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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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ABOUT US

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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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Prints, Proofs

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Kat
Wedding:
12/10/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend working with Lane enough. We did 11 hours with Lane on the day of the wedding, and used her for our photo booth. First, the photo booth was a HUGE hit. I love Willow Lane's photo booth because it's an open booth that can fit a TON of people, and she uses gorgeous backdrops to make the pictures look more elevated than traditional booths. Working with Lane as a day of photographer was a dream. Lane is a wonderful person who I consider myself lucky to have had around on the day of the wedding. She was flexible, kind, understanding, while also making sure everything got done in a timely fashion. She even got my 3 year old nephew to smile in pics! The pictures themselves are absolutely breathtaking. She captured every moment I could possibly hope for and so many more. If I could recommend one vendor, Lane would be it.
I cannot recommend working with Lane enough. We did 11 hours with Lane on the day of the wedding, and used her for our Read more...
I cannot recommend working with Lane enough. We did 11 hours with Lane on the day of the wedding, and used her for our photo booth. First, the photo booth was a HUGE hit. I love Willow Lane's photo booth because it's an open booth that can fit a TON of people, and she uses gorgeous backdrops to make the pictures look more elevated than traditional booths. Working with Lane as a day of photographer was a dream. Lane is a wonderful person who I consider myself lucky to have had around on the day of the wedding. She was flexible, kind, understanding, while also making sure everything got done in a timely fashion. She even got my 3 year old nephew to smile in pics! The pictures themselves are absolutely breathtaking. She captured every moment I could possibly hope for and so many more. If I could recommend one vendor, Lane would be it. 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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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Lane was absolutely amazing. We found her via the internet and I immediately fell in love with her style. We immediately emailed her and her response was prompt and we set up an appointment. In the craziness of wedding planning, she was a breath of fresh air. She was professional, kind, and I immediately knew she was going to do an amazing job! Over the next few months, she guided us and helped us figure out exactly what we wanted from her and she paid such close attention to all of the details that we wanted to include. She was on time and professional during the wedding and reception, and most of our guests said that they did not even notice her at either one. When we got our pictures, we both cried. They were so amazing, almost everyone we show them to comments on their magazine quality. We look at them all of the time and love every single one of them. She is talented and an amazingly talented artist!
Lane was absolutely amazing. We found her via the internet and I immediately fell in love with her style. We immediately Read more...
Lane was absolutely amazing. We found her via the internet and I immediately fell in love with her style. We immediately emailed her and her response was prompt and we set up an appointment. In the craziness of wedding planning, she was a breath of fresh air. She was professional, kind, and I immediately knew she was going to do an amazing job! Over the next few months, she guided us and helped us figure out exactly what we wanted from her and she paid such close attention to all of the details that we wanted to include. She was on time and professional during the wedding and reception, and most of our guests said that they did not even notice her at either one. When we got our pictures, we both cried. They were so amazing, almost everyone we show them to comments on their magazine quality. We look at them all of the time and love every single one of them. She is talented and an amazingly talented artist! 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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Amy
Wedding:
2/19/2016
5.0/5.0
As I approach my first year anniversary I am BEYOND THANKFUL that we chose Lane with Willow Lane Photography to capture our big day. Lane captured the most beautiful candid photos that I have ever seen in my life. Literally breath taking! She has such a gift of photography! She was amazing to have on our wedding day, she knew the photos we wanted, was extremely prepared and punctual, and she did it all so effortlessly. It was amazing to have her by our sides all day! We HIGHLY recommend Willow Lane Photography for any big you may have!
-Amy & Josiah
As I approach my first year anniversary I am BEYOND THANKFUL that we chose Lane with Willow Lane Photography to capture Read more...
As I approach my first year anniversary I am BEYOND THANKFUL that we chose Lane with Willow Lane Photography to capture our big day. Lane captured the most beautiful candid photos that I have ever seen in my life. Literally breath taking! She has such a gift of photography! She was amazing to have on our wedding day, she knew the photos we wanted, was extremely prepared and punctual, and she did it all so effortlessly. It was amazing to have her by our sides all day! We HIGHLY recommend Willow Lane Photography for any big you may have!
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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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