Portrait Testimonials

Kind Words From Our Amazing Clients

Rachel Faust Testimonial Wendi Riggens Photography

“Wendi has been a huge part of my family’s life – from engagement, wedding, family, maternity, and baby/kid photos she has been an active part of telling the story of my family’s life as it unfolds. An amazing person on a professional and personal level!”
-Rachel Faust, Burlington IA

Kyra Snyder Testimonial Wendi Riggens Photography

“The experience that I had with Wendi was amazing. She is so great with children. Clay is ornery at best typically at photo shoots but she became his friend and got to know him before so he was comfortable. It felt like we were just having fun and capturing memories. I HIGHLY recommend her! Wendi, you’re our new photographer for the rest of my life! Thank you so much!”

-Kyra Snyder, Carthage IL

Art Center of Burlington by Wendi Riggens Photography

“Wendi is amazing! She did gorgeous portraits of our artists at the Art Center. She is fun and professional. I love that she is so involved with our downtown and I look forward to working with her again in the future.”

-Hillaurie Kay, Art Center of Burlington

Kelsey Fenton Wendi Riggens Photography

“The environment when you first walk through the door is friendly and easy-going! Wendi is so laid back, creative, very bubbly, and lots of fun to work with! I did an hour professional headshot photo session with her and she was very open to my interpretation of what I was looking for along with giving me ideas on what else we could do! I went to Wendi because I’ve seen her work and she’s good friends with a family friend of mine, and it was the best decision! I’m so glad I got a chance to work with her, and definitely will come back in the future!!”

-Kelsey Fenton, Knoxville IA

Brittney Pugliese Testimonial Wendi Riggens Photography

“Wendi is one of the most kind-hearted and wonderful people I know. We have had our pictures done by Wendi for the last few years and I don’t see my family going anywhere else. She takes pride in every photo and does everything she can to make her clients happy. She works so hard on making every session unique and makes sure that her client’s vision is also hers. There’s a reason why Wendi is a VIRAL photographer. She isn’t afraid to get down and dirty and has such an eye for making sure every detail is correct. Her photography may or may not have literally brought me to tears a time or two. You will NEVER be able to duplicate the vision, heart, soul, and sometimes nerdiness that goes into every shot at WRP!”

-Brittney Pugliese, Burlington IA

Annie Kemper Testimonial Wendi Riggens Photography

“I have known Wendi since 2007 when she first started working with my family. She is the sweetest and most caring person I know. There are no words to describe how awesome her photos look and how well she does with all of her sessions, but if I did have to use one word to describe how it is I would say amazing!!! I love her free spirit and not so “posed” style is very easy going and natural. I don’t think you really ever get that with anyone else. She is good at everything she does from weddings, maternity, birth, newborns, and just photographing kids and families. She has done all of these for me, so I would know. She goes above and beyond what I would expect from a photographer. After getting to know her I am glad to call her my friend!”

-Annie Kemper, Fort Madison, IA




“I just thought I would let you know how much that family photo shoot meant to me. It was really cool to watch my kids in action, soaking up the camera, loving the “lime light” – that was awesome. It has been a long time since I have been able to provide something fun for them. With my fibromyalgia, I am always hurting and always sore. This means I am always canceling things with them, or never really even planning things so that I don’t have to break their little hearts again. Then you add an entire day that every one of us smiled, the whole day. We all were so happy. You took a normally boring day and you put some excitement to it.  I could go on and on about what it meant, but I think you can figure it out. The simplest, tiniest gesture from you meant so much to a little family lost in the darkness of an ugly invisible illness.  I love you Wendi, your heart, your person, your soul, it’s all good…all of you.”
-Heidi White, Mediapolis, Iowa



“Wendi is a wonderful photographer. She also has the patience of a saint. I can’t say enough wonderful things about the work she does. I will forever treasure the moments she captured.”

-Alana Capps, West Burlington IA


“Every session I have with Wendi, I become more and more amazed by her awesomeness!!!!!!! We couldn’t of picked a better photographer for our Little Miss Adalynn!”

-Ashley Parrish, Burlington IA