I met my new friend, Whitney Elizabeth, after she left a comment on my blog a few weeks back. She wrote that she was also new to Santa Barbara and being a girl from the hot & humid South (NC), she wasn't getting used to the chilly weather at night here either. I checked out her blog, and after reading that she was needing to take some new photos, I asked her to let me take them for her. I had been seeing some fun spots around SB that I wanted to take pictures....all I was missing was a person....and whala!! Whitney was perfect!
We had a yummy lunch at Silvergreens first to hang out, and then just a short week later, she, her hubby, Mike, and pup Bear, met me at the wonderful stairs at Paseo Nuevo.
It's always a little weird to be on the other side of the camera....I can attest to that, and I'm sure Whitney would agree with me. Being the photographer, it's much easier to be the one saying "It's fine...you are doing great....and these look awesome". The hard part is trying to be fine, trying to do great, and trusting that they look awesome.
She could have fooled me though.....I had a lot of fun with Whitney, Mike and Bear.....and she DID do great. Whitney - you're a treasure, and I'm glad that we got to hang out and do this together. Just like your husband Mike was saying, you're beautiful!! I hope you see it too in your story!
For more Whitney, check out the slideshow.