Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MOZI mag | iPad mini giveaway

Sooo..... a fellow photoger, and friend (can I call her a friend?? lol I mainly blog stalk her and ya know... I've hung out with her IRL a couple times.. ya, we'll go with "friend".. ;) anyway... the crazy talented Jean Smith has partnered up to start up MOZI mag (formerly Clique Mag) . They are doing a whole re-brand-re-launch and they are asking everyone to help spread the word! Honestly, it's going to be crazy fab. I mean... there are some cray cray talented photogers behind this bad-jackson. How can it NOT be amazing?!

It will be. End. Of. Story.

OH.. but wait, there is the one little part about the giveaway. Did I mention they are giving away an iPad mini?! Ummmm... saweet!!!! So... go, right now, to their site..... MOZI mag and enter to win!!!

While you are there... check out the tutorials, and order the latest copy of the digi mag!

**I should say that I am in no way being paid or anything for this post. I just like to promote awesome things. And, ya know.... this mag is pretty awesome. ;)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Katie | having a baby | howell, michigan maternity photographer

I was a little worried the day of this shoot. I woke up that morning to some pretty nasty looking skies and sporadic rain showers all morning. Thankfully, by the time the shoot rolled around, the rain had stopped and it actually warmed up a little. ;)

This cutie mama delivered just a few weeks after our shoot. It's rather unfair how amazing she looked this late into her pregnancy. Lucky girl!! ;)


Friday, November 30, 2012

Nick & Tricia | a wedding | brighton, michigan photographer

I will admit, I am so behind in blogging this wedding. This fall season just about killed me! haha I have a lot more sessions to blog after this one.. ;)

Moving on.... ;)

One of the best parts of my job is seeing old friends reach new milestones in their lives. :) When my younger sisters friend, Tricia, contacted me about photographing her wedding I was so excited! (and, truthfully... it made me feel pretty old! lol ) We've been friends with their family for years, and to me.. Tricia should be a little 6 year old girl, attending Brownie meetings with my sister... haha.

Even though it was one of THE hottest weekends of the summer (104* in the shade + 90% humidity).. it was a gorgeous wedding and the bridal party was so fun. I think we all sweated off at least 10 lbs that day. ;)

Here's to the happy couple!

ALSO... a big shout-out to my second shooter, Lara, of Lara Douglas Photography! She was amazing and so fun to work with! ;) Thanks again chica!

Monday, October 1, 2012

I Shot Someone In Detroit! | southeast michigan photogapher

I am a horrible blogger. Lets just get that out in the open, shall we? I confess, I suck at blogging. There, I said it. Now.. moving on. ;-)

This past July I was invited to attend the "I Shot Someone In Detroit Workshop" organized by Amy Porter, of "Little Sweet Pea Photography". It was awesome. Two days of shooting and talking shop. I was able to pick the brains of some pretty awesome photographers. I feel awful that I am only just now blogging my pics. But, like I said.... I suck at blogging. ;-)

Anyhow... seniors and kids and a super cute couple (I even shot some boudoir, but that is not going on the blog. Sorry. ;)


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

adorable baby boy | western michigan newborn photographer

This adorable little boy is on my Baby Planner package. :) I'm so excited to photograph this little guys first year of life. He was an absolute angel! Can't wait to see him in October!

Friday, May 18, 2012

An engagement and a Wedding | detroit michigan wedding photographer

In February I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding for some friends of our family. :) We were blessed with some amazing winter weather that day. Gorgeous sunny and blue skies! Mild temps! It was wonderful. :)

The engagement session however... Oh I felt so bad for this sweet bride! The day before the session it was WARM!!! It was 50+ degrees and GORGEOUS!! The very next day however... cold, windy, and horribly overcast skies. But these two were such troopers and you would never know they were freezing to death this whole session. ;)

Thanks so much Stacy and Matt!! Congratulations and good luck in Puerto Rico!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Model Call AND $25 session fee!!

I am so excited kids... you have NO idea!!! My uh-MAZING friend, Jyl, from Cherub Chic, just sent me a big box of goodies and I am DYING to test them out!!

If you haven't seen her stuff before... you NEED to take a peek. Her hats are the ONLY ones my kids wear! If you are a photographer you will love her selection of hammocks, bags, and buntings. Not to mention her to-die-for newborn sets! Even the FAMED Sandy Puc uses Jyl's stuff. ;) 

So...... I have this cute stuff..... and I am need of some models to help me photograph it all. That's where you all come in! I need models in the following categories:

-Newborn to 2 week old baby girl
-Newborn to 2 week old baby boy
- 6 to 9 month old baby boy
-11 to 13 month old baby boy

Models will receive the following:
-$125 OFF their session fee!
-a FREE 8x10 print
-20% off their total print order
-web-proofs to share on FB, Twitter, Blogs, etc!

If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact me ASAP! These sessions will take place during the month of April only! Hurry!! Spots WILL fill up fast!!

*Please note that these are MINI sessions! They are approximately 20-30 mins long.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This FAB weather calls for a FAB deal!!

Anyone else simply gobsmacked by this totally GORGEOUS weather we are having?? I mean... it's MARCH!! I can't believe we are seeing 80+ degrees right now! The trees and flowers are already blooming and the boats, and jet skiers, have been swarming our lake already. :)

Living in Michigan, the "outdoor season" for portraits is usually limited to May thru October.... but this year it seems Mother Nature is gifting us an additional 6 weeks! In honor of this most generous gift, I decided to gift all my clients as well. ;)

If you book a session from now through then end of April you will save $25 off your session fee AND receive two free 5x7 prints. :) PLUS... a special surprise gift from me.

Call, email, or message me on FB to reserve your spot now!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Fashion Friday | family of females

I really have been neglecting Fashion Fridays. :/ Sorry about that one. But never fear! FF is back, and the first look is so cute and easy... ANYONE can pull it off!

The look comes from Old Navy.  I'm loving the mix of bright pink and purple and navy. And the textures on the moms shirt, and the little girls shirts are great for visual detail! The stripes and flower patterns mix wonderfully together. This an easy casual look that any family can pull off, no sweat.

No, you could swap out dads pink striped polo for a solid color, OR a stripe with no pink (I know I could probably never convince my hubby to wear pink.. lol) And you could add leggings to the middle girls outfit as well, if you wanted.

The point of FF is give you IDEAS about how to put together a look that WORKS together. There is no need to all wear the exact same thing (unless you want to... there is nothing wrong with that), but you DO want outfits that compliment one another instead of competing with one another. ;)

Another thing to remember is that you do not need to go out and buy everyone new clothes. Shop your OWN closet first, see what you have that works together. You might need to buy a few things, but there is no need to break the bank. ;)

Monday, February 27, 2012


Pregnant?? Know someone who is?? Well, then.. our new Baby Planner Packages are sure to delight!

Lets face it... baby's first year is a BLUR! Believe me.. I KNOW! I have four kiddos of my own, the youngest of which will be a year on Sunday and I CANNOT believe it! WHERE did the time go??!!

During pregnancy and shortly after birth you make a silent commitment to yourself: "I will document every minute of this little ones life. I will get photos at all the major milestones (ie: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months). I will have photos hanging all over the house."

Then, life happens. :/

We, as parents, generally do a great job at scheduling the newborn photos... but somehow, life creeps in and we miss everything in between and before we know it, we are planning a 1st birthday. EEK! But never fear! With our Baby Planner ALL the major milestone appts are made in advance! You simply pick your package and you are set. You can choose to schedule out all the sessions right then, OR you can choose to have a friendly reminder email sent to you one month before each major milestone age. You won't have to worry about the dreaded.."OMG...I missed setting up the baby's 6 month photos. :( "

The best part... these packages offer a HUGE savings over booking out each session separately. You can save up to 25% off!! Not to mention the great gifts you'll receive with each session that are only available thru the Baby Planner. ;)

Interested?? Well, then shoot me and email and I'll get the info sent over to you right away! ;)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gift Certificate Sale!

Didn't get what you really wanted for Valentines Day? Or maybe you, *gasp* FORGOT!! No worries! From now until the end of February you can get 25% OFF all Gift Certificates to WMP!

Gift Certificates are available in any amount, starting at $25. :) They can be used towards session fees, and/or prints. They are good for an entire year from the date of purchase. Choose between an e-gift certificate (valid recipient email is needed for e-gc), OR  a printed card to be mailed to you.

To purchase a gift certificate, click HERE and click on the contact page, or.. email whitney@whitneymccoyphotography.com and put "Gift Certificate" in the subject line. 

Sale ends February 29th. So, act fast!!


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30(something) year old mama of 4.... happy to be home in the Mitten state after almost a decade on the west coast...photoger.... and professional in all things awesome. ;)