Who is Whitney Brewer?

Lately, I've been thinking about "my brand" and what it means to myself AND my clients. I want to attract like-minded individuals as my future clients AND keep the amazing clients that I have already!

So, who IS Whitney Brewer? What is her brand? Who is she trying attract? What is she trying to accomplish through her photography business? What sets her apart from other photographers?

I come from a family of mechanics, cooks, bakers, business owners, music-lovers and life-livers (note the well-roundedness!)! I started my business in 2016 with a bit of encouragement to quit working for “the man” and in turn, follow my dreams! After all, life is really short. We don’t have much time on this planet to actually live life, so I grabbed life by the balls and made moves to be genuinely happy!

My brand?

Well, I feel as though I’m aiming to focus on what makes me happy and run with it. I don’t want to be someone I’m not in this industry, trying to compete for the ideal client that will pay me thousands of dollars per session to photograph something special. Instead, my brand represents myself and my interests, which include traveling, my Harley, my dog and focusing on PMA (Positive Mental Attitude). With these passions, I plan on attracting my ideal client by sharing similar interests and in turn, creating memorable and meaningful relationships with them outside of photography!

 As far as the word “success” goes, simply creating amazing and meaningful relationships through this business means more than anything. My definition of “happiness” is doing what you love all the time with the people you love most! Making people feel good makes ME feel good!

What sets me apart from other photographers? Well, A LOT! I studied photography and through this business, I’ve discovered that a lot of photographers are self-taught! Not saying that’s a bad thing, I’m just different! I feel I have a trained eye that it takes to be a professional photographer and am able to capture moments that some artists/photographers take for granted. Although I’ve studied the art of photography, I tend to lean more towards the “avant garde” style of it all. (Avant Garde meaning “new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them”)

Last week, I had an opportunity (a break in the weather) to snag some headshots that represent my “brand”…but let’s be honest. We’ll save most of them for my next blog! For now, here’s a little snippet of "professional me"!

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A few weeks back, I got a text from a dear friend of mine asking if I could make some time to photograph his sweet little family! 

I have known Kent for about 3 years now. He is a mutual friend and also works for Hickory Hills Golf Course down in Grove City, Ohio! Kent plays pool with a mutual friend and also has two beautiful little girls with his awesome wife, Bina! (Bina's father also works at Hickory! Small world!) When Kent reached out and mentioned that he'd like to do family photos at Hickory, I was more than eager to capture their cute little family. I have photographed them before and the session was a blast at Schiller Park in German Village! Since their last session, they had another baby girl and wanted updated family photos, so we decided to meet at Darby Creek Metro Park in Grove City!

It was a beautiful overcast day (the photographer's dream! There's no harsh lighting conditions!). Kent, Bina, Bri and Everly were all perfectly coordinated, but not matching (ALSO a photographer's dream! If you're curious as to what this "coordination" means, head on over to the blog that goes into more detail. It's also my styling guide!) Photographing little ones is always a good challenge for me. I've done it enough to know that sometimes, things don't work out as planned. Kids can be extremely happy one second and the next, bawling their eyes out for what reason?! No one knows! I really enjoy it because it's different literally every single session!

Since Bri and Everly are Daddy's girls (Bina declared this was a fact, but she didn't necessarily love it! haha), they really enjoyed spending time with Kent. It's really sweet to watch Kent and Bina with their littles ones and how well they work together as parents. It always blows my mind how couples pair up and become teammates in this life-long journey!