This gorgeous girlie has more personality in her pinky than most adults have in their entirety. She’s smart, funny, and super motivated. We’re going to see alot from Joey, I can just feel it.
Portrait sessions for 2015 have officially come to a close. I feel like elves in Santa’s workshop as we hurry to get prints and holiday cards out all of our amazing clients. If you missed the portrait boat for this year, don’t worry. We are currently booking custom portrait sessions both in the studio and on location starting in January. Family portraits make the most perfect New Year’s resolution.
See you soon,
If you do need last minute gift ideas, Beautycounter offers some amazing gift sets. Perfect for office staff, and teachers, and anyone else you love. Give the gift of Safe Beauty.
Senior portraits have come a looooooong way, since I was photographed for my senior class yearbook portrait. (c/o 95) Remember the feather boa while holding the fake red rose? Well times have definitely changed. Welcome class of 2015. These girls came to play with Sally (of Smash Beauty Lounge fame) and I last week. Together we collaborated on a series of Senior Portraits that truly mirrored the personality, style, and friendship of the four high school seniors from University School.
Break outside the senior portrait mold and let’s create something that is totally amazing. Custom senior portrait packages available. Contact the studio for more information.
See you soon,
court (& Sally)
ps-Smash Beauty Lounge (2025 Hollywood Blvd) is the most fabulous makeup boutique/studio in Downtown Hollywood. If you’re a Class of 2015 senior and need professional makeup application for senior portraits, homecoming, prom…… She’s currently offering 20% off all services for YOU! (by appointment only) Smash carries popular cosmetic brands such as Smashbox, bareMinerals, The Balm, Mario Badescu (my fave skincare line) etc…… Manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, and massages also available. It’s also a fun place to just stop in and say “hi”. Sally is always good for a makeup application tip.
Meet Jordan and Sydney; two completely stunning sisters. Need I say more? Their mom won this session and a framed/signed 8×10 print during the voting for the South Florida Parenting Kids Crown Awards. I awarded one session each week during the voting to thank everyone for their support. Which must have worked because the studio WON!!! “Judges Choice: Best Family Photography in Broward”.
The studio will be closed the last week of July for vacation. We will be back in the saddle on Monday, August 4.
Today marks a very special and monumental day for 6 very special families. The case of Pareto v. Ruvin had a hearing at the County Courthouse in Miami Dade County. In this case 6 same sex couples and Equality Florida Institute filed a law suit seeking the right to marry in the state of Florida. The right to Marriage Equality. (Read more about the case here.) In my business, “families” are at the core of what I do. I love to capture the love and relationships between parents and children, and this is exactly what I do. I collaborated with Equality Florida Institute and photographed 5 of the 6 plaintiffs in the case, or rather 5 of the 6 “families”. I’m proud to use my photography to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
I ask you to please share this with your friends and post it on facebook.
Inspiration starts here! The 9-Grid is one of the studio’s most popular wall galleries. I love it for a couple of reasons.
#1. You can make a large design impact in a room, with limited space, all while showcasing 9 images! That’s pretty amazing. The squares are either 8×8 or 12×12. Total wall space required is 30×30 (including space between the portraits) for the 8×8 and 42×42 total for the 12×12 in squares
#2. The design is extremely flexible. In the future the arrangement can be broken down into smaller groupings or single portraits can be hung throughout your home.
You definitely get the biggest bang for your buck.
This display is made up of 9-12×12 3/4in mounts. The studio offers different finishing options now including custom framing. Click here for highlights of this portrait session on Hollywood Beach.
Baby and Kid shopping destination ALERT…Give Wink in Miami. Give Wink is truly a “must go” if you are looking for modern and fun baby/kid gear and furnishings. It was also the venue for my first official talk “Faux-tography” back in May. The Founder/CEO Francine and her staff are warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in. To learn more about Francine and Give Wink check out the Buy Modern Baby blog under “Shop Love“.
Happy first birthday Josh! Josh and his mama came by the studio last week for an official first birthday “Smash Cake” portrait session. Josh’s first birthday portraits were all shot using ONLY natural light. The natural light at the new studio is amazing, it’s really a dream come true. Custom portrait natural light “studio” sessions are available all summer by appointment. Call or email the studio to schedule your little one’s first birthday “Smash Cake” portrait session.
Meet Darlene. She is a mom of two adorable children, a devoted wife, an advocate for children with autism, and a focused successful business woman. Darlene is the first of many in a new COP series that features professionals who have taken action and chartered their own course.
Darlene is a rock star with Origami Owl. In just a very short while, Darlene is a team leader and mentor with the company. She leads a team of over 250 business owners and helps them build their own organizations within the company. Origami Owl is an amazing jewelry company that enables us to share and tell stories through customizable jewelry. Over the years, Darlene has become a great friend. She gifted me a locket. Inside it held a small heart, the word “mom”, and a camera. It’s perfect. Get to know Darlene better on her website The Peace to My Puzzle. I’m proud to say that the portraits on her website we’re taken by me. It’s great to be able to collaborate with other creative business women.
Darlene and I spent some time together at the studio to update her professional portrait. Sally, at Smash Beauty Lounge, applied makeup.
Now is the perfect time to update your head shot. Nobody loves a good facebook profile pic more than me. Call the studio for details.
“Her work is distinct and holds a special place in our home.”- Marcy Hirsch -
“Courtney's photographs had a huge impact on NCLR and helped us raise over $1 million in December 2014. Her work is beautiful and engaging and shows the central goal of the fight for marriage equality -love."”- Ace Portis, Major Gifts Officer, NCLR -
“Courtney truly captured the uniqueness of our family and created beautiful, original works of art that we will treasure always.”- Darlene Giol -