Clients are saying…

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  • THESE ARE UNBELIEVABLE! Aimme Lagos
  • I’m just at the airport about to board my flight home but have taken a look through these photos and just want to say they are PERFECT! Absolutely what we wanted, thank you so so much!  It has been a delight to work with you, thank you so much. Alice, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation
  • We love the pictures a lot, and I was impressed at what you caught among the parental pictures. They turned out better than I could have imagined given the challenges. My dad was smiling in every picture — and those were genuine smiles. Over that weekend, my dad told me how much he really likes you, and he’s man of few words. He felt very comfortable. My mom was also very complimentary, and she’s not one to give compliments. Nirmala
  • So many thanks to you for the disk of photos that arrived in my mailbox on Saturday. It has taken me a bit of time to respond with words to you– —Your work is moving, fun, colorful, photo-journalistic, sensual, and just so wonderful. You have captured two HUGE rooms, so well, and have shot such intricate details, also. Kate McEwen
  • Photo shoot with Misti Layne– sounds like a porno but I actually found Misti on Yelp and hired her to do head shots for both my sister and myself. Not only does Misti do some great work but I think what distinguishes her from other photographers is how nice she is to work with. Everything from coordinating the shoot and the shoot itself was a pleasure. I hadn’t done head shots before so I had no idea what to expect or what to do and Misti provided direction without it being too much (i.e. “give me sexy, you’re an animal…”). When we got to look through all the photos from the session to choose the ones we wanted edited I wasn’t entirely enthusiastic about how I looked. The photos were great but nothing I was entirely thrilled with. BUT after the final edits, that’s what really made the head shots pop. I got a ton of compliments from friends and colleagues. So thrilled I finally got the chance to work with Misti and would definitely have her do another session or better yet an event  because she’s so fabulous to work with. Chris
  • The wedding photos not only contain amazingly beautiful images and striking compositions but also have captured the movement, the emotions and the mood. We enjoy “reading” the photos in detail and re-live the event all over again. We also enjoy “viewing” the photos as art pieces. You are certainly one of the most outstanding artists in your field. Mary and Stephen Chiao
  • Misti is a consummate professional and is capable of great creative visions that had make her not only a talented photographer but a detail-oriented business woman. She is a delight to work with and understands what the client’s needs are first. Ms. Layne spent time shooting several bands I manage and the photos are natural and fun!  I highly recommend Misti ! Intuitive, lovely, with a serious funny-bone! Tracy McCormick
  • We are so thankful for every intimate memory Misti and Gina (her 2nd photographer) captured for us to enjoy and reminisce over for years to come! On our wedding day, Misti brought sanity, sassiness, and a loving appreciation for each perfect and perfectly imperfect moment. She is a masterful photographer and an absolutely lovely friend. From our first meeting (at which my hubby got down on one knee and formally asked her to be our photographer) to our brilliantly fun shoot at Stern Grove to our big, emotionally wonderful wedding day in Napa, Misti has been a gift to us! We can’t wait to do another shoot with her when the wee little ones come along! Emily + Robert
  • It’s been a week since our civil wedding. It’s been a pleasure working with you. My husband Nick really liked the way you handled it. It’s a relaxed environment and the way you make us pose and laugh. While you were taking our pictures before the ceremony you said ” do it with passion” and it’s been a laughing stock through dinner by our friends 🙂 since we looked rigid at first. Thank you so much! Vanessa Lumayog
  • Oh Misti – these are so gorgeous. We’re so happy that we were able to go out to play with you and reap the rewards of seeing such beautiful work as well! Big hugs – these made our day to experience! Jenny Keller
  • We LOVE the photos (haven’t looked at them all yet…sort of savoring them). I can’t wait to show my dad in the morning and my sister has already combed through the website. Your eye is great. You photographed the day just as I had hoped. My sister said (in regard to my cousin’s photos), “These are way better than Denise’s photos because they don’t looked so forced. Everyone looks so natural and happy.” The best part is you got some really awesome shots of Matt. Matt is so difficult to photograph and you captured his relaxed state which is such a gift to me. Laura and Matt
  • It was so nice meeting you! I had a really great experience working with you and I can’t wait to see our pics! Thanks for making me feel so comfortable and for letting me shoot so many looks. Keith
  • The pics you did for Jennifer and Juan’s wedding were amazing. I told her the other day good luck in trying to narrow them down because they were all keepers! Shari Bonnin
  • My wife and I recently had our Big Fat Indian Wedding. It was a full 4 day affair and we were so blessed to have Misti as our photographer. We’re both very into artistic, funky and stylish art and we immediately fell in love with Misti’s work. Misti really became a part of our family during the wedding and my wife and I would never hesitate to ensure we had her as our photographer even if it meant to move our dates around. With four days of wedding festivities we begged her to send us just a couple pictures before we left for the honeymoon….OMG the 2 pictures that she sent both belong on a magazine. Everyone on the island we went to was blown away by these two pictures and all I could think about was the rest of the shots that she was going to have for us when we got back home. She is absolutely amazing and her vision, her professionalism, her style, and her skill as an artist make her a major wow factor. And most importantly her personality made her one of the wisest and smartest decisions we made. Ali Mujeeb
  • We can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and all your hard work on our wedding day. I will recommend you to everyone I know. As far as we are concerned, you can shoot any milestones in our lives from now on… Courtney Howard
  • When it was time to choose a photographer for our wedding, all the candidates we interviewed were being held to an extremely high standard – the standard you set in our engagement photo session. We talked to practically every photographer in rural Ohio, and none came close to matching your candor, warmth, and ESPECIALLY your talent. We kept coming back to you-saying, ”if only Misti could photograph our wedding…We were SO thankful when you agreed to make the trek to Ohio to take our pictures. We appreciated your flexibility and your sense of adventure – you were enthusiastic about seeing Gambier, and so helpful during the planning process. When we finally got to Gambier, you were extremely understanding about all the little problems that arise before weddings – from sharing a room to putting up with a lost cab driver – you were the epitome of grace under pressure. During the wedding day, ceremony, and reception, you were absolutely perfect. Your energy and cheer were contagious – you were able to make the bridal party comfortable, and helped them to cut loose and have fun for the camera during the formal photo session. While you were taking candid photos, you were completely discreet and unobtrusive. I think my mother said it best: “when she was taking posed photos, she was so sweet and funny – and when she was taking candids, we didn’t even know she was there!” The result is clear – pictures of real life, dynamic and honest. Smiles that are genuine, not forced. Moments that went by far too quickly, now captured to be lived over and over again. Looking through our photographs is having all the best parts of our wedding, distilled, at our fingertips. We will recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer, and we wish you all the best – you have been such a pleasure to work with, and I’m certain your talent and personality will take you far. Thanks again! Meagan Anderegg Malone
  • Well, we got the pictures and we LOVE them!!! Thanks so much! Jeannie
  • When planning my wedding, I placed the highest emphasis on choosing my photographer. I firmly believe that the pictures you are left with should bring moments back to life. I was incredibly critical when making my choice, and I was fortunate enough to find Misti Layne. I was absolutely thrilled with the results. She was incredibly professional, a real pleasure to work with, and she delivered results beyond my greatest expectations. She is truly an artist and I couldn’t be happier! Jennifer and Dennis Pavlina
  • I got the head shots and am SO HAPPY with them. Even with my obsessive self criticism, there are several I like. Andrea Hart
  • You have worked with my family so many times now that you are practically part of it! I knew you would be perfect at our wedding. Even though I had an idea of what was to come, I was truly surprised and delighted with the moments and emotions you captured. You were so quick and ever present that I don’t think any of our great moments went uncaptured. I hope you realize the impact you have on people’s lives and memories. You help create the most treasured thing we have! I hope to see you for more family events! Jayme and Dan Kunnath
  • You did a great job at listening to what we wanted and getting the pictures I had always dreamed to see of my husband and I. I especially appreciated your laid back style. My husband hates to get portraits because they are always posed and so fake. The pictures you took were beautiful and completely us! I can’t wait to have you take them again, even though we now live in Oregon! We are so crazy about the pictures that I know we will trust you again to make our memories last a lifetime! Thanks so much for the beautiful work. Thanks again, you are now forever a part of our life. Stephanie Turner
  • We got the pictures yesterday and they are AMAZING!! Michelle V
  • I loved working with you. I thought it was great that you helped soo much with my poses, especially because I don’t have much experience yet. And your cheerful personality definitely helped me not to be nervous or in any way uncomfortable. I had fun! Thanx for everything! Judy Rojas
  • I thought from our first meeting that you were very personable, professional and honest on the work that you can provide. I enjoyed working with you and most of all, you made me feel most comfortable at our shoots. You felt as comfortable and was having just as good as time as I was working together. Leslie Freed
  • We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful pictures from our wedding. We’re absolutely thrilled with the hundreds of proofs and the amazing album. You caught everyone on film; we’ll always be able to look back on our wedding day and remember how wonderful it was for us. Your photos captured so much emotion and action — I especially love the dance floor shots. Karen & Eric Hopp
  • We both really wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding. You were so easy to work with! We LOVE the pics, there is not a single bad one! You were so discreet, you completely blended in. One guest even thought you were a relative of mine! Everyone who has seen the pics says what a “natural ” photographer you are. You have definitely found the perfect career for yourself! We wish you all the best of luck in everything you do! Thanks again, you are THE best! Pete and Eilise
  • Ohhhhh – another vendor that I absolutely ADORED!!! Not only was she easy to work but she is funny and very easy going, which was helpful for this bride who had NO CLUE how to plan a wedding! I cannot say enough nice things about Misti – when she arrived I knew right away that she was going to capture our day in a very unique and special way. She just has a vibe that puts all confidence in her work even before taking 1 picture! One thing I remember my DH saying after the wedding is ‘did the photographer take many pictures? I hardly saw her’ – I said ‘OF COURSE she did – 100s!!!’ The thing about Misti is she is not in your face pointing a camera at you all day – she blends in with the crowd and becomes a part of the event rather than intruding on it – I always saw her from a distance standing back and zooming in! And a side note… she has extreme patience – not only was there 1 professional photographer at my wedding (Misti) there were 2 guests who were also professionals (whew – talk about some back seat drivers!!!) – she was always smiling and taking suggestions even when we all know she didn’t need them! LOVED HER!!! Vanessa
  • As can only be expected from her name, Misti is incredible. We started with a list of very strong wedding photo vendors recommended by our coordinator (who was incredible!) and there was not a photographer in there that we didn’t like. However, we were drawn to Misti because her photo work appeared to just be a notch above all the rest. The pictures were a little clearer, a little brighter, and the moment was a little better. After we retained Misti, we had a fun time exchanging emails with her, explaining what we need, going through details, and her working with our coordinator to go through the nitty-gritty. We were able to clearly articulate what we wanted in a photographer, and she had no problem accommodating. When we hit day of, I can truly say Misti is exactly what we wanted. With her light and playful mood, she was fun to talk to and kept everyone happy. Most importantly, she had a wonderful way of blending in. We really didn’t want a wedding photographer that was overly demanding or took us out of the moment. Misti was perfect in that she made it clear when she needed us, why, and kept it short. All other times, she was taking wonderful candid shots that turned out just beautifully. While working with Misti was a delight, the real deal and reason we hired her was for the photos. Recently, we received the photos, and our suspicions were proved correct: they are exceptional! We received nearly seven hundred of the most beautiful, wonderful photos we could imagine both in black and white and in color. Moments that I thought weren’t captured are there, the moments I was hoping would come out, all came out beautifully. We thought our wedding was perfect – and now we have these perfect photos to prove it. Choosing a wedding photographer is a surprisingly stressful, difficult decision. You have to judge around character, quality of work, expenses, and tons of other metrics. In the end, I am so very glad that we went with Misti. She excelled in every metric and provided us with a product that made us so very happy. If you can afford her, hire her: You will never regret it. Mimi