Valentines Day

Didn’t we just put the Christmas Tree away, and now I’m here already talking “Valentines”?!?  Well, it’s a reality.  It’s everywhere, and Courtney Studios is jumping on the bandwagon.  Custom Valentine Cards are perfect for your adorable, fashion forward kiddo.

Custom Valentine Cards are being offered at 50% off studio price when ordered between now and January 31. 

Make your appointment today.

courtney@courtneystudios   954-367-6821

See you soon,






One of my major tips I give new clients, especially moms prior to their custom portrait session is, “Get your makeup done.”  I’m all about creating a positive portrait experience and it begins before you even walk through the studio doors.  When mama feels confident at the start of her portrait session the final product is all that much more fabulous.  So with that in mind, I am excited to announce that Courtney Studios now has an official makeup line available in the studio.  Whether you want to just touch up your lips or start a complete skin care regimen.



To say I’m in love with this line of skin care and cosmetics would be an understatement.  Not only is it beautiful and chic in it’s packaging, but it’s high performance and above all else it’s SAFE!!!

“What does SAFE mean?” you might ask.


Beautycounter has built a list of 1,500 ingredients they will never use in any of their products. (see just a sampling below)  They have a bold vision devoted to progress, truth, safety and health.  And I’m pretty excited about it.

The Beautycounter skincare and makeup collections are available at the studio.  I’d love for you to stop by and take a look.  I guarantee you’ll love it as much as I do.
In the meantime check it out here.
With Beautycounter you can look and feel camera ready all the time.
See you soon,



We had such fun with these cuties in the studio for their custom portrait session.  Lots of playing, running, and loving went on and I was super happy to be a part of it.

Holiday sessions are in full swing.  There are still appointments available.  954-367-6821

See you soon,


ps-Don’t forget our Trick or Treat event to benefit the Mobile School Pantry on Saturday, October 31, 12-4.  Details below.

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Holiday Card Time

Don’t wait till the last minute to get those holiday cards done and out to all your friends and family.  I am totally in love with the new modern and clean designs that we are offering this year.  It goes great with the clean style of the new studio and the look of the portraits we are creating inside.

Let us design something completely custom to you.

Did you work with the studio earlier in the year?  No worries, just give us a call and we can create a card with portraits taken anytime during 2015.

Book your custom portrait session today.  Email or give us a call. or 954-367-6821

See you soon,


jaeger localmomfront rexfrontDon’t forget our first studio Boudoir Bash is Friday, November 13.  Do it for yourself or someone you love.


Holiday Time

October is here and it’s time to start thinking about your annual family portrait.  Framed prints make the perfect gift for close family and friends.   Custom portrait sessions in the studio start at $150.

Email or call 954-367-6821 for more information.

These two cuties belong to Heather of Local Mom Scoop.  They got a definite head start on their holiday cards.  Love the clothes?  Available from Once Upon a Time in Delray Beach, Florida.

See you soon,


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Get Your Sexy On

The first official boudoir bash date has been announced.  Give YOURSELF the gift of sexy.  Gift certificates available.




They Say It’s Your Birthday!

September is a really huge month here at the studio.  It’s the start of our very busy fall season (our busiest time of the year) but it also marks the studio’s anniversary.  It was 8 years ago, in September of 2007 that Courtney Studios (Candids by Courtney) began.  We’ve been through lots of changes…Candids by Courtney…Courtney Ortiz Photography…Courtney Studios.  4 websites…It’s been an amazing journey and I couldn’t be more proud of what I have built over the last 8 years when I first had the idea of “hey, a portrait business would be fun”.

To celebrate this milestone, I have some amazing GIVEAWAYS!!!!  Here goes…Book your newborn session during the month of September. (even if you just got the great news!) and receive a complimentary Cake Smash session.

That’s only the first of many surprises in store for the studio’s birthday month.  Keep an eye out in your inbox, check by the blog, and make sure you “like” us on facebook.  Oh, did I mention you can also follow us on instagram???

This little guy came by to celebrate his first birthday here at the studio.  Happy birthday CJ.

See you soon,


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Matilda Jane Trunk Show

If you know me even a little bit, you know how much I love Matilda Jane Clothing for girls.  If Anthro had a baby, it would be Matilda Jane.  I am excited to host a trunk show here at the studio this Thursday from 11-1.  The styles are adorable and timeless (and completely age appropriate if you catch my drift), perfect for back to school.  We’re also collecting lunchboxes full of lunchbox snacks to benefit Mobile School Pantry.  I can’t sing their praises enough.  Mobile School Pantry brings food to families in need to the school for distribution rather than having families go to a food bank or soup kitchen.  Take a minute and check out their website.  And then stop by the studio on Thursday to drop off your lunchbox full of lunchbox snacks.

matildajanead Fill-A-Lunch-boxAnd because I can’t post without a picture…’s this for cuteness overload?


Contest Time!!!

It was an absolute pleasure spending some time with Miami’s own Maria Tettamanti “The Wordy Girl”-Miami’s fashion authority/blogger and her gorgeous family.  Their fabulous style comes only second to the gorgeousness of those kiddos.  And did I mention FUN?!?

It goes from ZERO….


TO SIXTY in a matter of seconds…


Love these two portraits?  See more Maria’s custom family portrait session here.     Maria and I teamed together for an amazing portrait giveaway on her blog The Wordy Girl.  Check it out and ENTER!

Maria’s blog The Wordy Girl is in the running for Best Fashion blog in Miami.  Do me a solid and VOTE NOW!




Signature 16 Collage

At Courtney Studios we offer a ton of final portrait art options from framed single prints to gorgeous custom designed collages.  This Signature 16 is one of the studio’s signature and most popular options.  Starting at 20×20 the Signature 16 collage highlights 16 of your favorite portraits from you custom photography session in one statement art piece.  All Signature 16 collages come ready to hang and in a variety of mounts.  The first image is the digital proof.   All custom designed pieces need approval from the client before being printed.

sweet_16lowresThis is the Signature 16 printed and mounted on the fabulous Acrylic Standout mount.  This one is particular is a 30×30. (Unfortunately taken with my iPhone 6 on the day it was delivered and installed).  The acrylic reflects light beautifully and is truly a modern piece of portrait art.


The Signature 16 starts at $500 for a 20×20 printed on a 3/4in mount.  The 3/4 inch mount comes ready to hang and is a great addition to any home decor.



The June Newsletter is live. Holiday Mini Sessions (in July) dates are available here!