Sunday, May 3, 2009

Come on Over

So, just one of the changes that are up and coming is a new blog! It's still under construction but please come on over to see new posts, including one of a recent session with the sweetest little guy!

www.cortnimariephotography.com/blog

See you there!!! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Changes!

Hey everyone! I've been working very hard on some new changes to Cortni Marie Photography. Soon, you'll have to update your bookmarks ;) There's still a little more to be done, but just thought I would give you the heads up!

Spring is in full arrival here...actually, I think summer may be right around the corner, ha! If you are thinking about booking a session, please do so soon!! Everyone likes to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Right now is the perfect time to book a session for mother's day and father's day! There's no better gift than the gift of some wonderful memories. You can contact me for more details at cortni@cortnimariephotography.com.

And because it just doesn't feel right to post without a picture...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Casey and Ben | Charlotte, NC Engagement Photographer

I spent an entire day with this couple who happens to be very super special to me. It's my beautiful sister and soon to be brother in law. They are tying the knot on August 1st, 2009. We had a blast exploring different locations to get some shots that fit their personalities. What's great about them is they aren't afraid to be themselves in front of me or my camera and lets face it, we all get camera shy. I felt like a paparazzi snapping shots of them, which is what I love because I get to capture true moments instead of just staged ones. So, as promised, here's just a taste of our session (that literally lasted 8 hours! ha!). I had fun and I'm pretty sure they did too :)








They are each others future :)










Beautiful blue eyed couple


Can't wait for August 1st! I get to stand beside her on her big day which is a huge honor to me!

Until next time...

Friday, March 27, 2009

Love is in the air | Charlotte, NC Engagement Photographer

Just a peek :)



More soon, sorry for being a slacker :P

Monday, March 16, 2009

It's almost here! |Charlotte, NC Childrens Photographer|

The warm weather! We've had some very very beautiful days, and soon, it'll be here for good. I'm really looking forward to Spring, except for my crazy allergy attacks! But I just love the perfect weather and all the beautiful blooms! We always take full advantage of gorgeous days because they don't last long. I'm not a hot weather person which means I don't really love our Summers. The heat + humidity combo we have down south isn't fun for me so Spring goes way too fast for my liking, but I'm really looking forward to no more freezing temps and cold rain!

This shot just makes me long for Spring/Summer even more! That warm light....{sigh} You would never know it's still winter.

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Stay tuned for a fun engagement session!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

|Blooms| charlotte, nc photographer

Please excuse my lack of posts in the last few weeks. I've been extremely sick with just about everything you can think of. I'm currently battling the flu and I think I'm winning today...who knows about tomorrow though, haha. So, since I'm having an ok day, I figured I'd sign in and post a new shot to go with my last post. Same tree, same flowers. Aren't they so pretty?

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It may look like spring has arrived, but trust me, doesn't feel like it now. I'm ready for the warmer temps so I can start my outdoor shoots!

If you are interested in booking a session, please email me! I'd love to hear from you!

cortni@cortnimariephotography.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

|One More| charlotte, nc photographer

A few days before our snow day, I noticed a flower bush in front of our house had buds all over it. I couldn't believe it! It's not cold here compared to other states, but it gets pretty chilly so I was surprised to see these pretty little bright pink buds growing. In North Carolina, our weather is very fickle. One day it'll be 70 degrees, and the next it'll be freezing, or in this case, snowing. I thought this was the perfect picture to describe NC and it's crazy weather. This wasn't a spontaneous spring snow shower. It's winter here, full blown winter since the coldest days usually kick in around January around here. How pretty are these perfectly bright pink buds covered in snow? They are dead now. They couldn't survive in those freezing temps, but I look forward to seeing them again soon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

|A Rare Snow Day| charlotte, nc child photographer

If you live in NC, you know that it's pretty rare to get a lot of snow. We might see a few flurries, or even get a light dusting, but it seems like the snow always skips us over! I remember when I was a little kid, it used to snow all the time! What happened? Now we just have unusually warm winters and crazy hot and humid summers, lol. Although we didn't get a white Christmas, I was so excited when I seen we were going to get snow. All my fellow NC'ers were saying we probably wouldn't get it but I had hope :) I was like a little kid again that night. I got out of bed a few times to see if it was snowing yet, and when I finally see some at 4am, I woke my husband up just to tell him. He wasn't amused, haha. But I was mostly excited for Jace! I knew he was going to love it and this was the first time he seen it where he could actually have fun with it! He had a blast throwing snowballs at everyone and everything (even passing cars-eek!) and hasn't quit talking about it even though it's been melted and long gone for a while now. I know us southerns drive those northerns that see snow way too much crazy, lol...but since we never get it, I just had to make a post dedicated to snow. We love snow.





Monday, January 19, 2009

|Custom Photography rocks!| charlotte, nc child photographer

I know a lot of people have asked themselves the same question when they are searching for a photographer that is just right for them and their family. Why does it cost so much? I was visiting a very talented photographers blog one day recently and found that they had posted this article for their clients. I couldn't not post it. I think it explains everything! Times are hard right now for everyone, including us...and I know that a lot of people consider custom photography to be a luxury, and it is. But unlike a cup of Starbucks or a new outfit, special photographs capture something you can never get back. A moment in time. Memories that can fade. A recent client of mine that hired me to photograph her newborn daughter had a very heartwarming testimonial for me and I can't get one certain thing she said out of my mind.

"Seeing them in print in my hands made me tear up, they are beautiful and when I looked at them and then looked at [the baby], it made me so happy that we did this because she has already outgrown that newborn look."

Hearing things like that from my clients make my job that much more meaningful to me. I know how important it is to me to have photos of my son, and I love capturing those moments that are going to put the biggest smile on my face when he's older. I adore the snapshots I take as well, but it's so much fun to put some creativity into it. It's a lot of work, but it's fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

So if you have a moment, please take a look at this article. It really puts into perspective why custom photography is so special and answers that same ol' questions "why does it cost so much?".


Why Does Custom Photography Cost More?


And because it's so weird to post without a picture, look at this little guy. This is my little man, who turned 3 on January 11th. Wow. It's been 3 years. I cannot believe it. Time flies and so much changes but my love for him somehow grows more and more everyday. It doesn't seem possible to love him more, but I do. God definitely gives parents the ability to love unconditionally and without limits.
















Friday, January 2, 2009

|Please Note..| charlotte, nc child photographer

My site may be going down for routine maintenance very soon and could be down for a few weeks. If you have a gallery up and haven't ordered, please do so soon as possible! Remember that all galleries are only up for two weeks. If you have any questions, just shoot me an email or give me a call! Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)