Whitney Benton

Tell us about yourself!

I am a wife to my high-school sweetheart, Nik and mother to my two precious cowboys, Leder & Truett! My family and I are blessed to call the High Plains of Eastern Colorado our home, where we farm and ranch for a living. My husband and I take great pride in having the opportunity to raise our children in rural America where they'll learn how to work hard and earn a living doing what they love! Aside from the ranch, I'm also a portrait and wedding photographer and have enjoyed combining my love of photography and the western lifestyle by building a fashion influencer account via Instagram. (@westerncouture)

Why do you want to be a part of the Kimes Ranch Family?

In 2017 when I officially launched my western inspired fashion blog (@westerncouture), I'll never forget that Kimes Ranch was one of the very first companies to reach out and inquire about a collaboration. Not only were they interested in exchanging product for styled promotional content but they also reached out with the opportunity to submit a monthly fashion article on their blog! I was elated and felt especially grateful for the opportunity, especially as a brand new blogger! From the very first pair of Betty 17s to my most recent order, Kimes has simply become the most consistent staple in my wardrobe. From the vest first blog post and every branding or gathering in-between, Kimes has been there! I'm simply a huge fan and would love to showcase my love for the brand in a bigger way!

What are your goals for 2022 with this sponsorship?

After the unexpected loss of my mother in late 2020, I decided to step back from content work and re-focus my priorities. After some slow healing and refocus, I'm so excited to transition back into my role as a western influencer. I'm looking forward to showcasing not only western fashion but also giving my audience a look into our life on the ranch and advocate for women in the farming and ranching community! I'd love to use a potential sponsorship to showcase how easily Kimes can transition from day to day.