Hi, I'm Whitney. Let me tell your story.

I'm a wedding and lifestyle photographer from northern California, with my BFA in Fine Art Photography.  My passion has always been capturing the world in a new light, documenting memories that will last a lifetime, and sharing my enthusiasm for life as I go. I have a deep desire to tell people's stories, and that is what drives me to create art, and capture love and light wherever I can.

My second love, in addition to photography, is traveling and I take my camera with me wherever I go. In the past few years I've been lucky enough to incorporate travel into my business more than ever before, and I hope to make that a trend for years to come. I spend more time on the road than at home these days, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

If you would like to shoot with me or let me capture your love story, whether you're down the street or across the ocean, feel free to reach out! Send me an email at whitneyjustesenphoto@gmail.com, or fill out a contact form on my website. I'd love to hear from you! 

You can also follow along with my day-to-day adventures by clicking on any of my social media links on the lefthand side.

Thanks for stopping by!

Image taken by  Grace Adams

Partners and Affiliates

Narrative - Affiliate

Sudio - Brand Ambassador

Vanguard Photo US - Vanguard Professional

Alpine Cycling Apparel - Brand Photographer

Krochet Kids Intl. - Brand Photographer

Bridge & Burn - Brand Photographer

Gear For Good - Brand Ambassador

Passion Passport - Travel Writer


“These [wedding photos] are so beautiful! Words can't describe how happy I am with them. The photos are exactly what I was looking for, especially the candid ones. You were beyond awesome on the wedding day. So quick and efficient yet still took so many great photos. You were also by far one of our easiest vendors to work with. Thanks so much Whitney!”

-Jessica W.

“I have never been so amazed with any pictures I've been in. My engagement and wedding pictures look like a fairy tale. She captured the love between my husband and I so well. She uses the natural light and brings the magic with her camera.Each picture she took looked like it belonged to a magazine. Highly recommend is not enough to describe the talent and professionalism of Whitney. She is worth ever penny you pay for her work.”

-Kelly T.

“Whitney was absolutely amazing! Her documentary style fit in perfectly with our rustic-modern, indoor/outdoor wedding in Yosemite, and she was an absolute gem to work with! We instantly connected over email, which is how we did most of our communication since my husband and I are in LA and Whitney’s based in the Bay Area. She was always quick to reply to my emails and happy to hear my input/ideas, so I knew we were in good hands.
Whitney’s prices were a little higher than we had originally budgeted for, but she was worth every penny. And she even offered to do a day-after session for us for free in lieu of the engagement photos that come with all of her packages. Because our wedding was just outside of Yosemite Valley, we really wanted to do a second photoshoot inside the national park, so we were thrilled Whitney offered to do it. She was totally down to venture around with us. She was always around if I needed to grab her. Plus, she made sure we were having a good time the entire night and was careful not to pull us away from the dance floor unless it was necessary. 
We ended up with over 1,000 pictures of our amazing weekend and I’m still in awe of how perfect they are. I owe Whitney a tremendous THANK YOU and I will definitely recommend them to all my friends and family in the future. If you need a photographer… HIRE WHITNEY! (She might just become your new favorite person.)”

-Becky W.

“[Our engagement photos] are absolutely everything I could’ve dreamed. Thank you [Whitney] so much for capturing our love and relationship so beautifully in one of my favorite places! She is so gifted and such a fun person to work with. Again, I can’t thank [her] enough!! We will cherish these FOREVER!! 

-Anne P.

“I’ve had people tell me that the pictures taken were the best wedding pictures they’ve ever seen. Whitney is organized, flexible and charming. We’d never have been able to make everything work without her expertise with the area and her willingness to explore. Thank you, Whitney!!”

-Alea S.

“From the very beginning, Whitney was a pleasure to work with! Her bubbly personality made us feel at ease when we had our engagement photo shoot. It was extremely cold and windy, but we had so much fun and the photos turned out amazing! The wedding day was also awesome. Whitney did everything she could to make sure that our experience that day was seamless. We really appreciated her flexibility with building a package that fit our needs and price point. She was truly awesome to work with and I will totally hire her again if I ever need more professional pics.”

-Sophia H.

“From the beginning, Whitney was so nice and offered advice and compliments. She was very professional and talked back and forth with me almost a year in advance until the date of. She helped us document our special day in photographs we will have for the rest of our lives and we could not have chosen someone more talented and perfect!”

-Jadie R.

“Whitney is superb. Her images are raw, full of talent and bring all the emotions that they should. Over and over again I've been so pleased to have her capture my family and our moments and her photos and exactly what I wanted and more. She is so fun, so sweet and such a joy to work with. I recommend her every time.”

-Camilla H.