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Hi, I’m Sally Whetten. I’m an Arizona native who is best know as a mom of six kids. I have recently become obsessed with listening to podcasts and can’t get enough of watching home improvement and decorating shows. My fondest food loves are pizza and dark chocolate (with sea salt), and I am extremely blessed […]

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Are you having a baby in 2018? If you book your newborn session with Sally Whetten Photography in 2018 you are automatically enrolled in PhotoFunday! The studio is open every third Tuesday afternoon from 12:30-2:30 pm for you to come in and receive a FREE picture of your baby. Please read here what the requirements […]


It’s coming. It’s brutal What am I referring to?  Summer in the AZ desert. You walk outside and feel your skin burning immediately. But you have kids, and they want – NEED – to get out of the house! (let’s be honest, so does Mama!)  Even if it is 115 degrees out there. What can […]

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What makes you go awwww? How about puppies? Or any baby animal, for that matter. Not that I’m calling newborn babies “baby animals”, but a squishy, soft, sweet new baby is DEFINITELY an image that draws an “AWWWWWW!!!” out of most anyone. Don’t those big, bright eyes just draw you in? And his sweet little […]


The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift. Sounds elusive, doesn’t it? What do you give the person who has everything? If you’re like me, you ask yourself this every. year. Well, this year I’ve got you covered! Go ahead and breathe that sigh of relief. 🙂 What could be this good, you ask? It’s actually not just […]


I went on a hunt and found several apps that can make life so much easier for a new mom. Here are some of my favorites: Are you breastfeeding? It’s helpful when you are starting out to log your feedings. Keeping track of a pen and paper can be such a pain! Check out these apps […]


I am so excited to share this newborn session with you! As a baby photographer in AZ, I get to see many, many precious newborn babies. And I love sharing their stories. But this little guy’s story had to wait. He was a foster child when we took his newborn pictures, so none of his […]


Oh, Dennis. Have you ever wished you had the skin of a baby again? That baby soft, smooth, gorgeous skin? Well, I do all the time but especially after this little guy. It’s not every day I get such a dark skinned beauty in the studio! As a Mesa Newborn Photographer, I feel like the […]


Do you do anything fun for St. Patrick’s Day? Now, I don’t have a lot of Irish blood in me (although my DNA test results say I do have some!), but I love a good holiday as an excuse to do something fun with my family. We do the usual – wear green, pinch each […]

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It’s Valentine’s Day and you don’t want to go with the same gifts you have given year after year. Chocolates, flowers, and jewelry are great, but photo gifts can really touch the heart like nothing else. Here are my top five ideas for Valentine’s photo gifts: Photo books – My favorite places to print photo […]

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