A good portion of the families I photograph are referrals from those I’ve photographed before, yet there are some who find me on Google and dive right in. So for those who take the plunge without knowing me, here are a few things to help you know the person capturing your memories…
I don’t like coffee - but love the smell - and get my caffeine fix from Crystal Light Caffeine. (Grape flavor is the favorite at the moment.) I’ve been trying to quit it for years now, but get too excited for my morning cup the night before to really make it happen.
I worked at Walt Disney World the summer after my freshman year in college, and we were randomly paired with five roommates from across the country. I got matching tattoos with one of those roommates who hailed from Boston after knowing her for less than two months. But 18 years later, we’re still the best of friends so I’d say it worked out.
I am ambidextrous - but not sure it came naturally but maybe through breaking my left arm in kindergarten and having to learn things with my right as a natural left-hander. But I give it credit for being equally brained and loving both photography and business.
My daughter is 7 and has lived in five houses. Seeing as we’re currently in a short-term rental, there will probably be a sixth on the horizon. I’ve personally lived in five states and eight cities so cheers to my fellow movers! It’s exhausting, but it’s a chance to purge which I looooove. Marie Kondo what.
Sweet Wally is named after my two kids’ nicknames - my “Sweet” P and “Wally” Bear. The url to my name was taken, so it seemed natural to pay homage to the reasons I picked up the camera in the first place. I still love photographing them, though it is getting harder as they get older.
If you’re a fellow Crystal Life Caffeine fan or a constant mover or just love capturing the candid, I’d love to get to know you better. Reach out here so we can chat about all the things and possibly scheduling a session.
Whitney Williams of Sweet Wally Photography is specializes in capturing motherhood. She is a lifestyle newborn, maternity and family photographer in Nashville, Tennessee, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is available for travel.