This is such an exciting time for you! We're Courtney and Stephen and we're a husband and wife team that make up Courtney Lynn Photography!
We're so excited that you found us and because we believe that getting to know our clients is the #1 way to ensure an awesome experience, we'd love to tell you a little bit about us! Here are a few things you should know!
- We met while working for the Texas Rangers!
- We've been married since 6-21-13. BEST. DAY. EVER.
- We don't have children but we have 3 furbabies. Our terrier mutt, Tucker and two tabbies, Theoden and Thorin!
- We live in Arlington, Texas but we love to travel!
- Courtney is the lead photographer, email writer, blogger and editor!
- Stephen is the lead joker, camera bag holder and family wrangler!
- Our bucket list includes visiting 3 different states ever year!
- Courtney is completely obsessed with Christmas and Stephen is a huge sports fan!
- We love creating beautiful images, but more importantly, we love serving couples on one of the greatest days of their lives!!
MY PHILOSOPHY: Planning your wedding is exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming! Our goal as wedding photographers is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When our couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images!
When I think back to our wedding day, I remember amazing memories... but most of the moments I remember are the instances that were captured in our pictures. They are priceless to me. Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience... shouldn't it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? We think so! Our goal is to not only capture memories for our clients, its' to create an experience that they will never forget!
One way we ensure that our brides and grooms enjoy the BEST photographic experience possible is through forming a relationship with our couples. We try our best to make sure that all of our couples are the PERFECT fit for us before officially booking by having an initial consultation. A bride and groom should connect with their photographer, trust their photographer and be EXCITED about the whole process with them!
After booking, we love to get to know our clients even more through an ENGAGEMENT SESSION that helps them warm up to the camera so that they are ready to rock and roll on the wedding day! By the time the wedding day arrives, our clients feel more like friends and that creates a safe and relaxed environment for photography!
Two Professional Photographers
8 hours of Wedding Day Coverage
10x10 30 page Wedding Album Credit
Digital Files of all edited images
Time to edit the final gallery of images
online viewing gallery
60 miles of travel for wedding day
60 miles of travel for engagement session
(.57 per additional Mile)
Engagement Album/Guest Book - 350
Bridal Session - 450
20x30 Canvas of Bridal Image - 300
Additional Coverage - 250/hr
40 Pages Album Upgrade - 400
2, 8x8 Parent Albums - 1000
Folio Display Box of 10, 8x10 matted prints - 375
**A $1000, non-refundable retainer, and a signed contract are due to reserve your date. The remaining balance will be due 30 days prior to wedding date. Sales tax is included**
Additional album information can be found below.
Your first decision as an engaged couple is to set priorities for your wedding planning. You have to decide what you value most. Is it the dress? The food? The venue? As a bride AND a photographer, I believe that couples should make their photography a top priority. After the big day is over, you will leave your reception with a spouse and your pictures... that's it! All of that planning and preparation is over in a matter of hours!
So if you're choosing to invest in high quality photography, those images deserve a classy, elegant home after the wedding. This is why we include a high-end, leather bound Legacy Album in our collection. The images are printed straight onto the pages and the covers are wrapped with a grain leather and acrylic cover. This is the perfect ending to the wedding experience and it's a keepsake that you will be showing your children and grandchildren on day!
Album upgrade to 40 pages - 400
Additional pages - 50/page
8x8 duplicate parent album - 500
We are more than willing to travel for engagement sessions! We actually love it when our couples ask us to photograph them in a location that means something special to them! We book engagement sessions at least 2 months in advance.
We average 75-100 images per hour that we are shooting. We love delivering our client's files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. We believe in freely sharing our work because that is what we would want if we were in your shoes!
We are often asked if 8 hours is enough time to capture the full wedding story and the answer is yes! Our main goal right now is securing and saving your date. You can always add additional coverage as we get closer to the big day and we create your wedding day timeline.
We love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day when I will need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that to be done while staying on schedule. There will also be moments when you shouldn't even know we're there. (The ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.) We teach our couples how to pose, model and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don't need quite as much instruction from us!
Once you have decided that our Wedding Experience is exactly what you're looking for on your wedding day, the next step is to book a consultation! At your consult, we will go through your day in more detail, show you some sample albums and artwork, go over the contract, answer any and all questions you have about our experience and determine the next steps! Once you're ready to book, you can save your date by signing a contract and paying your retainer!
We're so glad you contacted us! Enjoy this season of your BIG DAY because it's going to be fabulous! Plan and prepare but always remember that at the end of the day, you're marrying the love of your life, and that's all that really matters! Congratulations on your engagement and we look forward to hearing from you!