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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!”
– Jessica, Bride
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 with. From the beginning I loved that Janet would personally 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!”
– Kathryn, Bride
First let me say that Janet is absolutely amazing! My husband and I are not big into getting our photos taken, but Janet gives off such a mellow, awesome vibe that I made it fun getting our photos taken. There were so many photos I loved, I actually had a hard time picking out which ones I wanted blown up.
I was told by my family and friends at and after the wedding what a wonderful photographer I had. I would easily recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. I could not have asked for anyone better!”
– Amy, Bride
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 feel 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!!!”
– Katie, Bride
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 literally 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.”
– Jillian, Bride
I was blown away after seeing your pictures from Anisa & Vinh’s wedding. You managed to capture all the beautiful candid moments from the wedding. Simply exceptional! Also, I just want to send you my short letter to “thank you” for your outstanding service.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for your dedication to make our client’s wedding day truly special and memorable. Words may not fall short when describing your excellent service, commitment to your clients. Your effort, energy and commitment you provided went above and beyond our expectations. Not only you are an exceptional wedding photographer, but have the heart of one who truly serves other with honesty, integrity and genuine caring. My clients have repeatedly praised your expertise and professionalism and your effort to ensure their wedding day went flawlessly.
Once again, it was our pleasure to have you as our wedding photographer and would recommend your company to anyone who needs a true professional to capture the most beautiful moments on their special day of joy and love.”
– Min Ju, Wedding Coordinator
Janet was wonderful! I can not recommend her enough! She also shot 2 of my friends’ wedding and did an equally fantastic job! She’s so pleasant to work with and laid back. If you’re looking for slightly more natural photography, as opposed to the very posed and staged shots that are so common in So Cal, look no further, Janet is the best there is! Her prices are more than fair for the region! She offered us engagement photos in our package and unlimited hours, with a second shooter, at our wedding. Our photo’s turned out fantastic! Thank you SO much for capturing our day! It was perfect!”
– Halie, Bride
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 engagement 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 definitely 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!”
– Melissa, Bride
I found Wheeland Photography by reading other happy couple’s reviews and wanted to also share my experience. 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 shoot. 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? You can tell that she has a lot of technical experience and knows how to use lighting to get the best shot. 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.”
– Jacqueline, Bride
Hi Janet, I was so happy you posted Laura and Casey’s photos. It turned out to be the best birthday present for me, the mother of the bride. I spent hours going through the photos, marveling at your artistic and heart warming compositions. You captured the beauty of the venue, the joy of the celebration and the quirky personalities of the bride and groom.
Thank you for taking the time to record all the fabulous details in such a beautiful and thoughtful way.
You are the best!”
– Chris, Mother of the Bride
Janet is everything you want in a photographer. She provides great direction, but listens to her clients. She’s friendly and warm, but still professional. Most importantly she loves what she does and it shows through her beautiful photos!”
– Amanda, Bride
Janet was fantastic for our engagement shoot as well as at our wedding. She was very responsive in communicating, so it was easy to schedule a time to meet, and at the engagement shoot we both felt really relaxed and comfortable with her. She put us at ease right away and was very laid back and fun to work with. It was a really enjoyable experience and the time flew by! We LOVED the photos she took of us; there was a great blend of artsy and traditional shots enough to satisfy both my and my husband’s slightly different tastes. The day of the wedding she was shooting with another photographer and they worked together well. She managed to help direct us while being very inconspicuous at the same time. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again and I have recommended her to many of my friends. We love Janet!”
– Laura, Bride
Janet captured every emotion and moment at our wedding. 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 working with Janet and I’d recommend her to all the brides out there wanting beautiful, elegant, and perfectly 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!”
– Lisa, Bride
Janet is THE BEST! She offered great tips for photography locations, and was very flexible when it came to last-minute changes in plans (even the Day-Of! yikes)! Janet captured some wonderful moments from our wedding – I would highly recommend Wheeland Photography to anyone looking for a great photographer in the LA/OC area.”
– Andrea, Bride
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.”
– Anna, Bride
Hiring Janet as our engagement and wedding photographer was the best decision we made during our wedding planning process because she did not disappoint. She goes above and beyond and will work with you to make sure you have your dream wedding. She is also very professional, down-to-earth, sweet and kind. I will definitely miss working with her.”
– Caroline & Dennis, Bride & Groom
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!”
– Katie, Bride
Janet photographed my sister’s wedding in 2017, my wedding 3 months ago, and she will be photographing my other sister’s wedding in a few months — there’s no other photographer we trust as much as Janet! She is extremely professional, helpful, and just an absolute pleasure to be around. I am beyond thrilled with the photos she took, they’re stunning and timeless. Janet is the best of the best! She also took my engagement photos at the beach and those are amazing as well! I feel so lucky that my big day was captured so beautifully!”
– Severina & Blake, Bride & Groom
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!”
– Aly, Bride
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 locations 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!”
– Maribeth, Bride
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 make 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.”
– Arielle, Bride
Sensational!! Hiring Wheeland Photography for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process. Janet is the sweetest person, has an excellent eye for great photo opportunities and is full of creative suggestions. Our pictures are beautiful. Janet and her assistant were prompt and professional and didn’t skip a beat. They truly captured the evening. I strongly believe the value of their service out ways the cost. They are attentive, flexible and patient. From the first meeting down to the final delivery of our pictures I remained impressed with Janet’s conduct. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”
– Natalie, Bride
Janet is an amazing photography. She makes you feel comfortable and her knowledge on lighting made the engagement photos turn out beautiful. Wish I could book her as a Wedding photographer but the wedding will be in NY, instead of CA. I’d recommend Wheeland Photography to everyone!”
– Maura, Bride
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 better, 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 “artificial” 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.”
– Stan, Groom
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!”
– Amber, Bride
Janet has a natural gift for making her subjects feel comfortable, which brings out their best in a picture. Young or old, she gets them to laugh, relax, and work the camera with ease. And most importantly, everyone has a fun time!”
Sara, The OC Gazette Magazine
Janet is one of the best photographers I know. She is extremely talented. She photographed my wedding and she captured every moment beautifully. She is very professional, yet she cares about you as a person. She is so kind and is so easy to work with. My wedding pictures were beautiful, and it was all because of Janet’s amazing talent and ability to capture the special moments between my loved ones and my husband. I would recommend ANYONE to Janet.”
– Nicole, Bride
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