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Even before the first picture is shot, I’ll be by your side, going above the call of duty to connect, assist, and encourage you in the wedding process. My style? It’s approachable, relaxed, and committed to capturing the moments that often go unseen.

THE EXPERIENCE

My goal is for you to forget that I’m even there, which means you’ll get the genuine, unposed, giddy-in-love, melt-my-lens moments.

working with ME

 Years from now, I want to be capturing your family as it grows, your love and connections as they grow.

I want to capture the pieces of your story –your legacy, really– to be passed down for generations like old recipes and heirlooms.  

the reviews

We had so many compliments about our photographer. Courtney made everyone feel so comfortable, and we are thankful for that (and her!). Dream come true, and Courtney was such a huge part of it. You are EVERYTHING, Courtney! 

- lucy + chris

"The only thing more beautiful than her photography is her heart."

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You'll be glad to have met someone with such good demeanor! She recently helped us to capture our stay as a family in the beautiful South Lake Tahoe, which was a snowy, white winter. Courtney was able to blend right in with our family and make the experience very comfortable for my wife, 8 year old daughter, and 2 year old son. My daughter loved her so much, she attempted to lock to door to keep her from leaving. 

- yao

"...able to blend right in with our family..."

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Before our wedding day, Courtney made a point to find out who all our VIPs were, what their relationship to us was, and some fun little stories about us to get to know us better. Even though we couldn’t do an engagement session with her, she found other ways to make us more comfortable with her being around on a stressful day. Throughout the evening, she was always around for the big moments, but was never obtrusive in any way. In fact, most of the time, we didn’t even realize she was there!

- csilla + heather

"She was the easiest choice we made."

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Courtney was absolutely incredible-the epitome of a professional and the ultimate problem solver! Her calming presence relaxed everyone's nerves! Courtney is extremely creative, organized and efficient. She managed to handle a large bridal party (plus a rambunctious 9-year-old!) with grace and ease. She made everyone feel important and beautiful. Our videographers and guests continue to rave about her expertise. We couldn't imagine our wedding without her!

- julie

"She made everyone feel important & beautiful."

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She managed to get every photo we wanted but made every single one feel special. She encouraged us to just act like ourselves but also gave direction in a really calm, understandable way. She was kind to our family and patient with everyone’s requests. She was able to handle large crowds and young kids! The photos she got of my young nieces are incredible – and believe me they did NOT stop for her to capture them.

- jill

"Every single photo is better than the next."

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Courtney was AMAZING to work with for our wedding and engagement photos!! She was warm, compassionate, and fun and she captured so many candid, tender, and special moments throughout our day. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience all the way through including the planning process, the day of the wedding, and after when we received our photos. Not only is Courtney always smiling and setting such a happy tone, but she is incredibly artistic and talented.

- corrinne

"...captured so many candid, tender, & special momentS."

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How many images will I get?  
On average, you’ll receive 100 images per hour of coverage in high-res digital format, all processed to the style you see throughout my portfolio. I’ll deliver everything in an online gallery, making it easier to pass out your images to family and friends who can’t wait to relive the day.

When do we get to see them?
You’ll get your initial email delivery 4-6 weeks after your wedding date. Turnaround time is a bit quicker for engagement and portrait sessions, from 2-3 weeks.

What rights are yours and ours?
In short, we share the rights. You get to print and reproduce for your own personal use, and I get to keep them for commercial use. Win-win. 


All about images

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Do you travel? 
Yes, absolutely! Travel costs are assessed when we discuss your wedding plans. I offer heavily discounted rates to the PHL-NYC corridor.

What if we're getting married at a location you haven’t photographed yet?
I take all steps to become fully acquainted wit the venue and staff. I will either arrange a walk through before the wedding or arrive to the venue(s) at least a few hours ahead of time on the day of the wedding to scout out the best spots.

Shopping for a photographer is overwhelming, what makes you different? 
Plain and simple, I show up over-prepared and work to complement your day in the least annoying or obtrusive way. I also study your family tree to get everyone's name right and my goal is for you to be blown away at how comfortable I make things. Why? Well, because honestly … I just don’t really see any other way of doing it! I keep things personable, approachable, and yield always to the fact that this is your day, your plan and I am solely here to offer help when needed and beautiful images always.  
 





WEDDING DETAILS

What’s included in your wedding package?
Instead of paying for a complete package that might be full of things that you may not need, I offer a la carte services for you to piece together your ideal package, which are flexible to your plans as they take shape closer to your wedding. It's easy to get sticker shock early on in your wedding planning, so I offer this pricing option to mold to your budget. Each hour of services includes an average of 100 high-resolution images per hour, consultations, me for the day of your event, and images delivered in an online gallery and flash drive. There is a six-hour minimum on Saturdays, during peak season. 

What’s included in my family session?
A full family session includes one hour of coverage, 60+ edited high-resolution digital images, and a password-protected link to download and share your images. Shorter sessions are available for the quick family album update. 

What's Included

Do you shoot other genres besides weddings and engagements?
Yes! I’ve photographed more than 150 couples over the past 11 years, and I've had the joy of shooting countless maternity, newborn, and family sessions for previous clients who have since become parents and personal friends. While I focus primarily on weddings, I take a limited number of family lifestyle sessions per month.

Are you insured?
You got it, friend. Wouldn’t dream of waltzing into your big day without it.

Backup gear?
Check and check, and with regular cleanings--so they’re ready to go. Photography nerd? If you're curious, I use Canon 1DX Mark II camera with L-Series lenses. There’s no match for me.

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FAQ

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Carats & Cake
Wedding Chicks
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Inspired By This

Junebug Weddings
Brooklyn Bride
Tahoe Unveiled
The Knot
Elizabeth Anne
Edible Reno-Tahoe 

I have had the honor of seeing my work featured in a variety of publications.

-Junebug Weddings

"captured every moment perfectly."

OVERHEARD:

Send me some info, courtney

Shopping for a photographer can be overwhelming, so I like to keep it as simple and straight-forward as possible. Sometimes it's tough to know what you want so far ahead in the planning process.  Instead of paying for a complete package that might be full of things that you don’t need, I offer à la carte services for you to piece together your ideal package. I offer an hourly rate and a timeline draft before you even book. Why this approach different? Because I want to serve YOU first and foremost and it starts right from your inquiry. For years I offered packages, but it seemed to leave couples overwhelmed when comparing their options. I'm all about keeping it simple for you. There's plenty of room to add on as your plans take shape!

To give you an idea, my average all-day Saturday, 150-guest wedding price point is $5,600.

Intimate and elopement wedding packages begin at $700/hr.

Portrait sessions begin at $500. 

What’s my investment?

sounds great,

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grace & humility to match it.

may ooze style, but has the

THE courtney aaron COUPLE:

memories over material things

gladly invests in

THE courtney aaron COUPLE:

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AT HOME IN THE COUNTRY

is urban-minded but

THE courtney aaron COUPLE:

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(or anywhere in boots or barefeet)

can go with the flow

knows what she wants, but 

THE courtney aaron bride:

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the best images happen when they aren't trying

knows as hard as they try,

THE courtney aaron family:

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