My entire life I have been bullied for my unique style, weight and short hair. I was so used to the negativity, I found myself in one destructive relationship after another. My self-confidence was non-existent. I saw beautiful women covered with tattoos who would take pictures, and I would be envious of their confidence and pride in themselves. When I graduated from beauty school, a lot of people who doubted me, asked me, “so now what you just cut hair forever?” This did not satisfy me. I wanted to do everything but was doubtful and felt I could do so little. Fil Wathen then approached me years after a conversation we had once had, saying he wanted to build a portfolio. I was nervous, but at this point why not? I have already done so much on my own, maybe I needed to see myself through someone else's eyes for once. So I did it. This was the one thing I had always wanted to do but never felt good enough for. It was the best idea ever. I gained so much self-esteem and I found beauty in my flaws. Fil and his wife, Lisa, made me so comfortable and helped coach me through all of it. The whole shoot not only helped me with my business, but with my social anxiety, self esteem, and created a great friendship. I recommend if even just for yourself, DO IT! See the difference it will make.
Love always, Jax Mosier
My husband and I absolutely LOVE Fil Wathen's work! We have used him for our family Christmas pictures, special events in our lives, and even recently our daughters newborn pictures. He is able to capture exactly what I want every time and is literally a joy to work with. We love the creative ideas he brings to the table and the props he provides brings it all together perfectly. We loved that we never have to wait long to receive our pictures, and the quality is fantastic! If you are looking for someone who is family friendly, professional, and is able to pull off great shots in any condition, we highly recommend him! :)
Hey Fil and Lisa,
Wanted to thank you for all of your effort in making our family photo shoot an enjoyable experience. The headshots turned out great, and we were able to build our Christmas card online with the family shots. You guys did a great job getting our kids to smile, and the family shot with our dog was our favorite.
Anyone looking for a great photographer?? I have just the people for you! Fil and Lisa Wathen are amazingly talented. They took a group of people who hate getting their picture taken and made the experience truly fun and exciting. They have an amazing vision and capture some special moments that you'll never want to forget. We immediately felt like they were family and that made us all feel very comfortable and trusting. I cannot recommend them enough or sing their praises any higher
- Sarah Spratlen
I would like to thank Fil and his wife for making both of our photo shoots so much fun! Fil did newborn photos of my grandson and senior pictures of my daughter. I am amazed at the talent and patience they both have. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to the next shoot!
-Lori Ann Spearin Frye
I cannot give enough praise to Fil and his wife Lisa for their work as my wedding photographers!
Fil and Lisa made sure to meet with my Fiance and I weeks before the wedding to discuss timelines, specific details, and a shotlist.
The day of the event Fil and Lisa worked as a perfect team capturing not only pictures, but creating a beautiful love story through the expression of pictures. With their talent and unique eye for creativity I was given more breathtaking photos of my new Husband and I than I could have hoped for!
I highly recommend FilWMedia for their exceptional services and will not hesitate to hire them for my next photography needs! Fil and Lisa you guys are the best! Thank you for the captured memories you have given me!
AMAZING experience! Fil and Lisa are so professional and fun! We hired them for engagement, bridal, and wedding! They are very hard working and have produced beautiful images! I love all my pictures! We can’t wait to continue to use them! I highly recommend this company. You will be very happy with your images