Michelle Dempsey, Very Well Written

Meet Michelle Dempsey.  Michelle is President and Founder of Michelle Dempsey Very Well Written.  She is an international published author and business consultant. (See her latest piece for Huffington Post)  And mom.  And superwoman.  And she’s pretty badass.  No one knows the importance of quality branding images than my friend Michelle.  I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle over the past few years, from working on her own professional headshot/branding images to collaborating on the branding imagery of other small businesses. Investing in yourself and your business is key to taking your business to new heights.  Truth be told, I’m updating my own professional headshot next week.  Stay tuned.

Headshot Brunch is almost sold out.  With that, I’ve opened up a new date to accommodate the demand.  The second Headshot Brunch is Thursday, October 12 from 10-2.  Same times, same place, new date.  Headshot Brunch is a mini version of our Complete Branding Photography package.  Receive up to 10 edited, high resolution images from a variety of poses, wardrobe options, and expressions that showcase you and your brand in a style that’s fun and professional.  The cost is $300.  Email or call the studio to reserve your spot today.

courtney@courtneystudios.com  954-367-6821

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Ro Ferrelli

Meet Ro Ferrelli.  She’s an Intuitive Life Coach, motivational speaker, writer and medium.  She’s awesome.  Ro is also in the middle of a rebrand of her business and needed, not just a new headshot, but a library of images of “Ro…just being Ro!”  Together we worked together and created a library of images that Ro can use for all of her marketing, website, social media, PR, online dating (JK She’s married and has a beautiful 7 year old daughter)…all of her needs.  We spent hours that day together in the studio really getting to know eachother and what makes each of us “tick”.  I captured Ro and her brand in a style that’s fun and professional…just like Ro.

The process of branding or rebranding can be daunting, but it also can be fun.  I can bring your brand visually to life.  Let’s chat.


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Join us for Headshot Brunch

First impressions are everything.

Our professional portraits showcase who you are, your brand, in a style that’s fun and professional.

Join us on Thursday, October 5 for

Headshot Brunch

A mini version, of our Personal Brand photography package. Choose up to 10 edited images, with unlimited usage rights, from a variety of poses and expressions that showcase your personal brand.

Did I mention mimosas?

The price is $300.

We’ve just spent the last week preparing for and dealing with Hurricane Irma.  It’s now time to show your business/brand a little love.  Now is the perfect time to refresh and update your professional headshot.

Book your appointment today.  Appointments are available first come first serve.

courtney@courtneystudios.com  954-558-6893

Girls Day

Sometimes you just have to get the girls together.  And that’s what this grandmother did.  She got her three daughters and three granddaughters together for a very special custom family portrait session. (girls only!)  Her daughters live in different areas of the country so to have everyone together under one roof was definitely a reason to celebrate.

Lots going on in the studio.  I am expanding!  The natural light studio now has an additional studio space with cyc wall complete with studio lights.  This new studio is perfect for portraits, product photography, and commercial work and will be available to photographers to rent by the hour.   There is still lots of work to be done.  So stay tuned for pictures and an official announcement in the upcoming weeks.

Super excited to partner with Mobile School Pantry for our 3rd Annual Fill a Lunchbox Food Drive.  I am collecting lunchboxes and non-perishable lunchbox snacks (think granola bars, fruit snacks, graham crackers, cookies, individual applesauce, pretzels, fruit cups, juice boxes…)  Bring your donations to the studio on Saturday, August 12 from 10-2 and again on Friday, August 18 from 10-2.  Can’t make either of those dates?  You can drop off during business hours at The Law Office of Leonardo Ortiz PA (my amazing husband 1909 Harrison St. #208) and Hair Industry Salon (2000 Harrison St.  Hollywood, Fl 33020).

Mobile School Pantry is a mobile food bank that brings the food directly to low-income schools in Hollywood and Broward County.  This enables families, who may not have transportation to a traditional food bank, to get fresh fruits and veggies when picking up their kids from school.

August 12 is also Summer Mini Sessions.  See flyer below for more information.  Mini Sessions are a perfect opportunity to get a head start on holiday cards and gifts.

Feel free to get in touch with me.  954-367-6821  courtney@courtneystudios.com

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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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The Session Album

One of the many options I offer portrait clients is the 8×8 Session Album.  30 of your favorite images from your custom portrait session carefully printed, custom bound and finished by hand in the style of traditional bookmakers. With true silver halide printing on Fuji portrait grade paper to guarantee the best color reproduction and delivery of the finest details, the flush mount design and mounted pages create stability and durability.  The Session Album is truly an heirloom.

I love how the family recreated a classic family photo from years past for their cover photo.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner…..hint hint

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Back to School

We are back to school.

Back to School portrait sessions are this Saturday.  Contact the studio to make your appointment.

courtney@courtneystudios.com         954-367-6821

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World Down Syndrome Day 2016

On Saturday, February 6 we held our second “I EXTRA Love you” portrait session.  In collaboration with my good friend Daniela Roeder, over 50 amazing individuals with Down Syndrome came to the studio to be photographed.  The portraits will be on display during downtown Hollywood’s ArtWalk on Saturday March 19, from 7-10pm at Gallery 2014 in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day.  It’s a family friendly event.  You can see  highlights from last year’s “I EXTRA Love You” portrait exhibit here.  Thank you Daniela for these amazing behind the scenes images.

Spring is almost here and it’s a great time to schedule your custom portrait session at the studio.  We have lots of new backdrops and fun chairs.

This Monday, February 29 from 10-1,  we’re hosting an open house at the studio and  shopping event.  Check out the spring release from Matilda Jane Clothing (one of my all time faves), Beautycounter (safe and clean cosmetics and skin care), and Do-Terra Essential Oils.  For more information on Monday’s event please go to our event page on Facebook.  If you’re in the neighborhood I’d love to see you.

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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

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