Whitney is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Santa Ynez Valley. She has a BFA in photography from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She photographs weddings up and down the Central Coast from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara. You can find her work in numerous publications such as, Style Me Pretty, Carats & Cake, Santa Barbara Wedding Style, Le Magnifique, Borrowed & Blue, Wedding Wire, and Artfully Wed.

"I love telling a story with my camera, capturing the most special moments in people's lives. It's a true honor and I could not dream up a better job. My photography style is clean, organically composed images, using mostly natural light. I pride myself in making people feel at ease in front of the camera and giving them the encouragement to be themselves. I like to let special moments just happen, showcasing those real emotions that are present. My photography services include weddings, outdoor family portraiture, and in-home newborn sessions. I also photograph fashion lifestyle and commercial advertising." - Whitney


How do I book you?

Click on the link in the contact page, fill out the form, and click "submit". You may also send me a direct email to whitney@whitneyturnerphoto.com. If I am available and we've had a chance to connect, the next step is to sign my photo agreement and pay the non refundable deposit. For portraits sessions it is $50, elopements is $100, and weddings is $1,000. No dates are reserved until I receive the signed contract and deposit.

Do you travel?

Yes, I do travel all over for weddings. Travel fees may apply. For portrait sessions I stay within Santa Barbara County.

What equipment do you use?

I use the Canon 5D Mark IV with the Mark III as my backup camera. I have numerous Canon lenses; 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2, 85 1.8, 100mm Macro 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8. I also have two speedlight flashes for receptions and dark hotel rooms. 

How long does it take to get my photos?

For portrait sessions my turnaround time is 2 weeks and 6 weeks for wedding galleries. For wedding clients you will get a preview of photographs the week following your wedding.

How many photos will I receive?

Portrait sessions I deliver 65 + edited photographs. For weddings I deliver about 100 edited photographs per hour of coverage. And mini sessions I deliver 35 + edited photographs.

Do you charge sales tax?

Sales tax is added to packages that contain a tangible item such as a USB drive, album, prints, etc. Portrait sessions and small weddings I usually deliver all images via digital downloads, unless asked otherwise. With digital download delivery sales tax is not applicable.

Do you offer Mini Sessions?

Mini Sessions are offered on specific dates in the Spring and Fall months. These spots fill up very quickly by my past clients. If you are interested in getting on my email list feel free to reach out to me.

Are you insured?

Yes, of course.

Who do you use as your second shooter?

I have a handful of professional photographer friends I use throughout the year who all share a similar shooting style to me. They are all fully capable of stepping in as the lead photographer if needed in a pinch.

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