Friday, July 5, 2013

Booking now for fall + a very big announcement!

Friends, can you believe that we are almost halfway through summer vacation?! I hope that you are enjoying these warm, sunshine filled, days. I know we are. ;)

As the days seem to blend one into the other, I can't help but think of the cooler temps looming in the not-so-far off future. Michigan autumns are probably my fave season of the entire year, and as a photographer, it's one of THE busiest times of the year for me. From family portrait sessions, to new babies, everyone wants in on the gorgeous colors that Mother Nature provides during the fall months.

Knowing how busy fall is, I've decided to open up booking now for the month of October. Sessions will be EXTREMELY limited this year....which brings me to my BIG announcement. ;) If you follow me on IG (@wcmccoy) you may have noticed that we will be adding to our family the beginning of September. Yes, we will be adding our 5th, and final, little one to our crew. Normally, I would take about a 3 month maternity leave, however........ knowing how busy my fall portrait schedule typically is, and knowing how important it is to my clients to get those family photos done each year.....I have decided to take a very limited number of fall sessions.

These sessions will be offered during the month of October, on Saturday and Sunday only. There will also be special pricing for these sessions. ;) Full session (for up to 4 people, ea. add. person is $10), plus CD with printing rights......will be $400. Yes, only $400. (Normally $1500)

If you'd like to book, please email me at There is a deposit of $200 due now to hold your date, with the remaining $200 due on the day of your session.

Once spots are gone, they are gone.

Friday, May 10, 2013

A worthy cause... and a gift for you!!

Fans, friends, family! I have a small request of you all today. I am in need of your help. On June 2nd, my family and I will be walking at the Detroit Zoo to benefit the National Kidney Foundation., but we need your help! We need to reach our goal of $1000 in donations by June 1st!

We might ask "why" I am doing this walk, well... I'll tell you: my bother-in-law, Daniel. He has suffered from chronic kidney disorder since he was just 2 years old. He turns 30 this June. That means he's been living with this disease almost his entire life! He has been on hefty medications for almost his entire life (which have now begun to affect his liver, requiring more medications to offset the damage), he's had to undergo painful biopsies, and has even required hospitalization for relapses, and at times for common illnesses like the flu. These illnesses simply cause the rest of us to miss a few days of work, and stay in bed, but for Daniel, and others who suffer from kidney disorders, these common illnesses require hospitalization. Their immune systems are weakened, thus making them more susceptible to disease, and when they do get sick, it's much worse for them than for you or I.

But with your donation to the National Kidney Foundation, these individuals can lead a much happier life. Your donation dollar is well-spent with the National Kidney Foundation. More than 81 cents of every dollar goes directly to vital programs and services, including:

-Early Detection - free kidney health screenings
-Public Education Initiatives - awareness through public service campaigns, and community and online education
-Advocacy - promotion of legislation impacting kidney patients, donors and transplant recipients
- Organ Donation - action plan to End the Wait! for kidney transplants in the U.S.
-Patient Services - support and information through a toll-free hotline, NKF Cares (1-855-653-2273) and a peer mentoring program
-Professional Education - clinical guidelines that are changing the way physicians practice, continuing education opportunities and peer-reviewed journals to ensure that health care professionals never stop learning the latest in kidney disease treatment
- Research Support - $90 million to 1,000 scientists since 1968, assessment of how kidney disease is identified in diabetes patients and analysis of the world's largest database about kidney patient care

To learn more, visit us at

If each of you donated just a few dollars, it would put us that much closer to our goal of $1000. We have only until June 1st to reach our goal. We are asking for your help, so that we may better the lives of those living with this awful disease.

Please visit our page to make a donation, and please feel free to share this with your friends!! Thank you!!

BUT.... that isn't all....... everyone who donates will be entered into a drawing to receive one of four AMAZING prizes!!

GRAND PRIZE: A Full Session from WMP, plus CD with printing rights (that's an over $1200 value!!)

FIRST PRIZE: A Scentsy Gift Pack! which will include a full size Scentsy warmer PLUS 3 bars!! (a $45 value!)

SECOND PRIZE: A $30 gift card to 6th & elm!

THIRD PRIZE: A $20 Target Gift card!

BUT WAIT!!! You can earn MORE entries by upping your donation by $10 increments. For every $10 donation you will earn an additional entry! (so a $40 donation will get you 4 entries, a $100 donation will get you 10 entries, and so on). (but no worries, even donations of $1 will get one entry).

Drawing will be held on June 2nd, and the winner will be announced Monday, June 3rd. 

Thank you all for your support!! We couldn't do it without you!!

******UPDATE 6/3/13: drawing will be held later this month!!!! We still have donations coming in and want to be fair to all those willing to support this worthy cause!' Thank you again for your support!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Sale!!

According to the calendar, spring is right around the corner. But I think Mother Nature has other plans in mind. I don't know about you, but I am soooo ready for warmer weather. I NEED Spring, and sun, and flowers, and birds, and bike rides!

Since the weather won't cooperate with my need for warmer days, why not try and make my own happy. Right? And what makes me happy?...A sale! Nothing like a great deal to brighten my mood. ;) I am going to go ahead and assume that you all feel the same way, yes? Good. Okay then, are you ready?!

Starting April 1st, book your session and get the WHOLE shebang for only $300!!!! And for clarification purposes... the "whole shebang" includes: A full session for up to 4 people (add $10 for each additional person), PLUS a CD with the edited images from your session (a full session typically yields about 20-30 images), WITH print rights!! Yes.. you read that right. You will receive full print rights to the images. Meaning... you can print as many as your little heart desires!! Print some for grandma, some for your Aunt and Uncle in Florida, print some for your wall, some for your wallet, and some for your fridge! Wanna put them on Facebook?! No prob! There will also be a folder with web-ready images all set to post to FB. So go ahead.. plaster your page with photos of your family/kids/neighbor/dog (kidding, I don't do pets... haha. But at this price, you very well good buy a session for your neighbors. You know, the ones who watched your dog/cat/gerbil last time you went out of town?)

This deal will not last... so book now! A 50% deposit is due upon booking to secure your date/time. The remaining 50% is due at the session. Did I mention that you can book as far out as you like? Yes, that means go ahead and book your childs photos for July and secure this deal for your summer session!! Want to get a jump on those fall family photos? Book now!!! That's right. All you have to do is secure your date with the 50% deposit and you are set! Seriously, could it be any easier?!

And here's a little FYI: my fall portrait sessions will be VERY limited this year, soooo... you might want to book your date now to avoid missing out later on. ;) 

Guys, this is HUGE! WMP has never offered a deal quite like this! I mean.. I've done "mini session deals" but this a FULL session, PLUS disc! You do not want miss out. This promo could end at anytime and once it's done, it's done. :( This applies to ALL regular sessions; family, baby, maternity, engagement, senior, kid, even cake smash! (*this deal is not valid for weddings, please contact me for special promo package pricing for your big day!)

Okay, that's it. My HUGE Spring Sale announcement!!Now...get to booking!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I Heart Faces Photo Contest

I made a NYResolution to be better at "putting myself out there" as far as my photography goes. I have only ever shot for myself, and clients (and family). I really wanted to expand this year, enter into a few contests and such.

The first one is the I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Best of 2012. I was going back over my stuff from this past year, and this image really hit me. :)

I LOVE fall... and to me, this just screams "FALL FREAK FUN!".

I hope you likey!

Photo Challenge Submission

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Senior Reps Needed!! | southeast michigan high school senior photographer

 Are you a 2014 senior?? Do you attend Brighton High School, Howell High School, Fowlerville High School,  Pinckney High School, Hartland High School, Novi High School, Northville High School or South Lyon High school?? If so then read on!!!!!

WMP is currently accepting applications for 2014 Senior Reps! This is an amazing opportunity for you to earn FREE prints and discounted products from WMP for your own Senior Portrait session.

We will be taking a max of 4 reps from each HS; 2 boys and 2 girls. If you would like to be considered for this once-a-year opportunity, then please email with "SENIOR REP" in the subject line. You will receive an application, via email, within 48 hours. It is then up to you fill out and return the application no later than February 28th, 2013. You will also need to include 2 recent photos of yourself (one full body shot, and one head shot. These do NOT need to be professional images. If you DO submit photos that appear to be professional in nature, a copyright release from the photographer MUST be included. Any applications with professional images that DO NOT include a copyright release will NOT be accepted).

Here are the requirements: 
 ~MUST be a 2014 senior who will graduate from on of the above mentioned HS's.
~MUST be currently attending one of the above mentioned HS's.
~Must be outgoing, comfortable in front of the camera, LOVE having their photo taken, and have great/unique style.
~Must be friendly, and comfortable passing out rep cards to friends/classmates to recruit clients to WMP.
~Must be available for a mini-senior session, at a location in either Ann Arbor, Detroit, or surrounding area, by/before May 1st.
~Must agree to ONLY represent Whitney McCoy Photography for their senior photos.
~Must agree to not use any other photographer for their senior photos.
~Must complete full senior photo session by/before August 31st, 2013. 
~Must be available to meet with WMP, with a parent or guardian, to sign contract, and go over (in depth) details pertaining to the Senior Rep Program. Meeting must take place by March 31st.

Here's what YOU get in return:
~Discounted mini senior session.
~Discounted full senior session.
~50 rep cards, featuring you, to hand out to friends/classmates at your school, as well as senior portrait session info to hand out.
~Free prints from your sessions (# of free prints is determined upon # of referrals-see chart below).
~A discount on our exclusive photo products (discount is determined upon # of referrals- see chart below)
~The chance to earn a $150 Amazon gift card! (gift card is awarded to the senior rep with the most referrals)
~ 4 FREE low-resolution, digital files, to share on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. (digital files are NOT for printing and will have logo displayed on them. Reps must NOT crop out logo, or alter image in anyway. )
~a FREE custom FB timeline, featuring our fave photo(s) from your mini session.

Discount Chart for prints:
1-5 referrals = 10% print/product discount, plus a $30 print credit
6-10 referrals = 15% print/product discount, plus a $50 print credit
11-20 referrals = 20% print/product discount, plus a $70 print credit
21+ referrals = 30% print/product discount, plus a $100 print credit

Sooo..... if this all looks like something YOU are interested in, then PLEASE email me at with "SENIOR REP" in the subject line. ;)
Applications MUST be received by February 28th, 2013. Reps will be contacted via email/phone in early March, as well as announced on our blog and FB page.



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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. ;)