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Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in the Central Valley of California. Dedicated to capturing real moments and telling your story.

About Wilde Sparrow Photography Co

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I provide elegant and beautiful lifestyle wedding and portrait photography throughout the California area. I approach each session from my unique perspective and love for what life really looks like. My camera is an extension of my heart. My style light, joyful and real. I have a background in both photojournalism and classic portraiture.

Location

Bakersfield, CA 93311

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  • 5/5 stars

    Working with Aislinn was a fantastic experience. She is a professional through and through and so fun to work with! I have a career in modeling and needed some new pictures for my portfolio. Aislinn listened to my needs and all of my ideas and rolled with it. We had such a fun 2 hour shoot, and even stopped for coffee in the middle when we both needed a boost! Sweetest person ever and SO talented. Absolutely recommend her for any of your photography needs. We'll be booking her soon for an upcoming family shoot! Can't wait!

    Aislinn V. from Wilde Sparrow Photography Co replied to this review on July 27, 2015:

    Thank you so much, Leanna!! Had the absolute best time working with you. Let's get coffee again soon!

  • 5/5 stars

    Aislinn shot my wedding in June of 2014. She did an absolutely incredible job—we couldn't be happier with our photographs. I think what makes Aislinn so good at what she does is that, beyond her beautiful aesthetic, she has a truly empathetic heart that shows in the moments she's able to capture. She also had endless grace in dealing with my insane family with warm but effective directing. I would highly recommend her!

    Aislinn V. from Wilde Sparrow Photography Co replied to this review on July 27, 2015:

    Thank you for the kind words, Maia!! Had a wonderful time on your beautiful wedding day.

  • 5/5 stars

    Aislinn is an amazingly talented photographer. I've hired her for three shoots with my small, now toddler son, as well as a family mini shoot. The way she naturally captured the personality of my son not only provided awesome pictures, but a full-on memory made of photos from the first picture to the last. And my family...well let's just say she was up for the challenge in dealing with folks that didn't like to look in the camera...or smile for that matter. :) Nailed it. She's extremely professional, flexible and creative. She is organized and well-prepared for any situation. I would highly, highly recommend hiring her for any event, as well as personal, family photography. She won't disappoint, I promise!

    Aislinn V. from Wilde Sparrow Photography Co replied to this review on July 27, 2015:

    Brooke! Love you and your family so much!! Give baby X a big kiss for me, please!

  • 5/5 stars

    Aislinn is an amazing photographer and her photos are absolutely gorgeous! We had so much fun working with her and I could not be any happier. She made me and my fiance feel comfortable so we could be ourselves and act natural in front of the camera. Aislinn was a delight, very well organized, highly experienced, and skillfully directed us through the entire photo shoot.

    I highly recommend Aislinn!

  • 5/5 stars

    My fiancee and I wanted engagement shots in central park. It was the middle of winter and we wanted a snowy, white winter feel for our pictures. Aislinn was so amazing to work with, and braved the winter cold and bitter winds for us!! She made us laugh, made sure we were always comfortable and listened to our ideas. We still will often think about how much fun we had on that shoot. Our pictures were ready within a week and exceeded every single expectation we had. Besides being so so good at what she does, she was a joy to work with!! We HIGHLY recommend her! For everything! We can't wait to work with her again for family pictures!

    Aislinn V. from Wilde Sparrow Photography Co replied to this review on October 17, 2012:

    Glad you guys had so much fun!! I had a blast too. Nothing like a winter photo shoot!! :)

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Weddings and portrait sessions are the most common type of shoots that I do. But I also love working with families and running around with kiddos for a few hours, capturing their personalities!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask a lot of questions. No question is dumb or unimportant. I love an educated client who knows what they're getting because they asked the questions that were important to them. Also - if you're getting married, let me help you with your day of timeline! Your photographer is your most valuable resource here!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. I know weddings seem expensive. I put in nearly 10 hours of planning and consulting with each couple BEFORE their wedding. And then give 110%, absolutely everything I have, into a 10 hour wedding day. After the event, I spend several weeks post-processing your photos. It adds up to between 30-40 hours of work total.

The cost of a wedding photographer may seem high on the surface, but it was arrived at based on calculations of my CODB (cost of doing business). As an artist working in a small town, running a small business and trying to build a family, I still would rather keep fair prices than try to rip people off and overcharge. So yes, it seems expensive - but so much love and time goes into my work!

Many people say hiring a great photographer is an investment - and they are exactly right!

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Know what you want. Know the style of photography that you like and exactly what you are looking for from a photographer. Remember, this is someone you will be spending many hours with on a day that is immeasurably important in your life! Ensure not only that my style of photography is what you want, but that our personalities jive, too!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I have a formal background in portrait photography, and while I work hard to ensure that shots are well composed - most of what I focus on is being in the right place in the right time to capture the perfect moment. Besides the work that I do for clients, I spend dozens of hours each week photographing the world around me - that feels like the best classroom to me.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. The clients. They're amazing and stunning and wonderful. I love meeting new people and capturing that special light inside of them through my camera. I love the human condition, and I love seeing what makes people tick.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Most common question is why I shoot outside and not in a studio. The answer is that I love the flexibility and the naturalness of shooting outdoors. The weather dictates the background for the shoot and I work with the client and the sun to literally get the best shot. Natural light is the most flattering form of light, and I hate the fake look that a lot of studio photographs have.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I didn't plan on being a photographer, even though when I look back I've been taking pictures since I could hold a camera. I studied graphic and web design and worked in that industry for several years in New York City. During that time, friends asked if I would take pictures for them for headshots, engagement shoots, etc... That is when I fell in love with photography. Nearly 10 years later and I know I made the right decision for myself!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I'm currently working on obtaining my A.A.S in Commercial Photography.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Practice every single day. Work particularly hard at defining two things. First, what type of art you'd like to create. And second, who your client is. Visualize that client and make every business and creative decision with that client in mind.

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