Lil' Pumpkin - Ojai Maternity Shoot

Whitney Hartmann - Monday, October 29, 2012

I was so excited when this sweet couple told me they wanted to do their maternity shoot at a pumpkin patch! Of course we had to go to the best one in Ojai, Boccali's! It was a perfect day. The weather had cooled and there were big puffy clouds in the sky. A photographer's dream!  We had so much fun and this great couple created a special way to celebrate their new lil' pumpkin! I can't wait to meet him!!

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Fall Mini Sessions! - Ventura, Ojai, Santa Barbara

Whitney Hartmann - Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Only 3 spaces open for our Fall Apple Orchard Event! 

Please contact me asap if you are interested!

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Janie and Jack Fall 2012 - Santa Barbara Mini Sessions

Whitney Hartmann - Friday, September 14, 2012


The Fall Janie and Jack shoots are coming up!! All you have to do is purchase $75 of the cutest clothing out there and get a FREE session with me!! You also get a free 8x10 with your session.

I know that many of you missed this in the spring and were bummed. Here are a few of the images from those shoots. You do have to make your purchase in the store, but it is totally worth it. I LOVE their clothes! Here is the info:

Janie and Jack Photo Sessions

In store purchase dates Sept. 17th-30th

In store session dates Oct. 10-11

In store viewing dates Oct. 17-18

Janie and Jack - Santa Barbara

La Cumbre Plaza
110 South Hope Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Last Days of Summer - Ventura Beach Session

Whitney Hartmann - Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Finally today was the first day I could feel Fall in the air! Things are settling in with back to school and summer is rapidly becoming a distant memory! I get so busy I don't always get to blog about my sessions, but this beauty at the beach had to be shared! Enjoy these last days of summer before the air gets crisp, the days get shorter, and the water gets too cold!

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Back to School - Ojai Portrait Sessions

Whitney Hartmann - Saturday, September 08, 2012

My sweet little girl recently went back to school, and this year I am on our school's Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This past week we had our annual "Back to Reality" BBQ! What a fun evening this is. The PTO works hard to put it on, but everyone has a blast! This year I wanted to help out by doing a Back to School photobooth! I think it turned out so super cute! If you participated in the photobooth follow these directions to find your images, or just feel free to check them out!

-- Click on Boutique -- Events -- Back to School --

You are sure to find them! Please contact me if you have any questions! 

BTW I made the cute Back to School banner myself, and I printed the grade signs from 

I Heart Naptime!

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Booking Now for Holiday Sessions!

Whitney Hartmann - Thursday, September 06, 2012

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Santa Barbara Garden Party

Whitney Hartmann - Friday, August 10, 2012

I am so excited that a party that I shot was featured on Kara's Party Ideas this week! Thank you so much Kara!!! Check out our Butterfly Garden Party! This was a SUPER SWEET Santa Barbara Birthday Party!! Styled by the very popular Bon Fortune! She brought together the most talented vendors for this spectacular child’s Garden Party. It was beautiful! With a real garden fairy dancing with the children and homemade garden stepping stones and butterflies galore! They even had hundreds of lady bugs for the kids to set free!

Vendors and Credits:
Favors, backdrop and details- available retail at Bon Fortune
Vintage props- Jennifer Housh from Milk & Honey Farms
Floral Design- Shannon Neels from Ruby+Romeo 
Doilies- Heather Meyers from Quinnby Fashion
Fabric Flowers- Mary Trujillo from Styled True
Face painting, butterflies, activities- Karrinne Galle from Tea in Tiaras
Printing- Robert Galle from Boone Graphics 
Cake- Katie Teal from Montecito Confections 
Cupcakes- Hennings Cake Boutique
Invitations and Graphic Design- Allison Powell Designs
Cookies- Just Crumbs

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

2012 Olympic Inspiration! Go USA!!!

Whitney Hartmann - Friday, July 27, 2012

We LOVE the Olympics around here! We wanted to do something a little special!! Enjoy!!! 


xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Happy 4th of July!!! - Ventura Minis

Whitney Hartmann - Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!!! We love this holiday! In our little town of Ojai everybody starts putting out there chairs for the parade weeks in advance. it is quite controversial in this little town, but I love it! I think it is very charming. We meet up with our friends and gather under a shady spot and watch the Ojai parade and cheer as our friends that are in the parade pass us by. Then we watch the fireworks from our neighbors front lawn at night. It is pretty cute! 

Enjoy some cute pics form our 4th of July mini shoot!

Have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Summertime Sessions - Lemonade Stand Minis

Whitney Hartmann - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
What a very busy summer it has been already!! I am behind on blogging about all the great shoots I have done lately. Babies and family shoots, a garden party, Fourth of July, some weddings with Lavender and Twine, even a music video!! WOW! Not to mention the kids are out of school and we have already been to pool parties,VBS, and in the middle of horse camp! What fun we've had!

Here are a snippet of images from our awesome Pink Lemonade Minis. I worked with couple of great gals to make this happen. Take a look at the amazingly cute upholstered chairs! Done by the very talented Lenore over at Peace Love and Lemonade. She also did the super cute banners and most of the styling! So creative that one! Let her know if you need some custom work done! You can check out her ETSY site too.  Also some of our adorable party favors were done by Bon Fortune. Looking for those cute paper straws, cupcake liners, or ever gum balls to match your party decore? Go over and check her out. She does custom kids parties, events, styling, and super cute party favors!!!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!!! Check back for a summer promotion I will be running, plus a cute summer fun shoot you don't want to miss!!

xoxoxoxo, Whitney