the why

Our mission at Annie Whittington Photography is to celebrate family life and preserve cherished memories.  Through joyful imagery and the finest quality print products, we strive to provide meaningful family heirlooms that both showcase the family bond and preserve that legacy as treasured inspiration for future generations. 



The AW Mission Statement

explore the difference

what makes the aw experience different?

you become like family



My specialty is heirloom-worthy printed artwork from the finest labs around the world: hand crafted albums from Italy, fine art prints in folios from Ireland, and museum-quality wall art. As a hybrid photographer, I offer both printed artwork and digital negatives, but I am a lover of printing for heirlooms. By heirlooms, I mean your artwork isn't just beautiful. It is crafted to stand the test of time, 100 years or more, and can to be passed down to the next generation.  I believe that your memories are not meant to become "digital dust" on a hard drive. They are meant to bring joy and showcased as beautiful art.


I am honored to have been named Main Line's Best Photographer of 2019 because of the wonderful families who nominated me. Their testimonials had one thing in common: I went the extra mile with genuine care for their needs.   I love taking the time to get to know you and what makes your family unique.  It helps me know how to best serve you.  In fact, I intentionally limit my sessions per month so that I can serve my families to the fullest - no rushing, no cutting corners.  I work with my heart, and that requires that I give my full attention and time, just as I would for family. 


"I am not photogenic." "Where are quality places to print?"  I used to hear these words before every session, so I decided to take the guesswork out of it. With AW Photography, I coach you into your best experience.  Before our session even begins, we'll dream up your ideal portrait and plan details to make it happen at your complementary consultation.  You'll also receive my exclusive Style Guide Magazine for tips on how to dress and coordinate best for your portraits.  At our session I'll coach you into flattering poses.  On top of it all, since I work with the best labs around the world, you don't need to worry about who to trust to print your treasured memories. I take care of it all for you! This is a fun, easy, luxury experience with all of the guesswork taken out.  So you can just relax and enjoy.

explore the process

Heirloom art vs. "digital dust"

My clients are treated like family

I guide you each step of the way

THE Portrait  PROCESS

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1.  First we'll chat over the phone.

Are we a good fit?
I want to get to know you and your family. We'll chat about designing the perfect session for you and what products you might be interested in. 

After chatting on the phone, we'll talk about setting up a consultation at your home.  During this time, I bring samples of the beautiful products that I offer so you can touch and feel the difference of an heirloom album from Italy and the museum quality difference of our canvases. We'll talk about wardrobe styling as well as other session details and you'll receive my exclusive Style Guide Magazine. This is the time when I answer any questions, guide you toward planning a great session and make it official with an agreement! 

2. You're ready for your complementary consultation.

At your outdoor session, I'll coach you into poses that are most flattering for you and your family. We'll be sure to get a good mix of traditional portraits as well as some candid shots that show who you authentically are together as a family.

It's time to relax, have fun, laugh a lot and love each other. I'll take care of the rest!

3. Your session. 

This is the big day!  A few weeks after your session, I will have prepared a slideshow of your images retouched in my signature style.  This is also the time when you'll decide which images you want to have printed as heirloom albums, canvases, prints, or all three!  Digitals can be ordered separately as a complete set, or come complementary with the corresponding products that you choose to order. 

4. The reveal/ordering appointment.

Depending on your product order(s), we will set up a time for you to pick up your products.  Congratulations! You now have beautiful family heirlooms to treasure and pass down for generations.

5. Your order is here!

"Annie Whittington Photography is hands down and undoubtedly the most incredible photographer on the Main Line. I cannot rave more about the amazing job she has done on our multiple family photo sessions. Not only was she amazing with our two children ... but she had an endless array of helpful tips and poses for us to get the best possible photos!  If you're in search of a photographer who will authentically portray your family in the most lovely way, look no further!

- Betsy

 "hands down and undoubtedly the most incredible photographer on the Main Line."

KIND WORDS

"Working with Annie on our maternity shoot was the easiest and most natural experience we've ever had with a photographer! She made sure we both looked fantastic and the pictures came out phenomenal!! We will definitely be using her again and again!!"

- Michelle & Rich

 "the easiest and most natural experience we've ever had with a photographer"

KIND WORDS

We are so SO happy we hired Annie for our Maternity photo session ... her photography style captured our personalities and excitement—unlike other photographers whose poses are more “staged and rigid.” Annie really paid attention to the little details... She has such a creative eye and is an absolute pleasure to work with." 

- Gina & Martin

"She has such a creative eye and is an absolute pleasure to work with."

KIND WORDS

We cannot say good enough things about the entire experience. We don't exactly love getting our pictures taken, but Annie made us feel extremely comfortable and worked very well with us for positions and angles that made us feel more confident during the shoot. Annie took all of our wants into consideration ...it's going to be very difficult choosing which ones we want to blow up for our walls! 

- Chelsea & Matt

"it's going to be very difficult choosing which ones we want to blow up for our walls! "

KIND WORDS

Finding and working with Annie was a total blessing. She did our engagement and wedding photos. We were blown away by how fun and easy she made the process. And the pictures were phenomenal... They are cherished memories for years to come. And when we wanted to do a family session, it wasn't even a thought to go anywhere else. I highly recommend Annie to anyone I meet.

- Lori, an AW Bride

"We were blown away by how fun and easy she made the process."

KIND WORDS

Annie did my daughters First Holy Communion photos and she captured the true spirit of my daughter and the occasion in a way I have never seen before. My daughter and I both loved working with her. She has a true gift!

- Melissa

"My daughter and I both loved working with her. She has a true gift!"

Kind Words

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