Whitney's photography prior to our wedding, so when we decided to get married and look for a photographer, we knew that we wanted her to capture our day for us. Lucky for us, Whitney agreed to fly the long distance to London, UK and despite having not seen either of our venues in person, only online, it was like she had shot there many times. We were attracted to her mixture of black and white/colour shots, the attention to detail, natural and traditional blend of photography, that she manages to capture effortlessly all in one day. She was professional, friendly and put both us and all of our guests at ease on the big day. Upon our arrival back from our honeymoon we were incredibly excited to see our photographs; we were not disappointed. The photographs of our wedding taken by Whitney, are like a story of our day: she captured the mad hair moments, the traditional group pictures of family and friends and most importantly the attention to detail, that we thought only we noticed. They are absolutely superb and everyone compliments them. Therefore we would like to compliment her: a fabulous, professional individual with such talent: thanks Whitney, we'll treasure our wedding photos forever; you created an excellent memory of our day. We highly recommend you."
"Whitney was our photographer not only for our wedding, but also our pre-wedding activities and rehearsal dinner. Whitney was reliable, punctual, polite and always had a smile on her face. Throughout our wedding day the weather switched from clouds and thunderstorms to sun and blue skies. Whitney was able to take beautiful photographs and accommodate to every situation with ease and professionalism. I received many compliments from my family and friends regarding her skills in interacting with children, families and large groups, and always making everyone feel calm and comfortable in front of the camera. Whitney took beautiful traditional wedding photos, but always had an eye for those special and unique shots. She was extremely easy to work with and made me feel at ease throughout the whole day, even through the rain! I would highly recommend hiring Whitney for any and all of your photography needs. whether it's for your wedding or any other event. My husband and I felt very lucky to have such an excellent photographer and beautiful pictures for our special day!"
"You are my favorite photographer!"
"Whitney was a fabulous wedding photographer. She caught every moment - posed and candid - and we will have these pictures to cherish for a lifetime. her angles and lighting were spectacular. She has a knack for knowing which moments to capture. She worked on getting us our pictures non-stop after the wedding was over so we could have them back quickly to reflect back on our day.
Whitney has such a calm and poised personality and it was a stress relief to have her as a photographer. She was able to take charge and keep everyone organized which is an important quality for a wedding photographer to maintain as well. The wedding ceremony and reception feel like they go by so fast - she captured the important moments, people and scenery which allows us to relive our wedding every time we look at the pictures. Everyone I talk to is amazed with our pictures and so are we!
I would recommend Whitney as a wedding photographer to anyone. Thanks for doing such a great job Whitney!"
Bethany Sheldon Hoffman
"Thank you for the beautiful pictures! You have a talent for capturing wonderful moments."
"My family loved working with Whitney Lyons! We never had professional photos taken before, but wanted some when our daughter was born. We were so lucky to find Whitney, who was fun to work with and has great ideas. She was great and very patient with our daughter. The pictures turned out fantastic and we will cherish them forever!"
"Whitney is the whole package - talented, creative, fun and professional. She captured the unique personality of our 9 month old perfectly. She kept him entertained and engaged and even managed get our fineky Husky in a few memorable portraits. Thank you Whitney for capturing such a memorable phase of our lives in a portfolio of beautiful photographs that we will treasure for years to come."
Sara, Doug, Jack and Zen
"Whitney, can I please say you have an awesome eye. The pictures are brilliant and you've captured some amazing images showing the fun that we felt during the day. There are a lot of happy faces, some brilliantly goofy moments, some super-stylish images that will be moments frozen for the rest of our lives and a whole lot of love captured forever. THANK YOU for doing such a great job and working tirelessly through the wedding even after you had been told repeatedly to relax!"
"I am very happy I had Whitney shoot my family's portraits. She is very professional and it was a pleasure being photographed by her. The results don't lie. The pictures turned out great. Whitney is an excellent Photographer!"