Whitney Cooley Photography Austin Family Photographer

I’m a parent too… I see you.

Photographing families is my jam. I feel very comfortable around kids of all ages (the perks of being a former teacher). I go into every session with the same hopes: to capture connection, emotion, and love that we often times can’t completely recall when thinking back to different periods of our lives. I totally get it! I am a mom myself, so I completely understand the blur of it all and how hard it is to remember certain stages. Yet, I still remember the feeling of never wanting to forget the tender moments or the funny ones.

I grew up in Newbury Park, California and moved to San Francisco in 2011 after meeting my now husband on match.com (turns out dating sites can work!). We loved making SF our home for 7 years. I was an elementary school teacher for many years, little kids are some of my most favorite people on the planet. During our years in SF, we welcomed two little boys! City life with kids was crazy, hard at times, yet extremely fun. In 2017, we relocated to Austin, TX and are loving it! Austin is a great city for families and creatives. I also love their love of beer and play-scapes at most eateries.

Photographing your family at every stage is incredibly valuable and important. Let’s do it before it passes!


My sweet family… I already feel like we’ve all grown so much since we did this!