I brag to people all the time about how wonderful our wedding photographer was. And it’s not a hard sell because anyone who’s seen our pictures, gushes over them. Lane did a fantastic job! Her images were artistic and beautiful, fun, romantic, and emotional–just as I knew they would be! I was excited about her work from the moment I first stumbled across her website. In addition to their overall pleasing visual aesthetic, each picture reflects the authenticity and realness of the moments captured. The skill and sensitivity she brings to her work was also apparent in her relational style–a great blend of professionalism and warmth. She was intuitive about potential family dynamics, and proactively made sure we were comfortable with the different combinations of divorced parents, step parents, etc. involved in a variety of family portraits. Lane was encouraging to me personally, as I was at times the proverbial “anxious bride,” and made me feel as if I’d known her for much longer than I have. She is a lovely person and a kick ass photographer!”
Jeremy and AngeliaJeremy and AngeliaDan and MarinDan and Marin
From the very first email we received from Lane to the conclusion of our wedding day, Lane was nothing short of wonderful. The communication between us and Lane was always friendly and easy. During our first meeting at our engagement session, Lane let us take our time to get comfortable in our surroundings. She was so laid back and easy to work with. We couldn’t be happier with how our engagement photos turned out. On our wedding day Lane just blended right in. There were times we didn’t even notice she was there. She made it a point to just go with the flow of the day. Upon arriving at our venue, it started to rain and I was nervous to get my dress wet, and Lane ran back to her car to get an umbrella for me. Little things like that made Lane such a pleasure to work with. She made sure our day was about us. Our family and friends are just as fond of Lane as we are. They all kept telling us how friendly, yet very professional Lane was. Our wedding photos far exceeded our expectations. They turned out even more beautiful than we hoped for. We really can’t say enough about Lane. She is a true professional. If you are considering booking with Willow Lane Photography, go ahead and book. You will not regret it. Thank you Lane!!!Adam and AprilAdam and April
If you are considering Lane to be your photographer, stop considering and just hire her! She is absolutely amazing, and has the talent for the business along with the great personality to work with you on your most important day of your life.
From the get-go, we were blown away with her promptness, replying to some of our questions even while she was on vacation. All those questions those wedding magazines tell you to ask your photographer, she’s got the answers, rest assured 🙂
We did an engagement session with her as well, which I highly recommend (you’re building a connection with your photographer, which will help with your wedding day). We asked her if she could drive to our college town, which wasn’t close for her, but with a reasonable transportation rate, it all worked out. And on St. Patrick’s Day, no less! <3 It was amazing being back on the campus we fell in love at. We were able to incorporate the places that were special to us, along with spots that caught her eye as a photographer. She’s a photographer that wants to document your love for each other, and does it in a way where she isn’t in your face. As for the day of our wedding, Lane was soo easy going and incredibly flexible with our plans. Some things we didn’t think out thoroughly, and she helped give us suggestions and solutions. She somewhat played a middle man for the guys and gals before we got our first look, which went perfectly. It was great feeling that our photographer felt like our friend more than anything, as it helped us relax and just really enjoy the day coming together as Mr. and Mrs.
Nathan and KarenNathan and Karen
I am so glad my husband encouraged me to find a photographer for our wedding that allowed us the rights to our pictures. I knew when I saw Lane’s website, that she was the one I wanted and my husband had no objections. We did not meet Lane until our wedding day and she blew my expectations out of the water. I actually had my mother-in-law and a few friends ask where my friend was from, I replied that Lane was the photographer and they were blown away. She fit in so well with the wedding party and guests, it was like having a friend there capturing candid pictures all day long. We still continue to receive compliments on our wedding photography and I know our wedding day wouldn’t have been as wonderful, if it hadn’t been for Lane.Matt and JenniferMatt and Jennifer
Lane was absolutely amazing. The photographs she took are gorgeous and perfect. Also, during and before the whole event she was unbelievable. She really listened to what we wanted and then went the extra yard as well. Before the wedding ceremony she made sure that we were calm and having fun during the photo sessions. She allowed us those serious moments, but encouraged us to have fun as well (those are some of the greatest pictures). While the ceremony and reception was going on, she took some of the greatest pictures and stayed out of the way. We love how she was just at every critical moment, but made sure that she did not get in the way of them. One of our major requests was that she takes pictures of the whole party and not just follow us around at the reception. The pictures of our family and friends are beyond good. She really captured the atmosphere of the party and we now have those memories forever. Simply amazing! During the post ceremony family/bride and groom shots she was polite, patient, professional, and structured. She rolled with the mass amount of pictures involving the families and then picked out some amazing areas for us to take our bride and groom shots. She is an absolute blast and a wonderful person. She was so professional and is an impeccable talent. Any one that uses Lane will not be disappointed. We promise you that.Matt and LaurenMatt and Lauren
Our experience with Willow Lane Photography was wonderful. Lane’s friendly personality made us feel comfortable and relaxed. She was able to capture all of the love and joy among us and our guests. We especially enjoyed the photo booth! Even though our wedding is over we will always have beautiful, timeless photos to enjoy. Thank you Lane.
Aaron and AshleyAaron and Ashley
Lane, of Willow Lane Photography does exceptional work! Her passion for photography shines through the pictures she takes. From the moment I first called her and we spoke about my big day I could tell she truly cared for me, my day, and making my dreams come true. She was reliable and answered my many questions promptly. I never doubted that she was the perfect choice. She delivered the highest quality photos at the right price that her work deserves. Looking back at my photos from engagement to the big day she uniquely and wonderfully told our story through her lens! She cares, she’s passionate and she truly becomes your friend. One last thing, I’ve already booked her for the next big occasion in my life to be photographed and you will too!!Andrew and DarylAndrew and Daryl
We could not have been happier with Lane as our wedding photographer. She is amazing at finding the perfect angle and uniquely framing the object of focus in every picture. She has an incredible eye for detail and took photos I never would have thought to take and they turned out to be some of our favorites! Her presence at our wedding was such that during our most intimate moments, we didn’t even notice she was there but by the end of the night, after she had been there to capture it all, she felt like a close friend. She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and always found the perfect backdrop for us. We loved looking through all of the amazing photos she took and being able to relive the day through her detailed documentation of it. She was the perfect photographer for us and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone I know!Matt and LauraMatt and Laura
We were so blessed to have Lane photograph our wedding day. She is wonderful to work with and easy to talk to; while making everyone feel relaxed and at ease during the whole process. The pictures are gorgeous, everyone who sees them comments on how beautiful they are.
The photos take us right back to our wedding day and allow us to relive all of those precious moments. I can’t begin to describe how much I treasure all of the pictures.
We are so thankful for Lane and her talent for capturing our day so perfectly!
Cory and CastaCory and Casta
We Just got married in August 2012 in Decatur, IL. We loved working with Lane from Willow Lane Photography. She is extremely sweet and bubbly and was great to have around on the wedding day! She also did our engagement photos. We love all of our pictures. She knows how to capture the emotions of everyone and really has an eye for detail!!! We enjoyed every minute and all the pictures!!! I will be working with Lane again. She is wonderful!!!Josh and MaggieJosh and Maggie
Working with Lane was amazing. She was so comfortable diving in and interacting with everyone and that makes a huge difference in the images. I love the way she was able to truly capture our personalities and all the little moment during our special day. I am also a photographer and finding someone to photograph our wedding was the first concern I had when I got engaged. Lane was recommended to me by another photographer and that says a lot right there! There was not a single thing she could have done better and we absolutely love our images. Her mix of candid and relaxed posed images are perfect, she had so many great ideas going into it that everything flowed really well. Working with Lane was one of the easiest parts of our wedding and was one of the most exciting when we got to see all the beautiful images. Our wedding album is something we truly treasure.
Thank you so much for being a part of our celebration and helping us capture it!Jordan and ShannonJordan and Shannon
We cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to have Lane with us on our wedding day. Her warm and easygoing personality helped to make our photography experience effortless from beginning to end.
We first found Lane through the WPJA website (Wedding Photojournalist Association). We were looking for a photographer whose focus was using this type of approach, who came well recognized/respected by her peers, who clearly takes pride in and is passionate about her work, and whose photography is consistently beautiful. We found all these things and more in Lane!
The wild thing is that we never physically met her until our wedding day (a crazy gamble, we know!). But between living across the country and the madness of wedding planning details – she was gracious enough to meet with us via Skype and respond to phone calls and emails in a timely fashion. Her level of organization (had us send her a timeline and list of shots we would like) and preparation (she got to the church and reception area hours ahead of time to scope out portrait locations) made us feel so comfortable putting our faith in her!
Lane far exceeded our expectations of what wedding photography would be like. She captured every moment that we asked for (which I greatly appreciate having heard that so many couples are disappointed by the shots their photographers miss). She went above and beyond — sending us a few surprise shots just a couple days after the wedding — and had our full online gallery ready in the time she promised.
Asking Lane to photograph our wedding was one of the very best decisions we made & we can’t wait work with her again as we begin a family in the years to come!
Bryan and ShaBryan and Sha
We chose Lane to photograph our wedding at Kemper Lakes Golf Club and it was the one of the best investments we ever made! We were looking for a photographer who could capture the moments and make our wedding look beautiful. I am very turned off by over-edited photography because it doesn’t seem natural to me. I was searching and searching and another vendor actually recommended Willow Lane Photography and I instantly fell in love! Her photography was so natural and not over filtered. Everything I was looking for. Not only that but she was affordable and a dream to work with! Lane was super friendly and worked with all our vendors in a professional manner. She captured all the precious moments so perfectly that I was crying while I was looking thru my photos. She also got our photos back to us quickly which every bride loves 😉 People are still looking at our photos one month later in awe. I recommend Willow Lane for those who are looking for a photographer that offers great service, gorgeous photos at an affordable price. A perfect package! You are awesome Lane!Kevin and KarenKevin and Karen
Lane was terrific at our wedding, as well as during our engagement shoot and throughout the whole planning process. She was so organized and she even helped me come up with a day-of schedule that I used for all my other wedding vendors. She definitely went out of her way to scout the best angles and backdrops at my venue, and we ended up with the most amazing portraits! My friends and family noticed her working super hard during the wedding itself, barely taking any breaks. And it really paid off big time because when we got our photos, you could never tell that we had only 1 photographer – it looked like we had a team of 4. Every moment was captured beautifully. She even remembered to pull us out in the middle of the party (as I had requested), to shoot our nighttime pictures at the Chicago theatre, which resulted my favorite photo of the whole night.
Book Willow Lane and do not even hesitate.Moe and YuriMoe and Yuri
When looking for a photographer for or wedding day my husband and I knew that we wanted something different from the cookie cutter companies that are out there. We wanted journalistic photos that tell a story and that would touch your heart when you saw them for the first time. With having Lane as our photographer we definitely got that and much more. I cannot tell you the endless times we heard “that day goes by so fast”! With having Lane there she was able to capture moments that we would have missed and could never get back. From the moment I met Lane was snapping pics up until the last minute when she said goodbye. We felt such ease throughout the day knowing that this special moment in our lives will forever be captured. Our friends and family rave about our pictures, with ooo’s and ahhh’s! Our pictures exceeded our expectations and do exactly what we wanted, they tell our story with still moments that are worth not just a thousand words, but in this case they are worth a million. We could say with great confidence that Lane is professional and amazingly talented.