Native Iris Photography
Natural Light | Loveland, OH

W H I T N E Y & I R I S


Whitney A. Pelfrey

Well hello new friend. My name is Whitney! You're probably here because you are wondering who I am. Allow me to fill you in ...

Whitney the Photographer:
As much as I like to think my photos speak for themselves, I know that's not always the case. In the next paragraph I'm going to speak on what I hold in high value as a photographer. I'll keep is short and sweet!

The best way I can explain my photography style is with a simple phrase. It's a phrase that is starting to become my business motto:: I do not pose my clients, I direct moments with my clients. After many years of practicing this craft, I've found the best way to capture raw moments is to quickly prove to you that I am here to make you look and feel your best and not make you look or feel awkward! The moment you realize I'm 100% on your side, your entire countenance will change and your guard will begin to drop. This type of photography is called "Lifestyle Photography", it's not easy but it's SO worth it. At the end of the day I am an artist who lives off of freelance work and my small business, and I love it!

My composition + natural life + your personality and passion for life = Precious Photographs.

Whitney the Person:
I've been infatuated with photography since I was 15 years young... and I'm now 26. That's a long time to be sticking with any one hobby.  I had a great front row seat into the life of a photographer from my older sister, Stephanie. Stephanie had a great reputation with her photography business but most importantly with how she treated her clients. I admired what she did and was proud to work along side her when I could. She has since packed up her family and moved to Tanzania, Africa as she runs her mission work. I would be honored if you could take a look at what she's doing, she's wonderful! SIFA THREADS.

SO, in 2010 I started my own little business under my own little name in, I was 19. It was a struggle to start, but I've been in love ever since. Since then, life has brought me many changes, but it was all for the better! I was blessed with a beautiful little girl just days before my 21 birthday! Sweet little Iris Danielle has been the biggest blessing in my life. I squeeze her entirely too much, but she doesn't know it's a bad thing yet. Iris likes to make visits with me on photo shoots and is just the funniest little assistant. I can't wait to show her the world of photography. I look forward to teaching her how to create and capture raw moments and showing her the joy and happiness we can get through images. I also look forward to her teaching me what's cool and trendy these days.... It's a win win partnership we have goin' on.

Oh, and in case you are wonder... Yes, I did use to be blonde. Photos of me as a blonde will pop up from time to time. Fear not, for it is I.

Life is good and beautiful for me and Iris. It's very difficult being a single mom while running a business by myself. But I'm surrounded by a beautiful support system who reminds me that I'm doing ok. And I think I'm starting to believe them ;]

So it's Iris and I against the world!

Aaaand that's all I've got for ya. Cheers to a lovely life! And Cheers to whoever read through these paragraphs. Iris and I are sending love and good vibes!

..... still can't get enough of me? Stop by my blog page to see what trouble I've been getting myself into.