Kids Crown Awards 2017

It’s very humbling to receive a 2017 South Florida Parenting Magazine’s Kids Crown Award for Best Family Photographer.   Thank you so much for the love and support of clients, family, and friends over the years.  This September is Courtney Studio’s 10th Anniversary.  I’m pretty excited about that.  As I reflect on the last 10 years and look toward the next 10, and mix that with this amazing award I’ve just won, it’s kind of surreal.  There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with being the “best” of anything.  I definitely don’t take that lightly.  More than anything, I want to do the best for my community.  Our community, you, that has supported me over the last 10 years, allowing me to create this dream life for myself and my family.  I’ve learned over the past 10 years that owning a small business is less about creating beautiful portrait art for clients, but rather instead, more about creating a beautiful and lasting impact in my community.  Using photography as a way to help and support causes close to my heart is truly the best part of my job.





ps-now check out these super handsome brothers


Clara Mae

Meet Miss Clara Mae,  10 day old baby girl.  I’ve known her amazing mom and dad since spring of 2011 when I photographed their engagement session and then their wedding in June of 2011.  I love how things come full circle and I’m now able to capture their beautiful little Clara.  You can see highlights from that wedding here.

I shot the image below from the balcony of their hotel room on the morning of their wedding.  It was a gorgeous day.  I love that they had it made into a 16×20 gallery canvas and have it hanging in their bedroom.


More memories from their engagement session and wedding day.

Connor and Olivia

It’s no secret that I love photographing twins.  Meet Connor and Olivia, two weeks old.  I was excited when new daddies Chris and Ryan asked me to capture this very special and fleeting time in their lives.

I definitely approach newborn portraits a bit differently.   I prefer to do them in the home and I like to keep props at a minimum.  I only come with a camera and like to use things that are found in the home.  Integrating things that are special and meaningful to the family.

Newborn portraits are best when scheduled within the first 14 days after birth.  If you’re having a baby I’d love to chat with you.  954-558-6893

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Mother’s Day Portraits

Some beautiful mamas and their adorable kiddos came through the studio on Saturday.  Scroll down for a few sneak peaks.

I’m still celebrating Mother’s Day.   Book your custom portrait session before May 14 and receive a complimentary $100 print credit to use towards your future order.  I have a few appointments available this Saturday (hint, hint).  954-367-6821

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Newborn Smiles

There’s nothing quite like the perfection of a newborn smile.

Having a baby?  It’s never too early to schedule your newborn portrait session.  Always best within the first two weeks.

This Saturday, April 29 are exclusive portrait sessions especially for mama’s and their kiddos.  These limited sessions are $100 and include a $100 print credit, making the session complimentary.  Contact the studio to schedule your appointment.  954-367-6821

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Zach, Sam & Alex

Meet Zach, Sam & Alex.  They came to play with me one Saturday at the studio.  We split the time between “inside” and exploring some great “outside” spots on the streets of Downtown Hollywood.

Mom decided on this 10×10 linen album with custom jacket to showcase and enjoy her family portraits.

I met this amazing family at Lehrman Community Day School.  For the past few years, I’ve spent a lot of time at the school photographing the students and staff for marketing as well as the students’ official school portraits.   It’s been great getting to know the students as I’ve watched many of them grow up.

Also, don’t forget, any custom portrait session booked between now and Mother’s Day will receive a $100 print credit to be used towards the future print order.  Schedule your session today.

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Star Wars

It’s no lie that my son loves to geek out on some Star Wars.  I’ve been meaning to use this in the studio for the longest time.  After two days of being home with me because of strep throat, Owen finally agreed to a quick portrait session.

Do you have a huge Star Wars fan?  A portrait session with a Star Wars edge could be in your future.  (Remember, I’m including a $100 print credit with any session booked between now and Mother’s Day, May 14th.

Voting for the 2017 South Florida Parenting Magazine’s Kids Crown Awards is LIVE.  I honored to be nominated for Best Family Photography.  I’d be truly appreciative if you would take the time to vote.  I can be found on the fourth page under “Family Shopping & Services”.  Vote here  954-367-6821

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Custom Portrait Collage

The studio’s most popular portrait option is the custom collage.  With a choice of 9 or 16 images and starting at a size of 20×20, the custom collage is a fabulous way to have a statement of piece of portrait art without a huge wall space commitment.

The weather right now is PERFECT for a custom family portrait session.  Mother’s Day is around the corner and portraits make fabulous gifts.

I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to whoever nominated me as a “KIDS CROWN NOMINEE” for Best Family Photographer in South Florida Parenting Magazine.  Voting will start soon.  Stay tuned for more details.

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This portrait cracks me up. Didn’t make the collage, but definitely brings a smile to my face.



World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day.  What is Down Syndrome?  Most people have 23 pairs of chromosomes, people with Down syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome.  Which is why 3/21 is recognized as World Down Syndrome Day.  This past Saturday was the third annual “I EXTRA Love You” portrait exhibit.   This portrait project is a labor of love between myself and dear friend, Daniela Roeder.  Daniela’s younger brother, Alex has Down Syndrome.  This year it was important to both Daniela and I to showcase the special relationship/bond between siblings.  Daniela, being very close to her brother and an advocate for him and all individuals with Down Syndrome really wanted to show the love that is there.  Myself as the photographer was always so interested in watching the dynamic between siblings when they would come into the studio for the actual “I EXTRA Love You” portrait day.  The sibling always seemed to stand in the shadow of the one with Down Syndrome.    So it was really exciting when Daniela and I met to discuss this year’s event and we both wanted to add a new feature and photograph the sibling groups together.

On Saturday,  55 gorgeous individual portraits were on display at Gallery 2014, as well as 19 sibling portraits, as a part of Downtown Hollywood’s Art Walk celebrating World Down Syndrome Day.

To see the entire “I EXTRA Love You” 2017 portrait collection click here.

2016 here

2015 here

A huge thank you to Gallery 2014 and the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization.  Without your cooperation this portrait exhibit would not have been possible.