Based in Southern California, Willhouse Photography embraces life by traveling to new places, pursuing their passions, connecting with people, being creative every day, serving their local community by supporting numerous organizations, and adventuring with their dog Willow.

We gravitate towards the outdoors, vivid color, warm sunsets, real moments, teamwork, timeless style, and savoring the little things in life. All these elements make our photography work full of joy and authenticity.

Stacey Millett

California girl at heart Stacey loves the outdoors and hiking with her dog. Stacey enjoys finding color, great composition, and natural light and putting the two together to create photo magic. In addition to her career, Stacey serves as a volunteer and Ambassador for local organizations. Stacey has deep compassion for others and believes in the power or lifting others up.

Her Favorite Things:

  • Gardens
  • BBC Detective Stories
  • Traveling to Europe
  • Being Crafty
  • Family Dinners

Richard Shay

From an early age, Richard developed a passion for being creative. As a photographer, he is strongly driven to always do his best and enjoys capturing moments as they are happening. These big, joyful exchanges are what he finds when photographing people. His passion for finding candid, authentic moments, perfectly framed are what drives his work.

His Favorite Things:

  • Live Music
  • A Good Looking Pair of Shoes
  • Dabbling in Woodworking
  • Strong Coffee and Donuts
  • Playing with Their Dog Willow

– FAQ –

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS?

Stacey picked up photography in her teens and photographed surfing and nature. In 2006, Stacey graduated with a degree in Photojournalism, and since her education has been photographing editorial, weddings, lifestyle, food, and product. Richard has his BA in multimedia and joined Stacey in this adventure in 2009. 

DO WE TRAVEL?

Oh yes! Our adventures have taken us to the woods in Oregon, the charming Southern states, Europe and the Caribbean. We come prepared for weather, take time to scope out the area for locations, arrive early, and bring back-up supplies.

DO YOU ACCEPT “SHOT LISTS”?

As we get closer to your session or wedding, we will ask you for a complete list of your desired portraits, lists and organization makes all photo sessions run smoothly and efficiently. If you have something unique or non-traditional about your session, family wedding, please do share so we can be best be prepared to capture it. In general, we do not need a checklist for every shot. We got this!

DO YOU PREFER MEETING US BEFORE?

We believe in forming a good relationship with you, this means meeting for coffee, wine, or dinner. If you live out of state, we can have an online meeting (either through Skype or Zoom) and get to know each other.

Update: Due to COVID-19, we will still be booking safely distance photo sessions and weddings. We do wear masks, sanitize and will keep a safe distance. We prefer the meeting to discuss your photography event or session be over Zoom or Facetime.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU BOOK PER WEEK?

We only book one wedding a week. We pride ourselves on focusing on you, showing up early and making sure our gear is prepped and ready. We also limited the amount of weddings we take on per year, so please do not hesitate to book us.

WHAT IS OUR PRICING?

The hourly rate is $400 for all non-wedding sessions

Elopements and Intimate weddings under 4 hours begins at $2000.

Weddings service for 6 hours of photography begins at $3000.

Always included: All images edited in high-resolution format with printing rights and an online gallery.

Travel fee for sessions outside of Ventura and Santa Barbara County