Hello Bride-to-be and Welcome! This is such an exciting time for you! I’m Courtney and the proud owner of Courtney Carney Photography! I’m so excited that you found me and because I believe that getting to know my clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience, I’d love to tell you a litte about myself! Here are a few things you should know!
- I am married to my favorite person in the whole world, my wonderful husband Jon.
- We’ve been married since 05-28-11. (Best. Day. Ever.)
- We have two amazing children, Jackson and Harper, that keep us on our toes! -We also have one spoiled puppy named Jason.
-I live in Indianapolis, Indiana but I love to travel. My dream destination right now is to see the rolling green hills of Ireland!
- I started my business in 2011 not long after leaving college.
- I worked for 6 years with Starbucks and am fueled most days by large quantities of caffeine.
- I am an incurable bookworm. When I’m not chasing kids around, you’ll nd me curled in the corner with my nose in a book. (I’m a sucker for a good romance novel!)
- I love creating beautiful images but more importantly, I love serving couples on one of the greatest days of their lives!!
"She captured every single internal butterfly (read: me reading my vows over and over and over again), every tear dropped, every smile beamed and every glance given. She fit into the wedding puzzle perfectly. She made us laugh when we needed to laugh ("now is the time you can whisper anything to her Matt... ANYTHING"), she managed to get us where we needed to be when we needed to be there without letting us know she was keeping us on schedule. Courtney captured what I could never put into words. She captured pure happiness, raw emotion and put it into art."
- Jessica & Matt
"With the pictures that Courtney took for our wedding, I was absolutely blown away! Meeting Courtney in person was even more of a pleasure. She is the SWEETEST and so personable. Having two kids of her own, she was able to wrangle my little nephews and have them be engaged in the family photos. Also, she got our pictures back to us SO fast. And I will say again... they were a-m-a-z-i-n-g. Our wedding was two weeks ago, and Courtney and I still chat and interact on social media. I truly feel lucky to have found Courtney and her talent."
- Taylor & Derek
"She made absolutely beautiful images that we can't get enough of, and she went above and beyond as more than just a photographer! Courtney helped us prepare little wedding details and even teamed up with the DJ to help keep our reception on track. She is a blast to work with and makes taking pictures fun, and we look forward to doing future sessions with Courtney! If you are looking for a photographer, she's the one!"
- Emily & Dustin
"The day of my wedding she was definitely the calm I needed to the chaotic day, she helped in anyway she could and made me, my husband, my wedding party and my family feel beyond beautiful! These are pictures I will be looking at for the rest of my life and I still get teary eyed when I go through our album. I cannot say enough about her and her work! The second you meet her she is so warm and welcoming which is incredibly hard to find these days, I not only found an amazing photographer, but I also found a forever friend."
- Ana & Justin
Crown Point, Indiana
I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over! My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images!
When I think back to my wedding day, I remember amazing memories.... but most of the moments I remember really well are the instances that were captured in my pictures. They are priceless to me. Our photographer made us feel so incredibly comfortable and for the first time, I experienced what it feels like to be in front of the camera as a bride. Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience..... shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? I think so! My goal is to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s to create an experience that they will never forget.
One way I ensure that my brides and grooms enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with my couples. I try my best to make sure that all of my couples are the PERFECT fit for me before of officially booking. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them! After booking, I love getting to know my clients through an ENGAGEMENT SESSION that helps them warm up to the camera so that they are ready to rock and roll on the wedding day! By the time the wedding day arrives, my clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography! Now that you know a little bit about my approach to the wedding day, you can continue reading to find more detailed information about THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE!
The Wedding Experience
CUSTOM COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
The Wedding Experience
Custom packages are available upon request
*A 50% deposit and signed contract is due to reserve one’s date & can be completed online.
**A 7% IN sales tax will be added to all packages and options
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 60 miles. Ask for details.
Handcrafted Albums are the perfect way to remember your wedding day
Your first decision as an engaged couple is to set priorities for your wedding planning. You have to decide what you value most. Is it the dress? The food? The Venue? As a bride AND photographer, I believe that couples should make their photography a top priority. After the big day is over, you will leave your reception with a spouse & your pictures.... that’s it! All of that planning and preparation is over in a matter of hours! So if you’re choosing to invest in high quality photography, those images deserve a classy, elegant home after the wedding.
I offer high end Heirloom Albums for my wedding clients. The images are printed straight onto the pages and the covers are wrapped with top of the line leather, suedes, or fabrics. This is the perfect ending to The Wedding Experience and it’s a keepsake that you will be showing your children and grandchildren one day!
30 page 10x10 album
Additional 2-page Spread: $50
(8x8, 20 pages)
Custom Photo Cover: $500
Additional 2-page Spread: $40 each
CUSTOM GUEST BOOK
I am more than willing to travel for engagement sessions! I actually love it when my couples ask me to photograph them in a location that means something special to them! I book engagement sessions at least two months in advance and 60 miles of travel are included.
I average 75-100 images per hour that I’m shooting. I love deliver- ing my client’s les quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. I believe in freely sharing my work because that is what we would want if we were in your shoes!
I am often asked if 8 hours is enough time to capture the full wedding story and the answer is yes! My main goal right now is securing and saving your date. You can always add additional coverage as we get closer to the big day and we have a good idea of your timeline.
MY SHOOTING STYLE
I love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done while staying on schedule. There will also be moments when you shouldn’t even know that I’m there. (The ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.) I teach my couples how to pose, model and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from me!
Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have de- cided that my Wedding Experience is exactly what you’re looking for on your wedding day, the next step is a booking proposal. I will create an online proposal that will walk you through the package and when you’re ready you can save your date by signing your contract and pay- ing your deposit online.
I’m so glad you contacted me! Enjoy this season of engagement and get excited about your BIG DAY because it’s going to be fabulous! Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you’re marrying the love of your life and that’s all that really matters. Congratulations on your engagement and I look forward to hearing from you! Be sure to visit the BLOG to view my most recent weddings!
You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for reaching out! Watch out for an email from me within the next 24 hours for us to connect!!