The Winner to my $1000+ Hartmann Holiday Giveaway is...

Whitney Hartmann - Sunday, December 11, 2011


Thank you all so much for entering and spreading the word!! Also a HUGE thank you to our AMAZING vendors!! Thank you so much for being so great and so generous!!! We LOVE all of your wonderful creations!!




xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Holidays on the Farm - Milk and Honey Farms Santa Barbara

Whitney Hartmann - Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I had a wonderful day on the farm on Sat. I was so lucky to be able to participate in their annual Holiday Boutique. Here are some of the sweet pictures I took. If you attended and want to look at your images go to my boutique, click on events, portraits, then Holidays on the Farm! Happy Holidays!!


Also my HUGE $1000 Vendor Love giveaway is not over yet! You have 3 more days!! Go here and leave a comment to enter! Good Luck!!



Thanks again for such a lovely day on the farm!

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

$1000 Hartmann Holiday Giveaway!!! - Vendor Love!

Whitney Hartmann - Thursday, December 01, 2011



Here they are!! Just click on the image to go to their site, or check out their ads under my vendor love! Have fun and good luck!!






























Great job!!! Hope you fell in love with them as I have! Now read some important info:


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-The contest will go from Dec. 1st - Dec 10th at midnight pacific time. 

-Winner will be posted on Dec 12th and will be chosen by random.org.

-You must complete the extra steps to make extra comments on this blog post to enter multiple times.

-Please go and "like" my FB page if you have not done so already, just to be nice!


**This giveaway is neither endorsed by or run by Facebook or any of it's affiliates and follows all rules and regulations.

Good luck! I am so excited for that BIG winner!!!


xoxoxoxo, Whitney










xoxoxoxo, Whitney

My Holiday Photoshoot

Whitney Hartmann - Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So I always do a couple of photoshoots with my own kids during the holidays. My mom likes to have pics for her cards, and they always seem to be dressing up for one occasion or another. So on this day I had a client photoshoot in the park, and I thought it would be good to throw some holiday clothes on them and bring them along, with my husband of course to try and help out. What you see might look familiar to you. Did you know our kids cry, scream, don't listen, and don't look at the camera too? That's right. So I thought I would post a few pics of "reality" before you get the "good" ones in the mail! Enjoy!


In the end there were a few good ones.


Can't wait for the next one! I think it will go a lot better! 


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

xo, Whitney



xoxoxoxo, Whitney

3rd Annual Holiday Boutique - Milk and Honey Farms Santa Barbara

Whitney Hartmann - Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On Dec 3rd, I will be participating at the 3rd Annual Dos Pueblos High School Holiday Boutique at the very charming Milk and Honey Farms in Santa Barbara. I will be doing holiday photo snap shots, or full mini sessions on the farm! This is not your average farm either. This is the Martha Stewart of all farms! It is too cute with so many great photo ops! PLUS there will be so many great vendors there and probably a perfect Santa Barbara day!!! So come join us for that as well!!




Hope to see you there!

xo, Whitney

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

A Special 11*11*11 Wedding

Whitney Hartmann - Friday, November 11, 2011

I am so happy for this sweet couple! After 8 years together and having a child who is now 5, they decided to tie the knot! They picked a VERY special day to do it too. 11*11*11! With a kiss at 11:11 am that said it all! A very special occasion indeed. I had to post a sneak peek while it was still 11*11*11 to keep this special theme going! 



Congrats! You two are truly blessed!

xo, Whitney

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Happy Veterans Day

Whitney Hartmann - Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day. 

Thank you to all the men and women that have and continue to serve our country.


xo, Whitney

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Pin This: Flowers

Whitney Hartmann - Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Are you on Pinterest yet? I am sure you are. I love it so much. Really I love it, too much! Come follow me. I have two sites, one for my portrait business and one for our wedding business Lavender and Twine. Follow both of them if you don't already! Here is a pretty pic from my "Colorful' board




You can always see what I am pinning by clicking the Pinterest Icon on the right or the little pink P at the bottom of each blog post.


xo, Whitney

xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Ojai Fall Carnival Photo Booth

Whitney Hartmann - Monday, November 07, 2011

This weekend Josephine's school had their 2nd annual Fall Carnival! It was so fun despite the fact that it was super chilly and even rained on us a bit. This is the second year I put on a Photo Booth for Josephine's Class. With the help of a ton a people we set up a cute backdrop, took pictures, printed them, cut them to fit these really cute carnival frames, then also handed them out. It was a lot of work, but we had a great time hanging out all day, while the kids played and had fun.

Below is a little look at that fun photo booth. For the people that took pics, you can also purchase more on my website. ALL the proceeds go directly to the PTO. Just go to the Boutique on my site and click on events, or just click here and shop away!

A BIG thanks to everyone that helped out at our booth and the carnival and to the PTO for putting on such a great event! Come and join is again next fall!!



Also the winner for our Frank and Frida Giveaway is Amanda E! THX so much to everyone that entered!!


xoxoxoxo, Whitney

Frank and Frida Designs Giveaway

Whitney Hartmann - Friday, November 04, 2011



Here is a little holiday giveaway for you! Hopefully this will wet your palate for our HUGE giveaway that will start Dec. 1st! 

Frank and Frida have generously donated their AMAZING Old Red Chevy holiday card.
They will also be participating in our December Holiday Giveaway. For now, I really want you guys to start thinking of your holiday cards this year. Frank and Frida have sooo many amazing templates for photographers, designers, and for clients.  The chevron style is so cool and popular this season!





Here is what you need to do to win:

1) Please go to their facebook page and "like" them.

2) Check out their Etsy Shop.

3) Post on FB, Twitter, or your blog about our giveaway and tag Whitney Hartmann Photography, or link back to the blog.

4) Come back here leaving a comment with your link. 

Winner will be chosen via Random Generator and will be announced here Monday morning!!

Good Luck!!


xo, Whitney

xoxoxoxo, Whitney