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Willow Lane Photography

Springfield , IL
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Springfield, IL 62704 US (map)

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270-392-9266

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I believe that the photographs from your wedding should bring back the feelings and emotions you felt and experienced on that day. The excitement of beginning your adventure as a pair... Read more
I believe that the photographs from your wedding should bring back the feelings and emotions you felt and experienced on that day. The excitement of beginning your adventure as a pair will be remembered through the moments captured.

My goal for any situation is to capture the moments that are often the most cherished memories for any couple on their wedding day. Moments like the embrace a father gives to his daughter, the tear mom sheds, the reaction of the groom when he first sets eyes on his bride walking down the aisle are moments you want to remember from your wedding day.

I am a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA).?I call myself a wedding photojournalist because the moments I capture are real. The foundation of my work comes from a journalistic eye. ?

In the past I have been awarded top honors in the international College Photographer of the Year competition as well as in the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism competition. This is known as one of the most prestigious photojournalism competitions in the world. I was also an award winner in the Pictures of the Year International and the William Randolph Hearst Photojournalism Competition.??

My photographs have been published in the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, New York Times, State Journal-Register in Springfield, IL, Peoria Journal Star in Peoria, IL, The Herald in Jasper, IN and Jane Magazine??

I am available for weddings and engagements in any location including destination weddings.?

In addition to documenting weddings, I also do documentary work within the family life and portraits. Read less
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Lucille
Wedding:
11/5/2016
4.5/5.0
We first saw Lane's work last year for my future brother and sister-in-law's wedding. She was so professional and really captured the bride and groom as a couple. She has been so supportive with my about my issues with my body. I am fully confident that she will help us capture our engagement and wedding in ways that will make us feel beautiful and capture all the happiness we share as a couple.
We first saw Lane's work last year for my future brother and sister-in-law's wedding. She was so professional and really Read more...
We first saw Lane's work last year for my future brother and sister-in-law's wedding. She was so professional and really captured the bride and groom as a couple. She has been so supportive with my about my issues with my body. I am fully confident that she will help us capture our engagement and wedding in ways that will make us feel beautiful and capture all the happiness we share as a couple. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We came across Lane's work online when we were searching for a wedding venue. A venue we looked at featured some of her photos and we fell in love with her work. We connected via Skype to meet due to our distance (we're in Chicago), but we very comfortable with her right away. Lane was helpful when I had questions throughout the planning process and was very flexible on travel. Throughout the wedding day, Lane made my husband and I, our bridal party, and our family and friends feel so comfortable and at ease. She did a great job with appropriately timing our different photo locations, arriving at our venue early, and capturing all the must have shots we had requested on our photo list. By the end of the night, I had felt that Lane was just one of our friends. We received our photos earlier than we had expected and are completely blown away at the results! We could not be happier with our experience with Lane, she played such an important part in our day and now we have such great captured memories to look back on forever. I will not be surprised if my siblings and close friends reach out to her in the future for photography needs after having such a great experience. Thanks again for making our day Lane!
We came across Lane's work online when we were searching for a wedding venue. A venue we looked at featured some of her Read more...
We came across Lane's work online when we were searching for a wedding venue. A venue we looked at featured some of her photos and we fell in love with her work. We connected via Skype to meet due to our distance (we're in Chicago), but we very comfortable with her right away. Lane was helpful when I had questions throughout the planning process and was very flexible on travel. Throughout the wedding day, Lane made my husband and I, our bridal party, and our family and friends feel so comfortable and at ease. She did a great job with appropriately timing our different photo locations, arriving at our venue early, and capturing all the must have shots we had requested on our photo list. By the end of the night, I had felt that Lane was just one of our friends. We received our photos earlier than we had expected and are completely blown away at the results! We could not be happier with our experience with Lane, she played such an important part in our day and now we have such great captured memories to look back on forever. I will not be surprised if my siblings and close friends reach out to her in the future for photography needs after having such a great experience. Thanks again for making our day Lane! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
My now-husband is a photographer so you can imagine the high expectations he had for our wedding photographer. We were wary of photo filters and overly posted portraits and knew we wanted something "looser."

When we came upon Lane's work, it was a total revelation in wedding photography! Her book is totally indicative of the work she delivered for our wedding and we could not be happier. Lane captured so many tender, genuine and candid moments of us and our guests. True to her photography background as a photo-journalist, she maneuvered about the room so stealthily and gracefully that many of our guests didn't even realize she was there.

We would highly recommend Lane to any nearly-wed couple who (like us) is a little camera shy and doesn't want to pose for long. Lane's kind personality will put you at ease and her incredibly sharp eye will produce some prized photos.
My now-husband is a photographer so you can imagine the high expectations he had for our wedding photographer. We were Read more...
My now-husband is a photographer so you can imagine the high expectations he had for our wedding photographer. We were wary of photo filters and overly posted portraits and knew we wanted something "looser."

When we came upon Lane's work, it was a total revelation in wedding photography! Her book is totally indicative of the work she delivered for our wedding and we could not be happier. Lane captured so many tender, genuine and candid moments of us and our guests. True to her photography background as a photo-journalist, she maneuvered about the room so stealthily and gracefully that many of our guests didn't even realize she was there.

We would highly recommend Lane to any nearly-wed couple who (like us) is a little camera shy and doesn't want to pose for long. Lane's kind personality will put you at ease and her incredibly sharp eye will produce some prized photos. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Lane is the most amazing photographer I've seen, and we couldn't be more grateful for her! She made our day look amazing and went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. She is professional, but patient and so sweet. I got SO many compliments on her gorgeous photos, they are unique artistic and like none I've seen elsewhere.
Lane is the most amazing photographer I've seen, and we couldn't be more grateful for her! She made our day look amazing Read more...
Lane is the most amazing photographer I've seen, and we couldn't be more grateful for her! She made our day look amazing and went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. She is professional, but patient and so sweet. I got SO many compliments on her gorgeous photos, they are unique artistic and like none I've seen elsewhere. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Lane is amazing. One of my favorite wedding vendors by far! We loved the quality of her work (it really speaks for itself) but also how easy she is to work with. The idea of being followed around by someone with a camera on potentially one of the most stressful days of your life always made me a bit nervous. But Lane made me feel like I had an extra bridesmaid there, she really was like an old friend that was able to decrease my stress, not increase it. I have recommended Lane to all of my friends, we really could not have asked to work with a better photographer.
Simply put, Lane is amazing. One of my favorite wedding vendors by far! We loved the quality of her work (it really speaks Read more...
Simply put, Lane is amazing. One of my favorite wedding vendors by far! We loved the quality of her work (it really speaks for itself) but also how easy she is to work with. The idea of being followed around by someone with a camera on potentially one of the most stressful days of your life always made me a bit nervous. But Lane made me feel like I had an extra bridesmaid there, she really was like an old friend that was able to decrease my stress, not increase it. I have recommended Lane to all of my friends, we really could not have asked to work with a better photographer. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Lane takes the most beautiful pictures, hands down. I could not imagine my wedding with out her! Aside from being one of the best photographers in the state, she is a truly caring, fun person. She made everyone feel at ease, and made me look like a model -she is hands down the BEST!
Lane takes the most beautiful pictures, hands down. I could not imagine my wedding with out her! Aside from being one of Read more...
Lane takes the most beautiful pictures, hands down. I could not imagine my wedding with out her! Aside from being one of the best photographers in the state, she is a truly caring, fun person. She made everyone feel at ease, and made me look like a model -she is hands down the BEST! Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Lane did an amazing job. She's great to work with and makes beautiful photos. My only regret was not doing an engagement session with her - if you're on the fence about that, just go for it. You won't regret spending a little extra money for more gorgeous photos.
Lane did an amazing job. She's great to work with and makes beautiful photos. My only regret was not doing an engagement Read more...
Lane did an amazing job. She's great to work with and makes beautiful photos. My only regret was not doing an engagement session with her - if you're on the fence about that, just go for it. You won't regret spending a little extra money for more gorgeous photos. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Never been more pleased with our photos!! She was wonderful in every step! The best is when she helped our grandmother from the church pew to the alter to take a family photo. She does well with lighting and composition. She was willing to even travel for the the wedding and engagement photos!
Never been more pleased with our photos!! She was wonderful in every step! The best is when she helped our grandmother Read more...
Never been more pleased with our photos!! She was wonderful in every step! The best is when she helped our grandmother from the church pew to the alter to take a family photo. She does well with lighting and composition. She was willing to even travel for the the wedding and engagement photos! Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
5/5/2013
4.4/5.0
Lane's photography is absolutely beautiful, and I'm happy with the experience. A local bridal magazine actually wanted to feature some of the photos, they were so lovely. I felt beautiful that day working with Lane, and she was very friendly to work with.

I had two small issues that I think could have been a little better:

* Each time I contacted her, I did not receive a comment back until I waited a week and emailed her a second time.

* I was a nervous bride, and when I get nervous, I laugh like a crazy person. I would have liked a little more guidance from her to try and get a "regular" bridal portrait of my husband and I simply smiling at the camera. I truly love and prefer the journalistic style of photography that Lane uses, but I don't have a single "traditional" wedding portrait from the day, and I very much wish I did.
Lane's photography is absolutely beautiful, and I'm happy with the experience. A local bridal magazine actually wanted to Read more...
Lane's photography is absolutely beautiful, and I'm happy with the experience. A local bridal magazine actually wanted to feature some of the photos, they were so lovely. I felt beautiful that day working with Lane, and she was very friendly to work with.

I had two small issues that I think could have been a little better:

* Each time I contacted her, I did not receive a comment back until I waited a week and emailed her a second time.

* I was a nervous bride, and when I get nervous, I laugh like a crazy person. I would have liked a little more guidance from her to try and get a "regular" bridal portrait of my husband and I simply smiling at the camera. I truly love and prefer the journalistic style of photography that Lane uses, but I don't have a single "traditional" wedding portrait from the day, and I very much wish I did. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We can not say enough great things about Willow Lane Photography. We, along with our guests, were very impressed by her professionalism, organization, and creativity. Our photographs turned out amazing!
From the start of the day, Lane was early to each location and had many locations to go to for just one photographer. We had a time crunch to get our outdoor pictures before the sunset and she got through 4 larger family pictures in about 5 min. We were amazed at our reception photos and how she captured all the hilarious moments, because we barely noticed our pictures getting taken.
Not only were we impressed by Lane the day of the wedding, she also helped me through tough questions and the wedding process. She never made me feel like she did not have the time to talk or email. After the wedding, she sent us the best package in the mail! She is so creative.
Also, if you are contemplating the Willow Booth, do it! Our guests loved it and the picture quality was great!
We can not say enough great things about Willow Lane Photography. We, along with our guests, were very impressed by her Read more...
We can not say enough great things about Willow Lane Photography. We, along with our guests, were very impressed by her professionalism, organization, and creativity. Our photographs turned out amazing!
From the start of the day, Lane was early to each location and had many locations to go to for just one photographer. We had a time crunch to get our outdoor pictures before the sunset and she got through 4 larger family pictures in about 5 min. We were amazed at our reception photos and how she captured all the hilarious moments, because we barely noticed our pictures getting taken.
Not only were we impressed by Lane the day of the wedding, she also helped me through tough questions and the wedding process. She never made me feel like she did not have the time to talk or email. After the wedding, she sent us the best package in the mail! She is so creative.
Also, if you are contemplating the Willow Booth, do it! Our guests loved it and the picture quality was great! Read less
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