Hello! I'm so glad you're here!
My name is Amy and my husband, Steven, and I are owners of WPV. We are based in Paducah, Kentucky. We established our business in September of 2013, and it’s been a wonderful journey. Our oldest son, Devon, was born in February of 2012, and he was (and still is!) a very photogenic child. We loved seeing him grow through his first year of life, and documented his journey through photos every month. Those photos along with the first year photos of Zackary, his younger brother, decorate the hallway of our home. I am so glad to have those photos to look back on that time of life.
On Labor Day weekend of 2013, we decided to see where a photography business would lead us. I was so very excited to have a creative outlet that could eventually turn into a profitable source of income for our family.
Fast forward to today, and our business has grown exponentially. WPV has become very successful, and I was blessed to shift from a 9:00-5:00 job to doing photography full time in the Fall of 2021. My schedule during that Fall was booked so quickly that I worked nearly every single weekend between the beginning of October to the end of December.
I am so grateful to be able to do what I love to earn a living and provide for my family. The freedom that small business ownership has provided allows me to pursue other interests as well.
I love being at home with my boys, and attending their school functions. Being able to see their smiling faces more everyday has been a blessing.
Drawing, reading, and creative writing have always been hobbies I’ve enjoyed, as well. Now I’m able to invest more time into these, and show my boys how to balance work with fun.
I’m not sure I can fully explain the next one, but I adore looking at big open fields. I hope to own one someday. I’d place a house right in the middle so my kids and grandkids could have a space to play outside.
Watching sunrises and sunsets is an easy one. The glorious colors splashing across the sky look magical. It reminds me of the Creator of the universe, and when I look at a gorgeous sun event, I give Him thanks.
I have to admit, I’m a foodie. I love good food. I love traveling to eat good food, and attempting to cook it myself. If you ask my family, they’d say that I’ve gotten pretty good at it (unless you ask Zackary when the meal is something new, then it’s gross haha).
When I’m not eating, I like to be creative. I own a Cricut, and use vinyl to decorate shirts, hats, signs and wall decals as a creative outlet for some of my visions. You’ll often see me wearing a WPV shirt that I designed for many of my photo sessions. I feel like it’s a perfect representation of who I am as a person.
Last, but certainly not least, is the relationship I have with Jesus. Steven and I try to instill the importance of belief in Jesus as God’s son into our own sons. God’s great grace and blessings have brought me to the place I am today. His provision has allowed me to flourish as a wife, mother and photographer. Without Him, I would be nothing.