Highly sought after local photographer Courtney Nicole Photography is this weeks Vendor of the Week! Read more below...
How did you get started as a photographer?
I began as a family photographer back in my (former) home-state of California. About a year into my career I was asked to photograph a wedding, and after my first I was hooked! I began to eat, sleep, and breathe wedding photography. After five years my husband, Josh, joined the team and a year ago James joined us. The rest is history!
How many years have you been in business?
I’m 7 years and two states strong.
What types of photography services do you offer?
Besides weddings, I offer family, maternity, and newborn photography. Josh and James offer commercial photography.
Tell me about your wedding packages?
We offer everything from elopements to full day coverage. All of our packages include artistically retouched digital images, with our top packages including canvases and wedding albums. Because we're a team, we're able to offer packages with two photographers and a videographer.
What type of camera/equipment do you use?
I’m a Pentax shooter which often comes as a surprise to people. I specifically chose it because, besides being a high resolution full-frame camera with amazing dynamic range, it is extremely durable and weather resistant - so important for our Florida weather. So when it rains I'll still be front and center, no need to take cover. At a wedding I’ll typically have a 24-70, 70-200, and an 85 lens in my bag. Josh uses Sony for videography.
What programs do you use for editing?
I edit all photos in Adobe Photoshop. Josh edits videos in Adobe Premier Pro.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
I’m very professional yet very personable. I have a commercial studio where I meet my couples and all my contracts and invoices are done online, in a very user-friendly program. I take the time to get to know my couples and usually helping them plan their special day. Whether it be the timeline or giving them vendor information I like to not only provide beautiful photographs – but a beautiful experience. A lot of my brides end up returning a year or so later for their maternity and newborn photos, so I end up creating special bonds as I watch their story unfold.
Has your work earned any awards? I’ve earned Top 10 Photographer on Summerana, I'm a Thumbtack top pro, and have been acknowledged by various photography forums.
Where has your work been featured?
The Sun Star newspaper interviewed me about the local wedding industry, I’ve been on ABC News Channel 7 for an interview in my studio, and I’ve been published in Grandeur magazine.
Do you have any special offers or promotions?
Yes! I bundle with the highly sought after All Event Entertainment. He offers DJ and a magic mirror photo booth. When bundled with him I take 10% off any photography session, and I offer a bundle package when adding on videography.
How can you be reached?
Check out my website www.courtneynicolephotos.com and I have multiple ways of being reached. Thanks!