Stacey Michele-Millett of Willhouse Photography

Stacey graduated with a degree in Journalism. Her love for photography began at an early age and evolved in different niches until she fell in love with love and began documenting love stories.

Stacey loves DIY, finding treasures in antique shops, animals, camp fires, cooking for people and moonlighting as a floral designer.

How Stacey describes Richard:

Rick is a kind-hearted good person. I love how determined he is to do great work and make people happy. He is smiley, goofy, smart, incredibly talented and my best friend. As my Uncle Chuck once said "We speak the same language", it is true our passion and knowledge for our work is something that we both understand. We are a team. Oh and he dances pretty good too.

Richard Shay of Willhouse Photography

Richard earned his degree in Mulitimedia and has over 15 years experience in the arts. He is savvy with a camera and loves a good playlist and making people smile.

Richard loves playing the drums and making beats, collecting vinyl, road trips, working in his garage on music/wood working projects, playing basketball and movie marathons.

How Richard describes Stacey:

Stacey is incredibly talented. She is dedicated to her craft which is inspiring to me because it helps me become a better photographer and a better person. She is quick to laugh and have fun and you can see that in her photographs. She cherishes family and friends and tries her best to treat every bride, model or client as a friend. It's just a blast working with her. People say all the time that we compliment each other, I would have to agree.

About Us

Willhouse Photography was created by Richard Shay and Stacey Millett-Shay.
We are based in sunny Ventura, California but enjoy traveling to destinations across the globe for weddings and occasions.
We gravitate towards the great outdoors, warm sunsets, trekking thru open space, color, genuine moments, and happy folks. Our goal is to have fun with you, create timeless images with a touch of style and capture your love story.

Our work has been featured in numerous online and print publications such as: Food and Wine Magazine, Pacific Magazine, Flutter Magazine,
100 Layer Cake, Grey likes Wedding, Once Wed, 100 Layer Cakelet, Lovely Indeed, Refinery 29, Design Sponge, Snapknot, and Grey Likes Baby.

Stock Representation: Getty Images

Together we:

Create art. Every photo is unique because every couple is unique.

Embrace the non-traditional weddings and couples that start new traditions.

Are swept away with warm toasts and personal vows.

Gravitate towards simplicity and natural beauty.

Are smitten with your wedding details and dutifully photograph them with joy.

Believe every couple deserves photographers that will be friends to them on their special day,
the days leading up and after.