Lillis Photography is a fine art, portrait and event photography business based in Prince William County, Virginia, servicing the Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Manassas, Alexandria, Fairfax, Warrenton, Leesburg, Middleburg, Gainesville, Haymarket, Herndon, Chantilly, and more. Lillis Photography provides portraits for families, businesses, high school seniors, and horses and riders. Lillis Photography also provides photos of products for websites, food, photos of gala dinners, and parties of all kinds. Lillis Photography's fine art is sold to the hospitality and healthcare industries, shopping malls, banks, medical centers, cancer centers, senior living centers, corporate offices, residential clients, and is often used by interior designers for wall decor. Many photos are sold to large retailers such as Restoration Hardware, Wayfair and Ethan Allen.
A native of Fort Scott, Kansas, Lillis Werder attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC graduating from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics, with a fluency in the Spanish language. Since college, Lillis has remained in DC working in the IT field. After a long career at IBM, she went on to fulfill her creative goal and studied to become a photographer. Now, a fine art and event photographer, she heads her own business, Lillis Photography. She exhibits her work in several art galleries in the DC metropolitan area and worldwide exhibits. Her work is sold at Chasen Galleries of Richmond, Virginia.
Lillis is the primary photographer for a nonprofit organization, American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), whose mission is to promote ties and relations between the United States and the Czech Republic. In this capacity, Lillis covers gala dinners in the United States and the Czech Republic, and also Embassy events, often photographing world leaders.
Lillis travels frequently to Europe and other foreign locations for images which are sold worldwide to newspapers, magazines, books, catalogs, calendar and post card companies and web sites for advertising purposes through internet stock photography sales on Getty Images- owned istockphoto.com. Her stock photography sales have reached over 35,000 images. Lillis also provides architectural photographs of home interiors for various Virginia realtors, including TTR Sotheby's, through web sites and written publications.
Lillis sells her art year-round at the Art League in Alexandria located in the Torpedo Factory, and through public exhibits with the F11 Women's Photography Collective. Her images have been featured on web sites such as National Geographic, RedBook Magazine, The Lancet, AFoCR.org, and publications including the Washington Post, Manassas Journal Messenger, Elan Magazine, the AFoCR Newsletter, and numerous local business brochures. Prints can be purchased through this site, and online at various web stores such as imagekind.com and amazon.com. Lillis sells art to large retailers for web and catalog sales, and is a licensee for Art Consultants at GrandImage.com. She resides in Prince William County in Northern Virginia.