24 total reviews
Wedding Date: 5/31/2014
Wow, I am blown away by Billye's work! I LOVE our wedding photos! I can't stop looking at them, they are gorgeous!!! She perfectly captured the day. Everyone loves the pictures, our parents, grandparents, friends. And not only were the pictures themselves beautiful, but she delivered these beautiful pictures in SUCH a timely manner. In less than 2 weeks of our wedding, Billye had sent us over 800 pictures!!! She totally went above and beyond! Plus, working with her is very easy and relaxing :) She definitely takes the stress out of the wedding day and listens to all your input! She kept on making sure she got all the shots I needed, and checked up with me at the end of the wedding to make sure I got pictures with everyone I wanted. Super personal and what a pleasure to work with!
Wedding Date: 12/6/2013
Wow, what can we say? Who knew that a photographer could make the most perfect day even more special! Billye is a true artist with her camera, and we are were so fortunate to have had her capture the most beautiful moments of our wedding day. She was early, affordable, creative, and all around a doll to work with. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed by her photo services! We can't wait to hire her to photograph our next event! Our pics are perfect! We cannot recommend her enough. Thanks Billye!
Wedding Date: 11/2/2013
Billye delivers quality service from start to finish! She is professional, charismatic, patient, reasonably priced, and quite talented!
I was the bride who was restricted by a tight budget, planning a wedding from far away, and constrained by a busy study and work schedule. Billye did her best to get to know me and my husband before the wedding in order for her to deliver the best work product.
The day of the wedding she was on time, flexible, open to ideas and suggestions, and got along with my friends and family. Everyone kept commenting what a wonderful photographer I found before they even saw the pictures! Billye stayed beyond the time we contracted for when we fell behind schedule because she wanted to make sure she delivered a complete product.
When I posted my sneak peak preview shots on my Facebook page, my notifications blew up! People were so in love with the images she caught. Once I uploaded the actual album, I received so much praise and love from people who truly enjoyed the art of photography that Billye produces.
Billye was not just another vendor in my wedding planning experience. It feels as though I gained a professional friend. We received a holiday greeting card from her. No other vendor has done that for us. She thinks of her clients and she continues to build a relationship even after the day has come and gone.
I will highly recommend her to any person that asks me if I know of a GREAT photographer. I also look forward to hiring her in the future for family portraits and other life events.
Wedding Date: 6/8/2013
I wish I could take even the tiniest credit for planning the stunningly beautiful event that was our wedding.
I wish I could take credit for my wife being the most beautiful bride in the history of marriage.
But, my wife did it all. Her vision was glorious and it was executed to the smallest detail...and Billye captured it all!
Billye's work is unmatched. Her unique style and creative eye find compositions that stand out from the army of photographers found in the Los Angeles area. My wife and I wanted something dramatically different. We didn't want "posey catalog" photos. We wanted someone who could anticipate and capture moments. Billye's work was better than I could have ever hoped.
Months later I'm still amazed how beautiful our wedding was, how gorgeous my wife is; and I'm thrilled Billye shot it all to be remembered for all time.
Thank you, Billye! Thank you, Collette! Thank you both from the bottom of my heart!
Wedding Date: 6/8/2013
5 stars for Billye!
Such an eye for detail and beautiful compositions. We are so grateful to have had Billye photograph our wedding this June. Wonderful at both engagement shoot and wedding... She and her 2nd, Colette, truly captured our experience.
Also, the quality of the prints offered from her online gallery are superior. Such a treat to have true photo prints.
Thank you again!
Brita and John David
Wedding Date: 9/1/2013
My fiancé and I wanted to do an engagement shoot in the area and needed someone reasonably priced but did not want to sacrifice on quality. We had looked over Billye's website and loved the other shoots she had done, so we decided to give her a try. We are SO glad that we did! She made us feel VERY comfortable during the shoot and captured exactly what we wanted. We were very happy with how professional and timely she was. The pictures were ready very quickly and we used one of them for our save the dates. We are still getting compliments on what a great picture it was. We will be using Billye for all of our future Photography needs!!
Wedding Date: 5/31/2014
My fiance and I used Billye for our engagement photos and will be using her for our upcoming wedding this spring! We knew we had to go with Billye. From my first meeting with her, she was very relaxed and professional, which put me at ease immediately. During the engagement session, she made both of us feel comfortable and not nervous at all (which is an accomplishment, especially for my fiance!). She'll do whatever it takes to get you that perfect shot, whether it means acting silly or getting dirty. She's all about the couple and making sure they're needs are met! She continually made sure that she was capturing all the poses and shots I had in mind and never made it about herself.
Our pictures turned out FABULOUS, as I knew they would. Billye's photos are different from any other photographers. They are bright, emotional, creative, clean, and fun! I know we will cherish our photos forever.
Wedding Date: 9/1/2013
Billye is PERFECT! She is so sweet and a fantastic photographer. We had always seen Billye's beautiful photos from when our friends have used her so when it was time for us to get a photographer for our engagement photos, we knew who to call. Everyone LOVED our Save the Date photo by Billye and we were thrilled with her easy to work with personality and professionalism. Billye makes you feel relaxed and comfortable and has a great artistic vision for every shot she does. We highly recommend her!! :-)
Wedding Date: 6/3/2013
My wife and I got married on June 30th 2013 at Saddlerock ranch. Billye shot our wedding and engagement photos at the venue. From the very moment we met Billye we got the impression that she was a cool and down to earth person. There was never an awkward moment while my wife and I were being photographed. If your shy around the camera Billye will definitely change that. She makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. Billye made the experience fun, carefree and about me and my wife. The end product was exactly what we hoped for if not more! Every photo was beautiful and breathtaking. To have our photos taken by Billye was the best decision. You won't be disappointed and you'll truly adore working with such a great person.
Wedding Date: 6/30/2013
My husband and I got married on 6/30/13 at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, CA. We picked Billye Donya as our photographer and could not be any happier!
We had our engagement shoot at the venue in order to get us comfortable with each other and the location. I am a very shy person, Billye made this so easy for me. She made me laugh, gave me confidence, helped me with positioning, all while being very easy going but professional. The wedding day was exactly the same. Everything went very smooth. Billye was on top of it! She was so nice and friendly to everyone who attended.
In a nut shell: Billye Donya is so nice to work with, she is very creative, talented, reliable, professional, she is the wedding photographer of your dreams! We picked Billye Donya and she made our wedding day that much more special and memorable! (And her pricing is very reasonable!)
Wedding Date: 6/18/2011
Billye is fantastic! She’s talented and she kicks butts! We never worked with any photographer before, but she made the process so easy for us. She listened to what we feel comfortable with. I could tell she’s very detail-oriented during our first meeting.
Billye takes pictures that capture emotions. I still get goose bumps when I go back and look at our pictures every time. Her pictures bring us back to all the fun that we had. I see how deeply people were praying for us at the wedding ceremony with their heads down. I see how much my bridesmaids were admiring us when they were sitting down looking up at the altar. I see the joy that our guests were experiencing.
I’ve been to several weddings after my own. I have to say Billye takes the best pictures. Most wedding pictures are so pose-y and stiff (can be awkward also); they are the cookie cutter type. We were lucky to be working with Billye and couldn’t be more pleased with her quality of work and style.
Wedding Date: 8/30/2014
I hate being in front of a camera. I feel that I am awkward and the harshest critic when I see pictures of myself.
With Billye, those 2 things went out the window! She made it easy and fun to be in front of a camera and when I got the results of her work, I loved it !
The quality of her work speaks for itself. I now have some magical pictures of my engagement shoot and beautiful memories of my wedding.
You need a true professional that will capture these moments the day of your wedding because there are no repeats and Billye was great at catching these candid moments. Working with Billye was a true pleasure and I would recommend it to anyone that wants a great experience from start to finish! :)
Wedding Date: 8/3/2013
Billye is seriously a dream photographer. First of all, the girl is SUPER down to earth, hilarious, friendly, very responsive and knows how to direct a big group (hispanic wedding here). When you are sharing such a special moment with your photographer, all those qualities are extremely important. Aside from her amazing personality attributes, she possesses amazing talent. I had both my engagement shoot and wedding with her. She had a keen eye to capture beautiful, candid, personal and romantic moments with my (now) husband. We were both extremely nervous during our first shoot, and swore we would need a divine miracle to not have awkward pictures come back to us. Billye had the perfect balance of directing shots, and also making us feel like she wasn't even there (thus capturing those candid moments). We seriously couldn't believe we could look THAT good!
During my wedding she again worked her magic and made us feel super comfortable in front of the camera (did I mention both my husband and I can be super awkward? - not with her though). She made it so easy and enjoyable for us.
I've had several people ask me about who my photographer was after seeing my pictures. They mention to me how beautiful my photos are and how natural they look (romantic/emotional yet not cheesy and posed). I will recommend her again and again given the chance. You will NOT go wrong with Billye, TRUST me on this one :) She will photograph top quality photos at an affordable price you just don't see anymore.
Wedding Date: 6/29/2013
I had the pleasure to work with Billye :) she did my engament shoot, and my wedding pics. Both came amazing, everybody has given me great compliments on the pictures. She is super easy to work with and she knows exactly what she is doing. I was able to relax and let her work her magic :)the outcome was excellent!!!
Wedding Date: 5/4/2013
Billye and her assistant Collette photographed our wedding here in Los Angeles in May, and we are thrilled with the results. First of all, Billye is a very cool chick -- we felt like we clicked with her right away. She brought a fun, relaxed vibe to the day, making sure we got a wide variety of shots and keeping the process light and fun.
She does what a wedding photographer should do -- capture moments subtly throughout the entire day without being obtrusive. We have so many neat shots where I didn't even realize they were there taking photos.
Billye then edits the photos, giving you a really stunning final product. All in all, we're thrilled with the experience of working with her. We felt she was an excellent value and ended up with really beautiful photos.
Billye is the primary shooter for the day, and if you opt to, you can hire one of her second shooter's for the day as well. We highly recommend you do this! It adds just a bit more expense but it's well worth it for the additional shots you get. Billye was with me and the bridesmaids while we got ready, and the second shooter was with the guys. It's definitely worth it -- and we loved Collette so you should request her if she's available.
All in all, working with Billye was a really stellar experience. I highly, highly recommended her. You'll end up with a ton of photos that you'll love and you'll have a really fun, easy and overall fantastic experience working with her.
Wedding Date: 3/9/2013
Billye is amazing. She was so sweet and professional, kind and fun, flexible and more than helpful to us! From our engagement pictures with her, to our wedding day she was so personable, kind, and more than willing to do anything we asked of her. She was so easy to be around. And her pictures? We loved them! She has a great eye and good ideas. She's wonderful and so were her pictures. We couldn't have had a better photographer with us for this whole experience. Thank you so much Billye!
Wedding Date: 10/6/2012
Billye was the second photographer at our wedding. I grew up with her and have admired her work as a photographer for many years now, so having her shoot my wedding was a dream come true.
Her willingness to do anything to get the right shot (including lying on the ground, climbing on counters, etc) resulted in gorgeous moments for us to treasure forever.
If you are looking for someone to capture your big day in a unique, artistic, and all around beautiful way, Billye Donya Photography is the perfect choice.
Wedding Date: 9/29/2012
I had known and worked with Billye for a while well before I was getting married and always knew I would use her for our wedding photographer when the time came. I have seen her portfolio grow over the years and am constantly showing everyone her pictures and saying WOW...what a great moment she captured or what a great point of view she has when taking the pictures. When I got engaged Billye had moved across the US from me, but it was WELL worth flying her out to Boston to shoot our big day. Billye's point of view, modern take, and professionalism always exceed my expectations.
My groom is somewhat shy and reserved but he felt completely comfortable working with Billye and she put up with quite a rowdy bunch of groomsmen and guests. She is calm, cool and collected and even many of our guests have commented on how great she is. Everyone loved that she was not in their face withthe camera yet you still know she's there capturing every moment.
I could never say enough great things about Billye and her work. She is so easy to work with and will be a dream vendor for your wedding or any event. I cannot wait to have her come back to take pictures of every big moment we have in the future.
I would HIGHLY recommend working with Billye you will NOT regret it!
Wedding Date: 10/4/2011
Billye did a phenomenal job as our wedding photographer. She is everything you would want for such a special occasion; professional, punctual, and attentive. Our wedding party was impressed by her intrepidness and she got some amazing shots because of it! Thank you Billye, not a week goes by where I don't revisit our photos with a giant goofy grin on my face!
Wedding Date: 6/3/2012
When they say a picture says a thousand words, a thousand words do not give this girl justice. The words like PHENOMENAL, SUPERB, MIRACULOUS, UNIQUE, UNPARALLELLED, SENSATIONAL, FANTASTIC, DIVINE . . . . . . . . These words can only minutely describe this wonderful photographer. But she is not only our photographer, she is also a dear friend ours and without question know she will treat you the same.
On our wedding day she captured a life time of memories where she was able depict our hearts and souls flourished with love.
I can't stop looking at these photos and just want to see more. Damn I'm so excited just talking about them.
Endless gratitude to you Billye, and deeply obliged.Thank you, much love AT2
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013