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 a family 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.


We can’t say enough about the professionalism, integrity, and talent of this true artist!
— Tyler M. (wedding client review)

Shana Wooley is the head of W the Studio. A native of "the south" she moved to Kansas City in 2012.  Shana studied photography at Austin Peay University and started W the Studio in 2007.  Shana is passionate about "beauty in all that surrounds us" and she works hard to "tell your story in a timeless way".  She resides in Kansas with her husband (and biggest fan), Josh; and her "tinybff" , Luke.