A Holiday Homecoming (Ventura Family Photography)

22 Nov

What a special day to be apart of. I had the extreme honor of photographing this beautiful family. Dad was coming home after 10 months of being away. His wife was pregnant with their second daughter when he left. Coming home and seeing his new baby girl for the first time was an amazing site to see. She immediately was comfortable in his arms nuzzling into his chest. Both mommy, big sister and baby were overjoyed to have daddy home. Thank you for letting me be apart of such a special day. These are memories that I will also hold dear!


San Antonio – Harvest Festival and Carnival

15 Nov

What a great day we had today!! It was super busy, but so much fun!! There were carnival games, pony rides, lots of great vendors, face painting, tattoos, and of course the Kindergarten class had to have a PHOTO BOOTH!! I am room mom what do you expect!! Well it turned out so great. We had so much fun and took so many pics of the kids and their parents. I think  many will be this years holiday cards, they were so fun! Thanks so much to the other great room moms that made it happen and to the class volunteers and donators! Also thanks to the PTO and of course Mrs. Dutter!! Super fun! Can’t wait till next year!

If you were  there and want to see or order more pics, go to www.whitneyhartmann.com. Click on Client Proofing, and then enter the password: Harvest Fest 2010. Email me if you have any questions!!

A Day at the Orchard

8 Nov

We have so may beautiful orchards in Ojai. When the oranges blossoms are in bloom the whole town smells amazing! This was such a sweet shoot in the orchards with one of my favorite little models! Josephine was even with me as my little assistant. They had a great time running through the trees. So fun!

The Adventurous Family

7 Nov

What a great time I had today with my adventurous family. First I had them meet me at my “fun fence”, as I like to call it. We weren’t there 10 min before the cops rolled up and told us they were looking for a guy that skipped out on his parole. Luckily they knew the cop. I thought we were getting in trouble!  Then we went off on a hunt for this incredible spot in the woods. We found it, and it was fun and eerie. Were were in danger of mountain lions, and vagabonds, and delinquents. But no one was there, and it was the perfect spot for our adventurous shoot today!! Thanks family for being so awesome! BTW LOVED the show tunes mom was singing to make the kids smile!!

9 months

20 Oct

Today he is nine months old. What a big boy he is!! So happy, laughing all the time, playing with his toys, loving his family. He is such a sweet guy. We love him sooo much!!

Shh… (Ojai Family Photography)

9 Oct

I love it when little kids share secrets. I really wonder what he was saying to his big sister. Whatever it was it sure made her giggle!

flower child

5 Oct

flower child, originally uploaded by josephinesmama.

Such a precious little girl!! She had the sweetest disposition and was so good the whole time. Mom and dad have been together for 21 years!! So great they can add a sweet baby girl to the family! Congrats!