This gorgeous series of 9 shots is a toast to the seasons, as we bid adieu to the warmth of summer and welcome the crisp air (& waters) of fall.
I haven’t gone outside of the studio to shoot creatively, just for me, in a long time. We laughed ourselves sick, turned blue from the cold, and ended up covered in mud… COMPLETELY worth it.
I live for photoshoots like this – #raw, #emotive, #exposed – it’s what keeps me coming back to photography again and again. This is also a testament to the fact that makeup (and all the extra) is NOT required to create ART! Come as you are, heart and soul… and let’s make magic.
I hope you connect with and enjoy these as much as we did. 🖤 Xo -Whitney
This beauty is one of our latest 50 Over 50 clients, and we were so thrilled when she agreed to be a part of this.
Raynea has been through a lot of storms over the past few years, and what a FIGHTER she is. Her story is one of perseverance and strength through the storm.
This is what she had to say:
“I believe that when we have walked through trauma and we have fought so hard for ourselves that we absolutely should document who we came out as on the other side of the storm. That is exactly why I chose to have portraits done by Whitney. I want nothing more in life than for my children to look at their mom and see a women that fought through it all; a strong, determined, resilient warrior. I also want women to know that they are worth fighting for. I absolutely love being in my 50’s. I’m stronger, healthier and fiercer than ever before. I encourage you to embrace your age. Embrace your strength. You are a powerhouse.“
The time has come across the Midwest… it’s the bittersweet time of the year when the kids head back to school. Sure, you cried seeing the bus pull away, SURE you’ll miss that chubby, crumb covered face – for the whole 7 minutes it takes to realize you’re about to have 5 minutes to YOURSELF.
WE, Moms… WE NEED TIME! We need time to feel like US again, to feel beautiful, to be taken care of without planning, without worry. We need to take the time to be authentically us again. The title of MAMA is one to be proud of, it’s an incredible honor and a great responsibility… but it is never going to be ALL of who YOU are.
So many of our clients are moms. I have so much respect for any of my clients with children, family, careers who have shown up mentally prepared, having read the prep guide, and on time; sister, HOW did you do it all?! I also have so much respect for my clients who show up a little frantic, unsure, and wondering how in the hell they actually got themselves out the door to do this in the first place!
Either way, we’re going to make this the BEST photoshoot experience you’ve ever had. That’s what we do – we take you out of the daily grind for just long enough to remember WHO. YOU. ARE.
This beautiful client is no exception to this, a mother of two young boys, a photographer herself, and someone who was still trying to find herself in her new mom life. We’ve all been there. She walked in feeling unsure, and left feeling like she could take on the world.
“Whitney and her team went above and beyond to help this Momma of two feel like a true model. I was beyond nervous for my session (given I wasn’t super comfortable in my new “mom” body) but Whitney, Courtney & Jess were so encouraging and truly made me feel confident & proud of my new body. Not only was the session fantastic, but sitting down with Whitney and choosing the photos is hands down one of the best experiences. There were tears shed, and she was so encouraging the whole time. I am so proud every time I see my images, and I know I made a lifelong friend at the end of it all. Thank you WDP & team!“
Cheers to this sweet client. She is killing motherhood, kicking ass at building her business, and getting back to the basics of HER. X-
If you’re ready to get back to the basics with a photoshoot experience… let’s chat.