Tell us a little bit about your business.
My whole life I have been creative in many aspects and I am so blessed that I am able to use my skills and passions in a career that I wouldn’t change for the world. I am interested in giving something more than cookie cutter images from your wedding day. I want to give you and your family for generations to come a way to remember who you truly are.
What makes your work unique?
Through becoming a parent, I have really been shown what is important. Life is not always picture perfect. And that is actually what makes it so great. I strive to make my work reflect the way that you felt on your wedding day, or in any time of your life that you are documenting. Whether it is pretty, chaotic, or frustrating, I really want to capture that and make you able to relive it when those photos are brought out. I want to focus on truth, not perfection.
My style of work is a mixture of emotion and drama and pure joy. I really like to play with shadows and light. Just come ready to laugh, tell embarrassing stories about each other, have fun, and we will all have a great time.
What is your ideal client like?
The more real, the better. The Whitling Photography ideal client is one that puts value in the fact that photography is something important, and that their everyday lives are perfect the way they are lived. They are beautiful the way that they already are. We think so.
Personality wise, I like couples who let go, who are not afraid to be silly or cry. I love a free spirit. Somebody not afraid to have their hair blowing in the wind, or go barefoot, or get caught in the rain. I don’t want to take typical photographs. I want my clients to want the same thing.
What is your approach to photography?
Dramatic, natural, honest, emotional, with a little bit of edge and fun. Pure joy and deep love. We want to get into people’s souls and have their faces depict what their heart really feels for the other person. We want everyone who looks at their photos to know how much they love each other through their expression, closeness, and movements.
We edit with a film style, and that fits nicely with our albums and prints. We are not afraid of a little grain or some blur. We go more for “artistic” than “technical”.