After having kids I found my lifelong sought after career of horse trainer and riding instructor was no longer the best thing for our family. I picked up my camera when my son was born and was so encouraged to find that I could learn something new and really enjoy it. I quickly got bored of taking photos of only my kid and found a real love of photographing families.
My husband is moving in on 20 years with the military and likely retiring out soon, so our family is looking at a big change in the next year! We're not quite sure where we're going to land yet (taking suggestions for awesome communities in the greater Northwest region) but regardless I will continue to take Seattle area family sessions for years to come.
My Great Grandpa Ike homesteaded in the hills about Sequim (we still have the cabin and land in the family 100 years later) so the Puget Sound will always be home.
Whitney was amazing. I came to her as a new client for Christmas pictures. I told her preemptively about my special needs daughter and she set aside extra time for us and made sure she could accommodate her sensory issues. She worked with her beautifully when she had a meltdown over Santa and was patient and kind and reassuring to me the entire time. What started out incredibly stressful ended with both kids smiling and happy and we left the shoot with beautiful pictures that we will treasure a lifetime. I can not thank her enough for her incredible kindness and undeniable talent.
"Any time you leave family photos smiling and talking about how much fun you all had is a win in my book! Whitney is an absolute treasure of a photographer and the only hard part is choosing your favorite one❤️"
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Do I have to shoot at Sunset?
Yes! Ha, well most of the time. You're probably picking me because you like the look of my photos and time of day is a BIG part of that.
My kid has an early bedtime, how do I deal?
This is a super common question! I will have some prep for you to help. Most of the time having a late nap and snacks and being somewhere fun and new will be all it takes.
Can I bring Grandma?
For morale support and hand outer of snacks, sure! To add people to be photographed outside of your immediate family will be an additional fee.
Do you travel?
Often! You can find my current travel dates by clicking below.
Do you shoot on weekends?
Generally, no. As my kiddos get older weekends are reserved for family time. Plus the benefit of less crowds!
Is your camera roll a mess? How good are you at printing off photos every year? Are your photos backed up somewhere other than the cloud? If not, this is for you! I will cover strategies for sorting and deleting your photos, printing in books, and backing up securely. This problem is only going to get bigger, so jump in today!