Hi there, I am Shana Wooley and the one smiling back at you from behind the camera, helping you plan “all the things”, and standing by you on your big day. I am a native of "the south" (I grew up in Alabama) and I moved to Kansas City in 2012. I studied photography at Austin Peay University and started W the Studio in 2009, (which is the same year that my “tinybff” Luke was born). I met my very amazing husband, Josh, online (so no judgement here if you’ve found the love of your life on the www).
I love my couples fiercely and that love often turns into a wonderful friendship for years after your wedding day is over (bonus points if you are a late night texter and have a love for .gifs and memes).
If you need me, just come over and follow the trail of empty Canada Dry diet ginger ale cans. I am probably snuggled up with my cat Thumbelina (don’t worry, I also have 2 doggies).
MY love languages
good comfy shoes — think chacos and birks 24/7
office supplies — I love post-its in all the GOOD colors and a yummy inky pen
IG — but not because I am stalking wedding photos, you’ll find my search suggestions are mostly kittens, puppies, cuddly animals, and home decor
photos — duh
good design — visually stunning whether through form, color, or creativity
Canada Dry diet ginger ale (see above) and Topo Chico
W the Studio is a Kansas city-based creative studio with a passion for photography and thoughtful design. Our goal is to create lasting and meaningful relationships with our clients by crafting stories that touch people on a personal level and leave a lasting impression.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula for our clients. We shape our team and our process around each unique request.
We combine strong visuals, powerful storytelling and best-in-class production to create an engaging and memorable experience. Whether we are architecting your engagement session or crafting the perfect setup for your wedding, we extend the same set of quality principals to ensure that you have a fabulous experience and a wonderful preservation of important memories and milestones.
Yeah, yeah, that sounds great but what does that mean?
It means, you are one-of-a kind and so is your wedding. While we make sure we are doing our best to shoot technically “correct” photos, it is YOUR day. We are along for the ride and we will help you in whatever way we can serve you best. YOU ARE MAGIC and your day deserves to be shot in a way that reminds you of that when you look at these photos with your grandkids someday.
It also means that we show you REAL WEDDINGS (not styled shoots) through and through. It means that we work to trouble shoot and dare we admit, learn new skills, to make your day freaking fabulous from our end.
It also means that we are here to SERVE YOU. These wedding photos are FOR YOU. We are privileged and extremely honored to have a front row seat to one of the greatest days of your life.