We had a chat with Whitney and David to learn more about their photography business, and what motivates them.
A little bit of background on David & Whitney
Whitney Scott Photography is based in Arkansas and started as a family hobby. Whitney has loved photography since high school, and David is the ultimate computer geek! A business in photography was the perfect blending of their talents that has gone from strength to strength since it began.
The Scott’s have photographed a little bit of everything, from the CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, to magazine covers, to big rig truck calendars and once, a model in a ballgown they created out of trash. Most. Fun. Ever. The heart and soul of their business, however, is the everyday families whose relationships they photograph in ways that capture personality and connection. They are sought after educators in the professional photographic community and can frequently be found speaking at conferences and workshops across the US.
This year they've embarked on a new venture with fellow photographers, Tavis and Amy Guild, with Tribe of 5, a collection of coach-led mastermind groups designed to give photographers support, community and accountability. You can find out more about it here.
It can be tricky to keep up with the evolution of the modern consumer and to keep an open mind about how you should adapt your business to the ever changing landscape, especially with the speed at which technology is changing. More photographs are being taken than ever before due to the fact that everyone now has a camera in their pocket. So what does that mean for professional photographers like you?
Well for a start, we know that most consumers want a digital copy of their photos. It has become the norm. And we're glad to see that many photographers have embraced that change rather than shying away from it, but does that mean professional photography has to become a digital only service?