Casey & Kristin | South Florida Wedding Photographer

My little brother married the gorgeous love of his life in October at the Marriot Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale.  I was lucky enough to be the photographer.  There’s nothing better than giving the gift of photography to those that I love the most.

We’re you engaged over the holiday?  Let’s chat.  Wedding packages available.      954-367-6821

Beginning tomorrow January 7, the studio will be open regular studio hours.  Monday-Friday 10-3.

See you soon,


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Getting Married?

I love how this beautiful couple chose to commemorate their special day with this gorgeous 8×8, custom designed 60 page coffee table book.

Getting married?  We’d love to chat with you to see how we can work together to make your wedding day last forever.


See you soon,


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We are so excited to be a part of the “Complete Wedding Package”  the ultimate prize up for Auction at the The Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network’s 4th annual GALA at Ocean Manor Hotel
(4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308) on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

This year’s GALA features a live auction of a complete Wedding Package. Tom Dowd, from Water Mill
Flowers, assembled the package with local businesses.   The Riverside Hotel are providing the venue.  The amazing wedding package will be auctioned and is valued at just over $21,000; it includes a venue with sit down brunch for up to 75 people (value of $110 per person), flowers, photography, videography, chocolates, spa package, invitations, complete liquor for 75 people, wedding cake, Hair and Make-up, event planning, DJ, and Lipotronic sessions.  GLLN invites everyone to purchase a ticket at and help support the LGBT Youth in Broward.

The Wedding Package donors include: Riverside Hotel; Watermill Flowers; Premier Beverage; Storks
Catering; Ton VanGard; Cabanas Day Spa; Devin “I Do” Events; Photography by Courtney Studios; Palm Sky Video Productions; Fast Printz; MTM Event Planner and Entertainment; JP’s Chocolatier and SCS
Weightloss System.



Marriage Equality in Florida | South Florida Family Photographer

Congratulations to these wonderful, loving, couples who TODAY won the fight for marriage equality in Florida.  I’m so happy that I was able to work with Equality Florida and photograph 5 of the 6 plaintiffs during the summer.  These images have been around the world and back again in support of equality for all.  Check out the feature in the Huffington Post.

Planning a wedding?  From small intimate courthouse ceremonies to large lavish affairs…you’ve waited forever for this.  We can make your memories last forever.




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“It’s Who You Are…”

Tanya and Brett pt 1 | Manhattan Wedding Photographer

It was an overcast day in Manhattan when my amazing, wonderful, beautiful, gracious,and fabulous friend Tanya married the love of her life, Brett.   Tanya and I went to the same high school, but didn’t really get to know each other until we met again working together as elementary school teachers.  I have been fortunate enough to photograph Tanya and her family for the last couple of years.  So when she asked if I would travel to New York City to capture her wedding day, of course the answer was a resounding, “YES”!  Tanya and Brett’s entire wedding day was off the charts unbelievable.  From the food, renowned chef Steve Martorano to the music;  New York City Club DJ Louie XIV, to the venue; 230 Fifth And the cake…THE CAKE!!!!  Created by the none other Sweet Genius Ron Ben-Israel.  (Ceremony and reception images to come).  Tanya and Brett made New York City a very big part of their day. I firmly believe now that everyone should get married in Manhattan at least once in their lives.   I worked the event and had such a great time.

For me personally, I left my four month old daughter for the first time, and professionally it was courtney ortiz photography‘s first official destination wedding.  All things I am very proud of.

Congratulations Tanya and Brett!  Sending lots of love to you and your family!



Hair – Gina Guzzardi and Samantha Gumpel from Bangz Hair Spa

Guest Hotel – Eventi

Videography – Video Services of New York

Dress designed by Val Stefani


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