We had the good fortune of connecting with Whitney Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Whitney, what’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?
The most difficult decision for me was moving cross country from Indiana to Texas. To completely uproot my business and start over from scratch took its toll on me. However, now looking back after two years, it was absolutely a blessing in disguise.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My business is all about emotion. Whether that comes from a mama who’s just given birth all the way to a bride walking down the aisle, I want to capture those once in a lifetime moments. The ones that are constantly engrained in your mind, I want to give you a physical representation of that memory. I pride myself on creating genuine relationships for the people I service. They are NEVER just another name on my calendar. I am most proud of the business I’ve built and being able to see where I came from. Building a business is so difficult yet so rewarding at the same time. Considering the last year and what should’ve been my slowest one, I’ve been blessed and humbled to say that it was the most busiest and successful. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that your community is what makes you. You can have followers all over the world, but if you don’t know your local community, you won’t be as successful. I think the biggest thing about my brand is that I’m a Christian. You will never feel like “you got jipped” or have been treated unfairly. I want my clients to keep coming back. First impressions matter and I make sure that mine is nothing less than stellar.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh my goodness! I absolutely love the Dallas area. My husband and I love trying small business restaurants and drinking local beers on tap! One of our favorite spots is Marty B’s in Bartonville. Their atmosphere, service, and fajitas are what keep us coming back time and time again! We’d also go to Murrell Park in Grapevine where we go paddle boarding and just enjoy being on the water. Grandscape in The Colony is another favorite of ours! After getting to check out Scheels, the large outdoor area is amazing for music and getting to walk around with a delicious beverage! We particularly love Parry’s Pizzeria and their to die for nachos! One of the last places we love going to is Legacy Hall in Plano! We typically dress up super nice, eat a delicious dinner at Haywire then walk along the stores to check out cool cars and enjoy the vibe.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I’m a Christian woman so my biggest success comes from The Lord who guides me in all things. My husband has been the biggest cheerleader in telling me that I can do whatever I set my mind to. Not only that, but I’ve had a crazy amount of photographers who have taken me under their wing and shown me how to market properly in a new area. And lastly, my clients are the reason I’m thriving. Creating those relationships is so important to me and the fact that they refer other people to me… it’s just so humbling.

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